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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, 70 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

    Bonus Content 03: Folklore in Gaming

    Bonus Content 03: Folklore in Gaming

    Following on from our foray into roleplaying games with bonus content adventures for the folk horror games of Solemn Vale and Shivering Circle, we explore the subject in more detail.
    How is folklore represented in the tabletop gaming environment? Is it all monsters and creatures, or are there other approaches which look more into our social history? What makes for a strong narrative dynamic and do these techniques draw on the oral storytelling which transmitted folklore in the first place?
    In an interview recorded for the 2020 Archaeogaming Convention hosted by the Archaeological Fantasies podcast, we are joined by game developer Matthew Dawkins and GM storyteller Tom Murr to examine this area.
    To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and get uncut access to video versions of our interviews as well as much more extra content, please visit www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast

    • 48 min
    Episode 78: EXORCISM

    Episode 78: EXORCISM

    Sensationalised by Hollywood, the reality behind the rituals and practices of exorcism is somewhat different. Historian Dr Francis Young joins podcast creator and host Mark Norman to discuss the approach taken in medieval times, representations of the rituals in folklore and more.
    Francis also offers the following book recommendations for further reading:
    A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity, and A History of Anglican Exorcism (by himself)
    The Devil Within (Brian P. Levack)
    The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts (Owen Davies)
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    • 41 min
    Episode 77: MIDSUMMER THROUGH MIDSOMMAR

    Episode 77: MIDSUMMER THROUGH MIDSOMMAR

    Released on Midsummer Day 2020, Folklore Podcast creator and host Mark Norman introduces a look at the festival through the lens of the folk horror film Midsommar. Mark discusses some aspects of the festival and presents two pieces by volunteer researchers Joana Varanda and Pola Schiavone. The first of these discusses a theory that the narrative construction relates to the cards presented in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. In the second, the role of food as a ritual within both the film and the festival is examined.
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    • 39 min
    The Austringer Episode 4

    The Austringer Episode 4

    Our adventure at The Shivering Circle concludes, and you get to hear what happened after the team left Hoddesham.
    Storyteller: Howard David Ingham
    Guest Players: Hjalmar Norden and Jenny Bremberg
    Produced in collaboration with Red Moon Roleplaying
    Music written and performed by Kai Engel. Used under a Creative Commons Licence from freemusicarchive.org
    Support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon to keep our content free and the show viable. www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 46 min
    The Austringer Episode 3

    The Austringer Episode 3

    The penultimate episode of our Folk Horror storytelling game, The Austringer. Eric Higginson, the presenter of 'World of the Strange' arrives to film his segments for the programme on The Shivering Circle. And things continue do, indeed, get strange.
    Please note that this content is not suitable for children.
    Storyteller: Howard David Ingham
    Produced in collaboration with Red Moon Roleplaying (http://www.redmoonroleplaying.com)
    Music by Kai Engel, under a Creative Commons License from freemusicarchive.org
     

    • 51 min
    Episode 76 - VAESEN

    Episode 76 - VAESEN

    All over the world, and throughout the ages, people have been convinced that we are not alone on this earth. That other creatures exist in our world, alongside humans and animals and that even though they may resemble us, they are entirely different beings, neither human nor divine but representing something else. They have been known by many names and take many forms.
    So begins the Introduction to the book 'Vaesen', by Swedish author and illustrator Johan Egerkrans. On this episode of The Folklore Podcast, Johan joins podcast creator and host Mark Norman to discuss his research into the Swedish creatures of myth and folklore known as the Vaesen.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Purplehairglitter ,

Highly recommended. Well researched and good voice

Voice is personal opinion I know but I have to say the pace , tone etc, is a pleasure to listen to. Even when guests are on it’s a comfortable listen as many podcasts are too noisy and fast. Fascinating topics covered and sources are given etc. Seems to me as a ‘non academic’ to be well put together and a valuable resource for the future. Thank you for helping me to relax -perfect bedtime listening.

Nigel Bundy ,

Nigel bundy

I love this podcast which brings folklore to life. The great rich legacy of the world's folklore given for us to enjoy. Mark Norman is the best guide through this world. I am a member of the ghost club est. 1862 and I recommend this podcast to the members.
Please listen to this podcast.

Beekid ,

Charms and childbirth

This was very interesting and different well done

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