Old Gods of Appalachia

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Georgina Anderson
 Oct 8, 2020
Great storytelling!! Love this!

Anon
 Oct 2, 2020

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 Sep 23, 2020

Cherie G
 Sep 22, 2020
Amazing storytelling! Thoroughly enjoying this, can't wait to listen to more episodes!


 Sep 14, 2020

Description

In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.

Episode Date
Episode 14: On Death Island
00:26:26

Give a group of boys from anywhere a backyard, a stretch of woods, hell, a vacant lot even — and you can watch it rise to a place of hallowed glory. A patch of trees in between houses becomes an ancient battlefield where two sides of some long-remembered, or forgotten, conflict plays out again and again after school hours. An empty, fallow field becomes an arena or tournament ground where rasslin, foot racin and some form of ball-related sport are contested and pushed to the highest form of the game. Friendships and rivalries will rise, fall and be remembered in legend forever and ever. You give a group of boys not yet concerned with matters of what's in their britches just yet a place of their own, and it will outshine Rome in the eyes of its citizens.


Written by Steve Shell

Sound design by Steve Shell

Narrated by Steve Shell

Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood

Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards

 

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Oct 22, 2020
Episode 13: The Dark Earth at Night
00:31:35

"Ricky held his pistol at the ready, fully prepared to act as the angel of mercy, but then the thing stepped fully into the moonlight, and all thoughts of heaven fled Ricky Lee Gibson." The Gibson family meets their fate.

Written by Steve Shell
Sound design by Steve Shell
Narrated by Steve Shell
Intro music: "The Land Unknown," written and performed by Landon Blood
Outro music: "I Cannot Escape the Darkness," written and performed by Those Poor Bastards

Oct 08, 2020
Episode 12: The Other Queen
00:24:40

These yarns were spun to teach you to stay safe and mind common sense, and most importantly, your mama. The stories that get lost though — the ones hardly nobody ever lived to tell — were often just blunt and simple warnings. There is darkness here: fear it. Trust those who can see through it and you might live to see the dawn. Or then again... maybe not.

Sep 24, 2020
Episode 11: Season Two Prologue
00:14:19

O Appalachia:
mother and maw
that births and devours us,
roots sunk deep and winding as
gnarled hands clasped in prayer,
hold us fast and give us foundation.
O knotted cage and vine wrought chains
O feast of hills and green,
that which feeds our hearts
but often starves our blood:
Hear us now.

Sep 10, 2020
Meet Our Cousins: Thirteen
01:56

It's almost time to go home, Family. In the meantime meet our other cousins from Kentucky: the spooky audio drama podcast called Thirteen.

Sep 08, 2020
Build Mama a Coffin Finale Announcement
00:06:28

If you've been listening to Build Mama a Coffin over on The Patreon you know who I am. And if you ain't and ye don't, well you're about to. See, if i whispered my whole name — the one I was made with, real quiet like — right in y'all's ear — well... I think you might just burst into a whole plague of locusts right there on the spot, or else you might swallow your own heart and chew out your kidneys because you cain't pronounce it and it wouldn't never get out your head no how... but I digress. The old folks called me The Hungry Mother, The Pale Daughter, The Unsated Mouth. One old preacher tried to call me Babylon, but ain't nobody listening to him no more. Not where I put him. No sir.

You can call me Granny. Granny White.

Jul 27, 2020
A Once-Told Tale: The Wolf Sisters Part Three
00:32:48

The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin journey into the darkest night Baker's Gap, TN has known in thirty years in this thrilling finale to The Wolf Sisters series, originally performed live on Discord.

Apr 16, 2020
A Once-Told Tale: The Wolf Sisters Part Two
00:24:04

In which we properly meet The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin.

Apr 09, 2020
A Once-Told Tale: The Wolf Sisters Part One
00:27:26

To be a wolf is a thing of spring loaded joy, of black gummed panting death. Of pack and ground. Torn tendon and blood and broken bones in feasting abandon beneath a split and howling sky. But to be a wolf with the mind of mortal man or woman? No-we can’t be trusted with that kind of power without being broken by it. Not even wise women of The Clutch. Not even them.

Apr 02, 2020
Meet Our Cousins: The White Vault by Fool and Scholar
00:22:42

The horror podcasting community is a vast and wondrous thing, family. We are pleased to introduce you to some of our extended family: The White Vault by Fool and Scholar.

Mar 23, 2020
Build Mama a Coffin: Trailer
00:02:54

A whole new story set in the world of Old Gods of Appalachia. Exclusively on Patreon. Come tithe and come a with us to Esau County, VA in the fall of 1927.

Feb 06, 2020
Episode 10: The Witch Queen Chapter III: Last Harbor: Season Finale Part 4
00:35:45

Season One comes to a close as we follow Daughter Dooley to the far reaches of Last Harbor and witness what changed her and The Black Stag whose name sounds like, but is not Horn-ed Head or Hornet Head.

Jan 30, 2020
Episode 9: You Ready to Go Home? Season Finale Part 3
00:27:58

In this, our penultimate episode of Season One, we examine what makes a home and the power of kinfolk as we say good-bye to young Sarah Avery.

