In Episode 48 of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcast (available on iTunes, Spotify etc) we sing the sad song of the Mistletoe Bride trapped in her living tomb - we review the legend and have a new version of the song for you from Andy Brown. We also look at the tradition of Old Twelfth Night + Take a quiz on some little known legendary facts - seriously King Arthur, your spear is called Ron? + We discover a churchyard in Northern Ireland where the graveyard dirt really does deliver a miracle cure.
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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