Generally Spooky Podcast Episodes

     

S4E2 - Cawdor Castle & It's Spooky Neighbour

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This week we're delving into the spooky stories right in our own back garden - we're talking about Cawdor Castle! We even discuss a bonus spooky castle, so be sure to stay tuned until the end...

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S4E1 - The Sauchie Poltergeist

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We're back! We're finally back with our fourth season!

Did you miss us? Did you manage to find something to fill the time while we were gone?

This week, we're getting into a truly spooky Scottish story, back to our roots for our first episode.

It's the mysterious tale of the Sauchie Poltergeist and the strange occurrences that centred around a young Irish girl in the 1960s.

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Scottish Fairies - The Bloodthirsty

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Hello again! 

Here we are for the finale of the Scottish fairies mini-series and oh boy do we have a finale for you.

Eilidh promised things would be getting bloodier and she was right. This episode explores the Baobhan Sith, Red Caps and the Nuckelavee: perhaps the 3 nastiest creatures in all of Fairyland.

We hope you've enjoyed the miniseries, we've had a ton of fun bringing it to you. Here's to Season 4 starting soon!

We also featured a trailer of the awesome podcast Mums Mysteries and Murder which you should definitely check out.

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Selected Sources

BAOBHAN SITH

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baobhan_sith

https://leannegallacher.medium.com/baobhan-sith-scotlands-vampire-fairy-succubus-2a84be65ae48

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmilla#Influence

https://authorlyngibson.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/the-cain-vampire-origination-theory/

 

NUCKELAVEE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuckelavee#:~:text=The%20nuckelavee%20(%20%2Fn%CA%8Ck,demons%20of%20Scotland's%20Northern%20Isles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Mither

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glanders

http://www.orkneyjar.com/folklore/nuckle.htm

RED CAP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redcap

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II_de_Soules

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Scot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Castle

http://theshadowlands.net/famous/hermitage.htm

https://clan.com/blog/folklore-friday-the-red-cap

https://www.icysedgwick.com/redcaps/

https://discoverkelpies.co.uk/the-redcap-goblin-of-caerlaverock-castle/

https://www.hypnogoria.com/folklore_robinrecap.html

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    Scottish Fairies - Washerwomen

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    Intrigued? You should be!

    We're talking about the legends of the washerwomen in Scottish fairy lore - the banshee, the bean nighe and the caoineag.

    Hope you enjoy this episode, we've had so much fun with this series! 

    We also featured a trailer of the awesome podcast Horror Roulette which you should definitely check out.

    You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

    If you'd like to support the podcast please consider leaving us a review!

    Or you can order some delicious Bird and Blend Tea through this link. Use voucher code SPOOKTEA at checkout to receive a free sample pack of tea!

    You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff:

    • Get access to new episodes a whole week before anyone else 
    • Gain access to extra episodes every two weeks
    • You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat. 
    • You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
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    Selected Sources

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    Scottish Fairies - The Fairy Queen of Elphame & Nicnevin

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    Hello hello!

    Happy to hear from us? Because we're happy to be here! 

    This week we're talking about the Fairy Queen of Elphame and her lesser-known evil counterpart: Nicnevin...

    We also featured a trailer of the awesome podcast The Skylark Bell which you should definitely check out.

    You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

    If you'd like to support the podcast please consider leaving us a review!

    Or you can order some delicious Bird and Blend Tea through this link. Use voucher code SPOOKTEA at checkout to receive a free sample pack of tea!

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    • Get access to new episodes a whole week before anyone else 
    • Gain access to extra episodes every two weeks
    • You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat. 
    • You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
    • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

    Selected Sources

    https://cailleachs-herbarium.com/2015/10/a-wild-witch-chase-scottish-hecate-nicneven/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicnevin

     

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/meetings-queen-elphame-magical-and-protective-fairy-queen-006030

    https://lairbhan.blogspot.com/2017/04/nicnevin-queen-of-fairies-queen-of.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_Elphame

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_the_Rhymer

     

    https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/11817643

    https://moniquevidal.medium.com/21-days-of-goddesses-til-imbolc-fd58d640e27d

    https://goddess-pages.co.uk/galive/issue-21-home/gruagach-fairy-queen-of-the-highlands/

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    Scottish Fairies - Ghillie Dhu & The Changelings

     

    Hello again! We hope you're as excited as we are for the second instalment of the Scottish Fairies mini-series.
     
    In this episode we are getting a little darker and talking about the mysterious Ghillie Dhu who is rumoured to live in a forest near Gairloch. We're also talking about the Changelings - were children really whisked away by the fairies?

    We also featured a trailer of the awesome podcast Shittin Bricks which you should definitely check out.

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    Scottish Fairies - Brownies, The House Dwelling Helpers

     

    We're back!

    This is Episode 1 of our Scottish Fairies mini-series and we're talking about Brownies: creatures at the friendlier end of the fairy spectrum. 

    We also featured a trailer of the awesome podcast Haunted or Hoax which you should definitely check out.

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    S3E10 - The Bloody Battle Of Culloden

     

    In this absolutely epic tale, Eilidh tells Kieran about the Jacobite uprising and the bloody and tragic battle of Culloden in 1746. It's our longest episode yet and the one we are most proud of so we hope you enjoy it!

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    S3E9 - Agnes Randolph and The Siege of Dunbar Castle

     

    We have such a good story for you this week, we're talking about Agnes Randolph - a complete badass who stood up for herself against a literal army. 

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    S3 E8 - The Brahan Seer and his Chilling Predictions

     

    We're here and we have a really cool story for you this week: we're talking about Coinneach Odhar, the Brahan Seer. Could he really see into the future? Did he actually exist? Come listen and find out!

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