Dr. Bob Curran was born in a remote area in Northern Ireland. At age 14, he left school, became a gravedigger and eventually worked at a number of jobs including professional musician and journalist. Bob attended university where he took his doctorate and became a teacher, working now in education and cross-community cultural projects. Bob has traveled many parts of the world, exploring other people's cultures and traditions. Bob lives in Ireland, not far from the famous Giant's Causeway.
In the first half, Dr. Bob Curran discussed the haunted mind of writer H.P. Lovecraft and his impact on the modern horror scene, as well as other mysteries, including the American vampire. Open Lines followed.
Author Dr. Bob Curran discussed various types of man-made monsters, both in history and folklore, as well as current technological advances leading to the creation of an army of "unstoppable" soldiers.
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Author Dr. Bob Curran discussed Irish and Celtic legends, and beings such as fairies and leprechauns. Ireland is known as a particularly mystical place in part because of the ancient Celtics who saw spirits living everywhere within the land, he noted. Excavated bones found in Ireland show a race of... More »
Author Dr. Bob Curran explored beliefs, folklore, and truths regarding zombies, the frightening manifestation of the dead returning. Ancient cultures, such as the Viking, Egyptian, and Celtic all believed in the idea that the dead could return from time to time, in physical form. During Medieval England, certain days were set aside for visitations from the "blessed dead"-- who... More »
George spoke with Dr. Bob Curran during the first half of the program. Curran discussed mysterious places and mythical cities detailed in his book, Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms. According to Curran, there is an element of truth to the legendary locations that turn up in literature and film, but they are also a "physical manifestation of our hopes and dreams and what we really want for... More »