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Episode 8 - The Domovoi

11/11/2018
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This week we discuss the Domovoi, the small, hairy, old man that might live under your stove and originates in Slavic folklore. He helps with chores, predicts the future, doesn’t like to be seen, and sometimes burns your house down! Good times! Note that we do have a lot of tangents this week, so, sorry about that… Cocktail of the Week: The Domovoi. See here for the recipe: http://folkloreontherocks.com/show-notes-for-episode-8-the-domovoi Promos are from Blood on the Rocks and...

Duration:01:52:31

Episode 7 - Modern Folklore #1

11/4/2018
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Join us for our first "Modern Folklore" episode! We narrate 3 stories as we delve into the world of No Sleeps, Creepypastas, and Let's Not Meets, which are the kinds of tales that folklore stems from. Things that are unexplained and a little creepy, things that might be real but we don't necessarily want them to be, things that keep us up at night or that we tell our children and grandchildren. We hope you enjoy, and if you have any tales you've written and you'd like them to be considered...

Duration:01:44:38

Episode 6 - Spooktacular Special Part 2

10/28/2018
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The Spooktacular goodness continues with Part 2! October is our favorite time of year so we wanted to bring you something a little different, in the form of real-life ghost stories and creature encounters. Tales like these are the seeds that folklore springs from. We hope you enjoy them, because we certainly did! This and next week's episode are a little different than usual in that we have a special guest! That means there is more commentary, it's a little more casual, and we talk about...

Duration:01:11:14

Episode 5 - Spooktacular Special Part 1

10/21/2018
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October is our favorite time of year so we wanted to bring you something a little different, in the form of real-life ghost stories and creature encounters. Tales like these are the seeds that folklore springs from. We hope you enjoy them, because we certainly did! This and next week's episode are a little different than usual in that we have a special guest! That means there is more commentary, it's a little more casual, and we talk about things we usually don't touch on in our normal...

Duration:01:27:44

Episode 4 - South African Folk Tales

10/14/2018
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This week we narrated and discussed three South African folk tales from the 1910 book "South-African Folk-Tales" by James A. Honey. The tales were: "Crocodile's Treason", "The Monkey's Fiddle" and "The Story of a Dam". The book is available on Project Gutenburg. See our website for links and some illustrations! If you have any personal stories about creatures, monsters, or cryptids (even if you don't know what it was), please email us at stories@folkloreontherocks.com so we can eventually...

Duration:00:51:00

Episode 3 - The Grootslang

10/7/2018
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This week we go spelunking (figuratively, obvs) into the "Wondergat" or "Wonder Cave" that is home to the South African Cryptid, the Grootslang. Some sources say The Grootslang (or Grote Slang, Dutch / Afrikaans for "Big Snake") is a GIANT cobra (40 feet / 12 meters long), and some differ and say it has the head of an elephant and the body of a snake. Either way, it lives in the Richtersveld in South Africa and hoards gems (especially diamonds). We talk about the characteristics of the...

Duration:01:13:26

Episode 2 - Japanese Folk Tales

9/29/2018
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This week we narrated and discussed two Japanese folktales from the book "Japanese Fairy Tales" which was compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. The tales were: "The Farmer and the Badger" and "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die". The book is available on Project Gutenburg. See our website for links and some illustrations from the book! If you have any personal stories about creatures, monsters, or cryptids (even if you don't know what it was), please email us at...

Duration:00:57:45

Episode 1 - The Jorogumo

9/29/2018
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In our very first episode(!), we talk about the Jorōgumo (絡新婦, aka the 'whore spider' or 'entangling bride'), Japan’s shapeshifting spider-woman Yōkai (妖怪). Yōkai is a blanket term for a variety of supernatural creatures, monsters, and phenomena. Along with our Jorōgumo breakdown and surrounding folklore / tales, We discuss a super cool location in Kyoto, Japan called Yōkai Street (一条妖怪ストリート); the actual arachnid inspiration for the Jorōgumo, the Jorō Spider (ジョロウグモ); a bit about women and...

Duration:01:09:33