5 episodes

The internet has facilitated new myths travelling faster and further than ever before. Here we explore them and question what they mean to us.

Internet Myths & Legends Luke Brown

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The internet has facilitated new myths travelling faster and further than ever before. Here we explore them and question what they mean to us.

    Keanu Reeves is Immortal

    Keanu Reeves is Immortal

    While there’s no predicting what the faceless mob that is the internet will get behind, we know that these fascinations don’t last long. However, there is an exception; Keanu Reeves. So why has the internet’s love affair with Keanu Reeves lasted more than ten years? And why has this morphed into some claiming he’s immortal?

    • 28 min
    The Mandela Effect

    The Mandela Effect

    In 2009, Fiona Broome, a paranormal consultant, took to the web detailing a startling discovery she'd made; Nelson Mandela was alive. To Broome, this was impossible; she recalled his death in prison in the 80s. She remembered watching his funeral on tv. She even remembered Willie Mandela’s eulogy. Yet, none of it happened. Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. Became president of South Africa in 1994 before eventually dying in 2013. But, in 2009, he was very much alive.
    When Broome posted about her historical gaffe, much to her surprise, she found people with the same recollections. Not just a few either; thousands. Thus, the Mandela Effect, a term coined to describe an event that an individual recalls very clearly, but that does not align with historical record was born. 
    All of this sounds impossible, but it turns out this type of large-scale misremembering happens more often than we'd like to believe. So, are we that bad at remembering things OR is there something cosmic at play?

    Written, composed, narrated and produced by Luke Brown. Vocal performances by Vicktoria Adam, Tristian Hernandez, Sarah Horsemen, Stephanie Hope Lawlor, Amber Mills, and Ryan M. Sero.Story Editing by Vicktoria Adam. 

    • 28 min
    Rise of the Flat Earthers

    Rise of the Flat Earthers

    Despite the overwhelming amount of evidence, there is an ever-growing number of people who, thanks to the internet, have bought into the myth that we live on a flat disc. In this day and age, how many anyone go so hard against an easily verifiable fact?

    • 13 min
    Curses: Lake Shawnee Amusement Park & Little Bastard

    Curses: Lake Shawnee Amusement Park & Little Bastard

    After the deaths of 6 children, an amusement park is left to rot. Little Bastard, the car that took James Dean’s life, goes on a rampage maiming and killing those who come into contact with it. Are these, as some would have you believe, proof of curses? 

    • 18 min
    The Beatles: Everyday Chemistry

    The Beatles: Everyday Chemistry

    If the Beatles had never broken up, what sort of music would they have made? In 2009, we got an answer in the form of a website claiming to have obtained an unreleased Beatles album from a parallel earth. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ajhamont ,

Internet Myths & Legends

I love this podcast. So interesting and fun. Luke Brown writes with a sense of wonder, humour and fascination for things that are simultaneously real, strange and human. I learned something weird and wonderful from each episode:)

signorfalconi ,

Weird and wonderful

Bite sized strange and true stories. Love it.

Vicktoriaa1 ,

Super Interesting

Love the storytelling. A fascinating piece! I can’t wait to hear more.

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