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Episode 16 - The Ijiraq

1/20/2019
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Join us on a journey to the Arctic tundra to explore the shapeshifting, red-eyed, half-man / half-caribou Inuit creature known as the Ijiraq. Lost in the snow? Could be the Ijiraq misleading you. Disappeared for a while and don't know where you've been? The Ijiraq probably abducted you. Come listen and find out more! Cocktail of the Week: The Ijiraq Promo is from Cooking With Grief! Check them out! Show Notes:...

Duration:01:03:40

Episode 15 - Winter Folk Tales Part 2

12/30/2018
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Are you freezing? We're still freezing. So we're continuing to tell stories about winter around the world. Come listen as we narrate and discuss some chilly tales, perfect for the holiday season! Part 2 of 2. Cocktail of the Week: Good Tidings Promo is from Mirths and Monsters! Check them out! Show Notes: http://folkloreontherocks.com/show-notes-for-episode-15-winter-folk-tales-part-2 We are giving away FREE STICKERS! If you want some, leave us a (hopefully nice so Lindsay...

Duration:01:03:45

Episode 14 - Winter Folk Tales Part 1

12/23/2018
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Are you freezing? We're freezing. So we decided to warm up with a boozy drink and tell stories about winter around the world. Come listen as we narrate and discuss some chilly tales, perfect for the holiday season! Part 1 of 2. Cocktail of the Week: Cocoa Buie Promos are from So It Is Told and Genuine Chit Chat! Check them out! Show Notes: http://folkloreontherocks.com/show-notes-for-episode-14-winter-folk-tales-part-1 We are giving away FREE STICKERS! If you want some, leave...

Duration:01:36:58

Episode 13 - Krampus

12/16/2018
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Have you been nice or naughty this year? Well if it was the latter, you probably had a visit from this week's creature, Krampus, on December 5th. This dark and shaggy goat-demon-man with horns, fangs, and an extremely long tongue carries a bundle of birch sticks to beat bad kids (and sometimes adults) and a sack to carry them back to Hel with him for the next year. Featuring a VERY special guest! Cocktail of the Week: Glühwein - recipe here:...

Duration:01:13:41

Episode 12 - Modern Folklore #2

12/9/2018
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Join us for our second "Modern Folklore" episode! We narrate 3 stories as we delve into the world of No Sleeps, Creepypastas, and Let's Not Meets, which are the kinds of tales that folklore stems from. Things that are unexplained and a little creepy, things that might be real but we don't necessarily want them to be, things that keep us up at night or that we tell our children and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy, and if you have any tales you've written and you'd like them to be...

Duration:01:41:47

Episode 11 - Australian Folk Tales

12/2/2018
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We bring you 4 fabulous tales of Aboriginal Australian Folklore! They are "Creation Story", "Emu and The Jabiru", "The Bunyip and the Swan", and "Tiddalick the Frog", and can be found at http://dreamtime.net.au/ and www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/bunyips Cocktail of the Week: 19 Crimes wine, The Banished (Dark Red). More info here: https://www.19crimes.com/en-us/wines Show Notes: http://folkloreontherocks.com/show-notes-for-episode-11-australian-folk-tales Promo is from Pop Culture...

Duration:00:33:17

Episode 10 - The Bunyip

11/25/2018
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Among the swamps and billabongs of Australia there is a vicious and terrible creature that wants to hug you to death - the Bunyip! We're headed down under to explore this fearsome, chimeric cryptid. Is it a diprotodon? Is it a giant platypus? Who knows?! Cocktail of the Week: The Bunyip. See here for the recipe/show notes: http://folkloreontherocks.com/show-notes-for-episode-10-the-bunyip Promos are from Strange Animals and Cutting Class! We are giving away FREE STICKERS! If you...

Duration:01:15:19

Episode 9 - Slavic Folk Tales

11/18/2018
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We bring you 3 tales of Slavic Folklore! The book they are from is called "Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen", by Alex Chodsko, Translated and Illustrated by Emily J. Harding in 1896. The 3 stories we narrate and discuss are "The Lost Child", "The Journey to the Sun and the Moon", and "The History of Prince Slugobyl; or, The Invisible Knight". Cocktail of the Week: Moscow Mule. See here for the recipe we used: ...

