Folklore Friday

Folklore Friday

Welcome to Folklore Friday, where I discuss the world’s Folklore, Myths, Legends, and superstitions. I explore what these stories meant to the cultures that shared them. Also the different uses of Lore in our modern entertainment and the history of it all. Join me and some friends as we discuss Lore in History, and review television and film that feature supernatural, or Folkloric elements.

Episodes

August 22, 2021 36 min

We went on Seattle’s worst Ghost Tour! For our anniversary we went to Seattle and one of our little adventures was going on a Ghost Tour. It was my fourth Ghost Tour and Kris’s second. In this episode, we talk about the good ghost tours we have been on and why we liked them, and all the reasons the one in Seattle was so terrible. By terrible we mean, crass, long-winded, inappropriate, wildly contradictory opinions, and more. If you...

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The couple that inspired The Conjuring universe is what this episode is all about. The first half of the episode is about Ed & Lorraine and their journey to becoming the grandparents of paranormal investigations. Including highlights of their most notable cases, and accusations. The second half is about the Occult Museum, and some of their oddities. Especially the famous Annabelle doll.

Question of the day:

Do you think the ...

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July 16, 2021 48 min

Following Our Birthday History episode, we wanted to review this movie. Happy Death Day is my favorite type of Horror Movie, Comedy Horror of course! Join Kris and I as we review this movie, talk about our favorite parts of the movie, share Behind the Scenes moments, and some things you may have missed.  Also hear about how the main actress had one of the most liberating experiences of her life, while on set!

Be sure to leave a re...

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Ever wonder where Birthday candles come from? In this episode I do a quick overview of the origins of traditional Birthday celebrations. I also talk a little bit about my Birthday and  a new recipe for a peanut butter and jelly cream pie I tried.

Cake or Pie? Which do you prefer for your Birthday (if you celebrate) Cake or Pie? Which flavor, or do you choose a different dessert? Let me know! You can message me on Instagram https:...

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June 11, 2021 63 min

Do you ever wonder what the difference between Supernatural vs Paranormal is? Or Fantasy vs Sci Fi? Well put on your seatbelts because in this episode Kris and I do a deep dive of these types of Genres in Fiction.

 

|00:38 - 03:25|

 Everyday Folklore “Step on a Crack Break your Mother’s Back”

 

|06:30|

Supernatural Storytelling

 

|MUSICAL CREDIT|

“Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records

“Tragic Story”  by Myuu

SOUND CREDIT

...

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It has been a year since I started this podcast! In one of the worst years 2020 I was able to start this podcast and it saved my sanity!! I'm going on hiatus till June to take a breather, adjust to my new job, and work on some personal projects. I will back in June with new episodes.

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February 28, 2021 46 min

Did you know that cupid wasn’t a baby at all?  He was actually a handsome Greek God. In this episode I am joined by my husband as we go over the story of Cupid and Psyche. PS I usually do an Everyday Folklore but this episode took more time than expected, so I did not have one but I will next time :)

MIN MARKERS:

00:40 Shout out to my listeners

01:46 What we knew about Cupid before researching.

07:20 Our dramatic reading of The...

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February 12, 2021 71 min

Happy Valentine’s Day! In this episode I am joined by my life long friend Sarah. She always makes me laugh and has good perspective to bring to the table. This Holiday was really fun for me to learn about. We discuss the dark origins of the Holiday including Lupercalia, and St. Valentine. We also talk about how the Holiday changed over the years, and sweetheart candy hearts, and how the heart shaped chocolate boxes became popular. ...

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February 12, 2021 45 min

Self explanatory in this episode I am joined by my friend Holly as we review the TV series A Discovery of Witches.

| MUSIC CREDIT |

“Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records,

“Heaven and Hell” by Jeremy Blake

| DIALOGUE CREDIT |

INTRO

"A werewolf can be killed only with a silver bullet?"

- THE WOLFMAN

"Because I'm the chosen one and there are vampires"

- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (film)

"You in danger g...

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A Discovery of Witches has soooo much to cover that I have split this review up into 3 parts. |

| MIN MARKERS |

|1:30 | Everyday Folklore, Broken Mirrors

| 6:10 | Beginning chit chat and banter

|11:00|  Review of A Discovery of Witches, part 2

|INFO REFERENES| Everyday Folklore, If you break a mirror you get seven years bad luck.|

https://www.twowaymirrors.com/mirror-superstitions/  |   

https://www.framemymirror.com/5-super...

