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Join the Loremen (James Shakeshaft and Alasdair Beckett-King) as they "investigate" local legends and forgotten folklore.

Loremen Podcast Loremen Podcast

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 172 Ratings

Join the Loremen (James Shakeshaft and Alasdair Beckett-King) as they "investigate" local legends and forgotten folklore.

    Loremen S3 Ep 107 - William Adams, The First Englishman in Japan Part 1

    Loremen S3 Ep 107 - William Adams, The First Englishman in Japan Part 1

    Content warning - we say "willy" a LOT

    In 1600, William Adams was the first Englishman to visit Japan. Little was known about Japan at that time, apart from IN Japan where they knew pretty much all about it. In this, Part One of Adams's tale, we follow what must be one of history's most meandering, misbegotten and (probably) malodorous sea voyages.

    They really did not plan it well.

    The Loreboys are also exploring unknown territory with this, our first 2-part episode. The full story of William Adams was simply too long and revolting for a single episode. Part Deux will be with you in two weeks' time, because we're going to take next week off and have a little rest.

    Loreboys nether say die!

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    • 50 min
    Loremen S3 Ep106 - The Witches of Wallsend

    Loremen S3 Ep106 - The Witches of Wallsend

    Seaton Delaval Hall was once home to Sir Francis Blake Delaval - the man who puts the "pranks" in "I am sick of this guy's terrible pranks". But, although living with Sir Francis must have been a nightmare, it doesn't compare to the gruesome tale he told of the Wallsend Witches.




    At the stroke of midnight, the Loreboys meet a gaggle of hags in the old church. We learn why Hadrian's Wall is so jumpable, and how to spot Jeremy Beadle in disguise.




    Meanwhile, James Shakeshaft's run of bad luck... continues.

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    • 28 min
    Loremen S3 Ep105 - The Public Universal Friend and the Fresno Nightcrawlers

    Loremen S3 Ep105 - The Public Universal Friend and the Fresno Nightcrawlers

    The Loreboys share two legends from the other side of the extremely big pond (the Atlantic). Shakeshaft goes west to Yosemite National Park and encounters the Fresno Nightcrawlers. Meanwhile, ABK meets Rhode Island's Public Universal Friend.

    This episode was originally a livestream/shambles, beset by jetlag and the untimely demise of the Loremen laptop/loretop. But it came out surprisingly OK!

    Why not listen on your drive to the Cow Palace? Or check out the full stream here: youtube.com/loremenpodcast

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    • 25 min
    Ride Along Minisode

    Ride Along Minisode

    It is a twofer this week! Not only an advert for tonight's live stream BUT ALSO a preview of the new Patreon exclusive ep.. Ride Along 2: Carlectric Cargaloo!
    Ever wondered what it is like being in an car with the Loremen? Wonder no more with this special clip.

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    • 5 min
    San Francisco Minisode

    San Francisco Minisode

    A Loreman Abroad! James sends back a podcast from America, as The Proclaimers never sang. Naturally, the Loremaster has tracked down a couple of local ghosts: a vengeful wife and a cruel pirate captain from the good old Californi of A.

    • 5 min
    Loremen S3 Ep104 - The Legend of Maud's Elm, Cheltenham

    Loremen S3 Ep104 - The Legend of Maud's Elm, Cheltenham

    Alasdair brings James the "pathetic" legend of Maud's (or Maude's) Elm, a story as thrilling as it is obviously made up. You've got your heroines: tragic. Your lords: wicked. Your uncles: damnable!

    Plus, someone's dear old mum will be cast out into the street. And we're talking olden days streets here, so that's 80% poo. Listeners will also discover who really killed Tsar Nicholas I, and what size of potato was considered noteworthy in the mid-19th century.

    (Spoiler alert: it wasn't that big.)

    Content warning: references to murder and suicide.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Cneko2 ,

A delight!

The Loreboys are absolutely lovely and funny. This is my go to podcast for cheering up. The folklore is interesting and the hosts and deputies are hilarious. Occasionally I’ll have to look up a UK pop culture reference but it’s worth it. Also it’s great to hear them make fun of Americans because we totally deserve it. Thanks for always making me smile guys!

FULLMELLOWBIRD ,

It’s a full 5 out of 5

I came here for ABK’s captivating hair, and I stayed for the soul-soothing, delightful banter. The folklore’s a lot of fun too. It’s 5 out of 5 for Podcasts That Help Me Regulate My Nervous System in a Cruel and Painful World. ⭐️

Carpe Butyrum ,

Something truly unique

They're the only brits I've ever listened to who don't default to a "cowboy/prospector" voice when doing an American accent, and that alone is worth 5 stars in my book.

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