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Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast- Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library. You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago. Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unu ...
 
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Content warning - we say "willy" a LOT In 1600, William Adams was the first Englishman to visit Japan. Little was known about Japan at that time, apart from IN Japan where they knew pretty much all about it. In this, Part One of Adams's tale, we follow what must be one of history's most meandering, misbegotten and (probably) malodorous sea voyages.…
 
Seaton Delaval Hall was once home to Sir Francis Blake Delaval - the man who puts the "pranks" in "I am sick of this guy's terrible pranks". But, although living with Sir Francis must have been a nightmare, it doesn't compare to the gruesome tale he told of the Wallsend Witches. At the stroke of midnight, the Loreboys meet a gaggle of hags in the o…
 
Welcome, Dear Guest! If you've been feeling a little under the weather- the cure is "dead ahead!" Just saunter over to our Hospitality Tray where Bob's your Uncle AND your medicine! Tonight, your Divine Hostess is more than a little pleased to fill you in on how your forebearers were munching on the dead to try to live longer themselves! BONUS! The…
 
The Loreboys share two legends from the other side of the extremely big pond (the Atlantic). Shakeshaft goes west to Yosemite National Park and encounters the Fresno Nightcrawlers. Meanwhile, ABK meets Rhode Island's Public Universal Friend. This episode was originally a livestream/shambles, beset by jetlag and the untimely demise of the Loremen la…
 
Welcome Spooky Lovelies, we advise you to watch where you step on the grounds this evening, Dear Guest, and we politely ask that you not inadvertently carry in any muck your shoes may have gathered as you find your way to your seat in the Reading Room. You’ll find mini hay bales & sugar cubes on the Hospitality Tray… and a healthy dose of cautionar…
 
Alasdair brings James the "pathetic" legend of Maud's (or Maude's) Elm, a story as thrilling as it is obviously made up. You've got your heroines: tragic. Your lords: wicked. Your uncles: damnable! Plus, someone's dear old mum will be cast out into the street. And we're talking olden days streets here, so that's 80% poo. Listeners will also discove…
 
The sweet scent of cotton candy drifts along in the warm evening air… soft thunder can be heard far off in the fading glow of a perfect evening… The Festival in Phantom Forest is one of a kind, immersive event meant to be a unique journey of the mind for guests of The Midnight Library. For this reason, it is greatly advised that in order for the li…
 
Welcome to the Loremen Guesthouse! Join us in the lounge for the bite-sized tale of Dame Creswyke: a restless spirit who has more than outstayed her welcome at one Moreton-in-Marsh hotel. We do hope you enjoy your room. A traybake breakfast is served 7-9, all our ghosts are en suite, and if you require a wake-up call, someone will yell "QUOZ!" Now …
 
James brings Alasdair a piece of Norfolklore... It's the story of St Walstan, a monk who was mates with a pair of oxen who had magic wee wee. Can you come down with lockdown fever outside of a lockdown? Have Alasdair and James drunk from St Walstan's well? Are you sure that's water?! This episode was livestreamed, so check out youtube.com/loremenpo…
 
Happy St Patrick's Day! To celebrate, we tell the monster-packed tale of Ireland's rival patron, St Colmcille (aka St Columba). Joining us is the frankly hilarious Seán Burke, an actual Irish comedian, who is remarkably forgiving about the Lorebois Irish-ish accents. Pronunciation fans will be overjoyed to learn we say "rhododendron" no less than 4…
 
Tonight as Mr. Darling slumbers in his den, Miranda shares the answers to some of The Midnight Library's most dedicated fans, its patrons. This rugged group of daring individuals has Miranda's undivided attention. Get a private peek into her ... mostly direct answers to their most burning questions: Can Irma control our dreams? How are the books in…
 
The Loremen are joined by supernatural pod king* Danny Robins! Danny is the voice behind Haunted, The Battersea Poltergeist and Uncanny, as well as being an award-winning playwright. And he brings James and Alasdair a little-known North-Eastern legend: The Cauld Lad of Hylton. Was the Cauld Lad a ghost? A sprite? A murder victim? Or just an annoyin…
 
Since the dawn of time, humanity has dreamed of one thing: making a little robot head that talks in a funny voice. Alasdair and James chart the history of that dream, from Friar Bacon's diabolical brazen head to Professor Faber's ill-fated "Euphonia". With more body-horror than you would normally expect in an audio-based medium, it's the story of s…
 
The boys hit the road (and rail replacement bus service) and made their way to the East Midlands, for the Leicester Comedy Festival. Whereupon, James regaled Alasdair and a live audience with a local tale. It's the story of a devilishly handsome gentleman and a pair of silk shoes that are very much house shoes. As in, if you take them out of the ho…
 
Why, it's Valentine's times again! (Valentimes.) The Loremen welcome Welsh Romance correspondent Jenny Collier back to the show, with tales of kings, prophetic dreams and gold. Gold. GOLD! Too much gold? Maaaybe, yeah. This episode will also furnish you with a brand new euphemism for the downstairs area, and tell you where to buy the best horse bum…
 
As an amuse bouche for the Leicester Live gig on 6th February here is an icky tale of Prince murder and the ever so odd repercussions... Watch live in person at https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/loremen-live/ Or online* at https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/videos/1642681807413-live-event *Patreons get 25% off a Next Up subscription Patreon.com/Lorem…
 
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