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

Boogey-, Barky-, Slender-Man

Freddy Krueger. Slenderman. James P. Sullivan (Sully). All three of these characters have one thing in common – they are modern day boogeymen, and their goal is to scare our children. In episode 8, we talk about the Boogeyman’s cultural origins, and his surprising importance in children’s development. We also discuss how the story of A Nightmare on Elm Street may be more real than you’d think. Soon you will know what is really lurking under your child’s bed (Spoiler alert: it’s nothing. Nothing is under their bed.).

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