folklore

Episode 42 | Woodwose & Green Men

Episode 42 | Woodwose & Green Men

Green Men and Woodwose have stood in European cathedrals for a thousand years now, so why are they not well known? From Gods to the magic of Merlin what is the origin of these strange carvings? Unicorns, Werewolf men, and Mermen also make guest appea...

Episode 21 | Black Eyed Children

Episode 21 | Black Eyed Children

When do contemporary American myths cross the border between fun and just plain strange? From hypnotism to dead cats to nosebleeds, where do The Black Eyed Children fit in and how much can they be blamed for? One piece of advice: be sure not to let t...

Episode 17 | Halloween

Episode 17 | Halloween

All Hallow’s Eve is a time for sweets, pranks, and talking to the dead. But where exactly did all of these strange and seemingly random traditions originate? From Stingy Jack to pranks that went a little too far, Halloween has more mischievous beginn...

Episode 10 | Wendigo

Episode 10 | Wendigo

Wendigos have been here for longer than most immigrants, so why aren’t they better known? Popular in comic books, video games, and tv shows, the origin of these creatures hit a little closer to reality than you might like. Join me as I delve into the...

Episode 9 | Mermaids

Episode 9 | Mermaids

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week may not be suitable for listeners younger than 13. This week I dive into the history and origin of the scaly, enchanting, and oftentimes terrifying Mermaid. From Celtic to African stories of encounter...

Episode 3 | Creepy, Creepy Clowns

Episode 3 | Creepy, Creepy Clowns

Creepy, creepy clowns are this week’s topic. With an origin in Greek funerary services, how did coulrophobia go on to create such a stir? And why are scary clowns so popular in Hollywood today? With promoters such as Stephen King’s IT, American Horro...