I’ve got a new podcast!
Yes, I’ve talking about it for YEARS, but I’ve finally launched my own podcast and you can listen to the first few episodes… NOW!
It’s called GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES and it’s about (surprise surprise) Welsh ghosts and folklore. It’s a bit like a Welsh X-Files in podcast form, but Mulder and Scully have merged into one person.
I’ll be investigating a different weird and wonderful subject on each episode, based on the research for my books and articles including Ghosts of Wales and Curious Wales, as well as lots of exclusive bits you’ll never find anywhere else, some special guests and topical news stories.
To kick things off I started with a few of my favourite real-life spooky tales from the Victorian archives, but as we get nearer to Halloween and Christmas I aim to make it more seasonal by exploring the secret origins of the likes of the Mari Lwyd and Nos Calan Gaeaf.
You can read the blurb about it below, visit the podcast page itself for more, and if you enjoy it please subscribe (links below) – that way you’ll never miss an episode, and I’ll know that people are listening and I’m not just talking to myself.
Press the play button below to listen to an episode – enjoy!
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales:
Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Curious Wales) for a journey through the weird and wonderful history of Wales and the world.
Each episode of GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES offers Mark’s unique insight and research into a different curious subject, from long-lost real-life ghost stories to the myths and legends of the Mabinogion.
Upcoming topics include: seasonal traditions like the festive Mari Lwyd and the Welsh Halloween, Nos Calan Gaeaf; unusual funeral and wedding customs, such as the macabre Sin Eater and eerie corpse candles; and how the magic of witches, wizards and the ancient Druids continue to cast a spell over the land today.
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