55 episodes

An exploration of folk lore, supernatural tradition, and the weird and wild throughout history.

Through the Veil Andrew Eagle

    • Society & Culture

An exploration of folk lore, supernatural tradition, and the weird and wild throughout history.

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    The man Jack appears in a number of English folk tales. Often depicted as a lazy man or boy, Jack overcomes challenges and wins with trickery and cleverness. Of all the many stories featuring a variant of Jack, one is certainly the most famous: the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Originating some 5000 years ago, and first published in written-form in the 1700s, Jack and the Beanstalk is a story with many versions and deep roots.

    Written and Narrated by Andrew Eagle

    Music:

    Exploration by Artificial.Music

    • 12 min
    Revenants

    Revenants

    Throughout the stories of Europe are tales of the dead returning to wretched life to haunt the living. Some wish to drink our blood, others to torment us for perceived wrongs. Others return with strange purpose and stranger abilities. These revenants can curse the living, spread disease, and some can even shape-shift.

    These creatures cannot be destroyed by blade or bow. Revenants demand specific rites and rituals which can prevent them from rising again, and only then can their curses be broken.

    Written and Narrated by Andrew Eagle

    Music:

    Foggy Night by Greg Ralls

    • 10 min
    The Dancing Plague

    The Dancing Plague

    In the summer of 1518, the town of Strasbourg faced a strange malady. The infection spread rapidly, caused a great deal of stress and pain, and then just as suddenly vanished. Those infected found themselves unable to stop themselves from dancing. They danced and danced, until they collapsed from heat and exhaustion. Over the course of its month-long reign, the dancing plague infected hundreds and, according to some reports, killed dozens.

    Written and Narrated by Andrew Eagle

    Music: 

    Firefly Village: Main Theme by Steven O'Brien

    • 10 min
    Haunted Roads

    Haunted Roads

    The long, lonely stretches of road all over the world may appear empty at first glance, but they are full of ghost stories. Ghostly hitchhikers, phantom vehicles, imps, and all manner of terrifying beast make their home along the bends and lanes of the world's highways. Stories come from across the globe of haunted highways, so join me in exploring a few of them!

    Written and Narrated by Andrew Eagle

    Music:

    Night Drive by Sage Chow

    • 13 min
    Barney and Betty Hill

    Barney and Betty Hill

    On the night of September 19th, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill were driving home on a lonely, country road when the unexpected and impossible happened. They were abducted by aliens.

    Their story, told and retold, referenced in pop culture, and interview became one of the most widely reported alien abductions of all time. Putting them on the international stage and causing a massive surge in the popularity of stories involving aliens and UFOs.

    Written and Narrated by Andrew Eagle

    Music:
    Aliens by Sage Chow

    • 13 min
    Matthew Hopkins

    Matthew Hopkins

    Out of 300 years of witch-hunts and trials in England, one fourteen month period saw more than half of the executions for witchcraft in the nation's history.

    This violent time occurred at the hands of a self-righteous man of East Anglia. Under the guidance of Matthew Hopkins, at least 300 accused witches were executed for supposed crimes. He was the authority on witchcraft in the region, and had a taste for cruelty.

    His self-appointed title: Witchfinder General.



    Written and Narrated by Andrew Eagle

    Transcripts can be found at https://www.andreweagle.com/through-the-veil-transcripts



    Music:

    Resist Hunt by Natron of Earth

    • 11 min

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