Best folkloristics podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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Podcast - Folkloristic
Weekly
 
Welcome to Folkloristic! This is a podcast meant to inform, entertain and increase wonder, as we listen to the stories and the hear from the people who connect with the myth, legend and folklore of North America. From informative interview with writers and scholars to in depth expose' on the creatures lurking in our forests (like wendingos and pukwudgies). Folkloristic should be a fun and informative listen making every week just a bit more magical.
 
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Podcast - Folkloristic
Weekly
 
Welcome to Folkloristic! This is a podcast meant to inform, entertain and increase wonder, as we listen to the stories and the hear from the people who connect with the myth, legend and folklore of North America. From informative interview with writers and scholars to in depth expose' on the creatures lurking in our forests (like wendingos and pukwudgies). Folkloristic should be a fun and informative listen making every week just a bit more magical.
 
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Rapport: The Informal Ethnographer Podcast » Enhanced (AAC)
 
An informal podcast about ethnography and ethnographic disciplines.
 
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The Cryptid Keeper
Monthly+
 
What common ground do an Appalachian folklorist and a horror-savvy scream queen have? Cryptids. Come laugh, learn, and get creeped out!
 
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Bawdy Storytelling
Rare
 
Bawdy Storytelling – dubbed 'The Moth for pervs' by the LA Weekly – is the nation’s original sex and storytelling series. Founded, emcee’ed and curated by sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy Storytelling features real people and rockstars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits. Bawdy Storytelling’s one-of-a-kind approach to sex-positive personal narrative has coaxed liberating tales out of everyday people, creating unforgettable experiences for performers and audiences alike. These st ...
 
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New England Legends Podcast
Weekly
 
Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger, and radio host Ray Auger explore a legend from somewhere in New England. Topics range from the ghostly, the unexplained, to the just plain weird.
 
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Rapport: The Informal Ethnographer Podcast » MP3
 
An informal podcast about ethnography and ethnographic disciplines.
 
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Alan Lomax and the Soundscapes of the Upper Midwest: 75th anniversary of the Library of Congress Folk-Song Expedition to Michigan
 
The 75th anniversary of Library folklorist Alan Lomax's pioneering song collecting trip to the Upper Midwest in 1938.
 
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English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
 
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have o ...
 
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Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, The by COLUM, Pádraic
 
This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
 
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Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings
 
In 1938 the Library of Congress dispatched the pioneering folklorist and song collector Alan Lomaxalready a seasoned field worker at age 23to conduct a folk song survey of the Great Lakes region. He traveled in a 1935 Plymouth sedan, toting a Presto disc recorder and a movie camera. When he returned nearly three months later, having driven thousands of miles on barely paved roads, it was with a cache of 250 instantaneous discs and eight reels of film documenting the incredible range of ethni ...
 
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The Monster Guys Podcast: Episode 053 – “Illuminati, Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies with Jesse Fivecoate of Encounters Podcast” Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe on Stitcher Show Notes & Summary: This week we have the great privilege of visiting with folklorist Jesse Fivecoate of Encounters Podcast. Enjoy our conversation about the Illumina ...…
 
Wisconsin is seeing a boom in folk schools. We find out what they're teaching and why they're becoming more popular. We also talk with one of the state's preeminent folklorists about his work to preserve culture that could otherwise be forgotten. A Washington reporter also joins us to talk about the biggest stories in national politics.…
 
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Friday Night Live With The Star Podcast
 
Listen to the full show podcast with Nick Bennett and Kayley Harris: - AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella discuss the 2017 AACTA Awards Nominees. - Racing historian and Aussie folklorist Jim Haynes shares yarns about the history of The Melbourne Cup.
 
On this episode we will be looking into and discussing Eileen Southern, a scholar of Renaissance and African-American music and the first black woman to be appointed a tenured full professor at Harvard University, and her works. After that, I have the honor to speak with Shirley Moodey Turner, an associate professor of English and African Ameri ...…
 
This week, we traveled to Baton Rouge and sat down with Dr. Carolyn Ware, a folklorist and an associate professor in the Department of English at Louisiana State University, to talk about the tradition of Cajun Mardi. Carolyn has spent years talking to Cajun Mardi Gras communities about their traditions, and, no, it’s not just a knockoff of the ...…
 
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Scots Radio
 
Episode 44 – Repeat In Episode 44 o Scots Radio there’s nae time tae dither. We hear aboot a new paintin bi Sandy Moffat, featurin folklorist an poet Hamish Henderson,is unveiled at the Saltire Society. Dolina Maclennan steps oot o the paintin tae tell us mair aboot Hamish’s life an work. We sit in the favourite howff o Robert Burns, at the Glo ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
One of the unique experiences for visitors to the Ozark Folk Center is the intimate matinee performances by our guest musicians. The shows are a unique way for musicians and guests share a time and space much different than a traditional indoor performance venue. There are often Q &A sessions, jokes, stories and of course, the occasional reques ...…
 
