50 Best Folklore Podcasts
Here are 50 Best Folklore Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. The Folklore Podcast
Folklore: Beliefs, traditions & culture of the people. Traditional folklore themes from around the world. One episode each month features a special guest from the field of folklore. Recalling our forgotten history, recording the new. The Folklore Podcast
Play⋅ 6.6K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 49 min Get Email Contact
2. Lore Podcast
Lore is a podcast about the frightening history behind common folklore. Lore is a podcast about the scary stories that fuel our everyday superstitions. If you like history and a little thrill, then we recommend giving this one a listen.
Also in History Podcasts
Play⋅ 78.5K⋅ 68.2K⋅ 75.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 30 min Get Email Contact
3. Fabulous Folklore with Icy
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)! Hosted by fantasy and Gothic horror writer, Icy Sedgwick, the podcast explores folklore, legends, superstitions, mythology, and all things weird, occult and unusual.
Also in Goth Podcasts, UK Horror Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 16.9K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Jan 2019 Get Email Contact
4. New Books in Folklore
Interviews with Scholars of Folklore about their New BooksSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm
Play⋅ 7.3K⋅ 15K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 49 min Get Email Contact
5. New England Legends Podcasts
New England, North Dakota, US
Exploring the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England through our weekly podcast, television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and Web site.
2.5K⋅ 42.4K ⋅1 episode / day Get Email Contact
6. The Folktale Project
New Jersey, US
Folklore, fairytales, myths, and legends from around the world the way they were meant to be. Brought to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Who says you're too old for a good story.
Also in Fairy Tales Podcasts
Play⋅ 323⋅ 2.3K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 8 min ⋅ Nov 2019 Get Email Contact
7. The Skald's Circle: Stories of Myth, Folklore, and Legend
Myths, Stories, Folklore, and More!
Play⋅ 324 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 8 min Get Email Contact
8. Myths and Legends
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
Also in Storytelling Podcasts
Play⋅ 15K⋅ 17.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 43 min Get Email Contact
9. What The Folklore?
Atlanta, Georgia, US
A comedy podcast that exposes the absurd side of folklore. Each week we read a story, fix plotholes and create new ones, and invent unintended connections between tales.
Play⋅ 622⋅ 1.2K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 58 min Get Email Contact
10. Fangs and Folklore
Join us as we explore monster lore from around the world and discuss its relation to the human condition.
Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 26 min Get Email Contact
11. Selene's Korean Folklore
Podcast by Selene
Play 6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 7 min Get Email Contact
12. Folklore & Fiction
Welcome to the Folklore & Fiction podcast, where folklore scholarship meets the storytelling craft.
Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
13. Freaky Folklore
Host Carman Carrion explores myriad myths both modern and ancient to discover what mankind fears - and why we fear it. From monsters old and new as well as unexplained and unsolved cases, this podcast is sure to terrify. Where does our folklore come from, and why is it so freaky?
Play⋅ 12K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 49 min Get Email Contact
14. Folklore Scotland
Scottish registered charity telling the tales of the past with the technology of today. Tune in every week for insight on Scottish folklore!Every two weeks you can expect episodes that delve deep into the world of folklore, either with Cathy and Rosie over at Into The Greenwood, or with our panel of presenters in The Crannog. Every week in between, we release shorter storytelling 'Campfire Tales'.
Play⋅ 245 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 24 min Get Email Contact
15. The Faerie Folk | Folklore, Myths and Legends from the U.K
Join us on our audio adventure through the United Kingdom, where you can explore some of the country's best loved folklore, myths and legends - all without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Play⋅ 211⋅ 3.8K ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 24 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
16. Folkway | The Folklore of Britain & Ireland
A stroll through the rich and fascinating folklore of Britain and Ireland. From music to psychogeography, to what to do if you notice the devil following you to church. It's a long, strange trip and there are no guarantees you'll be home in time for dinner. Each episode also includes a mini-almanac for the month ahead.
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Play⋅ 2.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 47 min Get Email Contact
17. Fabled Collective
Savannah, Georgia, US
Fabled Collective explores mysteries, legends, myths, lore, ghosts, and fairy tales. Investigation of these tales of woe often reveals grim details that have been long hidden in the dark corners of history. Every story is a mix of both fact and fiction, and so are our episodes. We'll tell you a story, and then we'll tell you the truth. And to be perfectly honest, sometimes even our best fiction isn't as riveting as the facts.
Play⋅ 1.9K⋅ 2K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 21 min ⋅ Dec 2018 Get Email Contact
18. Folklife Today Podcast
Folklife Today tells stories about the cultural traditions and folklore of diverse communities, combining brand-new interviews and narration with songs, stories, music, and oral history from the collections of the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center.
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Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact
19. Espooky Tales
Two friends discussing everything Espooky, with a focus on Latinx stories, folklore, and legends.
