What’s Up with the Clowns? - #3

Always Open: What’s Up with the Clowns? - #3

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Jessica Vasami, Jon Risinger, and Mariel Salcedo as they discuss clown scares, spooky situations, and how to get rejected.

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  • ShadowChinchi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShadowChinchi

    5 months ago

    I have so many paranormal experiences. I only will talk about the two most unusual ones. So I was home alone one time, and there was smoke everywhere. When I looked through a mirror back at the room there wasnt any, as soon as I looked again without the mirror the smoke was back. There was a figure walking in a long coat, a hood, and a huge blade. I looked back with the mirror and the figure was far more clear, it was a tall man, with gold eyes, and he just walked through a wall and left. 


    The second was when I was a child in a different house and a figure resembling an unwrapped mummy was pacing around my bed, and making noises. The figure didnt leave until a few minutes before sunrise. It never went within arms reach of me, but it also didnt go away. I most definitely was spooked for months. 


    Movies don't bother me, and never will. I have seen things far worse in my nightmares.

  • Melement FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Proud Hufflepuff

    6 months ago

    I watched this episode yesterday and I'm still paranoid about dark hooded figures standing in corners or strange noises.... I mean my cat jump scared me last night for god's sake and she was just standing around a corner (I nearly had a heart attack XD)... I really should not watch ANYTHING that has to do with the paranormal.. even just people telling stories about it

  • giftedfaker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Queen of All

    8 months ago

    I love all the paranormal talk! Jon and Barbara not believing is so sad for me. I completely believe! I've had SOOOO many paranormal/ghost experiences. 

  • thefatcat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    "Boys are fucking stupid" - Jon Risinger spitting out truths 2k16  joy

  • Packllama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    So Jon, was that an open invitation?  yum

  • xvalai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Xvalai

    8 months ago

    While talking about the comfort of clothing from the RT store - those shirts are super comfortable. It's never a bad day when I wear one of mine.

  • murph048

    9 months ago

    Made the mistake of watching this episode while slightly tipsy and emotional at night in a house I haven't lived in for very long. Oh, also living alone currently. 

  • RomanHeretic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs a patch

    9 months ago

    Holy shit I saw the same thing(car story) when I was little. Just glowing white eyes and teeth. Squatting and grinning. Even now I get chills thinking about it.

  • SciKosis

    9 months ago

    That sounds like Mothman

  • grimwolfe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Ouija boards, curses, ghosts and all that occult stuff exist if you believe they exist. The mind has the power to make things real for you. hypochondriacs make themselves sick because they believe they are sick, I worked as an emt and in hospitals mental health has a strong influence on physical health.

    If you believe your are cursed and everything you do with fail its a self fulfilling prophecy, you will fail and you will get sick because you believe you will. By using a Ouija board or practicing occult rituals you are acknowledging them weather you believe in god, the devil, spirits, etc. or you say you don't believe in any of it the act of doing it means you are subconsciously giving what ever it is power. If you bring out a Ouija board on any pod casts I will for one not watch it and will stop watching your content, because I don't believe in those thing and will not give them power by acknowledging them.

  • Requi3m_Toxicity FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Requi3m Toxicity

    9 months ago

    This Episode was brought to you by US!

  • Blackhills

    9 months ago

    My ice cream man is a middle-eastern, and he's one of the nicest people that i've met

  • eleana007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    All I want is for this to be Off Topic length--I could listen to you all talk for hours!

  • soulbladealpha FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    My proper name is Lucas, and hearing my name so much and in some of the context, left me a bit weirded out.


    Still loved the show though, great laughs.


    And my lord is Jessica freaking adorable!

  • jakey455 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

  • AllPurposNrd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    When I was a teenager (I'm Jon's age), I had an "AIM relationship" with a girl across the country (we'd be chatting for a few weeks). She asked for a picture of me and I sent a fairly crappy one and she replied, "I love you"

    "You love me? You don't even know me."


    I don't honestly remember how it ended, but it definitely ended after that. Maybe I made a horrible mistake, but that was just too much for me in that time and place.

  • Azlan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    RT, where have you been hiding Jessica! She must be in more of the things!

  • JustJaune FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    So, this is what Yang talks about in her spare time.

  • XanderB100 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    sort of the flipside of the rejection thing. I've always been nervous talking to girls, but eventually I got up the courage to ask the girl that I liked out, fully prepared for a simple "no" to her laughing in my face. she was nice about it and said "I'm not ready for a relationship just yet" which is fine, we were still friends. the thing that made it bad was that maybe a week later she starts dating someone. maybe she just needed that extra week but I can't help but feel like it was an excuse, and it made me feel bad like she had to lie to avoid saying "I don't think you're attractive so no." but I get that guys can be psycho about this stuff so I got over it pretty quick and we're still friends today

  • SarahWithStars FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold No Family Bias- Honest

    10 months ago

    don't loads of ice cream men/women sell drugs on the side?

    Or is that just a story from Happy Valley? ?

  • McNagelpuff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I was in the exact same situation as the person who asked the sexpertise question not that long ago, and i ended up sending my friend a long message just saying that i liked her, and asking if she wanted to go out sometime, but if she didn't i would be totally ok with that. 

    Probably one of the scariest things i've ever done, and i bitched out a little bit by doing it over text, but i also felt like it would give her a better option of giving me an honest answer. 

    It ended with her saying that she also kinda felt something, but that she wasn't really in a place where she wanted a relationship right now. 

