29 episodes

Feminist Folklore examines fairy tales, myths, and legends from around the world through a feminist lens, asking the question: how do the stories we tell about girls and women inform our attitudes about gender, sexuality, and more?

Feminist Folklore Skylark Media

    • Philosophy

Feminist Folklore examines fairy tales, myths, and legends from around the world through a feminist lens, asking the question: how do the stories we tell about girls and women inform our attitudes about gender, sexuality, and more?

    26: Feminist Folklore's Farewell

    26: Feminist Folklore's Farewell

    The final episode of Feminist Folklore is a two-fer. Rachael, and Carlea both share stories of women's enduring supernatural rage: the Banshee, and the Furies. Rachael, Carlea, and Aaron also discuss what the show has meant to them. Thank you, Femlore listeners, for joining us on this wonderful, if sometimes problematic, journey.
    Audio engineering and editing provided by Aaron Crossland. Story Music: "Dead From The Beginning, Alive Till The End" and "Clusticus the Mistaken" performed by Doctor Turtle (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/) . Special thanks to freemusicarchive.org (http://freemusicarchive.org/) and all of the artists on that site for allowing us, and other podcasts like us, to use their music on our show over the years.  

    • 41 min
    25: Crafting for Princesses

    25: Crafting for Princesses

    A woman's work is never done! Especially when she has to take a vow of silence and make shirts for six years straight to free her brothers from an evil spell.  Sounds like a Project Runway challenge from hell!
    Audio engineering and editing provided by Aaron Crossland. Story Music: "Schubert's Sonata in B Flat, D. 960 - II. Andante sostenuto" Performed by David H. Porter (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_H_Porter/) .
    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter @femlorepod and on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast. You can also like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/femlorepod/) and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/538732256498887/). Visit https://feministfolklore.com (https://feministfolklore.com/) for show notes and more. Feminist Folklore is a Skylark Media production.

    • 36 min
    24: Legs! She's Got 'Em!

    24: Legs! She's Got 'Em!

    This week, Rachael shares a classic tale from our back catalog, with all new discussion. It's The Little Mermaid, the tale of a spunky sea lass who just wants to be where the people are. Or does she want a soul? This story may not be quite what you remembered, if you're most familiar with a certain animated children's film.
    Audio engineering by Aaron Crossland.
    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter @femlorepod and on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast. You can also like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/femlorepod/) and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/538732256498887/). Visit https://feministfolklore.com (https://feministfolklore.com/) for show notes and more. Feminist Folklore is a Skylark Media production.

    • 38 min
    22: Not a Girl, Not Yet a Monster

    22: Not a Girl, Not Yet a Monster

    This week, Carlea and Rachael lead with a sad announcement, but there's still a story to share: Medusa. This classic monster's backstory is more disturbing than you might remember, and she's more sympathetic villain than you might expect. Actually, she's less villain than she is victim. But she does have some very rad hair.
    Audio engineering and editing provided by Aaron Crossland. Story Music by Premiumbeats.com.
    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter @femlorepod and on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast. You can also like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/femlorepod/) and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/538732256498887/). Visit https://feministfolklore.com (https://feministfolklore.com/) for show notes and more. Feminist Folklore is a Skylark Media production.

    • 37 min
    21: Cinderella But Not

    21: Cinderella But Not

    This week, Rachael shares an early version of Cinderella you may not have heard of. Actually, Cinderella is a version of this story. It's got all the toxic beauty standards and challenging family dynamics you know and love, in a completely different context!
    Audio engineering and editing provided by Aaron Crossland. Story Music by Premiumbeats.com.
    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter @femlorepod and on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast. You can also like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/femlorepod/) and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/538732256498887/). Visit https://feministfolklore.com (https://feministfolklore.com/) for show notes and more. Feminist Folklore is a Skylark Media production.

    • 38 min
    20: Goldilocks' Life of Crime

    20: Goldilocks' Life of Crime

    This week, Carlea shares a version of "The Three Bears" that may not be quite as familiar as the tried-and-true story. What if the person who stole from the bears wasn't a cute, little blonde girl? Is this story a cautionary tale about privilege, or a takedown of the right to property? Or both? Or neither???
    Audio engineering and editing provided by Aaron Crossland. Story Music by Premiumbeats.com.
    Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter @femlorepod and on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast. You can also like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/femlorepod/) and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/538732256498887/). Visit https://feministfolklore.com (https://feministfolklore.com/) for show notes and more. Feminist Folklore is a Skylark Media production.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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The names says it all

If you are looking for a podcast which examines folklore, fairytales, and traditional narrative through a feminist pence with a touch of humor, you have found it.

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