52 episodes

Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Myth and Magic Neil Mach

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Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

    Leptis Magna

    Leptis Magna

    How did the Phoenician port of Lepitis Magna come to be in a grassy garden in Surrey, England, known as the Folly of Augustus? Rathlin Island is in the news — but where is it? Why would Rathlin be an excellent choice of location for your next fantasy title?

    • 15 min
    Hecate's Supper

    Hecate's Supper

    What is Hecate's Supper? Why should we celebrate the triple-bodied goddess of boundaries on the liminal night of September 16th? Plus, twenty things that people *hate* about fantasy fiction!

    • 18 min
    Amanda Fleet

    Amanda Fleet

    What is adult contemporary fantasy? Interview with Amanda Fleet, author of the Guardians of The Realm series

    • 17 min
    Clootie Wells

    Clootie Wells

    What is a clootie well? Where is Albion? So, you want to write fantasy?

    • 23 min
    Thirteen Treasures of Island Britain

    Thirteen Treasures of Island Britain

    Who were the Fir Bolg and Fomorians? What are the 13 treasures of Island Britain? Also, what are celestial skyfish? Are they an undiscovered species or lifeforms from another dimension?

    • 21 min
    Stiperstones

    Stiperstones

    A visit to Snailbeach, the Stiperstones, and the Diafol. Also, ABCs such as the Beast of Exmoor; and why Catholic monks are associated with witch thimbles

    • 18 min

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