Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast

Just a Story: The Urban Legend Podcast A weekly Podcast taking a look at the stories that we tell over and over again. What our myths and misdeeds, fears and fables say about us as humans.
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Dec 28, 2015

The Poisoned Dress is one of the oldest urban legends in America. Is there any truth to this story? Today we are more concerned with fashion and self-image than ever before, or are we? We explore why appearances can be deceiving, and the lengths we are willing to go to for beauty. 

Dec 23, 2015

Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast 

Bonus Christmas Episode!

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, but he also delivers mountains of toys to the good girls and boys. Should this jolly old elf be called a peeping Tom, charged for breaking and entering, and carted away for good, or celebrated as the very spirit of the Christmas season. We look at the history of Santa to decide once and for all is Santa Claus naughty or nice?


Dec 20, 2015

Food is a basic human need, but how can we be sure that the hand that feeds us is trustworthy? From a real life murder trial in 19th century Chicago to the recent peanut butter fatalities, we have good reason to be skeptical of the way that the sausage gets made. 

Dec 13, 2015

Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast

Controversial since its first public telling, the events that took place at 112 Ocean Avenue in December 1974 have literally become the stuff of legend. The Lutz's story has been chronicled in numerous books, movies, and documentaries.  Is this a true horror story of America's most haunted house, or one of the greatest hoaxes in pop culture history? Do you believe in The Amityville Horror?

Dec 7, 2015

In the 1980s a fear of all things occult and demonic swept America. Everything from role playing games to preschool was degraded and threatened by this phenomena. Where did these fears come from? 

Dec 7, 2015

Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast

Today clowns are more synonymous with horror then the circus. Is it the fact that we can't see behind their smiling disguise, or their checkered past that scares us silly?


Clowns...they can get away with murder. 

Dec 7, 2015

Just a Story. The Urban Legend Podcast 

The question, "What's the worst that can happen?" Is answered once and for all with this urban legend of organ theft.