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Meet Nicole Schuck of Weirdos & Wine Podcast

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Schuck.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always have been an avid researcher with an interest in things that others might find a bit weird. When I was a child, my mother and my teachers expressed concern that I was repeatedly checking out books from the library about ghost stories, Bigfoot, alien sightings, and true crime.

Definitely not your Babysitters Club and YA variety typical for my age! My love for the unexplained continued to blossom, and as an adult, I was presented with an opportunity to become a paranormal investigator with a local organization. I worked as an investigator for several years, and during that time I got to visit some of the country’s most famous haunted locations. These experiences were a blast, and only increased my interest in these fringe topics. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the free time to continue to commit to that team and had to surrender my role as an investigator.

Shortly after I left the paranormal team, I was having a glass of wine with one of my best friends, and she was enthusiastically discussing her love of true crime. One glass turned into another, and we moved on to other topics like government conspiracies, aliens, and Bigfoot. At some point, I had the thought that many people probably have: this should be a podcast! I wanted to recreate the magic of that evening and include more friends so that they could tell their own stories, share their own experiences, and have a safe space to talk about whatever weird topics they want. That is the story of how my podcast, Weirdos & Wine, was born.

Has it been a smooth road?
Like any passion project, there have been bumps in the road. It has also been an extremely rewarding project that has allowed me to not only do what I love but also to explore what I love and why I love it. At first, I was very nervous during the recordings. I definitely had butterflies in my stomach!

The goal has always been to make our listeners feel like they were just having a drink with us at the bar, enjoying a few stories and cracking up. It was a little bit too easy to get carried away with too many glasses of wine, so finding that balance was something I had to concentrate on.

I also had no experience with podcast production, so I’ve had to self-learn in order to get the podcast out. There have definitely been some technical challenges, but with perseverance and good friends, I’ve been able to overcome and carry on.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Weirdos & Wine Podcast – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The Weirdos & Wine podcast was started to give unique individuals with weird interests a platform to get together, have a drink, and enjoy the weirdness of each other’s company. For each episode, we invite a friend to recap their visit to a haunted location, share the details of a true crime case that fascinates them, review a spooky movie, or talk about whatever misfit topic speaks to them.

I’m most proud that as the podcast has grown, the team has been able to make real connections with other people throughout the county. Since our conversations are never scripted, and the spirits tend to flow, the podcast episodes feature real and honest conversations about important topics like feminism and mental health, while sneaking in a few dirty jokes and risqué topics. Just like real life conversations!

The entire operation is homegrown, and I’m so fortunate to have a group of supporters that help me with marketing, research, and guest booking. I never could have done this alone, and I’ll cherish the memories that we’re making.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
When most people hear “San Diego,” they think about palm trees, beaches, and lots of other tourist things. I was born and raised in San Diego – as a curious weirdo – so I know all about the amazing, spooky, and weird history of this city.

I love sharing cool facts and stories with listeners near and far – such as how there is a road in Old Town that was paved over dead bodies, or about the urban legends that surround Elfin Forest, and even some of the beautiful cemeteries in the county. My personal mission is to help people see that there is more weird in San Diego than the Whaley House.

Contact Info:

  • Website: https://www.weirdosandwine.com/
  • Email: weirdosandwine@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @weirdosandwine
  • Facebook: @weirdosandwine
  • Twitter: @weirdosandwine

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