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Episode 10: Getting Familiar
Join us this week as we get real familiar with the world of animal familiars! Katie explores how the concept of animals familiars developed prior to neo-Paganism and Kenny discusses pop culture representations of animal familiars, specifically in the WGN hit show, Salem. Oh-- and we also try to summon a cat familiar. NBD.
Episode 9: #friyay the 13th
Grab your black cats and your broken mirrors, folks, cause this week we are talkin' Friday the 13th and all the funky rumor and mystery that surrounds it! Kenny discusses several spooky events that happened on Friday the 13th, including the tragic case of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, and Katie reveals the real life unsolved murder case behind the Friday the 13th horror franchise.
Episode 8: The Last Supper
This week, Kenny and Katie discuss the last meals of famous and little-known convicts alike, as well as the history and controversy surrounding the practice of offering death row inmates last meal requests. Let us know what your last meal would be @thehauntedheartpodcast on Instagram or on Facebook!
Episode 7: Worst Ways to Die
Things get a little goth this week as we discuss one of our favorite topics: DEATH. Kenny explores the magical, mystical world of ancient Persian death and torture tactics, while Katie presents some of the more unbelievable (and horrific) deaths the natural world has in store for us.
Episode 6: Parricide
Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks, When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one... That's right, folks! We are delving back into the darkness this week with some good old-fashioned PARRICIDE. Katie covers the fascinating but little-known case of Edward Y. Chen, who murdered his mother, father, and brother and left their bodies in the family home they shared together for nearly four years. Kenny goes all out with his coverage of axe murderer...
Episode 5: Fae and Folklore
Clap your hands if you believe in fairies! This week on The Haunted Heart Podcast, we're talkin' fae and folklore as we delve into the mythological creatures of the Celts. Think: the hot elves from LOTR, not so much Tinkerbell. Kenny provides an overview of Celtic mythological history, and Katie provides really practical knowledge like how to tell if you're about to enter the Otherworld of the Fae.
Episode 4: Who Do Voodoo?
This week, Kenny and Katie explore the very mysterious and powerful religion of voodoo. Katie discusses the macabre practice of sin-eating as well as the origin of the voodoo zombie legend. Kenny introduces us to the Guédé and Baron Samedi, the Loa of death... and everyone's favorite party guest.
Episode 3: Blood, Sex, and Murder
In the immortal words of one vampire-slaying badass, "It's like a whole big sucking thing" this week as Kenny and Katie delve into the *sexy* realm of VAMPIRISM. Kenny covers the fascinating and bizarre tale of Mercy Brown, Katie discusses the supposed lesbian vampire murderer Tracey Wigginton, and we finish it all off with a totally not family-friendly game of Take or Stake.
Episode 2: Terror in the Night
One, two, Haunted Heart's coming for you... This week on the pod, we're discussing all manner of *things* that go bump in the night! Katie dives into her own personal experience with sleep-walking mishaps both hilarious and horrific, while Kenny discusses sleep paralysis and the terrors this disorder entails.
Episode 1: Jilted Lovers
Join us for our FIRST EPISODE EVER as we celebrate Valentine's Day with a discussion on jilted lovers! Katie covers the fascinating case of Talhotblond and Kenny reviews the 2009 Australian horror film, The Loved Ones on this inaugural episode of The Haunted Heart.