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Dec 16, 2018

Have you been nice or naughty this year? Well if it was the latter, you probably had a visit from this week's creature, Krampus, on December 5th. This dark and shaggy goat-demon-man with horns, fangs, and an extremely long tongue carries a bundle of birch sticks to beat bad kids (and sometimes adults) and a sack...


Nov 25, 2018

Among the swamps and billabongs of Australia there is a vicious and terrible creature that wants to hug you to death - the Bunyip! We're headed down under to explore this fearsome, chimeric cryptid. Is it a diprotodon? Is it a giant platypus? Who knows?!

 

Cocktail of the Week: The Bunyip. See here for the...


Nov 11, 2018

This week we discuss the Domovoi, the small, hairy, old man that might live under your stove and originates in Slavic folklore. He helps with chores, predicts the future, doesn’t like to be seen, and sometimes burns your house down! Good times! Note that we do have a lot of tangents this week, so, sorry about...


Sep 29, 2018

In our very first episode(!), we talk about the Jorōgumo (絡新婦, aka the 'whore spider' or 'entangling bride'), Japan’s shapeshifting spider-woman Yōkai (妖怪). Yōkai is a blanket term for a variety of supernatural creatures, monsters, and phenomena. Along with our Jorōgumo breakdown and surrounding folklore...