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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Oct 22, 2018

In 1764, a strange creature began killing people in an isolated region of France known as the Gevaudan. No one could say what it was, so the creature was known only as La BĂȘte, the Beast of Gevaudan, and it seemed unstoppable.

 

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May 21, 2018

The international media has made Iceland well-known for some of its people's belief in elves, also known as the Huldufolk, which means Hidden People. In this episode we explore the folklore surrounding the Huldufolk, what they represent, and why they are still part of Iceland's cultural heritage.

 

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Dec 25, 2017

Many cultures and religions seem to have holidays around this time of year. Without much effort, the layers of the Christian holiday of Christmas can be peeled back to reveal its origins in more ancient pagan traditions from across Europe. Characters like Santa Claus, Jack Frost and the elves all have their bases in...


Nov 13, 2017

This episode, Hallie interviews Dr. Andrea Kitta about a creepy creature of modern folklore, Slenderman. They touch on his origins, what he represents and what actions he has inspired in those who believe in him.

 

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Jul 17, 2017

When most people think of fairies, they think of small winged humanoid creatures that are tricksters, but are mostly helpful to humans. This version of the fairy is far from the fae of traditional European folklore.  These fairies stole human children and in their place left a creature known as a changeling. This...