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Digital Folklore is an immersive audio adventure that takes place inside a fictional universe, but explores the real-world truths behind various expressions of internet culture and how each holds up a mirror to the society from which they emerge.


This podcast is great for audio fiction fans who really really want to enjoy interview-based shows, or for listeners who love expert interviews and insights but long for something unique and unexpected.


Join Perry Carpenter and Mason Amadeus as they explore the wild and wonderful world of online folklore, encountering a wide range of characters—both real and fictional—who provide a wealth of folkloric insight while simultaneously creating new lore. With topics ranging from the absurd to the unsettling, the Digital Folklore podcast is an accessible and entertaining way to learn about folkloric concepts and societal truths. Oh...and be sure to listen carefully—you never know what you might find.

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Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. On today’s episode, Mason & Perry got to speak with Andrew Peck. This was a very special interview for us because it ties all the way back to the ending lines of season 1 episode 1. If it’s been a while since you’ve listened to that episode, you may have forgotten that we ended with a quote from Andrew’s paper: Tall, Dark, and Loathsome: The Emergence of a Legend Cycle in the Digital Age. And that was the perfect way to move into the rest of the season.  After that episode, Andrew was kind enough to reach out to us with some very encouraging words. That validation, right after our first episode, was incredibly encouraging. So it was an honor to be able to bring Andrew on the show in episode 7 of Season 2. … and he blew us away with his acting and how “all in” he was in the role we wrote for him. If you haven’t yet listened to that episode, you’ll want to add it to your list. Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Dr. Andrew Peck (University Profile) Additional Resources (Books are Amazon Associates Links to help support the show) Digital Legend and Belief: The Slender Man, Folklore, and the Media, by Andrew Peck Folklore and Social Media, edited by Andrew Peck and Trevor J. Blank Journal Article -- Tall, Dark, and Loathsome: The Emergence of a Legend Cycle in the Digital Age, by Andrew Peck Journal Article: A Problem of Amplification: Folklore and Fake News in the Age of Social Media, by Andrew Peck Digital Folklore Season 2, Episode 7: If Memory Serves (Mandela Effect, Folk Trust, & AI) Folkwise Interview with Andrew 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry & Mason catch up after the production of Season Two! Alas, Perry's audio track suffered some stuttering - but the gang reconvenes to debrief after a chaotic and wonderful adventure. Things we mentioned: How chaotically this episode came together, and we hint vaguely about a bunch of really cool stuff we almost did - and will be doing in the future. Some insight into details of the season's production, sound design, writing, etc. Mason brings up the "Dead Internet Theory" which he didn't clarify is a conspiracy theory, but at the heart of it is an idea that he felt compelling - that the noise of AI-generated content drives us farther apart online and into less accessible spaces. Some of our discord members share their favorite examples of liminal spaces! Somebody asked us if Gen Z was gonna be alright. Episode editing help by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No-Clipping Reality (Liminal Spaces & Possibility) Out of the frying pan, and into the... backrooms, I guess? Welcome to the final episode of Digital Folklore's second season! We hope you've enjoyed the ride so far. Perry and Mason wander through endless, yellow, dank, decrepit hallways. Will they find Digby? Will Todd find them? What's going on? Where do we go from here? I don't know, I just write the shownotes. Speaking of writing the shownotes - Hey, if you're reading this - please join our Discord! Genuinely, it's a really rewarding place full of great folks - and we feel strongly about building a supportive community around our shared nerdiness. There's plenty of room for you! In This Episode: Voices from our discord community! The return of the famous Carterhaugh Twins*! Uncomfortably wet sound design (Mason says "you're welcome") Why transitions, waiting time, and all those other pockets of not-quite-doing-something-time are important. Rituals, fairytales, creepiness, light hearted joy, and so much more. *they're not actually twins, Daisy just got us saying that lol Guests: Dr Brittany Warman & Dr Sara Cleto:  Founders of the Carterhaugh School of Folklore & The Fantastic! They're incredible, and you should check out their work! Featuring voice acting from: Hannah Wright of Inn Between* as NEWSCASTER 2 Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby (and one of the newscasters!) Rich Daigle of Mouth Almighty as Todd *Mason plays the character Larkin in Season 5 of Inn Between! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry & Mason catch up after the production of the last episode! Things we mentioned: Perry & Mason discuss their most/least favorite emoji, their favorite contemporary legends, and their own embarrassing browser histories! Todd is real, and cursed Mason's editing computer. Mason reveals that he owns PregnantSonic.com, which points to the patreon page for the excellent audio drama podcast Inn Between (which Mason is a character on in the current season!) Perry retells an upsetting legend to Mason. Matt did some silly sound design in this one 👀 Listener messages and shout outs! Episode editing by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unwrapping Our Presence (Folklorist Favorites) Trapped by local small business owner, Todd, the gang attempts a daring escape. However, the fabric of this reality seems to be unraveling around them. Will they escape? Is this how they ended up driving off a cliff? Is Digby going to set off on his own, or stick with the crew? Tune in for all the answers - or perhaps, just more questions. In This Episode: Several familiar voices from season two, all together! Folklorists' favorite (and least favorite) emoji. Uncomfortable browsing history. Extreme supernatural happenings. (Super-nappenings?) Retellings of a few contemporary legends. Guests: Josh Chapdelaine:  Co-Founder and Head of Production at Digital Void, an internet literacies collective focused on how new and digital media affects humans. Josh is also Associate Director of the Media Studies MA program at CUNY Queens College, where he also teaches podcasting, social media, and propaganda. Joel Best, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware; author of Halloween Sadism: The Evidence Elizabeth (Libby) Tucker, distinguished service professor of English at Binghamton University. Daisy Ahlstone, creator of Folkwise. Dr. Kristina Downs, Executive Director at the Texas Folklore Society and Assistant Professor at Tarleton State University, host of Crime Lore. Dr Cassandra Pfeifer, author, educator, and folklorist. Featuring voice acting from: Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby Rich Daigle of Mouth Almighty as Todd 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. On today’s episode, Mason & Perry got to speak with Ian Brodie. Dr. Brodie leads us through a fascinating discussion about humor, absurdism, dad jokes, improv, and the human condition. Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Dr. Ian Brodie (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube) (Website) Additional Resources (Books are Amazon Associates Links to help support the show) University Page A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy (Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series), by Ian Brodie Old Trout Funnies: The Comic Origins of the Cape Breton Liberation, by Ian Brodie COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: QAnon, 5G, the New World Order and Other Viral Ideas, by John Bodner, Wendy Welch, Ian Brodie, Anna Muldoon, Donald Leech, and Ashley Marshall Folkwise Interview with Ian Brodie 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry & Mason catch up after the production of the last episode. Things we mentioned: We are joined again by our interview editor and all around great guy, Matthew Bliss! Let's talk about Todd We forecast the upcoming 'Unplugged Episode' with Ian Brodie Mason says, "I'm gonna say absolutely nothing useful" and then shares something mildly interesting. Listener messages and shout outs Episode editing by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Death of Meaning (Gen Z Humor, Absurdism, & Trust in Platforms) The gang reconvenes! Perry & Mason venture once again into Todd's Pawn Shop, just in time for "Dada December" - but it would seem that the prices aren't the only unbelievable thing there... In This Episode: Two familiar voices! Why is Gen Z humor so absurd? Or... is it even that unique? How our trust in online platforms has been eroded. Expressions of authenticity online. What we can learn from studying humor. Several easter eggs for keen-eared listeners. We can (and should) appreciate joy for its own sake. Guests: Josh Chapdelaine:  Co-Founder and Head of Production at Digital Void, an internet literacies collective focused on how new and digital media affects humans. Josh is also Associate Director of the Media Studies MA program at CUNY Queens College, where he also teaches podcasting, social media, and propaganda. Ian Brodie: Folklorist, and author of A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-up Comedy He researches the intersection of folk culture and mass media, ranging from local radio song contests to the supernatural in children’s television. Ian currently serves as the President-Elect of both the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research. Featuring voice acting from: Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby Rich Daigle of Mouth Almighty as Todd 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ben Radford | Unplugged

