This week on Episode 8 of the 1 Scot 1 Not podcast we discuss the infamous witch of Aldearn, aka Isobel Gowdie, aka the QUEEN OF THE WITCHES! We take a quick look at the history of the witch trials in Scotland before diving into some of the wild and crazy shenanigans that Isobel confessed to during her interrogation (including somewhat raunchy dealings with the devil himself and her forays into Elfland!!! OH MY!) Among many other shocking things, Lucy divulges some favourite witch curses against men! Want to learn more? Listen to find out!
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Thanks to Hollywood movies, creepy written fiction novels and DC Comics, everyone has heard of the infamous Banshee by now! The word conjures up images of an evil old woman, flying through the air, screeching her lungs out with blood-red eyes and a ghastly expression on her skeletal face!
Well in today's podcast episode Karen will be breaking down the differences between the classic Irish banshee and her Scottish, lesser-known but no less interesting cousins: the Bean Nighe and the Caoineag (or Caointeach).
Pour yourself a dram of whisky and getting ready to bust a gut because we are covering a HUGE range of Scottish topics today from spooky death omens to some of the most random and hilarious fae creature details you've ever heard!!
We also cover historical events like the Glencoe Massacre and the Battle of Culloden and oh-so-much more!! You never know JUST what you'll learn about by listening but we sure hope you have fun with us!
Here's the podcast (and you can subscribe wherever you download your favorite podcasts!).
This episode is particularly amusing!!! If you'd like to feel like you're in the room with us as we chat and record, we suggest watching the unedited YouTube version! ENJOY!
Episode 6 of the Podcast: CHANGELINGS: What did it REALLY mean for Fairies and for Humans??
Today's 6th Episode of the 1Scot1Not podcast discusses Changelings. What is a Changeling? It is a fairy that has been switched with a living human who has been stolen by the fairies!! Aaaaaah!!! It turns out there were many reasons the fairies wanted to abduct a perfectly healthy human baby or young mother and replace it with one of their own and you'll be so surprised when you find out why! In this episode, Lucy explains the horrifying, heartbreaking and sometimes even hilarious meanings behind both the fairy AND human side of so many infamous Changeling stories...
For those who'd rather watch than listen (or listen while they watch) here's the unedited YouTube edition!
Episode 5 of the 1Scot1Not Podcast: FINFOLK: Finmen Finwives & FINFOLKAHEEM?! The best of Orkney Folklore!
In this Episode (5) of the 1Scot 1Not Podcast, Karen does a deep dive (haha, get it?!) into the legend of the Finfolk - a unique underwater race of shape-shifting, magical (and also terrifying) beings that were once thought to be responsible for the abduction of many men, women and children from the Orkney Islands. From the origin of the mermaid to the fantastical underwater realms of both their summer and winter palatial homes (I know!!!), learn everything there is to know about FINFOLK, FINMEN, FINWIVES & FINFOLKAHEEM and more in this week's exciting and ridiculous episode!
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For those who'd prefer to watch while they listen, here is the uncut, unedited YouTube edition!
Subscribe now to both the podcast and the YouTube channel so you don't miss out on next week's episode where we talk about Changelings and epic DRAGONS!!!
Did you know that there is more than one Green Lady Ghost that haunts Scotland's Castles?? Neither did we before this episode (4) of the 1 Scot 1 Not Podcast!
Listen to learn more about some of Scotland's most infamous ghost guests, why there may be so many green lady ghosts in Scotland, the real reason why ghosts wear sheets and more!
This episode is especially timely as Lucy tells us about Crathes Castle and ghosts just as Karen returns from a trip to Savannah where she stays at a haunted mansion!!! Get ready to laugh and drink along with us for another fun episode!
For those who love a visual, here's the uncut video version!
Episode 3 of the 1Scot 1Not Podcast covers the Truth about Seers in Scottish History: Gift or Curse?
Lucy tells the story of Thomas the Rhymer and the Brahan Seer, ordinary men turned seers after encounters with magical fairies. Were these "second sight" abilities a gift...or were they a curse? You decide!! Either way, you won't BELIEVE what they for-saw!!! Stay tuned till the end and you may even learn a thing or two about Scot dialects, modern day hauntings and the subtle differences between a hallway and corridor (for those of you burning to know!).
For those who'd rather watch than listen, here is the unedited, uncut video version!
Episode 2 of the 1Scot1Not Podcast covers the MURDEROUS Redcap Goblins of Scotland's Border region!
We are uncovering our very first Fae creature in this episode and it isn't a nice one!!! The good news is that Karen has upgraded her Whisky for this episode and Lucy has some ghost stories to share on top of the frightening fun of Hermitage Castle!!
Buckle your seatbelts and lower your headphone volumes, here is Episode 2!
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First episode of the 1Scot1Not Podcast, The TRUTH about Unicorns & Kelpies of Scotland...
We couldn't have been more excited.
Whisky and mics in hand we begin!
The first episode is double length which we quickly discovered was going to be waaaaaay too long.
Alas, here she is.
Unicorns and Kelpies kick us off!!!
We realize that you may be missing out on some fun by not being able to see our amazing tartan leggings and such! For those of you interested in watching the episode here is the video version for you!
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!