35 episodes

A podcast detailing mythical creatures and folklore from across the Black diaspora

By The Fire Podcast By The Fire

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast detailing mythical creatures and folklore from across the Black diaspora

    Episode 30 | Hoodoo In 'The Skeleton Key' (2005)

    Episode 30 | Hoodoo In 'The Skeleton Key' (2005)

    In this episode, I discuss the key themes in The Skeleton Key (2005), including being 'Crossed', and questioning whether you need to believe in order for the magic to work.

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    • 16 min
    Episode 29 | John De Conqueror

    Episode 29 | John De Conqueror

    In this episode, I review the book 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston, and discuss the African American legend: John De Conqueror.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 28 | Anansa and the Ekombi Dance

    Episode 28 | Anansa and the Ekombi Dance

    Anansa is the Efik goddess of the sea, particularly Cross River in Calabar, Nigeria. The Ekombi dance is a sequence that her followers perform in reverence. In this story, I tell of the young Ekpo who falls into the water and becomes a difficult, but willing student.

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    • 6 min
    Episode 27 | 'Zo and the Forest of Secrets' feat. Alake Pilgrim

    Episode 27 | 'Zo and the Forest of Secrets' feat. Alake Pilgrim

    In this episode, I'm joined by Alake Pilgrim, a Trinidadian author, who released her debut book 'Zo and the Forest of Secrets'. Hear us discuss the importance of preserving nature, retaining family remedies and my favourite, the Silk Cotton Tree (and more!).

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    • 35 min
    Episode 26 | Silk Cotton Tree

    Episode 26 | Silk Cotton Tree

    Welcome back to episode 26, where I tell the original story of how curiosity got the better of a young man, who dared approach the Silk Cotton Tree and encountered one of its deadly inhabitants... the Asanbosam.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 25 | Amadioha

    Episode 25 | Amadioha

    Welcome back to episode 25, where I retell the story of two brothers who rely on Amadioha, the Igbo Alusi of thunder and justice, to help them settle their disputes.

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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

EmCozz ,

Very interesting

Always been intrigued by myths and folklore and this podcast has opened a door to learning so much.

The host has a great voice and presentation style. Am looking forward to learning more so will be working through the content.

Thanks,
Ancientblogger

StavrosBoss ,

Happy to finally hear African stories

Keep it up

antjslcirmalcitns ,

Wonderful start to an under-appreciated realm of mythology

The brief podcasts are packed with interesting tidbits and really introduce you to the diverse and interesting world of mythology from the Black diaspora.

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