For this Halloween episode, we are doing something different. Instead of diving into the stories of the past, I’m telling stories of the present. Urban legends are a more modern version of folklore where, instead of telling stories of hydras and butter cats, we tell stories of things that might just exist. In these, people are the true monsters, and the most mundane of situations can be strange, dangerous, and terrifying.
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“Independent Film” by Steve Combs
“A Certain Lightness” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Aisatsana” by Graham Bole
“Trap” by Jahzzar
“Bravado” by Gurdonark
“Direct To Video” by Chris Zabriskie
The end of the story of Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts. Things have been pretty easy for Jason. Medea solved all of his problems before he even knew he had them on the Argo, and her fairly violent murder-by-proxy of Pelias secured Iolcus for Jason's father. It would probably be a very bad idea to cheat on Medea, right? Hard times are about to catch up with Jason.
The creature of the week is the selkie, and they will either give you a tragically beautiful story to tell your half-seal children, or curse your entire island...depending on how creepy you are.
Links I talked about:
The selkie movie, "Song of the Sea": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/
Cages through the ages: https://amzn.com/B00MS9PSK8
"Medea" by Euripides: http://a.co/hWck30M
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It finally comes time to fight the dragon, (hopefully) survive the return journey home, and have the showdown with Pelias. This is a big episode. If you've made it this far in the series, though, it probably doesn't matter what I write here, because you are either into the Argonaut story or not. Really, though, it is a cool episode and there are about three twist murders, a wedding, and a king with a great name.
The creature is the sea-trow, shockingly dumb and frightfully ugly, you might be offended by his pranks...if they made any sense...
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The quest for the golden fleece begins for the legendary heroes packed aboard the Argo. We find them making all haste for Colchis...except for all the times they stop to feast...and drink too much...and meet beautiful women...and get in unnecessary boxing matches. We also meet the princess Medea; catch up with Cupid (Eros), a hot-shot toddler who plays by his own rules; and Theseus will remember something very, very important.
The creature this week is a roaring, spectral bull...who isn't all that dangerous, just incredibly annoying.
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"Shifty Crow" by Podington Bear
"Dread" by Podington Bear
"Black Cosmos Ring" by Podington Bear