Best Folk podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Mountain Folk
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A weekly show for folks who enjoy bluegrass, folk, acoustic, outdoor and mountain music and related topics.
 
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Go Folk Yourself
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Go Folk Yourself is a comedic romp exploring strange American folklore state by state. Come join us for a fever dream through American weirdness.
 
The Newport Folk Podcast explores the inner-workings of one of America's most iconic music festivals.
 
The very best in folk, roots and acoustic music
 
Folk Alley Sessions are exclusive in-studio performances and interviews produced by Folk Alley (WKSU in Kent, OH) in collaboration with Beehive Productions and other contributing production partners. Folk Alley Sessions feature exciting, up-and-coming artists and longtime veterans in folk, roots, and Americans music. Hear artists perform and talk about their music in their own words. Watch videos of these exclusive performances via FolkAlley.com, the Folk Alley mobile app, or our Youtube Cha ...
 
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Folk Espresso
Weekly
 
KBOO Radio is a community-powered station in Portland Oregon
 
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Magic Folk
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Magic Folk is an actual play Dungeons and Dragons 5e podcast. Follow our swole Druid, axe wielding Bird Barbarian, hopelessly geeky Bard, and impulsive Dragonborn Wizard as they travel through the kingdom of Ossul and beyond.
 
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Fairy Folk Myth
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Discover how stories old and new affect our everyday lives.Hosted by Cindy Marie Jenkins
 
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Basic Folk
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American Folk Music has been a part of the popular culture for over 5 decades. The last rush of popularity in a particular kind of singer-songwriter was in the 1990’s/Early 2000’s: Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne, Ani Difranco, Gillian Welch. Since then, up and coming folk musicians and singer songwriters of this caliber are still appearing and creating great music. Basic Folk is a podcast that intends to introduce you to the what’s next in the folk world ...
 
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Folk Espresso
Weekly
 
KBOO Radio is a community-powered station in Portland Oregon
 
Simply Folk has aired over one hundred interviews and studio performances from both long-time and up-and-coming folk musicians. We're happy to create this separate website and podcast of these recordings.
 
A monthly-ish podcast featuring folk music old and new for aficionados and the uninitiated alike. From the famous to the obscure, signed or unsigned, live or dead, good or ...erm... whatever. Join Mal and Gramie for an hour of heart-warming songs and tunes and infantile wit. If we like it, we'll play it. Don't say we didn't warn you.
 
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The Folk Show
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Great folk music, from the classics of days gone by to new artists reinvigorating the genre. Join host Kate McNally for great music, in-studio performances, interviews and your requests.
 
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The Owlish Folk
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A podcast that answers questions about the English language. In each episode we talk about - and attempt to answer - a question about a feature or quirk of the English language.If you are interested in the English language, history, linguistics, or if you just want to listen to a lighthearted chat between two friends, this show could be for you.
 
In each episode of the Made by Folk podcast we chat to the creatives behind exciting projects, products & ideas. If you have a project you'd like to discuss, email info@madebyfolk.com
 
mgromkey@gmail.com
 
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Folk Live
Monthly
 
The program Folk Live features a number of live recordings, amongst them some great recordings from the Danish Tønder Festival. Sometimes you’ll find interviews as well.Presented by Radio Folk (www.radiofolk.dk)
 
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Folk Tales
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Real People. Real Stories.Folk Tales is a PodCast that records from a humble apartment to capture raw content.Diving deep into our journeys, the whys and hows.And sometimes...things get spicy!Want to get involved? Email us at folktalespodcasts@gmail.com or reach out on our Facebook page! We'd love to hear from you :)
 
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Young Folk Radio
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Join Mhairi and Kim with Young Folk Radio as we discuss Scottish music, culture, interview musicians and artists, feature music from new and emerging artists and dive deep into discussion on much more. Our podcasts can be found here. Connect with us on Social Media to tell us what you think and stay updated! @youngfolkradio
 
Compiled by an American missionary, West African Folk Tales by William H Barker is a delightful collection of folk tales from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and other countries along the west coast of Africa. These stories spread in various forms to other countries like the West Indies, Suriname, the Netherland Antilles, etc and can be still heard today among the people of these countries. West African Folk Tales is a wonderful read for both young people and older readers alike. The storie ...
 
We ask the performers at Mill Race Folk (Folk nights in Bedfordshire, UK) to choose a traditional song to play, then we have a little chat about it. Presented by MarisaJack&Davy
 
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Folk Stories
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This is a podcast about people. Every week, we have an in depth conversation with a person of interest. We'll talk about how they got here, what they're up to and what motivates them. The goals are to highlight people, share their narratives and dive into what they do.
 
First collection of sung and spoken folk ballads (13 in collection).
 
