ABOUT THE PODCAST
And That's Why We Drink is a paranormal and true crime podcast hosted by Christine Schiefer, Em Schulz, and boxed wine. Join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories.
The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
When Em was a kid, their favorite snack was tomatoes dipped in chocolate syrup and they wore a different Hawaiian shirt to school every day. They would pet animals back to front and the password on their first laptop was the full lyrics to the Veggietales theme song with no spaces. At ten, Em was convinced they were a character in the “Boxcar Children” series and told people they were homeless, but making it work. Everyone really hoped they would grow out of being so fucking weird. Since then, Em has held job titles such as professional clown, kite salesman, boat carpenter, segway expert, berry farmer, and paranormal investigator. In college, Em worked at Chipotle just to learn the recipe for their corn salsa and then quit. Another time, Em was offered a PhD in neuroscience but decided the smartest career move would be to move to LA with no money and no set plan. It should be no surprise that a podcast about the dead would be firmly planted in Em’s path. Growing up in a small and haunted Virginia town, Em developed an affinity for ghost stories and sweet tea. When Em isn’t drinking milkshakes, they are either preparing for their tiny house build, actively not sharing food, or watching Back to the Future II.
Christine became a writer/producer at the ripe age of six, creating (and starring in) such timeless classics as Tourists in a Time Warp, The Super People Visit Asia Minor, and, of course, the infamous Kentucky Derby in Ohio. Although her family supported (read: tolerated) her incessant movie-making, Little Christine had no idea that writing could be anything more than a creative pastime. That all changed when Christine moved to LA in 2015, where she got her foot in the door as an office P.A. on a variety of shows and networks, and also spotted John Legend one time. She worked as a dog walker, Lyft driver, and even a private investigator before blindly diving headfirst into the podcast world and startingAnd That's Why We Drink.Christine has always had a fascination with ghosts and crime, so making this podcast with Em is her proudest accomplishment in life (besides that time she was in a Girl Scouts commercial). Christine moonlights as a TV writer, currently working at Nickelodeon, home of her soulmate, Squidward Tentacles. When she’s not writing or podcasting, Christine can typically be found wandering the cereal aisle of the grocery store, talking to her dog, or injuring herself in a beginner yoga class.As far as her passions go, she is equally fond of budget wine and the stories that make her drink it.