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
Episode 113: FOLKLORE AND DR WHO
We travel through both time and space to discuss the representation of folklore in the long-running British science fiction TV show "Doctor Who". Host of the Folklore Podcast Mark Norman is joined by BBC Audio Original Dr Who writer Will Hadcroft, and Gareth Preston of the 'Very British Futures' podcast.The Folklore Podcast is the official podcast of the Folklore Library and Archive. You can find out more about the Library at www.folklorelibrary.com (www.folklorelibrary.com)To support our work preserving folklore material for the future, please visit www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast) where you can also access extra content
BOOK CLUB 26: Her Dark Wings
We are joined by three-time Carnegie shortlisted author Melinda Salisbury to discuss her new retelling of the myth of Persephone in the Young Adult novel "Her Dark Wings", published by David Fickling Books.The Folklore Podcast Book Club is an official podcast of the Folklore Library and Archive. Please visit the website at www.folklorelibrary.com (www.folklorelibrary.com) for more information, or click here (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast) to join the Folklore Podcast Patreon and access additional content.
Episode 112: HAUNTED FORESTS OF ENGLAND
We turn our attention to the medium of film in this episode of The Folklore Podcast. Host Mark Norman is joined by film director and presented George Popov to talk about his new documentary feature 'Haunted Forests of England'. This film is part of the new Sideworld project and is the first in a series which will look at different aspects of folklore, myth and legend. It is released by Rubicon Films.The Folklore Podcast is the official podcast of the Folklore Library and Archive. To support our work, please visit our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast) or check our support and fundraising page (www.folklorelibrary.com/fundraising) to help us in our quest to collect, preserve and make available folklore for the future.
BOOK CLUB 25: Calling the Spirits
In this episode, we examine the history and development of the seance, and our fascination with trying to communicate with the dead, from ancient Greek necromancy through to the Victorian parlour and beyond to the modern day.Joining us is author Lisa Morton, whose book "Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances" provides the background for her conversation with podcast book reviewer Hilary Wilson.Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, Bram Stoker Award®-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She has published four novels, 150 short stories, and three books on the history of Halloween. Her recent releases include Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction from Groundbreaking Female Writers 1852-1923 (co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger) and Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances; her latest short stories appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and In League with Sherlock Holmes. Her most recent book is the collection Night Terrors & Other Tales. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and online at www.lisamorton.com.Support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast) to help us to keep creating and making available free folklore-related content.
Episode 111: A GOTHIC COOKBOOK
Mark Norman, creator of 'The Folklore Podcast' is joined by guest Dr Alessandra Pino to discuss the importance of food in gothic literature; what it can signify, how it can an important mechanic in storytelling and how its importance has moved over time from the concept of the ritualistic dinner party to something much different.Together with food journalist Ella Buchan, Alessandra has written 'The Gothic Cookbook' which analyses a number of gothic tales and creates or reproduces iconic recipes based on their content. The book is coming out via Unbound and you can get a 10% discount by using the discount code GothicPod10. Visit Unbound (https://unbound.com/books/a-gothic-cookbook/) for more information.The Folklore Podcast is part of the Folklore Network, striving to protect and preserve folklore for the future. Please consider supporting us on Patreon (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast) or via our website (www.thefolklorepodcast.com/support) to help us to continue our work.
BOOK CLUB 24: Parallel Hells
In this episode of The Folklore Podcast Book Club, guest reviewer Carly Tremayne chats with author Leon Craig about her collection of queer gothic horror stories 'Parallel Hells', which was published in 2022 by Sceptre Books. Leon discusses her inspirations, aspects of Jewish folklore in her writing and the ways in which some of her stories, written over a seven year period, tie together.To support the work of The Folklore Podcast in collecting and preserving our folkloric heritage for the future, please visit www.thefolklorepodcast.com/support where you can join our Patreon, make a one-off donation and find out more.