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!
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.
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.
Whether fact or fiction, there are a few men that we have grown to love. In this chapter of ORIGINS, we look at some favorites: Slender Man, Mothman, and the ever present Boogey Man.
We love monsters. The classics, the new favorites, even those still locked in our closets or hiding beneath our beds. Why this infatuation? What is it about monsters that makes us seek them out to prove they exist? In this chapter of ORIGINS we scrape the tip of the iceberg about the monsters we fan