Finally, the triad of classic beasties have been covered on SittingNow! First we brought you Vampires, then we gave you Zombies, this week we present you with a show about Werewolves!
When it comes to discussing these iconic monsters, there is no better speaker than our old pal Dr. Bob Curran. Dr. Bob recently released his latest exploration of the mythological world in his fantastic book ‘Werewolves: A Field Guide to Shapeshifters, Lycanthropes, and Man-Beasts‘.
In this week’s episode we discuss: The historical origins of the Werewolf myth, the Werewolf in classical literature, The Green Man, what do these mythological beasts tell us about ourselves, American folklore, and much more.
Never one to miss out on a good monster hunt, famous musical monster hunter Daddytank returns with his infinite supply of silver bullets. This week’s full mooners:
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Dr. Bob Curran is a native of Northern Ireland, born and raised in the Mourne
Mountains area of County Down, a region steeped in folklore and legend.
Throughout a varied life, he has worked in many fields—as a gravedigger,
professional musician, journalist, and civil servant. He is now a history teacher
and well known throughout Ireland and beyond as a writer and broadcaster. He
has written extensively, in English and several other languages, on various
aspects of history and folklore and acted as advisor to the Cultural Committee of
the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly. He currently lives in Coleraine,
County Derry, with his wife and family.