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!
Join us on a spooky haunted tour of the Edinburgh Vaults, as Lucy FREAKS Karen out (and herself in the process actually!) recounting tales of murder, witchcraft, fires (Yes sorry Karen, there was a great fire in Edinburgh!) and more importantly a hell of a lot of ghostly activity! Karen is promising that next week will be all rainbows, unicorns and fairies again because we are FREAKED OUT!! But seeing as this is spooky season we had to do our bit in scaring you a little - did we say we were FREAKED OUT?!!!!
Here's the photo of "Mr. Boots".
And here's the SUPER SPOOKY video that Lucy makes Karen watch in the middle of the podcast episode!! aaaaaahhhhh!!!!
Want the full hang out experience? Pour yourself a large cold one and come and hang with us "in person" this week!
Have a scary story of your own?! WE WANT TO HEAR IT! Email us at email@example.com!
Well friends, we've hit a new low on the 1 Scot 1 Not Podcast! Definitely keep your little ones out of the room while you're watching/listening to this episode. In an unexpected twist we are covering everything from penis necklaces to sexual positions and NOT ON PURPOSE! WE promise!
Karen had no idea what she was going to uncover when researching for this week's episode but uncover she most certainly DID!
Pour yourself more than a little wee dram this week (we suggest a martini with mysterious particulate matter) - but really anything alcoholic will suffice!
And let's go back in time....to a simpler life filled with red thread, dread and a whole bunch of cows. Have cool, old time-y stories filled with ghosts and fairies?
The great article that Karen is reading from (by the adorably named website, "Wee White Hoose" is HERE.
Read more about the ancient Romans and Greeks using penis statues as protection against the Evil Eye HERE.
(photo shown taken from article).
Because no, as hard we as try, we cannot make this stuff up!
And upon looking up the definition for "Stoup" as it relates to butter churning in Scotland, I was immediately confronted with this image and the many articles and websites about this particular sexual position!
I DID NOT KNOW THIS SEARCH WOULD TAKE ME HERE!
Sometimes the most fun comes from hanging out with us in person so you can feel as though you're apart of our zoom call!! Press play below!
We are having a green lady ghostie experience and Sean Campbell (Karen's husband) is NOT invited! This week both Karen and Lucy recount some stories of this strange faerie/ghost creature of Scotland. Find out why we think they may actually be poltergeists, why you wouldn't want to piss them off (dust in your food anyone?!) and whether Karen is team Edward or Jacob.
If you want to share some tales with us of...well anything really (not that we're desperate...but we're desperate!) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Come share a wee drink with us! We invite you to listen "in person!"
As much as we are terrified of Poltergeists and have absolutely ZERO interest in discussing them, that's ALL we seem to talk about his week!
The upside is that by devoting our time and attention and our super wise and expansive scientific knowledge of all things supernatural (we did read 2 whole Wikipedia pages, thank you very much) we have come to the conclusion that while yes, these are TOTAL wretched asshole creatures, we did figure they've probably just been Fairies the whole time throughout history so now we can maybe be a lot less scared of them.
And maybe, just maybe Poltergeists are even just a wee bit funny, assuming you put their actions to some lighthearted background music. Except when they leave bits of human flesh wrapped up in tissue paper, inside the crofts they've just burned to the ground. Did we mention they are assholes?
PLEASE share your spooky tales with us! We want to hear them!
And if you want to tune in to the YouTube version to see our snazzy virtual backgrounds, press play below!
This whole episode came about because a listener, Rachel Wise, emailed us a super cool and real Poltergeist story that you can read in it's entirety HERE.
Thank you so much Rachel! We super appreciate your contribution to today's episode!
Episode 25: TOP 10 FUN FOLKLORE FACTS from "Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland"
Today Karen tells Lucy her TOP 10 FUN FOLKLORE FACTS from "Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland" - a very well-known book by Folklorist John Gregorson Campbell. While Karen and Lucy weren't (sadly) drinking this episode, you DEFINITELY may want to consider pouring a wee dram and settling in for some real fun as this stuff is FUNNY and will be sure to both delight and surprise you!!!
We highly recommend the visual version for this one in particular, lots of good fun!
Today's Episode of the 1 Scot 1 Not Podcast is all about the fairy cat of Scotland! Lucy tells Karen all about these feline fairies, and reveals some gruesome ceremonies connected with them! eeek!!
Fancy sharing a drink with us "in person" while we chat? Check out the YouTube version below!
Come hang with Lucy and Karen as we take our time and unpack the complicated URISK of Scottish Folklore! Was he just, quick simply, a lonely a**hole who sometimes helped or sometimes harassed lonely travelers? Or was he acting out because he didn't have access to modern therapy to help him process the troubles of his parent's horrible marriage and inevitable divorce!? Listen to find out!
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This week Lucy educates Karen all about these better-looking, better-behaved, and better camouflaged FAE neighbors of the foul-faced Fin Folk that we learned about in Episode 7 (Season 1)! So strap into your high-speed elevator and speed down to the underwater palace with us (stop thinking so hard and just press play already, we'll explain everything in the episode!!)!
Wanna hang and watch the hilarity instead?
Press play! We're so excited you're here!
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!