39 – Ice Giants – Bangor, ME



Bigfoot, Maine’s White Walker, Kiwakwa, Chenoo, Great Big Witch or the Ice Giant. It doesn’t matter what you call it, because it will eat your soul anyway. On tonight’s episode Brett and Harley head back east to discuss Bangor Maine’s Ice Giant. There are several versions of the legend around this cryptid and they are all terrifying.

The written stories date back to the 1800s, but the tribal accounts go back much further. We discuss the origin stories, how many ways this creature can kill you, where to go to have the best chance of being killed by this beast, and the very limited ways that you might defend yourself from it’s fury.

We also cover the town of Bangor, ME. How do you pronounce Bangor? Other than having your soul devoured by the Kiwakwa, what else is there to do in Bangor? The biggest mystery of all…Can you really get good BBQ and hear good blues in Bangor?

Our news story is about a Stargate in the Gulf of Aden.

Stick around for the results of last week’s Odd Challenge. Did Brett and Harley see into the future? What is next week’s challenge?

Why are you reading this? Everything is in the show!

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Bangor Daily News Story
Native American Lore
New England Folklore
Native American Account 1
Native American Account 2
Stargate News Story
Moe’s BBQ

2 Replies to “39 – Ice Giants – Bangor, ME”

  1. I wasn’t going to do it. When you tried to improperly apply an apostrophe to the plural usage of series, I took a few calming breaths and ignored the eye twitch. I didn’t want to be ‘that listener’. The ‘grammar nazi’. All ‘Judgey’. So, I laughed and sallied forth.

    Then your improper usage of species was like a Capri sun straw to my forehead. I pulled up my email account, preparing to send you a strongly worded yet highly informative email detailing word usage and the English language. But, once again, I talked myself down from the ledge. Deep breaths. A little humming.

    But then, you committed the ultimate literary faux pas. His name is Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody. He was a pure-blood Scottish wizard, considered to be the most famous Auror of modern time. He is a hero and legend amongst muggles and wizarding folk, alike! Shame on you, sir! Shame!!

    Now that I’ve calmed down a bit, Meddybumps is pronounced exactly as it’s spelled. Both species and series are singular and plural in its original form. Great podcast, as always!

    Show idea: Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It’s my favorite vacation spot and the Crescent Hotel has a super spooky history. I spent my honeymoon there and we did several ghost tours. Also, great food and festivals.

    Thanks for the shout outs!


    1. Amy-

      Thanks for the feedback, and for putting up with Brett’s ADHD.

      The Crescent is close enough that it may be an onsite show. Thanks for the suggestion.

      In reference to Brett’s “glitches”… I am considering doing a spin off show that is just all of stuff that I have to cut out of our regular shows.


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