We look at the land of giants in both our imagination and our history. We talk to a folklorist about the mythology of giants, famed American giant Paul Bunyan (and his rather murky origins), and then hear about the infamous Cardiff Giant hoax from one of the giant’s current keepers.
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Download: Episode 6 – Giants
My guests for this episode were:
- Dr. Simon J. Bronner of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. You can find many of his books available, including the Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife (which he edited) and Folklore: The Basics.
- Mike Tamburrino, manager at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, where the Cardiff Giant still resides
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Music & Art
All music for this episode is licensed through AudioSocket
“Pauses 1,” by Paul Summerlin
“Ambiharmina 2,” by Blindfold
“Way Out Westley,” by David Ross Benson
“Partnership,” by In the Nursery
“This Land of Plenty,” by Nicole Reynolds
“Prayer from Lemuria,” by Paul Summerlin
Images: “Giant Head” and “Mushrooms” both via Pixabay.
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