Join Chris McFelin for an hour of great local and international classic country and folk tunes.
 
This is the Podcast home of Jewfolk's Who The Folk?! Podcast. Hear from interesting Members of the Tribe from all over the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
 
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Plains Folk
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Plains Folk is a commentary devoted to life on the great plains of North Dakota. Written by Tom Isern of West Fargo, North Dakota, and read in newspapers across the region for years, Plains Folk venerates fall suppers and barn dances and reminds us that "more important to our thoughts than lines on a map are the essential characteristics of the region — the things that tell what the plains are, not just where they are."
 
This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to say, of the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots of Maine, and of the Micmacs of New Brunswick. All of this material was gathered directly from Indian narrators, the greater part by myself, the rest by a few friends; in fact, I can give the name of the aboriginal authority for every tale except one. (Summary by Charles Godfrey Leland)
 
The Church Folk Revolution - Welcome to the only Radio Show dedicated to holding Preachers, Pastors, and Priests accountable for their actions. If you would like to join our revolution then please visit our website at www.PimpPreacher.com and let’s restore honor back into the pulpit. The Revolution Will Be Televised!
 
Top 100 Folk Songs fiddle songs which Fiddle Hangout members have uploaded to the website.
 
We have always loved stories. people have always entertained each other by telling tales around the campfire; traveling storytellers were huge crowd-pullers. Many of these stories were passed down through the generations, largely unchanged. "The stories made by the people, and told before evening fires, or in public places and at the gates of inns in the Orient, belong to the ages when books were few and knowledge limited, or to people whose fancy was not hampered by familiarity with or care ...
 
Americana, folk and country music show featuring independent musicians from all over the world. The show is presented from Scotland by Karen Miller and is updated most weekends.
 
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Exploring our common grappling heritage by diving into the history, culture, roots, and ultimate fate of various folk-wrestling styles around the world - everywhere from the storm-scarred shores of Tierra del Fuego to the steppes of Mongolia to the jagged peaks of the Caucasus mountains.
 
Filmmakers Mike D and Cameron B. Chiles convene weekly to discuss pop-culture fixations and get the skinny from fellow creative folk.
 
En kort tankevekker for folk i farten. Innslaget er på 1 minutt og er rolig i formen. Hensikten er å gi folk mot til å leve, trygghet overfor dagens uro, og visshet om Guds evige kjærlighet. Det produseres fem nye hver uke, og de har ingen forhåndsbestemt rekkefølge.
 
Popular for his simple, delicate poetry for children, this Irishman wrote these verses for his three children, Gerald, Eva and Henry, and others like them. Typically, they touch on fairies and nature. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
 
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Miss Chatelaine
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Folk, roots, acoustic and pop music
 
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FOLK
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FOLK is the nomadic voice for soulful stories and purposeful excavation. Our deepest desire is to give Houston a soundtrack and rhythm for real life from real lives.
 
A book of simple receipts for little folk with important cooking rules in rhyme together with handy lists of the materials and utensils needed for the preparation of each dish.
 
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Shambridge
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Everyday story of contemporary folk set in the fictional village of #Shambridge.What goes on when your radio's off...
 
Original stories of all kinds. A new story or stories every week to keep you company while on the road, on foot or on the treadmill."EVERYMAN" - stories overheard at the Chit-Chat -Cafe. "THE AMERICAN IRISH SEANACHI" - tells Irish folk tales. And "The Ol'Storyteller" spins western yarns and tall tales. All broadcasting from WYNOT the radio station of the imagination located out there on the edge of reality where would be, could be and should be all collide at the intersection of what is.
 
A Star Wars Podcast for the common folk and super fans alike!!!
 
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Nerd Monster Radio
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Nerd Monster Radio is the music podcast of Jose Aparicio of nerdmonster.net. The podcast explores new and old: indie, world, dance, pop, folk, punk tunes that are unqiue but approchable. While music is primarily in English, you should expect at least a song or two to be in other languages per show. Jose Aparicio is a an academic researcher with previous tiny stints as a DJ around Los Angeles.
 
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I Heart Guitar
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Discussion with musicians, guitar makers, industry folk and just plain interesting people. By music journalist Peter Hodgson
 
Late nineteenth-century naturalist William J. Long invites us in to the secret worlds of the woodland animals. Containing Long's own animal observations along with stories related to him by other humans who inhabit the woods, these stories give us an insight into the behavior of wild animals as they go about their lives in their own secret places deep in the forests of eastern North America. Although Long was accused in his day of anthropomorphizing the animals he wrote about, readers who ar ...
 
Updates on Song or album releases from independent record label Astronomy Records. A news feed bringing you free mp3 music downloads, album samplers, artist news, videos and new releases.
 
