The Talegate Podcast

The Talegate Podcast

Join the Talegaters, Cheesehead and Florida Man, as they embark on a roadtrip across America to uncover the mysteries behind tall tales, fairy tales, folktales, fishtales, & urban legends, one interview at a time!


June 20, 2022 14 mins

Teratorns were enormous North American birds of prey who lived between 25 million and 13 thousand years ago. They had a wingspan of over 12 feet wide with a gliding endurance and likely food preferences similar to the modern day Condor. Though extinct, there is cause to speculate these magnificent birds are the root of such mystical creatures as the Thunderbird. 

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WHOOOOO do we interview this week? Why, none other the Tex-Mex Owl Witch, La Lechuza! Swoop on down for cold Modelo and campfire chat as La Lechuza tells her story of hauntings and heartbreak. La Lechuza is a bruja, an owl witch, whose stories echo across the Mexico & Texas boarder of the Rio Grande. With roots in indigenous cultures, La Lechuza serves as a example of  ancient oral traditions filtered through the Spanish Inquis...

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May 24, 2022 38 mins

Welcome to our most rip-roarin' episode yet where we interview the most iconic duo of all Tall Tales, Pecos Bill & Sluefoot Sue! Raised by coyotes off the Rio Grande, Pecos Bill grew up to become one of the most powerful and ridiculous cowboys ever told across campfires and his bride, Sluefoot Sue, was just as wild. Come listen to the folks whose stories inspired countless tales, novels, live action films, and even Disney ...

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Enjoy this parody of The Ballad of Davy Crockett, lovingly dubbed The Slightly-More-Accurate Ballad of Davy Crockett featured in last week's episode!

Mat Jones - Guitar
Aaron Sherry - Vocals
Kahlil Nelson - Vocals
Harrison Foreman - Vocals, Harmonica, Lyrics & Editing

Davy Crockett is voiced by Kahlil Nelson. Kahlil is a museum professional, tour guide, and Tiki enthusiast....

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May 9, 2022 31 mins

"Borned on a mountain top in Tennessee..." or was he? David Crockett was indeed a rip-roarin' pioneer whose larger-than-life aura transformed him into nothing short of mythical. Today we visit Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Alamo, to summon the spirit of Davy Crockett himself. Forget what you knew and listen along as we dispel fact from fiction! And jam with us as we sing The Slightly-More-Accurat...

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Driving South from Abilene to San Antonio, TX, the Talegaters encounter The Black Eyed Children and are visited by The Snallygaster! The Black Eyed Children are a relatively recent phenomenon only dating back to 1996. A local journalist named Brian Bethel claimed that children with completely blackened eyes aggressively insisted he let them into his car but needed permission before entering similar to vampires. The sensation he rec...

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When it comes to Cryptids, he is the G.O.A.T. (or at least half goat). We speak, of course, of the The Lake Worth Monster! This week, we hoofed it over to Lake Worth, Texas, just outside of Dallas, for an interview  with their very own semi-aquatic satyr. Lake Worth itself is  a reservoir and recreationional area created in 1914, but it wasn't until 1969 when local teens reported an attack while driving by a horned terror stal...

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March 29, 2022 28 mins

Grab a lit candle, find a mirror, and chant her name 3x!  This week, we summon our guest from all the way the across the pond - the legendary phantom-in-the-reflection herself, BLOODY MARY (Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary)! She is voiced by the equally legendary Ash Millman, video presenter and content producer for Playstation Access & formerly WhatCulture Horror. Follow Ash Millman on Instagram and Twitter @ashmillman. 


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March 15, 2022 27 mins

WE ARE BACK! Welcome to Season 2 of The Talegate Podcast!! Oh, and please excuse that radio interference (it's the second time that's happened). Not sure what that was about or who SQX Monster Radio is, but it's something we are investigating. We've crossed the Louisiana state line into the Lone Star State -- Lake Worth, Dallas, to be exact.

We've picked up a mysterious hitchhiker who relays the h...

