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Fearsome Creatures

Around the turn of the 20th century, the lumber industry spanned the continental United States, and lumber camps dotted the countryside. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/lwtlo_ep042_lumberwoods.mp3 When they weren't harvesting timber to feed the booming post-Civil War industrialization, working lumberjacks could often be found sitting around campfires together, telling tall tales of creatures that supposedly lurk in the dark woods. (more...)

Terror Behind The Walls

With more than one hundred thousand guests each year, the 27-year-old tradition of Terror Behind The Walls is scarier than ever. It is a fundraiser for Eastern State Penitentiary, located in the Fairmount neighborhood, in the historic city of Philadelphia, for the nation's first penitentiary. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/lwtlo_esp_final.mp3 (more...)

Theatre Ghosts: Proctors

Every theater has a story to tell. And not just onstage. Theater legends abound worldwide, from ghosts in the wings to phantoms of the opera. In this episode of Listen with the Lights On, we step into the historic Proctors Theater in Schenectady, New York. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/lwtlo_ep_039_proctors_web.mp3

Tales From The Tavern: Live From The Olde English Pub

Tales From The Tavern: Live From The Olde English Pub

A live podcast event recorded at the Olde English Pub in Albany, New York featuring the cast of the Original Albany Ghost Tour and fans discussing their stories of legend and lore. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/lwtlo_live_oldeenglishpub3_NEW.mp3

Theatre Ghosts: Cohoes Music Hall

Theatre Ghosts: Cohoes Music Hall

Every theater has a story to tell. And not just onstage. Theater legends abound worldwide, from ghosts in the wings to phantoms of the opera. In this episode, we step into the Cohoes Music Hall. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/LWTLO_Ep038_Web.mp3 Built in 1874, it's the fourth oldest operational Music Hall in the country. The 475-seat theater stands in the heart of the Spindle City's historical district. In it's early days, it played host to many a famous Vaudevillian. Today, it hosts a wide variety of performances, from traditional theater to rock concerts and movie screenings. It's an intimate space, featuring old-fashioned cushioned benches as well as traditional theater seats. The walls are adorned with much of its original gilded décor, or facsimiles of what was originally there. It's also supposedly home to one of it's original performers, famous early 20th century Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay. We met up with the Music Hall's event coordinator, Hannah Milkins, who told us more about Eva and the theater.

Promises To The Dead

Hearing a good scary story can send shivers up your spine. And when it's billed as a true story, the chills can be even more intense. We talked to novelist and writing instructor Barbara Chepaitis during a previous episode of Listen with the Lights On, in which we discussed the elements that make a story scary. She returns to the podcast now to share a terrifying tale that she experienced firsthand. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/LWTLO_Ep037_Chepaitis.mp3

The Legend Of Manteo

The pair of ill-fated star-crossed lovers... is a tale as old as time. One Hudson Valley legend tells such a story... that of a English explorer in the new world and a Native American woman named Manteo. Once again... Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk joins us to discuss the Legend of Manteo.

The Bull Of Bullhill

A bull. An animal known to most as a stalwart of toughness and resilience. As anyone who has tried to move a stubborn animal can tell you... it's no easy task. Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk joins us to discuss the Hudson Valley tale of a farmer, a bull and a hill, in the Bull of [...]

Albany's Ghost Train

Starting in Washington D.C. on April 21st the funeral train carrying President Abraham Lincoln's body for his last journey around the nation left Union Station northward bound where it cut through Philadelphia, New York, Poughkeepsie, Hudson, Albany, Utica, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, before arriving in Springfield Illinois on May 4th. The presidential procession traveled [...]

Bewitching Tales From New England

New England Folklore blog author Peter Muise joins us for a few witchy tales from Central and Eastern Massachusetts, and to discuss the significant role that witch lore has played in New England history.

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