In our second podcast to be recommended on Grog Boat, Stuff You Should Know hosts Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark bring us to New England in the 19th century, where locals nailed down what ills were afflicting their households: fucking vampires!
It’s a wonderful romp through the superstitious landscape of our past. After all, it’s not like folks in our modern culture fall for nonsense.
Right? Guys, right?
The casual banter between the hosts and the overall laid back atmosphere of the podcast highlights the humanity that first endeared me to podcasts and YouTube hangouts. That being said, the hosts do keep the episode to under an hour and stay on point, for the most part.
Anne Rice’s “Interview With a Vampire” or any other modern vampire tale will do. The hosts actually touch on the cultural influence of the vampire scares, and it’s interesting to see how our works of fiction have added to the mythology of vampires.
See? I even refrained from making a hacky “sparkling vampires” joke.
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