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Probably Improbable Podcast
39 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 6: El Sombreron (Don't braid your dog's fur)
Carly tells Sam about a mysterious man who travels with a menagerie of animals, seduces women and has an unusual hobby? Fetish? Sam does another amazing cold-read of a poorly translated story, which is delightful.
53 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 5: Hairy Man of Vergas (Grandpa put candy in trees for the bears)
Sam's shares a legendary cryptid from right here in Minnesota with the Hairy Man of Vergas. You'll also learn of Sam's small-town-party-bus-bachelorette CRIMES, and her grandpa's bear-baiting techniques. It's a delightful rural adventure!
37 minutes | Jan 2, 2021
Season 2 Ep 4: Rokurokubi (I'm getting lint on my kidneys)
This week Sam indulges Carly with another imaginary trip to Japan! Sam discovers a curse for adultery (and apparently murder) as Carly examines tales of the mischievous rokurokubi and the blood thirsty nukekubi.
45 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Season 2 Ep 3: Mother Goose (The moon ate them)
Sam's childhood nostalgia returns as she delves into Mother Goose, and a couple of the weird nursery rhymes from childhood that we've never thought too deeply about. Was Mother Goose a real goose? Why were three men of various careers in a tub out to sea? Who is Gill? Does the moon eat children? What does "rub-a-dub-dub" mean, exactly? Do we answer these questions? Yep, Some! Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/12/17/s-2-ep-3-mother-goose/
32 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Season 2 Ep 2: Vampires (He's smarter than a net, right?)
Sam is still feeling spooky season for her first episode of Season 2. Sam tells Carly about vampires. Discover why they have to wait seven years before starting their own vampire hunting adventures. (You can't kill what you can't find.) Also, Sam is probably married to a vampire. Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/12/09/s-2-ep-2-vampires-hes-smarter-than-a-net-right/
33 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Season 2 Ep 1: The Graeae (This is why you have a back-up eye, ladies!)
Welcome back! It's Season 2! Carly tells Sam about The Graeae, three sisters from Greek mythology THAT SHARE ONE EYEBALL! They're real! Well, as real as anything else from Greek mythology. We also discuss the 1981 classic, Clash of the Titans, and it's sexy sexy mechanical owl, Bubo. Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/11/18/s-2-ep-1-the-graeae/
47 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Season 2 Coming Mid-November! (Is this a Film Noir because Carly is a werewolf?)
We're coming back! In the meantime, here's some weird tangentially related information, games, a quiz? It's moderately enjoyable. We promise. Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/11/04/season-2-coming-mid-november-is-this-a-film-noir-because-carly-is-a-werewolf/
32 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Episode 29: The Fisherman & His Wife (Samantha's Bonkers Storytime 3)
Probably Improbable, episode 29: Samantha reminds us of the importance of talking fish. That sh*t is magic, yo! If you're an intensely unpleasant and greedy human, you can have it all! Fact. No moral to this story! Or is there? Find out, as Sam takes Carly back to her favorite land of weirdo Grimm's fairy tales. Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/02/12/episode-29-the-fisherman-his-wife-samanthas-bonkers-storytime-3/
31 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Episode 28: Apep (You can't defeat space)
In this week's episode, Carly and Sam go back to Egypt to learn a little about the Great Snake of Chaos! Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/01/30/episode-28-apep-you-cant-defeat-space/
36 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Episode 27: The Missouri Monster, Momo (It smells like flat yeti)
Sam returns to her favorite source for inspiration, Coast to Coast, and tells Carly about the most-adorably-named-giant-hairy-bigfoot-type-thing, Momo the Missouri Monster! Join Sam as she takes you back to the 1970s in Louisiana (the city, not the state), when locals briefly experienced a shag-carpet-muscular-mustache-headed-monster that reportedly (according to Sam's report) "smelled like ass." What's not to love?! Journey down south, and solve the illusive Momo footprint mystery. (Hint: He was probably carried by Jesus.) Show notes: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/01/07/episode-27-momo-it-smells-like-flat-yeti/ Sources, show notes, and reference images can be found here: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2020/01/07/episode-27-momo-it-smells-like-flat-yeti/
30 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Episode 26: Jolakotturinn (Yule cat wants you to fall in line)
Happy Winter Holiday of Choice! Carly delves into "Christmas monsters" with Iceland's Jolakotturinn, (or Yule Cat, because 'Yule Cat' is much easier to say if you're an American unfamiliar with Icelandic pronunciation). Join the ladies as they discuss the most adorable monster! Sam perfects her various kitten sounds, and Carly figures out all of the ideal work-arounds to not get devoured by the cutest beast. Sources, show notes and reference images: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2019/12/24/episode-26-jolakotturinn-yule-cat-wants-you-to-fall-in-line/
43 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Episode 25: Bluebeard (Just ignore the anthropomorphic wardrobe)
