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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from Japan—strange superstitions, folklore and folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.
 
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. We are coming back to the podcast airwaves in October 2020.
 
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future. Podcasts are av ...
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
Transmission Folklore is an urban fantasy audio drama podcast produced by the Lavender Lemonade Collective about a road trip that is technically a kidnapping, running from a murderous siren, and the intertwined intricacies of LGBTQIA+ identities and magic. Transmission Folklore is a Lavender Lemonade Collective production. You can support LGBTQ+ art by LGBTQ+ artists by donating at www.patreon.com/lavenderlem or www.ko-ki.com/lavenderlem ! Check out our website at www.transmissionfolklore.co ...
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated investigators, authors and experiencers from various fields including UFOlogy, Cryptozoology, Paranormal, True Crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join us every Thursday at 7pm PST as we delve into the unknown. Visit us at intothefrayradio.com
 
Fabled Collective is a bi-weekly podcast that explores mysteries, legends, myths, lore, ghosts, and fairy tales. Investigation of these tales of woe often reveal grim details that have been long hidden in the dark corners of history. Every story is a mix of both fact and fiction, and so are our episodes. We'll tell you a story, and then we'll tell you the truth. And to be perfectly honest, sometimes even our best fiction isn't as riveting as the facts.
 
Sit by our fire and hear tales of old and recent accounts of real beasts and monsters you thought only lived in your nightmares. Travel through the dark forest to join us each Tuesday at 8pm central, ​we promise to fuel your nightmares and entice your mind with wonder. Become our Patreon for exclusives and a more immersive experience: https://www.patreon.com/thecaravanoflore Check out our merchandise on threadless! https://thecaravanoflore.threadless.com/designs/caravan-logo
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, Britian's longest running horror podcast! Coming to you from the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a comfy armchair by the fireside to talk of all things weird and wonderful. Here we discuss strange cinema and spooky television, explore weird fiction and delve into the mysteries of folklore. Plus we also regularly gather by the fireside to hear readings of some classic tales of the strange and the macabre.
 
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
 
Mancy is a podcast about how magic has shaped human history and our culture, including pop culture. It features spoken word poet RJ Walker and psychic Elle Alder. They explore different "-mancies" which are different methods of divination. Each episode features stories of magic and Elle attempts to replicate the method researched by RJ. They also attempt to use these mancies in a more contemporary way to reflect the struggles of our time.
 
Let's take a trip. Small town, USA. This is where the pulse of the paranormal resides. There are thousands of stories and experiences out there. Some have been told, and retold hundreds of times, and some are kept hidden, known only by the people that live there; this is where we come in. We're exploring the untold, and breaking down the overly familiar. Journeying through the one stoplight towns and discovering local urban legends, myths, lore, and paranormal episodes. Researching the backg ...
 
A folklorist, an ethnologist and a philosopher walk into a podcast. Welcome to a semi-academic hangout where the questions are more important than the answers. Hosted by Charlotta Rosenberg, Marianne Robertsson and Arwen Meereboer. Follow us on social media! @queerasfolklore on twitter, @queerasfolklorepodcast on instagram and subscribe via your podcatcher of choice!
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. You will learn a lot just by listening -- but if you call in and your call is selected, you will get a free consultation from two of the finest workers in the field, cat yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
 
Superstition. It is the unfounded belief in the supernatural; in things we do not understand. To be superstitious is to justify the occurrences we cannot see.Superstitious is a bi-weekly podcast that seeks to explore superstitions, their origins and places in history, and to seek out what contemporary superstitions are still knocking at our doors.
 
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees: Real-life ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends from haunted Wales. Join Mark Rees - "arguably Wales' leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history." (Western Mail) and author of book such as Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales and The A-Z of Curious Wales - for a fascinating journey through the weird and wonderful history of Wales and the world. From 'most haunted' Welsh castles to fairy-filled forest ...
 
Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast. As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural ...
 
