Best folkmusic podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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Ceol FM - Irish Traditional and Folk Music
 
24/7 Internet Radio
 
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Calgary Folk Music Festival Podcast
 
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 ...
 
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RBTH on Folk Music
Monthly
 
An audio-podcast devoted to the Russian folk music
 
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Bucktown Folk Music Podcast
Monthly
 
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Mostly Folk
Weekly+
 
Mostly Folk is a podcast from the Catskill Mountains New York, playing newly released albums, classic folk, indie folk and bluegrass music as well as some traditional music that may or may not be true to the genre. That's why it's called Mostly Folk. Mostly Folk has interviewed and will continue to interview both upcoming and established singers and songwriters from around the world and offers special programs featuring local writers and actors. You may even hear a radio "magic trick" every ...
 
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FolkCast
Monthly
 
The acclaimed folk music podcast from the United Kingdom, bringing you the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. FolkCast - OUR finger in YOUR ear! See our website: www.folkcast.co.uk
 
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American Songster Radio
Monthly
 
Dom Flemons presents new ways of listening to old music.
 
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CiTR -- Folk Oasis
Weekly
 
Kumbaya-free folk music!(*currently on hiatus)
 
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Hearts of the Dulcimer
Monthly
 
The Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast explores the mountain dulcimer's past, present, and future. If you’re interested in mountain dulcimers, this is the podcast for you.
 
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Folk and Acoustic Music - TransAtlantic Acoustic Show from Indieheart.com
 
Traditional folk music forms, acoustic blues, acoustic alt country, and contemporary folk by Independent musicians from Indieheart.com with an occasional acoustic tune in other genres. Hosted by Sam Salter (UK) and jill no jack (US) from the IndieHeart.com Independent Music Showcase.
 
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Arkivet
Monthly
 
A podcast exploring the world of psychedelic and esoteric music
 
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Newcastle Roots Music Radio
Monthly
 
Newcastle Roots Music Radio A monthly musical guide to World , Roots , Americana , and Folk music. Newcastle Roots Music Radio also has a North East England roots music gig guide each month but is suitable for World, Roots and Folk music lovers the world over.
 
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Renaissance Festival Podcast
Monthly+
 
Twice monthly music and entertainment from Renaissance festivals with Celtic music, Irish folk music, Scottish bagpipes, English folk, Gypsy music, Pirate, Sea Shanty, Renaissance music, and comedy from groups performing this week at a faire near you.
 
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Central Presbyterian Church - Sermons
 
Central Presbyterian Church of New York City. Weekly and special sermon series.
 
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Under The Mason's Apron Folk Show
Monthly
 
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 Tinker Mal and Planxty Gramster 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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Central Presbyterian Church - Lectures
 
Central Presbyterian Church of New York City. Special lectures and talks.
 
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Get Yourself On Tour
Monthly
 
Get Yourself On Tour with Renee Arozqueta is a podcast for independent musicians at all levels of career development. Get Yourself On Tour brings you stories and strategies from the road. From demystifying booking and promotion, to the best tales of touring, and intimate interviews with our favorite musicians we've met along the way, we hope to give you some inspiration, some motivation and some validation for your own music career path and perhaps ultimately, Get Yourself On Tour.
 
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Round Mountain Ideaphone
Daily+
 
Round Mountain has been playing with tape recorders -- singing, talking, and whistling into them, and generally treating them like people -- since we were kids. This is a continuation of that tradition: thoughts, sounds, jams, and audio artifacts from the inside of our lives.
 
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The Aching Hearts Show
Daily+
 
Music, mortality and the pursuit of happiness. The Aching Hearts is a collaboration between two of St Louis, Missouri's leading figures in folk and roots music. Kelly Wells and Ryan Spearman process the dark and sunny sides of life by relating it all to their record collections and their set lists.
 
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American Songster Radio
Monthly
 
Dom Flemons presents new ways of listening to old music.
 
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Western Troubadour
Daily+
 
Western Troubadour puts you in the passenger seat for a road trip across the United States and Canada with a touring artist and his family. Meet western folk singer and songwriter R. L. Hayden in the debut episode of Western Troubadour. Join Hayden on the road (along with his wife and their three year old son) as they travel full time in an RV, taking the music to the people. For more information visit RLHayden.com
 
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Folk with Mark Radcliffe
Daily+
 
BBC Radio 2 presents the best in folk music including live sessions and interviews with the finest performers of acoustic music. This podcast is only available in the UK.
 
