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Storytelling Podcasts

We tell the folklore of Appalachia

We tell the folklore of Appalachia

Location:

United States

Description:

We tell the folklore of Appalachia

Language:

English

Contact:

4232463811


Episodes

The Witch Water

11/19/2020

Duration:00:09:01

The Ghostly Voices of Roan Mountain

11/11/2020
Roan Mountain is one of the taller peaks on the Tennessee/North Carolina border. The winds at the top blow almost constantly. And, whether its the wind or whether its ghosts or demons, as some folks say, when you travel to the top you are likely to hear voices all around you. Today, in an encore of one of our first episodes, we tell the tale of the ghostly voices of Roan Mountain. You can subscribe to the Mountainlore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, Amazon Music,...

Duration:00:09:24

Cat's Breath

11/4/2020
There's an old Appalachian superstition about cats being able to suck the breath right out of a baby. And its true, I swear, and I've got a story to prove it, just listen. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, IHeart Radio, Amazon Music and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:08:24

The Ghosts of the General Morgan Inn

10/28/2020
The General Morgan Inn is a hotel and conference center in Greeneville, Tennessee, with a reputation for first-class hospitality and accommodations. It also has a reputation for hosting the ghosts of former employees, who apparently don't want to leave the General Morgan Inn behind. You can get your weekly dose of MountainLore at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Deezer, RadioPublic and on many other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:11:30

Wild Women In The Woods

10/21/2020
For over twenty years after the end of the Civil War there was a rash of newspaper stories across Appalachia reporting the appearance of mysterious women who were found to be living in the forests of the area, apparently uncivilized and unable to communicate with those who came in contact with them. Today we tell the story of this phenomenon, widely reported as the "wild women living in the woods," an urban legend and part of the folklore of this place we call home. You can subscribe to...

Duration:00:17:34

Raglif Jaglif Tetartlif Pole

10/11/2020
That pesky Jack is back at it again! First he wins a girl in a card game, then he's forced to tackle three tasks, then...well, you'll just have to listen to find out what happens after "then." The MountainLore podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Deezer, Amazon Music, TuneIn and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:19:34

Losing Your Head

10/4/2020
It's October and Halloween will be here before you know it. To get in the spirit of Halloween, Gena and Steve are back with not one but three tales of ghosts that have lost their heads and are doomed to roam the hills forever. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, IHeart Radio, Google, Deezer, Amazon Music and on many other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:12:41

The Woman In Black

9/6/2020
For over a hundred years tales have been told of a mysterious woman in black, who shows up in towns throughout Appalachia. Sometimes she's silent, sometimes she accosts strangers, and, most recently, she simply wanders the highways of the region trying to get....somewhere. For our 100th episode we welcome Gena back, via Zoom, to help tell the story of the woman in black. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, IHeart...

Duration:00:11:25

The Martha Washington Inn

8/26/2020
The Martha Washington Inn is probably one of the best known resorts in the southwest Virginia mountains. There you can enjoy luxury accomodations, their world-class pool and jacuzzi, tennis courts, the fitness center, the spa, the golf course and, to top it all off, lots of ghosts! Today we tell the tales that have arisen around the Martha Washington Inn... You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, IHeart Radio and...

Duration:00:06:26

Rabbit Tales

8/19/2020
Today we share three traditional Cherokee stories about that trickster, the Rabbit. Be sure to subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, TuneIn and on most other podcast apps. You can also like and subscribe on our YouTube channel, Stories, A History of Appalachia. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:07:13

Jack And The Search For Gold

8/15/2020
Our good friend Jack is at it again, this time tangling with a witch over her pot of gold, buried deep in the mountains. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, IHeart Radio and more. You can also catch our tales on our YouTube channel, Stories, A History of Appalachia. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:06:49

Jack And The Marble Soup

6/28/2020
Today we have a Jack tale wherein Jack tricks an old woman into making the most delicious soup ever...made with an old cats eye marble. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Deezer, RadioPublic and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners.

Duration:00:07:30

Ellen

6/10/2020
A young couple's love ends in tragedy, with the spirit of a young woman fated to roam an Appalachian mountain for eternity. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Deezer, Spotify, TuneIn, and lots of other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners... Scream sound from http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/

Duration:00:08:49

Burnt House, West Virginia

5/27/2020
Burnt House, West Virginia, is one of those places in Appalachia with an interesting name. Yes, it’s named for a house that burned to the ground, but there’s much more to the story than that. Today on the MountainLore podcast we share that tale with you. You can subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Radio.com, TuneIn and many other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, y’all...

Duration:00:05:51

Joshua Phipps

5/14/2020
Rotherwood Mansion is an imposing site, sitting at the top of a large hill next to the Holston River in Tennessee. At one time, it's been told, the mansion and its slaves were under the thumb of a vicious master, who met his eternal fate on his deathbed. Today we tell that tale. The MountainLore podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, RadioPublic, IHeart Radio, Spotify, and many other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:06:56

Granny Myers' Curse

5/6/2020
Nearly 140 years ago a farmer lived in the mountains of Pennsylvania. His closest neighbor was an old woman reputed to be a very powerful witch. Today we tell the tale of what happened when this farmer and his neighbor crossed paths. The MountainLore podcast is available at our website, www.mountainlore.net; also at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, IHeart Radio and on many other podcast apps. Take care of yourselves, folks, and, as always, we wish you sweet dreams...

Duration:00:06:02

Skee-Lih The Witch

4/29/2020
Long, long ago the Cherokee faced a terrible witch named Skee-lih, who had a habit of killing the elderly and taking their brains to feast upon. Today we tell that tale. The MountainLore podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Google Play, TuneIn, Spotify and more. Til next we meet, sweet dreams, podcast listener...

Duration:00:08:40

Raw Head And Bloody Bones

3/18/2020
Never cross a witch and her hog, they say, or you might regret what happens to you. Today on the MountainLore podcast we tell a tale about a butchered razorback that is brought back to life in order to seek vengeance. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Spotify, TuneIn, IHeart Radio and wherever fine podcasts are found. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:12:44

A Murder Solved

3/11/2020
There once was an unsolved crime in a little town in southwest Virginia. The sheriff cracked the case with a bit of Appalachian superstition. Today we tell that tale. The MountainLore podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, TuneIn, among other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners.

Duration:00:09:16

The Grateful Goblin

3/4/2020
Today we tell a tale of impatience, greed, theft and reward when a logger frees a goblin from a tree. The MountainLore podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, IHeart Radio and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:12:21