The Folklore of Harriet Tubman

In celebration of Harriet Tubman being voted into the American Currency Hall of Fame, we decided to put together this list of twenty Harriet Tubman facts.  We explore her life from slavery to freedom and beyond.  Jack and I agree that Harriet Tubman definitely deserves to be honored in this way, and then some. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore behind the Folk Hero Harriet...

The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer

The setting, the 1860’s in the mountains of West Virginia.  A crew works on a tunnel through Big Bend Mountain when their jobs are threatened by a brand new steam powered drill.  When all hope seems lost, a man by the name of John Henry offers his body up for a competition, man versus machine.   Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of John Henry’s...

The Folklore of the Wendigo

There are few things worse that starving in the middle of winter.  One of those very few things would be staring in winter while being hunted down by a cannibalistic monster known as the Wendigo.  A creature formed from the cannibalization of a human being, this scary monster will make you think twice about spending a night in the north woods. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of the...

The Flying Dutchman

There’s nothing more frightening than seeing something that isn’t actually real, but instead is spectral.  In this episode Jack and Sam research and explain the folklore behind the Flying Dutchman.  From mysterious ships to ghost captains, this episode has it all....

Johnny Appleseed

With the birth of America comes the birth of one of America’s first folk heroes.  No, not George Washington or Benjamin Franklin.  This hero made America what it is today, one seed at a time.  From humble beginnings to an Empire that would make him the Apple king-pin of the midwest, the story of Johnny Appleseed is one of the American Dream. Join Jack and Sam as they reveal the true legend of Johnny...