Urban Legends

Urban Legends

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society; tales that have gripped towns and cities across the world for centuries as true events. Urban Legends. Broken into three sections; The Story, where the tale is retold. The History, where the true crimes that inspired the legends are studied and dissected, and finally, the alternate versions, where several interpretations from around the world are divulged. Released Fortnightly.

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July 28, 2021 47 min

 In the year 1950, once Pete Koltnow had graduated from college, he needed to get from New York to Yuma, Arizona where he was due to start a new job. He had little money and no car, so he began his travels hitchhiking nearly 2,500 miles across the country by flagging ride after ride from complete strangers.  

During this time, he sent postcards to his girlfriend, Dot, updating her on his travels where he explained he was ‘Back to th...

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Urban Legends are now on Patreon. 

Kicking off in the first week of August 2021, a new, smaller Legend will be examined in the week between each episode of the main fortnightly series ONLY available on Patreon.

If you want our breaks between seasons to shorten - if you like our content and want to support us, receiving more content in return - then join us over at Patreon by following the Linktree link below.

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July 1, 2021 1 min

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society; tales that have gripped towns and cities across the world for centuries as true events, Urban Legends.


Broken into three sections; The Story, where the tale is retold. The History, where the true crimes that inspired the legends are studied and dissected, and finally, the alternate versions, where several interpretations from around the world are divul...

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December 22, 2020 29 min

When we hear the name Jack, we may think of Jack the lad or Jack of all trades; We may think of Jack and Jill or Jack and the beanstalk. Some of us may even think of Kate Winslet whispering the name whilst Dicaprio slowly disappears into the freezing cold water of the North Atlantic Ocean. 

If we were to move our focus of the name onto 19th Century London; if I were to mention the name Jack in a conversation about murder, attacks on...

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December 9, 2020 37 min

When I was nineteen years old, I was awoken in the middle of the night by the sounds of a car driving over a curb and onto a pathway. What followed was the loud bang as the vehicle collided with somebody before crashing into a fence. By the time I had gathered my bearings and made my way to the window, the car had pulled out and the driver had fled - all I could see was the man laying on the floor, screaming in agonising pain with ...

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November 25, 2020 37 min

We all remember spending the night at a friends house, a group of us telling stories and playing games into the night, sometimes sneaking a bottle of alcohol past our parents, sometimes watching films we were far too young to watch, sometimes simply playing until the sun came up the following morning. 

There are several things we can all expect from these sleepovers, the first being laughter as we tell funny stories and reminisce ov...

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November 11, 2020 32 min

Our vehicles are a metallic cocoon we use to get ourselves from place to place, often without realising it, our cars become an extension of our home, feeling slightly safer - more at home by the very act of sitting inside and closing the doors. It is a place we run through many emotions, from the joy of singing along to a song on the radio - to the rage that befalls us all at the inconsiderate driver ahead.

We invite those into our ...

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October 28, 2020 29 min

In Chicago 1982, a series of citizens fell victim to poisoning and death after taking doses of Tylenol-branded acetaminophen capsules. At first, this led to confusion amongst those involved - spreading out further across the city, country, and eventual world as the deaths continued in seemingly unconnected circumstances. 

It was later found that the capsules had been laced with potassium cyanide, killing a total of seven people at r...

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October 12, 2020 27 min

As science progresses, as does our understanding of medicine. With that comes an ever-growing list of life-saving operations for those in need - but with this, comes an ever-growing list of people who require it. The waiting times for certain operations are unanimously too long around the world, with many requiring transplants to replace the certain organs they have that may be steamrolling its vessel into an early grave.

As the int...

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October 12, 2020 42 min

We’ve all seen the scene in the American horror movies of young lovers parking up by the woods to awkwardly fumble around in private without the worry of parents or passers-by but they are almost always disturbed; occasionally this disturbance is simply natures calling, as the male counterpart of the two heads off to relieve himself, leaving the woman alone to impatiently wait in the darkness of the car. Other times they are distur...

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October 12, 2020 36 min

Almost every parent has left their children with a babysitter at some point in their adolescence, whether it be a relative, a family friend, or simply somebody found locally advertised.

It doesn't matter how well you know them, how comfortable we feel in their competence and ability, there is always that niggling feeling of doubt… that fear the whisper so silently into your ear when you're trying to focus your energy elsewhe...

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