By Ellie Hasken and Jesse Fivecoate
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Each week, Ellie and Jesse explore the supernatural and paranormal through interviews and personal experiences. Together, we invite listeners to join us on an adventure into the unknown.
||CleanEpisode 32: The One about the Portal in the Pentagon (Part 2)||Part two of our episode about the portal in the Pentagon that has been sustained by witch craft and lets aliens, demons, and other malevolent creatures into our dimension.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: The One about the Portal in the Pentagon (pt 1)||What do the US government, UFOs, witchcraft, and the demons have in common? Listen to find out!||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: The One about Krampus||Oh, Christmas time. Decorated trees, sparkling lights, cloven... creatures? You guessed it. It's Krampus time.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: The One about the Mothman Festival||This episode is alllll about the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: The Spooky One about Crypid Con||This spooky episode was recorded in our department's doll room (yes, that is a real place) and features some unexplainable noises (and sound cutting out). We are releasing a second episode that covers the topics missing this episode!||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: The Live One at ISCLR (Part 2)||This LIVE episode comes to you from the ISCLR conference in June. Perfect storytelling session for October spookiness.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREVIEW: The Invasion of Chestnut Ridge by Small Town Monsters||Ellie and Jesse review Small Town Monster's newest film, The Invasion of Chestnut Ridge||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The One about the Mara||This week, we take a look at the mara (an entity often associated with sleep paralysis).||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Live one at ISCLR||This is a special live episode from the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research Conference in Lafayette, LA. This live episode features folklorists from all over sharing their favorite spooky stories.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: The One about the Illumanti||This week, we cover the Illuminati. Often thought to be a secret elite organization OR the produce of a reptilian elite, there's definitely a lot to discuss!||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: The One about the Huldufolk (feat. Andrew Johnson)||This episode we look at the huldufolk of Iceland and the people who love to study them.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: The One about a Lot of Stuff (feat. Lynne S. McNeill and Andrea Kitta)||Whew, what don't we talk about this episode? We're joined by two of our favorite folklorsts, Lynne S. McNeill and Andrea Kitta to go over....pretty much everything!||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: The One about MUFON||The Mutual UFO Network is the organization responsible for investigating UFOs--who are they? What do they do? How did they get started? and How do I become a UFO investigator? are all questions we answer this week.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twenty: The One about Project Blue Book||UFOs and Project Blue Book are the subject of this week's episode. If you've ever wondered if the US government has had a vested interest in the study of UFOs--than you would be right! We look at the historical context for the study of UFOs in America t||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Nineteen: The One about "The Mothman of Point Pleasant" (feat. Seth Breedlove)||We sit down with filmmaker Seth Breedlove to discuss his newest film, "The Mothman of Point Pleasant" and Small Town Monsters.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eighteen: The One about the Bell Witch (feat. Brandon Barker)||We're joined this episode by Brandon Barker, who discusses his work in Adams, TN, on the Bell Witch. Even though the legend is from he 1800s, the Bell Witch is still very alive in Adams.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seventeen: The One about Betty and Barney Hill||Reticuli star map and frightening dreams are the crux of this UFO abduction case. One of the most famous UFO cases of all time, Betty and Barney Hill serve as the subject for this episode.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Sixteen: The One about Travis Walton (the Fire in the Sky abduction)||Travis Walton's abduction is hailed as one of the most important abduction cases in history, this week we take a better look at the case details.||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Fifteen: The One about Stigmatized Property (Part 2)||In part 2, we look at the Amityville Horror House and the Watcher house, both of which happened in New England--what's going on up there?||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 00: What even IS folklore??||If you are confused by how we use the word "folklore" on this podcast, then this is the episode for you! We elaborate on how contemporary folklorists use the term and what they study.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Fourteen: The One about Stigmatized Property (part 1)||From spooky homes to former serial killer apartments, there are some pieces of property that just won't sell. In part one of this two part series, we look at some of the spooky properties from around the United States.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Thirteen: The One about Bunnyman||If you're like us when you think of Easter, you think of bunny rabbits. As such, we decided to cover a bunny-based urban legend to celebrate the upcoming holiday. We also touch on the Pope Lick Monster of Louisville, KY.||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twelve: The One with Clowns (feat. Robby Dobler)||We're joined by folklorist Robby Dobler, who has previously done research on the rash of clown sightings in 2016.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eleven: The One about Ghost Investigations and Tools (feat. Kristina Downs)||Ellie is joined by Kristina Downs this week to discuss her adventures in ghost investigations and some of the tools that she has used for her investigations.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Ten: The One about Mothman (feat. Ashley Wamsley-Watts)||We're joined by Ashley Wamsley-Watts to discuss Mothman, UFOs/aliens, and the Men in Black who have plagued the town of Point Pleasant, WV.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Nine: The One about ZoZo in the Media (Part 2)||In this episode, Ellie and Jesse turn towards popular culture representations of ZoZo online through films, YouTube, and twitter.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight: The One about ZoZo (Part 1)||This episode, Ellie and Jesse talk about the Ouija board demon, ZoZo. People's encounters with ZoZo are emergent and are happening at what appears to be a growing rate.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Seven: The One about Fairy Abductions (feat. Kristina Downs)||In this episode, Ellie and Jesse are joined by folklorist Kristina Downs to discuss unsolved disappearances/murders and their connection to fairies.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Six: The One about Doris Bither||This episode discusses the supernatural attacks on Doris Bither, which are the basis for the the film The Entity (1983).||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five: The One about Valentine's Day||If you're interested in love, and also death, this is the episode for you.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four: The One with a Death Tunnel||In this episode, Ellie and Jesse discuss one of the most haunted places in America--Waverly Hills.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three: The One with Lady Gregory||Ellie and Jesse discuss early 20th-century first person accounts of ghosts.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncounters Two: The One with the Organized Lights (feat. Barb McGinness)||This episode looks at an unidentified flying object.||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncounters One: The One about Haunted Houses||This episode we discuss Haunted Houses.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Too much focus on the hosts, taking too much time to focus on main subject matter.
Mothman, Portals, and Jeremy... Oh my!
My favorite part about this podcast is Ellie and Jesse's dedication to the legends and tales they explore. Unlike other podcasts about the supernatural, Ellie and Jesse are not committed to debunking these belief systems. Rather, they present each belief with respect, analyze the narratives in depth, and let the listener decide whether or not to adopt that particular narrative into their own belief system. I would DEFINITELY give this podcast a try if you haven't already.
It's a pity that folklore is an area of academia most will probably not happen across in undergrad or otherwise, especially when folklore has everything to do with how we understand ourselves and each other. Thankfully, there are podcasts like these to allow hapless autodidacts like myself a chance to hear informed/knowledgeable scholars speak about their passions/areas of interest. In short, I'm digging it. Keep up the good work, EJ and JF.