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
What happens when coal isn’t bad enough for a naughty boy or girl? In this chapter of ORIGINS, we look at Krampus the Christmas Devil and other dark figures from Germanic European lore.
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!
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
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.
Pots of gold and four-leaf clovers, rainbows and little men in green. In this chapter of ORIGINS, learn the story behind the guard at the rainbow’s end: the Leprechaun.
Even candy-coated, chocolate dipped bunnies and marshmallow chicks have ORIGINS that are not as sweet as they would like you to believe. In this podcast, discover the lore and history behind Easter and Child Sacrifice. It’s dark like chocolate, but bittersweet.
Magic words once harnessed power. Today, they are used by magicians to set the mood. In this chapter of ORIGINS, discover the roots of Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus and more.