This week we start what very well could be the end of us, as Sam and Jason attempt to tackle the massive topic of Alchemy. In this first episode of the series, the emphasis is on context and place setting, with Sam taking us from the creation of the world to the fall of the Ptolemaic dynasty as we search for the truth behind Alchemy’s most elusive and fundamental figure: Hermes Trismegistus. This melting pot of God and Man, Philosophy and Myth serves as our jumping off point as we dive into what may be the deepest rabbit hole yet. We hope you’ll enjoy
This week we conclude our two partner on Lunar Conspiracy with some of the most notable theories we’ve ever covered on the show. From attempting to open a channel of communication with a long dead God, to keeping the entirety of humankind under the thumb of our scaly overlords, and so much more, we present a veritable buffet of madness, in honor of that great big, lie in the sky, Moon. We hope you’ll enjoy.
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This week we dive back into one of Sam’s favorite subjects, Jewish mysticism, by way of one of its most fascinating and unique phenomena, The Golem. The clay man, who serves as the supernatural protector of the downtrodden Jews throughout the Diaspora, has long captivated the imagination of the public. We trace it’s lineage through the Hebrew Bible, to the Talmud, and then examine it under the peculiar light of the dark ages and renaissance practices of Kabbalah. By the time we’re done, we cover everything from Quentin Tarantino to King David. We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we round out 2018 on the podcast with an in-depth examination of the not so Christian origins of Christmas by Jason and an attempt to revive the lost art of telling Ghost Stories round Christmas Time by Sam. We’ve so loved having this year with you all, and cannot wait to see what the next one brings. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much has we have.
This week we explore two sightings during the Cold War era, foreshadowing things to come either good or bad, and one man’s lifelong quest to uncover the truth behind how humanity has survived this long, and what, exactly, our guardian angels have in mind for us next. We’ll look on both sides of the iron curtain, with tales of aliens, astronauts, and angels, as we ask the question, what exactly stopped us from blowing each other off the face of the planet? As always, we hope you’ll enjoy.
In this episode we explore the many different problems that you, our lovely listener friends, have gone through in your life. And man, some of them are intense. Some of them are funny. Most of them aren’t. We want to thank each and every person who wrote in, sharing their experience and blessing us with their stories. Also, it’s three hours long, so there’s that as well. Happy Halloween!
A Spooktober Poem, Submitted by Michael Hamilton
Life is slowly becoming a walk among the trees.
Not a mere walk, more of a shuffle along the tombstones.
The are is cold and my skin grey.
I feel a pulse but I no longer sure of who it belongs.
Is it mine, the frozen earth it’s self, or one of a love that is long gone.
Stripped and deprived of all feeling.
For I am as thin as the twigged trees.
No emotion, no connection.
No emotion, no connection.
The Layout of Britney’s House
Stephanie’s Haunted Mirror
The Westerton House where Isobel used to live
This week we explore the lore and legend associated with one of the most unique magical beings of all time, the Jinn, or Genie as many of us know it as. We will explore it’s origin in pre-islamic arabia, its codification as truth in the Quran, and it’s transformation into the big, blue, vessel for Robin William’s soul that we know it to be today. We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we cover an obscure bit of Californian Folklore, the Dark Watchers. Listen as Sam asks Jason if he’s familiar with all sorts of Californian things, and the two of them bond over the atrocities of John Steinbeck, while trying to get to the bottom of stories that have to do with human shadows, unaccompanied by humans, living in the mountains of Big Sur. We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we focus on one of the most enduring, albeit it improbable, of all modern myths, that of Father Ernetti and the Chronovisor! Join us as we dive into the rich tapestry of mystery which surrounds the supposed invention of a device that can be used for a variety of purposes, from removing the faith in faith-based religious systems, to enforcing universal dictatorships which could enslave us all at the drop of a hat. We’ll cover the story, the evidence, and the major players in this temporal tragedy! We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we return to a topic touched on in earlier episodes, one that gives Sam the absolute spooks and Jason a bad case of sleep paralysis. The folklore surrounding the Skinwalker, the evil entity of First Nations belief, is as chilling as it is resilient. To this day, stories of Skinwalker Encounters come in fresh, and Sam and Jason are going to do your best to teach you some things to be on the lookout when wandering alone at night.