193 episodes

Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)!


Hosted by fantasy and Gothic horror writer, Icy Sedgwick, the podcast explores folklore, legends, superstitions, mythology, and all things weird, occult and unusual.

Fabulous Folklore with Icy Icy Sedgwick

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    • 4.8 • 62 Ratings

Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)!


Hosted by fantasy and Gothic horror writer, Icy Sedgwick, the podcast explores folklore, legends, superstitions, mythology, and all things weird, occult and unusual.

    The Folklore of Parsley, a herb for protection, love & death

    The Folklore of Parsley, a herb for protection, love & death

    Parsley has links with death dating to ancient Greece. How is it also linked to both love magic and protection?


    Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore!


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/parsley-folklore/ 


    Rowan and Sage - https://www.rowanandsage.com/


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 14 min
    Interview with Alessandra Pino, co-author of A Gothic Cookbook

    Interview with Alessandra Pino, co-author of A Gothic Cookbook

    In this fifth episode of Fabulous Folklore Presents, I chat to Dr Alessandra Pino, the author of A Gothic Cookbook! In an update since we recorded this episode, the book is now 100% funded, so you're guaranteed a copy if you support the project now!


    You can also get 10% off your pledge with the code 'GOTHICPOD10'.


    We talk about what how food works in Gothic texts, mostly literature but also film, and what A Gothic Cookbook promises!


    Find Alessandra on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sasacharlie/


    https://www.instagram.com/AGothicCookbook


    Find (and back) A Gothic Cookbook on Unbound here: https://unbound.com/books/a-gothic-cookbook/


    Become a Patron for exclusive episodes of Fabulous Folklore at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Support Fabulous Folklore at https://paypal.me/FabulousFolklore


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


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    • 40 min
    Shady Meg: The Burning Witch of King's Lynn

    Shady Meg: The Burning Witch of King's Lynn

    According to King's Lynn legend, the diamond-shaped brick emblazoned with a heart has a connection to Margaret Read, or Shady Meg, burned as a witch in 1590. How does this strange brick fit into this tale of witchcraft?


    Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore!


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/shady-meg-kings-lynn/ 


    Get your tickets for the Folklore Library Fairy Conference: https://bit.ly/fairycon


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 16 min
    Meg of Meldon: Northumberland's Famous Witch

    Meg of Meldon: Northumberland's Famous Witch

    Meg of Meldon is Northumberland's most famous witch. But was she really a witch, or just a hard-hearted businesswoman?


    Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore!


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/Meg-of-Meldon/ 


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 18 min
    Mother Red Cap: The Infamous Witch of Camden Town

    Mother Red Cap: The Infamous Witch of Camden Town

    Mother Red Cap once gave her name to a Camden pub, now known as the World's End on Camden High Street. Was she really a 17th-century witch, or simply a misunderstood old woman?


    Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore!


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/mother-red-cap/ 


    Tickets for The Summer Solstice: Myths and Mayhem of Midsummer talk: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-summer-solstice-myths-and-mayhem-of-midsummer-tickets-323265444647


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 17 min
    The Witch of Wookey Hole: Petrified for All Time

    The Witch of Wookey Hole: Petrified for All Time

    Is the Witch of Wookey Hole really petrified in the famous Somerset cave system? Or is it just an old legend with a life of its own that now sustains a tourist attraction?


    Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore!


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/witch-of-wookey-hole/ 


    Grab your ticket for the Midsummer Day talk: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-summer-solstice-myths-and-mayhem-of-midsummer-tickets-323265444647


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Casablanca Joe ,

Brilliant, bite-sized folklore and legend

A fantastic folklore podcast. Concise, well-researched and Icy Sedgwick is a terrific guide through the weird and mysterious.

FrancinNewcastle ,

Holds interest without need for gimmicks

I learnt a lot about folklore of the UK from it. Even better, Icy holds your interest just by sharing her passion for the subject. She doesn’t use, nor need, music or sound effects.

K@rlos78 ,

Perfect Folklore Tellings

This one will go down as folklore it’s self. Simply a wonderful telling of folklore origins. Icy has a way of delivering these podcasts as snippets and teasers into the world. You don’t need a recommendation from me - just get in there and listen!!

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