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Introducing NewfoundPod Minis!

Hey everyone! This is just a quick audio I’m dropping into the feed to let you know about something new with NewfoundPod – minis! On each off-week, I’m going to release a mini episode. When I’m researching topics, I always come across things that I find interesting, and I think you’d find interesting too, but there isn’t quite enough for a full episode. So now, I’ll be releasing minis on those topics. Each episode will hopefully be under 2 minutes long, and the first one will be released on Monday. I hope you will enjoy them, and I’ll talk to you soon!

Season 2, Episode 1: Al Clouston

Welcome to Season 2 of Newfoundpod. This episode I explain why my hiatus ended up being so long, and I tell you about Al Clouston.

Transcript

Al Clouston, also known as Uncle Al, was a folklorist, a storyteller and a humourist. He started out as a salesman, and after he retired in the seventies, he released several books and albums of Newfoundland humour that he had been collecting since the age of 17.

Sources

Who’s Who In Newfoundland 1975
The Rooms – Digital Archives
MUN Digitals Archives
Encyclopedia of Newfoundland
Decks Awash Volume 15 Number 1
Globe & Mail Archives
Newfoundland Grand Banks genealogy site (Obituary)

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Episode 27: More Newfoundland Ghost Stories

Today I tell you about a miracle photo and two ghost stories from Gower Street in St. John’s.

 

Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you’re looking for more Halloween episodes, check out episode numbers 7, 8, 9, 25 & 26.

Miracle photo:

Cick here. WARNING: The photo is of a deceased child.

Links for today’s episode:
TheFogbank.ca
Theme Music:
Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod 

If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I’d really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. Instagram is also NewfoundPod. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you’d like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a month. You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers.

Newfoundpod 26: 48 Horror Film Challenge, The Foran Hotel & Mrs Dower

This time, more spookiness! I tell you (well, Elling Lien tells you) about the Nickel Festival’s 48 Hour Horror Film challenge. Then I tell two classic Newfoundland ghost stories.

Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it.

Links for today’s episode:
Nickel Festival’s 48 Hour Horror Film challenge
TheFogbank.ca
TintOfInk.com interview with me!
Merchandise!

Theme Music:
Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod
Source: incompetech

If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I’d really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. Instagram is also NewfoundPod. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you’d like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a month. You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers.

I’ll be back again very soon with more spookiness. And I’ll have some news on some exciting things happening with the podcast.

Site Stuff

I’ve moved the site to a new server, and there was a small hiccup. As a result, the photos on some posts don’t have the credits that I originally had on them. I will fix this ASAp. In the meantime, if you notice a problem with the site, let me know. newfoundpod@gmail.com