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In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.


To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.


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A whole new story set in the world of Old Gods of Appalachia. Exclusively on Patreon. Come tithe and come a with us to Esau County, VA in the fall of 1927. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Outro music: "Build Mama a Coffin," written and performed by Blood on the Harp To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The horror podcasting community is a vast and wondrous thing, family. We are pleased to introduce you to some of our extended family: The White Vault by Fool and Scholar. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
To be a wolf is a thing of spring loaded joy, of black gummed panting death. Of pack and ground. Torn tendon and blood and broken bones in feasting abandon beneath a split and howling sky. But to be a wolf with the mind of mortal man or woman? No-we can’t be trusted with that kind of power without being broken by it. Not even wise women of The Clutch. Not even them. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In which we properly meet The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin journey into the darkest night Baker's Gap, TN has known in thirty years in this thrilling finale to The Wolf Sisters series, originally performed live on Discord. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you've been listening to Build Mama a Coffin over on The Patreon you know who I am. And if you ain't and ye don't, well you're about to. See, if i whispered my whole name — the one I was made with, real quiet like — right in y'all's ear — well... I think you might just burst into a whole plague of locusts right there on the spot, or else you might swallow your own heart and chew out your kidneys because you cain't pronounce it and it wouldn't never get out your head no how... but I digress. The old folks called me The Hungry Mother, The Pale Daughter, The Unsated Mouth. One old preacher tried to call me Babylon, but ain't nobody listening to him no more. Not where I put him. No sir. You can call me Granny. Granny White. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Set in the years between Season One and Season Two, Blood is Blood is the first chapter of a new trilogy to be released on the hallowed days of the year. Nadine Rigg was born to a life of privilege and comfort. What happens though, when an inheritance brings its own dark gifts to your door? Written by Steve Shell and Cam Collins Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Outro music: "God's Dark Heaven," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
From the creators of Darkest Night and Deadly Manners comes a brand new immersive sci-fi podcast called - The Oyster. In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on "usefulness" to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 0: Prologue

Episode 0: Prologue

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Welcome to our Appalachia, where hearts are good, hands are strong and no one wants to talk about what sleeps beneath us. First come, first served. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
They say there's a witch in that valley and you'd do well to stay away from there. Join us as we journey back to the settling of the central plateau and witness the power of mountain women. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Darkness comes to the tiny town of Barlo in the form of the worst mining disaster in Kentucky history. Young Sarah Avery runs. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ten year old Sarah Avery continues to deal with the fallout of the elders of Barlo's choices. A promise is made. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastard To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
An interlude in one part. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "God's Dark Heaven," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards Additional vocal work by Veronica Limeberry To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cletus Garvin should have died in 1910 but instead has been the pastor of The Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant for the past seven years. Debts are called to account in the shadow of the Old Number Seven Disaster. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the wake of the Old Number Seven Disaster, the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant does what it can to save their own. Choices are made that cannot be unmade. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
An interlude. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "God's Dark Heaven," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards Additional vocal work by Allison Mullins To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
"To live forever and keep this land..." was the promise made. What happens when a promise is kept but with a vile and broken spirit? Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Before our time in Barlo moves forward towards its inevitable conclusion, we take one last look back to honor a life that might otherwise remain overshadowed and left hanging from the branches of our family tree. Written by Steve Shell Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We return for a visit with the good Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant, as he and his family prepare to relocate. Written by Cam Collins Sound design by Steve Shell Narrated by Steve Shell Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia. Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media. All rights reserved. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (85)

Liz F

Holy cats. G'obbless the Walker women and their kindness though. Whew I need a nap now. Poor Cowboy

Dec 3rd
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Jezzy B.

what great writing! and performance! i grew up in southern ohio and we travelled into Appalachia often. i remember how it entranced me and spooked me out. Good job!

Nov 26th
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Liz F

DAMN! This has gotten intense

Nov 25th
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Old man

not exactly what I thought it was looking for a, but after reading some of these comments, I have to check it out! It seems like people like this series a lot.

Nov 23rd
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Kelly Ann

I'm absolutely hooked on this story and can't wait for more

Nov 21st
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shaii

i cannot wait til i can binge listenthe whole story

Nov 19th
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Jade DeYoreo

10/10. as someone who lives in the green mountains, its some very good creepypasta content.

Oct 25th
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N Me

This is such a deliciously, devilish series! Enjoy family!

Oct 22nd
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David Smith

how did Mavis see the body parts for years to come and also die the following year. if she died the following year even if it was the first of the year that's 1 year and 11 months that's not years that a year

Oct 15th
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HecateHavoc

that outro song tho

Oct 10th
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N Me

you guys managed to freak me the F out once again, and I love it!! well, well done😱

Oct 9th
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Adam Drewek

those poor bastards

Sep 30th
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Yasmine C

Season 2 has begun! This is a fantastic show about witches.

Sep 26th
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Ivan Brooks

I have always loved the writing of this show, but, "His dream double back flipped itself into nightmare territory," and the cadence it was said in got me. I had to go back and listen to it several times, I love moments like that.

Sep 26th
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Kel Rain

I think Kentucky is a commonwealth. not a state. just like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia

Sep 19th
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Bella Ring

Next up

Sep 19th
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shaii

very interesting. i am in virginia around Roanoke area. i have to say its only creepy due to it resembling the creepy southern small town church's knowns everyone and is in involved in everything kinda of way. hearing him say school house does warm my heart because thats what my father and now myself calls them. loving the cultists vibe hes creating. sounding like a real preacher. good work in getting into across the atmosphere a and into character. looking forward into the next installments. OverwhelmedBrain cults Cults

Sep 18th
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Patricia Reese

This was the first podcast I ever listened to. And I am ADDICTED! Absolutely amazing story. This one set the bar so high I've had difficult finding others that compare. I am anxious awaiting for them to come back and continue. And if you can afford to contribute on their patreon their patrons only story Building Mama a Coffin is equally as good. I recommend this podcast to any and everyone who like horror and spooky stories. You won't be disappointed!!!

Aug 23rd
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Maisie Stevenson

Could listen to that voice all day long. Love the stories, fantastic atmosphere

Aug 22nd
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LaShawna Scardina

Patiently waiting for new episodes. I LOVE this podcast!

Jul 8th
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