Feminist Folklore-logo

Feminist Folklore

Arts & Culture Podcasts >

Join us on a journey through the stories we hear and tell everyday, and how they have secret messages. That’s right, gender constructs are all around us [insert Twilight Zone music here]. It’s OK, don’t panic, Carlea & Rachael are here to guide you. And remember, there is no spoon.

Join us on a journey through the stories we hear and tell everyday, and how they have secret messages. That’s right, gender constructs are all around us [insert Twilight Zone music here]. It’s OK, don’t panic, Carlea & Rachael are here to guide you. And remember, there is no spoon.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Join us on a journey through the stories we hear and tell everyday, and how they have secret messages. That’s right, gender constructs are all around us [insert Twilight Zone music here]. It’s OK, don’t panic, Carlea & Rachael are here to guide you. And remember, there is no spoon.

Twitter:

@femlorepod

Language:

English

Contact:

4105700566


Episodes

91: Snotra the Elf Woman

11/29/2018
More
This week, Carlea shares an Icelandic story about a woman who's living a double life, a nosy farmhand, and some mutton. Really, the mutton is important! Pay attention to the mutton! Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “Jolenta Clears The Table” by Doctor Turtle, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter...

Duration:00:48:56

90: An Abenaki Witch Story

11/21/2018
More
This week, Rachael shares a story from the Abenaki people about a dead witch in a tree, and a husband who just won't listen to his wife . . . and pays the price! Audio engineering and story music provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter @femlorepod and on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast. You can also like our Facebook page...

Duration:00:45:38

89: The Tree That Absorbed Tears

11/14/2018
More
This week, Carlea shares a Jewish folktale about a woman in a difficult situation who only has a tree to tell her troubles to. This is why it's important to have friends you can talk to. Or a therapist. Or literally anyone besides a tree. Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “You’re Right, But I’m Me" by Doctor Turtle, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/. Don't forget to rate,...

Duration:00:47:27

88: Introducing American Hysteria

11/12/2018
More
Feminist Folklore is excited to tell our listeners about a new podcast from Skylark Media: American Hysteria! American Hysteria is a podcast exploring our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Host Chelsey Weber-Smith explores the sometimes hilarious, sometimes distressing stories of modern and historical American freak-outs, why we fear the wrong things, and what these bizarre panics might be...

Duration:00:02:23

87: The Bound Children

11/7/2018
More
This week, Rachael shares a Sioux story about a grieving widow who gets her groove back, but doesn't exactly go about it in the best way. Maybe don't murder your children just so you can spend more time with your new boyfriend! Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at [https://flarocque.bandcamp.com](https://flarocque.bandcamp.com). Story music: “You, yourself and the main character" by Komiku,...

Duration:00:42:22

86: Spooklore II: the Spookening

10/31/2018
More
For Halloween, Carlea and Rachael each share a spooky contemporary legend: "The Poison Dress" and "Teke Teke". Join us for tales of glow-ups gone wrong and chance encounters with horrifying consequences. Happy Halloween from Feminist Folklore! Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at [https://flarocque.bandcamp.com](https://flarocque.bandcamp.com). Story music: “Facing It” and “Swimming with the fish" by Komiku,...

Duration:00:53:42

85: Introducing Blackwood

10/24/2018
More
Feminist Folklore is excited to tell our listeners about a new podcast out now from Wondery and Skylark Media: [Blackwood](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blackwood/id1438804143?mt=2)! Five years ago, three teenagers set out to investigate the local legend of their small town, The Blackwood Bugman, and the mysterious disappearances and murders connected to him over the years. But as they soon come to find out, getting too close to the truth can be dangerous. The first two episodes of...

Duration:00:12:05

84: The Witch of Treva

10/23/2018
More
This week, Carlea shares a story from Cornwall about a witch, her skeptical husband, and an impossible test. All we’re saying is, when a woman tells you she’s a witch, believe her! Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at [https://flarocque.bandcamp.com](https://flarocque.bandcamp.com). Story music: “Lucid Awakening” by Parvus Decree, [http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/). Don't...

Duration:00:42:22

83: The Legend of Xunaan

10/16/2018
More
This week, Rachael shares a story from Mexico about a beautiful girl, her warrior boyfriend, and her overprotective mother. Because it's totally super chill to trap your child in a cave just to prevent them from dating, right? Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at [https://flarocque.bandcamp.com](https://flarocque.bandcamp.com). Story music: “Soundtrack” by Komiku,...

