Episode 14: A New Voice

In this episode Timothy introduces James, his new partner for paranormal investigations – and a voice you’ll be hearing a lot more on Strange Familiars. They talk about some weird happenings from James’ childhood: Were bigfoot creatures stalking around his family home? What was the strange thing is father saw crouched along Toad Road? (They also promised to Read More

Episode 13: Listener Stories 1 – Fae, Grassman, Hatman, and More

For episode 13 we talk with Jim Pyre. Jim is a Strange Familiars listener and he reached out to us with some of his experiences with the strange and paranormal. We talked about will-o-the-wisps, the fae folk, grassman, hatman and more – including some thoughts about what may be behind some of these phenomena. We’ll Read More

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

For 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 Read More

Episode 10: Iron and the Supernatural, part 1: Changelings

In 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. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus Read More

Episode 8: Bigfoot Yesterday and Today, part 1

In 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 Read More

Episode 5: Haunted Roads

In 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. 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 Read More

Episode 4: The Witch Diggers

In Episode 4 we tell a strange story of bigfoot creatures and other weirdness from 1892 in Indiana and compare it with some modern bigfoot reports. Our guest is Joshua Cutchin. 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: click Read More

Episode 3: Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell, part 3

In episode 3 we journey back to Toad Road and discuss ghosts, bigfoot, the Hidebehind, cryptids, iron furnaces, missing persons, and more – including some very dark, very real true crime stories which took place in the area. If you listen to Strange Familiars on iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher, Google Play or via any other service Read More