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Tales from Appalachia

Tales from Appalachia
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United States

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Tales from Appalachia

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English

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Episodes

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

Rotherwood

8/10/2018
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In the early part of the 19th century Frederick Ross established his home along the Holston River, in what’s now Hawkins County, Tennessee. Unlike most of the other settlers in the region, though, his home was a mansion, surrounded by fields and worked by slaves. Named from the novel “Ivanhoe,” Rotherwood still exists as a … Continue reading "Rotherwood"

Duration:00:14:04

Spearfinger

8/3/2018
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Today we tell about the legend of Spearfinger, or U’tlun’ta, the Cherokee witch whose diet included something very, very bad. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcatcher. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening! Subscribe at Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:10:29

Wizard Clip

7/27/2018
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Many years ago on the Virginia frontier, in what’s now West Virginia, a man sought room and board from a farmer. This man later got sick and died without benefit of the clergy of his choice. That’s when this story becomes interesting. Today Steve and Gena tell the tale of the spirit known as Wizard … Continue reading "Wizard Clip"

Duration:00:09:30

Some Ghost Stories

7/20/2018
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One thing you’ll find about Appalachian folklore: it’s full of stories about ghosts and the spirit world. Today, Steve and Gena share three of those stories with you. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcatcher. You can follow us on Twitter and on Facebook @myappalachia. Thanks for … Continue reading "Some Ghost Stories"

Duration:00:10:31

The Mothman

7/14/2018
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Today we tell the tale of the infamous Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, another one of those modern day folktales about monsters from that Appalachian state. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for … Continue reading "The Mothman"

Duration:00:11:04

The Bride and Groom of Mt. Pisgah

7/7/2018
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In the winter, after a snowfall, it’s said that if you are in the right place you can see an outline of a bride and groom on the side of Mt. Pisgah, near Asheville, North Carolina. Today Steve and Gena tell the story of that bride and groom, part of the folklore of this place … Continue reading "The Bride and Groom of Mt. Pisgah"

Duration:00:06:37

A Jack Tale

6/23/2018
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Today we tell you one of the oldest Jack tales in existence, from 15th century England. We also share a bit of it in the original Middle English, Appalachian style! MountainLore is now on the RadioPublic app, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading "A Jack Tale"

Duration:00:14:59

A Witches’ Brew of Tales.

6/16/2018
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Today Steve and Gena tell you three witch stories from western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia about dealing with young love, the hunt, and casting hexes. We hope you enjoy. You can subscribe to MountainLore on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. If you … Continue reading "A Witches’ Brew of Tales."

Duration:00:12:59

The Devil Monkey

6/9/2018
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Among the mysterious beasts that are said to inhabit the forests of Appalachia is a monkey-like creature on kangaroo legs with a bushy tail that has terrorized motorists for years. Today we tell the tale of the Devil Monkey. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. … Continue reading "The Devil Monkey"

Duration:00:09:13

The Ghosts of Roan Mountain

6/2/2018
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There are many places in Appalachia with strange stories told about them. One of these places is Roan Mountain, on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Today Steve and Gena tell the tale of a ghostly choir that some say originates in hell that’s supposedly found on the top of the mountain. MountainLore is … Continue reading "The Ghosts of Roan Mountain"

Duration:00:09:24

The Moon-Eyed People

5/26/2018
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The legends of the Cherokee told of a strange race of men and women who dwelt in Appalachia. These people were active at night, seeing by the light of the moon, thus their name, the Moon-eyed people. Today we tell you that tale. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner … Continue reading "The Moon-Eyed People"

Duration:00:11:24

Dan’s Shadow

5/20/2018
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Today on the MountainLore podcast, Steve and Gena tell the story of how an innocent man’s execution cast a long shadow, literally, across an Appalachian community. MountainLore is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app; be sure to subscribe. We have more tales from Appalachian folklore for you on … Continue reading "Dan’s Shadow"

Duration:00:11:57

The Ghost In The Mine

5/14/2018
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Hello folks, welcome to our new podcast! Today we get things started with a ghost story. The Reed Gold Mine was opened during the first gold rush, in Western North Carolina, back in the first part of the 19th century. And the mine needed workers, one of whom was Eugene Mills, whose wife, Eleanor, was … Continue reading "The Ghost In The Mine"

Duration:00:15:04

Upcoming Podcast

5/10/2018
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This upcoming weekend is a recording weekend, as we are getting together to do a couple of future podcasts. But in order to get everything shipshape and ready to go when we do release our first podcast, we need to, well, prime the pump as they say. So here is a brief promo of the … Continue reading "Upcoming Podcast"

Duration:00:00:46