December 6th marks the feast day of everyone’s favorite gift-giver, St. Nicholas. Listen as Eric and Bryan explore the origin of St. Nicholas of Myra, and how the fascinating history behind this real-life man became the legend we now know as Santa Claus. We also cover the other legends surrounding Ol’ St. Nick, such as Black Pete and the Krampus. Listen and enjoy!
RECENT UPDATE: Since our episode’s release, more historic information has come out about Nicholas of Myra. To learn more about the real-life St. Nicholas, check out the website for the St. Nicholas Center here. St. Nicholas was also the subject of a 2015 documentary, which you can find and watch here.
Photo Credit: “Sinterklaas Portrait” by Michel Zappa