30 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. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/femlore-podcast/support

Femlore Podcast (formally Feminist Folklore‪)‬ Femlore Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 240 Ratings

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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. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/femlore-podcast/support

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing A CRISPR Bite Trailer

    Introducing A CRISPR Bite Trailer

    Hi Femlore listeners! While we aren't coming back quite yet, we did want to take a moment to share a show with you that we think you'll love. It's by one of our former producers: Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. She'll take you into the labs where researchers are tinkering with food genes using CRISPR, and help break down the problems those scientists are hoping to solve—and what's at stake. The first episode airs Wednesday September 27th. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Final episode of the season! Continuing our mothers day theme, we have Mia O’Malley (@miaomalley) from (@plussizebabywearing) to talk with us about Rumpelstiltskin.

    The non-profit pairing this week is NEDA (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.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


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    • 38 min
    Snow White

    Snow White

    An oldie but problem-ey? This week as part of our mother's day episodes we have Mindy’s mom, Sharon, on the podcast. We discuss how Snow White influenced her life.

    The non-profit pairing this week is Big brothers, big sisters (https://bbbs.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


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    • 48 min
    Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    This week in honor of Mother’s day we are talking to Rachael’s mom, Paula Howie. We talk about Hansel and Gretel, and how Rachael’s dad was apparently terrified of this story. Makes sense though, there is a lady in the woods waiting to cook children… Good thing Hansel has Gretel around to save the day.

    The non-profit pairing this week is Feeding America (feedingamerica.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

    Please consider supporting us! Leave us a rating or review on your favorite podcasting app, or donate a little something by going to this link: https://anchor.fm/femlore-podcast/support


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    • 40 min
    Dido Queen of Carthage

    Dido Queen of Carthage

    This week we have a very special guest, Alex Stewart AKA @sassyconfetti, a blogger, bedwine founder, and co-host of the podcast Swipe Fat. We talk about Dido, the Queen of Carthage that flees her brother and gets a bunch of great land using an ox hide. Her legacy, though, isn't all positive. 

    The non-profit pairing this week is the American Brain Tumor Association (https://www.abta.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

    Ad Music by Chris Zabriskie.

    Please consider supporting us! Leave us a rating or review on your favorite podcasting app, or donate a little something by going to this link: https://anchor.fm/femlore-podcast/support


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    • 43 min
    Lieutenant Nun

    Lieutenant Nun

    This week we have a very special guest, Anna North, author of Outlawed. We discuss the lieutenant nun, a Spanish nun that made a name by being a brutal conquistador.

    The non-profit pairing this week is the Okra Project (https://www.theokraproject.com). We will be making a donation, and we hope you do too.

    Check out Anna’s book Outlawed at Amazon.

    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

    Please consider supporting us! Leave us a rating or review on your favorite podcasting app, or donate a little something by going to this link: https://anchor.fm/femlore-podcast/support


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Janet?Marty?WhoAreYouPeople!? ,

Love it!

I love this show. So important to be able to critically examine media, even folklore media. I hope this show comes back soon!

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!!!

annieowens ,

Had high hopes

Wanted to like it. I'd been hoping for a podcast like this, discussing lore. One that delves into the origins of fairy tales is a bonus, fem lore?, Even better! What a disappointment. These are two ladies chit chatting about this stuff and barely scratching the surface. I assume the conversational format is meant to be engaging but their speech affectations make them sound sorta - not smart. Rachel dropping the word "right?" after everything she says got annoying fast. "Riiiieeee'?" Ugh.

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