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Live At the Grafton
Rare
 
Live from the Grafton showcases musicians who are part of the Chicago folk community, interviewed by Dan Kugler. Often, guests are associated with the Old Town School of Folk Music. The show is an almost-monthly part of Folk Tuesdays at the Grafton, and edited shows are broadcast on WLUW 88.7 FM. All shows have been engineered by Gunnar Jebson.
 
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Hands Up for Trad TV
Rare
 
Hands Up for Trad's bi-monthly video blog featuring the latest Scottish trad and folk music videos.
 
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RFS: Chaos Sedated
Rare
 
Chaos Sedated is a weekly professionally mixed show featuring the latest and best in Dark Ambient, Industrial, and Martial Folk music. Hosted by radiofreesatan.com
 
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Folk & Beyond
Monthly
 
A journey into contemporary folk music from all over the planet.
 
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Down Home Radio Show
Daily+
 
Down Home Radio is a hardcore, unreconstructed, paleo-acoustic folk music program.
 
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The Folk Show
Rare
 
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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Seán Ó Sirideán's Irish Tradional & Folk Podcast
 
Best of old and new Irish traditional & folk music.
 
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Music Makers and Soul Shakers Podcast with Steve Dawson
 
A longform interview and sometimes performance with various guests involved in the making of great music that is organic and innovative. Artists, producers, musicians, and even some industry people will be profiled in this podcast that focuses on Americana, blues, songwriters, soul and folk music. Enjoy!
 
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Free Songs, Acoustic and Modern
 
Prior to Hegelian Dialectic and the Comet/Love EP Three acoustic guitar music albums have been released by the artist. This acoustic guitar music has been available as free folk music. The three albums all feature good acousticsongs and can be broadly classified as guitar folk. For more free acoustic guitar songs subscribe to this podcast
 
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Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast
Rare
 
A podcast from that loveable bardic duo playing folk music and novelty music with humor. No kidding!
 
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Riders Radio Theater
Weekly
 
Riders Radio Theater was a half hour, weekly, cult favorite/public radio show performed live by the two-time Grammy Award-winning western and comedy band Riders In The Sky in Nashville and Cincinnati from 1988-1995. Called at the time "the fastest half hour in radio," each show featured western music, wacky commercials, the National Polka Countdown, characters and comedy bits of all sizes and descriptions, and a cliffhanging serial adventure... all liberally sprinkled with country and folk m ...
 
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Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
Monthly
 
Roger McGuinn carries on the tradition of folk music http://folkden.com
 
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CiTR -- Give 'em the Boot
Monthly+
 
Sample the various flavours of Italian folk music from north to south, traditional to modern on this bilingual show. Un programma bilingue che esplora il mondo della musica etnica italiana.
 
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Radio Big Pink
Rare
 
Folk and Old time from America.With this Radio, i want to use the Folkways Anthology as a roadmap to explore american folk music.
 
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Full Circle
Weekly
 
Full Circle presents reggae music and its international influence on modern music. The show includes interviews, live sessions, background information on artists, and even poetry sessions. The show focuses on reggae music but will sometimes branch out to ska, rock steady, mento, and other forms of Jamaican folk music. Catch Full Circle, hosted by Donald Hall & Kya Kindu every Wednesday morning from 4:00-6:00am.
 
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Renaissance Festival Podcast
Monthly
 
Twice monthly music and entertainment from Renaissance festivals with Celtic music, Irish folk music, Scottish bagpipes, English folk, Gypsy music, Renaissance music, and comedy from groups performing this week at a faire near you.
 
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Nordic Drones....?
Rare
 
The Nordic Drones Podcast is a project from The Liraman Experience with a little help from friends, especially the Tongång records company and the Swedish drone music forum piping.se. The podcasts will deal mainly with Swedish and Nordic folk music, leaning heavily on drone instruments like the bagpipes and that very special Swedish instrument, the nyckelharpa. The Nordic Drones podcasts are presented in English by Jan Winter. Please write and tell us what you think. You can listen to the po ...
 
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Never Mind The Bocs - Podcast
 
This pocast provides free occasional downloads from contemporary Welsh folk music band Never Mind The Bocs.
 
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Accordion Noir Radio audio files
 
Accordion Noir plays punk-rock classical-folk music from around the world, with jazz and an occasional token polka. Broadcast live on CFRO Co-Op Radio from the heart of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Earth. Please Donate to Co-op Radio. Mention Accordion Noir so they know which show you love.You can find an alternate download site for current shows at Vancouver Co-op Radio's Accordion Noir pageFor more about Bruce's Accordion History Book Project and various am ...
 
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The Folk Song Hour
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Folk Buddies
Monthly
 
Two idiots discuss folk music and bicker. But in an entertaining way. Not a 'ruining the concert' way.
 
