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┬árole 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 1 – Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell, part 1

Strange Familiars explores a variety of subjects in a combination of storytelling, reporting, interviews, and discussion. Cryptids, ghosts, folklore, mythology, and paranormal topics. Our first cycle of episodes will explore some local legends from York County, Pennsylvania beginning with Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell. In the first episode we talk a little Read More