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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:

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Episodes

The Wampus Cat

3/11/2021
Today we tell the tale of a curious Cherokee woman who was turned into a cat-beast, doomed to wander the woods of Appalachia. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Audible, IHeart Radio or on your favorite podcast app. Sweet dreams, podcast listener...

Duration:00:07:19

The Husband Who Minded The House

2/17/2021
What happens when a grumpy old husband and his long-suffering wife swap chores for a day? Well, click that button and listen to our tale to find out! We'd appreciate it if you'd subscribe to the MountainLore podcast, at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Amazon Music and pretty much anywhere you find fine podcasts. We're also on YouTube! Be sure to click that "Subscribe" button and give us a thumbs up, if you've a mind to. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners!

Duration:00:07:12

The Tablecloth, The Donkey And The Club

2/10/2021
Time for another Jack tale! In this one lazy old Jack meets a mysterious old woman who gives him three amazing gifts, if only he can keep from losing them! The MountainLore podcast is available at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, IHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:08:18

The Raccoon

1/27/2021
What happens when a raccoon gets shot with a silver bullet? Find out on this episode of MountainLore... You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Audible, TuneIn, Amazon Music, RadioPublic and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:07:55

The Fiddler of Peter's Cave

1/20/2021
It's said that if you enter one particular cave near Dungannon, Virginia, you'll hear the most beautiful fiddle music in the world. In this week's episode we tell you that tale. The MountainLore podcast is available on fine podcast apps like these: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic, PlayerFM, Deezer, IHeart Radio, TuneIn, or on our website, www.mountainlore.net. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:07:39

The Ice Man/The Stone Man

1/13/2021
The Cherokee told many stories about nature and the forces behind it. Today we share two of those tales with you, one about how a man from the icy north controls the weather and the other about a stone-armored monster is controlled in a most unique way. The MountainLore podcast can be found at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, IHeart Radio and on most other podcast apps. We're also on YouTube, if you'd rather watch us tell our stories. Be sure to click the...

Duration:00:10:40

The Ghost of Johnson's Gorge

1/6/2021
There was once a group of Appalachian settlers who ventured into the wilderness of what's now Southwest Virginia and found the most beautiful valley, above which was a rugged gorge. One of the men in the group had a problem with jealousy over a beautiful young woman who had fallen for another one of the settlers, so he decided to solve the problem with treachery that could have cost all in the group their lives, save him and the woman. It didn't work out that way. But you'll have to watch...

Duration:00:10:45

The Headless Hobo

12/30/2020
There's a tale they tell around Bristol Tennessee/Virginia about a homeless wanderer who, back in the Depression, came by a young widow's house looking for some food. There's more to this story, though, so come on in and listen... You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast for free at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Spotify, RadioPublic, IHeart Radio and more. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:08:04

The Rock

12/16/2020
No witches or ghosts in this week's story. Today we tell a love story, set in West Virginia, that ended in tragedy way too soon. That story, it's said, still echoes in the winds that blow around a particular rock on a particular mountain, if you listen closely enough. The MountainLore podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music, RadioPublic and more. Another place you'll find us is on our YouTube channel. Be sure to go there and click that "Subscribe" button and...

Duration:00:10:28

The Witch Who Couldn't "Spell" Straight

12/2/2020
Witches, like people, are often drawn to spirits...no, not ghostly spirits but those spirits found in a bottle. And, like some people, some witches will resort to extra-legal means to find those spirits. Today's tale is about a witch who couldn't keep his spells straight when he tried to quench his thirst. The MountainLore podcast can be found on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Spotify, Deezer, and elsewhere. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners...

Duration:00:07:20

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