Sam is enjoying her slightly new direction with her episodes by again recounting an old folktale. This time it's the mysterious wealthy landowner, and multi-widower, Bluebeard. Join this discouraged actress and discouraged blood-ologist in a time, long ago, when women were viewed primarily as currency, property, or simply a huge inconvenience, where Sam weaves an unforgettable tale of Bluebeard. Show notes, sources, and reference images can be found here: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2019/12/17/episode-25-bluebeard-just-ignore-the-anthropomorphic-wardrobe-2/
30 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Episode 24: Mami Wata (dead sailors are not sea trash)
Get ready for a badass black mermaid from over 4,000 years ago! That's right! On this week's episode, Carly wins over Sam's icy cold Minnesotan heart with Mami Wata, an African goddess of the ocean. The ladies also ponder the universal truths of human experience, like laughter, joy, dance, and our fascination with the beautiful vastness of oceans, and the fact that IT CAN TOTALLY KILL YOU
34 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Episode 23: Bearskin, Bird, Mouse, and Sausage (Sam's Bonkers Storytime 1)
Sam takes some delightful liberties with our podcast premise as she explores a couple of lesser-known and utterly bonkers Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Of course, these tales are presented in an endearingly Sam-fashion as the devil wears a top hat, a guy wears a bear carcass for years, and a bird, a mouse, and a sausage are all roommates! Yep, you read that right--roommates. Show notes, reference images, and sources: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2019/12/04/episode-23-bearskin-bird-mouse-and-sausage-sams-bonkers-storytime-1-2/
51 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Episode 22: Likho (I'm bleeding five peoples of blood)
In this week's episode the ladies venture back into Slavic fairy tale lore and discuss the Likho, it's a creature of bad luck, the very embodiment of misfortune. It's a wicked old lady and a malicious goblin. It's hiding your keys and killing your cattle. Sam shares her "worst" online dating experience, and enjoy Creepy Pasta Storytime with Carly!
46 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Episode 21: Unicorn (and a Chinese giraffe named Karen)
Sam turns to our theme song for inspiration this week. That's right! Sam tackles the illusive unicorn! And it's more intriguing than you might expect! Sam delves into uses for their magical horns as well as some history of the fantastical monster, including how to set a unicorn trap. Hint: It involves virgins. (And no, we aren't making that up.) Curious how long a unicorn's horn is in ax-handles? Find out in this week's episode! Show notes, reference images, and links here: http://probablyimprobable.libsyn.com/episode-21-unicorn-and-a-chinese-giraffe-named-karen
38 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Episode 20: La Cegua (gruesomes, agonizing and terribles death)
In this episode Carly teaches Sam about La Cegua, a bone-chilling creature from Central American folklore. This mysterious and fantastical woman can be found on isolated roads in Nicaragua waiting for ill-intentioned men willing to give her a ride or a ride (in the sexual innuendo way). But this beautiful woman isn't all she seems! Because of course not! Where is the interest in that? No. She's secretly an evil spooky monster who will make men insane! What does she look like? How does she make men go mad. Go listen and find out, silly! We'll explore old-timey-folklore-slut-shaming, Sam creates her very own bespoke Cegua and demonstrates her impressive cold reading abilities!
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Episode 19: Black-eyed Children (Did you drive over a Satan?)
Sam briefly delves into one of the topics that most gives Carly the hebee-jeebes (as her mother would say), Black Eyed Children. Sam tells us about David Weatherly and his expertise in this not-at-all-real-thing, that still irrational terrifies Carly. It's October. It's spooky season. And it's time to be very careful about which drably-dressed-monotone-sclera-less-children you invite into your home. Hint: None! Don't invite any of those creepy-creepers into your home! Come on! You should know this by now!
38 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Episode 18: Hel (Is it evil? Is it dead? Yes? Then yes.)
If you don't like distractions from the main topic, you should probably skip this one. However! If you're a delightful human who appreciates the rambunctious banter of your PI cohosts, then settle in as Carly invites you and Sam to Helheim! Learn about the Norse goddess of the underworld, Hel, she's the giantess daughter of Loki, and her siblings are a serpent and giant wolf. So come learn more about Hel and Carly's middle school track experience, and the general trepidation associated with carnival rides, and Sam's hatred of Pinterest, and how 90s children in the midwest used to make snow tunnel "igloos".
45 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Episode 17: Wendigo (Your guide vanished and you had mystery talking wind)
This week Sam reminds us that winter is just around the corner, with everyone's favorite cannibalistic-supernatural-monster-being! The wendigo! This was a topic both ladies expected to be boring. They. Were. Wrong. This creature is bonkers! And metaphorical! Sam also delves into every 90s child's favorite horror series, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark". Join us! Or don't, it's up to you. Just, whatever you do--DON'T EAT YOUR FRIENDS. Sources, reference images, and links here: https://probablyimprobablepodcast.home.blog/2019/10/10/episode-17-wendigo-your-guide-vanished-and-you-had-mystery-talking-wind/
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