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Stone Houses

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LB Meeker and Kaitlin Bruder set off to create an amateur guide to fiction, fable, and folklore! They’re definitely not experts, but they sure do have a good time. New episodes every Sunday.
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38 - The Moon
Join Kaitlin and LB as they explore ways Earth’s lone satellite has influenced folklore, mythology, and superstition… Let’s learn about the moon! This episode’s hot topics: Borat impressions, moon creation, cycles, childhood anecdotes, films, the man in the moon, moon rabbit, Big Bird, conspiracy theories, LOONA, Animal Crossing, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:01:18
March 25, 2020
37 - Baba Yaga
This week LB and Kaitlin learn about the chaotic neutral Slavic mortar-and-pestle rider who just really wants you to stop asking questions. Let's talk about Baba Yaga! This episode’s hot topics: Baby Yoda, vibe checks, Mother Nature, more baby eating, chicken-footed houses, crybaby Ivan, Koschei the Deathless, Luboks, iron dentures, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
51:34
March 9, 2020
36 - King Arthur
This week LB and Kaitlin finally circle around to the once and future king! Let’s take a seat at the round table and learn about the psuedo-history of King Arthur! This episode’s hot topics: time traveling motorcycles, Geoffrey of Monmouth, fanfiction, historical propaganda, the many Arthurs, knights of the round table OCs, Merlin, weapon names, the Arthurian Cinematic Universe, bad and good foley work, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:11:01
March 3, 2020
35 - Rainbow Serpent
This week LB and Kaitlin talk a lot of interpretations of Rainbow Serpents in Australian oral tradition! This episode’s hot topics: cultural anthropology, relativism, The Dreaming, snakes, water gods, rainbows, creating the universe, various bleeding, the Lightning Snake, moon dogs, tickling frogs, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
51:52
November 24, 2019
34 - Kappa
This week LB and Kaitlin just…. plot kappa murder. That’s it. That’s the episode. This episode’s hot topics: the worst street noise to date, troublemakers, bummers, anime tropes, sumo wrestling, cucumbers, fake science, kappa traps, concrete, horses, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, fake science, Santa, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
56:15
November 5, 2019
33 - Clowns
This week LB and Kaitlin talk about a history of clowns, their evolution in pop culture, and how they might have become associated with horror. Are you down to clown… This episode’s hot topics: masks, romans are still horny for the greeks, clowning, traveling circuses, slapstick comedy, uncanny valley, mascots, Tom Hanks, clown college, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:04:36
October 28, 2019
32 - The Mothman
Join Kaitlin and LB as they discuss the only thing that could lead to the headline “A Man-Sized Bird… Creature… Something…” and learn more about moths than we ever needed to. Let’s make friends with the Mothman! This episode’s hot topics: moth facts, missing mouths, newspaper articles, men in black, owls, cranes, buff moths, long legs, role-play and foley work, Owlman, The Blackbird, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
43:24
October 22, 2019
31 - La Llorona
This week LB and Kaitlin talk sad ladies with questionable morals and the many different ways La Llorona has been interpreted. Let’s cry by a river in the middle of the night and tell some ghost stories! This episode’s hot topics: foam, Aztec mythos, bird magic, historical women who didn’t actually kill their kids, Cihuacōātl, La Malinche, bad interpretations, murder, river spirits, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
50:44
October 8, 2019
30 - Sewer Alligators
Kaitlin and LB make a triumphant return as they immediately traverse the sewers to uncover the urban legend of the Sewer Alligator! Let’s learn about gigantic, possibly albino, mutant gators that possibly live in the sewage works underneath big cities! This episode’s hot topics: new setups, gator facts, souvenirs, swamp residents, giant Kermit, lizard wizards, alligator pets, bad science, clown property, feral hogs, parrot populations, gator forums, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:00:26
September 29, 2019
Stone Houses Announcement
We sadly have to announce that Stone Houses will be taking a small hiatus this summer due to travel and work and maybe-possibly bad olives... But! Stone Houses WILL RETURN! Tune in to get the inside scoop. We'll see you again in August!   Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
11:30
June 30, 2019
29 - Sappho
This week Kaitlin and LB talk about The Poetess, Sappho! The real-life muse, romantic poet, and patron of women who love women. Happy Pride! This episode’s hot topics: denial, women loving women, the Greeks, patron of lesbians, foolish scholars, poems, jealousy, First Ladies, gal pals, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
56:40
June 24, 2019
28 - Loki
Join Kaitlin and LB as they learn about the trickster of the Norse pantheon. Snakes and spiders and eight-legged-horses, oh my! Let's talk about Loki!  This episode’s hot topics: mischief, the Prose Edda, blood brothers, tricksters, horny horses, weird uncles, invincibility parties, deadly mistletoe, bad dads, comment sections, Alan Cumming, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
52:42
June 18, 2019
27 - Creature Crunch 2
 This week we revisit our old friends from the past few months and just get all up in that mind theater in CREATURE CRUNCH 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO! This episode’s hot topics: microphones, movies, approximations of dating shows, an abundance of limousines, buddy cops, Elijah Wood, the phantom, laser tag, gettin’ it, just your everyday guts out gal, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:19:36
June 10, 2019
26 - Basilisks
 In today’s episode LB and Kaitlin dunk on historical dudes and learn about some amalgam chicken snakes who have one hell of a stink eye! Let’s talk about basilisks, baby! This episode’s hot topics: Pliny the Elder, baby vibes, chimeras, Leonardo Da Vinci, taxidermy, bad science, bad pronunciations, turtle eggs, chicken bits, the cockatrice, Pokemon, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:02:50
June 3, 2019
25- Wendigo
 This week LB and Kaitlin talk about the wendigo, an icy-hearted cannibal from the frigid north! This episode’s hot topics: cannibalism, bad pronunciations, Hollywood bastardization, zombies, rules of the internet and monstrous affairs, historical figures we think are wendigos, capitalism, Wendigo Psychosis, paywalls, capitalism, SCP corner, outro speedruns, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:05:12
May 27, 2019
24 - Twins
 This week LB and Kaitlin talk about twins in fiction and folklore!  This episode’s hot topics: historical medicine, phrenology, vague existentialism, siblings, twin selves, demigods, Homestuck, The Duality, Shakespeare, souls, creep factor, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:10:34
May 21, 2019
23 - Kelpies
This week Kaitlin and LB brave the waters again to meet some carnivorous equine friends! Let’s learn about Kelpies! This episode’s hot topics: deep dark fears, batman, lawnmower sounds, hooves, centaur configurations, gigantic sculptures, Loch Ness monster, horse cons, dog teeth, poetry, OP kelpie artifacts, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:08:57
May 13, 2019
22 - Magical Girls
 This week Kaitlin and LB push the limits of what technically fits under the umbrella of this podcast’s tagline as they discuss the history and origins of Magical Girls! This episode’s hot topics: swear city results, the Kentucky derby, serpent ladies, TOEI, American sitcoms, Miyazaki, Tezuka, anime Seinfeld, getting hit by cars, deconstructions, princess games, lullabies, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:18:50
May 6, 2019
21 - Trolls
  Let’s talk about trolls! This week Kaitlin and Bernadette get real goofy and talk about these funky Scandinavian dudes.  This episode’s hot topics: swear city, still relearning how to podcast, internet trolling, Tolkien, troll farming communities, neurodivergence in folklore, sculptures, jotuun, huldrefolk, Trollz Dolls, Troll Hunter, and much more!  Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:10:18
April 24, 2019
20 - Rusalka
UPDATE: Sorry to folks who tried to listen within the first 12 hours of the episode being live, there was a mix up and only half of the audio was uploaded. Thanks for your patience!   We’re back! Hang out in your local pond with Kaitlin and LB to learn about the many variations of these Slavic water maidens! This episode’s hot topics: relearning how to podcast, internet fights, watery graves, the opera, the word Wagnerian, dunking on Disney, short stories, authors roasting authors, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:08:58
April 15, 2019
19 - Aliens (Part 2)
Take Kaitlin and Bernadette to your leaders to show off the thrilling conclusion to the aliens episodes! Aliens need to be catalogued, things get heated, it's a wild UFO joyride! This episode’s hot topics: the X-Files theme song, ufology, types of contact, ancient aliens and racism, dunking on psuedoarchaeology, ancient Egyptian art, The Greys, Scandinavian aliens, little green men, ships, sightings, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:05:41