Duration:01:05:31

Episode 8 - The Domovoi

11/11/2018
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This week we discuss the Domovoi, the small, hairy, old man that might live under your stove and originates in Slavic folklore. He helps with chores, predicts the future, doesn’t like to be seen, and sometimes burns your house down! Good times! Note that we do have a lot of tangents this week, so, sorry about that… Cocktail of the Week: The Domovoi. See here for the recipe: http://folkloreontherocks.com/show-notes-for-episode-8-the-domovoi Promos are from Blood on the Rocks and...

Duration:01:52:31

Episode 7 - Modern Folklore #1

11/4/2018
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Join us for our first "Modern Folklore" episode! We narrate 3 stories as we delve into the world of No Sleeps, Creepypastas, and Let's Not Meets, which are the kinds of tales that folklore stems from. Things that are unexplained and a little creepy, things that might be real but we don't necessarily want them to be, things that keep us up at night or that we tell our children and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy, and if you have any tales you've written and you'd like them to be considered...

Duration:01:44:38

Episode 6 - Spooktacular Special Part 2

10/28/2018
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The Spooktacular goodness continues with Part 2! October is our favorite time of year so we wanted to bring you something a little different, in the form of real-life ghost stories and creature encounters. Tales like these are the seeds that folklore springs from. We hope you enjoy them, because we certainly did! This and next week's episode are a little different than usual in that we have a special guest! That means there is more commentary, it's a little more casual, and we talk about...

Duration:01:11:14

Episode 5 - Spooktacular Special Part 1

10/21/2018
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October is our favorite time of year so we wanted to bring you something a little different, in the form of real-life ghost stories and creature encounters. Tales like these are the seeds that folklore springs from. We hope you enjoy them, because we certainly did! This and next week's episode are a little different than usual in that we have a special guest! That means there is more commentary, it's a little more casual, and we talk about things we usually don't touch on in our normal...

Duration:01:27:44

Episode 4 - South African Folk Tales

10/14/2018
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This week we narrated and discussed three South African folk tales from the 1910 book "South-African Folk-Tales" by James A. Honey. The tales were: "Crocodile's Treason", "The Monkey's Fiddle" and "The Story of a Dam". The book is available on Project Gutenburg. See our website for links and some illustrations! If you have any personal stories about creatures, monsters, or cryptids (even if you don't know what it was), please email us at stories@folkloreontherocks.com so we can...

Duration:00:51:00

Episode 3 - The Grootslang

10/7/2018
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This week we go spelunking (figuratively, obvs) into the "Wondergat" or "Wonder Cave" that is home to the South African Cryptid, the Grootslang. Some sources say The Grootslang (or Grote Slang, Dutch / Afrikaans for "Big Snake") is a GIANT cobra (40 feet / 12 meters long), and some differ and say it has the head of an elephant and the body of a snake. Either way, it lives in the Richtersveld in South Africa and hoards gems (especially diamonds). We talk about the characteristics of the...

Duration:01:13:26

Episode 2 - Japanese Folk Tales

9/29/2018
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This week we narrated and discussed two Japanese folktales from the book "Japanese Fairy Tales" which was compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. The tales were: "The Farmer and the Badger" and "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die". The book is available on Project Gutenburg. See our website for links and some illustrations from the book! If you have any personal stories about creatures, monsters, or cryptids (even if you don't know what it was), please email us at...

Duration:00:57:45

Episode 1 - The Jorogumo

9/29/2018
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In our very first episode(!), we talk about the Jorōgumo (絡新婦, aka the 'whore spider' or 'entangling bride'), Japan’s shapeshifting spider-woman Yōkai (妖怪). Yōkai is a blanket term for a variety of supernatural creatures, monsters, and phenomena. Along with our Jorōgumo breakdown and surrounding folklore / tales, We discuss a super cool location in Kyoto, Japan called Yōkai Street (一条妖怪ストリート); the actual arachnid inspiration for the Jorōgumo, the Jorō Spider (ジョロウグモ); a bit about women and...

Duration:01:09:33