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Folklore: Beliefs, traditions & culture of the people. Traditional folklore themes from around the world. An accessible podcast ranked in the top 0.5% of shows globally, bringing free access to many of the world's experts in folklore, authors, broadcasters and more.

The Folklore Podcast Mark Norman

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Folklore: Beliefs, traditions & culture of the people. Traditional folklore themes from around the world. An accessible podcast ranked in the top 0.5% of shows globally, bringing free access to many of the world's experts in folklore, authors, broadcasters and more.

    Episode 159 - ZOINKS!

    Episode 159 - ZOINKS!

    To coincide with his new book 'Zoinks - The Spooky Folklore Behind Scooby-Doo' going to pre-order, Folklore Podcast creator Mark Norman presents a special episode looking at the way that folklore and the paranormal are represented in Scooby-Doo through the lens of Shaggy and Scooby's favourite thing - food.To pre-order a copy of Zoinks and receive an exclusive set of collector's cards with your order, please visit https://auk.direct/product/zoinks/ (https://auk.direct/product/zoinks/)To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and receive extra content, please visit www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 30 min
    Episode 158: WRITING GHOSTS

    Episode 158: WRITING GHOSTS

    In terms of folklore, ghostly encounters are not about the proof of existence of the supernatural so much as they are about the meaning of the experience to the individual. Folklore is about examining the story, the meaning that it has for the witness, and the way in which that narrative is both transmitted and recorded.We discuss the recording process of ghostly encounters, the 'writing of ghosts' with our guest Amelia Cotter, who has dome precisely this across different genres, including non fiction, fiction and poetry. Amelia is in conversation with correspondent Tracy Nicholas.Visit Amelia online at www.ameliacotter.com (www.ameliacotter.com)To support the work of the Folklore Podcast and to help us to keep making content, please visit our Patreon pages at www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 57 min
    Folklore and Magic Roundtable

    Folklore and Magic Roundtable

    An episode of 'Folklore in the Field' presenting interviews and discussions recorded live at events we attend.This episode features a roundtable discussion on the topic of folklore and magical practice, recorded in association with Crossed Crow Books.Folklore Podcast creator Mark Norman hosts guests:Blake and Wycke Malliway - owners of Crossed Crow Books (www.crosseedcrowbooks.com) and Malliway Bros (www.malliwaybros.com) occult shopJac D Hawkins (http://jaqdhawkins.co.uk/) - author of Elemental SpiritsAlbert Bjorn Shiell (https://www.instagram.com/sussex_pellar/) - author of Icelandic Plant MagicThis discussion was recorded in Reading, UK in March 2024.Support the Folklore Podcast in producing more free folklore content by visiting our Patreon Page (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 56 min
    Episode 157: LINCOLNSHIRE FOLKLORE

    Episode 157: LINCOLNSHIRE FOLKLORE

    Wherever we might be in the world, we find that folklore will always take on very specific regional variations: any area will have both its own unique stories and versions of other tales which have been shaped by local knowledge or events.In the UK, where the country is divided into counties, records vary very much from place to place. The country of Lincolnshire has some fascinating folklore and yet, historically, it has been quite overlooked in terms of collecting and recording these stories.A new project, based at Nottingham Trent University, seeks to redress the perceived imbalance. On this episode of the podcast, creator and host Mark Norman is joined by Dr Anna Milon and Dr Rory Waterman to discuss the folklore of Lincolnshire and The Lincolnshire Folk Tales Project.You can visit the project website at https://lincolnshirefolktalesproject.com/ (https://lincolnshirefolktalesproject.com/)To support The Folklore Podcast and help us to keep going, as well as getting access to extra member content, please consider joining our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 56 min
    Episode 156: TRAUMA AND THE PARANORMAL

    Episode 156: TRAUMA AND THE PARANORMAL

    In this episode of the Folklore Podcast we explore the psychology of trauma and its intersection with alleged paranormal phenomena, with guests Bill and Jaci Kousoulas.For some, paranormal occurrences can be a precursor to later trauma, either on a personal level or on a larger scale. For others, trauma may act as a catalyst from paranormal events and they find after suffering a personal loss or other tragedy that they become susceptible to what we might term supernatural happenings. But what is the psychology between this intersection of trauma and the paranormal? We explore the answer to this question with particular focus on the tragedy of the Point Pleasant Bridge collapse and its connection to the Mothman sightings.To support The Folklore Podcast and access extra content, please visit www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 41 min
    Episode 155: THE FOX IN ASIAN FOLKLORE

    Episode 155: THE FOX IN ASIAN FOLKLORE

    The image of the fox appears in many cultures as a trickster figure, but in Asian folklore there are some subtle differences. The Chinese fox is a symbol of intelligence, and has the ability to shapeshift for example.Exploring the folklore of the Asian countries, with particular reference to foxes, in this episode creator and host of the podcast Mark Norman is joined by New York Times bestselling author Yangsze Choo. Yangsze's novel 'The Ghost Bride' was serisalised and broadcast as a Netflix original series and her latest work 'The Fox Wife' draws on the Asin fox folklore that we explore.Find Yangsze online at https://yschoo.com/ (https://yschoo.com/)To support The Folklore Podcast in all of its work and access additional content, please visit www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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Early episodes are good when it was about specific areas of folklore. Later episodes mostly seem to be interviews with creators who’ve used folklore in their work.

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