New England Legends Podcast

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

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Paul Bunyan's Controversial Birthplace

Updated 11 months ago.

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger delve into the story of Paul Bunyan, America's most famous lumberjack. Many say he hails from the Great Lakes region, but one city in Maine stakes their own claim. We learn Bunyan's backstory, his influence, rise to fame, and we pick apart this legendary bit of American folklore. Could Paul Bunyan still be out there somewhere?