Episode 205 – Death Lore

Laine and Cory sit down to chat about rituals of death, the lore surrounding the dead and dying, forerunners, doppelgängers, and more!

Summary: In what sounds like easily our most METAL episode ever, Laine and Cory sit down to chat about rituals of death, the lore surrounding the dead and dying, forerunners, doppelgängers, and more!

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Play: Episode 205 – Death Lore


Cory mentions that he talked about corpse folklore over on an episode of the Cursed Podcast, so you should check that out! Cory also mentions the Jewitches podcast and the Ask a Mortician YouTube channel. You might also be interested in some of these episodes and posts from our past:

Episode 17 – Ancestors
Episode 100 – The Witch Must Die
Episode 152 – Honoring Ancestors with Mallorie Vaudoise
Episode 153 – Death Midwifery with Ralph Young
Post 157 – Corpses
Post 172 – Ashes

You can also read more about cemetery symbolism if you’re interested.

Laine recommends the film Lake Mungo for some doppelganger creepiness.

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