20 episodes

This podcast is a storytelling journey through world-folklore. With brief context and analysis in the introductions, the main focus is the retelling of stories themselves.
From saucer-eyed spectral dogs to pond-scum haunting child-eating witches - experience the darker side of Britain's folklore in Series 1. Then journey to central and eastern Europe to the world of Slavic folklore, home of Baba Yaga and lurking nature spirits (Series 2). From there, step into the vast world of Nordic Folklore, where creatures abound in the woodlands, mountains and fjords of beautiful northern climes. Look out a series called 'Earth Lore' this autumn/winter to celebrate the natural world and a series on Japanese and Korean folklore next spring.

Mythos Podcast Nicole Schmidt

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

This podcast is a storytelling journey through world-folklore. With brief context and analysis in the introductions, the main focus is the retelling of stories themselves.
From saucer-eyed spectral dogs to pond-scum haunting child-eating witches - experience the darker side of Britain's folklore in Series 1. Then journey to central and eastern Europe to the world of Slavic folklore, home of Baba Yaga and lurking nature spirits (Series 2). From there, step into the vast world of Nordic Folklore, where creatures abound in the woodlands, mountains and fjords of beautiful northern climes. Look out a series called 'Earth Lore' this autumn/winter to celebrate the natural world and a series on Japanese and Korean folklore next spring.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Vanzetti Books ,

A Gripping Storytelling Experience

Basically, the idea of this show seems to be to tell the stories of mythology and folkloric creatures, but in a manner similar to the way your parents might tell you a bedtime story. And doing so seems to really bring to life the original purpose of these creatures in a way that other retellings seem to miss. I have nothing against a good academic analysis, but it's also healthy to have that balanced with a good shot of adrenaline now and then. And the host of this show seems to have just the right amount of writing prowess to pull it off (not to mention that she knows not to draw the experience out for too long, as this kind of thing might become tedious if it lasted much longer than 30 minutes). Anyway, it's just a great experience all around.

leblaireaugris ,

Wonderful

A great beginning to this podcast. A quick tour of local legends and fables presented in an entertaining and genuine way. Coming from a family of folklorists I was thrilled to hear new things about old favorites and some things I have never heard before. Everything is presented "bedtime-style" - without the lengthy asides or theorizing this genre is known for (not that that is always a bad thing, but different is refreshing!) - perfect for anyone who wants to get right to the heart of the stories and escape to another world for a few moments. My only critique is perhaps asking for a bit more pause in between stories. I cannot wait to hear more!

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