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Freqs & Geeks

April, Keri, Stacy, and Chris

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Welcome to Freqs & Geeks! We are a tribe of weirdos just waiting for you to join us over at www.facebook.com/FreqsandGeeks where we serve only the dankest of geeky memes! Podcast-wise, we generally release new episodes every Tuesday and our topics range from the downright creepy & macabre to the most cosmically interesting science news!
 
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees: Real-life ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends from haunted Wales. Join Mark Rees - "arguably Wales' leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history." (Western Mail) and author of book such as Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales and The A-Z of Curious Wales - for a fascinating journey through the weird and wonderful history of Wales and the world. From 'most haunted' Welsh castles to fairy-filled forest ...
 
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We’re delivering your urban legends; hot, fresh, and straight from a creepy basement. Or perhaps you’d like a creepy attic door that refuses to close. It’s a real buffet of creepiness, served up for you. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of dead animals, medical horror, human remains, insects, swarms, drug use, …
 
There's witchcraft, tormented spirits, curses, the well of evil and even a bit of good old-fashioned Wicker Man style paganism in this episode of watery folklore. These tales concern the folklore of wells, a source of water for centuries which could be used for good and bad magic. In some cases, a Pagan tradition could be used to summon rain in tim…
 
The gods are back to give advice, with advice dealing with angsty teenagers from a teacher of gods, to learning to become fluent in fae speak to get out of uncomfortable conversations. Just in time for the holidays! Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of arranged marriage, abuse, burning, ableism, pregnancy, misog…
 
Whoops! Damn-near went a whole year with no Monkey King in it! What a tragedy that would've been! Thankfully, Grimoire Highwind has returned to us, to remind us all of the reason for the season Suggested talking points: Those Pesky Flying Kings, Squelch Into Some Pants, Doing Bad Things to Fake Horses, Deathjail: Jail From Life, Raging Battle Boner…
 
Abby and Alan present the scariest stories from Lunatics Radio Hour. Sit back and relax as we send shivers down your spine. Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paperback. Music by Michaela Papa, Alan Kudan & Jordan Moser. Poster Art by Pilar Keprta @pilar.kep. lunaticsproject.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fi…
 
A man of God is accused by his fellow reverends of making a pact with the Devil in return for supernatural powers. According to the tale, he would sneak off into the forest and summon evil spirits in a magic circle, and on one fateful night of conjuring it backfired on him and his co-conspirators. Is there any truth to this tale of a holy man turni…
 
Sometimes you just gotta go off about Paul Bunyan and timber. We’re joined by Leah Lemm, who shares with us growing up with Paul Bunyan stories, how he became a villain in her eyes, and how to honor history without making things up. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of colonialism, ecoterrorism, deforestation, v…
 
We are awash in life-lessons this week on WTFolklore, as we read The Special Platypus, an Australian tale that provides us with further intel into the interpersonal lives of the humble Platypod. We also learn about healthy boundaries, who does and doesn't need the approval of a titmouse, and just how much Weather.com thinks it's worth Suggested tal…
 
Abby and Alan explore the history of The Waverly Hills Sanatorium and Tuberculosis in the United States. We were lucky enough to have our friends Robin and Bob (of Bob’s Short Story Hour and Hidden Oaks) share their first hand possibly paranormal experiences visiting Waverly Hills. Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paperb…
 
More creeptacular stories and tales including children melting in pots of milk and childhood best friends getting beheaded. We also finish off our chat to shirlgirl68 with a dramatic reading from the Wayside School series. Check out Shirlgirl68 on Twitch Goosebumps theme cover by Super Guitar Bros Theme music by Yeah, He Dies…
 
Dare you go on a "live" ghost tour at Wales's "most haunted" National Trust property? On Halloween, Mark Rees joined Ronnie - Wales' finest spooky tour guide - and a gang of unsuspecting members of the public for a creepy night to remember at Newton House, Dinefwr. Sitting in the heart of a medieval deer park near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, the pr…
 
