Haunted Dolls

Ep 196: Haunted Dolls, Live

Guest host Mark Soloff of Blastropodcast joins Flora to kick off Blurry Photober with a live show all about haunted dolls! Human figures that are said to be possessed or cursed, haunted dolls have a built-in creepiness that transcends the many stories about them. Flora and Soloff discuss what might make dolls haunted, the history […]

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Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires

Ep 193: Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires

Grab your spare coins and red thread, Blurry Photos are jumping across the Pacific to look at Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires! A monster of Chinese folklore, Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires are curious, sometimes creepy sometimes whimsical undead creatures with interesting origins. Not much like their western counterparts, these vampires prefer to suck the qi, or […]

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Runes

Ep 171: Runes

Untie the pouch of mysticism and new agery with Blurry Photos with an episode all about Runes! An ancient system of divination originating in Germania and Scandinavia, the casting of Runes is the practice of gaining insight through symbols of power. But where did it come from? Where does it derive its power? And how […]

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Demonology

Ep 163: Demonology

The sigils are etched and the circle is protecting as Dave and David summon an episode about demonology! The study of demons etc., demonology stretches as far back as recorded history, but how credible is it in practice and lore? The boys look at the etymology of demons, a few cultures and demons in their […]

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Narco Saints

Ep 160: Narco Saints

Dave and David grab the flowers and votives for a virtual trip to Mexico to look at Narco Saints. A relatively recent evolution of Catholicism in Mexico, Narco Saints are figures of the church and folklore venerated by the destitute and criminals. Figures such as Santa Muerte, Juan el Soldado, and San Ramon Nonato provide […]

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The Salem Witch Trials

Episode 138: The Salem Witch Trials

You stand accused of wanting to learn more about the Salem witch trials! A sad chapter of American history, the Salem witch trials were a time of paranoia, hysteria, requital, and religious fervor gone awry. Flora and Stecco discuss the cultural climate leading up to this period, including witch hunts and persecution in general. How […]

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Ouija Boards

Episode 128: Ouija Boards with Expanded Perspectives

Break out those planchettes and gather ’round the table, the boys of Blurry Photos are joined by the boys of Expanded Perspectives Podcast to delve into the world of Ouija Boards! An infamous, easy-to-use oracle, Ouija Boards are supposed 2-way communication devices between the living and the dead, and the Davids welcome guests Cam and […]

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Rainmaking

Episode 124: Rainmaking

Grab your galoshes and pop the umbrella, Blurry Photos are opening the sky up in an episode all about rainmaking! A practice that spans millennia, cultures, and techniques, rainmaking has been an important part of cultural history throughout the ages. But what exactly is it? David and Dave shower you with facts, stories, music, and […]

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Satanism

Episode 70: Satanism

It’s time again to leave those preconceived notions behind, as Blurry Photos take a look at Satanism. Perhaps the most misunderstood religion of our time, Satanism actually has nothing to do with overwhelming evilness and the fight for your soul. It’s sometimes labeled more of a philosophy than a religion, and the concept of the […]

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Wicca

Episode 54: Wicca

Flora and Stecco seek the guidance of the goddess as they learn all about Wicca in this episode of the podcast. A relatively recent religion, Wicca has steadily gained in popularity for almost a hundred years and counting. Stereotyping, misinformation, ignorance, and fear has threatened the religion since its fractured founding, but Wiccans have prevailed […]

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