Five Minute Folklore
By Bob Shoy
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Every episode focuses on a different famous mythological figure. Through atmospheric story-telling we learn the condensed origins of folklore tales from all over the world, and also take a look at varying interpretations, cultural differences, and how the stories have influenced other media. Hosted by Bob Shoy. Contact at email@example.com
||Clean#22 - Suur Tõll||Folklore from Estonia - The legend of Suur Tõll, otherwise known as Toell the Great, or Tyll the Giant, who defends his island of Saaremaa, alongside his wife Piret, against the attacking hordes, the evil Warlord, and his rival, Vanatuhi, The Old Vile||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 - Aldar Kose||This episode looks at the legendary trickster from the folklore of Kazakhstan - Aldar Kose. He is a hero of the lower classes who always comes out on top, by outwitting the wealthy. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org www.fiveminutefolklore.com||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 - El Sombrerón||This episode is all about the guitar-playing, hair-braiding, sombrero-wearing, El Sombrerón, from Guatemalan folklore. His music can mesmerise young girls, as he attempts to woo them, and possibly steal their souls... Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmai||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 - Taniwha||Maori folklore from New Zealand on this episode - we take a look at the Taniwha, the protective, or dangerous, water-dragons. This episode explores Maori beliefs and superstitions, taniwhas role as a monster or protector, and it’s similarities to othe||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 - Eloko||This episode looks at Eloko - the grass-covered trolls which dwell within the rainforests of the Congo. A five-minute story, followed by a closer look at the Eloko, variations on the legends, and what the creature possibly represents. Contact at fivem.||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 - Arash The Archer||This episode explores the heroic Iranian folklore character of Arash The Archer. He is a symbol of sacrifice and bravery in Persian culture, and his story has been told for many, many years. We look at the many variations of his tale, his importance to.||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 - Tikbalang||Folklore from the Philippines. The Tikbalang is half-man, half-horse, and dwells within the forests to trick travellers into losing their way. This episode looks at the many variations of Tikbalang beliefs, possible sightings, and origins possibly comi.||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 - La Llorona||Mexican folklore. La Llorona, or The Weeping Woman, has been told in many variations across generations. There are a few versions of the tale on this episode as well as a look at similarities to Greek and Aztec folklores, and how the stories have endur.||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 - Boggarts||Folklore from the north of England, and my most requested topic - Boggarts. Includes the stories, 'The Farmer and The Boggart', and 'The Legend of Boggart Hole Clough'. I also talk about superstitions, appearances in fantasy media, ...||1 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Tatzelwurm||Real or Myth? This episode takes a look at The Alps Dragon - Tatzelwurm. We talk about the legend of Heinrich Von Winkelried, variations of the Tatzelwurm, and some real life sightings and hoaxes. Contact at email@example.com www.fiveminute.||22 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - Headless Horseman||This episode looks at Headless Horseman stories from all over the world. From the oldest stories of the Dullahan in Ireland, and the German horsemen written down by the Brothers Grimm, to Ichabod Crane and The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Contact at fivem.||11 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - The Rainbow Serpent||This week we're taking a look at the world's oldest religious symbol - The Rainbow Serpent, from the indigenous cultures of Australia. It is an aboriginal creator God whose first images appeared over 6000 years ago. Contact at fiveminutefolkl...||4 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - Ceridwen & Taliesin||Welsh Folklore this week. The stories of Ceridwen the Enchantress, and Taliesin the Bard were too connected to split into separate episodes, so I will be talking about both on this one. Pagan beliefs, ancient texts, and Arthurian connections. Contact a.||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - Nisse / Tomte||A festive Five Minute Folklore, that looks at the Nisse. Farm helpers from Scandinavia, who only wish for Christmas Pudding as their payment. What they are, where they come from, and how they became a Santa figure. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Anansi||This episode looks at the 'God Of All Stories' - Anansi, the trickster spider. Originating in Ghana, but spreading across the the Caribbean, and the rest of the world; Anansi stories are some of the most far-reaching folklore tales. Contact a...||13 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Koschei The Deathless||This episode is all about the villainous Russian folklore character - Koschei The Deathless. I retell the classic story 'The Death Of Koschei The Deathless,' & we talk about some other Russian stock characters; Baba Yaga, Prince Ivan, and...||6 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Captain Stormalong||We delve into American Tall-Tale Folklore on this episode, to talk about Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong. Pirates, Krakens, Shanties, and more! Contact at email@example.com www.fiveminutefolklore.com||29 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Ankou||On this episode we learn about the origins of Ankou, who originates in Breton mythology, and is one of many Death representations in folklore. (*This was the first episode I out together so is shorter, and less polished than the others.*)||22 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Momotarō||Learn about the origins of Momotaro, the Japanese 'Peach Boy', in a more fairy-tale style of story, and his use as role model to children, as well as a World War II propaganda figure. Also, the story of 'The Monkey-Crab Battle.'||15 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Wendigo||On this episode we learn about the origins of the Wendigo, from Native American and Canadian folklore, and also look at the beliefs surrounding it and real life aspects of the legend, including Wendigo Psychosis and Wendigo Hunters.||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Skogsrå / Huldra||On this episode we learn about the origins and legends of the Skogsrå, or Huldra, from Scandinavian folklore. I combined a few stories from across Sweden and Norway to put together this week's Five Minute Folklore. www.fiveminutefolklore.com||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - Selkies||On this episode we learn about the origins and legends of Selkies, including the stories - 'Kopakonan; The Seal Woman', 'The Goodman o' Wastness', and 'The Grey / Great Silkie o' Sule Skerry'. Contact at fiveminu...||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#0 - Five Minute Folklore Trailer||Coming soon...||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Classic Bob Shoy
You know It’s a good podcast if Bob Shoys involved👍
Hailing from the Weird Tales and the Unexplainable podcast, Bob continues to present his subject matter in an informative and interesting manner.
The fantastic editing of the stories and the analysis of the legends makes this show a real treat
Just what I was looking for!
Love hearing the stories, and then learning more about them. Just what I wanted!