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Episode from the podcastWide Atlantic Weird

Return to Yowie Country: The Australian Apeman Again

Released Saturday, 27th February 2021
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Cian returns to the subject of the Australian 'yowie' with more detail, more opinions, and possibly more conclusions, giving an in-depth take on the most thorough piece of literature on the subject, the 2006 book The Yowie: In Search Of Australia's Bigfoot by Healy & Cropper. Subjects include:
-aboriginal and pre-colonial tales of the 'yahoo'
-links to contemporary US bigfoot culture
-Yowie or yahoo? What's in a name ...
-Do cultures worldwide report 'hairy man' beings? An archetype?
-Colonial era 'Australian gorilla' reports and 19c newspaper hoax culture
-Why were there so few sightings in the early 20th century? Should we trust back-dated reports?
-Rex Gilroy and the emergence of the yowie into popular culture circa 1975
Buy me a coffee, ya bogan!
The Yowie: In Search Of Australia's Bigfoot, Healy…
The Hairy Man, Henry Lawson, 1907
Video of Rex Gilroy (worth a look!)
American Monster, William Giraldi
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