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Loremen S3 Ep40 - Chillingham Castle

Loremen S3 Ep40 - Chillingham Castle

October 1, 2020

Alasdair wows James with England's self-proclaimed "most haunted castle." That description is technically accurate, in that it is a castle that's been on the TV show "Most Haunted". 

 
Alasdair tells a tale of skeletons, charlatans and circus clowns, and James nearly derails the episode with an anecdote about crisps. Crisps... and lies.
 

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Loremen S3 Ep39 - The Midnight Library - The Great Lakes Monsters

Loremen S3 Ep39 - The Midnight Library - The Great Lakes Monsters

September 24, 2020

The Loremen travel through time and space (which is literally the only way to travel) to visit the dark and delightful Midnight Library Podcast.

Yes, this is a crossover episode!

We meet the mysterious Miranda Merrick, who regales us with tales of the Great Lake Monsters. Are the monsters great? Or the lakes? The answer is yes. This time, your humble Loreboys are more than out of their depth. Pull on a slanket and join us.

Sound design by

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Loremen S3 Ep38 - Rosie Holt - The Witch of Wookey Hole

Loremen S3 Ep38 - Rosie Holt - The Witch of Wookey Hole

September 17, 2020
We've all heard of Wookey Hole, haven't we? HAVEN'T WE? Oh, we haven't? Huh. 
Then let Deputy Loreperson Rosie Holt introduce you to Somerset's 2nd best subterranean tourist attraction. James chips in with a bunch of West Country witch tales that all have something familiar about them. (That's a pun.) 
Plus a timeless lesson on the dangers of pig sarcasm, and a hot tip for getting rid of unwanted toads.
 
Loremen S3 Ep37 - Yuriko Kotani - The Kappa

Loremen S3 Ep37 - Yuriko Kotani - The Kappa

September 10, 2020

Yuriko Kontani joins the Loreboys to talk about the Kappa - a quirky Japanese river-monster with some nasty appetites. Webbed hands and a bowl on its head are the least of your worries.
In spite of our best efforts, this episode contains much talk of bottoms, bumholes and farts. So if you're listening with kids, be warned that they're going to love it.

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Loremen S3 Ep36 - Eleanor Morton - Major Weir, Edinburgh

Loremen S3 Ep36 - Eleanor Morton - Major Weir, Edinburgh

September 3, 2020

Edinburgh's roll-call of villains is long, crooked and rotten. Like the worst banana. And Major Weir is one of the nastiest. Thomas Weir aka "Angelic Thomas" did not live up to that nickname, as you will soon discover.

Eleanor Morton, Edinburgh native, comedian and mystery enthusiast, joined the Loremen livestream to get to the bottom of this devil of a fellow. Stay tuned after the credits to hear a horror story from James's real life. It is in the top three most disgusting stories he's told on the pod.

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Loremen S3 Ep35 - Sunil Patel - The Garrick’s Head, Bath

Loremen S3 Ep35 - Sunil Patel - The Garrick’s Head, Bath

August 27, 2020
The Garrick's Head pub is home to many Bath-based legends, so we called up our Bath area Deputy Loreperson - Sunil Patel (BBC Asian Network).

The Loreboys cover a fair amount of genuine history in this one, from pneumatic wigs to the MC of Bath's extravagant balls. And before you ask - YES! We do describe several 1970s photos of 1970s men pointing towards places ghosts were once seen.

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Loremen S3 Ep34 - The Legend of Hampden Pye

Loremen S3 Ep34 - The Legend of Hampden Pye

August 20, 2020

Faringdon in Oxfordshire is a peculiar town. The folly comes with a health warning and the doves are painted neon colours. The most unsurprising thing about the place is that the graveyard has a ghost: the headless spectre of poor Hampden Pye.

James spills the beans on how Hampden lost his head, when all about were keeping theirs.

Also, it was very, very hot when we recorded and we are very, very English. So we moan about it. A lot.

(Contains mild references to violence and suicide.)

 

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Loremen S3 Ep33 - The Chanctonbury Ring

Loremen S3 Ep33 - The Chanctonbury Ring

August 13, 2020

This tale has it all; Romans, bikers, buried treasure, UFOs, the devil, a woman, trees. You name it! If anything, Chanctonbury Ring in the South Downs has too much folklore.
This ep also features two of Alasdair's 'best' voices and will leave you questioning whether James understands how hills work...

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Loremen S3 Ep32 - The Ghosts of Clopton House

Loremen S3 Ep32 - The Ghosts of Clopton House

August 6, 2020

It's only the most haunted house in the bloomin' Midlands! 

James tells us about Stratford-upon-Avon's star-crossed Clopton Family, who met some truly tragic fates - in one case a LITERALLY sticky end. But their untimely deaths may have inspired Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe. So that's... good?

Maybe?

We also reveal which historic building Alasdair has been kicked out of and (as a post-credits bonus) James has prepared some Shakespeare puns.

Niche? Us? Yes, very!

 

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Loremen S3 Ep31 - The Magic Ointment of Netherwitton

Loremen S3 Ep31 - The Magic Ointment of Netherwitton

July 30, 2020

Ah, the fae folk, they seem so carefree and jolly. But theirs is a society full of arbitrary rules and harsh punishments even for the most unintentional infractions. Also they're very small and get upset when you look directly at them. Sounds like working with Tom Cruise.

In this episode, Alasdair takes us into the realm of the faeries (Northumberland) as your bold Loremen face a second wave of Lockdown Fever... May Pob have mercy on our souls.

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