the Folklore of Struwwelpeter

Yes, children’s books can be pretty silly. Who would give a pig a pancake, or a moose a muffin? Only a Monster would do such a thing. But what about a tailor who cuts off your thumbs if you put them in your mouth? Or what about a story of a boy who starves to death because he doesn’t want his soup anymore? This is the content of children’s books in the 1800’s and it only gets crazier. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of...

the Folklore of Ghost Trains

Choo Choo! It’s coming down the tracks and it’s going to scare you to death. This week’s topic is Ghost Trains, and boy are there many different types of these things. Whether it’s Nazis, Canada, or Abraham Lincoln, there’s a Ghost Train for everyone. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of Ghost...

the Folklore of Trick or Treating

Whether you’re prompting someone to smell your feet, or declaring that you should receive something good to eat, it is never a good idea to pull down someone’s underwear. Whether you care or not! That’s right, this is an episode about trick-or-treating and we’re covering all the bases to tell you where it comes from, the spooky history of the activity, and why we do it on October 31st. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of Trick or...

the Folklore of Mummies and King Tut’s Tomb

Groaning deep within the great pyramids of egypt rest the silent watchers of the Pharaohs. Wrapped in their bandages, prepared to assist in the journey to the afterlife, mummies have stood the test of time. But, are all mummies created equally? And what is it about mummies that makes them such accursed objects to have in your possession? Did King Tut’s tomb really curse all who entered it? Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of Mummies and King Tut’s...

Haunted Indiana

It’s back by popular demand, we’re talking about haunted places in the United States. This time around, we talk about some famous haunted places in the state of Indiana. We’re talking the likes of Central State Hospital, the Lady in Grey of Williard Library, the Blue Lady, and Fox Hollow Farm. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of some haunted places in...

the Folklore of Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

It is often the prize of brave explorers, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the secret of el dorado. We’re talking about treasure! This real-life treasure hunt has been going on now for over seven years and has cost a few brave souls their life. Does the treasure exist? Where is it? What will it take for you to be able to claim the treasure as your own? Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of Forrest Fenn’s...