Episode 62 Sources: Appalachian Folklore – Attack of the Barnes & Noble Witches

In this episode, Meagan is joined by Substitute Sisters Tyson Kemp and Jeremy Foster, both residents of Appalachia, to talk about the internet phenomenon that is Appalachian folklore. We discuss the history of the region, America’s long-standing fascination with its folklore, and how stereotypes about Appalachia and its people have developed and evolved over the past 300 years.

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Tyson can be found on Instagram @tysonunkempt. Jeremy can be found on TikTok @the_twilight_emporium.

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Here are our sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachia
  2. https://blueridgemountainstravelguide.com/appalachian-folklore-and-superstitions/
  3. Appalachian Folklore Scholarship by W. K. MC NEIL; Source: Appalachian Journal , Autumn 1977, Vol. 5, No. 1, A Guide to Appalachian Studies (Autumn 1977), pp. 55-64 
  4. https://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/keeping-tradition-alive-taking-steps-preserve-appalachian-folk-culture
  5. https://www.brown.edu/news/2016-11-21/appalachians https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth109/node/973

Episode 52 Sources: Modern Not-Folklore with Tyson Kemp

A new contender for giggliest episode enters the ring! In this episode, we’re talking internet urban legends, from the O.G. “Ted the Caver” to the “Not Deer” craze on Appalachian TikTok. Our guest this episode is the delightful Tyson Kemp! Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

You can find Tyson telling wonderful, well-researched spooky and skeptical stories @tysonunkempt on TikTok and Instagram!

Here are links to the TikToks we watched during this episode:

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Here are our sources for this episode:

  1. https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/internet-folklore.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creepypasta
  3. https://thegeekanthropologist.com/2014/10/03/contemporary-folklore-in-the-digital-age/
  4. https://www.dictionary.com/e/fictional-characters/the-rake/
  5. https://u.osu.edu/vanzandt/2019/04/09/slender-man/
  6. https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Rake
  7. https://www.ranker.com/list/rake-creepypasta/megan-summers
  8. https://esiculture.com/blog/2018/8/27
  9. https://www.polygon.com/videos/2018/7/12/17562402/fiendzone-negative-nostalgia-petscop-creepypasta
  10. https://ihorror.com/ted-caver-horror-hoax/
  11. https://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/page1.html