S3E100 – The Cauld Lad of Hylton with Danny Robins

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 annoying guy who didn’t know how ducks work?

Darting between Newcastle and Sunderland, we also encounter a somewhat smutty version of the Fish and the Ring, and a carefully censored account of Pollard’s Boar.

*He’s king of supernatural podcasts NOT king of the pod people.

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The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from English Fairy Tales, Joseph Jacobs, 1890.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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