The Folklore of Thunderbirds

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s definitely a bird.  The Thunderbird has been a part of American culture since before anyone called North America America.  The legend of the Thunderbird actually spans the entire span of the United States with stories being told from the pacific northwest to the tribes of the Great Lakes, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.  With the ability to create lightning with the beat of its wings, the Thunderbird represents the balance of nature. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of the...

Folkloric Facts about Thanksgiving

Every year in the United States families sit down on the fourth Thursday of the month to celebrate football, eating way too much food, and getting into political debates; but have you ever wondered about the origins of the holiday? Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of...

The Folklore of the Orion Constellation and the Orion Correlation Theory

The stars in the sky looked down where we lay…We’re kickin’ off a new sporadic series on the constellations in the sky and the stories that people are telling about them. There’s no better place to start than the constellation of Orion. You’ll recognize the belt of Orion in a jiffy, but did you know that the stars in Orion’s Belt might be aligned with the great pyramids of Egypt? Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of the Constellation of Orion and the Orion Correlation...

the Folklore of Breaking the Curse of the Billy Goat

Go Cubs Go has been playing in our heads for the last week non-stop as we celebrate the victory of the Chicago Cubs. They’ve gone from the lovable losers to the lovable winners. Snapping the longest World Series draught of all time, the Chicago Cubs victory not only ended the folk-idea that the cubs stink, but it also brought about a new piece of folklore. Join Jack and Sam as they explore this update to the Baseball Curse of the...

the Folklore of Guy Fawkes Night

Wouldn’t you just love to blow up someone that you don’t get along with? Wouldn’t you hate it if you failed and your failure was celebrated for over 500 years? Well, if you are the Ghost of Guy Fawkes you know that your least favorite day of the year is November 5th. If you don’t know what we’re talking about then just buckle yourself in. Join Jack and Sam as the explore the folklore behind Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes...