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Femlore Podcast (formally Feminist Folklore)

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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@femlorepod

Language:

English

Contact:

4105700566


Episodes

Tannakin Skinker

12/2/2020
It's our last episode of the season and we are revisiting a tale we've covered before: Tannakin Skinker. This story is like Cinderella, if Cinderella were a pig faced woman who was forced into marriage to get rid of a curse. Kinda close right? The non-profit pairing this week is Girls Inc (https://girlsinc.org/). We will be making a donation, and we hope you do too. Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren...

Duration:00:33:52

Thor: The Lay of Thrym

11/25/2020
This week, it's the thunder god and Thursday namesake: Thor. This story is a gender bending one, Thor has to dress up as Freya and pretend to marry someone to get his ""hammer"" back (someone queue Freud). A whole ox and several barrels of ale later, and Thor is still rocking his wedding dress. We have so. many. thoughts. Luckily! we have the wonderful Shu Matsuo Post (@shumatsuopost) author of I Took Her Name to discuss this one with us. The non-profit pairing this week is Planned...

Duration:00:39:09

Thor: The Lay of Thrym

11/25/2020
This week, it's the thunder god and Thursday namesake: Thor. This story is a gender bending one, Thor has to dress up as Freya and pretend to marry someone to get his "hammer" back (someone queue Freud). A whole ox and several barrels of ale, and Thor is still rocking his wedding dress. We have so. many. thoughts. Luckily! we have the wonderful Shu Matsuo Post @shumatsuopost (author of I Took Her Name) to discuss this one with us. The non-profit pairing this week is Planned Parenthood...

Duration:00:49:34

The Little Mermaid

11/18/2020
Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of your favorite tale from your childhood, the Little Mermaid. We are so honored to have Maddie of @chunkyandfunkymaddie also give her two cents on this really problematic tale. Side note: did you know that film critics called the Disney character, "a feminist icon?" uhhh... she couldn't speak, so... yea. And yet... feels very on brand for the 90s. Looking at you Zack Morris. The non-profit pairing this week is The Loveland Foundation...

Duration:00:49:34

The Lion's Whiskers

11/11/2020
We are back from a short break and ready to get back to telling your favorite problematic tales. This week, we tell the story of The Lion's Whiskers with the wonderful Victoria Anraham of @fabfatfeminist. What's the Lion's whiskers about? Welp, it's made up of 99% patience and 1% whiskers. The non-profit pairing this week is the African Wildlife Foundation (www.awf.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music...

Duration:00:37:26

The Fox Sister

10/30/2020
Bonus episode time! Since we looooove Spooklore so much we decided to tell you another scary story. This week, in honor of Mindy and Rachael's favorite current binge, Lovecraft Country, we are telling the tale of the Kumiho. Except for this one attacks her family instead of randomly boring men at bars. We won't be dropping an episode on 11/4, so this will have to carry you through until our next episode on the 11th. Oh, and go vote! The non profit pairing this week is League of Women Voters...

Duration:00:38:30

Pinky Pinky

10/28/2020
Mwahahaha, it’s Spooklore season, Femlore fans! Rachael's favorite kind of season. This year we are kicking Spooklore off with a tale from South Africa. Pinky Pinky is the thing your nightmares are made of and we can't wait to tell you all about him. Listen if you DAAAARE! The non-profit pairing this week is HPSA South Africa (www.hpsa.org.za). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched...

Duration:00:39:21

Don Cholecha

10/21/2020
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 is CARE.org (www.care.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and...

Duration:00:40:59

Queen of Sheba

10/14/2020
This week our guest, model and creative Ushshi Rahman (@ushishi), helps us discuss the Queen of Sheba. A story about a woman who asked a lot of questions, and potentially showed her true self on a glass floor. Our main question, how does one walk on a glass floor? (sounds dangerous)... The non profit pairing this week is United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (www.ohchr.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott....

