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.
"The Three Snake-Leaves" is your classic tale: boy meets girl, girl dies, girl had a clause in that pre-nup demanding he be buried alive with her if she dies, boy goes into the grave with her, snakes happen. Pretty basic stuff.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Haley S., Aarne-Thompson type 1881, "Carried Through the Air by Game Birds"
This story "Crystal the Wise" absolutely does NOT end how it should, but there's a lot of potential there. That means it's time to get into the folklore playground, and mix it up a bit!
This episode brought to you by executive producer Kaitlyn B., Aarne-Thompson type 236, "Imitating Bird Sounds"
"The Girl Who Trod On a Loaf" is a Lovecraftian nightmare disguised as a morality tale: though the morals are also questionable. Maybe Hans Christian Andersen was working through some stuff when he wrote this one.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Jen, Aarne-Thompson type 1387, "A Woman Draws Beer In the Cellar"
We're reading "The Journey West" again! It's been over a year: both for us and for the Monkey King, who has been in jail for a loooong time. With good reason too.
This episode brought to you by executive producer JP, Aarne-Thompson type 154, "A Sack Full of Dogs"