Long before man searched for intelligent life in space, he wondered about the ocean and what creatures roamed just below the surface. Lore about sea folk has been around for centuries, but selkies are perhaps the least mentioned in pop culture. In this episode, we'll walk along the rocky shores of Scotland and have the selkies tell us their story.
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Every legend has deep roots, and such is the case of the Alabama tale of Huggin' Molly. She's so famous in this small southern town, she even makes her mark on the city's welcome sign.
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Pirates have always been glamorized in entertainment. Just the mention of them brings images to our minds. They are history’s favorite bad guys, but as we'll discuss in this episode, there were a few fearsome women, as well.
And we’ll delve into the most famous legend and pirates’ tavern in history--The Pirates' House--which you can still visit today.
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In this episode, we'll explore the legend of La Llorona and its origins, which go back further than you may think. We'll even delve into the darkest corner of the tale and discuss Biblical references and the demonic. Due to the graphic nature of this myth, listener discretion is advised.
What is it about fairy tales that intrigue us—that endure time? Perhaps it’s simply their closeness to purity and innocence that we long for. Or, what if it’s not their moral that grips us but their villain? What if the layers were peeled back, and the sweet, pure characters revealed their skeletons. After all, no one is who they seem.
In this episode, we’ll uncover another Snow White, along with her sister Rose Red. And we’ll explore the strange, beastly love they encounter.
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Why is it that seemingly innocent things--children, dolls, clowns, churches--when turned on their heads make the most terrifying horrors? The juxtaposition of good and evil and holy and hell piques our attention when the benign unexpectedly becomes malicious.
In this episode, we'll tell you two stories and a few undeniable truths.
In the last episode, we meet Little Red. In this one, we’ll delve deeper into an even more terrifying aspect of the story—the wolf. We’ll step into a little known corner of history and find out the truth behind the beast.
Does chivalry still exist? King Arthur and Guinevere like you've never seen them before. Referencing Lord Tennyson's "Morte d'Arthur" and William Morris' "The Defence of Guenevere," we explore the history of Arthurian legend and the epic romance (or lack thereof) between Arthur and Guinevere.
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