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14 EpisodesProduced by Straw Hut MediaWebsite

Introducing… Folklorica! A podcast about stories hosted by two people who really like hearing, reading and even telling, you guessed it, stories. We’re your hosts Clayton Steacker and Maggie Boles. We are amateur ethnographers. Gifted googlers. We travel the world (metaphorically because we don’t re… read more

14 Episodes | 2019 - 2020


July 2nd, 2020


From Italy! Lizard fairies and ungrateful goats.

King Solomon and the Worm

June 27th, 2020


Worms. Demons. Suicidal birds. It's a Jewish folktale that inspired a lot of personal stories so naturally we ramble!

The Man Who Did Not Wish to Die

June 19th, 2020


A story from Japan. Paper cranes. Killer sharks. And our very first guest, Maddy Cross.

The Story of Benito

May 29th, 2020


It's the story of a good little dude.


May 21st, 2020


Maybe it's not a bad idea to climb into a sack in Iceland. A tale with twists and turns and a good old grey man.

The Foolish Young Mussulman

January 2nd, 2020


A tale from Tibet about a real dumb-dumb! Also, our last episode of season 1. What do you want to hear next season? Happy New Year!

The Water of Life

December 26th, 2019


Travel to Catalonia with us as we read uber-cutie Andrew Lang's version of The Water of Life. There will be snarky stones, helpful giants, and …

Dance Mad

December 19th, 2019


The Wintu story of a damn good party. Plus.... fish!


December 12th, 2019


You know him. You love him. Dionysus, Bacchus or whatever you call him (daddy?). His origin story is what's on our minds today.

The Water Kelpie

December 5th, 2019


A Scottish tale of warning. Sticky horses! Missing fingers! Backwards hooves!

The Legless Knight and the Blind Knight

November 28th, 2019


A Russian tale from Alexander Afanasyev. Two knights-- one legless, one blind-- what will happen next?

Saint Wilgefortis

November 21st, 2019


She was the patron saint of bearded ladies, abused ladies, trans folk and intersex people. We read the Austrian version of her story!

The Girl Without Hands

November 14th, 2019


The Girl Without Hands is one of those Brothers Grimm fairytales that didn't make the cut for Disney adaptations. We honestly don't understand why.

Announcing Folklorica!

August 15th, 2019


Introducing… Folklorica! A podcast about stories hosted by two people who really like hearing, reading and even telling, you guessed it, stories. …

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