Best Folklore podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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What The Folklore?
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What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe. We can be found at www.facebook.com/wtfolklore.
 
Folklore: Beliefs, traditions & culture of the people. Traditional folklore themes from around the world. One episode each month features a special guest from the field of folklore. Recalling our forgotten history, recording the new. The Folklore Podcast
 
Hosts Darren Young & Gary Clevenstine discuss myths, legends, folklore and strange happenings from all over the world.
 
We are the story tellers, the keepers of those ancient wisdoms that are shared through inspiration and meditation in those most sacred of places. Britain has always been considered a magical place, steeped in history and mythology that goes back to before written records were kept. This country has always been known for its link to those other domains that are shrouded in mist and sorcery, never easily found but always felt and known about. The Isle of Wight is the home of the ancient gods, ...
 
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Myths and Legends
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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
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World Mythology
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Folklore. Stories. Myths. Tales. All of the known and unknown stories will be told here.Every weekend and sometimes Friday, we explore myths; tales; folklore; stories from around the world.Join me as we go everywhere around the world telling the known and not as well known stories. You never know where myths-stories-folklore-tales will you.
 
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Anansi Storytime
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Telling Fairy Tales and Folklore from cultures all over the world as audio plays.
 
Forgotten folklore, obscure curiosities and local legends.
 
An educational Paranormal Talk Show that discusses Paranormal Investigations, ghosts, mysteries, science, history, cryptozoology, folklore, ufo's and more!
 
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Spirits
Weekly
 
A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.
 
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Chasing Foxfire
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Chasing Foxfire is a podcast about the places where folklore intersects with science, nature, art, literature, history, pop culture, and life in general. Join us as we do a little wandering, get a little lost, and find a little wonder.
 
Whispers in the Night is a podcast from the Midwest that is devoted to exploring topics of the paranormal, unexplained, & the things that terrify us most. Every episode explores strange cases and terrifying incidents through a blend of fact, fiction, & folklore.
 
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Stupidstition
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Stupidstition podcast covers creepy tales from all over the world. From folklore to paranormal we cover these stupidstitious tales with a libation from that nation. Nothing goes better with the supernatural than some tasty spirits. We end each podcast with a fun tarot reading. Join us as we discuss these mysterious tales.
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
Folklore, fairytales and legends from around the world the way they were meant to be. Brought to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Who says you're too old for a good story?
 
The Grimerica Show is a podcast featuring casual conversations with people we find interesting. The podcast features guest from fields ranging from ufos to conspiracies to psychedelics, meditation, consciousness, folklore and more. Please contact us if your interested in appearing on the show.
 
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Spooky.
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Join comedian/filmmaker Chris L. Dillon and actor/comedian Shane K. Witte as they tackle the stories of fear and horror throughout the world with a skeptic perspective.
 
Twisted Sisters covers all things that give you goose bumps and fuels your nightmares. From superstitions to folklore & unsolved mysteries to serial killers.
 
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Anansi Storytime
Monthly
 
Telling Fairy Tales and Folklore from cultures all over the world as audio plays.
 
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Hypnogoria
Weekly
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, the show about all things weird and wonderful, and Britain's longest running horror podcast! Here we explore the world of the macabre, looking at new releases, uncovering horror history, and even delving into folklore, discovering the legend behind our favourite monsters and investigating the likes of witchcraft murders and oddities such as the Hand of Glory or the Berkeley Square Horror. Plus we regularly gather round the fireside to hear classic weird tales from old ...
 
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GHOSTS, ETC.
Monthly
 
An Investigators Guide to the Paranormal.With over 10 years of experience and knowledge of parapsychology and metaphysics; your host, Niko Fontaine, bridges the gap between science/theory and folklore. With interviews, true stories, investigational tips and paranormal news from around the globe.TEXT or CALL US 24/7 @ (253) 271-4420, your story might make it on the air!! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/ghostsetc/support
 
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Warm Red Earth
Rare
 
Australia's weird. Lets talk about it.A monthly podcast that explores the odder parts of Australiana, from forgotten history, to folklore and even a bit of superstition.
 
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Dark Sun Rising
Weekly
 
Hosted by: Erick Bee & Vicki ValencourtDark Sun Rising is the next evolution of Erick’s radio show that began with The Hive back in 2010. During “the Rising”, we tear back the veil of hype, misconception, misinformation, and ignorance to examine the balance between the light and the dark in the paranormal world.Our guests include authors, academics, lecturers, magick practitioners, and experts in the fields of demonology, ghosts, conspiracies, folklore, ufology, spirit communications, left h ...
 
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The Bridge
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It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew. Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from aba ...
 
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Spree Podcast
Weekly
 
A British true-crime podcast with hosts Amy and Rachael. They tackle the supernatural, conspiracy, folklore and British crime whilst making room for a dumb criminal at the end. Come join for all things British and Michael Caine jokes.
 
Join Shelby and Jenni in this conversational podcast all about mysteries. We dive into the extra dark and twisty tales of some great legends, folklore, myths, and any tales we find interesting with a mysterious twist.
 