2023-12-2501:01:041

Welcome to Digital Folklore Unplugged! Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. On this episode, Perry & Mason sit down with Ben Radford to get the lowdown on creepy clowns, media literacy, the influence of folklore, and the psychological aspects of human beliefs. We touch on how misinformation and panic are spread through hoaxes and social media, using the example of clown sighting panics as a case study. Ben also discusses his investigations into paranormal phenomena and the experiences and empathy needed for effective investigation. His approach to investigative skepticism emphasizes the necessity for empathy, respect, and rigorous research.  Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Ben Radford (Twitter) (Website) (Podcast) Ben's Books (Amazon Associate Links) America the Fearful: Media and the Marketing of National Panics Bad Clowns Investigating Ghosts: The Scientific Search for Spirits Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore ... and many more books by Ben 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this special catch-up episode, Digital Folklore podcast creators Perry Carpenter and Mason Amadeus have a candid chat about the show so far. They spill behind-the-scenes secrets about unexpected plot twists, their creative process for audio storytelling, and how they brought this modern folklore to life. You'll also learn some fun and interesting ways their real life circumstances have woven their way into the show's mythos. The hosts share behind-the-scenes insights from interviews and emphasize the value of preserving modern folklore. Whether you're a longtime listener or just tuning in, this episode lets you in on the hosts' journey and the growth of Digital Folklore from idea to award-winning show. 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Digital Folklore Unplugged! Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. In this interview Perry and Mason speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta. Dr. Kitta provides her thoughts on the importance of being able to view world events and trends through the lens of folklore. We also hit on how both positive and negative forms of folklore arose during the pandemic. Folklore and public health. Folklore and technology. And you’ll also hear Andrea Kitta’s favorite urban legend… It's a creepy twist on a classic. Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Dr. Andrea Kitta (Twitter) (Google Scholar Page) Additional Resources (Books are Amazon Associates Links to help support the show) University page and CV The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore, by Andrea Kitta Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception, by Andrea Kitta Andrea Kitta on The Fabric of Folklore podcast: Ep 16: Dr Andrea Kitta, The kiss of death and other medical beliefs and legends Folkwise interview with Dr. Andrea Kitta 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry & Mason catch up after the production of the last episode. Things we mentioned: We formally introduce Matthew Bliss! Geeking out about audio stuff Perry and Mason remember being floored by receiving an email from Andrew Peck after the pilot episode We are in awe of Andrea Kitta Listener messages Episode editing by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If Memory Serves (Mandela Effect, Folk Trust, & AI) We split the party! While Perry is searching for answers to all the inexplicable weird things happening lately, Mason is searching for Digby. Meanwhile, Digby is out to find his place in the world as an artificially-intelligent raccoon - and he just so happens to catch a ride with Andrew Peck. Perry finds something strange in a pre-recorded interview with Andrea Kitta, and as the crew goes their separate ways... it seems that everything is converging on a single familiar location. In This Episode: Andrew Peck does a phenomenal job voice-acting, after Mason wrote him a ton of lines. Andrea Kitta covers a ton of ground very quickly, as we talk about several facets of folklore in the modern age. The deferral of fact-checking, and the implicit trust within folk groups. The impact of AI tools on disinformation, as well as 'information' more broadly. The Mandela Effect, and how unreliable memory is. Mark Norman makes an acting cameo. Guests: Andrea Kitta:  A folklorist with a specialty in medicine, belief, and the supernatural. She is also interested in Internet folklore, narrative, and contemporary (urban) legend. Her current research includes: vaccines, pandemic illness, contagion and contamination, virality, stigmatized diseases, disability, health information on the Internet, and Slender Man. She is a fellow of the American Folklore Society. Andrew Peck: A folklorist, media scholar, and ethnographer whose research focuses on how digital media offers new possibilities for persuasion and everyday communication. His current research focuses on how online communities circulate and contest knowledge using memes; and how hoaxes, rumors, and urban legends develop and circulate across networks. Featuring voice acting from: Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby Mark Norman of The Folklore Podcast as Mark Norman 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Digital Folklore Unplugged! Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. On this episode, Perry got to speak with Dr. Kristina Downs. This was a fun one. We talk about conspiracies at the Dallas zoo, the power of memes and satire accounts, meme warfare, and tons of fun with urban legends. Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Dr. Kristina Downs (Twitter) (Podcast) Additional Resources (Books are Amazon Associates Links to help support the show) Interview on Folkwise Interview on The Fabric of Folklore: all about True Crime and Folklore Why I'm a Folklorist Kristina's podcast, CrimeLore. A podcast that examines the intersections between our traditional stories and true crime. Available on most podcasting apps. Advancing Folkloristics, by Jesse A. Fivecoate (Editor), Kristina Downs (Editor), Meredith A. E. McGriff (Editor), et al. The Aesop's Fable Paradigm: An Unlikely Intersection of Folklore and Science (Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology), by Marisa Wieneke Kristina Downs K. Brandon Barker (Editor, Contributor), et al. Folklore in the United States and Canada: An Institutional History, by Patricia Sawin (Editor), Rosemary Levy Zumwalt (Editor), et al. 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry & Mason catch up after the production of the last episode. Things we mentioned: We start off way too formal for some reason... New AI gadgets. A notebook/pen combo and StarTrek like communicator pin. AI and the human condition. Mason hates doing sound design for footsteps. A bit of listener feedback We feel sad for Digby Hints at what and who to expect on the next episode Episode editing by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Statistically Conscious (Artificial Intelligence) After the procedure revealed that Digby's implant is essentially running an artificial intelligence, Digby falls into an existential crisis about whether or not he is actually a sapient being. Mason is worried because the podcast is falling behind on production, and Digby is not helping. He and Perry decide to try and kill two birds with one stone by interviewing experts on artificial intelligence. They learn about how the technology works, the intersection of AI and folklore, and they ask John Laudun directly how they could prove that Digby is not an AI. In This Episode: Digby is inconsolable, the poor guy. Is Perry also losing his grip on reality? How natural language AI like Chat GPT works. John Laudun trained an instance of Chat GPT on only Reddit's conspiracy forum. Discussions around the impact of artificial intelligence on folklore. We somehow pronounced John's last name wrong 🤦‍♂️ Guests: Lev Gorelov: AI research director at Handshake Consulting, and co-creator of the Generative AI Masterclass. (LinkedIn) John Laudun: Professor of English at the University of Louisiana, researcher focused on computational models of discourse, and someone whose work is so varied and wide-ranging that he's hard to pin down in a few sentences. (Website) (GitHub) (Medium) Featuring voice acting from: Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Digital Folklore Unplugged! Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. On this episode, Perry & Mason sit down with Dr. Jeana Jorgensen. We touch on several key themes in this interview… everything from the multidisciplinary nature of Folklore Studies, to the value of studying folklore, the dark side of folklore… how it can be weaponized, and a whole lot more. Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Dr. Jeana Jorgensen (Twitter) (Website) Dr. Jorgensen's Books (Amazon Associate Links) Folklore 101: An Accessible Introduction to Folklore Studies Fairy Tales 101: An Accessible Introduction to Fairy Tales Sex Education 101: Approachable Essays on Folklore, Culture, & History 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry & Mason catch up after the production of the last episode. Things we mentioned: Mason's continued travel adventures and mishaps Mick West's interview on Perry's other podcast, 8th Layer Insights. Mason talks about the movie in his head that forms the sound design for the opening scene Crazy stuff about creepy clowns Apparently attending the ISCLR event this year was great for finding guests! Everything connects to Mick West LOTS of listener messages... and Digby got fan mail! Fun with ChatGPT Episode editing by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Down the Raccoon Hole (Deprogramming Conspiracies & Creepy Clown Lore) Digby is fully lost in a conspiracy rabbit hole. Perry dreams of an earlier interview he did with Mick West about how people get wrapped-up in conspiracies which shakes loose the memory of an underground 'deprogramming' center. The gang trick Digby into a road trip to the deprogramming center by telling him that the location is actually the enemy's secret headquarters. In This Episode: We continue to play with our intro sequence Perry has a dream/nightmare about conspiracy theories Clips from Perry's interview with Mick West from a couple years ago. Perry and Mason are creeped out by a security guard dressed as a creepy clown Digby makes tinfoil hats Guests (Book links are Amazon Associate links): Mick West: Science writer, skeptical investigator, retired video game programmer. Author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. (YouTube) (Twitter) (Website) Benjamin Radford: Skeptical researcher and author of over a dozen books including Bad Clowns and America the Fearful: Media and the Marketing of National Panics. Co-host of the Squaring the Strange podcast Brent Lee: Ex-Conspiracy Theorist of 15 yrs and host of the Some Dare Call it Conspiracy podcast. (Twitter) (Patreon) Featuring voice acting from: Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby Tucker Bettez of PodCube as Dr. Sphynkyll Lindsey Reed of Spooky Spouses as the Desk Clerk 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Aakash Amanat

