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The ODDentity Podcast: Janine Mercer discusses tales of the paranormal, urban legends, folklore, and (occasionally) true crime, with just the right amount of sarcasm and humor. Send me your paranormal stories! theoddentitypodcast@gmail.com. Available wherever you binge. read less
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S10 Ep. 2: The Well
16-04-2023
S10 Ep. 2: The Well
Hello dear listeners and welcome back to another episode of The ODDentity Podcast on the PodMoth Media Network, your foray into the weird, wonky, and sometimes downright spooky. This week, I bring you The Well by W.W. Jacobs, a charmingly twisted little tale. You’ve likely heard of The Monkey’s Paw (if you haven’t, you should get on that,) but The Well may have slipped past your radar. Well, here it is for your listening pleasure. Read with permission from Project Gutenberg. The Well is a haunting piece of prose that is delightfully dark and difficult to forget. W.W Jacobs “The Well” is generously provided by Project Gutenberg and is read with permission in accordance with all outlined provisions and restrictions. The work, in its complete form, can be found at https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/12124/pg12124-images.html. Show Notes: To protect the Project Gutenberg™ mission of promoting the free distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase “Project Gutenberg”), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project Gutenberg™ License available with this file or online at www.gutenberg.org/license This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org. If you are not located in the United States, you will have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this eBook. Ads: Saturdays Are for the Ghouls: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/saturdays-are-for-the-ghouls/id1570983561 Brutal, Bizarre, and Boozy: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/brutal-bizarre-and-boozy-podcast/id1642538109 Check out all the other awesome pods on the PodMoth Media Network! https://podmoth.network/
Feed Takeover: Saturdays Are for the Ghouls Featuring The ODDentity Podcast
30-10-2022
Feed Takeover: Saturdays Are for the Ghouls Featuring The ODDentity Podcast
Happy Halloween, dear listeners! I hope your tricks and treats abound! I'm still feeling a little overwhelmed so I'm sharing this awesome episode with all of you. I always have a blast when I record with Saturdays Are for the Ghouls and this discussion is no different. We share some of our favorite urban legends and discuss the backgrounds of some of these tales. It's a super fun episode all 'round! I promise I'll be back soon. Stay safe out there and Stay Spooky!  SAftG Show Notes: Kathryn and Hayley are joined by Janine from the ODDentity Podcast to talk about Urban Legends, Cryptids, and creepy animals. We covered stories about The Fresno Nightcrawlers, The Bunny Man, Silverpilen Ghost Train, The Jersey Devil, Minwashitu, Ghost Cats, The Mexican Pet, The Hook Man, The Choking Doberman. Check out The ODDentity Podcast If you have any spooky, creepy, or just straight up odd stories or tales that you want us to read during Campfire Stories episodes, send them to us on our Instagram or Facebook ( @saturdaysarefortheghouls ). This podcast is part of the Podmoth Network. https://podmoth.network/ Join us EVERY Saturday for your weekly dose of spooky! Check out Buzz Killers from the Podmoth Network. **SOURCE NOTES** https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Man https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/local-history/bunnyman https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Fresno_Nightcrawler https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-silver-arrow-the-real-ghost-train-haunting-the-stockholm-metro https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/560646/legend-silverpilen-stockholm-ghost-train https://ghostsofnorthdakota.com/2015/12/06/legend-of-miniwashitu-missouri-river-monster/ https://jacksflightclub.com/travel-hub/dont-read-these-urban-legends https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Jersey_Devil https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-hook/ The Mexican Pet by Jan Harold Brunvand Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand
S9 Ep. 4: Bloodsuckers
05-09-2022
S9 Ep. 4: Bloodsuckers
Hello dear listeners, and welcome back to another episode of The ODDentity Podcast on the PodMoth Media Network. Your bi-weekly foray into the weird, wonky, and sometimes downright spooky. This week I bring you vampire legend and lore and the strange connection it shares with early understanding of disease and affliction. While I have your ear, I also wanted to let you know that I’ll be teaching the first of (I hope) many English courses this fall so episodes of the podcast might be staggered depending on the workload. The concept of teaching at the collegiate level is still quite new to me so it might take me a couple of weeks to get into the swing. As always, I’ll keep you posted as things progress. If you’d like to support this podcast, please head on over to the link in the show notes and check out Coddies fabulous fishy footwear! Head on over to coddies.com and use code ODDENTITYPOD to save 10% on your order! Coddies has wonderful slippers and flip-flops to suit every taste and they’re whimsical to boot! So, turn that trouty-mouthed frown upside down and snag a pair of Coddies today! Show Notes: Coddies: https://www.coddies.com/discount/ODDENTITYPOD?ref=oddentitypod Sources: https://www.history.com/news/vampires-tuberculosis-consumption-new-england https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/vampire-history https://theconversation.com/more-disease-than-dracula-how-the-vampire-myth-was-born-167482   Featured Ad: Bad Acts Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-acts-a-true-crime-podcast/id1538464479 Check out PodMoth: https://podmoth.network/