Jan 23, 2020
Episode 9: You Ready to Go Home? Season Finale Part 3
00:28:25

In this, our penultimate episode of Season One, we examine what makes a home and the power of kinfolk as we say good-bye to young Sarah Avery.

Jan 23, 2020
Episode 8: Homecoming : Season Finale Part 2
00:24:52

We return for a visit with the good Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant, as he and his family prepare to relocate.

Jan 16, 2020
Episode 8: Homecoming : Season Finale Part 2
00:24:52

We return for a visit with the good Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant, as he and his family prepare to relocate.

Jan 16, 2020
Episode 7: Afterbirth: Season Finale Part 1
00:27:46

Before our time in Barlo moves forward towards its inevitable conclusion, we take one last look back to honor a life that might otherwise remain overshadowed and left hanging from the branches of our family tree.

Jan 09, 2020
Episode 7: Afterbirth: Season Finale Part 1
00:27:46

Before our time in Barlo moves forward towards its inevitable conclusion, we take one last look back to honor a life that might otherwise remain overshadowed and left hanging from the branches of our family tree.

Jan 09, 2020
Special Announcement / Family Meeting
15:57

Happy New Year, Family. There's no new story today, but there are plenty of announcements about the end of Season One and future storylines and Season 2!

Jan 02, 2020
Special Announcement / Family Meeting
00:15:57

Happy Near Family. There's no new story today, but there are plenty of announcements about the end of Season One and future storylines and Season 2!

Jan 02, 2020
Episode 6: The Witch Queen Chapter II: Doubt
00:24:01

"To live forever and keep this land..." was the promise made. What happens when a promise is kept but with a vile and broken spirit?

Dec 26, 2019
Episode 6: The Witch Queen Chapter II: Doubt
00:24:00

"To live forever and keep this land..." was the promise made. What happens when a promise is kept but with a vile and broken spirit?

Dec 26, 2019
Episode 5: The Boy: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Five
00:28:09

Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo.

Dec 19, 2019
Episode 5: The Boy: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Five
00:28:09

Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo.

Dec 19, 2019
Episode 4.5: The Bad Death and Resurrection of Annie Messer
00:20:56

An interlude.

Dec 13, 2019
Episode 4.5: The Bad Death and Resurrection of Annie Messer
00:20:56

An interlude.

Dec 13, 2019
Episode 4: The Sacrifice: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Four
00:20:31

In the wake of the Old Number Seven Disaster, the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant does what it can to save their own. Choices are made that cannot be unmade.

Dec 05, 2019
Episode 4: The Sacrifice: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Four
00:20:30

In the wake of the Old Number Seven Disaster, the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant does what it can to save their own. Choices are made that cannot be unmade.

Dec 05, 2019
Episode 3: The Covenant: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Three
00:19:53

Cletus Garvin should have died in 1910 but instead has been the pastor of The Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant for the past seven years. Debts are called to account in the shadow of the Old Number Seven Disaster.

Nov 28, 2019
Episode 3: The Covenant: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Three
00:19:52

Cletus Garvin should have died in 1910 but instead has been the pastor of The Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant for the past seven years. Debts are called to account in the shadow of the Old Number Seven Disaster.

Nov 28, 2019
Episode 2.5: Let There Be Green
00:10:55

An interlude in one part.

Nov 21, 2019
Episode 2.5: Let There Be Green
00:10:55

An interlude in one part.

Nov 21, 2019
Episode 2: The Schoolhouse: Barlo Kentucky 1917: Part Two
00:17:58

Ten year old Sarah Avery continues to deal with the fallout of the elders of Barlo's choices. A promise is made.

Nov 14, 2019
Episode 2: The Schoolhouse: Barlo Kentucky 1917: Part Two
00:17:57

Ten year old Sarah Avery continues to deal with the fallout of the elders of Barlo's choices. A promise is made.

Nov 14, 2019
Episode 1: Old Number Seven: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part One
00:16:22

Darkness comes to the tiny town of Barlo in the form of the worst mining disaster in Kentucky history. Young Sarah Avery runs.

Nov 07, 2019
Episode 1: The Path To The World of Men: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part One
00:16:22

Darkness comes to the tiny town of Barlo in the form of the worst mining disaster in Kentucky history. Young Sarah Avery runs.

Nov 07, 2019
Episode 0.5: The Witch Queen
00:23:03

They say there's a witch in that valley and you'd do well to stay away from there. Join us as we journey back to the settling of the central plateau and witness the power of mountain women.

Nov 06, 2019
Episode 0.5: The Witch Queen
00:23:02

They say there's a witch in that valley and you'd do well to stay away from there. Join us as we journey back to the settling of the central plateau and witness the power of mountain women.

Nov 06, 2019
Episode 0: Prologue
00:09:26

Welcome to our Appalachia, where hearts are good, hands are strong and no one wants to talk about what sleeps beneath us. First come, first served.

Oct 31, 2019
Episode 0: Prologue
00:09:26

Welcome to our Appalachia, where hearts are good, hands are strong and no one wants to talk about what sleeps beneath us. First come, first served.

Oct 31, 2019