Episode 89: Sh*t That Freaks Us Out

In honor of spooooky Halloween Andi and Lise talk about things that freak us out, including some urban legends, folklore, and other creepy things: mirrors and the Bloody Mary legendLa Llorona (the weeping woman); Delphine LaLaurie MansionThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow/Headless Horseman; when something you think is normal isn’t; skinwalkers

Shout-outs! Andi is seriously obsessed with “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving (find it at Project Gutenburg). And check out the 1998 movie Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp for an interesting forensic-ish take. And if you want, Andi’s take on Sleepy Hollow is The Secret of Sleepy Hollow, available at Ylva (and all the places!). 

Lise is finishing up The Good Place on the teevee; fun, insightful, brilliant. And she’s coping with the cray by watching episodes of My Little Pony while Andi is finding inspiration from historical accounts of women who were leaders in the French Resistance during the WWII Nazi occupation.  Sonia Purnell’s 2019 release A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II is amazing. And check out Lynne Olson’s Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler (2019). 

Episode 65: Halloween History and Memories

Andi and Lise talk become total Halloweenies and talk about the origins of Halloween and Día de los Muertos (Andi luuuurvs both of these) and then share some memories about Halloweens past.

For more info on the history of Halloween:
History.com
Halloween history timeline
History Channel–Samhain

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead):
History.com
National Geographic
Day of the Dead

Shout-out: Andi read Jodi Taylor’s first book in her time traveling historians book and LOVED it: Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s). She’s waiting to read the second.

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