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Every episode focuses on a different famous mythological figure. Through atmospheric story-telling we learn the condensed origins of folklore tales from all over the world, and also take a look at varying interpretations, cultural differences, and how the stories have influenced other media. Hosted by Bob Shoy. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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For the final episode of Known For (for now?)... We take a look at the entire filmography of the late Chadwick Boseman. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy bonus Four and One More eps at: https://bobshoy.bandcamp.com/ Support at: https://www.patreon.com/bobshoy -Part of Th…
 
Bob and Rebecca talk about their favourite Disney Animated Classics. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy more Four and One More eps at: https://bobshoy.bandcamp.com/ Ending music 'Goodbye So Soon', from Basil The Great Mouse Detective Support at: https://www.patreon.com/bobshoy -Part of The Bob Shoy Podcast Network- Visit http://www.bobshoy.com to…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Brad Pitt. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Chadwick Boseman - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy bonus Four and One More eps at: https://bobshoy.bandcamp.com/ Support at: http…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Natalie Portman. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Brad Pitt, and Chadwick Boseman - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy bonus Four and One More eps at: https://bobshoy.bandcamp.…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Denzel Washington. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Natalie Portman, and Brad Pitt - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy bonus Four and One More eps at: https://bobshoy.bandcamp…
 
Folklore from West Africa, specifically the areas of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin, that originate from the Ewe, Akan, Ashanti and Dahomey people. The story on this episode tells of the Adze, a creature with the ability to travel as a firefly to sneak into houses and drink the blood of children. Aside from the Adze, two other African vampir…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Pam Grier. What is she known for? What should she be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Denzel Washington, and Natalie Portman - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy bonus Four and One More eps at: https://bobshoy.bandca…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Keanu Reeves, in a bumper length episode. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Pam Grier, and Denzel Washington - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com Buy bonus Four and One More eps at:…
 
Folklore from Eastern Europe, specifically Romania and Croatia. The first of two episodes dedicated to vampire folklores. This episode looks at Strigoi, the inspiration for the most famous vampire of all; 'Dracula', from the novel by Bram Stoker. There is a retelling of the opening chapters of 'Dracula' on this episode, as well as the real-life Cro…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Marion Cotillard. What is she known for? What should she be known for? and what were our faves? (+ lots of bad pronunciation attempts) Coming up next - Keanu Reeves, and Pam Grier - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy f…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Arnold Schwarzenegger. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? (+ lots of bad impressions and classic clips) Coming up next - Marion Cotillard, and Keanu Reeves - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See ac…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Liv Tyler. What is she known for? What should she be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Marion Cotillard - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Leonardo DiCaprio. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Liv Tyler, and Arnold Schwarzenegger - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Sigourney Weaver. What is she known for? What should she be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Leonardo Dicaprio, and Liv Tyler - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Laurence Fishburne. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Sigourney Weaver and Leonardo Dicaprio - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Cate Blanchett. What is she known for? What should she be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Laurence Fishburne, and Sigourney Weaver - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Sam Rockwell. What is he known for? What should he be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Cate Blancett, Laurence Fishburne and Sigourney Weaver - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
We take a look at the filmography of Meryl Streep. What is she known for? What should she be known for? and what were our faves? Coming up next - Sam Rockwell, Cate Blancett, and Laurence Fishbourne - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we watch, and hidden gems. Contact at knownforpod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
For our first ever episode we take a look at the filmography of Tom Hanks. What is he known for, and what should he be known for. We watched every single Tom Hanks film. Still finding our groove a little on this one, bear with us! Coming up next - Meryl Streep, Sam Rockwell, and Cate Blancett - let us know your favourites, ones you recommend we wat…
 
The episode is all about the snake spirit river God; NyamiNyami, who lives within the waters of the Zambezi river, that runs between the African countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The story on this one is a retelling of actual events that occurred around the construction of the Kariba Dam in the 1950s. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiv…
 
This festive episode of Five Minute Folklore takes a look at La Befana - the Christmas witch of Italy, who visits children to delivery gifts of the eve of Epiphany. There are many similarities between her and the more modern Santa Claus, although she is much more closely tied to the traditional Christian Christmas story. Contact at fiveminutefolklo…
 
This episode features two stories; both longer than usual, from two different African countries - Sudan and Libya. The Sudanese story of Fatma Al Samha, or Fatma The Beautiful if one of the most well known folklores in the ahaji style, and the story of Fatoom is a very strange Libyan tale that I have barely any information on. Contact at fiveminute…
 
Folklore from Estonia - The legend of Suur Tõll, otherwise known as Toell the Great, or Tyll the Giant, who defends his island of Saaremaa, alongside his wife Piret, against the attacking hordes, the evil Warlord, and his rival, Vanatuhi, The Old Vile One. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy for …
 
This episode is all about the guitar-playing, hair-braiding, sombrero-wearing, El Sombrerón, from Guatemalan folklore. His music can mesmerise young girls, as he attempts to woo them, and possibly steal their souls... Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Maori folklore from New Zealand on this episode - we take a look at the Taniwha, the protective, or dangerous, water-dragons. This episode explores Maori beliefs and superstitions, taniwhas role as a monster or protector, and it’s similarities to other myths, monsters, and even dinosaurs. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklo…
 
This episode explores the heroic Iranian folklore character of Arash The Archer. He is a symbol of sacrifice and bravery in Persian culture, and his story has been told for many, many years. We look at the many variations of his tale, his importance to Iran, and who he is in relation to other Persian folklore figures. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@…
 
Folklore from the Philippines. The Tikbalang is half-man, half-horse, and dwells within the forests to trick travellers into losing their way. This episode looks at the many variations of Tikbalang beliefs, possible sightings, and origins possibly coming with the Spanish conquistadors, or through Hindu imagery. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.c…
 
Mexican folklore. La Llorona, or The Weeping Woman, has been told in many variations across generations. There are a few versions of the tale on this episode as well as a look at similarities to Greek and Aztec folklores, and how the stories have endured until this day. Is La Llorona merely a ghost story to scare children, or something more...? Con…
 
Folklore from the north of England, and my most requested topic - Boggarts. Includes the stories, 'The Farmer and The Boggart', and 'The Legend of Boggart Hole Clough'. I also talk about superstitions, appearances in fantasy media, and The Grizlehurst Boggart. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy …
 
This episode looks at Headless Horseman stories from all over the world. From the oldest stories of the Dullahan in Ireland, and the German horsemen written down by the Brothers Grimm, to Ichabod Crane and The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
This week we're taking a look at the world's oldest religious symbol - The Rainbow Serpent, from the indigenous cultures of Australia. It is an aboriginal creator God whose first images appeared over 6000 years ago. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Welsh Folklore this week. The stories of Ceridwen the Enchantress, and Taliesin the Bard were too connected to split into separate episodes, so I will be talking about both on this one. Pagan beliefs, ancient texts, and Arthurian connections. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op…
 
This episode is all about the villainous Russian folklore character - Koschei The Deathless. I retell the classic story 'The Death Of Koschei The Deathless,' and we talk about some other Russian stock characters; Baba Yaga, Prince Ivan, and Marya Morevna. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
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