Monday, October 19, 2020

Episode 3. The Wolfe House

Wolfe Manor (Southwest View).JPGMatt tells the wonderful story of a haunted (but sadly demolished) house in Fresno County, California and then discusses the interesting intersection of advertising. commerce, and the paranormal.





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Show Notes:

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

A transcript of this episode is available on our Transcripts Page.


Things mentioned that warrant links.


My Good Lady Wife / Producer

Wolfe Manor Photo Album

Electronic Voice Phenomenon 

The Screaming Skull 1958 Movie

Ghost Hunters S4E26: Recycled Souls

Fresno's Underground Garden Attraction.


Sources:

Ghost Theory

Travel Channel

ABC News

Fresno Collegian

Werewoofs.com

Clovis Roundup

Sluggo's House O' Spookiness

Wolfe Manor Wiki

Monday, October 5, 2020

Episode 2. Satanic Music



Matt shares the tales of three musicians said to have satanic connections - only one of them is a rock star. If you thought that moral panics over demonic music started with heavy metal, wait until you hear about one of the Delta Blues' greatest guitarists and Classical Violin's original bad boy.

Note: Matt originally researched the Paganini story in 2010, when he stumbled across the mention of the phantom violin on a website. Checking the links to the blog entry he wrote at the time, the ones that he believes contained that part of the story - either a BBC radio documentary or the now-defunct Suite 101 - is not currently available. So, for now, this podcast and his blog entry from 2010 seem to be the only remaining sources of that story. 


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Show Notes:

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

A transcript of this episode is available on our Transcripts Page.


Things mentioned that warrant links.


Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson#Devil_legend


Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/the-story-of-bluesman-robert-johnsons-famous-deal-with-the-devil-retold-in-three-animations.html


UDiscover Music: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/devils-music-myth-robert-johnson/


National Public Radio: https://www.npr.org/2011/05/07/136063911/robert-johnson-at-100-still-dispelling-myths


The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/16/robert-johnson-sells-soul-devil


The Weekly Holler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feIaNfFONWo


Robert Johnson: Can't you Hear the Wind Howl (documentary): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcjI2iaT7T8


Cereal at Midnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggzf_GxlTcE


Polyphonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fq75Ax_kL0


BBC Radio4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sfy5l


Violinstudent.com: http://www.violinstudent.com/biographies/paganini.html


Time Magazine: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,764014,00.html


Classicfm.com: https://www.classicfm.com/composers/paganini/niccolo-gifted-violinist-deal-with-devil/


Afloat by Guy Maupassant: https://books.google.com/books?id=AcoZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=afloat+maupassant&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zM50VNePLNK3ogS97YDwDw#v=onepage&q&f=true


Wonders and Marvels: https://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2014/11/the-strange-journey-of-of-niccolo-paganinis-corpse.html


Life in Italy: https://www.lifeinitaly.com/music/classical/niccolo-paganini/


Guitarra Magazine: https://www.digitalguitararchive.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/GuitarraMagazine-31.pdf


Monday, September 21, 2020

Episode 1: Fifty Berkeley Square




The story of Fifty Berkeley Square gave Matt the creeps when he was a kid. Despite losing the book in which he originally found the story, it stuck with him for over 30 years. Join Matt as he recounts the many versions of this oddly familiar tale followed by a brief discussion about what made this story work and endure. 






Monday, August 24, 2020

How to listen?

 New episodes of Ghosthropology Podcast should start droping in September 2020.

We aim to have episodes acsessable through this website, on Apple Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play. 

If you have a favorite podcast platform we have missed, please leave us a comment or email us at ghosthropology@gmail.com 


Intro Episode

In which I, Matt, tell you what this podcast is all about. 

New episodes will begin dropping in September 2020.

Enjoy!

This episode was writen and preformed by Matthew Armstrong and edited and produced by Kaylia Metcalfe.

A transcript of this episode is available on our Transcripts Page.