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Spoop Hour

21
Jan 2020

Victorian Ghosts Laying Bagpipe

When we think of ghosts in the modern era, we often think of them in Victorian garb and spinning spooky stories from the 1800s...but why? Find out (ish) this week on Spoop Hour when we delve into the Victorian ghost story, including why they became so popular & why they might persist. Also answer the question: What has vampires, King Arthur, the Victorian era, and Tesla? (Spoiler alert: our new favorite ridiculous video game.) And finally, embrace some rumors about Queen Victoria with the tales of John Brown the servant ghost and the queen herself's ghostly successor.

 

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14
Jan 2020

Death by Choco Balls

POISON. From Shakespearean times to modern political subterfuge, poison is a staple of weird and spooky murders. Hear about Hercules's poison robe, Hamlet's poisoning uncle, and the urban legends surrounding poison Halloween candy. Then hear a bananas story out of Japan about the Mystery Man with 21 Faces and his poison candy extortion plot.

7
Jan 2020

Sounds Post Conquistador but Okay

Grab your xoloitzcuintli, it's time for a journey through the world of Aztec gods, myths, and legends! Hear about where the Aztecs believed humanity started, where they think it goes in the afterlife (spoiler alert: for the most part it's nothing good), and get a primer of some of the gods that impacted their daily life. Then learn about the whys behind ritual human sacrifice before closing it out with stories about xolos, the dog you might meet in the underworld and that you can for sure meet irl.

 

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31
Dec 2019

Mozart Was Right

Happy New Year! We've got all the spoopy things to help you get ready for the new month/year/decade. Meet Frozen Charlotte, the Victorian dolls with an upsetting backstory, full moons that can predict the year to come, and scarecrows to be burned in effigy. Get one off creepy stories about upsetting incidents on New Year's Eve (like ghostly old women and intrusive texts) and then close it out with foods to consume to bring good luck to your new year.

 

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24
Dec 2019

A Krampus Takedown

It's the third annual holiday spoopstravaganza! Kick things off with the game Ghosts of Spoop Hour Past and test your knowledge of previously covered Christmas monsters. Then hear about some new winter friends, like Greece's Christmas goblins the kallikantzaroi, Japan's ningen and yuki onna, and Scandinavia's nisse/tomte/tontu. Happy holidays!

 

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17
Dec 2019

Never Regretti the Yeti Spaghetti

With the arrival of colder weather comes fresh fears of the YETI, that elusive hominid/Abominable Snowman who mostly hangs out and only occasionally kidnaps people. Uncover firsthand accounts of yeti encounters, including Eric Shipton's iconic footprint photo, a nuclear family yeti kidnapping, and one man's 60 year journey to find the yeti. Then learn about the yeti race that ran concurrent to the space race, the best pop culture depictions of yetis, and our new favorite games that are technically meant for children.

 

 

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10
Dec 2019

I Know What Numbers Are

In an astonishing display of mathematic prowess, we are talking NUMEROLOGY this week! Get the basics on this pseudo-science that grounds every event and personality trait in a number, then take a deep dive into what our numbers say about us. Also don't miss our spoiler free thoughts on Knives Out (spoilers: we loved it), a listener story about a possible cult site, and a weird man who sits in a tree near us.

 

Calculate your name numerology: https://numerology.astro-seek.com/name-numerology-online-calculator

 

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26
Nov 2019

Our Thanks to the Cranberry Bog Man

It's American Thanksgiving week, so come get an overview of some spooky traditions and lore surrounding food like cranberries and cakes! Also get tips for how to reconcile Thanksgiving's terrible history with the general concept of being grateful for family and friends...then close it out with some truly terrible Thanksgiving horror stories, including a ghost screaming at a train, turkeys left on the floor, and more. Happy week!

 

 

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19
Nov 2019

Honk Honk Witch

Hold on tight for a speedy introduction to Wicca! Test your knowledge of animal companions with the game Sounds Familiar then take a look at the history of Wicca and common misconceptions of Wiccans. And don't miss a Snacket update, a listener story about a spooky lighthouse, and more!

12
Nov 2019

Large Stripey Bad Boy Incident

What's that light off in the distance? Why, it's a spooky lighthouse, the subject of this week's episode! Hear the horrifying corpse misadventure of the Smalls Lighthouse Incident that inspired multiple films, including 2019's The Lighthouse. Then meet the ghosts of the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse in Florida and the Big Bay Point Light in Michigan. With pirates, sexy Scottish ghosts, and Willem Dafoe's arguably most unique feature, you don't want to miss it!

 

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