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Witch trials came to an end after 1711. But in the decades that followed, hushed into small, catholic communities in the Irish countryside, fear of the supernatural was growing. And 1895 brought the most infamous execution of a suspected fairy ever to take place – the burning of Bridget Cleary in County Tipperary . . . READ THE PODCAST SCRIPTSOURCE…
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible. Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, and they have over 100,000 titles available for download! Visit audibletrial.com/TheSkaldsCircle to begin your trial and download your free audiobook today! It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to…
 
Halloween Folklore and Traditions of Wales: How to celebrate Nos Calan Gaeaf, the Welsh Halloween Join cultural adventurer Mark Rees (author of Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales etc.) on this journey in search of the curious, dark, and at times macabre history and folklore of Nos Calan Gaeaf, the Welsh Halloween. One of three spirit nights, it was …
 
Bestselling author Joanne Harris joins Mark Norman, the creator of The Folklore Podcast in a discussion of the importance of folklore, storytelling and her brand new book Orfeia - the third in a series of folklore-rich novellas constructed as reworkings of some of the Child Ballads. At the end of the episode, as a bonus feature, Joanne herself read…
 
This week Gayatri Patel of CARE.org joins us for a Nepalese story called Don Cholecha. The story involves a goat, a little girl and of course an elderly couple that happen to be demons. Don Cholecha is a story about a girl that never gives up, and eats food vomited by a goat. Something we can all (mostly) relate to. The non profit pairing this week…
 
This week on WTFolklore we have a bite-sized Spooklore for you all, as we read The Sleeping Prince from Suriname. We'll be back next week with a double-stuf explosion of Spooklore! Suggested talking points: Big Ol' Horse Brawl, Mystery Spook Flavors, Spiders ready for War, The Whimbus did Speak, The Bone Age If you'd like to support Carman's artist…
 
Yuurei are Japanese ghosts and they come in quite a few varieties, from the protecting shugorei to the vengeful and very dangerous onryou. Kahada Koheiji is an example of a male onryou. You can also find me on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyJapan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncannyjapan/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura …
 
Michael Slouber's new book A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses: Tales of the Feminine Divine from India and Beyond (University of California Press, 2020) surveys the diversity of India's feminine divine tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess narratives from different regions. As the first such …
 
You've probably heard about the banshee, announcing deaths with her keening cry. But what of the 'washerwoman of the ford', the Bean Nighe? She haunts rivers and pools in Scotland and Ireland. But who is she and why is she an omen of death? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [h…
 
Seals have been an integral part of coastal life in Ireland for generations, and as such there exists a large body of tradition, belief and narrative regarding them. They were described in tradition as being enchanted people, wise women, fallen angels and drowned (or indeed reincarnated) fishermen, and encounters with them often relate how they wou…
 
A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever. The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient…
 
**This episode of Transmission Folklore has content warnings for the following-- family arguing, discussion of family separation, implied medical and familial transphobia, ableism towards an autistic person, and discussion of emotional abuse.** What do you do when the house you grew up in isn't home anymore? Carter sees his sister and gets some, bu…
 
The Newton MessagePad soap opera from product launch to cancellation, and all that could have been. Check out “Love Notes to Newton” for even more history, interviews, and a great soundtrack. The director, Noah Leon, was interviewed on embedded.fm #262 and the RetroMacCast #440. Steve Jobs quotes: WWDC 1997, EDUCAUSE 1998, Borg-like compliance and …
 
EPSIODE 150: VAMPIRE LORE WITH DACRE STOKER Dacre Stoker, great grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas to talk about those creatures of the night, vampires. An author and scholar of all things vampyr, Stoker has written the only official prequel, Dracul with author J.D. Barker, based on years of rese…
 
You may know Rebecca as a 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier. You might know it as a 1940 adaptation directed by Alfred Hitchcock that won Best Picture. But if you've always wanted a version with Armie Hammer playing the role once occupied by Laurence Olivier, Netflix is on it. The new Rebecca stars Lily James as a woman who becomes the second wife of…
 
Author, Doug Waller is back to share several Bigfoot encounter stories from his latest book, Silent Forest: More Bigfoot Mysteries. This book features personal encounters with the hairy biped from all over the United States, and is full of beautiful color photos from the locations themselves. Listen to Doug's first visit iTF....HERE Get in touch wi…
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible. Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, and they have over 100,000 titles available for download! Visit audibletrial.com/TheSkaldsCircle to begin your trial and download your free audiobook today! It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to…
 