April 1, 2019
18 - Aliens (Part 1)
 Bernadette gets replaced by an alien, Kaitlin marries the moon, it’s a good time. This week we get real science-y as we start out a new accidental two-parter all about Aliens! Come count planets with us! This episode’s hot topics: aliens replacing podcast hosts, cosmic pluralism, earth-like planetoids, MATH, telescopes and rovers, M-Class Planets, existentialism, people on Jupiter, water commentary, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
56:28
March 25, 2019
17 - Hell (Part 2)
 Abandon all hope you who enter here! This week Kaitlin and LB talk about hellish literature and bible fanfiction. Journey with us and our new friends Dante and Blake and Bosch, oh my! This episode’s hot topics: the inferno, circles of hell, bible fan fiction, poetry, hell hath frozen over, resurrecting Virgil and Milton, the return of William Blake, the uncomfortably fleshy works of Hieronymus Bosch, bird helmets, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:10:59
March 18, 2019
16 - Hell (Part 1)
We’re back and we’re going to hell! This week Kaitlin and LB begin their expedition into the depths of the afterlife! This episode’s hot topics: souls, moral codes, logistics and fallacies, making it illegal to be horny, ghost jaegers, existentialism, death gods, monks-for-hire, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
52:20
March 12, 2019
15 - Kitsune
This week we’re learning about Kitsune! Join Kaitlin and LB as they chat about the incredibly diverse lore behind these funky little foxes. This episode’s hot topics: terrible jokes, manga, trickery, omniscience, Inari, fried tofu and other favorite foods, divine tails, Yōkai, foxy foxes, illusions, fake money, possessions, sun showers, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:02:10
February 25, 2019
14 - Manananggal
 This week Kaitlin and LB are talking about the Manananggal! A malevolent creature from the Philippines with bat wings and an a taste for human liver. Let’s hear it for our guts-out gals! This episode’s hot topics: poor pronunciations, muppets, women loving women, man eaters, guts-out gals, lobster pets, large crustaceans, manananggal transformations, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
50:52
February 18, 2019
13 - Eros
 LB and Kaitlin prepare for Valentine’s Day by learning about Eros, the Greek god of love! This episode’s hot topics: the Greeks and the Romans, primordial lore, stealing religions, gaggles of gods, cherubs, more Metamorphoses, Hallmark-ification, Psyche, red flags, fairytale temptation, divine paperwork, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
58:27
February 11, 2019
12 - Creature Crunch
 LB and Kaitlin are snowed in! Join them in the first ever Creature Crunch as they rank all the creatures they’ve talked about so far by criteria suggested by listeners… NOTE: the audio in this episode is less than optimal but we’ve found that it sounds a little better if you aren’t using headphones. Thanks for your patience and we will be back to better quality next week. This episode’s hot topics: babysitters, parties, dunking on Koschei, kick flips, challenge ratings, a much overdue D&D corner, a certain… je ne sais quoi, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:22:17
February 4, 2019
11 - The Ningen
This week LB and Kaitlin make a new friend, the ocean-dwelling Ningen! This episode’s hot topics: oceans, blobfish, the corporeal consistency of cryptids, volcanic vents, cryptozoology, men in black, government cover-ups, decaying underwater, dinosaurs, the evolution of whales, aliens, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:04:00
January 28, 2019
10 - The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui
 Kaitlin and LB talk about sound and atmospheric phenomena in this week’s episode all about the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui! This episode’s hot topics: mountains, Queen Victoria, sorry Gaelic, witness accounts, tall shadow men, moondogs, poetry, the human brain, infrasound, fight or flight, Brocken Spectre, equilibrium and the lack of it, ghost careers, mountain sensations, aliens, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:02:31
January 22, 2019
9 - Living Armor
This week LB and Kaitlin are talking about animated armor and are extremely good at staying focused. Hi welcome to our Bedknobs and Broomsticks fancast! This episode's hot topics: automatons, suits of armor, ancient robots, our good friend Leonardo, art historians, chess playing machines, golems, relevant parts of armor, Orson Welles, Ironman, fake latin, Substitutiary Locomotion, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:12:44
