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!
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!"
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!