Loremen Podcast
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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Loremen S3 Ep14 - Sunil Patel - King Bladud of Bath

Loremen S3 Ep14 - Sunil Patel - King Bladud of Bath

March 26, 2020

Bath comedian Sunil Patel ( BBC Asian Network) dons the mantle of Deputy Loreperson in this Covid-19 Lockdown Special. Sequestered in our separate garrets, sheds and jazz lounges, we learn the story of King Bladud. Bladud was a daredevil, a leper, an assistant pig farmer and founder of the city of Bath. Now that's a portfolio career.

  • Who petrified the Keynsham snakes?
  • Is it possible to fly from Bath to London, Icarus-style?
  • Does Sunil Patel's mum know he's on TV?

Find out in Episode 14.

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Loremen S3 Ep13 - Amy Gledhill - The Hull Werewolf

Loremen S3 Ep13 - Amy Gledhill - The Hull Werewolf

March 19, 2020

The Loremen are joined by the delightful half of award-winning double-act The Delightful Sausage - Amy Gledhill. We chat about the Hull Werewolf, also known as "Old Stinker". With bonus coverage of an underwater witch, a beheaded boy and, of course, the Pig-man. Plus we hear some of the funniest place names in all of Yorkshire.

Warning - This episode may cause you to question the very nature of reality / Hull. 

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Loremen S3 Ep12 - Sooz Kempner - The Gremlins

Loremen S3 Ep12 - Sooz Kempner - The Gremlins

March 12, 2020

Award winning comedian Sooz Kempner (Mystery On The Rocks Podcast) joins the Loremen with stories of airborne gremlins. Not to be confused with the film Gremlins (1984), these impish critters* outfoxed RAF pilots in World War 2. As always**, the Loremen shine the searing light of scrutiny on our guest's tall tales. But will we finish recording the episode before the gremlins attack?

 
*not to be confused with the film Critters (1986).
**not to be confused with the film Always (1989). 
Loremen S3 Ep11 - The Devil and Jeremiah Stone

Loremen S3 Ep11 - The Devil and Jeremiah Stone

March 5, 2020

James brings in an extraordinary tale of betrayal, backstabbing and the Devil himself. He also lobs a bunch of civil war stories directly into your ears.

Which musical instruments can Satan play?
Why does Warwick market stink?
How big is TOO big for a shoe?

Please write in to tell us your favourite devilish pseudonyms. Old Scratch? Old Nick? Old Scratchy Nick? Let us know on the socials.

Ayoade Warning: James does a Richard Ayoade impression for about the ninth time this series.

Loremen S3 Ep10 - Michael Legge - Finn McCool

Loremen S3 Ep10 - Michael Legge - Finn McCool

February 27, 2020
Comedian and podcaster Michael Legge (you know - off Do The Right Thing) joins the Loremen to tell us about the Irish legend of Fionn mac Cumhail - aka - Finn McCool. 
 
We learn why it is big and clever to act like a massive baby, which is useful. Plus who was the more famous 7Up logo, Fido Dido or Cool Spot? AND which character from the extended Back To The Future universe James's wife thinks he is the most like.
Loremen S3 Ep9 - The Roaring Bull of Bagbury

Loremen S3 Ep9 - The Roaring Bull of Bagbury

February 20, 2020

Like all great tales, this episode begins with a riddle and ends with a warning...

The Roaring Bull of Bagbury is certainly a unique story that sparks off some sinister memories from James' past. And poses a few of life's bigger questions - What are the Mooies? What size is a small pineapple? How big is too big a bull?

MOOIE WARNING - contains talk of Mooies.

Should have warned you earlier, soz.