14. Mary King’s Close

Matt discusses a famous hidden road that is part historic educational facility, part tourist trap, and part spooky story generator. In this episode, you will learn about the intersection of plague horrors, ghost stories, urban renovation… and also how ghost stories and public perceptions of history intertwine.

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes


bubonic plague

Cockburn Street

MKC Tourist Attraction

The BS Historian

Best Ghost Tours -2020-

Forest Service Visitor Centers

Example of an Archeology Documentary

Pokemon Go

Ghost City Tours



Hanks, Michele. 2015. Haunted Heritage: The Cultural Politics of Ghost Tourism, Populism, and the Past. Routledge, London.


Stuck on Scotland

The BS Historian on Wee Annie


The Culture Trip

Haunted Scotland

Mysterious Britain

Creepy Ghost Stories

If you have a story about a ghost, some bit of folklore, or anyting else you want to share, please contact me.

Photo credit: Wood photo created by wirestock – www.freepik.com

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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