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#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

June 3, 2020
We've decided not to put out an episode of Loremen this week.
Half our listeners come from the USA, and the black lives matter protests should matter to everyone, everywhere.
 
Stay safe. Love people.
 
 
Loremen S3 Ep23 - Evelyn Mok - Swedish Nymphs

Loremen S3 Ep23 - Evelyn Mok - Swedish Nymphs

May 28, 2020

Swedish comedian Evelyn Mok brings us a selection of Scandinavian stories about nymphs.

This episode is like a delicious selection of small, tasty treats. If only there were an appropriate Swedish word for that...
 
Nope, can't think of one.
 
Prepare for an abundance of naked nymphs and some phallus-y fallacies, all from Sweden's SECOND best city - Gothenburg.

Loremen S3 Ep22 - Jenny Collier - The Three Plagues

Loremen S3 Ep22 - Jenny Collier - The Three Plagues

May 21, 2020

Jenny Collier returns! Again!

This episode answers the age-old question, "how many is too many plagues?" We discover that finding the dead centre of Britain is surprisingly controversial. And we ask hard-hitting questions about 1980s TV star and evil puppet, Pob. Questions such as, "you don't remember Pob?" and, "how can you not remember Pob?!" We also dive into the Welsh myth of Lludd and Llefelys and learn that London was founded by a Welshman. Who knew?

The Welsh knew.  
Loremen S3 Ep21 - The Fraternity of Vagabonds

Loremen S3 Ep21 - The Fraternity of Vagabonds

May 14, 2020

The 16th century was a dangerous place, kids. Con artists, knaves and robbers roamed the land, causing mischief. If the pamphlets Alasdair has uncovered are to be believed, there was a vast underground crime network with its own secret language. It was a lot a lot like the John Wick franchise. And, like the John Wick franchise, it's a load of old nonsense.

Loremen S3 Ep20 - The Ghosts of Sherborne House

Loremen S3 Ep20 - The Ghosts of Sherborne House

May 7, 2020

The Loremen meet old Mister Crump in this listener-suggested tale of Gloucestershire oddities. (Thanks for sending it in, Emily!)

What begins as an exploration of spectral phenomena quickly devolves into a cabin fever-dream. We discuss of bees, bones, back doors and boozy ghosts. It's another lockdown episode and things are getting weird...

Enjoy!

 

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Loremen S3 Ep19 - 1816: The Year Without A Summer

Loremen S3 Ep19 - 1816: The Year Without A Summer

April 30, 2020

Alasdair takes a deep dive into an epic, extraordinary year!

1816 was a real shocker, by all accounts. The world seemed to have been turned upside down. Holidays were ruined. Worst of all, people moped around indoors writing POETRY.
Maybe life two centuries ago wasn't so different after all... Hmmm?

(Puts on sunglasses.)

(Takes sunglasses off because of the lack of summer.)

 

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Loremen S3 Ep18 - Francisco González - Robert the Doll

Loremen S3 Ep18 - Francisco González - Robert the Doll

April 23, 2020

FLORIDA MAN RECORDS PODCAST! The Loremen are joined by indie game auteur Francisco González - a genuine American! He gives us the lowdown on Florida's creepiest life-size, melty-faced, doll-boy, Robert the Doll.

 
This bumper episode also investigates Florida's OTHER claim to paranormal fame: the Skunk Ape of the everglades. (He's basically a stinky bigfoot.) Plus, if you enjoyed the world's oldest paperboy in last week's episode, you'll go crazy for America's smallest post office. (It's impractically small!)
 

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Loremen S3 Ep17 - Harriet Braine - The Goat Boy of Surbiton

Loremen S3 Ep17 - Harriet Braine - The Goat Boy of Surbiton

April 16, 2020

Award-winning comedian Harriet Braine steps up to the Loremen plate and tries to convince us that Surbiton is an interesting place, actually. We meet modern folk legends in the form of a goat-headed cheesemaker, a dead giant and the world's oldest paper boy. However, we do end up talking about the train station a lot. Such is the overwhelming blandness of Surbiton: "The city suburb that always sleeps".

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Loremen S3 Ep16 - Chris Cantrill - The Bradford Boar

Loremen S3 Ep16 - Chris Cantrill - The Bradford Boar

April 9, 2020

 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Chris Cantrill (The Delightful Sausage) gives us the lowdown on Yorkshire's biggest pigs.

This boy knows his pork and porcine lore! Meanwhile, James embarrasses himself and insults the North. (Neither for the first time.) We also learn why a Bradfordian should always carry a tongue and how Chris is handling lockdown with his in-laws. 

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Loremen S3 Ep15 - The Manchester Mummy

Loremen S3 Ep15 - The Manchester Mummy

April 2, 2020
A Mancunian tale of the macabre. Two hauntings, one terrible clock, several pronunciations of M. Night Shyamalan and a twist we're sure you won't see coming. (The twist isn't that there is no twist. Come on.) This episode is another coronavirus lockdown edition, so please listen from a safe distance of 2 metres (6' 6").
 

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