S9 Ep. 3: Freddy’s Coming for You
22-08-2022
S9 Ep. 3: Freddy’s Coming for You
Hello dear listeners, welcome back to another episode of The ODDentity Podcast on the PodMoth Media Network, your bi-weekly foray into the weird, wonky, and sometimes downright spooky. This week I have a little something special for all of you. Sometimes the pods on the network collab to create unique content and this week my episode features not one but TWO creepy cohorts. Huge thanks to Kathryn and Hayley from the Saturdays Are for the Ghouls podcast for joining me to talk about film and folklore, two of my favorite subjects. In our chat, we tackle the folklore surrounding A Nightmare on Elm Street and discuss all things horror. The audio is a little low in places and I’ve done my best to bring it up to standard, but just so you’re in the know.  I hope you enjoy this week’s episode and, as always, Stay Spooky!   Sources:   https://watermark.silverchair.com/27-4-677.pdf?token=AQECAHi208BE49Ooan9kkhW_Ercy7Dm3ZL_9Cf3qfKAc485ysgAAAr4wggK6BgkqhkiG9w0BBwagggKrMIICpwIBADCCAqAGCSqGSIb3DQEHATAeBglghkgBZQMEAS4wEQQM8xRY2IwHPcFffhP7AgEQgIICcVYF7yfTFhMLA3M4e_Bvtnsu6r7izJvlMMB7MI3IhbmV96FYoP4vnOcMXhTIsfmf9uz63qiUiHm47jg6_zcQVSSEDscuQYAQR0-OBmFBCiZbWt1DwtXfcf83OCtANQLvc-z8s6ala7DF44U4_p8S2BIp0x4s3qWwE6-J4YSlxFKHX3WvJQyCSnNDkf_PijfIqZHzPi4R7XTYFdQ5MbyosHBfa8-blxYCTgavPjr-LJfGuS34xu7rm2SDLHFSSxKAFcVNsNoNWMrB67nF5Ptard2yiCuPCaapJVtqMzk0xsb5SJPk92SD0vW2rwDdIuqHIYqN3-9patJkh5g-8_seELn1DBh1px52gh4nsLff4Ozed9VCpRIBgeh00dFmgllyhoUqQK8Vt1koKpXq_-pQ14FKex49XdGu_MhtEskk29iouMbKEM7q2gIvi_Ch-VE8Uv59nm60iEpv1sfHivRE0pX_awd1diKuZP2bovVqFBS_KYCE7jqQzQUcUX_fFKH0nRoMRtNp-P3Vg_YI4EBRWjjmp-k-UB1qn4ul3jc-5idGWOAkG9jCO_Aplop55cBhaYaBIqHANyZVrifOaVsrzhLqA3GVPqFF84i8Cb-5JCAi7VnZoPyy7bZ0Wt-kLJ0zeRZuydeGY1bXkcHssRaTe2zH99l6Ghx2jZiA8WZ-IF0Lt791laENIDxN4C3YjDZsSZGpM2_dBRjgRC5Luq4b5hOSyN2y2tVfJyDqjowe2GfxSF86maej4CYdc_xH2QYUbGAJgx2NpR_QVL4S3btytza1pFAO4j1qAq-gQM9E9nVolGo0zj0WoCaZEC4TQgvT1K4 https://the-take.com/read/what-inspired-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-and-freddy-krueger#:~:text=A%20few%20dozen%20people%20unexpectedly,on%20Elm%20Street%20hit%20theaters. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3404490/ https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/10/us/nightmares-suspected-in-bed-deaths-of-18-laotians.html#:~:text=The%20Federal%20Centers%20for%20Disease,frightened%20to%20death%20by%20nightmares. https://www.aswangproject.com/batibat-bangungot/#:~:text=The%20Batibator%20Bangungotis%20a%20vengeful%20spirit%20found%20in,huge%2C%20old%2C%20fat%20woman%20that%20resides%20in%20trees. Check out all the awesome pods on the PodMoth Network at: https://podmoth.network/ Saturdays Are for the Ghouls: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/saturdays-are-for-the-ghouls/id1570983561 This week's ad: Jack Billings Presents: Haunted Apartment Complex https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jack-billings-presents-haunted-apartment-complex/id1572711048
FEED TAKEOVER! Bad Acts Ep. 45-Toxic Love_ The Murder of Michael Redlick
20-02-2022
FEED TAKEOVER! Bad Acts Ep. 45-Toxic Love_ The Murder of Michael Redlick
Bad Acts: A True Crime Podcast  Ep. 45-Toxic Love: The Murder of Michael Redlick  In January 2019, police arrived at a home in Winter Park, Florida to find Danielle Redlick covered in blood. Her husband Michael lay dead in their living room. Danielle told authorities Michael stabbed himself to death, but the couple's history of domestic violence and the medical examiner's report suggested otherwise. With friends and family telling tales of Danielle abusing Michael, it's clear domestic violence was present in the Redlick home, but was Danielle a victim, too? Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/badactspod Episode Source List: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/shocking-secret-revealed-as-wife-faces-trial-for-husbands-murder/A4EZDDNJ4PNZ2MU5KL5HIULVOU/ https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/shocking-secret-revealed-as-wife-faces-trial-for-husbands-murder/news-story/48e42d66d1242e39dfa3fbad2b6754ea https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ne-danielle-redlick-self-defense-murder-20200312-f67frknknna63d6kk4ofwpozyi-story.html https://www.wesh.com/article/danielle-redlick-wife-of-slain-ucf-faculty-member-declines-plea-deal/31114280# https://www.wftv.com/news/local/wife-of-slain-ucf-executive-charged-with-murder/915651574/ https://www.wesh.com/article/virtual-jury-trials/35553476 https://www.orangeobserver.com/article/michael-redlick-colleagues-organize-fundraiser-for-his-children-after-wifes-arrest https://www.wftv.com/news/local/records-reveal-violent-past-of-winter-park-woman-before-she-allegedly-killed-husband/949208515/ https://www.clickorlando.com/news/2019/06/06/bloody-knives-bleach-found-at-winter-park-home-where-ucf-executive-was-slain/