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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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    • 4.6 • 218 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

    BOOK CLUB 04: A Natural History of Ghosts

    BOOK CLUB 04: A Natural History of Ghosts

    Episode 4 of the Folklore Podcast Book Club, originally made as a video for the podcast YouTube channel. Folklore Podcast creator Mark Norman speaks to author Roger Clarke about his classic book 'A Natural History of Ghosts'.
    Watch the original interview on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/FolklorePodcast (http://www.youtube.com/FolklorePodcast)
    Support the preservation of folklore and creation of folklore content at www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (http://www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 34 min
    Episode 92: OLD NORSE MUSIC

    Episode 92: OLD NORSE MUSIC

    Creator and host of The Folklore Podcast Mark Norman is joined by highly regarded musician Einar Selvik, founder of the band Wardruna, to discuss Old Norse music - how it was created and what it meant to the people who played and listened. Einar is one of the world's leading experts in this field and his work is regularly accessed by scholars the world over. We also feature some music from the Wardruna back catalogue.
    To support all of the work of The Folklore Podcast in bringing world-class presenters and folklore resources to a global audience, please consider joining our Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast) page, or making a one-time donation via the Folklore Podcast website (http://www.thefolklorepodcast.com).

    • 47 min
    BOOK CLUB 03: Medieval Folk Tales for Children

    BOOK CLUB 03: Medieval Folk Tales for Children

    Audio only version of the original You Tube interview for episode 3 of the Folklore Podcast Book Club.
    Podcast host Mark Norman discusses the book 'Medieval Folk Tales for Children', published by The History Press, with the author Dave Tonge.
    Dave also performs one of the tales from the book.
    To support The Folklore Podcast and keep us producing regular, free content, please either:
    Join our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast (http://www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)
    Click the donate button: www.thefolklorepodcast.com (http://www.thefolklorepodcast.com)

    • 36 min
    Episode 91: CURSED BRITAIN

    Episode 91: CURSED BRITAIN

    Season 6 of The Folklore Podcast kicks off with a special feature length interview.
    Lecturer and historian Dr Thomas Waters discusses some of the research which comprises his book 'Cursed Britain - a history of witchcraft and black magic in modern times'. Having spent 12 years trawling the case records in order to write this book, Thomas discusses some fascinating aspects of witchcraft belief and accusation which took place far later in our history than we might at first think.
    The conversation also looks at some of the famous practitioners and researchers in the field and covers both tragic and positive events in our history.
    This episode carries a content warning for its discussion of modern day witchcraft and abuse cases.
    To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and access extra content, please click here (http://www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BOOK CLUB 02: Lanny

    BOOK CLUB 02: Lanny

    Tracey and Mark Norman discuss the book Lanny, by Max Porter, published by Faber and Faber. This is an audio version of an episode originally filmed for YouTube. To see the original please visit www.youtube.com/FolklorePodcast (http:// www.youtube.com/FolklorePodcast)and choose the Book Club playlist.
    To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and access bonus content and discussion, please click here (http://www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 18 min
    Episode 90: YEAR WALK

    Episode 90: YEAR WALK

    In the final episode of Season 5 of The Folklore Podcast, released on December 31st, 2020, we are joined by Swedish folklorist Tommy Kuusela to discuss the unique divinatory ritual of the Year Walk, which traditionally took place on this date. We also cover some of the Swedish forest spirits which may be encountered whilst undertaking the walk.
    To support the Folklore Podcast on Patreon and access bonus content, please click here (http://www.patreon.com/thefolklorepodcast)

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

MGP Terps ,

Excellent

I enjoy listening to this podcast and learning about folklore from this part of the world. Professionally done and entertaining you can’t go wrong if you listen.

Ironmike1614 ,

Very well done

The standard show is great and I was pleasantly surprised with the “Family Matters” portion, which I initially intended to skip over.

CajunTech ,

Great show

I love the show for the most part.

However I will say I’m not a fan of the “Family Matters” Roleplaying here. It’s not necessarily bad, it just really doesn’t fit here and is pretty inappropriate at times. I know you did disclaimer it’s and all, but it just doesn’t fit the vibe of your podcast at all, probably better suited to its own separate pod.

As for the main body of the regular show, that’s excellent.

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