Abby and Alan present stories about Ouija! The first story is read beautifully by Nadia Rausa (from One to a Thousand), an excerpt from The Seven Purposes. The second story is written by Abby Brenker and narrated by the one and only Kevin Murphy. --- Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paperback. Get your lunatics merch her…
 
From humanoid animals conducting robin funerals to the Goosebumps classic "Night of the Living Dummy" , we delve into more of the weirdest kids books we could find. We're also joined by Twitch streamer shirlgirl68 to talk through some of our daughter's weirdest books. Check out Shirlgirl68 on Twitch Goosebumps theme cover by Super Guitar Bros Theme…
 
Newton House in Dinefwr has long been the scene of inexplicable paranormal activity – in fact, the National Trust call it their "most haunted" location in all of Wales, and their fourth "most haunted place" in all the UK. The estate in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, has a long and colourful history steeped in Welsh folklore, from the castle on the est…
 
This is it. This is the one. Potentially the spookiest story we’ve ever told on this show. In fact it is the ONLY story of this episode. That’s how good it is. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Presenting: The Shuddering of Creekside Mushrooms. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of corrupt law enforcement, rac…
 
This week on WTFolklore, we read The Charcoal Maker Who Became King, a Filipino tale. It's quite helpful in elucidating for us the qualities that birds and fairies each look for in a king. Either way, murder is usually involved. Suggested talking points: The Chilliest Open, Maslow's Hierarchy of Blankies, The Decrepit Age of 17, Frying Pan Induced …
 
Abby and Alan talk about the history and evolution of Ouija boards, spirit boards and talking boards. Ouija started as a device to contact spirits during the Spiritualism movement in the United States, but turned into a fun game for kids and finally to a spooky way to summon demons. Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paper…
 
Bad name. We know. But we can't all come up with something as genius as 'Treehouse of Horror'. This week, we chat about past halloweens and costumes. We also tie up our Spooky Season. Happy Halloween, everyone! Opening music: March of Midnight by Scott Buckley | www.scottbuckley.com.au Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/ Attrib…
 
Dare you go on a ghost hunt to one of Wales's "most haunted" places? Join Mark Rees and Welsh paranormal investigators Cymru Paranormal for a Halloween/ Nos Calan Gaeaf special as they go in search of restless wartime spirits. In the most ambitious episode yet, the team spend the night at Swansea's 1940s Museum, which is just like stepping back in …
 
Abby and Alan unpack the dense history of every single Halloween film ever made. Starting with the original Halloween from 1978, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis. And ending with Halloween Kills, currently in theaters. Part two will pick up with Halloween H20. Part one covers all films from the original through The Curse of …
 
We’re talking demons, haunted houses, and horror tropes as we watch 2013’s The Conjuring. And asking the important question: How long would YOU live in this haunted a house? Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, misogyny, mental health/mental illness, violence against women, animal death, possession, suici…
 
For the finale of What the Spooklore 2021, we head over to Korea to learn about hobgoblins, goblins, and additional haunted houses. We also attend a pretty rad Demon open house, with parkour and dogs and even brooms! (They're just brooms, though) Suggested talking points: Gossip Goblin, A Touch of Grime, The Prairie Community, Scooby-Dooby-Crooners…
 
Abby and Alan unpack the dense history of every single Halloween film ever made. Starting with the original Halloween from 1978, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis. And ending with Halloween Kills, currently in theaters. Part one leaves off after the discussion of the 6th film. Part two will pick up with Halloween H20. Check o…
 
Our penultimate spooky season episode, where we delve into cases of reincarnated children with past lives. Sammie also does some past life regression guided meditation to see if she can find her past life. Spoiler: she almost falls asleep. Watch guided past life regression meditation Watch the Angel Initiative's angel meditation Theme music by Yeah…
 
