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Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from Japan—strange superstitions, folklore and folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.
 
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future. Podcasts are av ...
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated investigators, authors and experiencers from various fields including UFOlogy, Cryptozoology, Paranormal, True Crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join us every Thursday at 7pm PST as we delve into the unknown. Visit us at intothefrayradio.com
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian discusses such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares. (Recommended for ages 8+)
 
Sit by our fire and hear tales of old and recent accounts of real beasts and monsters you thought only lived in your nightmares. Travel through the dark forest to join us each Tuesday at 8pm central, ​we promise to fuel your nightmares and entice your mind with wonder. Become our Patreon for exclusives and a more immersive experience: https://www.patreon.com/thecaravanoflore Check out our merchandise on threadless! https://thecaravanoflore.threadless.com/designs/caravan-logo
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, Britian's longest running horror podcast! Coming to you from the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a comfy armchair by the fireside to talk of all things weird and wonderful. Here we discuss strange cinema and spooky television, explore weird fiction and delve into the mysteries of folklore. Plus we also regularly gather by the fireside to hear readings of some classic tales of the strange and the macabre.
 
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
These are the stories of impossible encounters with impossible creatures in the wildest corners of North America. We’ll travel the country, sit around campfires and talk about that thing that ran across the trail in the middle of the night, just beyond the beam of your flashlight. Come closer to the fire. Let’s hear the next legend.
 
Nighttide podcast explores tales of the paranormal and occult by using story telling to create a very vivid and living picture of the topic. New episodes are released twice a month, posting every other Sunday. You can also catch us every Friday at 10:00 pm EST on the ParaX Radio Network (www.paraxradionetwork.com). Visit our website for articles, archives, and show schedule. https://nighttideradio.com
 
Folklore has been used for generations to share stories across cultures. Each week this season Rachael and Mindy, walk the winding path of folklore. They ask how the stories we tell influence today’s culture and how we view women. From murder ballads to fairytales, we discuss the power these stories have over us all. It won’t be just sad but maybe, just maybe, also uplifting. We are coming back to the podcast airwaves in October 2020.
 
Let's take a trip. Small town, USA. This is where the pulse of the paranormal resides. There are thousands of stories and experiences out there. Some have been told, and retold hundreds of times, and some are kept hidden, known only by the people that live there; this is where we come in. We're exploring the untold, and breaking down the overly familiar. Journeying through the one stoplight towns and discovering local urban legends, myths, lore, and paranormal episodes. Researching the backg ...
 
Mancy is a podcast about how magic has shaped human history and our culture, including pop culture. It features spoken word poet RJ Walker and psychic Elle Alder. They explore different "-mancies" which are different methods of divination. Each episode features stories of magic and Elle attempts to replicate the method researched by RJ. They also attempt to use these mancies in a more contemporary way to reflect the struggles of our time.
 
A folklorist, an ethnologist and a philosopher walk into a podcast. Welcome to a semi-academic hangout where the questions are more important than the answers. Hosted by Charlotta Rosenberg, Marianne Robertsson and Arwen Meereboer. Follow us on social media! @queerasfolklore on twitter, @queerasfolklorepodcast on instagram and subscribe via your podcatcher of choice!
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. You will learn a lot just by listening -- but if you call in and your call is selected, you will get a free consultation from two of the finest workers in the field, cat yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
 
Welcome to Cinderly's Mermaid Podcast, the show with real mermaids, legends and history! We interview professional mermaids, mermaid experts, mermaid authors, mermaid filmmakers, and mermaid entrepreneurs. Listen as we explore cool mermaid history, mermaid mythology and learn what the mermaid life is all about. Our host, Laura von Holt is the Fairy Boss Mother of Cinderly, and a mermaid mogul who writes mermaid romance novels, loves The Little Mermaid, and wants to retire as, you guessed it, ...
 
Mythology extends past the Greek and Roman pantheon, and European fairy tales are only one section in the worldwide folklore lexicon. Every other Monday, join your host Gree, long time folk tale fan and short time global studies scholar, as we delve into stories from traditionally overlooked cultures from all over the planet. If you’re interested in hearing about myths and fables and legends from civilizations that have honed storytelling over thousands of years, “Colored Folklore” is the po ...
 