This book features a series of short stories collected by renowned ethnologist Henry R. Schoolcraft. The stories are adapted from old Native American legends with the aim to protect their authenticity from future contamination. Schoolcraft made it his duty to learn the Native American folklore, after living among them in the Great Lakes region and experiencing their culture firsthand. The allegorical collection include tales of adventure, whilst offering exciting explanations for natural phe ...
 
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 ...
 
Our pledge is to bring Telugu language closer to young generations, One Story At a Time! Our stories are perfect for families at bedtime, dinner time, reading time, or anytime you wish! Most of us are grown up with fairy tales, moral stories, folklore, fictional and fascinating educational stories. With the advent of globalization, risk of moving away from our cultural roots is high. Don’t we want to bring our children closer to our cultures? Welcome to kadachepta.com, where the stories from ...
 
Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It contains a number of classic Japanese stories, fairy tales, and other folklore; as well as Japanese sermons and non-fiction pieces on special ceremonies in Japanese life, such as marriage and harakiri, as observed by Lord Redesdale. The best know story of these is "The Forty-seven Ronins" a true account of samurai revenge as it happened at the beginning of 18th ...
 
Diving into the contrasts and evolution of monsters between their folklore origins and contemporary depictions in various media. Discussions center on film, video games, and literature.
 
True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
 
Bearing a striking resemblance to Aesop of Aesop's Fables fame, American author Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus is also a former slave who loves to tell simple and pithy stories. Uncle Remus or to give it its original title, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings was published in late 1880 and received instant acclaim. The book was reviewed in hundreds of journals and newspapers across the country, leading to its immense success, both critical and financial. “Remus” was originally a fictio ...
 
If this is your first encounter with Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) you're certainly in for a treat! One of the most delightful examples of Victorian humor, this book by Jerome K Jerome is all the way a fun cruise down the Thames River with some funny characters for company. Three Men in a Boat was originally meant to be a serious piece of travel writing, full of local flavors, legends and folklore about England's mighty river. As it turned out, somewhere along the way, the ...
 
Folklore and mystery run together across the ridges and deep hollars of the Appalachian Mountain chain. The tales are handed down from generation to generation. This story stretches from the Washington, D.C. suburbs to the shadowy mountains of Southwest Virginia.When Robin Dern, a Washington, DC reporter, is asked to help solve the mystery of a missing girl, she travels to the dark mountains of Southwest Virginia. Once there, she's enveloped in a deeper and more dangerous situation than she ...
 
Folklore, Spectres, Ghosts, the Arcane and stories of the Past ~ British Husband (Art History Senior Academic) American Wife (Radio/television broadcaster) sharing stories from the "Standing Room" from their 450 year old house in the English Countryside.
 
This podcast series represents the work of 28 students from Centre College who took "HIS 435: Spirits, Gods and Ghosts of East Asia" together in January 2017. They received no prompt or recommended categories from their instructor, and built these episodes from scratch themselves with virtually no prior audio engineering experience. These episodes represent a diverse collection of student research into broader categories of East Asian folklore and ghost tales.
 
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ABC RN
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Each week day RN Arts programs zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Subscribe to their podcasts separately by searching by name in your podcasting app.
 
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MonsterTalk
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MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated guest speakers and discussions in the fields of the paranormal, cryptozoology, UFOlogy, true crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join Shannon every Thursday at 7pm PST as we examine the many oddities in our little known universe. Visit intothefrayradio.com for blog posts, all archived episodes and sign up for the weekly guest newsletter.
 
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Sneak Attack!
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Sneak Attack! is an original tabletop RPG adventure set in the world of Brannis, and the furthest reaches of outer space. While in season, new episodes release every Friday.
 
The Voice of Horror
 
A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors. Find this and our other programs at: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com
 
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
 
Five old friends of more than 20 years come together to produce a high quality, bi-weekly podcast about tabletop gaming of all kinds: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game reviews, gaming industry news and round-table discussions. The Founders, Jamie, Tony, Chris, Steve and Brian, each have varying tastes in gaming to provide a variety of viewpoints. Since 2011, over 100 full length episodes and now more with our new ...
 
How many ways are there to be human? Each week Anthropologist on the Street Dr. Carie Little Hersh invites different cultural experts to illuminate the hidden ideas, practices, and power dynamics that make our lives both familiar and strange.
 
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.
 
