Saturday 24 April 2021 edition
Tonight we welcomed back folklorist and ghost-lorist author
discussing much of his
ran into a nasty technical snag at the top;
Ceiling Cat Barbara Duncan
worked at getting things going, but we were extremely delayed in starting the show.
Henry had to stop and restart the Skype call, let alone get the system to run us through para-x.
Once we were on the air CC kicked us off, asking about when he started writing, which turned out as early as he could remember.
As a child he tried writing narrative fiction, but he eventually realized he was better at that.
we suggested he do audio book versions; he indicated once being approached for one of his books being audio recorded, but Keven never heard back from the guy.
Henry asked how tricky it is to research true events that took place a century or more earlier.
Keven said if one knows the date and location most likely you can track down local newspaper stories.
We discussed a murderer in the 1800s who was Never Caught, but with hydrochloric acid burned out his victim's eyes and then forced him to drink the acid.
Bring up "The Big Toe" story, one woman was strangled with a belt nearly to the point of decapitation.
Keven was asked whether in any of his books he'd written about
in 1932, and
in 1915, but he'd hasn't.
Discussing one case in which two people were hanged, though one confessed to killing solo, and the other protesting innocents to the last,
"Tabby" Cat Snider Gasch
poined out with a similar case, the one claiming innocence told the guilty one the guilty one better not be at the pearly gates, as the innocent man was deserving but the guilty one was not.
couldn't help wish I could have seen a Pearly Gates smack-dowb...
Losing a fourth of the show, we went to break about 45 minutes in; once we were back CC reported our having listeners in the US, the UK, Canada, India, Australia, and Unknown.
and other more paranormal like events, about which Keven writes in his
Forgotten Tales of Kentucky
Henry had him discussed a case back when the logos from Republicans and Democrats were different: Democrats were roosters, Republicans were raccoons.
A Democrat winner literally crowed like a rooster, and was shot for it.
Even his headstone has bullet holes.
Keven spoke about
which surprsed him to learn it's still a thing.
still a thing.
Close to the end of the show we spoke of the horrific murder of three year and a half old
Mary Magdalene Pitts.
CC reported that Poland had popped in as one of the countries with listeners tonight.
Henry had Tabby convey that
our guest would be