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Free Songs, Acoustic and Modern
 
Prior to Hegelian Dialectic and the Comet/Love EP Three acoustic guitar music albums have been released by the artist. This acoustic guitar music has been available as free folk music. The three albums all feature good acousticsongs and can be broadly classified as guitar folk. For more free acoustic guitar songs subscribe to this podcast
 
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Take Pills Die Future Now Here
Monthly
 
IDM, Ambient, Avant Garde, Experimental Electronic Folk Music. Take Pills Die Records. Quit Your Job And Get A Life! “Take Pills Die” is Andrew Julian Cauthen’s Sonic Zine/ Netlabel since 2001. Representing Planet Awesome. Future Now Here. I Love You All So Much! Enjoy :) http://takepillsdie.blogspot.com
 
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Pete's podcast
Daily+
 
A collection of interviews recalling the folk music scene in South Australia through the 60's 70's 80's and 90's.Makes great listening!
 
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Close to Home
Monthly+
 
Since 1985 Don Pedi has been an on air host at NPR affiliate 88.1 WCQS, Asheville, North Carolina. "Close to Home" airs on Saturday nights from 8-10pm Now with the audio archives, you can listen at your leisure to Don's unique blend of Traditional, Old-Time, Acoustic Blues, and Contemporary Folk music from the hills of Appalachia to the far corners of the world.
 
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Everything Folk
Monthly+
 
A great podcast which is all about folk, we have a pick of folk music every week. The podcast covers all types of folk from modern folk to Traditional Irish Jigs.
 
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A Bev with Stev
Monthly
 
From the ashes of 'Stev Mayo Films' & a 2 year rehab, Stev brings you engaging and evocative interviews with quality artists & characters from all around the globe that deserve to be heard, or at least deserve to have a laugh on record. Mainly from the music world, but also the key players in nightlife, art, events, fashion, food, sport, politics and crime, this podcast will almost certainly change your life. Stev performs as part of the romantic folk music saga 'Mahoney & The Moment', who h ...
 
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Nippon Chautari
Weekly
 
Apart from offering frequent updates on culture, technology and the economy of Japan, the program also airs Nepal-Japan related weekly news analysis as well as a special segment featuring interviews. It also includes e-mails, letters and phone calls from listeners all around the country. While responding to listeners' questions, it presents various aspects of Japanese society, people's lives and pop and folk music.
 
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Lucie Skeaping introduces music from the court of Catherine the Great in Russia. We hear how the Queen, despite having personally little interest in music, but aware of its cultural importance, brought Italian composers to St. Petersburg as she wanted to position Russia as a cultural powerhouse to compete with their European neighbours in the w ...…
 
Country and Folk Music
 
Today, HollywoodChicago.com's Pat “The Über Critic” McDonald returns for a lively look at Tim Robbins' eerily prescient 1992 mockumentary, Bob Roberts! Just over a year after the hotly contested 2016 Presidential election, what can we learn from a quarter-century-old comedy in which a media-savvy Conservative disrupts a Pennsylvania senate camp ...…
 
Another selection of folk music!
 
Listen to a selection of folk songs selected by Tom.
 
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Unity 101 Podcast
 
Mandeep and Parminder presents Sur Punjab De. Featuring Geet, Boliyaan and Punjabi folk music.By info@unity101.org (Unity 101 Community Radio).
 
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Unity 101 Podcast
 
Mandeep and Parminder presents Sur Punjab De. Featuring Geet, Boliyaan and Punjabi folk music.By info@unity101.org (Unity 101 Community Radio).
 
Due to Friday's technical issues, this is the recording of my Facebook Live Broadcast of Gumbo Friday's with Brother Omar Brown. We discuss th eBlues People, Blues in the Bible, the current conditions of African American's and and how misconceptions of the Bible not only lead people astray, but distances African Americans from the fact that we ...…
 
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Unity 101 Podcast
 
Mandeep and Parminder presents Sur Punjab De. Featuring Geet, Boliyaan and Punjabi folk music.By info@unity101.org (Unity 101 Community Radio).
 
“Tha Payroll (Stay Strong) | Michael Franti & Spearhead : Chocolate Supa Highway Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam) | Pete Seeger : Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 I’ll Pull Out | Roy Zimmerman : Thanks for the Support Leave Iraq Alone | Yellow Man : New York Christmas In Fallujah (Music and Lyrics By Billy Joel) | Cass Dillon ...…
 
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Unity 101 Podcast
 
Mandeep and Parminder presents Sur Punjab De. Featuring Geet, Boliyaan and Punjabi folk music.By info@unity101.org (Unity 101 Community Radio).
 
