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The Folklore Podcast
74 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 100: FOLKLORE IN THE LANDSCAPE
We celebrate the 100th episode of The Folklore Podcast with special guest Mary-Ann Ochota who joins us to discuss the theme of folklore in the landscape. We cover archaeology, anthropology, the importance of communal spaces and much more. Please visit our website at www.thefolklorepodcast.com where you will find a variety of ways to support all of The Folklore Podcast's projects and we move into our next 100 shows.
47 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
BOOK CLUB 13: Introducing the Medieval Dragon
Guest book reviewer Hilary Wilson speaks with Thomas Honegger, the author of the book 'Introducing the Medieval Dragon', published by University of Wales Press. The book explores the characteristics of the medieval dragon and discusses the sometimes differing views found in the relevant medieval text-types. The book is available from the publisher here To support The Folklore Podcast in producing free content with access to the world's experts in the fields of folklore as well as maintaining folklore for the future through the Folklore Library and Archive, please visit our Patreon page or make a one-off donation here.
48 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Episode 99: CHARLOTTE SOPHIA BURNE
Charlotte Sophia Burne was a pioneering British Folklorist who was not only the first female president of The Folklore Society, but also undoubtedly the first female president of any learned society in the country. She was instrumental in the production of the second edition of 'The Handbook of Folklore' and her work on folklore in the county of Shropshire is still well respected today. Our guest Nicole Stout is a direct descendent of Charlotte and also the author of 'Unexpected Companions', a novel in which Charlotte features, using many words and events based on her life. Nicole discusses the life and career of Charlotte in this episode, which is part of our occasional series on great folklorists. To visit Nicole's website and find her book, please click here. The Folklore Library and Archive contains digitised copies of all the notebooks of Charlotte's which are known to still exist today. Click here to visit the website, where you will find them in the Document Archives. To support the work of The Folklore Podcast and The Folklore Library and Archive, please visit our Patreon page.
34 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
BOOK CLUB 12: The Coven
On this episode of The Folklore Podcast Book Club we talk with author Lizzie Fry about her fiction title 'The Coven' published by Sphere Books. The book is a global thriller, set in a world where witchcraft is real and the US president decrees that all witches must be imprisoned for their own safety - creating a world in which being female is only one step away from being criminal. To support the Folklore Podcast Network and help us to preserve and make available folklore resources for the future, please visit our Patreon page or make a small one-off donation on our website.
33 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
BOOK CLUB 11: Church Curiosities
Guest reviewer for The Folklore Podcast Book Club, Hilary Wilson, interviews author David Castleton about his book 'Church Curiosities'. To support us in creating free content across The Folklore Podcast network, please click here David's book is available from the publisher at https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/church-... David's blog can be found at https://www.davidcastleton.net/ Watch the video of this interview at https://youtu.be/tsGqrgDym-A
45 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Episode 98: EROTIC MAGIC
We travel back to the 11th century to examine the use of erotic magic and the church's response to this in the form of penitential literature, with a particular focus on the writings of the bishop of the Holy Roman Empire, Burchard of Worms. Guest Larissa Lyth speaks about the types of magic employed, how women were viewed by the church at this time and the types of penance given for magical use. Please note this this episode discusses adult themes of a sexual nature and carries a content warning for abortion, and as such is not considered as suitable for children. To support us in providing free folklore content across the Folklore Podcast network, please visit our Patreon page.
36 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
BOOK CLUB 10: HONEYCOMB
We are joined by author Joanne Harris, on her second visit to The Folklore Podcast network. Joanne discusses her latest book 'Honeycomb' - a collection of 100 stories set amongst the world of fairy lore which had a very unusual method of writing. If you enjoy this episode please consider making a small donation to The Folklore Podcast on our website, or signing up to our Patreon page. Thank you
30 minutes | May 24, 2021
BOOK CLUB 09: Ironspark
We talk with American author CM McGuire about her debut Young Adult novel 'Ironspark' which takes as its central theme an ongoing battle between humans and the fae folk, through a family connection going back years. The book uses ideas of existing fairy folklore to shape its narrative.
34 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 97: GHOST SHIPS
We speak with PhD researcher Karin Murray-Bergquist about her research into ghost ship stories off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, and her project which is plotting these onto a new digital map of the area. To view the map, visit Karin's MapHub page To contact Karin with stories, please email her at email@example.com You can view Karin's other projects on her website To support The Folklore Podcast and help our network to keep producing free content, please visit our Patreon page
42 minutes | May 3, 2021
BOOK CLUB 08: New Queer Horror Film and Television
Guest reviewer Howard David Ingham, from Room 207 Press, discusses the book 'New Queer Horror Film and Television', published by University of Wales Press. This is an audio version of a Folklore Podcast Book Club episode originally made for YouTube. You can watch the original on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/FolklorePodcast To support The Folklore Podcast in all of its projects to preserve folklore and make it available to the public, please visit our Patreon page.
