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Folklore: Beliefs, traditions & culture of the people. Traditional folklore themes from around the world. One episode each month features a special guest from the field of folklore. Recalling our forgotten history, recording the new. The Folklore Podcast

The Folklore Podcast Mark Norman

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    • 4.8, 54 Ratings

Folklore: Beliefs, traditions & culture of the people. Traditional folklore themes from around the world. One episode each month features a special guest from the field of folklore. Recalling our forgotten history, recording the new. The Folklore Podcast

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4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

I have none. ,

Fascinating - scholarly, but chatty and popular culture too

This is a great podcast, it talks to the experts, so it's really got details and they're always more interesting than stuff gleaned from the internet. It's grounded in that research, this makes it a cut above the rest. But it's also very interested in popular culture - after all that's folklore too - so it's entertaining. If you listen to HP Podcraft, Hypnogoria, this is for you. Not as chatty as HP Podcraft, and not based just on literature, but also on actual events - such as Geoff the Talking Mongoose. I kid you not. I actually want Geoff the Talking Mongoose as a pet.

sepukangri ,

Dry, dull, wordy academia, when one was led to expect vibrant story telling

One is lead to expect story telling: instead one gets dull waffle by presenters who are attempting to be academic and erudite about stories that they do even tell..I apologise if I have missed the point or stumbled by chance across the only poor episodes. I only managed to listen to three ,all of them ponderous and dull. Episode 1 is tropical;; we were told 20 or more times.how fascinating and interesting was the subject, a newly emerging folklore figure, but not a single interesting, fascinating or even memorable comment was made. The co-presenter then had the gall to ask where one could read or hear more, which gave his colleague the chance to launch into a litany of her own articles and future publications.

FolkYeah ,

Adore

I absolutely love this podcast and literally jump around for joy when a new episode is released.

The content is great and always so well-researched and interesting, the guest speakers are always top-drawer and the subjects covered are varied enough to keep the podcast fresh and exciting while still remaining loyal to the theme.

Keep up the good work!

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