What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe. We can be found at www.facebook.com/wtfolklore.
We're back in Grimmland this week with "The Crows." It's a story with a much better story going on in the margins about one woman's total control over a town, and a possible nemesis. How much of that did we add? Folklore changes, it's an oral tradition. Which means it's all canon.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Dom, Aarne-Thompson type 1313, "The Man Who Thought Himself Dead"
The riddle in this story "The Prince Who Married His Own Left Half" will haunt us for the rest of our days. We'll never know a moment's peace until we know the answer, so someone please help us out. And while you're here, stay for the wizard romance.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Justin, Aarne-Thompson type 500, "Guessing the Helper's Name"
What animal crime deserves what animal punishment? We're going to see an example in "The Painted Turtle" this week, a Sauk legend from Wisconsin that also features Jesus, and his grandma General Grievous. Which part of that did we make up? Listen to find out!
This episode brought to you by executive producer Sara, Aarne-Thompson type 470A, "A Skeleton Is Invited to a Wedding"
You might expect more subtlety from a story called "The Subtle Princess," but you would be wrong. This is the first part of a multi-part story, so strap in!
This episode brought to you by executive producer April, Aarne-Thompson type 1345, "stories depended on puns."