The Luck of the Irish | Four-Leaf Clovers, Irish Luck, Leprechauns (TSB043)
Published March 16, 2017
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    Ever wonder why a four-leaf clover is considered lucky? Or what, exactly, luck of the Irish is and why are the Irish associated with luck? And are leprechauns supposed to be good spirits? Or bad spirits?

    For the month of March, I’ll be looking at the stories behind common superstitions and symbols of luck. And considering this episode is hitting right around St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to touch on these superstitions surrounding the Irish culture.

    I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind the Luck of the Irish.

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    Media:

    “Lep in the Hood” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlufxatPxnA

    Music for Makers

    Sources:

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/30236/luck-irish-old-mining-expression

    http://www.theemeraldisle.org/irish-sayings/luck-of-the-irish.htm

    http://www.livescience.com/37626-leprechauns.html

    https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/lucky-charms-50th-anniversary-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-general-mills-cereal-thrillist-nation

    https://www.irishindeed.com/legend-of-the-shamrock

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2010/09/21/national/56-leaf-clover-new-guinness-record/#.WLsFpFXytD8

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/why-are-four-leaf-clovers-lucky.htm

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