S5E26 – Huntigowk Day and the Loch Ness Hoax

Huntigowk Day and the Loch Ness Hoax

April is the time for fooling, especially in Scotland where the first of the month is Huntigowk Day: a day for tartan paint, long stands and other bootless errands. James and Alasdair (a pair of anti-prank killjoys) spent this April Fool’s investigating Loch Ness, a body of water which has seen more than its share of hoaxes. But one monster prank from April 1st 1972 really takes the cake.

Is that cake? Or is it an enormous, half-defrosted elephant seal? Find out when the Loreboys meet an English zoologist up to no good on the banks of Loch Ness.

Join us for another Loremen Live in Oxford on 25th May:


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from Illustrated London News, Oct 24, 1848.

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




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