31 episodes

Every episode focuses on a different famous mythological figure. Through atmospheric story-telling we learn the condensed origins of folklore tales from all over the world, and also take a look at varying interpretations, cultural differences, and how the stories have influenced other media. Hosted by Bob Shoy. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com

Five Minute Folklore Bob Shoy

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 63 Ratings

Every episode focuses on a different famous mythological figure. Through atmospheric story-telling we learn the condensed origins of folklore tales from all over the world, and also take a look at varying interpretations, cultural differences, and how the stories have influenced other media. Hosted by Bob Shoy. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

A Clansman ,

Never thought I would but ......

This is a great podcast: very well written and very informative. Never thought I would be into this type of material - just goes to show you never know til you try

FolkYeah ,

Folk yeah!

I love this podcast- the stories are always brilliantly told and come from such an eclectic range of traditions.

I love that there is the perfect balance of emotion and neutrality when telling the tales, which, in my opinion, is the making of a great storyteller. One should feel engaged with the characters but the stories should also speak for themselves. In this podcast, the narrator manages to tick both these boxes, making this show highly enjoyable.

My only complaint is that there isn’t enough of them!

Houseoflegendspodcast ,

Well-produced and researched

Bob does an excellent job of researching figures from folklore and presenting traditional stories and beliefs alongside contemporary interpretations. Well worth adding to your library.

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