Today Karen tells Lucy all about the most TERRIFYING and EVIL monster in all of Orcadian mythology!! Responsible for heaps of trouble and physically just absolutely BEYOND grotesque, this is an episode you won't want to miss!! Lucy even added sound effects ...LOL!!!
Or if you're craving a hang out in person we are here!!
Centuries before the esteemed fairy folklore and researcher, Katherine Briggs came onto the academic scene, Robert Kirk was a minister in the mid-1600's who dedicated his life to researching and recording, and spreading the word to the world of all things Fairy. Tune into this week's exciting episode as Lucy tells us all about it!
Or if you prefer, the in-person experience!
In today's podcast episode Karen tells Lucy the 13 PLUS INSANELY SPOOKY Things that still go down at Glamis Castle!!! From ghosts to monsters to VAMPIRES, fairies, Shakespeare, and even the Queen Mother HERSELF, this one is one you will not want to miss!!!
If you want to see and hear all of our ridiculousness, unedited, please enjoy this video version!
This week Lucy tells Karen all about the Celtic Wheel of the Year! We discuss some of the festival rituals that took place in Scotland to celebrate the various key points in the year: What festival could you use as an excuse to try out new partners/ditch old ones? Just how far do you need to leap over the fire to get good luck, what's with all the bannocks everywhere.....and why are Kern Dolls just so darned TERRIFYING!
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Join us to nerd out a bit all about CASTLES! Karen teaches Lucy about the different constructions through time, and we learn lots of fun facts like how to trap your enemy, dye cloth blue, and how to go to the toilet in one!!
Want to witness the hot mess, unedited version? YouTube is your friend :) And scroll down below the video to check out the cool graphic referenced in this episode.
And here's a GREAT graphic showing the different castles.
Credit to r/coolguides on Reddit.
Get yourself prepared for Burns night by finding out all about our nations favourite poet! (well maybe not ALL about - but the juicy and interesting bits that's for sure!).
Karen and Lucy are back after our winter break and we kick off by discussing New Year (or that's Hogmanay if you are Scots) celebrations and customs, and then diving into the next big celebration in Scotland's calendar: Burns Night!!
Put on your kilt, cook up some haggis, gather yourself a wee dram and get ready to recite some 18th-century poetry!
Talk about un-edited!! lol!! If you want to see how ridiculously dumb we are OFF camera as well as on, then the YouTube version is for you!
We welcome back our resident ghostie expert Ginger! She is joining us again with some more personal ghost stories, including some Lee encounters (Lee is her resident ghost!)
Join us to chat with her, be a wee bit spooked (Karen and Lucy certainly are!), and try to get to the bottom of what all this ghost stuff is about anyways!
Apologies for the slight audio mishaps (was Lee haunting our equipment??) despite bragging about how great our sound has gotten since we began...
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This week we are on a time crunch! If you are sick of our babbling then this is the episode for you! Lucy tells Karen all about the fairy hill of the Scotland - Mount Schiehallion! Not only do we hear some funny tales recounted from Scottish folklore books we also discover a scientific connection to this sacred place (well, we don't really, as the science flies over our heads!!)
If you're in the mood for a chuckle (and to see just how dumb we really are in person!!!) check out our non-edited YouTube version!
Before there was Christianity and the Celtic world became dominated by men, Scotland was under the full influence of a most powerful female Goddess who was responsible for the creation of the Celtic World as well as the weather. You may know her only as "The Hag" but the Cailleach is so so much more than that! So buckle up your buskins, strap on your mutch, gather your staff and hammer and delve into the OG Goddess of Scotland!!
Here's the YouTube version of the audio clip Karen played at the beginning of the episode! And scroll down for a hilarious picture of the "mutch" hat Cailleach was known for wearing!
We don't edit the YouTube version so brace yourselves for amateur hour!!!
Apparently the Goddess of Winter sported one of these sexy hats!! So fierce! YOU GO GIRL!
And now you know why we are laughing so hard!!!
And no, we are NOT late! as you will find out, you've all been dressing up and dooking for apples on the WRONG DAY!!
This week, we discuss the serious topic of Samhain in Scotland, and as usual we are a laughing, ridiculous mess! Come hang out with us as Lucy schools Karen in all things Samhain. From how to say that gosh darn word to how it relates to All Hallows Eve, Halloween, All Saints Day and even Guy Fawkes night.
We talk about some of the more traditional pagan rituals that took place and you will need to keep listening if you want to find out how your shoe can help you find your true love, and whether he will be tall, short or rich or even DIRTY depending on what piece of kale you pull out of your local kale patch. Gather up your bannocks, (sorry not sorry about the dry mouth effect) and come learn with us on this new episode!
As always, we invite you to come hang with us "in person".
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Next week we will be learning about the Cailleach. Stay tuned! And thank you for listening!
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!