David Byrne and Spike Lee. Two artists with very defined, very distinct, and yet very different, sensibilities — but when you put them together, it works. The theatrical concert film David Byrne's American Utopia, now streaming on HBO Max, is a career-spanning celebration of Byrne's music, both with Talking Heads and his solo work. Director Spike L…
 
​Are you ready to step up into the Caravan as we dive into some paranormal investigation this week, traveler? Join Lady Ann and Heather as they interview paranormal investigator Travis Webb. He was kind enough to share some of his most memorable experiences in the field over the last ten years. Listen in to this special Loretober episode as Travis …
 
We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life. On the first, a man ruins a wedding reception and can't show his face in town again. The second starts with a murder, and then only gets darker. This week's item, the ridiculous umbrella hat: https://myths.link/umbrella -- Sponsors: BetterHelp…
 
Today we're joined by the passionate researcher and activist, Deborah Tavares of StopTheCrime.net.Deborah is a 3rd generation land developer of residential construction and has been self‐employed in a family operated business for over 30 years. She specialized in land feasibility studies, acquisitions and building permit processes, including requir…
 
Cory Henry is a remarkably gifted multi-instrumentalist. Growing up in the church, he started playing the Hammond B3 organ at age 2 and played his first gig at Apollo theater in NYC at age 6. As a professional musician he’s played along side Bruce Springsteen, Boyz II Men, The Roots, Kirk Franklin and many others including the acclaimed group Snark…
 
For roughly fifteen years, an unassuming Russian woman named Tamara Samsonova may have secretly murdered between ten and perhaps as many as fourteen people. When she was finally arrested in 2015, she was sixty-eight years old and just weeks removed from her final, gruesome murder. Her age and the way she dismembered her victims’ bodies led to her “…
 
Shiro provides real solutions through his empathic intuitive gifts (extra-sensory perception and psychic abilities) & taps into your energy to see what is at the core of your needs, which guide him to the answers & solutions to your questions. In this Stone Exclusive Interview, they cover everything from past-lives, past-life regression, psychic en…
 
Shadow Beings feature in cultures and folklore from all over the world and date all the way back to medieval times. Are they inter-dimensional beings, supernatural spirits, or psychic or psychological manifestations? Is an ancient Shadow Being responsible for (shockingly) high rates of teen group suicides on the Native American Pine Ridge Reservati…
 
Sandburg's 'How Bimbo the Snip’s Thumb Stuck to His Nose When the Wind Changed' is an American version of my favorite type of story, a progressive tale - and the first with a traffic directing monkey. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.…
 
Like many of you, the Pop Culture Happy Hour team is socially distancing at home. And we are watching more TV shows and movies than ever before. So that's one of the reasons we are going to start coming to you five days a week. We'll talk about great movies, television, books, music and videogames. So make sure to join us starting Monday, October 2…
 
It's one of the most famous haunted houses in Florida, known as much for the controversies surrounding its ownership and control as the ghost stories coming out of it. But does it fit within the scope of Tripping on Legends and the Haunted Ocala book?Join Christopher Balzano as he explores the haunting, history, and hoaxes of a borderline legend wh…
 
It's one of the most famous haunted houses in Florida, known as much for the controversies surrounding its ownership and control as the ghost stories coming out of it. But does it fit within the scope of Tripping on Legends and the Haunted Ocala book?Join Christopher Balzano as he explores the haunting, history, and hoaxes of a borderline legend wh…
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. We begin this show with a Discussion Panel focussed on the to…
 
The story of the last and largest witch trial ever to take place in Ireland. Read the Podcast Script Sources and Further Reading Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witch Trial, by Andrew Sneddon Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland, by Andrew Sneddon Account of the Trial of Eight Reputed Witches by William Tisdall Satan’s Invisi…
 
Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology and the paranormal. He lives in the hills of Mid-Wales with his family. He is a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and teaches on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He …
 
Our final fairytale from Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" this week is a the tale of three boys on an adventure to realize their greatest ambition. Thanks to our new Pateron Patrons Kaitlyn, Haley and Rachel! Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.…
 
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