Award winning English Broadcaster, Phil Holmes - takes a look at the latest world's paranormal news... with the odd dash of humour (Ghost, UFO, Alien, Monster and Paranormal stories).... plus, the best in paranormal guests, telling their stories. Support the show by joining our Patreon campaign. www.patreon.com/scaredpodcast - *If you're NEW to the podcast, start with the NEWEST episode!*
 
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Arthro-Pod
Monthly
 
The home for Arthro-Pod,the podcast that teaches you about the weird and wonderful world of insects!
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. You will learn a lot just by listening -- but if you call in and your call is selected, you will get a free consultation from two of the finest workers in the field, cat yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
In this episode, Folklore Podcast creator and host Mark Norman takes a look at some of the old (and a few of the modern) customs and traditions associated with Valentine's Day. From the medieval period, by way of early house visiting traditions and love divination, the episode explores many of the UK practices before travelling around the world ...…
 
lanceschaubert over at Lancelot Schaubert - fiction, myths, and free readings of bedtime stories said :: Today for Myths, Legends, Folklore and Tall Tales, we’re reading Man and Serpent by Aesop. Myths, Legends, Folklore and Tall Tales is another one of my podcasts featuring bedtime story readings — in this case the myths, legends, folklore and ...…
 
Idé the samurai was wedded to a fair wife and had an only child, a boy called Fugiwaka. Idé was a mighty man of war, and as often as not he was away from home upon the business of his liege lord. So the child Fugiwaka was reared by his mother and by the faithful woman, his nurse. Matsu was her name, which is, in the speech of the country, the P ...…
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Award winning British crime writer Lynda La Plante on Widow's Revenge, The Bikes of Wrath documentary about retracing the Joad's trip across America in The Grapes of Wrath, and Australian writer Debra Adelaide's collection of short stories Zebra.
 
How do we wrest control of society from morning people, and equalize the playing field? Is the answer a cyberpunk future? www.patreon.com/wtfolkloreBy wtfolklore@gmail.com (What the Folklore).
 
Odds are we’re currently in an airport, on an airplane, or in an airport again. That’s why we’re coming at you live from Phoenix, AZ, this week! Em covers the Jerome Grand Hotel, which is full of bearded ghosts, headless ghosts, and best of all, cat ghosts. The hotel is also inexplicably proud of its ancient elevator, but we’d advise against us ...…
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Mr Jim Moon explores the world of a true master of horror, Mr Garth Marenghi and revisits his seminal cult TV series Darkplace (copyright Dean Learner Enterprises) that was axed by the powers that be - Garth Marenghi's Darkplace! In this episode we look back the career of Romford's chillmaestro, the comedy horror classic that was Garth Marenghi ...…
 
Mr Jim Moon explores the world of a true master of horror, Mr Garth Marenghi and revisits his seminal cult TV series Darkplace (copyright Dean Learner Enterprises) that was axed by the powers that be - Garth Marenghi's Darkplace! In this episode we look back the career of Romford's chillmaestro, the comedy horror classic that was Garth Marenghi ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Interview Starts at 45:55 Mark Gober joins us to chat about An End to Upside Down Thinking - Dispelling the Myth that the Brain Produces Consciousness and the Implications for Everyday Life. We chat about some of the many studies ignored, his moment of realization and stepping away from materialism, and enhancing intuition. The Materialism assu ...…
 
Andrew George Scott will always be overshadowed by his alter-ego of bushranger Captain Moonlite, but Scott's journey to infamy was hardly straight forward.Music featured was Long Road Ahead B, Pippin the Hunchback, Morgana Rides, Folk Round, Promises to Keep, Skye Callin, Heavy Heart, Long Road Ahead, all by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com.…
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Daddies are a super fun garage punk ‘n roll band from NJ. With catchy hooks, sexy rhythms, and lyrics you can’t help but get down with, the band is an instant good time. They invaded Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a sweet full-frontal assault on our senses in this session! Daddies EP is available now on cassette from King Pizza Reco ...…
 
There was once on a time a widower who had a son and a daughter by his first wife. They were both good children, and loved each other with all their hearts. After some time had gone by the man married again, and he chose a widow with one daughter who was ugly and wicked, and her mother was ugly and wicked too. From the very day that the new wif ...…
 
Longtime BTRtoday host Maia Macdonald is joined by Krystine Summers in this new podcast devoted to women's soccer. The two co-hosts will be heading to France this summer for the FIFA Women's World Cup, so subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts so you can follow along as they cover the lead up to the big event, along with history, intervi ...…
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
Feminist icon Clementine Ford shares why she's obsessed with Channel 9's Married At First Sight, Double J's Zan Rowe dishes on what went down at the Grammy Awards and The Guardian's Naaman Zhou asks whether Mario respects Luigi?
 
In Episode 78, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a Valentine's Day stroll down Benefit Street in Providence, Rhode Island, to the Athenaeum in search of the brokenhearted ghost of Edgar Allan Poe. It was at the Athenaeum that Poe once courted poet Sarah Helen Whitman and it was at this same building that Whitman once tried to summon his spirit. ...…
 
We present four more Flannel Man accounts this episode. First we talk to Brad who saw Flannel Man beside a lake. Brad then tells us about a weird photo taken of his wife, an encounter with another dark entity, and some other strange experiences. Next, we hear Dan's experience of seeing Flannel Man as a child. Alison then reads a Flannel Man acc ...…
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Jenny Collier joins the Loremen in a Valentine's Day Special: tales of star-crossed lovers from Wales. Also featuring the world's biggest lovespoon.
 
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