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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Excellent episode guys! As a Tumblr user I can attest to what you said about the beloved Hellsite. The frame grows ever more intriguing especially now that you're in the second season. I enjoyed the frame in the first season because it kinda felt like a GM establishing the campaign setting with broad strokes. As a GM I mean this in the best possible way. I'm waiting eagerly to see how your character selves and the story interact with with this eerie mysterious setting you've made.

Sep 19th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

excellent job guys

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Jennifer Browne

Another fact about the devils chair is that you're supposed to leave a beer as an offering. It's said that at midnight, the devil comes and drinks the beers, and the next day, the beer can/bottle will be sitting there empty. I will say that the rumors are true that they are normally empty the next day. Cassidaga is right on way back from the beach for a lot of people in Central Florida, and what's better to end a day at the beach with then a free beer? Sometimes, I wonder if the folk tale was created by someone in the area who wanted some beer but was broke. Whoever created this story, I have to thank them for all the free beer I've drank on Cassidaga!

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Kat McBeath

This episode was very emotional for me. I was unaware of the Momo story, but I did know a beautiful trans woman who called herself Momo. Having heard this story now, I can only imagine how much dysphoria and alienation she must have been feeling. A few years ago, she took her own life. It makes me wish I had reached out more to her, but I had a bit of a crush on her, so I was shy. She was so beautiful. Her loss still makes me sad. Anyway, great show. I'm really enjoying the philosophical elements.

Apr 25th
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Perry Carpenter

Hey! Perry here. Thanks so much for listening. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

Feb 28th
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