Duration:00:36:46

82: The Frog Prince

10/10/2018
More
This week, Carlea shares a classic fairy tale about a young girl who’s forced to marry a slimy suitor just because he helped her out one time. One time! But it turns out if you throw enough frogs against a wall, maybe one of them will turn into a prince. Audio engineering and story music provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! You can follow us on Twitter...

Duration:00:44:44

81: Kakuarshuk

10/3/2018
More
This week we tell you the amazing/confusing story of Kakuarshuk. This Inuit tale has everything: adult babies, trolls using seals as weapons, and of course, motherhood. Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “Nachtwandel” by Andy G. Cohen, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Andy_G_Cohen/. Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License. Obligatory and friendly reminder to rate,...

Duration:00:39:19

80: Aunt Misery

9/25/2018
More
Ok, OK, so the name IS problematic. But! wait until you see who Aunt Misery tricks. Hint: he and Bill Murray did not get along in Scrooged... He also carries scythe. Bottom line, Aunt Misery has. got. it. figured. out. Aunt Misery... teach me. Audio engineering and story music provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Obligatory and friendly reminder to rate, review, and subscribe, please! Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook,...

Duration:00:31:52

79: La Candileja

9/18/2018
More
This week's story is a listener suggestion: La Candelija. This is a "holier than thou" story. Here is the gist: woman raises questionable men, but then she's at fault? Sounds like some fairytale nonsense to us. Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “Maree” by Kai Engel, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/. Obligatory and friendly reminder to rate, review, and subscribe, please! Also,...

Duration:00:40:39

78: La Patasola

9/12/2018
More
This week we bring you the weird/horrific/amazing story of La Patasola (a listener suggestion). La Patasola was married to a tyrant, and when she had an affair the husband killed the other man, and cut off one of La Patasola's legs—and burned their house to the ground (asshole amirite?). In death La Patasola stalks the forests of Colombia looking for her next male victim... Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at...

Duration:00:52:09

77: Yatsuya

9/4/2018
More
This week the femlore ladies welcome Nicky Mandiola, of one of our favorite podcast Malicious Mamas to gather 'round the campfire and tell us a terrifying tale (and of course, because it's Malicious Mamas we must hear a ghost-related story). Nicky tells us the famous Japanese kaidan: Yatsuya. The tale is basically a ghost story and soap opera in one... with a sprinkle of problematic patriarchy on top. Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at...

Duration:01:10:04

76: The Condor Seeks a Wife

8/28/2018
More
"The Condor Seeks a Wife" is pretty misleading, since the condor doesn’t really seek a wife, mostly he just pretends to be something else and then carries a poor, unsuspecting woman away. Real messed up right? Wait, it gets worse. The woman, after having some kids with the condor, just wants to get back to her life. Does she make it back? Listen to find out. Main moral of the story: damn condors, ruin EVERYTHING. Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F....

Duration:00:48:09

75: Guinina

8/21/2018
More
Welcome to problematic central! Next stop this story. This week, Rachael tells us the story of Guinina, a Taino woman from Puerto Rico who falls in love with a conquistador named Don Christobal de Sotomayer (real dude, BTW). Things don't go too well for the couple and they follow the path of another tragic couple before them. This is pretty problematic, so get ready listener! To donate to the charity that Rachael mentioned; ICNA relief go here:...

Duration:00:41:50

74: Two Sisters and their Neighbor

8/14/2018
More
This week, Carlea and Rachael discuss a Mexican folktale called "Two Sisters and their Neighbor". Get ready for for a suuuuuper sex negative tale of judgy neighbors and dying of shame. This story's really got it all: slut-shaming, jars of beans, and disappearing floral arrangements! What more could you ask for? Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “Pachelbel” by Dee Yan-Key,...

Duration:00:39:53

73: Woman and the Veil

8/7/2018
More
It's a story everyone knows: boy falls in love with girl, boy's best friend is skeptical, boy and girl meet up, girl is a man eating ghoul. See? you knew that! Basically, thats the whole plot. But like, tip one: don't approach any at night around a cemetary. Does NO ONE watch scary movies anymore?? Geez... Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “Catching Glitter” by Split Phase,...

Duration:00:42:25

72: La Siguanaba

7/31/2018
More
This week, a posion, that instead of killing just makes you into a monster... Can I have a drop of that? Also, a woman who puts her desires first and pays dearly for it. For men, its just another Saturday night (amirite?) This story follow in our southern neighbors stories, take a listen wherever you get your podcast on. Audio engineering provided by Aaron Crossland. You can listen to his band, F. LaRocque, at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com. Story music: “You Wasted My Time When I Was...

Duration:00:43:04