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Strange Familiars: Episode 11 - Iron and the Supernatural, part 2 The Blacksmith

StrangeFamiliarsFor episode 11 we continue our talk about iron and the supernatural. This episode we focus on the blacksmith and the blacksmith’s role in folklore, magic, and as a liminal figure. We talk with author, powwow practitioner, and blacksmith, Cody Dickerson. We hear another story of a changeling and a boy taught to work iron by the faeries. Finally, we hear some traditional songs about the blacksmith.

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Episode 11 notes and links:

The Two Magicians

The lady stands at her bower door
Straight as a willow wand
And by her came the coal blacksmith
With a hammer in his hand
Crying bide, lady bide,
There’s nowhere you can hide.
This rusty smith will be your love
For all your maiden pride.

Well may you dress my lady fair
All in your robes of red.
Before the morn at this same time
I’ll gain your maidenhead.

Away, away you coal blacksmith
Would you do me wrong
To think to gain my maidenhead
That I have kept so long.

I’d rather I were dead and gone
And buried in my grave
Than a rusty stock of coal blacksmith
My maidenhead should have.

The lady she held up her hand
And swore upon her soul
That she’d not be that blacksmith’s love
For a whole chest full of gold.

The blacksmith he held up up his hand
And swore upon the Mass:
I’ll have you in my bed lady
In a half an hour or less.

The lady she became a dove
And flew up in the air
And he became a cock pigeon
And they flew pair and pair.
She was woe, he held her so
And still he bade her bide.
This lusty smith her lover was
For all her maiden pride.

The lady she turned into a hare
And ran across the plain
And he turned into a greyhound dog
And chased her down again.

And she became a little mare
As dark as the night was black
And he became a gilt saddle
And rode upon her back.

She became a silken plaid
And stretched upon the bed
And he became a green covering
And gained her maidenhead.

And she became a corpse,
A corpse all in the ground,
And he became the cold grey clay
And smothered her all around.


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Cody also recorded a sample of himself blacksmithing that we use just before his interview.

Michael Anderson: https://drekka.bandcamp.com

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Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The songs in this episode, The Two Magicians and Blacksmith, are traditional, with an arrangement by Stone Breath. All rights reserved.

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Bigfoot in Pennsylvania with Timothy Renner - June 24, 2017

BigfootI discuss with Timothy Renner, his fascinating book, Bigfoot in Pennsylvania. In this book, Tim has collected news clippings from the 1800's and early 1900's that clearly refer to Bigfoot-like creatures. It is interesting to see how this is treated then, and what similarities and differences there are with modern accounts. And there are also some very strange ones mixed in...

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Outro Song by Tim's band, Stone Breath. The song is Apples for the Albatwitch, and the album is Cryptids.

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Strange Familiars: Episode 10: Iron and the Supernatural, Part 1: Changelings

StrangeFamiliarsIn Episode 10 we start our ongoing series discussing iron and the supernatural. With Joshua Cutchin, we talk about iron and the fae folk, changelings, and more – and then we hear some old stories regarding changelings, including one that went horribly wrong.

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Episode 10 notes and links:

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Joshua Cutchin: http://www.amazon.com/Joshua-Cutchin/e/B00YPH8ODY/

http://www.joshuacutchin.com

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “In the Garden of Ghostflowers” from Black Happy Day: https://timemotheye.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-garden-of-ghostflowers

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The Role of Fiction in our Study of the Strange... - June 9, 2017

BurningTarotI am joined by Joshua Cutchin, Adam Sayne, and Timothy Renner for a discussion of Fiction and how it relates to the subjects we study. We discuss fiction as a release valve, as an influence on ideas, as well as how fiction can muddy the waters of what is fact and what is fiction. We get into a lot of stuff in this show, including recommending some excellent fictional podcasts. We also talk everything from Star Trek to Lovecraft. Enjoy.

The link to buy The Good People, from Patrick Harpur - https://strangeattractor.greedbag.com/buy/the-good-people-0/

Link to buy The Miracle Visitors on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2r7xQbF

Outro Music by Zero Mean, with the song, "In the Ether" - https://zeromean.bandcamp.com/

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Strange Familiars: Episode 9 - Bigfoot Yesterday and Today, Part 2

StrangeFamiliarsWe continue with Mark Blankenship’s bigfoot encounters and then hear two more articles about possible bigfoot creatures from the 1800s.

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Episode 9 notes and links:

Mark’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqj1…

Matt Deterior: http://mattdeterior.bigcartel.com   instagram: @MattDeterior

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

“Wild man” articles collected by Timothy for his book, Bigfoot in Pennsylvaniahttps://www.amazon.com/dp/154551397X/

Get a howling bigfoot t-shirt here: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/1600560-howling-bigfoot?store_id=123202

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “The Curse of Saint Natalis” from the forthcoming Stone Breath album Witch Tree Prophets.

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Strange Familiars: Episode 8 - Bigfoot Yesterday and Today, part 1

StrangeFamiliarsIn this episode we hear about a very old sighting of a possible albatwitch creature (Pennsylvania’s “little bigfoot”) from 1838 – and then we talk with Mark Blankenship who has had some much more recent encounters with creatures in Washington state.

If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

Episode 8 notes and links:

Mark’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqj1…

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

The albatwitch article was collected by Timothy for his book, “Bigfoot in Pennsylvania”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/154551397X/

Albatwitch t-shirts available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249067964/the-albatwitch-pennsylvanias-little

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “Sixteen Hooves” from the Stone Breath album “Who is Listening?“.

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Strange Familiars: Episode 7 - Spooklights and Headless Ghosts

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In Episode 7 we talk about the little town of Seven Valleys and many strange reports that have come from the area – including mystery lights, bigfoot sightings, pig weirdness, and more. We hear the story of Old Man Ruby, who died the same day as his horse and was seen riding his spectral mount for nearly a century after his death. Tim and Anthony pay a midnight visit to Panther Hill in Seven Valleys – where something unseen, but very much heard, runs them off!

If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

Episode 7 notes and links:

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

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http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

instagram: @strangefamiliars

http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “The Coming Fires” from the Stone Breath album “The Ætheric Lamp“.

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Strange Familiars: Episode 6 - Barnum’s Cannibals

StrangeFamiliarsEpisode 6 tells the true story of P.T. Barnum’s Fiji Cannibals. After being taken from Fiji and exhibited in sideshows and dime museums around the United States, one of these men died in York, Pennsylvania. Newspapers reported that two other “cannibals” attempted to eat his corpse. What really happened?...and where is the Fiji Cannibal’s body? We visit Potter’s Fields, and discuss sideshows, circuses, Circassian women, and more. Our guest is Alison Renner.

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Episode 3 notes and links:

Alison: https://www.etsy.com/shop/odpeacock

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Matt Deterior: http://mattdeterior.bigcartel.com instagram: @MattDeterior

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http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “Song to the Folding Leaves” from the Stone Breath album “Children of Hum“.

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Strange Familiars: Episode 5 - Haunted Road

Strange FamiliarsIn Episode 5 we talk about Haunted Roads – both the general idea and symbolism of haunted roads, and some specific haunted roads. Our guest is Thomas White.

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If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

Episode 5 notes and links:

Thomas White - https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-White/e/B001JS7PQE/

Contact us via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more.

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band.

The song at the end of this episode is The Night Birds Psalm from the Stone Breath album of the same name.

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