Forests, Folklore & Fantasy

Forests, Folklore & Fantasy

Welcome to Forests, Folklore & Fantasy, a podcast exploring the past, the present, the green, and the fantastical. Your host is Kellie (K.M.) Rice, a fantasy author and lifelong student of history and the natural world. In each episode, either solo or with a guest, she explores a variety of topics with the goal of creatively inspiring and educating her audience. Don’t miss out on your weekly dose of whimsy! Follow Forests, Folklore & Fantasy and Kellie’s social media to join the discussion and community of kindred spirits.


February 27, 2024 62 mins
On paper, one would think that a childfree witchy woman and a devout Catholic mother may not have much in common. In this episode, join me and my friend Kaitlyn from Tea with Tolkien to find out just how wrong that assumption is, for we share more than a love of an author and his works. Thank you so much Kaitlyn for being my first-ever guest! Tea with Tolkien: Please follow this podcast, share it, ...
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If you find yourself yearning to connect with your heritage, expand your identity, and deepen your connection with nature, then you are not alone. Let us give names to bone-deep feelings and find our voices as we begin a conversation about belonging to a place while standing at the crossroads of spirituality and history. Please follow this podcast, share it, and visit my other haunts below! Website: My o...
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February 12, 2024 58 mins
While on the surface Valentine’s Day may seem like a modern commercialized gimmick, its roots may go all the way to the third millennium BCE. Join me on this exploration of Mediterranean festivals and customs meant to promote purification, vitality, and fertility. Please follow this podcast, share it, and visit my other haunts below! Website: Patreon: My other links: https://...
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February 5, 2024 57 mins
At its heart, the Fantasy genre represents our modern form of mythmaking. Dismiss these tales at your peril, for within these strange landscapes and symbolic stories of heroism lie the truth of our inner struggles and the depth of our understanding of the world. Website: Patreon: “The Walkers in Darkness”: The Lands Beyond (availa...
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January 29, 2024 47 mins
Learn an overview of the ancient Celtic fire festival known as Imbolc, its link to the goddess and the saint Brigid, and what it represents. Website: Visit the "Offerings" section to view what is in season. My other links: Music from The Lands Beyond by Layne Thomas:
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January 22, 2024 40 mins
Many of us find winter to be challenging for a variety of reasons. In this episode, I provide some context for the dark and the cold in the hopes of helping you reconnect with this season that can be full of rejuvenation if we let it.
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January 16, 2024 55 mins
Meet your host Kellie (K.M.) Rice! In this episode, she shares her background, some anecdotes, and an introduction to what you can expect from this podcast. Please follow this podcast, share it, and visit my other haunts below! Website: My other links: Music from The Lands Beyond by Layne Thomas:
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