A note at the top of the episode, after much debate we've decided to take a month long hiatus. Ellie is out of the country in Iceland and Jesse is visiting some friends in Florida, making our production very challenging to complete. We'll be back in a month to continue the podcast, so don't worry! If you have any suggestions for future episodes ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
We're joined by folklorists Lynne S. McNeill and Andrea Kitta to discuss... a lot of stuff! We touch on the old hag, the role of fake news, folklorist cosplay, Slenderman, UFOs, /fiction--you name it, I bet we discuss it! Recorded at the ISCLR (https://contemporarylegend.org/) conference, we apologize for any issues with sound! For more Lynne a ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
They say if you meet someone from New Jersey, Pennsylvania or New York, you don't ask them if they've heard of the "Jersey Devil," you ask them if they've had some kind of encounter with it. The legend of the curious cryptid is so prolific, they've no doubt heard of it, and if they've spent any time near the Pine Barrens of "The Garden State," ...…
 
On a eerie and superior episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome author and folklorist Charles Cassady Jr. to talk PARANORMAL GREAT LAKES, CLEVELAND GHOSTS and other spooky Midwestern topics. We talk with Charles Top of hour 2; Hour 1 Joel and Eric survey the week’s most beguil ...…
 
Tonight, we're joined by our special YA horror host (and multi award-winning author of Spine Chillers and Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs) Q.L. Pearce, who will be interviewing Cody Meirick, director and producer of the upcoming documentary, Scary Stories. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a series of children’s books published in the 1980's a ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot or chupacabras, as well as undetected animals otherwise considered extinct, such as dinosaurs. Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids. Because it does not follow the scientific method, cryptozoology is considered ...…
 
We're back in Point Pleasant this week. This time, we made the journey across several state lines for the first screening of the film The Mothman of Point Pleasant and we were lucky enough to sit down with the filmmaker, Seth Breedlove. Seth is the brains behind Small Town Monsters, which to date, is a collection of films that focus on the cult ...…
 
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Beyond the Darkness
 
Ronald Murphy Jr, Folklorist & Researcher walks us through the fog filled history of one of legends most notorious beings tracing the lore from cannibal caves to current day with unexpected connections and theories on the nocturnal monsters of myth.Ronald Murphy Jr.: http://ronaldmurphybooks.blogspot.nl/FB: https://www.facebook.com/Ronald-L-Mur ...…
 
One of the things we re proudest of in Acadiana is our culture. A big part of it is music and dance. Cajun and Zydeco. There are similarities and notable differences between Cajun music and dance, and Zydeco music and dance. Leaving aside for the moment the intertwined Acadian and African influences, one major musical difference, obvious even t ...…
 
Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American novelist and folklorist and a queen of the Harlem Renaissance. But when she died in 1960 she was living on welfare and was buried in an unmarked grave. Her name was even misspelt on her death certificate. Scotland's National poet Jackie Kay tells the story of how Zora would later become part of America ...…
 
Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American novelist and folklorist and a queen of the Harlem Renaissance. But when she died in 1960 she was living on welfare and was buried in an unmarked grave. Her name was even misspelt on her death certificate. Scotland's National poet Jackie Kay tells the story of how Zora would later become part of America ...…
 
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RTÉ - CountryWide Podcast
 
This Monday is May Day & it marks the first day of summer, signalling the start of turf cutting, a busy period for farmers. May Day traditions are mostly associated with luck & protection. Brenda Donohue met Michael Fortune, a folklorist filmaker from Co Wexford to talk about May & met neighbours in Ballindaggin, who keep Mayday traditions alive.…
 
Do you have a house on your street that just won't sell? An apartment that won't rent? Maybe it has a spooky store attached to it, or it just looks like it could be haunted. Well, we folklorists have a term for that--stigmatized property. This episode, we begin an exploration into stigmatized property. Sharing stories from our own lives, includ ...…
 
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Ghost Chronicles International
 
Steve and Ron are joined by Irish Folklorist Jacqui Hynes. Fairies, leprechaun, and other Irish creatures are discussed.
 
Zora Neale Hurston. You might not recognise her name. She was an African American novelist and folklorist, a queen of the Harlem Renaissance and a contemporary of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright.But when she died in 1960 she was living on welfare and was buried in an unmarked grave. Her name was even misspelt on her death certificate. Scotla ...…
 
Zora Neale Hurston. You might not recognise her name. She was an African American novelist and folklorist, a queen of the Harlem Renaissance and a contemporary of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright.But when she died in 1960 she was living on welfare and was buried in an unmarked grave. Her name was even misspelt on her death certificate. Scotla ...…
 
The topics of spiritualism and mediumship have always been, and will always be, controversial. It is important to note that as folklorists, we should not be judging whether such things are 'real' or 'imagined', but rather the role that the phenomenon and the stories associated with it play within our cultures.What is certainly the case is that ...…
 
On Thursday April 13th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review and discuss the modern English (2004) translation of Otto Rahn's 1937 Lucifer's Court. This was Rahn's travel journal from Southern France to Iceland when he researched his personal quest to solve the mystery of the Holy Grail as described in the Medieval romance P ...…
 
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