86 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 96: GORDON HIGGINSON - Psychic Medium...?
In a feature length episode, special guest Howard David Ingham takes an in-depth look at the life and career of the late Gordon Higginson - one of the most prolific psychic and physical mediums of the 20th century and yet a character who is relatively unknown by most.To see Howard's replication of the manifestation of ectoplasm, please click here.To support all of the work of The Folklore Podcast in bringing world-class presenters and folklore resources to a global audience, please consider joining our Patreon page, or making a one-time donation
33 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
BOOK CLUB 07: Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder
In this episode of the Folklore Podcast Book Club, originally made as a video release for YouTube, we discuss the book "Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder" with authors Candia and Tony McCormack, founders of the pagan rock group 'Inkubus Sukkubus'. The book examines the stories behind 13 of the tracks from their trilogy of albums bearing the book's title, looking at the history and folklore which led to the penning of the songs. Inkubus Sukkubus can be found on the web at www.inkubussukkubus.com To support the Folklore Podcast in producing folklore content across all of its strands and mediums, please visit our Patreon page
65 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Bonus Content: The Atlas Mines Episode 3
Our adventure in the Atlas Mines concludes as storyteller Matthew Dawkins brings our campaign in the folk horror world of Solemn Vale to a conclusion. Please note that this episode is not suitable for children. This episode was produced in association with Red Moon Roleplaying To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and help us to keep producing content, please sign up for our Patreon page,.
54 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Bonus Content: The Atlas Mines Episode 2
Storyteller Matthew Dawkins leads us further into the Atlas Mines in the second episode of our roleplaying adventure set in the world of the new Folk Horror game Solemn Vale, designed by Dirty Vortex. Please note that this episode is not suitable for children. This episode was produced in association with Red Moon Roleplaying To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and help us to keep producing content, please sign up for our Patreon page,.
62 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Episode 95: GEISHA
We explore the history, arts and ritual practice of the artisan Japanese performers, the Geisha, with special guest Hachiko. Hachiko is a westerner who follows a Geisha lifestyle, based in the Devon town of Totnes. To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and help us to keep producing content, please click here
55 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Bonus Content: The Atlas Mines Episode 1
We join up once again with our friends at Red Moon Roleplaying for a return visit to the fictional town of Solemn Vale. Our protagonists arrive in Solemn Vale to investigate the viability of reopening the tin mines buried beneath the town. Solemn Vale is a Folk Horror roleplaying game created by Dirty Vortex. For more information join the Solemn Vale Facebook Group. This episode is flagged as not suitable for children under the age of 15.
24 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
BOOK CLUB 06: The Folklore of Pagham on Sea
Guest book reviewer Charlie Farrow interviews with author C.M. Rosens about her book "The Folklore of Pagham on Sea" - a companion book to the paranormal novel "The Crows". Support The Folklore Podcast in its continued output of folklore-related content at www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast Watch the YouTube version of this episode at www.youtube.com/FolklorePodcast Author website: www.cmrosens.com
54 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Episode 94: THE BATTERSEA POLTERGEIST
Writer and broadcaster Danny Robins talks about his investigative docu-drama "The Battersea Poltergeist" which examines in detail a major forgotten poltergeist case from 1950s Britain. The series, starring Dafne Keen and Toby Jones in the dramatised elements, and with Ciaran O'Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow representing the parapsychologists, was released via BBC Radio 4 and used original case materials as well as throwing up some new details.To support all of the work of The Folklore Podcast in bringing world-class presenters and folklore resources to a global audience, please consider joining our Patreon page
27 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
BOOK CLUB 05: Foxfire, Wolfskin and other stories of shapeshifting women
Audio version of the YouTube based Folklore Podcast Book Club. Dr Sharon Blackie discusses her anthology collection, published by September Publishing. Foxfire, Wolfskin features positive and powerful reworkings of folk tales from around the world featuring shapeshifting women at their heart. Sharon's website: https://sharonblackie.net/ September Publishing: http://www.septemberpublishing.org/ Follow Sharon on Twitter @sharonblackie To support the Folklore Podcast please visit our Patreon page or make a small donation at www.thefolklorepodcast.com
72 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Episode 93: BERNIE'S MITTENS
We take a deep dive into the world of urban legends, internet memes and more to try and make a case to legitimise the world of Digital Folklore. Does all folklore have to be old? What is digital folklore anyway? We explore the subject with assistant professor of folklore at Utah State University, and co-founder of the Digital Folklore Project, Dr Lynne McNeill. Content warning: Please be aware that this episode features discussion of suicide cult legends. Music guest: Helen Bell. Find her work at www.helenbell.co.uk Support the Folklore Podcast to help us keep making content on our Patreon page
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