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The story of the last and largest witch trial ever to take place in Ireland. Read the Podcast Script Sources and Further Reading Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witch Trial, by Andrew Sneddon Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland, by Andrew Sneddon Account of the Trial of Eight Reputed Witches by William Tisdall Satan’s Invisi…
 
Yuurei are Japanese ghosts and they come in quite a few varieties, from the protecting shugorei to the vengeful and very dangerous onryou. Kahada Koheiji is an example of a male onryou. You can also find me on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyJapan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncannyjapan/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura …
 
This week our guest, model and creative Ushshi Rahman (@ushishi), helps us discuss the Queen of Sheba. A story about a woman who asked a lot of questions, and potentially showed her true self on a glass floor. Our main question, how does one walk on a glass floor? (sounds dangerous)... The non profit pairing this week is United Nations Human Rights…
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible. Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, and they have over 100,000 titles available for download! Visit audibletrial.com/TheSkaldsCircle to begin your trial and download your free audiobook today! It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to…
 
The Good China train continues this week as we hear the thrilling conclusion to Sun Wukong's ordeal with Zhu Bajie! Suggested talking points: Magnificent Midnight Battle at the Mountainside, Prose or GTFO, Garden Variety Ghost Guide, M'Monkey, Need for Deed, Eyeball Daddy, We All Return to Pig If you'd like to support Carman's artistic endeavors, v…
 
Michael Slouber's new book A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses: Tales of the Feminine Divine from India and Beyond (University of California Press, 2020) surveys the diversity of India's feminine divine tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess narratives from different regions. As the first such …
 
You've probably heard about the banshee, announcing deaths with her keening cry. But what of the 'washerwoman of the ford', the Bean Nighe? She haunts rivers and pools in Scotland and Ireland. But who is she and why is she an omen of death? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [h…
 
This episode we kick off the podcast taking a look at Africa, where a chicken literally scratches the earth into existence. And for our fact, we’re taking a quick dive into an ancient Nigerian storytelling ceremony called “Tales by Moonlight.” While you get tuned in, we about to get turnt up (Looking for a high five on that one!) here... on the Col…
 
Seals have been an integral part of coastal life in Ireland for generations, and as such there exists a large body of tradition, belief and narrative regarding them. They were described in tradition as being enchanted people, wise women, fallen angels and drowned (or indeed reincarnated) fishermen, and encounters with them often relate how they wou…
 
A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever. The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient…
 
The Newton MessagePad soap opera from product launch to cancellation, and all that could have been. Check out “Love Notes to Newton” for even more history, interviews, and a great soundtrack. The director, Noah Leon, was interviewed on embedded.fm #262 and the RetroMacCast #440. Steve Jobs quotes: WWDC 1997, EDUCAUSE 1998, Borg-like compliance and …
 
What has been lost from the viewing experience now that most TV requires you to actively pay attention at all times (1:38)? Chris and Andy mull over that question, as well as what prestige TV looks like in 2020 (13:52) and the experience of watching a TV show like 'Borgen' versus 'Fargo' (28:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald…
 
Sandburg's 'How Bimbo the Snip’s Thumb Stuck to His Nose When the Wind Changed' is an American version of my favorite type of story, a progressive tale - and the first with a traffic directing monkey. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.…
 
It's one of the most famous haunted houses in Florida, known as much for the controversies surrounding its ownership and control as the ghost stories coming out of it. But does it fit within the scope of Tripping on Legends and the Haunted Ocala book?Join Christopher Balzano as he explores the haunting, history, and hoaxes of a borderline legend wh…
 
It's one of the most famous haunted houses in Florida, known as much for the controversies surrounding its ownership and control as the ghost stories coming out of it. But does it fit within the scope of Tripping on Legends and the Haunted Ocala book?Join Christopher Balzano as he explores the haunting, history, and hoaxes of a borderline legend wh…
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. We begin this show with a Discussion Panel focussed on the to…
 
Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology and the paranormal. He lives in the hills of Mid-Wales with his family. He is a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and teaches on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He …
 
