Strange Origins

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 encounters with these creatures, Mermaids seem to come in every shape and temperament….

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Episode 8 | Haunted Houses

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week may not be suitable for listeners younger than 14. Delve into the original Haunted House stories with me this week, and learn what it is about ghosts that keep us coming back for more in film and literature. From historic estates, to castles, to prisons…

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Episode 7 | Ghoulish Gargoyles

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week may not be suitable for listeners younger than 10. Gargoyles: Are they protectors of sacred relics, or are they out to do harm? This week learn about gargoyles, including where that crazy name came from, the Medieval origin of the creature, and stories of their…

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Episode 6 | Black Widows

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week may not be suitable for young listeners, as it mentions acts of sexual assault and murders. Whether you’re an arachnophobe or a wealthy man, Black Widows are to be feared. This week I deep dive into where the term Black Widow came from, and the…

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Episode 5 | Fickle Fairies

*A note of warning: the topic I discuss this week may not be suitable for listeners younger than 14. This week I dive into a few interesting stories concerning the history of a topic that’s a little more complicated than you might realize. From Gaelic mythology to Christian Monks, to Disney, fairies seem to be…

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Episode 4 | Who is the Hat Man?

*Please note that this episode may not be suitable for children younger than 14. I’ve seen the hat man. . . haven’t you? This week I delve into the topic of shadow people, and the most famous shadow person of them all; The Hat Man. From my experiences with him at thirteen years old to…

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Episode 3 | Creepy, Creepy Clowns

*Please note that this episode may not be suitable for children younger than 14. 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,…

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Episode 2 | The Origins of Ouija

*Please note that this episode may not be suitable for children younger than 14. This week I explore the origins of the oft-discussed board game, Ouija. I get into the birth of its name, the rules of the game, and why I think it’s equal parts dangerous and a good financial investment. Spooky and enlightening,…

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Episode 1 | Vampires

If you would like to skip where I talk about myself and get right into the lore of Vampires, go to 6:45. *Please note that I do explore light themes of sexuality and death throughout this episode which may not be suitable for children younger than 13. This week we answer the question: Why are…

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