Episode 82 – Shapeshifting
This time, we look at the lore of shapeshifting witches, including loup-garous, Wampus cats, and skinwalkers. We also briefly discuss the idea of hag-riding.
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Download: Episode 82 – Shapeshifting
- Laine discusses the phenomenon of Creepypasta, and we specifically discuss the Goatman legend and Bunnyman Bridge.
- We discuss the loup-garou & Rougarou found in North American lore
- Witch-cats come up, and you can hear a tale of one in our Podcast Special – The Black Cat Murders from a few years ago
- Laine recommends Charlaine Harris’ books, which include several shapeshifting characters
- We mention several figures from folklore known for shapeshifting or hag-riding, including Betty Booker, Aunty Greenleaf, and the Bell Witch
- We discuss Navajo Skinwalkers a good bit, and you can read about them more in an upcoming article on our site
- A pair of podcasts have discussed werewolf legends in great detail recently: LORE and Sawbones have both done a fine job with covering the historical (and skeptical) side of the subject
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Promos & Music
Title music: “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues. From Magnatune.
Music: “Were-Owl,” by S.J. Tucker, from her album Mischief. Incidental music by Brian Johnston, doing a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” found at Soundcloud and used under a Creative Commons License.
Podcast recommendation: Laine recommends the podcast Darkness Radio, and Cory suggests the medical/comedy/folklore show Sawbones.