    So that kinda sucked, but we're still really good friends. Worst thing about it is that because we haven't seen each other very much since then, just because life got in the way, it's still a bit awkward between us, so i'm hoping that'll clear up with time. 

    Definitely don't regret asking, even though it didn't go the way i wanted it to, I'm much more able to move on now ^^

  • The_Texan83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    is it just me or are Jon and Jessica flirting with each other?

  • halofulltime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bladesmith

    10 months ago

    Ouija boards are not to be fucked with

  • CNDisaster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I had a boyfriend who tried to use "I love you" to stop me from breaking up with him. Suuuuper awkward. It's probably the worst. 
    As for paranormal shit.. I've seen some shit. >.>

  • Tomatoblast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Halfway through the video, I'm getting the creeps. Turned on my lights, RIP.

  • IanAyala FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    OMG why didn't this podcast exist in my awkward early high school years?

  • KneeltoGreen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    10 months ago

    Ouji boards are creepy shit okay there dangerous (to me) because you don't know who you're contacting and if you don't treat them with respect, they could cause bad karma. I've never used one (because I'm a wimp) but my mum, who is pagan like me, told me a story.


    She was younger and she was at a party with some friends and they decided to used an ouji board. They managed to connect to something and asked it questions. At one point a girl asked it when she would die and it said when she was 21. As they were around 17/18 this obviously freaked them out because, hey, that's not that long away. They put the board away and tried to forget the incident. Turns out, the girl died when she was 21 from a car crash. So yeah, don't mess with Ouji Boards if you don't know what to expect.


    Also don't mess with tarot cards either. They're not as dangerous but it could become addicting if they are really interested. I knew two girls who bought a pack out of interest and they learned how to use them and, one night, they were doing each other's readings. It was getting nearer to 1am when they got around to the second girls and they set it out and started going through. They lived in a small village with a church and the church had a church bell. It got to 1am and they heard the clock chime. Only it didn't chime once, it chimed 13 times. They freaked and never touched the pack again.


    I didn't make these up these are stories people are told me so they may or may not be true. But y'know, better safe than sorry.

  • WillyBob

    10 months ago

    I don't know why, but I love hearing personal experiences of unexplained events.

  • pabrena FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Barbara's story about her male friend being interested in her but the feelings not being reciprocated could possibly about Gavin?!? Listen to that part again. 

  • Zaroc290 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Loved it! Quickly became a fan of Jessica's!

  • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x6

    10 months ago

    I had a friend tell me that they wanted to start seeing me romantically and had to politely tell him that I appreciated our friendship too much to put that at risk.  He got it.

  • Kylarsyde FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Love this show!!!! Always want some more pat mat though!

  • 12sulljo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I liked Jessica but when you have guests I hope you'll mention in the intro where they are from or the group they are in. Is she working for RT?

    • jessicavasami FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      Hi! Yes, I am a Production Coordinator in Live Action! Two other coordinators and I, including Patrick Matthews who has been on the show, coordinate everything in Live Action! Immersion, Million Dollars, But... RT Shorts, etc. I'm glad you liked the show!

  • 12sulljo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

  • Spacetimeandlove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I love this show, hope it continues!

  • AaronKochummen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just uniquely the same

    10 months ago

    These are still the best, I always look forward to it


  • Isaacb312

    10 months ago

    I'm lovin it

  • JCrowder87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    The whole clown thing is ridiculous.  The police in our area have already said anyone dressed as a clown or any masks would be at least picked up outside of anything to do with Halloween. 

  • rwby_nikos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    So

    You can say

    That those goats

    Crave that mineral

  • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I just never understand people responding so poorly to being rejected. If you react poorly, you then have 100% cut off anyone in the room will ever date you. Even when rejected in a poor manner, that just let's you know that it would have never worked out anyways. The guy reacting poorly to Jessica (at least in how she recounts it) sounds like he was jumping the gun and could have tried to be smooth and say something like, "Hey, we had a great conversation. I would really like to have a talk like this again sometime." 

    • ProdigalBun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      Strong emotion isn't exactly synonymous with logic 

  • CoreyRo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I came for the Scrobbles

    10 months ago

    Jon's reaction to Peaches and Cream was priceless! 

  • SofiaLujan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Madridista

    10 months ago

    I never expected to feel a bit offended when Jon laughed after Jessica said the couple went inside their house and prayed. I guess you learn something new everyday. 

  • jbalser17

    10 months ago

    Is it just me or does Jessica look like Cecily Strong

    • kadawg99 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      they look a bit similar but I think it's more of a passing resemblance.

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Can we please have Always Open merch?

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Damnit, Jessica, now I'm scared

  • theredjennies FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    The most awkward moment of my life will probably always be from high school. This kid that sat like two seats behind my asked me out and my reply was a quiet "Oh no," followed by "I'm a lesbian.". He then vehemently denied ever asking me out and I just put my head down on my desk so nobody else would see how embarrassed I was for him. It was pretty rough; he wore the same leather jacket every day for the three years I knew him and always whispered to himself in class.

  • Galm666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ODST

    10 months ago

    Jessica was Fantastic, she needs to be on more!

  • juciebrucie

    10 months ago

    Can we get Geoff on this lol

  • beastdude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rock god in training

    10 months ago

    The maximum thing a guy should expect from meeting someone for the first time, like in your examples in a bar, is a phone number. That's it. That being said, don't just accept a drink without buying them back the same number of drinks. If you accept a drink, you owe that person a drink (even if you buy them one and say bye straight away, that's fine because now you're even).

  • TwoWayUnicorn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    The first half of this podcast gave me the heebie jeebies, but the second half was pure gold.