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 Four Feathers" is a bizarre narrative featuring some (probably unintentional) surrealist horror. But that's what you get when you put a four-year-old in charge of things.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Christopher, Aarne-Thompson type 106, "Talking Like an Animal "
This week's story, "The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child," was the inspiration for the movie Princess Kaguya. What we ended up with is not exactly that movie, which is great.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Kyle, Aarne-Thompson type 207C, "The Bell of Justice "
Come for the weird asbestos water, stay for the hero who fights off witches with a spoon: we're reading "Tatterhood" this week. It's a story with a whole bunch of interesting stuff waiting at the periphery.
This episode brought to you by executive producer Timothy, Aarne-Thompson type 675, "The fool whose wishes always came true"
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"