This week, we discuss another piece of grade A choice Americana. The Gowrow is a twenty foot long reptilian monstrosity with ten-inch claws, giant tusks, and a spine lined with bony spikes leading to a razor sharp tail! According to Arkansas legend, these beasts roam the forest of the Ozarks looking for cattle to eat, men to smash, and flat bars to maim. Is these tales simply leftover Lumberwood lore or yellow journalism in its purest form? Either way…
IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A GAL PAL IN THE FOREST!
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This week’s episode includes descriptions/sound related the following sensitive content:
Extreme Graphic Violence
Loss of Limbs
Violence Against Animals
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Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales by Vance Randolph
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