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I have been in love with the All Souls trilogy for six years. I couldn't be more thrilled that they made a TV Series, and it is top notch for sure. I am joined by my friend Holly for this episode to review the TV series, A Discovery of Witches. It can be found on Sundance, Shudder, or on DVD.

Min Markers

| 01:15 |  Ef Cats have 9 lives

| 05:00 | Chit Chat

| 10:47 | Review of A Discovery of Witches.

| REFERENCES |

Everyday...

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January 11, 2021 39 min

My first solo episode. The history of New Years Eve, traditions from around the world, and some thoughts on why we want to celebrate New Years Eve.

| TIME STAMPS |

Everyday Folklore | 00:40-04:54 |  Opening Chit Chat |  04:55 - 11:30 |  New Years Episode |  11:33 - end |

| MUSIC CREDIT | 

“Skeleton Dance” by Myuu, “Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records, "Auld Lang Syne" by Jingle Punks | 

| REFERENCES | 

Black Cats |

...

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January 2, 2021 47 min

In the follow up episode to Ep:22 Lore of Gremlins, we review the films Gremlins 1 and Gremlins 2, The New Batch. Check this episode out for some fun facts about the films and our take on them. |

| TIME STAMPS |

   | Everyday Folklore: The Christmas Tradition of Holly | 1:15 - 6:40 | Musical Credit: "Tragic Story" by Myuu |

 | Intro and Chit Chat | 6:40 - 10:18 |

| Gremlins Review | 10:18 - end |

| MUSIC CREDIT |

“Hea...

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December 18, 2020 22 min

In WWII tales of little mischievous creatures that caused havoc in flight bomber engines. Yes the gremlins that the movies were based on were an actual legend from British aircrafts in the 1940’s.

Time Stamps 

 

| 00:40 | Everyday Folklore, Krampus

 

| 04:47 | A Weird Dream I Had

 

| 10:00 | The History of Gremlins |

 

REFERENCES

 

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/11/24/the-gremlins-originate-with-the-pilots-of-royal...

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November 13, 2020 35 min

Happy Friday the 13th, that's a thing right? Tune in to this episode to find out the history and origin behind why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky. I am joined by my wonderful husband Kris in this episode.

| Music Credits |

|“Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records, |“Skeleton Dance” by Myuu, and “Long Note Four” by Kevin Macleod.|

|References|

The Knights Templar

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/05/160512-f...

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November 6, 2020 41 min

Although 2020 is terrible, my husband and I tried to have a festive Halloween season, with many movies and shows. Here is a what we watched in October, and a few quick thoughts on each thing.

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Music Credits

- “Skeleton Dance” by Myuu

- “Heaven and Hell” by Jeremy Blake

- “Easy Trip Trap” by The Brothers Records

- “Long Note Four” by Kevin Macleod

 

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October 31, 2020 22 min

Do you know where the Jack-o-lantern came from? I didn't before doing research for this episode. Join me and my husband Kris as we read some spooky stories about Stingy Jack, Will o the Wisps, and top it off with some Jackolantern History. 

      -    REFERENCES

   | https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a22544/facts-about-pumpkins/  

   | https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12865/whats-origin-jack-o-lantern...

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October 16, 2020 67 min

Ever wonder about the History of the Ouija Board? Or were you to scared to even learn about it? There are so many superstitions surrounding this simple board game. But what most people don’t know is for over 100 years this was something that the American Public embraced and saw as a positive experience. If you want to find out how that changed, take a listen. I am joined by my friend Cecilee for this episode.

Be sure to heck out t...

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October 9, 2020 79 min

The new Nancy Drew is awesome!! We discuss the show Nancy Drew how it compares to the original book series, and how the characters are relatable for today's audience. 

Episode Segments: 

01:55 Everyday Folklore

05:30 Get to know my guest

13:52 Nancy Drew, Review

 

Music Credits:

“Skeleton Dance” by Myuu

“Pooka” by Kevin MacLeod

“Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records

Show clips, from the show Nancy Drew by The CW

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October 2, 2020 78 min

Join Kris, Ceceilee, Nathan and I as we discuss the Folklore of Ghosts.

00:40 - 05:10 Everyday Folklore

05:10 - 11:00 Catch up chit chat

11:00 Ghost Lore

References: 

https://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/types-of-ghosts

https://hauntedoc.com/types-of-hauntings/

Music Credits:

“Tip Toes” by Myuu, and “Easy Trip Trap” The Brothers Records.

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