Dark History Nerd
Skye fell in love with dark histories, mysteries, and conspiracies at a young age when she stayed up too late to watch documentaries on T.V. This was even more solidified when she read all of the contents of Snopes.com when she was in middle school. During this time, Skye’s classmates didn’t understand this interest and as a result, bullied Skye until she hid these interests. In college, Skye met others who shared the same dark interests and finally felt safe enough to be herself. Skye created this podcast as a way to fully embrace the interests that she hid for so long and to find others who have felt the same way. That emotional journey was the inspiration for the sign off “Be Your Weird Self.”
Skye has a degree in Communication Studies and Psychology. As a result, she has a fascination with people’s motives and what makes them tick. Additionally, when themes of mental health are present in a story she is covering, Skye always takes the time to highlight them.
Elizabeth was the other founder of Histories, Mysteries, and Conspiracies. Even though Elizabeth has left the podcast for several reasons, including the fact that she’s getting married (how dare she), she still makes a guest appearance now and then. Elizabeth is fiercely passionate about public health and advocacy for victims of sexual assault. She is also a twin. And all of her siblings are twins. That itself is a conspiracy theory.
Dark History Nerd
Cuyler is Skye’s S.O. and as a result ends up in a lot of episodes. Cuyler describes himself as a realist and loves playing devil’s advocate. Cuyler has a degree in Mathematics and Statistics and is currently working on his Master’s in Biostatistics, so he is all about the facts and numbers behind stories. His goal in life is to be an enigma to everyone around him. This makes Christmas shopping for him impossible.
Every podcast needs a mascot and Milo has volunteered for the job by laying on the computer and stepping on the microphone cord when recording. You can often hear him meowing in the background for attention or hear him when the voices become distorted because the messed up thee hardware. Milo is passionate about food and knowing what’s behind closed doors.
Rachel laughs more than any person I have ever met. She is fiercely protective of the environment, especially water and life that resides in bodies of water. If you ever need help identifying a plant or type of fungi, give Rachel a call.