the Folklore of Portland’s Shanghai Tunnels

Weaving underneath the streets of Portland, hidden below the ground with many trap doors, is a network of tunnels that may or may not have lead thousands of men into forced servitude. The Shanghai Tunnels are believed to have a long and storied history underneath the streets of Portland, Oregon, but what is true and what is myth? Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of Portland’s Shanghai...

the folklore of the Hairy Hand

Everyone knows someone who has those giant hairy knuckles, the kind of nightmares. But what if there was a real disembodied hand that grabbed you in your sleep, and it had those same hairy knuckles that only the devil could possibly have. This is the legend of La Mano Peluda, or the Hairy Hand. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of la Mano Peluda, the Hairy...

The Folklore of the Man in the Moon

Nomatter where you live, you are likely to be able to see the moon above your head at night. Have you ever seen a face on the moon? If so, you are one of the nearly 100% of people who have seen the face of the man in the moon. Who is he? What about the rabbit in the moon? Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of the man in the...

the Folklore of Br’er Rabbit

One of America’s first favorite folk characters, Br’er Rabbit and the rest of the Br’er gang have been around longer than television and radio. The stories of Br’er rabbit have insinuated their way into iconic American history. If you’e been on Splash Mountain, you’ve experienced the Br’er rabbit. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of Br’er...

A Bunyip Story

In this week’s episode of the Folk Brother Podcast, join Sam as he reads from the Brown Fairy Book a story entitled, the Bunyip. Also, make sure you know what a bunyip is before you listen by checking out their episode on...

the Folklore of La Llorona

She wanders the shores of rivers across north America looking for children to bring into the waters for their final swim. She is known for her white dress and her wailing, but did you know of her Mexican origins? La Llorona has been around for hundreds of years, and she may be just down the road from you haunting your local streams, rivers, gorges, and cliffs. Join Jack and Sam as they explore the folklore of La...