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A weekly podcast taking a look at the stories that we tell over and over again. What our myths and misdeeds, fears and fables say about us as humans.

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Each time a new media technology arises, people fear what it will mean for our culture. It's as if the new platform threatens to melt away all our credulity and healthy skepticism melt away in the burning rapture of our wonderment. Whether... more

Ever have a blemish that just seems ... weird? Worse than usual? Maybe it hurts or makes the entire area around it red, or it almost itches... whatever the case, once you've noticed it; you can't forget it's there. You know you shouldn't... more

Delivering mail is not exciting. It's certainly not fascinating. No, It's definitely not in the business of providing thrills and changing history. And while you may not have picked up on my tone, I am being sarcastic; surprisingly enough. The story of... more

Once upon a time a very rich beer brewer had a son and locked him away in the tippy top floor of his mansion. He didn't let him play with other boys or girls. He didn't let him out into the sunlight. He didn't eve let him exist in any official... more

Picture it. You come upon a vehicle, maybe a limo, marooned alongside the highway. You offer your assistance, just because you're a nice person. Sometime later on you receive a letter saying that you're mortgage has been paid off; or a... more

Can objects be cursed? Haunted? Possessed? Can they kill people just by being nearby? Join us this week as we dive into two urban legends that begin in two very unlikely places. First, we'll go back to a time when Jennifer Love... more

Is there more to the story of the Sacrifice Sect and Clementine Barnabet? Join us for this extra from our Patreon show where we dive into the story of the Axe Murder Jake Bird. Could he have been the Human Five? ***Please listen to... more

Somewhere between the bayou and the Bywater; somewhere between Congo Square and the Cathedral; somewhere between Bourbon Street brochures and Big Chief's secrets, between what you imagine the Crescent City to be and... more

As we celebrate a true milestone moment, our 100th episode, we would like to invite you all to join us in exploring a cultural crossroads that has inspired our love of stories from the beginning. Join us this week as we discuss Vodou, the... more

It's ‘I Put a Spell on You' Month all October! Happy Halloween?? There is an ancient legend that proclaims: ?Darkness falls across the land/ The midnight hour is close at hand/ And whosoever shall be found/ Without the soul... more

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