Jordan and Todd join my first roundtable to discuss our favorite horny bunny: The Jackalope!
This chimeric critter sewn together from animal carcasses has been a staple of American folklore for ages!… or at least since the 1930s, as the Jackalope is a relatively modern folkloric invention concocted for the sole purpose of profit. Good ol’ American capitalism!
But apart from selling useless shit for a quick buck, this murdered bunny conveys Americana in so many different ways, expressing small town community, settlement of the West, folk art, scientific innovation, and the duality of the real and the imaginal.
Yes, prepare yourself for the most intricate discussion you will ever hear on the Jackalope, as we hop into this rabbit hole and completely lose our sense of time!
Huge THANK YOU!!! to Jordan Heath of Campfire: Something Something for allowing his cute corgi to participate in the discussion. We are a very inclusive podcast and allow all species’ voices to be heard!
Check out his podcast elaborately named Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling
Follow them on Instagram @campfire.tales.podcast
Huge THANK YOU!!! to Todd Purse for coming into this discussion completely unprepared so Jordan and I may blow his mind! Which is not very hard, but it helps us at least feel very accomplished.
Check out Todd’s podcast Create Magic – Daily Weirdo Art , where both myself and Jordan have appeared!
If you wish to see more cute critters, follow Todd on Instagram @toddde85
Huge THANK YOU!!! to The Crescent Hare, a.k.a. Christina (actually a barn owl in “human” disguise) for the amazing episode art!!!
Show your support by following her on Instagram @thecrescenthare
If you wish to proudly display the Jackalope or other whimsical fairy-fied cryptids, all of Christina’s art can be found at www.thecrescenthare.com
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Intro sampled from “Something strange lurks in the shadows” by Francisco Sánchez (@fanchisanchez)
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Vuk/Darwin, host of Tracing Owls Podcast. All-around trickster weirdo discussing biology, forteana, the paranormal and their intricate cultural nuances!