Serpents of Bienville Podcast
By Sean Herman
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We are the Serpents of Bienville, an artist collective from Alabama. We explore southern folklore, weird history, and oddities found across the Gulf Coast. We also interview members of the collective and people we find intriguing, those turning their passions into inspiring careers.
||CleanJack the Ripper vs. Florence Maybrick||Could a debutante from Mobile Alabama, swept off her feet by a charming British businessman, have taken down the savage killer known as Jack the Ripper... on purpose? Thank you to Wes Kennison (weskennison.com) for the wonderful music behind our...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Rufus Ducote, Tommy the Tomato Eating Elephant||Sean Herman sits down with the incredibly creative mind behind Tommy the Tomato Eating Elephant, Rufus Ducote. The way these two carry a conversation, you would think that they've known each other forever (it's no secret: they have). Tommy the Tomato...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy First Sight of Home, Friday the 13th Part VII||To celebrate the Halloween season, Sean is exploring the seventh installment of the horror franchise, Friday the 13th, filmed here at Byrnes Lake in Baldwin County, Alabama. It turns out that as events in Sean's life unfolded, years after...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNannie Doss, What Have You Done?||Addicted to the romance magazine's idea of the perfect mate, Nannie Doss, known as the Giggling Granny, merely disposed of the men she married that failed to meet her standards. Though, is that really where her serial killer tendencies began? Listen...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlabama Oddities: Cryptids Exist||These are the monsters in the woods, the creatures in the lake. Sean Herman sits down to tell you about some of the most feared and revered cryptids in Alabama. To read more Alabama Oddities, be sure to visit serpentsofbienville.com.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Christian Mott of Ant Farm Journal||We talk with Christian Mott (christianbaxtermott.com) about the wonderful work he does with Ant Farm Journal. The discussion, of course, turns into a folklore journey into theories on ghosts, creatures, vampires, serial killers, and exorcisms. You...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlabama Oddities: The Unlucky Ones||These poor, unfortunate souls. From being struck by a meteorite, having your life's work stripped from your hands, to actually vanishing off the face of the earth, these Alabama folks are truly unlucky. Alabama Oddities is a short story series at...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Duane Knight||Sean Herman sat down with Duane Knight of Flux Studio and Gallery to talk about his journey into making art his life, turning his passion into a career. Duane is a phenomenal artist and cofounder of Flux: a working studio, a curated gallery for...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSacred Oath Series: Bienville's Sacred Oath||At the age of thirteen, Bienville set off from France to father North America's Gulf Coast, including every main port from Pensacola, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana. If something could go wrong for him, he would have assured you that it did. In...||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlabama Oddities: Haunted Bridges of Alabama||Bridges harbor so much legend and lore, and Alabama holds some of the most eerie tales of paranormal passageways. Here, I am sharing the history and folk stories of the cursed Mary Daniel Bridge of Crenshaw County, The tragic haunting of Bayview...||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to Serpents of Bienville||Interview with Sean Herman and Amanda Herman with guest Christian Baxter Mott (Christianbaxtermott.com). We explain Serpents of Bienville as local artist collective, gallery and retail space in Mobile, Alabama, and motley crew of folklore and oddity...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
First off, I'm biased. I grew up in south Alabama and I was fan 5 minutes into the intro episode. I love local lore, odd stories, and history from any state or parts of the world. It's just really awesome to be able to recognize locations and associate these stories with those places. Great stuff, y'all. Really enjoy it.