Best Folk podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime on demand; whether you?re running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.
THE MIKE HARDING FOLK will take you into the world of folk – links to artists you hear on the show / folk clubs & session near you / other folk radio sites / folk record labels / folk festivals and much more. The very best in folk, roots and acoustic.
Mountain Folk
A weekly show for folks who enjoy bluegrass, folk, acoustic, outdoor and mountain music and related topics.
Every Folk Song
A podcast where a guy with no expertise on anything explains the history and evolution (to the best of his researched knowledge) of every folk song, in order by Roud Index number. Why? Even he doesn't know.
Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the study. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.
CiTR -- Folk Oasis
Kumbaya-free folk music!(*currently on hiatus)
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)
Jack and Sam research and report on Folklore every Tuesday. With topics from Folk Beasts, to Folk Heroes, to Folk Games as well, these two brothers explain it all.
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.
Top 100 Folk Songs fiddle songs which Fiddle Hangout members have uploaded to the website.
A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. There is an earlier version of this book - Celtic Fairy Tales, but this recording was done from a different book in Project Gutenberg. Same book, new readers! (Summary by Ann Boulais)
60 minutes of Folk, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil:
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 ...
Go Folk Yourself
Go Folk Yourself is a comedic romp exploring strange American folklore state by state. Come join us for a fever dream through American weirdness.
A Folk Song A Day, the new project from Jon Boden where you can download a new version of a traditional folk song each and every day for a year. Visit to find out about each track.
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 and let’s restore honor back into the pulpit. The Revolution Will Be Televised!
Traditional folk music forms, acoustic blues, acoustic alt country, and contemporary folk by Independent musicians from with an occasional acoustic tune in other genres. Hosted by Sam Salter (UK) and jill no jack (US) from the Independent Music Showcase.
The very best in folk, roots and acoustic music
Fair Folk is a radio show and podcast exploring folk culture and music from around the world, hosted by Danica Boyce.Faroese dancers image courtesy of the National Museum of the Faroe Islands.
Bedtime Stories, Fairytales and Folk Tales: Lily, a frog, tells stories for kids & families
The Newport Folk Podcast explores the inner-workings of one of America's most iconic music festivals.
Celtic Fairy Tales is a collection of 25 folk and fairy stories collected from Ireland and Scotland. At what I imagine is the Frontispiece, or the dedication page, is the phrase: “SAY THIS Three times, with your eyes shut ‘Mothuighim boladh an Éireannaigh bhinn bhreugaigh faoi m’fhóidín dúthaigh.’And you will see/What you will see_” A loose translation of this Gaelic phrase is “I sense the smell of a sweet, enchanting Irishman around my dear homeplace.”
This program is dedicated to the education and exploration of early 1900s folk musics, primarily from North America. For one hour every week we listen to the best in folklorique musics, including blues, ballads, and bluegrass, that all fall under the big umbrella of "folk" music.
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 ...
The Folk Show
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.
Mostly Folk
New and classic music from artists around the world.
Enter the world of Teesside folk trio The Young’uns, (Best Group at the 2015 and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards). The Young’uns Podcast includes highlights and the occasional embarrassing lowlight from Young’uns gigs, observations and recordings from on tour, live music and chat with the Young'uns' friends, both folky and otherwise, and an array of irreverent features.
Indie and Unsigned Music: Rock, Pop, Folk, Alternative, Punk, Rockabilly, Experimental Rock, Power Pop and a variety of other genres from Indie Music Showcase and Internet Radio. If you are looking for new and emerging Indie and Unsigned Music, you have found the right podcast. Many artists at the site provide free MP3 downloads of their music, so visit the Indie Heart Showcase for more! You can also check out the IndieHeart Eclectic Rock radio broadcast 24/7 at http://indiehe ...
The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as on ...
The Calgary Folk Music Festival (CFMF) podcast series is a half hour, bi-weekly broadcast dedicated to telling the story of folk festival artists, staff, volunteers, society members and staff. The podcast series brings together the music and stories of musicians the festival has featured in its last 30 years with an emphasis on shared experiences and collaborations. Podcasts will also focus on artists who are performing in our concert series and upcoming festival as well as highlighting musi ...
Not your common fairy tales, this collection is a mixture of morals, quirkiness, and sarcasm. In it one finds ironic derivatives (if not roots) of well known fairy tales such as “The Brave Little Taylor” and “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as some more unusual settings to impart the popular fairy tale themes of justice and happily ever after. Most stories are told with wry humor and often shocking irreverence for the expected fairy tale turn out. This is NOT a book for children, but one for ...
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Featured Folk Episodes on Player FM
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 ...
First collection of sung and spoken folk ballads (13 in collection).
GlosTrad is a digital collection of folk songs and tunes collected in the county of Gloucestershire. GlosTrad Folk Radio brings you the music and the stories. Where the songs come from? Who sang them? Why they were sung? Featuring leading folk musicians as well as field recordings.
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, the Folk Alley mobile app, or our Youtube Cha ...
Best of old and new Irish traditional & folk music.
Roger McGuinn carries on the tradition of folk music
Folk & Beyond
A journey into contemporary folk music from all over the planet.
An episode-by-episode analysis and critique of the television show Queer as Folk. The show started airing in December 2000, and we discuss how gay life has changed, or stayed the same 17 years later. At the end of each episode we ask the question of whether the episode's content still holds up today.
