I Have an Astonishing Legend to Share, How Do I Tell You About It?
Last updated on February 10, 2015
We are always looking for new stories. If you have one that you think might make good fodder for the show, simply contact us and we will excitedly check it out. We get a lot of submissions and have a folder full of our own content to get to ourselves so we can’t promise we’ll put you on the air until we hear the story, but make no mistake; we’d love to hear it!
For those of you who would rather not use a contact submission form, you can always just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Subscribe to Your Show?
Last updated on February 10, 2015
Subscribing is easy. See the FAQ entry on ways to listen and start with whatever your preferred application is for listening. All of those applications support subscription.
iTunes is one of the easiest. On a laptop, here’s what you do:
1) Launch iTunes
2) Go to the iTunes Store
3) Search for Astonishing Legends
4) Select that large icon/logo for Astonishing Legends at the bottom of the listed shows
5) On the next screen, select Subscribe
Once you have done this, if you are using one of the more recent versions of iTunes, our show will appear in the Podcasts section of your library. This can be confusing because Apple has folded the store and the iTunes application all into a one stop place now so it’s important to understand that you don’t have separate apps for that anymore. If you don’t have a music library or use iTunes for music, you should still see a My Podcasts heading at the top of the iTunes screen, just left of the center, along with My Stations, Playlists and the iTunes Store. Once you are subscribed, when you select My Podcasts, you will see our show, along with any other shows you’ve chosen to subscribe to.
If you’re on an iOS device, you still find and subscribe to us via iTunes, and then to listen to our show, look for the Podcasts app. It is a separate app in iOS.
If you are using Stitcher, you’ll need to set up an account, log in and then simply search for Astonishing Legends. Once you find it, you will create stations within Stitcher, that are like your own personally curated radio stations. Then you select Astonishing Legends and click add to station playlist on the icon and it will become a part of the station you choose.
If you are using TuneIn, you can actually listen to us there without even logging in. However if you want to save or subscribe to our show from within TuneIn, you’ll need to create an account. Once you do that, you can follow us there and you will always have access to new shows.
I Don’t Have or Like iTunes. What Other Ways Can I Listen?
Last updated on December 13, 2015
iTunes is not for everyone. If you are one of those folks who can’t stand it, there are several other ways to listen to our show.
1) At our website, which in a lot of ways is one of the best places to listen because there is always extra supporting content there and a great blog.
2) Via the Stitcher app and website, which is a great podcast management app that has a particularly strong similar content recommendation algorithm.
3) Via the TuneIn app or website, which is another great podcast management app that works across multiple platforms as well.
4) Via Audioboom.com, where we have a whole channel dedicated to us that features all of our new postings as they go up.
5) Via pretty much any podcast aggregation app you can find on your iOS or Android device including but not limited to ‘Podcasts’, Podcast Addict, Podcatcher and others.
I’m Having Problems Downloading your Show.
Last updated on February 14, 2015
There are a whole lot of things that can stand between our show and your ears, and while we can’t know them all, we can tell you some of the most common issues.
Generally our feed, which is where all of our shows are hosted and distributed to various platforms, is ultra-reliable. It is hosted by Libsyn, one of the longest running podcast syndication services out there. This means the odds that something is wrong on that end of the spectrum are very, very low.
However, many other roadblocks can present themselves. iTunes is a bit of a quirky service itself. So if you’re using iTunes to find, listen, or subscribe to us, keep in mind that it is a little shaky at times. Many times if you’re having download issues with your ‘Podcasts’ app on your mobile device, the quickest fix is often to unsubscribe to us, delete the old shows and resubscribe. Upon doing this, 90% of the time, you’ll get all of the shows you either couldn’t access, or wouldn’t download completely for some unknown reason.
Let’s not forget that iOS and other mobile OS’s have a tendency to be less than reliable themselves these days.
In a worst case scenario, you can almost always listen right here on our website where there’s more content to take in anyway, and our website is mobile friendly.
If you’ve tried all these things and are still having an issue, please contact us and we’ll do anything we can to help you get our content into your brainpan.
What possessed you guys to do this?
Last updated on November 8, 2014
We’ve been friends a long time, and although it didn’t come up at first, sooner or later, we must have had that first conversation about Dyatlov Pass, Black Eyed Kids or some other story of equivalent mystery. After that, I think we were both amazed to have found someone with similar unusual interests, not just in Fortean events, but paranormal events, and mysteries of a wide variety across the passages of time. Eventually hanging out together evolved or devolved, depending on how you look at it, into long rambling discussions of every story imaginable, both of us not only having knowledge in common but having details that the other hadn’t heard.
As a former TV commercial editor with a passion for broadcasting and the skill set to put a podcast together or at least the ability to guess his way through it, Scott proposed to Forrest that they do their own show. The idea of a show restricted to just the paranormal was too limited, but it was hard for us to quantify all the other areas we wanted to cover, so we just went for it and here we are working through a file cabinet of over a thousand strange tales and interviewing people with stories of their own along the way.
Thanks for listening.