Superstitions

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Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling… Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history’s greatest authors. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For a police officer on patrol, there's nothing better than an uneventful shift. But according to this superstition, if you ever say a specific phrase, your day is about to get a lot more... eventful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Local to Iowa, this superstition adds an extra layer of tension to the loss of a loved one. Like a morbid version of tossing a bouquet at a wedding, the first person to leave a funeral... will be the first to die. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Parcasters, your favorite hosts are getting personal in a heart-warming special from Our Love Story. Listen here to Alastair Murden tag-team with his wife Naomi as they tell their swoon-worthy tale of falling in love. Then search “Our Love Story” to hear real-life couples — including the hosts of your favorite Parcast series — prove that true love exists. Our Love Story is a Spotify Original from Parcast. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen free on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taking stones from the Hawaiian islands may seem harmless, but you may want to think twice before pocketing a memento. Taking a rock from the slopes of Kilauea will earn you the ire of Pele, the volcano goddess herself, and a lifetime of bad luck. 
Taking stones from the Hawaiian islands may seem harmless, but you may want to think twice before pocketing a memento. Taking a rock from the slopes of Kilauea will earn you the ire of Pele, the volcano goddess herself, and a lifetime of bad luck.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Tower of London is purported to have six ravens. But these are more than just spooky pets... Rumor has it that if any of these ravens is taken from the Tower, there will be dire consequences for the British Empire.
The Tower of London is purported to have six ravens. But these are more than just spooky pets... Rumor has it that if any of these ravens is taken from the Tower, there will be dire consequences for the British Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The airplane seatbelt “bing” is near-iconic. But few fliers are aware that pilots perform a secret ritual before pressing the seatbelt button — believing that if they forget, the plane will suffer mechanical problems… or maybe even a deadly catastrophe. 
The airplane seatbelt “bing” is near-iconic. But few fliers are aware that pilots perform a secret ritual before pressing the seatbelt button — believing that if they forget, the plane will suffer mechanical problems… or maybe even a deadly catastrophe.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you look at U.S. Presidents who have died in office, a strange pattern emerges. Since 1840, those elected on twenty-year intervals meet untimely deaths, with few exceptions. Does a 19th-century death curse plague America’s highest office of political power?
If you look at U.S. Presidents who have died in office, a strange pattern emerges. Since 1840, those elected on twenty-year intervals meet untimely deaths, with few exceptions. Does a 19th-century death curse plague America’s highest office of political power? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s an advantage that newcomers and novices relish: try something new, and succeed like a natural. But what happens when beginner’s luck runs out? 
It’s an advantage that newcomers and novices relish: try something new, and succeed like a natural. But what happens when beginner’s luck runs out?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unassuming wall decor, or powerful protection against evil? Horseshoes are said to offer luck and fortune to those who possess them — so long as you manage to hang them right… 
Unassuming wall decor, or powerful protection against evil? Horseshoes are said to offer luck and fortune to those who possess them — so long as you manage to hang them right…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10… 9… 8… As the clock winds down on the final moments of the year, people around the world employ charms and traditions to shore up good fortune for the future. But it’s not always our own luck that’s on the line… 
10… 9… 8… As the clock winds down on the final moments of the year, people around the world employ charms and traditions to shore up good fortune for the future. But it’s not always our own luck that’s on the line…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
He’s faced his ghosts, and reckoned with his past. But after decades of relentless self-enrichment, how can Ebenezer Scrooge truly redeem himself? “A Christmas Carol” is presented by Tales, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more stories that aren’t afraid to get dark, follow Tales free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Nearly two centuries ago, Charles Dickens wrote a tale of greed and redemption. It starts with a miserly old man, his long-dead business partner, and the sound of rattling chains… When Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to reckon with his past, he’s in for a frightful night of ghostly visitations — and a long overdue moral awakening. “A Christmas Carol” is presented by Tales, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more stories that aren’t afraid to get dark, follow Tales free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
The roots of this festive holiday reach way back through history, with links to Nordic myths and the Roman Saturnalia. For colonists in 17th century America, celebrating Christmas was controversial… and in this telling, a despairing Puritan preacher goes so far as to try and cancel it. 
The roots of this festive holiday reach way back through history, with links to Nordic myths and the Roman Saturnalia. For colonists in 17th century America, celebrating Christmas was controversial… and in this telling, a despairing Puritan preacher goes so far as to try and cancel it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s one ingredient that can cross the threshold of the mundane, offering supernatural protection against lingering spirits… And you can find it in any kitchen, every ocean, and even our bodies.
It’s one ingredient that can cross the threshold of the mundane, offering supernatural protection against lingering spirits… And you can find it in any kitchen, every ocean, and even our bodies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Steering clear of an open ladder is second nature for many people. But for those that dare test this superstition, beware: It might bring more than just bad luck. 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Parcast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Sep 18th, 2020
Latest Episode
Feb 25th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
44
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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