Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Fakelore – Episode 4 – Ultron


Could something as modern as a sinister artificial intelligence in a robot body have its origins in folklore? On this episode, Caitlyn and Magill talk about the villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron to try and deduce whether his creators were thinking about folklore when they imagined him. Caitlyn also talks about a very unusual phase in her teenage years. Click here to download the episode!

Fakelore – Episode 3 – Captain America

He’s a military experiment, he’s the leader of the Avengers, but could Captain America have his origins in folklore? Find out on this episode of Fakelore as Caitlyn and Magill take a look at the only member of the Avengers who represents an entire country. Click here to download the episode!

Fakelore – Episode 2 – Sexy Wolf Men


My, Channing Tatum, what big eyes you have! On this episode of Fakelore, Magill and Caitlyn discuss Caitlyn’s area of folkloric expertise: Channing Tatum’s abs. Uh, I mean, werewolves! In honour of the outrageously so-bad-it’s-good Jupiter Ascending, this particular episode will be focusing on romantic depictions of wolf men. But were the Wachowskis drawing on werewolf folklore when they wrote Jupiter Ascending? Click here to find out!

Fakelore – Episode 1 – Friday the 13th


Both February and March of 2015 had a Friday the 13th, and there’s another one in November! On the inaugural episode of Fakelore, Caitlyn and Magill try to uncover the roots of the superstition that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. Does it have anything to do with Camp Crystal Lake? Click here to find out!