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Welcome to  the Season Two premier of The Talegate Podcast. Cheesehead and Florida Man are back in the saddle with an incredible line-up of fresh interviews with your favorite Cryptids and Characters from Folktales, Fairytales, Tall Tales, Fish Tales, and Urban Legends - Bloody Mary, La Lechuza, Pecos Bill, and the legendary Jackalope, just to name a few!

We are kicking off informally with this Episode Zero, where we keep...

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April 27, 2021 6 mins

While Cheesehead and Florida Man hustle to write and record future episodes during this  little Mid-Season break, you can enjoy a handful of their otherwise boundless supply of botched recordings. Will this enrich your life? No. Will you even find this entertaining? Probably not. But here we are... you and this play button. Press it. Just press it. Preeeeess it.

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 Greg Walter is Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Veteran who recently authored the magical realism/adventure novel, The Ridgewalkers: When Legend Becomes an Encounter. While the novel is fiction, it was inspired by Walter's very own encounter with Big Foot. Check out his book on, his website: and his Instagram,

Cheesehead is played by Aaron Sherry

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The Talegate Podcast has reached its Season One Finale! We are exactly half way in our journey West. Join us for our breathtaking, cliff-hanging Mid-Season Finale where we interview Little Red Riding Hood and discuss the origins of her own iconic fairytale, NOLA's own Lougarou or Rougarou, and werewolves at large!

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You have all heard of El Chupacabra, but have you ever heard of their Cajun  cousin, The Grunch Road Monster? This vampire hybrid of canine and reptilian has one large spiked tooth at the center of it's top jaw to puncture and slurp down blood from whatever unsuspecting pray it happens upon. The Grunch is also believed to be more advanced and sophisticated than the typical Chupacabra. Oral stories of The Grunch Road Monster be...

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Things are about to get groovy as we visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 with our special tour guide, "The Witch Queen of New Orleans," Mary Oneida Toups! Follow us as we venture through New Orleans's oldest and most haunted cemetery while socializing with the spirits that dwell there, including "Voodoo Queen" herself, Madam Marie Laveau. We also have a run-in with the Devil of Algiers, so look out!


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New Orleans is home to Jazz, Po’boys, King Cake, and a seemingly endless supply of festive beads. But it is also home to vampires, the occult, and the Immortal Comte de Saint Germain. Join us as we interview this 500 year old man of mystery. Is he a Mason, spy, vampire, alchemist, a lost Romanian Prince, or all of the above?

Said to be born in the year 1691, Comte de Saint Germain (or Count Saint Germain as he is com...

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Today we interview author Conner "The Countryman" Flynn from BigfootAnonymous to discuss his latest book trilogy, His Story Rewinds. This series includes the books, Eerie Swamps, Monsters and Mysteries: Around the Corner, and Big Brother, Bigfoot, all available on Kindle or on Amazon by clicking here.

Conner is believer in Flat Earth, Hollow Earth, giants, cryptids, New World Order, and the wholesome art of Pro ...

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The Talegaters park the truck for a night at The King’s Tavern, the oldest and most haunted structure in Mississippi. From baby killers to a vengeful wife who took a page straight out of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, this old haunt serves up scares along with its famous braised brisket flatbread. We also discuss some of Mississippi’s First People and the ancient pyramids they left behind!

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Nash Road in Columbus, Mississippi, is home to the nefarious Three-Legged Lady. Put your car in park, honk three times, and brace yourself for the fastest phantom on three legs! Join the Talegaters as they interview the Lady for insight into how her horrific past became legend.

Like many rural ghost stories, the tellings by locals aren't all consistent. Some say the Three-Legged Lady of Nash Road was secretly seeing a...

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February 23, 2021 17 mins

What was meant to be a simple Dashboard Chat gets interrupted by mysterious figures. Following their abduction by the Pascagoula River Aliens, the Talegaters find themselves in pursuit by the Men In Black, a secret and mysterious agency that monitors and suppresses the presence and evidence of extraterrestrial crafts or lifeforms. Will our heroes fold under MIB interrogation? Find out now...

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