The Arabian Nights is a collection of Perso-Arabic folk tales and other stories. The collection, or at least certain stories drawn from it (or purporting to be drawn from it), became widely known in the West from the 18th century, after it was translated from the Arabic — first into French and then into English and other European languages. The first English language edition, based on Galland’s French rather than the original Arabic, rendered the title as The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment – ...
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
The Asheville Folk Podcast features noteworthy (and not so noteworthy) news, practical advice, interviews with local artists and entrepreneurs, and an insiders guide to what exactly it means to be an Asheville Folk. Join us weekly for inspiration, motivation, and lots of laughs as we explain what it's like to live in our southern yet liberal, hippie and sometimes redneck little town called Asheville. Keep up with us on instagram @ashevillefolk and check out our website ashevillefolk.com
 
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Witch School
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**Pagans Tonight Radio Network ****SHOW SCHEDULE** **Monday** 8pm Lunatic Mondays**Tuesday** 7 pm CST Nature Folk with Selena Fox followed by Circle Talk by Circle Sanctuary **Wednesday** 7 PM CST -All Acts Of Love And Pleasure/Raise The Horns Radio8 PM Petals and Potions/Pammit's Porch **Thursdays**-8pm CST- Tree of Life show **Fridays** Correllian Fridays Start At 8PM CST**Saturday**-7pm-CST Voces Paganas**Sundays**3pm Walking The Unnamed Path**Guests and Regular listeners call in to comme ...
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Listen to this week's Mountain Folk show, a weekly show for folks who enjoy bluegrass, folk, acoustic, outdoor and mountain music and related topics.
 
Idle Jets: Footprints in the Clouds (Atomic Fireball,Not Lame) Jeff Plankenhorn: Mary Magdalen (Plank,Blue Corn Music) Jason White: Lady Katherine (Shades of Grey,Hanging Vines) Jason Wilber: The Last Meeting Of The Quakertown Optimist Club (Lazy Afternoon,Wilbertone Records) Kalyn Fay: Baby, Don't You Worry (Good Company,Horton Records) Amber ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Happy #FolkloreThursday to our favorite listeners! Yeah, you! On tonight's Deep Folking, Dan K finally gets a chance to talk about witches. Witches have been talked about for literal centuries, and the boys dive right into pop culture, the occult, and historical witches. It's going to be a magical time! Don't forget, you can help keep our show ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Ruthie Foster is an extraordinary musician who has lived an extraordinary life. She started making music when she was just a kid, singing in Baptist churches around her home in Texas. It was gospel music all the time…until Ruthie Foster discovered the blues. But then, her life took a turn. She enlisted in the military and ended up in San Diego ...…
 
In this episode, Amanda and Dave discuss the question of how to pluralize "computer mouse": is it mice or is it mouses? They also discuss the sometimes unexpected origins of other words related to modern technology, including software, blog, code, Bluetooth, computer, and file. You can contact the show with questions or comments at theowlishfol ...…
 
Katie is delighted to welcome back to the show Melbourne Americana duo Great Aunt – Megan Bird and Chelsea Allen, who are partners in music and in life. Great Aunt have just released their debut CD, A Mess That I Left, and they tell Katie all about recording the songs at home; the effect of the marriage equality postal vote on Megan’s family, w ...…
 
Listening to good music always lifts Katie’s spirits – and today she needs that, because yesterday her football team was bundled out of the AFL finals in embarrassing fashion. Luckily the songs on the show today are pretty great and, along with some lovely messages from listeners, by the end of the first hour Katie is feeling much happier. Here ...…
 
Cindy Howes talks to Alex Stanton, a Pittsburgh born and bred singer/songwriter who heads up the indie folk band townsppl. Growing up Stanton spent a lot of time hanging out on the set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. His mother worked in the art department for the show and that actually ties in with how he got his first guitar. Also Stanton dis ...…
 
Irish-born singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell lives in Byron Bay and recently released ‘In This House’, the superb first single from her upcoming album Return to The Sea. From her hospital bed (!) Áine talks to Katie on the phone about making connections at music festivals; her 2017 EP, Fledgling Fall, and working with renowned Irish artist Glen Ha ...…
 
Katie brings you gorgeous new and recent tracks from Castlemaine, Perth, Melbourne, England, the USA and Canada. Here is the playlist: Miss Chatelaine – k.d. lang Rewind – Eliza Hull You – Skÿe Hollywood – The Money War Grace – Rag’n’Bone Man Over – Doe Paoro Root Systems – Great Lake Swimmers Visions of a Different World – Great Lake Swimmers ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
With Quekkia back to normal, it’s time for the Rowdy Party to head towards their next mission! After such a heartwarming chat, everyone is on the same page, right? Let’s keep our heads up and head back to Balen.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
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