Magic Folk
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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Are you ready for the Celtic Summer Festivals? We're gonna get you ready with great indie Celtic music from Doolin', Socks in the Frying Pan, Jodee James, Chris Murphy, The Founding, Gwendolyn Snowdon, The Minstrel Rav'n, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Dones-n-Drums, The Here & Now, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Led Farmers, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Le ...…
Who will get what he wants: the stubborn shepherd, or the demanding king?By (spoulter).
Playlist: Lifus Gibson - Banjo Solo Trampled By Turtles - Empire Lucho Campillo y su Conjunto - Rastrillando Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Precious Memories Dick Justice & Reese Jarvis - Poca River Blues Sheesham and Lotus and Son - Giving It Away The Cactus Blossoms - Mississippi Francoise Hardy - Trois Petits Tours Grandpa Jones - Driftwood On The ...…
It’s the Magic Folk super special solo episode! The players go one-on-one with Curtis to discuss their characters and how the story has progressed so far. This episode is all about the past, present, and future of the Rowdy Party. Timestamps: Kyle/Kiss @ 0:02:20 Becca/Sindre @ 0:44:40 Victoria/Bernan @ 1:31:30…
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.
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.
Joshua Hedley: Mr Jukebox (Mr Jukebox,Third Man Records) Jim Lauderdale: Time Flies (Time Flies,Yep-Roc) Western Centuries: Rocks and Flame (Songs From The Deluge,Free Dirt Records) Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Silverlake (Downey to Lubbock,Yep-Roc) The Lynnes: Dark Waltz (Heartbreak Song For The Radio,self-released) Flav Martin and Jerr ...…
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FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the latest and the greatest in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music. THIS SHOW: We celebrate our 150th regular show with The Great Folkie Booze Up, a programme full to the brim with music all about the demon drink. So, charge your glasses and say cheers to FolkCast 150! FolkCast is produced an ...…
Mhalliday/Bourbon /Another Philadelphia Story EP Bob Dylan/Farewell, Angelina/The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare And Unreleased) 1961-1991 Mike Herz/Not Ready Yet/Live in NYC The Promise Is Hope/Brother/Every Seed Must Die The Lied To's/Millionaire/The Lesser Of Two Evils Reagan Hudson/Gossip Song/Broken Pieces Annie Lou/Witty Girl/End Zone O ...…
You may have heard our other Deep Folking episode where we let Victor and Brett talk about a couple parts of vampire pop culture. We know you wanted to sink your teeth into something more, so here you go! Dan and Nick are bringing you another look at more popular vampire series with a couple special guests, their wives! Allison and Brynn help b ...…
S4:E3 Matt Vasquez Podcast Takeover! Matthew Logan Vasquez takes over the podcast and puts Jay Sweet in the hot seat. Matt scoured social media to find questions and comments made about this year's lineup ("might be time to consider changing the name of the festival") and asked Jay to respond. Thanks & enjoy the episode! This episode contains e ...…
When they’re not on the road as part of Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses, The Mastersons (Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson) are on the road performing as…The Mastersons. These two are rarely in the place they call home and that sense of transience is one they explore in their most recent album, 2017’s Transient Lullaby. With songs wr ...…
For Gretchen Peters, good music is all about creating compelling characters and telling a good story. That’s how she approaches her music and that’s how, she says, she was finally able to take on some of her chaotic and confusing feelings from the past couple of years and translate them into new songs. By focusing on creating and then giving vo ...…
It’s been a while since anything has been posted to the Ceol FM website but it’s because I have been waiting for something worth posting. A short while ago I was asked for more podcasts. So here you go! I’m delighted to introduce you to Erin Breen from Erins Isle, a podcaster from America who is living in Ireland and experiencing what this grea ...…
It’s been a while since anything has been posted to the Ceol FM website but it’s because I have been waiting for something worth posting. A short while ago I was asked for more podcasts. So here you go! I’m delighted to introduce you to Erin Breen from Erins Isle, a podcaster from America who is living in Ireland and experiencing what this grea ...…
Jed Marum passed away at the beginning of May. He was an integral part of this podcast as it grew over the years. I want to celebrate his amazing contribution to Celtic music with a special episode dedicated to this kind and generous man. We have music from Jed Marum, Fiddlinda, Carolina Ceili, Mason Brown, Hugh Morrison, Nine-8ths Irish, Jil C ...…
Ted's new porn company is up and running, albeit with a shortage of talent. Michael falls for a charming customer at his comic store who asks him to speak at his class, but reveals information upsetting to Michael. Brian and Justin negotiate new terms for their relationship.
Playlist: Lifus Gibson - Banjo Solo The Louvin Brothers - I Wish You Knew T.J. Lundy, Danny Paisley, & Ryan Paisley - Cherokee Shuffle Jose Gutierrez Y Los Hermanos - Balaju Ry Cooder - Feelin' Like a Submarine (Kentucky Blues) The Buckaroos - Cajun Fiddle Buck Owens - Think Of Me Gitkin - Cancion Del Rey Strange Creek Singers - Today Has Been ...…
The evil in Ktonkastad has been vanquished! Now it’s time for the Rowdy Party to set their sights on the next adventure. But how will they reach the surface if the ladders were destroyed? Has the team been marooned forever? They’ll figure it out schooner or later.
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