Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode


ORIGINS is a bi-weekly podcast that shares the story behind legend and lore, written and produced by award-winning author Jaimie Engle. You can learn more about her books, read show notes, and research through provided links by visiting, where as a show sponsor your products and services will reach thousands of new customers.

Oct 25, 2017

Want revenge? Why not make a doll in the image of the one you're after? In this chapter of ORIGINS, we poke around with the roots of Voudon and Voodoo Dolls. With a special reading of Kate Wars's short story at the end. Support: Show Notes: Music: bensoundcom

Oct 8, 2017

Pots of gold and four-leaf clovers, rainbows and little men in green. In this chapter of ORIGINS, learn the story behind the guard at the rainbow's end: the Leprechaun. Support: Show Notes: Music by: Ben Sound at & Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner...

Sep 24, 2017

Even candy-coated, chocolate dipped bunnies and marshmallow chicks have ORIGINS that are not as sweet as they would like you to believe. In this podcast, discover the lore and history behind Easter and Child Sacrifice. It's dark like chocolate, but bittersweet. Support: Show...

Aug 29, 2017

Magic words once harnessed power. Today, they are used by magicians to set the mood. In this chapter of ORIGINS, discover the roots of Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus and more. Support: Show Notes: Music by: Johann Jacob Froberger at

Aug 16, 2017

Whether fact or fiction, there are a few men that we have grown to love. In this chapter of ORIGINS, we look at some favorites: Slender Man, Mothman, and the ever present Boogey Man. Show Notes: Music by: Nicolaus Bruhns at