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Hosted by an exuberant middle schooler, Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast is a biweekly podcast and whimsical bridge for the imagination. In our contemporary world, most everything that cannot either be proven or lucrative (hence smoke and gold), is deemed unimportant and not necessarily meaningful. Each episode, explore a different magical creature or faerie through stories, their history, origins, and role in history, an intricate description of their magic and characteristics, and an in- ...
 
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It’s time for another virtual adventure! In this month’s episode we're off to the English county of Warwickshire, to meet the chivalrous medieval hero, Guy of Warwick. Then over in the beautiful town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, we set out to discover the truth behind the gothic legend connected to the town’s most famous resident - William Shakespeare. …
 
Learn about Kelpies, freshwater spirits that appear often as a gray horse, which may seem friendly initially, but this is simply their tactic used to entice weary travelers or children onto its back and it will accommodate them by growing in order to maximize its prey. Once astride their unfortunate victims become magically stuck and the Kelpie gal…
 
This month's podcast episode takes us to Cambridgeshire, to meet the famous folk-hero Tom Hickathrift, who lived in the marshland of Ely and took on a giant! Then we take a relaxing boat trip down the River Cam to learn more about Cambridge University, its long history, fascinating urban legends and chilling ghost stories. There’s more folktales, m…
 
*NOT DRACULA* Learn about Dracs, invisible water dragons that are either able to transform into or create a mirage of a plethora of different creatures and inanimate objects ranging from a miniscule water sprite skating on a wooden plate to a jeweled chalice. They prey upon children for sustenance and young women of reproductive age whose milk they…
 
*NOT DRACULA* Learn about Dracs, invisible water dragons that are either able to transform into or create a mirage of a plethora of different creatures and inanimate objects ranging from a miniscule water sprite skating on a wooden plate to a jeweled chalice. They prey upon children for sustenance and young women of reproductive age whose milk they…
 
In this Norfolk-based episode, we will be joining the famous 'Pedlar of Swaffham' who travelled from Norfolk to London on the whim of a dream, to seek his fortune over in the city. Then we’ll be heading to the coast to meet a mournful mermaid in search of a soul, whose figure is now immortalised in a church in Upper Sheringham. There’s more folktal…
 
Learn about Selkies and Roane, fairies from Celtic myth that are capable of transforming into a seal by putting on a magical sealskin coat. They are kind and forgiving, unlike their mermaid counterparts, as well as beautiful in a sad, knowing way. Seal-people occasionally mate with humans, either because they choose to come ashore, are forced into …
 
Learn about Selkies and Roane, fairies from Celtic myth that are capable of transforming into a seal by putting on a magical sealskin coat. They are kind and forgiving, unlike their mermaid counterparts, as well as beautiful in a sad, knowing way. Seal-people occasionally mate with humans, either because they choose to come ashore, are forced into …
 
Hello and welcome to season two of The Faerie Folk, the podcast that takes you on a magical tour to discover the myth and the magic of the United Kingdom - without leaving the comfort of your own home! Today's episode takes us over to Northern Ireland to explore The Giant's Causeway and the legend of the giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill who is said to have…
 
In the season one finale of The Faerie Folk, we travel up to Northumberland to discover the famous folktale known as 'The Laidly Worm Of Spindleston Heugh'. Then we finish our virtual journey in Rothley - the setting of a lesser-known story called 'My Ainsel', featuring a curious little boy and his new faerie friend. There’s more folktales, myths a…
 
Today’s episode takes us to the county of Suffolk in the East of England, where we discover the strange story of a young girl who claimed to have been stolen away by the faeries. Then we take a trip to a castle, to learn all about the trickster imp known as Tom Tit Tot. There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter:…
 
Join us as we welcome in the autumn season with a rather spooky episode of The Faerie Folk! Learn all about the history of Halloween and how the festival we know and love came to be. Then travel to Shropshire to find out about the pilot who supposedly haunts the Arvo Lincoln plane in Cosford's RAF Museum - and finally discover the story behind the …
 
It's time for another Faerie Folk adventure! Today's episode is all about the county of Lincolnshire, where we meet Mumby's boastful boggart and learn all about the deal he made with a local farmer. Then we travel into the city of Lincoln, to discover the origins of one of its most famous folktales - the story of the Lincoln imp. There’s more myths…
 
I'm sure you've already heard of the mysterious monster that is supposed to live within the murky depths of Loch Ness - but how much to do you know about her history? Come with us on an extra-long virtual adventure to the loch, where we follow Nessie's journey from the very beginning and learn about how one of Scotland's most famous and well-loved …
 
Are you ready for another Faerie Folk adventure? Today's journey takes us to The North York Moors where we learn all about the household spirit known as a Hob, that might secretly help out with some of your day-to-day chores - but only if you stay on its good side. We also take a trip down to the beach, to discover the legend of the Skinningrove me…
 
Today we're traveling to Somerset to discover more magical creatures and traditional folktales. Our virtual adventure first takes us up to the top of Glastonbury Tor to meet the Faerie King Gwynn Ap Nudd and learn all about his encounter with the abbot, St. Collen. And then we journey over to the village of Stanton Drew, famous for its many ancient…
 
This week we’re traveling into the city to discover more of the United Kingdom’s most fascinating myths and legends. London is full of great ghost stories and frightening folklore - but just who was William Terriss and why does his ghost haunt the Adelphi Theatre? And did a vampire really stalk the grounds of Highgate cemetery in the 1970s? Join us…
 
Our latest magical excursion takes us up to Scotland, to discover some traditional Scottish folktales. Meet the mysterious shape-shifting creatures known as selkies that swim close to the coast of Duncansby Head, right near John O’Groats. But what exactly is a selkie - and how did one bravely manage to turn a seal-killer from foe, to friend? Our jo…
 
Today we’re traveling to Devon, the county known for its cream teas, scrumpy… and ghostly apparitions. The Hairy Hands are one of Dartmoor’s most famous legends, but what exactly are they - and who do they belong to? We also travel to Buckfastleigh to meet Squire Cabell, the ‘monstrously evil man’ and his hellish hounds that haunt the Devonshire co…
 
Today’s adventure takes us to Wales for an exciting look at some of the country’s most interesting myths and legends. Our first stop is Dinas Emrys, the hillock said to have once been the site of a great dragon battle. But why were the dragons fighting, and how did the area get its name? Then we journey on, to the uniquely named Devil’s Bridge wher…
 
Come and join us on our very first Faerie Folk adventure as we travel down to Cornwall - home to some of the U.K's most famous myths and legends. Discover the story of The Mermaid of Zennor and the charming singer who fell in love with her, and meet the vengeful Mermaid of Padstow and learn of the terrible curse that she bestowed on the town. The j…
 
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