19 episodes

Folklore has been used for generations to share stories across cultures. Each week this season Rachael and Mindy, walk the winding path of folklore. They ask how the stories we tell influence today’s culture and how we view women. From murder ballads to fairytales, we discuss the power these stories have over us all. It won’t be just sad but maybe, just maybe, also uplifting.

Femlore Podcast (formally Feminist Folklore‪)‬ Femlore Podcast

    • Philosophy
    • 4.5 • 224 Ratings

Folklore has been used for generations to share stories across cultures. Each week this season Rachael and Mindy, walk the winding path of folklore. They ask how the stories we tell influence today’s culture and how we view women. From murder ballads to fairytales, we discuss the power these stories have over us all. It won’t be just sad but maybe, just maybe, also uplifting.

    Tannakin Skinker

    Tannakin Skinker

    It's our last episode of the season and we are revisiting a tale we've covered before: Tannakin Skinker. This story is like Cinderella, if Cinderella were a pig faced woman who was forced into marriage to get rid of a curse. Kinda close right? 

    The non-profit pairing this week is Girls Inc (https://girlsinc.org/). We will be making a donation, and we hope you do too.

    Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.

    • 33 min
    Thor: The Lay of Thrym

    Thor: The Lay of Thrym

    This week, it's the thunder god and Thursday namesake: Thor. This story is a gender bending one, Thor has to dress up as Freya and pretend to marry someone to get his ""hammer"" back (someone queue Freud). A whole ox and several barrels of ale later, and Thor is still rocking his wedding dress. We have so. many. thoughts. Luckily! we have the wonderful Shu Matsuo Post (@shumatsuopost) author of I Took Her Name to discuss this one with us.

    The non-profit pairing this week is Planned Parenthood (www.plannedparenthood.org). We will be making a donation, and we hope you do too.

    Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.

    • 39 min
    The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of your favorite tale from your childhood, the Little Mermaid. We are so honored to have Maddie of @chunkyandfunkymaddie also give her two cents on this really problematic tale. Side note: did you know that film critics called the Disney character, "a feminist icon?" uhhh... she couldn't speak, so... yea. And yet... feels very on brand for the 90s. Looking at you Zack Morris.

    The non-profit pairing this week is The Loveland Foundation (thelovelandfoundation.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!

    Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.

    • 49 min
    The Lion's Whiskers

    The Lion's Whiskers

    We are back from a short break and ready to get back to telling your favorite problematic tales. This week, we tell the story of The Lion's Whiskers with the wonderful Victoria Anraham of @fabfatfeminist. What's the Lion's whiskers about? Welp, it's made up of 99% patience and 1% whiskers.

    The non-profit pairing this week is the African Wildlife Foundation (www.awf.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!

    Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.

    • 37 min
    The Fox Sister

    The Fox Sister

    Bonus episode time! Since we looooove Spooklore so much we decided to tell you another scary story. This week, in honor of Mindy and Rachael's favorite current binge, Lovecraft Country, we are telling the tale of the Kumiho. Except for this one attacks her family instead of randomly boring men at bars. We won't be dropping an episode on 11/4, so this will have to carry you through until our next episode on the 11th. Oh, and go vote!

    The non profit pairing this week is League of Women Voters (www.lwv.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!  Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.

    • 38 min
    Pinky Pinky

    Pinky Pinky

    Mwahahaha, it’s Spooklore season, Femlore fans! Rachael's favorite kind of season. This year we are kicking Spooklore off with a tale from South Africa. Pinky Pinky is the thing your nightmares are made of and we can't wait to tell you all about him. Listen if you DAAAARE!

    The non-profit pairing this week is HPSA South Africa (www.hpsa.org.za). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!  

    Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

Kristenmeduh ,

I LOVE THIS SHOW!

Everything about this show is amazing from the fact that they pair a charity with every episode to the super realistic reactions to everything. I love how they’re super aware and check themselves when they find themselves running into their own biases. It’s really educational not only on subject matter but on how to have useful discussions with care and insight! Love love love! Thank you for this pod!!!

katyasunshine23 ,

Inspired

This is my absolute favorite podcast. The way they delve into the story and its history is fantastic. You can tell that they are well versed feminists who have done their research. The combination of storytelling and analysis is so thoughtful. Femlore has inspired my past two years of art making. Listening to it helped me find my passion for combining narrative and feminism. I highly recommend this podcast.

Arconna ,

A Fantastic Feminist Show

This is a delightful show that takes a woman's view of folklore and narrative, whether in your favorit Disney film or the wild world of folktales and more. Rachael and Mindey are fantastic hosts, and the content is both nerdy and informative. Plus, you'll probably laugh a few times! :D Give it a listen!

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