Danny Robins to take his BBC Radio 4 podcast Uncanny stateside

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Danny Robins is to take Uncanny international, with tales of paranormal experiences drawn from across the USA.

The series, which began on BBC Radio 4 in 2021 and has become one of the BBC’s most popular podcasts. It also made the leap to television on BBC Two and iPlayer and has created a global community of Uncanny fans ranging from the impassioned believer to the firmly sceptic.

The supernatural investigative series journeys from Texas to California via the Alaskan wilderness with first-hand experiences and expert analysis, as well as questions and theories from listeners.

Across the new series, Danny meets a young man in South Georgia who survived a terrifying night of poltergeist activity seemingly sparked by his Aunt’s ouija board, talks to a woman who believes her father, a former Spy, is contacting her from beyond the grave, and explores a range of other encounters, sometimes frightening, sometimes moving, that take him on road trip across the States, from the voodoo shops of New Orleans to the celebrity hotspot of Montecito, California.

Also in the series, is a case of a potential UFO encounter and cover-ups in the American South, and a journey to uncover one of America’s most enduring mysteries: the legend of Bigfoot.

Danny Robins says: “It’s been thrilling watching how Uncanny has grown and connected with so many people over the last couple of years, with listeners around the world sharing their strange experiences with us.

“I can’t wait to get exploring the stories we have been sent from America, uncovering fresh mysteries and welcoming even more US listeners to our Uncanny family – whether they’re Team Believer or Team Sceptic!”

Rhian Roberts, Commissioning Editor Podcasts, Formats & Digital, BBC Radio 4 adds: “We’re expecting some seriously weird and wonderful encounters from the Uncanny team as they go on their paranormal American road trip. Along with the Uncanny community, we want to know if they do spookiness differently across the pond.”

The first episode of Uncanny USA will be available on BBC Sounds from Tuesday 30 April. New episodes are broadcast every Tuesday on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm.

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