Folklorica

Folklorica

Introducing… Folklorica! A podcast about stories hosted by two people who really like hearing, reading and even telling, you guessed it, stories. We’re your hosts Clayton Steacker and Maggie Boles. We are amateur ethnographers. Gifted googlers. We travel the world (metaphorically because we don’t really have money) and bring back folk tales and legends from far and wide. Have you ever heard the story of the legless knight? Well get ready for that and more! We read, we learn, we discuss, and of course, we struggle to pronounce names. But the important thing is WE TRY. Join us every Thursday for Folklorica! From Straw Hut Media... Show More

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February 25, 2021 63 min
A story from the Azqueltán, Jalisco in Mexico! Read it as it was published in the The Journal of American Folklore in 1912 here: The Bird of the Sweet Song The book Maggie is reading is called How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny O'Dell. Buy it from your local bookstore. Read more about the fight for the rights of the indigenous people of Azqueltán. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Email us at folklori...
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December 24, 2020 58 min
Here we have a very special holiday episode of Folkorica! Clayton reads "Saint Nicholas and The Children" by Cyrus MacMillan from his book Canadian Fairy Tales published in 1922. Read more about St. Nick's sweaty bones. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 11, 2020 71 min
A Maori tale about Bishop George Selwyn and a very cool Tohunga. Read the full text of the story here Listen to that weird folk song that Clayton found Gaze in wonder at the beautiful Mokoia Island Watch our friend's friend, Taika Waititi's TEDx Talk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 2, 2020 60 min
From Italy! Lizard fairies and ungrateful goats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 27, 2020 81 min
Worms. Demons. Suicidal birds. It's a Jewish folktale that inspired a lot of personal stories so naturally we ramble! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 19, 2020 69 min
A story from Japan. Paper cranes. Killer sharks. And our very first guest, Maddy Cross. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 29, 2020 49 min
It's the story of a good little dude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 21, 2020 58 min
Maybe it's not a bad idea to climb into a sack in Iceland. A tale with twists and turns and a good old grey man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 2, 2020 59 min
A tale from Tibet about a real dumb-dumb! Also, our last episode of season 1. What do you want to hear next season? Happy New Year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 26, 2019 42 min
Travel to Catalonia with us as we read uber-cutie Andrew Lang's version of The Water of Life. There will be snarky stones, helpful giants, and talking birds! Wow. What a time to be alive! It's the last episode of the year and the second-to-last episode of Season 1! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 19, 2019 42 min
The Wintu story of a damn good party. Plus.... fish! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 12, 2019 37 min
You know him. You love him. Dionysus, Bacchus or whatever you call him (daddy?). His origin story is what's on our minds today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 5, 2019 33 min
A Scottish tale of warning. Sticky horses! Missing fingers! Backwards hooves! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 28, 2019 49 min
A Russian tale from Alexander Afanasyev. Two knights-- one legless, one blind-- what will happen next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 21, 2019 39 min
She was the patron saint of bearded ladies, abused ladies, trans folk and intersex people. We read the Austrian version of her story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 14, 2019 40 min
The Girl Without Hands is one of those Brothers Grimm fairytales that didn't make the cut for Disney adaptations. We honestly don't understand why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 15, 2019 47 sec
Introducing… Folklorica! A podcast about stories hosted by two people who really like hearing, reading and even telling, you guessed it, stories. We’re your hosts Clayton Steacker and Maggie Boles. We are amateur ethnographers. Gifted googlers. We travel the world (metaphorically because we don’t really have money) and bring back folk tales and legends from far and wide. Have you ever heard the story of the legless knight? Well get...
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