Duration:00:44:37

Pocahontas

10/7/2020
In celebration of "Indigenous Peoples' Day" we talk to Nicholet of Redstreak Girl about the problematic and her personally complex relationship with Pocahontas. Take a listen as we discuss one of the most famous versions of the story, Disney’s Pocahontas. The non profit pairing this week is National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (niwrc.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland....

Duration:00:48:04

8: Mulan Pt. 2

5/27/2020
Who was Mulan and what does she symbolize beyond just a bad*ss warrior making her name in the emperor's army of Ancient China? This is the second episode in a special, two-part discussion on Mulan with the wonderful Giovanni Santiago--Gio for short--who, like Mulan is a true warrior, and our first male guest! So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating!...

Duration:00:31:41

Quick Announcement

5/24/2020
Hey Femlore Fam, we have an announcement. But don't worry, we are already working on season 2!

Duration:00:01:49

7: Mulan Pt. 1

5/20/2020
Who was Mulan and what does she symbolize beyond just a bad*ss warrior making her name in the emperor's army of Ancient China? We will spend two episodes on Mulan with the wonderful Giovonni Santiago--Gio for short--who, like Mulan is a true warrior, and our first male guest! So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating! Your support, shares, and reviews are...

Duration:00:28:02

6: The Silent Grove

5/13/2020
Mary Stevenson had lived in Berkshire hamlet for all of her 16 years. She met a man, carried his baby, and then she was murdered. This story is based on the popular genre of murder ballads from the United Kingdom and Appalachia. So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating! Your support, shares, and reviews are all greatly appreciated! This week's non-profit...

Duration:00:39:35

5: The Two Volcanoes

5/6/2020
Two volcanoes tower over the valley of Mexico. From each summit you can see the other, through rain or shine. They feel connected and that’s because they are. Join us as we tell the story of the Two Volcanos to commemorate Mexican American culture in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. We love hearing from you, so please share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast, send this episode to a friend, and leave us a review. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us continue creating...

Duration:00:36:55

4: Grace the Bald

4/29/2020
What did the Pirate Queen say to the Virgin Queen? You’ll have to listen along to find out. On this episode, we discuss the life and legend of Grace the Bald aka the Pirate Queen, including her encounter with Queen Elizabeth I. Two women redefining what it meant to be a woman in their male-dominated society. So get your handkerchiefs ready and give it a listen. We love hearing from you, so please share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast, send this episode to a friend, and...

Duration:00:45:27

3: The Al

4/22/2020
Rachael and Mindy explore the myth of Al, a creature that punishes women with the pains of childbirth. The story of Als has roots in Armenia, Mongolia, Iran and Central Asia. So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating! Your support, shares, and reviews are all greatly appreciated! This week's non-profit pairing is Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Join us in...

Duration:00:41:10

2: Clementine

4/15/2020
This week Mindy and Rachael invite their friend Natalie Craig from @natalieinthecity_ to discuss the seemingly innocent tune, Clementine. This song may seem innocent enough but there is much more to this little diddy than you may remember, including the fat shaming version originally performed by Bing Crosby! So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating!...

Duration:00:56:55

1: Swan Princess

4/8/2020
Based on a Tchaikovsky ballet, Swan Lake, Rachael tells a story about a beautiful princess (eyeroll) who is under the spell of a sorcerer. But don't worry, there is a prince who attempts to save the day, and fails miserably. It's a real nail biter, and had us asking, "Wait, did she even ask him to go with her?" Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and, as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep 'em coming! Your support, shares, and reviews are all...

Duration:00:39:02

1: Femlore is BACK, baby!

4/1/2020
Rachael calls in from her bunker in New Mexico (also known as her in-laws house) with some important news! This is not a prank! We will be back in your earbuds next week! Our team has been working hard to move our drop date up and we are excited to announce that the first episode of our new season will drop on Wednesday, April 8. We will then bring you a new episode each week for 9 more weeks! This 10 week season is not an April Fools prank, it is real life and we hope you love it as much as...

Duration:00:03:46