Stories From Lore - A Folklore And Nature Podcast

Stories From Lore - A Folklore And Nature Podcast

Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.

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May 18, 2022 20 sec

Merry Met virtual traveler and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.

We interrupt the usual episodes of 'Stories From Lore', as I have some creative projects that I would like to share with you. Stay and indulge me a while whilst I t...

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Here it is! The seventh episode of Season 3 of the podcast, the last episode of the season but you will be pleased to know I'm already working on Season 4! I know this episode is a little late but last month was a little bit crazy in one way or another. Hopefully this episode finds you well and you will enjoy a little fishy folklore.

This month’s theme is ‘A Fish In The Net’ and for this episode I have some a trip to the beach,...

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Merry Met virtual traveler and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.

The spring is here at last and it's time to start sowing the seeds that will provide food for the table in the summer. This month’s theme is ‘Reap What You Sow’ and for...

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Merry Met virtual traveler and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.

‘Kings Under The HIll' is this month’s theme and for this episode have some ramblings from the hills with a very special guest, the ballad of  ‘Broomfield Hill’, the ...
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Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.

‘The Dreadful Wind & Rain' is this month’s theme and for this episode I have some nature journaling notes for you, a ballad named ‘Windy Old Weather’, the folklor...

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Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.

For episode 3 of Season 3 there was a tie between ‘The Dreadful Wind & Rain' and ‘A Poultry Offer’ and so I made the executive decision to go with ‘A Poultry Offe...

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Merry Met Folks!   Welcome to the second episode of Season 3. I was pleased to hear listeners enjoyed the new format and so I will be continuing with my nature rambles and ballad explorations for at least this season.   For this episode patrons chose, 'Written In The Stars'  and this month I take you on a little stargazing in our local fields, sing a lament to the moon, talk about the folklore found in the night sky and...
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Merry Met virtual traveller!

It's here! It's finally here! Season 3 has arrived and the podcast has had a bit of a makeover. I really hope you will like the new format which includes me taking you on a ramble, singing and of course lots of folklore and a story.

For this episode patrons chose, 'Beneath The Snowy Thorn'  and so I'm taking you on a tour of  my local hedgerows, singing the ballad of Thomas De Rhym...

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For this episode patrons chose the theme of ‘A Knock At The Door’ and so for this episode we are looking at who might be knocking on your door, some famous door knockers and doors to the next life. 

The story from lore for this episode is ‘Stingy Jack’.  I will go on to explore the folklore on your threshold in the form of Victorian legends and hidden doors in the extended version, which is available on my Patreon and the second S...

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Merry Met virtual traveller, hello and welcome to stories from lore a monthly podcast that explores folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller. 

This month patrons chose the theme of ‘Pirates Of The High Teas’ and so for this episode we are taking a voyage across the whale road with the many rogue privateers and pirates who have made it into the legends and mytholog...

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This month patrons chose the theme of ‘Folk From The Mines’ and, so we’re going underground to discover what lurks in the dark caves, mines and even sewers of Europe. In this episode I explore mining superstitions and the spirits and beings that may or may not help you in your endeavours. The story from lore for this episode is my version of ‘The Seven Whistlers’.  

I will go on to explore mine guardians further in the extended ve...

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This month Patreons chose the theme of ‘Sirens Of The Lakes’. There were so many pieces of folklore I came across, during my research, to do with the creatures and beings that dwell in lakes, that I cannot hope to cover them all, that would be an epic episode and so for this episode I am focussing on one that came up most frequently: Lakes Wives. The story from lore for this episode is my original tale which explores the origins of...

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It's Earth Day and what better excuse for a story! 'Three Green Women Of The Hill' is a tale that is very close to my heart and some of you may have heard me tell it before. I thought it was perfect for Earth Day and so I'm sharing a recording of me telling this one live, at one of my online events last year. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoy telling it. It's a story of three ash trees, ethereal beings...
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This month Patreons chose the theme of ‘Lights above The Marshes’ and so for this episode I will be looking at the marshes, fens and Carrs of Britain and the folklore surrounding the wee beasties that live there. The story from lore for this episode is ‘The Tiddy Mun.’

In the extended version of this episode available via my Patreon, I will be looking at Lantern Men, Toad Men and the plantlore of the fens, as well as telling the s...

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Today's episode is a bonus episode which explores the stories and folklore that was handed down to us as children.   My guest today is a friend whom I have met through storytelling and who has been kind enough to agree to share these stories with us. She lived for a while in Naples and has Italian relatives. She has many stories of the way in which Italian culture relates to death and as she is able to speak Neapolitan, she h...

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This month patrons chose the theme of ‘The Dead Do Tell Tales’ and so for this episode I will be looking at the spectre of death and the folklore surrounding the psychopomps and harbingers of death. The story from lore for this episode is ‘The Singing Bone.’

Due to the nature of the subject covered in this podcast I would recommend this as adult listening and that you should listen through first before listening with younger membe...

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Season 2 is here and from this season on episodes will be released monthly and on the theme voted for by my wonderful patrons. This month you lovely lot chose 'A Country For Old Hags,' and so the winter witch, creatrix and woman of the land the Cailleach is the subject of January's episode. I look at her connection to the land and the animals on it and tell you the story from lore, 'The Green Lady', a traditiona...

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The humble frog is the subject of episode 7 and brings us to the end of the year and of Season 1. The folklore of this curious amphibian and its cousin the toad plus the terrible truth about those frog prince stories, is accompanied by the story from lore for this episode 'The Well Of The World's End.'

To 'Rewild Yourself Through Story', join me on Patreon for digital zines, audio stories, book reviews, digital...

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Episode 6 takes a look at the seal folk of the sea. The folklore surrounding the Selkie people is well known and their stories are often tragic but their revenge is swift and terrible. In this episode I've combines two stories to create one narrative. The stories of, 'The Selkie & The Seal Catcher' and 'The Selkie & The Fisherman.'

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What is a hob and how do you keep one of these capricious little sprites happy? The folklore of household helpers is the subject of this episode and 'The Hob Of Hart Hall' is the story from lore.

To 'Rewild Yourself Through Story', join me on Patreon for digital zines, audio stories, book reviews, digital downloads, folklore and extended episodes of the podcast.

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