“Bizarre States” Investigates LA Ghost Stories

Nerdist¹s Alpha Takes the Bizarre States Team
Out of the Podcast Booth and Into the Wild with Bizarre States: Los Angeles

Video Spinoff of Popular Supernatural Podcast with
Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser Premieres September 26

Today, Bizarre States podcast hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser finally exit the podcast booth and enter the field, in the all-new series Bizarre States: Los Angeles. For three years the Bizarre States podcast has delighted fans of the paranormal, the extraterrestrial, and all things generally spooky. In this new series produced by Nerdist for the premium content service, Alpha, Bizarre States brings a new dimension of entertainment to fright fans by bringing cameras to the best real haunts of Los Angeles and Southern California in time for Halloween.

Bizarre States: Los Angeles stars longtime hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser as they bring their supernatural smarts and skills to a variety of spooky locations in the greater Los Angeles area. They will break down the specifics of each creepy site, interviewing experts, and relating their own personal findings as they get to the bottom of the funny, the weird, the haunted, and the unexpected.

Bizarre States: Los Angeles is a six episode weekly series featuring the hosts traveling to such infamous locations as The Devil¹s Gate Dam, where occultist Jack Parsons attempted to conjure the otherworldly; notoriously haunted luxury cruise ship The Queen Mary, home to ³the lady in white²; Griffith Park, where victims of the ³hillside strangler² were discovered; The Grand Warner Theater in San Pedro, site of alleged ghostly encounters; and a variety of scenes of reported UFO sightings as well as the exact spots where historical, lurid, and headline-grabbing murders have occurred all around Los Angeles.

³I’ve had a fascination with the mysteries of the world from a very young age and being able to bring that passion forward as entertainment for others is a dream come true,² said Bizarre States co-host Jesscia Chobot. Co-host Andrew Bower added, ³Being in the field investigating all things bizarre and paranormal, especially with a partner in crime like Jess, has been exciting, spooky, and surprising – in all the right ways!²
Jessica Chobot has been co-host of the Bizarre States podcast since its inception in 2014. She is also the host of Nerdist News, Nerdist News Talks Back, and Mothership in addition to being the writer of the survival horror video game, Daylight, and an enthusiast of nerdy pop culture.

Andrew Bowser co-hosts Bizarre States and is an in-house director for Nerdist. He¹s also the creator and star behind the internet persona Onyx the Fortuitous also knows as ³The Weird Satanist Guy² proving he¹s no stranger to the supernatural.
To check out Bizarre States and try Alpha commitment-free for 30 days, visit projectalpha.com

About Alpha
Alpha is the new premium content platform from Legendary Digital Networks that allows fans to interact with feature channels and personalities to form immersive communities around their passions. Alpha’s fully interactive channels include Nerdist Alpha, which features exclusive content from the genre and popular culture experts at Nerdist, as well as Geek & Sundry, offering specially curated content from the award-winning geek culture and lifestyle authorities at Geek & Sundry. Alpha bridges the gap between the audience and content through special features including original programming, chat, polling, and live fan experiences.

About Nerdist
Nerdist is a multi-platform channel for fans of genre and popular culture content. Founded by CEO Chris Hardwick, its online presence includes Nerdist.com – featuring Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot, weekly shows Because Science and The Dan Cave, and daily in-depth editorial coverage – a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast; and The Nerdist School comedy training program. Nerdist reaches millions of people every day and its content can be found on leading platforms including Alpha, YouTube, Facebook, and Spotify. Nerdist is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of the Legendary Digital Networks, which also includes Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler¹s Smart Girls.

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