A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 259 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 10 hours 17 minutes


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228: Inserting Ourselves into the Story (with Rena Rossner)

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227: Your Urban Legends XLIX - PS3: Powered By Ghosts?

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226: Soju (with Dr. Hyunhee Park)

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225: Tatterhood

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224: Your Urban Legends XLVIII - The Creepy Child Scale

We’re mixing up statistics and graphs with our creepy children. Typical episode of the show. Also featuring how funeral homes shouldn’t be real homes, our hometown’s Guiness World Record, and the return of the man in the trenchcoat.   ...


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223: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Myth Movie Night)

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222: Women and Other Monsters (with Jess Zimmerman)

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221: The Moon

Look up at the night time sky. See the moon? Human beings have been doing the exact same thing for centuries, and there’s plenty of moon deities to show for it. So we’re rounding up some of our faves for a truly celestial episode.   ...


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220: Your Urban Legends XLVII - Expanding the Spirits Canon

The lore of Spirits is expanding with more stories about the man with the trenchcoat and the dog, the origins of the Silent Hill movies, and more terrible choices by college students. Also featuring our love for real life Scooby Doo, the Hot Tall Lady...


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