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Tales from Appalachia
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Tales from Appalachia

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English

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Episodes

Jim’s Fiddle

1/10/2019
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Appalachia is known for its bluegrass music. This music, also known as “fiddle music” is loved far and wide. But there were some who felt that those old time tunes were the work of the devil. Today we tell you a tale of someone who felt that way and what happened when a loved one … Continue reading "Jim’s Fiddle"

Duration:00:12:00

The Devil Dog of Death

1/4/2019
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There have been told stories of a big, black dog with glowing eyes that mysteriously shows up at odd times and places here in Appalachia, leaving nothing good behind. Today we tell one of these stories. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and a host of other podcast apps. … Continue reading "The Devil Dog of Death"

Duration:00:08:50

The Lost Children

12/14/2018
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Back in the early part of the 19th century, two little boys went missing early one morning. What happened to them was found out in a most unusual way, and we tell you that tale on this episode of the MountainLore podcast, which wraps up our first season of Appalachian tales. We’ll be back with … Continue reading "The Lost Children"

Duration:00:08:14

The Flintville Monster

12/6/2018
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Flintville, Tennessee, has been the home of a hairy, ape-like creature since at least 1976, when a woman spotted the beast in her yard. Today, we tell the story of the Flintville Monster. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your own podcatcher. We’re on Twitter and … Continue reading "The Flintville Monster"

Duration:00:06:59

Krampus

11/29/2018
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Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is upon us, with visions of sugarplums, Christmas trees, lights….and evil. Today we tell the story of Santa’s evil alter ego, Krampus. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcatcher. We’re on Twitter and on Facebook @myappalachia. Happy Holidays, … Continue reading "Krampus"

Duration:00:09:48

Ulagu

11/23/2018
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Far down in the depths of the Nantahala Gorge it’s been said that a terrifying creature lives, one that can best be described as a giant yellow jacket. His name was Ulagu, and we tell you this Cherokee tale on today’s podcast episode. You can subscribe to MountainLore on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on … Continue reading "Ulagu"

Duration:00:07:31

The Tunnels

11/15/2018
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Today we tell you some of the tales surrounding two tunnels, the Sensabaugh Tunnel in East Tennessee and the Big Bull Tunnel in Southwest Virginia. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia. Thanks for the use of your … Continue reading "The Tunnels"

Duration:00:14:50

The Legend of Pilot Knob

11/9/2018
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Pilot Knob is located in western North Carolina, just south of Mt. Airy. It was also the namesake for “Mount Pilot,” the fictional town in the Andy Griffith Show back in the 1960’s. Before that, though, the Cherokee had come up with a folktale about what was inside Pilot Knob. Today we tell you that … Continue reading "The Legend of Pilot Knob"

Duration:00:10:15

The Devil’s Tramping Ground

11/1/2018
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In North Carolina there exists a strange circle on the ground, within which no living thing can grow. Folks there call it the Devil’s Tramping Ground, and we tell you all about it on this week’s podcast episode. The MountainLore podcast can be found at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app. … Continue reading "The Devil’s Tramping Ground"

Duration:00:09:20

Headless Annie

10/27/2018
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It’s Halloween time, folks, so we have a ghost story for you straight from coal country. Harlan, Kentucky, is known around the world as “Bloody Harlan” for the battles miners had to make to win concessions from the coal companies. And bloody is right, as you’ll hear in today’s tale about Headless Annie, who is … Continue reading "Headless Annie"

Duration:00:08:07

Chimney Rock Mountain

10/18/2018
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Today we tell not one, but two tales of supernatural folklore surrounding Chimney Rock Mountain in North Carolina. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Sweet dreams, y’all. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:08:02

The Slant Eyed Giant

10/12/2018
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Among the tales told in these mountains are those told by the original Appalachian people, the Cherokee. Today we tell one of their traditional stories about Tsul`kälû’, or the Slant Eyed Giant. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Sweet dreams, y’all…. Subscribe at Apple … Continue reading "The Slant Eyed Giant"

Duration:00:13:00

Sop Doll Sop

10/4/2018
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Today we tell a traditional Jack tale about Jack’s encounter with a witch disguised as a cat. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. We are on Twitter and on Facebook @myappalachia. Thank you for letting us share another tale from this place … Continue reading "Sop Doll Sop"

Duration:00:08:21

Octavia Hatcher

9/27/2018
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Today we tell a bit of history as well as a bit of folklore. It’s the story of Octavia Hatcher’s tragic death and the strange things that have happened over the years at the cemetery in Pikeville, Kentucky, where she’s buried. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on … Continue reading "Octavia Hatcher"

Duration:00:09:44

An Animal Tale

9/20/2018
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Today we tell a traditional “talking animals” story, about Dog, Cat, Jackass, and, ummm, Rooster….enjoy! You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcatcher. We’re on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening, and pleasant dreams…

Duration:00:09:20

The Bunny Man

9/13/2018
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Bunnies are cute and fluffy. The Bunny Man is not; in fact the Bunny Man can and will kill you. This week we tell a tale from northern Virginia about a man in a rabbit suit with killer instincts. And in this case some of the story is definitely true. You can subscribe to the … Continue reading "The Bunny Man"

Duration:00:09:37

The Moon Ghost

9/7/2018
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Today we tell the tale of a minister’s house in Buchanan, Virginia, that housed not just this minister’s family, but some spirits as well. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for lending us your ears, folks!

Duration:00:08:50

Things That Go Bump In The Night

8/31/2018
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Today we tell you two tales about strange mythical beasts that reside in Appalachia. First up, it’s the story of the Snallygaster from western Maryland. Then we head south, to North Carolina, for a love story that involves a hairy beast and a pretty girl named Annie. You can subscribe to MountainLore at RadioPublic, Apple … Continue reading "Things That Go Bump In The Night"

Duration:00:11:21

The Brown Mountain Lights

8/24/2018
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They say that on a crisp, clear fall evening, if you happen to be in the right place, you can see glowing orbs of light bobbing up and down on Brown Mountain in western North Carolina. There are several stories told to explain those strange lights, and we tell them to you on this week’s … Continue reading "The Brown Mountain Lights"

Duration:00:10:30

Vampires and Haunted Rocks

8/17/2018
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Wise County, Virginia, is full of history, from the early days of the pioneers, through the coal boom after the Civil War, to the Cold War (U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers grew up there). And Wise County is also home to more than its share of Appalachian folklore, from Jack tales to spooky stories. Today … Continue reading "Vampires and Haunted Rocks"

Duration:00:12:11