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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.

 

Loremen S3 Ep8 - Valentine’s Special - Jenny Collier with The Mabinogion

Loremen S3 Ep8 - Valentine’s Special - Jenny Collier with The Mabinogion

February 13, 2020

Jenny Collier returns! After last year's Welsh Valentine's hilarity (pimp out of pimp across the board) we brought our favourite Welsh comedian back into the studio to give us the lowdown on an actual epic.

We cover book two of The Mabinogion (Mabinogion 2: The Legend of Curly's Gold). The Mabinogion is a 12th Century text recounting ancient Welsh myths and legends. As you can imagine, it scores highly in Naming.

Content Warnings: Two non-Welsh people doing their "best" Welsh accents, horse mutilation, references to Love Island.

 

 

Loremen S3 Ep7 - The Third Eye

Loremen S3 Ep7 - The Third Eye

February 6, 2020
Alasdair brings an "account" of how to open your third eye. And it's squirm-inducing stuff! Meanwhile, James can't get over the fact that Tibetan lama sounds a lot like Tibetan llama. For a whole episode.
 
There's also a man whose name is Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. Really what more could you want...
 
A portentous owl? You got it.
A  Yeti cameo? You got that too.
A cat with a surname? You got that three. That's one per eye.
 
We, like the ambassador who hosted that reception that time, are really spoiling you. Enjoy!

PS don't forget to let us know your saint name* in the comments! Remember it's your favourite saint eg "Ivel" and the last half of your home town eg "Don".
 
*check last episode -

- for context. 

 
Loremen S3 Ep6 - The Ghost of Cuthbert Shields

Loremen S3 Ep6 - The Ghost of Cuthbert Shields

January 30, 2020

This is a spooky one! Get a toasty body warmer on because your spine is about to be chilled. You'll need a gilet at least.

We'd love to hear your 'Cuthbert Shields' names! When you've listened to the episode, leave your new name as a comment on iTunes and we'll read out our favourites on the show.

Did you ever make a time capsule? What on earth did you put in it? Tell us on Twitter and we will judge you accordingly!

Loremen S3 Ep5 - Captain Thicknesse

Loremen S3 Ep5 - Captain Thicknesse

January 23, 2020
Who starts flame wars wherever he goes?
Who clearly has a problem with male midwives?
Who won't let it lie? Even beyond the grave, with his own son, no less?
Thicknesse.
You're damn right.
 
We delve deep into the peculiar life of Captain Thicknesse, 1719-1792, an English author, eccentric and piece of work.
 
The Thicknesse first showed up in series 2 episode 10 The London Monster
 

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