January 14, 2019
8 - Gargoyles
Starting the new year right with some... architecture? In today's episode Kaitlin and LB learn all about gothic tendencies, fancy drainage systems, and GARGOYLES!  This episode's hot topics: gargling gutters, hunky punks, salvation in flying buttresses, art history flashbacks, the mouth feel of the word apotropaic, why agriculture was a mistake, starting a cult, Gargoyles: the 1994 animated series, the return of saint bits, sea serpents, and much more!  Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:10:24
January 7, 2019
7 - Werewolves (Part 2)
This week we conclude our two-part series on werewolves! WARNING: Some of the topics we discuss in this episode are a little gruesome and a few parts may be unsettling to some listeners. This episode's hot topics:  Teen wolves, blue eyes, the crimes of Peter Stumpp, wolf hunts, more cannibalism, European wolves, medical werewolvery discourse, becoming the wolf, slapping hounds of god, Kidz Bop, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:14:56
December 31, 2018
6 - Werewolves (Part 1)
This week LB and Kaitlin talk lycanthropy as we dive into part one of our first ever multi-episode topic! Werewolves! Stick around at the end to hear some exciting news about Stone Houses in the new year... WARNING: Some of the topics we discuss in this episode are a little gruesome and a few parts may be unsettling to some listeners. This episode's hot topics: Werewolf ASMR, French wolves, other things to call a warlock, Gilgamesh spoilers, cannibalism, Ovid, stealing wolf skins, "Werewolvery", Kaitlin's one true love (the moon), and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:04:11
December 17, 2018
5 - Koschei the Deathless
This week's episode is all about Koschei the Deathless! Join us as we make jokes about an undying man who is probably supposed to be scarier than we make him out to be. (Ducks, rabbits, and needles! Oh my!) This episode's hot topics: witty horses, immortality, avian boy-wizards, crying princes and helpful bees, warrior wives, Baba Yaga, horseback riding (in the nude), Matryoshka-style horcruxes, liches, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
54:49
December 3, 2018
4 - Jiangshi
This week we talk about the Jiangshi, also known as "hopping vampires"! Let's have a corpse party! This episode's hot topics: Rigor mortis, Qi, decomposition, long tongues, more phosphorescent glowing, comic recommendations, peach tree wood swords, "saint bits", the rise of kung fu horror comedy, video games, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:00:03
November 12, 2018
3 - Headless
This week LB and Kaitlin learn about a whole assortment of legends about beings who have been relieved of their heads! Things get real goofy... This episode's hot topics: Sleepy Hollow, real swords in Arthurian poetry, headless vigilantes, really goth carriages, fanfiction, bad (good?) band names, hoarse horses, carrying your head around, fiery headless mules, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:22:17
October 29, 2018
2 - The Goatman
Episode two! 2 Stone 2 Houses! This week we talk about the Goatman and several of its iterations as we dig down through the many layers of goat symbolism. It's a doozy. This episode's hot topics: cryptids, why are goats associated with the devil, statues of Baphomet, the Knights Templar, esotericism, the Stonemasons, trains and why you should avoid them, more childhood anecdotes but this time about goats, 1980's short films, satyrs, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:08:08
October 15, 2018
1 - Fairies
The very first episode of Stone Houses! This week LB and Kaitlin dive into tales of fairies. This episode's hot topics: Richard Dadd, the Cottingley Fairies, the Victorians, fairy art, Theosophy, fairy protection, William Blake, unsettling youtube videos, and much more! Find us on Twitter for more info about our show and upcoming episodes: twitter.com/stonehousescast
01:04:06
October 1, 2018
0 - Stone Houses Trailer
Stone Houses: An amateur guide to fiction, fable, and folklore! Have you ever wanted to learn about folklore, myths, legends, cryptids, obscure artists, sightings, and hoaxes? Specifically from a duo of comic artists and amateur folklore enthusiasts? Well, we've got you covered! Join Kaitlin Bruder and LB Meeker as they weave together an audio guide through fiction, fable, and folklore every other Monday! Mind the fairy circle on your way in... Find out more about our show and upcoming episodes on our Twitter twitter.com/stonehousescast
00:54
September 28, 2018