LR047 – Monsters of West Virginia w/ John Magnifico

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John Magnifico from Twelve Hour Turn, Old Growth  & Old Junior joins me to discuss his home state of West Virginia & a few weird monsters known to be lurking in the woods there.  He grew up in Grafton, a town known for inventing Mother’s Day (Happy Mother’s Day!) but also known for a massive, carnivorous being called The Grafton Monster.  We discuss the lore behind it & we also dip into the Flatwoods Monster & mention a few more sketchy, stank ass creatures seen throughout the state along the way.  Turns out Wild, Wonderful & Weird West Virginia has a lot of creepy cryptids to keep an eye out for.  Stick around cause at the end of the show I play some snippets from the upcoming Old Growth record!

OLD GROWTH:

https://oldgrowth.bandcamp.com/

TWELVE HOUR TURN:

https://www.facebook.com/twelvehourturn/

OLD JUNIOR:

https://oldjunior.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-castles

THE CIRCLE CURE (A benefit record for Travis Dopp of Small Brown Bike):

https://oldpointlight.bandcamp.com/album/the-circle-cure

TRAVIS DOPP GOFUNDME:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/travis-dopp-colon-cancer-fight-club?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS EPISODE ABOUT THE GRAFTON MONSTER:

LOCAL NEWS PIECE ABOUT THE FLATWOODS MONSTER:

A DUDE’S VIDEO TOUR OF FLATWOODS:

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE ABOUT BLENKO GLASS:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/05/06/flatwoods-monster-west-virginia-blenko-glass/

LISTEN TO:

Stevie Wonder
Superwolves
Father John Misty
Portrayal Of Guilt

THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST:

NEW WORD OF THE NITE:

gra·zier

/ˈɡrāZHər/

noun

a person who rears or fattens cattle or sheep for market.

INTRO & OUTRO MUSIC BY LEE DANIEL DINGES

CONTACT FOR SOURCE LIST OR JUST TO CHAT:

EMAIL: lostrhetoricpodcast@gmail.com

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https://www.instagram.com/lostrhetoricpodcast/?hl=en

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