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I made a Folklore Podcast
« on: 04 Jan 2018, 13:51 »
I hope you don't mind a bit of shameless self promotion?

I recently started a podcast with another comedian, which I thought might appeal to other AGSers. It's called Loremen, and it's a funny podcast about "forgotten folklore and local legends". Basically, looking at weird stories that are very famous in one small place, and totally unheard of elsewhere. If you're interested, please give it a listen. There's a short teaser trailer, and we just uploaded the 3rd episode. As always, feedback is very welcome!




     


All the best - Alasdair.

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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #1 on: 04 Jan 2018, 13:53 »
Interesting concept!  I hope to be able to give it a listen soon.

Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #2 on: 04 Jan 2018, 14:17 »
Sounds absolutely fascinating, I'll try it when I find the time!
EDIT: I've just listened to the podcasts, and they're pretty great, keep up the good work! (nod)
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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #3 on: 11 Jan 2018, 14:51 »
You had me at "folklore"...

Listening next chance I get!

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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #4 on: 25 Jan 2018, 00:10 »
I greatly enjoy this podcast, and can say, with some measure of authority, that Ol' Greenpants would approve as well.
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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #5 on: 25 Jan 2018, 00:29 »
I greatly enjoy this podcast, and can say, with some measure of authority, that Ol' Greenpants would approve as well.

Now THAT is an endorsement! (Albeit, one I'll have a hard time explaining to James.)

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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #6 on: 25 Jan 2018, 03:24 »
Who says everything needs an explanation?
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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #7 on: 25 Jan 2018, 11:05 »
Damn right. So far I've introduced him to a Bluecap and a Redcap, why not ol'Greenpants?

Sidenote: We have two more episodes out. The latest one features both idiots and Nazis.


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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #8 on: 26 Jan 2018, 20:07 »
Loremen ipsum, dolor sit amet.

Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #9 on: 26 Jan 2018, 23:04 »
The latest episodes were great, I hope someone here tries to do an adventure game about one of those legends!

Also, do you only do folklore from the Brittish isles in your podcast, or from other places as well?
I'd love to hear what you think about Storsjöodjuret!

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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #10 on: 31 Jan 2018, 22:35 »
I've listened to quite a few episodes, and it's good stuff! My favorite so far is the one about the Pelton Brag and the various goings-on at Long Compton, which had me breaking into weird laughter on public transportation: most uncouth!

Though I'm compelled to point out (even though you probably know it already), that spectral horse-creatures are often thought to be able to take the form of a naked man (e.g. the kelpie or Neck/nixie/Nøkk/Näck/etc.), so that part of the story makes a certain amount of sense. The decapitated version is new to me, though.

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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #11 on: 31 Jan 2018, 22:58 »
Thanks for listening! We have another episode coming out tomorrow, containing my current favourite story so far: The Wilnecker Paradox.

Snarky: I have long been a fan of Kelpies, but I either didn't know or had forgotten that they could take human form. Thanks for the tip.

Blondbraid: We are planning to get some international comedians to tell us some non-British stories. How famous is Storsjöodjuret in Sweden? Is she Loch Ness Monster level, or more obscure? Because we like obscure!


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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #12 on: 01 Feb 2018, 01:37 »
We are planning to get some international comedians to tell us some non-British stories. How famous is Storsjöodjuret in Sweden? Is she Loch Ness Monster level, or more obscure? Because we like obscure!

Do you accept international game devs? Because I could tell you some weird stories about Florida, and not just the Skunk Ape!
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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #13 on: 01 Feb 2018, 09:11 »
I'd say Storsjöodjuret is widely known in Sweden. It's certainly not an obscure, local thing...

Cool concept, will check it out right away!

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Re: I made a Folklore Podcast
« Reply #14 on: 18 Feb 2018, 08:38 »
I listened to the last episode this week, and between creepy kids with birds in their head  and worms hungering for milky treasure, I gotta say you saved the best for last! Brilliant, both of them!

Incidentally, I can vouch for the undeniable famousness of the Lambton Worm, in that it's the first of these legends I've actually heard before. I would have given you full marks! (I also got weirdly caught up in the "correct" application of the totally arbitrary rating system.)

And thanks for finally confirming that Loremen is a pun, for us rhotic speakers!

Enthusiastically looking forward to season two!