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Bucktown Folk Music Podcast
 
The Ghost Of Mary Greene by Bucktown Folk Music Podcast
 
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Windy City Irish Radio
 
Basking in the afterglow the October 7th release of their debut album, "Winnie", singers and songwriters, Jennifer Elizabeth Ashley and Joel Simpson, more commonly known as Ashley & Simpson, make their inaugural appearance in the Windy City Irish Radio studios to perform original songs from their new album as well as covers from Johnny Cash and ...…
 
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Sidetrack Liner Notes
 
John Cohen This man has done it all, photographer, musician, film maker, teacher, historian. He started in the late 50s on the Lower East Side with the abstract expressionist and beatniks. By the 60s he was in the thick of the Folk Music Boom in Greenwich Village where he helped form the New Lost City Ramblers on of the best bands performing "O ...…
 
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Unity 101 Podcast
 
Mandeep and Parminder presents Sur Punjab De. Featuring Geet, Boliyaan and Punjabi folk music.By info@unity101.org (Unity 101 Community Radio).
 
Acclaimed comedian, writer and director Ben Elton discusses his first Australian film, Three Summers, which screened as MIFF's Centrepiece Gala, with Natalie Bailey - the UK's go-to comedy director (The Thick of It) - about this hilarious multi-story comedy set over three years at a fictional folk-music festival. Ben and Natalie are joined by c ...…
 
This week’s edition of Local Spins on WYCE featured an in-studio performance by Kyle Rasche and Dana Jackson of Chain of Lakes, plus the premiere of new tracks by Bigfoot Buffalo, Deerfield Run, Organissimo and Cameron Blake. Listen to the full podcast and watch the video. The post Chain of Lakes flows beyond solo project for ‘sweetest evolutio ...…
 
We had lunch with Niyaz. Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian and their collaborators joined us for a weeklong series of conversations about the intersection of art and technology, immigration, the relationship between Islam and Sufism, and their latest work, The Fourth Light Project, which focuses on the life and work of Rabia al-Basri, an eighth-c ...…
 
Our very first episode! Carey and Marie, your hosts, jump feet first into a magical Chicago full of friendship, yarn, serendipity and queer subtext. How much did we all love knitting? Is Chicago just that magical? And what are the parents of the Chicks with Sticks getting up to during the Sacred Sisterhood Sleepovers? All this and more in Episo ...…
 
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This morning's program will focus on the rich traditions of British folk and dance music. We'll hear unaccompanied ballads from people like The Copper Family, Frankie Armstrong, Walter Pardon, and George Spicer; stylized folk from Brass Monkey, Robin and Barry Dransfield, ...
 
https://oneperfectdayin.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/o21a-bergen-norway-things-to-do-with-walking-tour-9817-9-19-pm.mp3 Did you know Bergen was the capital of Norway until 1299? And did you know that its Bryggen seafront is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Or, that ten percent of its population is made up of students? Whether you are in Bergen f ...…
 
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Bourbon 'n BrownTown
 
Genta Tamashiro joins BrownTown for a drink as the group dives into the Netflix original: “The Get Down” and its uses in understanding the roots of hip-hop and its social placement from a historical context. From here, we critique certain misinterpretations of hip-hop and note that the genre has not always been mainstream and as a result isn’t ...…
 
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XtraSound New Music Show
 
Always great to discover new indie music Now it's Mean Mary time.
 
In 1962 Jeff formed The Gaslight Singers with some fellow folk music lovers that he met in college. This turned out to be an amazing experience for Jeff, Earl Mann, Martha Velez and Alan Alcabes. The Gaslight Singers shared the stage with icons such as Bob Dylan, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Tom Paxton, Glenn Yarbrough, Judy Collins, and so many mor ...…
 
Annie finds herself on a clifftop. She says she's fine but she can't quite get her story straight. Sat by her side, Sophie covers the bruises on her neck. She thinks everything might just be alright, because it's amazing what you get used to, isn't it? Underscored with live folk music, Bare Skin on Briny Waters is a story about survival and esc ...…
 
Scott Pearson Eberly talks with Steven Conrad the creator, writer, director, and executive producer of the quirky Amazon spy series, 'Patriot.' Both Scott and Josh have had this series in their 5 Best and deem this a Hollywood Bing Favorite. Scott and Steven discuss season one of Patriot and the upcoming season two. His passion for storytelling ...…
 
www.PaulRomaine.com Legendary Hit-Makers with "Lemon Tree", "500 Miles", "If I Had a Hammer", "Where Have All the flowers Gone?" The actual real story behind "Puff, The Magic Dragon" right from the songwriter's own words. You'll hear about their support for Martin Luther King Jr's march on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech. A little kn ...…
 
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