We're back from the brink. Better than ever? Hmm. Maybe not. We're still pretty fucked in this episode! But we chat through childhood and parenting fears, as well as fear-based parenting. Sammie also has a story about peeing in a bottle on the motorway. Good times. Watch Brett Ullman's intro to fear-based parenting Watch the cursed images video fro…
 
A monstrous black pig and the ghost of a headless white lady emerge to hunt the living on Halloween - but what do they want? When the shades of night fall on Nos Calan Gaeaf, as October 31 is known in Wales, there are two terrifying apparitions which appear to chase people home from the bonfires before the witching hour. More terrifying than the va…
 
Abby and Alan present stories about haunted houses! The lineup includes a story written and read by Abby, a story written and read by Jon C Cook of the Fado Podcast. And a story written by W.W. Jacobs and read by Bob Daun, of Bob's Short Story Hour and Hidden Oaks. --- Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paperback. Get your…
 
This week, author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins us to talk about all things murder and magic. From the exploration of gender, to werewolves as a metaphor for trauma, and everything in between, this interview has it all! Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of fire, body image, drug use, blood, imperialism, fascism, raci…
 
Dare you visit these watery beauty spots where ghouls and ghosts appear on the spookiest night of the year? Explore several "haunted" lakes where the ghosts of spectral white ladies have been reported, or where a lake monster is said to dwell. In one case, a visit on Halloween - Nos Calan Gaeaf - could result in seeing those destined to die that ye…
 
What the Spooklore 2021 continues this week with two tales from Appalachia. We're reading about Tailypo and The Bell Witch, though we did give a decidedly meatier spin to that second one. Suggested talking points: Moss Planet, Monthly Finger Pruning, Autonomous O'Malley, Deep Bud, Beef Vs Machine, Ratsgiving, Beef Tokens If you'd like to support Ca…
 
Abby and Alan are joined by Bob Daun, Robin Sand, Michael Crosa and Jon C Cook to read poems and short stories written by Edgar Allan Poe. Listen to Jollyville Radio, Fadò, Hidden Oaks and Bob's Short Story Hour to support our friends. --- Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paperback. Get your lunatics merch here! Music by…
 
Spooky season continues. This week, we go right back to the OG tales of yore, full of wolves feeding grandmothers to their granddaughters and princesses collecting skeletons for their creepy gardens. Uh, and physic sausages, for some reason. We delve into the classics like Little Red Hiding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, right through to obscure stories…
 
Halloween wouldn't be Halloween with a grinning jack-o'-lantern, but did you know that it was once far more sinister than a finely carved pumpkin? Nothing encapsulates Nos Calan Gaeaf - as we call Halloween in Wales - like the flickering face of a finely-carved lantern. But unlike the modern-day pumpkin which can be seen carried by trick or treater…
 
We’re going on a haunted date through the forest. Because you don’t really know your partner until you see how polite they are to a terrifying German bone man. But bonus points if they’re ghost hunting grandmas. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of infections, underage drinking, college finals, child abduction, …
 
What the Spooklore 2021 begins! We're not reading a singular story this week, but three tales about various haunted locations around New Orleans! Is there a surprise visit from our friend and yours the Spooktralizer? listen and find out! Suggested talking points: The Witchy Spectrum, Devil Seminars, Famously Sticky, The Scariest Ghost Story Dogs Te…
 
Abby and Alan explore the strange life and bizarre, unsolved death of Edgar Allan Poe. The work of Edgar Allan Poe is heavily influenced by the difficult nature of his life. Check out Abby's book Horror Stories. Available in eBook and paperback. Music by Michaela Papa, Alan Kudan & Jordan Moser. Poster Art by Pilar Keprta @pilar.kep. lunaticsprojec…
 
Explore three creepy "real-life" accounts of restless spirits who seemingly can’t rest in peace until their hidden treasure has been discovered. There are countless tales of people being asked – or scared, rather – into helping unwanted visitors find their treasure so they can rest in peace and, in return, the living can return to living in peace a…
 
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