Folklore of the Universe
Folklore of the Universe- Episode 32: Spring Special 2 Flower-Boogalo

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 32: Spring Special 2 Flower-Boogalo

March 19, 2020

Today is the Spring Equinox, so we now look at some springtime traditions from various cultures across Asia. Come learn about some spring traditions from India, Japan, and China.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 31: Mountain Views

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 31: Mountain Views

February 28, 2020

In this vaguely mountainous episode, we look at a Japanese creature: the Daidarabotchi, before going into a Nepalese story: The Sparrow's Lost Bean, and a Swiss story: How a Robber Band Was Tricked. Come learn how terra-forming works, how to teach your children political philosophy, and why background checks are important to do. 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 30: New Horizons

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 30: New Horizons

February 14, 2020

In this episode we look at a new sub-section of folklore, specifically what arose in colonial areas. The monster of the week is the Curupira from Brazil, then we have a United States story: Fifty Cent Piece, a French-Canadian story: The Devil and the Werewolves, and a Mexican story: The Bells. Come learn why you can't trust footprints, why you should always have your ghost encyclopedia, what the difference between jealousy and envy is, and why necromancy is the best home defense.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 29: A Toad, A Bee, A Rooster, and A Tiger All Walk Into Heaven…

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 29: A Toad, A Bee, A Rooster, and A Tiger All Walk Into Heaven…

January 31, 2020

It's just the same old format, with the return of our amphibious friends! In this episode we have an Arabian monster of the week: the Zaratan. Then we have an Indian story: The Gold-Giving Serpent, and a Vietnamese one: The Rain King. Come learn why you should always get island insurance, why snakes are misjudged, and why you should always bet on the tiger. 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 28: New Year Anniversary

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 28: New Year Anniversary

January 17, 2020

In this episode, we celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast and also look at why New Years is on New Years! For the monster of the week we have a Chinese creature, the Nian and then we have two Grimm's Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, and The Wonderful Musician. Come learn why celebrating New Years is important, the nuances of Medieval stranger danger, and why musicians are jerks.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 27: Winter Special

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 27: Winter Special

December 21, 2019

Today's the winter solstice, so we've got an extra chilly episode! In this special winter episode we look at some European winter traditions that have led up to modern day Christmas, and other related things. Come learn where all this stuff comes from!

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 26: Turtle Strikes Again

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 26: Turtle Strikes Again

December 13, 2019

In this episode our monster of the week is a Korean one: the Bulgae. We also have two Congolese stories: The Turtle and the Man, and Why the Crocodile Does Not Eat the Hen. Come learn how to resurrect dogs, why you shouldn't go to the casino with a turtle, and why crocodiles are the most wholesome reptiles. 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 25: A Dash of Winter

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 25: A Dash of Winter

November 29, 2019

In this quarterly episode I yet again base the show off my local weather, giving us another wintry episode! In this one we look at our icy monster of the week: Jack Frost, an Aleut story: The Old Man of the Volcano, and a Siberian Yukaghir story: The Shaman Who Turned Into a Fox. Come learn who makes your pipes freeze, why volcanoes are so jazzy, and why you should treat your children in-laws well.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 24: Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 24: Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

November 15, 2019

This episode is themed around Turkish folklore! I talk about the Evil Eye and the Nazar, before covering our Monster of the Week: the Gulyabani, a Turkish story: The Fish-Peri, and an Azerbaijani story: The Trickster Goat. Come learn why to always bring your sewing gear with you, why you shouldn't trust babies, and why animals in clothes are up to no good. 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 23: Halloween Special

Folklore of the Universe- Episode 23: Halloween Special

October 30, 2019

In this spooky(ish) special, we look at some Halloween traditions and legends. The Monster of the Week is the Will O'The Wisp, and the story is Stingy Jack. Come learn what all this Halloween business is about, and where it comes from!

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

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