There Are Other Podcasts? – Astonishing Legends
There Are Other Podcasts?
We know you are loyal fans, that would never ever listen to another podcast. Just in case you were curious about other podcasts (which we know you aren’t), “There Are Other Podcasts?” will review some of the podcasts that we think are fun and interesting, but not as fun and interesting as our podcast of course. If you would like us to give you a listen shoot us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Astonishing Legends – www.astonishinglegends.com
I am a sucker for all things strange. I love crypto-zoological creatures, space aliens, hidden treasures, Templar myths and ghost stories. Rarely are all of these kinds of stories put together in one place. Shows like Unsolved Mysteries, and before that In Search Of were go to watching for me as a kid because they told all these stories, and Netflix is awash with cheap imitations of those two shows, but nothing captures the feel and wonder of those kind of shows quite like Astonishing Legends does.
A podcast that was recommended to me through Lore (which is another great podcast on myths and folklore that I’m sure will end up in the column at some point), Astonishing Legends has a wonderful approach to each subject that it chooses to tackle. By exhaustive research through their Astonishing Research Corps they come at every subject from not only its folkloric and fantastical roots, but also from a more grounded scientific approach, giving each side an equal space.
While the hosts come to personal conclusions on what they think the most likely interpretation of the facts and stories are, they leave everything open ended. Never really saying whether or not an idea is just to far fetched or impossible. Their open minds really make this a fun listen.
There are lots of episodes of this, and largely they are separated into several episode series on specific subjects. Good jumping off points are their series on Skinwalker Ranch, Oak Island Money Pit, The KGC: An American Conspiracy or Mothman. I promise that if you are into Fortean ideas or just our weird ass universe you will begin listening to this show en masse it is hard not to love.
Take some time to check out Scott and Forrest as they talk about all things weird and wonderful on Astonishing Legends.