Episode 149 – Seaside Sorcery

In this episode we talk mermaids and manatees, sexy seashells, and far too many Disney movies. Join us down at the shore as we discuss the magic of (and around) the ocean!
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Books mentioned this episode:
We also have an older blogpost about Seaside Sorcery you might be interested in.
We also mention a great film called Song of the Sea all about Selkies, and Cory mentions that he did the Audible narration for a pair of mermaid/sea dog novels called Tide and Anchored, by Deirdre Riordan Hall. If you’d like to know more about mermaids and other mythic sea folk, you can check out some of the lore on the Library of Congress Folklife Today blog. We also have a video on the connections between Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and folklore over at our YouTube channel.
You can read about the myth of Dionysus and the dolphins at the Theoi website..
And Cory highly recommends the Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN!
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Promos & Music
Title and closing music is “Homebound,” by Bluesboy Jag, and is used under license from Magnatune.
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Podcast 46 – Monsters

Laine triumphantly returns in this show about all sorts of monsters and cryptids. We’ll be looking at creatures from folklore to netlore, and figuring out which beasties are our favorites along the way.

Download: Episode 46 – Monsters


  • Only one book referenced tonight, Daniel Cohen’s Encyclopedia of Monsters
  • Here’s a link to the (now discredited) series of post-tsunami sea creature photos Cory mentioned. The critters are real, but the story associated with them is not.
  • If you’re fascinated by the netlore Laine shares, particularly that of the Slender Man, check out the “Marble Hornets” web series

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 Promos & Music
Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune.
Promo 1-Celtic Myth Podshow
Promo 2-Transitioning Pagan

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