Strange Origins

Episode 19 | Hags

*Please note that this episode lightly mentions child cannibalism and may not be suitable for children 13 and under. Did you know that being called a Hag was at one point in history a compliment? Join me in my deep dive into the history of the hag, which in essence, is the history of women…

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Episode 18 | Stonehenge

*Please note this episode lightly mentions the subject of human sacrifice, and may not be suitable for listeners under the age of 13. What is it about a circle of stones that either inspires or frightens generations of people? With Stonehenge, the answers aren’t very clear. Still, though, the evidence remains that there’s something special…

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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 beginnings than you thought. If you love supporting things, why not become a…

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Episode 16 | The Brothers Grimm

Grimms Fairy Tales such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Repunzel have been a large part of our childhoods. So why don’t we know a ything about where they came from? From Philology to Nazis, the Grims had quite the effect on the modern world. The fyunny thing is, it was mostly by accident….

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Episode 15 | Golems

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week, which involves mention of genocide and death, may not be suitable for listeners under the age of 13. What makes Golems such strange creatures? In my opinion, everything. From their birth to their death, and the religious implications behind the myth, Golems are a lot…

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Episode 14 | Witches

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week, which involves themes of sexuality and Satanism, and may not be suitable for listeners younger than 13. From Scorpion Hunters to Greek Goddesses, to the Colonies, witches are either vilified or revered, depending on who you ask. Especially if that person is monk by the…

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Episode 13 | Thirteen

*A note of warning: the short portions of the topic I discuss this week may not be suitable for listeners younger than 13, including mild descriptions of hangings. Does Thirteen deserve the bad reputation it’s famous for or is it all just a bunch of nonsense superstition? From Norse Mythology and Christian Theology to famous…

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Episode 12 | UFO Sightings

Everyone seems to have their own story about a UFO. But how much can you relate to the people of the past with their stories of Unidentified Flying Objects? From an ancient Egyptian Papyrus to Angel Hair, to the golden age of American UFO research and coverups, I would bet you don’t know as much…

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Episode 11 | Winchester Mansion

In San Jose, California exists one of the most strangely constructed buildings in the world, and it’s constantly being listed as one of the top ten most haunted locations in America. Join me to find out whether Sarah Winchester was a superstitious looney case with wads of cash, or if there were there other motives…

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Episode 10 | Wendigo

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week, which involves acts of cannibalism and euthanism, may not be suitable for listeners younger than 13. Wendigos have been here for longer than most immigrants, so why aren’t they better known? Popular in comic books, video games, and even My Little Pony lore, the origin…

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