21 | Beware the Ides of March (and how to do it!)

“Et tu, Brute,” is one of those phrases we know, even if we don’t know why. Another one is “Beware the Ides of March.” What is the Ides of March and why should we beware it? In Chapter 21 of ORIGINS, we take a look at the what, why, and how behind this famous March phrase.


20 | Uncle Monday: the Seminole Legend

We all have one, that crazy uncle that is always teetering on the edge of remaining a part of the family. What if he left, or worse, what if he were to shapeshift into a monstrous creature that couldn’t fit around the Sunday dinner table? In this chapter of ORIGINS, meet everyone’s crazy uncle, Uncle

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19 | Punch and Judy: When puppets SNAP

Puppet shows are generally created for an audience of children. One classic form of puppetry made famous during the Renaissance would definitely receive an R rating in today’s world. In this chapter of ORIGINS, I look into the history, comedy, and popularity of a puppet show that glorifies infidelity, murder, and insanity.

18 | A Christmas Story – Santa, ‘shrooms, & JCs Birthday

What would you think if Christmas wasn’t really about Jesus’ birth or Santa Claus? You’d probably be curious enough to learn more. In this chapter of ORIGINS, we take a look at the true history of Christmas, Santa Claus, and the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. SHOW NOTES Perhaps the most celebrated and most

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16 | Mystic Chickens & Thanksgiving Zombie Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. This chapter of ORIGINS looks into superstitions surrounding the holiday, such as breaking the wishbone, and dives deeper into some “fowl” play involving mystic chickens and an uprising of Walking Dead Turkeys. Butter your biscuits for Chapter 16!

15 | Gremlins & Stranger Things

Netflix’s Stranger Things has brought back the look and feel of the classic 1980s style storytelling. From ET to Goonies, and everything in between, this chapter of ORIGINS looks deeper into those iconic 80s monsters, the Gremlins. SHOW NOTES In preparation to binge watch season two of Stranger Things, I binge watched season one for

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14 | Voodoo Dolls: Voodo’s and Voodont’s

Want revenge? Why not make a doll in the image of the one you’re after? In this chapter of ORIGINS, we poke around with the roots of Voudon and Voodoo Dolls. With a special reading of Kate Wars’s short story at the end. SHOW NOTES Dolls are creepy. In fact, I’ve already mentioned them on

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