Our final fairytale from Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" this week is a the tale of three boys on an adventure to realize their greatest ambition. Thanks to our new Pateron Patrons Kaitlyn, Haley and Rachel! Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.…
 
Take a trip to a cabin in the woods to relax and stay cozy by the fire, but keep in mind that even in the comfy setting of a cabin horrific things can and will find you! Today's episode features scary cabin stories and creepy stories told in the rain! Subscribe on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/3mNZyXkaJPLwUwcjkz6Pv2 Please Review Us on iTu…
 
Jon Paul Capece, MTS is back, and in this fourth edition...we talk Incubus, exorcism, Satan, serial killers, satanic rituals, and also an update on Ann from iTF 216. Contact Jon Paul at live.deep.know.truth@gmail.com Books: Paul Thigpen Leonard Ashley CS Lewis Want even more iTF content? Head to Patreon.com and check out the various pledge levels! …
 
Chris and Andy recommend a few shows that they’re liking that are not normal “Watch fare,” including ‘Borgen’ and ‘Call My Agent!’ (7:33). Then, they are joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about his experience with music in the 1990s and how he picked the songs for his new podcast, ‘60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s’ (32:46). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Gr…
 
Bring a flashlight. Or a headlamp, if you have one. Bring a sweater, no matter what the weather is like outside. The further we go, the cooler and darker it will get. Bring boots too, the higher the better. The walls and ceilings drip and ooze, the floors are wet with muck. Down there, under the city. Down in that... wilderness? Well, it may be unc…
 
Returning to Irish legends, we tackle the wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself. The creature is a dangerous blanket! Don't sit on blankets with teeth! -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends to get a free HD camera with you…
 
A lot of us have heard the word Illuminati, but what does it mean? Is there really a secret group of people controlling society from the shadows? There are conspiracy theories in the world today about these very questions and so much more, but where do these ideas come from? And why do people keep spreading them? Finding and agreeing on the truth c…
 
In another sign of the times, Disney announced this week that they’re moving resources away from theatrical releases and toward their streaming service (5:53). Plus, ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Episode 2 (19:12) and Andy talks with ‘The Boys’ showrunner Eric Kripke about the show’s season finale (37:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Eric Kr…
 
In 'The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in it' Sandburg elevates a story of babies playing, and creates some new words along the way. Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.By The Folktale Project
 
"Colored Folklore." Where does that name came from? Last time we answered a little bit of the colored part, today let’s tackle some more. On the second of two bonus, zero point, episodes we run through a whole list of examples on how the folk got into the lore. Here in our show notes we got them receipts so that you don't have to just take our word…
 
"Colored Folklore." Where does that name came from? What’s "Colored" got to do with any of it? On the first of two bonus, zero point, episodes we hope to... #clearingthroat we attempt to... #deepsigh WE ARE GOING TO (sorry had to psych ourselves up there) answer those questions, yet pose so many more! Thank you for walking alongside us, here... on …
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. We begin this show with a Discussion Panel focussed on the to…
 
The Sunshine State is all about the attractions, but what happens when the ghostly legends stretch their skeleton hands into the happiest places on earth?Join Trippers Christopher and Ella Balzano as they explore some of the better-known haunted stories from Disney, Universal, and some of the other parks around the state.A new Halloween Event has b…
 
The Sunshine State is all about the attractions, but what happens when the ghostly legends stretch their skeleton hands into the happiest places on earth?Join Trippers Christopher and Ella Balzano as they explore some of the better-known haunted stories from Disney, Universal, and some of the other parks around the state.A new Halloween Event has b…
 
Self-experimenter and field researcher of ancient technologies and lost history, Jared Murphy has traveled the world searching for evidence of advanced ancestors and high technology. What he's found is laid out in a great new book from Paranoia Publishing, It's Not Aliens, Worse, It's Us.Check out his YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe…
 
In 1661, rumours swept the town of Youghal about the deadly kiss of a woman named Florence Newton, a kiss that could bring terrible pain, claim lives, and that marked her out for what she truly was – a witch. Read the Podcast Script Sources and Further Reading Irish Witchcraft and Demonology, by St. John D. Seymour ‘Florence Newton’s trial for witc…
 
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