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Potstirrer Podcast

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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more

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64 - Urban Legends

In the spirit of the Octobermonth season, Jaye discusses urban legends, particularly three stories voted on by listeners, and provides historical and social context for their spread. What are some common themes in these urban myths? Why do these stories persist, even in the information age? And - are these often frightful tales real?

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Source Texts and Links:

Best, Joel, and Gerald T. Horiuchi. 1985. “The Razor Blade in the Apple: The Social Construction of Urban Legends.” Social Problems. 32:5, pp. 488-499. https://www.jstor.org/stable/800777

Brunvand, Jan Harold. 1999. Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Brunvand, Jan Harold. 2001. The Truth Never Stands in Way of a Good Story. University of Illinois Press.

Putnam, Robert. 2000. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Soltero, Gonzalo. 2016. “The Mexican Transmission of ‘Lights Out!’” Journal of Folklore Research. 53:3, pp. 115-135.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pins-and-needles/ https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/halloween-non-poisonings/ https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lights-out/ https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-killer-in-the-backseat/ https://www.snopes.com/what-are-urban-legends/ https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/verify/verify-no-the-flashing-headlights-gang-initiation-warning-is-not-legit/65-622982337 https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2014/11/30/detroit-police-fight-carjacking-crime/19671313/ https://www.thoughtco.com/flash-your-headlights-and-die-3299113 https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/celebrity/Do_Strangers_Really_Tamper_with_Halloween_Candy.html

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