Play 3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 61 min Get Email Contact
20. Uncanny Japan
Every month Thersa Matsuura explores a different and little-known area of Japanese culture, folklore, and language. Uncanny Japan leans towards the creepy side of Japan, which is kind of a refreshing counterpoint to the cuteness that permeates modern Japanese culture.
Also in Culture Podcasts, Japan Podcasts
Play⋅ 583⋅ 2.1K⋅ 358 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 22 min ⋅ Oct 2016 Get Email Contact
21. Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan
Eddie Lenihan is Ireland's most well-known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast. As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural, fairies, and Irish lore.
Play⋅ 2.1K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact
22. Ohio Folklore
Hello and welcome to Ohio Folklore. I'm your host, Melissa Davies, and I'm delighted to serve as your guide through some of Ohio's most treasured, and often misunderstood, folk legends. We'll explore locations that have inspired a sense of wonder, awe, and mystery. We'll scour historical facts to lay out what can be known. We'll explore oral histories from local people who've had first-hand encounters with the places and legends themselves.
Play⋅ 5K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact
23. Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
Port Talbot, Wales, UK
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees: Real-life ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends from haunted Wales. Join Mark Rees - arguably Wales leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history. Each episode of this unique podcast explores a different topic and offers Mark's unique insight and research into seasonal traditions from the Mari Lwyd to Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf); unusual funeral and wedding customs, such as the macabre Sin-Eater and eerie corpse candles, etc.
Also in Ghost Hunting Podcasts, UK Travel and Culture Podcasts, Wales Podcasts
Play⋅ 3.4K⋅ 19.5K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
24. Bone and Sickle
Bone and Sickle is a celebration of the intersection of horror, folklore, and history. Every episode offers a bounty of frightful tales, fantastic legends, and macabre historical anecdotes harvested by the eccentric artist, collector, and rogue folklorist Al Ridenour. Dramatized readings of historical texts by co-host Sarah Chavez unfold within an immersive ever-shifting soundscape of original music, old folk ballads, intricately layered effects, and audio clips from horror films both classic and campy.
Play⋅ 2.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Apr 2018 Get Email Contact
Do you like folklore, cryptids, urban legends, and art? Aloreing is a podcast that brings all these together. Your hosts, Kimmy Hammons & Ryan Huskins discuss urban legends, creatures, lore and more. If you are looking for a comedy, folklore podcast with a touch of spooky look no further!
Play⋅ 131⋅ 30 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 79 min Get Email Contact
26. Fairie Tales & Folklore!
This podcast is a collection of fairy tales, and folklore from different countries, different cultures, and more often than not different times.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 10 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
27. Folklore Stories of the Irish landscape
This podcast is about linking landscape with stories and exploring how people in the Irish countryside connected, reality with the spiritual. Stories and folklore of place change, when the tellers become collectors instead of living the experience. The re-interpreted stories in parallel with the landscapes reclaiming, the social geography of the place, its collective memory, and interlinking relationship. The modern storyteller then left with the task of exploring their own psychological relationship with place and bygone times, as imagined by others.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 6 min ⋅ Jan 2021 Get Email Contact
28. Fair Folk Podcast
Fair Folk is a podcast rediscovering and sharing the sacred song and folk traditions of Europe.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 55 min Get Email Contact
29. Ohh Folk!!
The sheer simplicity of gripping storytelling with the magic of folktales. That's what my audio podcast 'Ohh Folk!!' sums up to be! This bimonthly podcast delves into the world of lesser-known folktales from across the globe. The aim is to revive the lost folktales of the world and familiarize them with the new generation. Also, get a sneak peek into the history of the cultures or tribes, the tales have originated from. Presented in an enthralling form of storytelling so that you can time travel into that magical world! Happy listening
Play⋅ 1.7K⋅ 19 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 22 min Get Email Contact
30. The Faeries and Folklore Podcast by Ronel
Short folklore episodes exploring different faery creatures that have captured imaginations and ignited curiosity. Hosted by dark fantasy author Ronel Janse van Vuuren.
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Play⋅ 1.9K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 6 min Get Email Contact
31. History and Folklore Podcast
Looking at folklore through history to understand people's perceptions of nature through time.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 4.3K ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
32. SoundLore: Folklore & Ethnomusicology
The official podcast of the Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington
Play⋅ 919 ⋅13 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 47 min Get Email Contact
33. Folklore Fever
Every place and every people has stories that shape the way they view the world. Join your host, Trevor, as he retells and gives context to various folktales from creation myths to cryptids and old wives tales to urban legends.
Play 17 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 14 min Get Email Contact
34. The Friends Of Folklore
Join Sydney and Abbie every other Wednesday as they tell tall tales from all over the world From Paul Bunyan to Loch Ness all the way to the Moth Man and Robin Hood.And don't forget to tune in for The Fiends of Folklore! Where the the sisters crank it up a notch and tell a ghost story unlike anything you've ever seen or well...heardBundle up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and your favorite fuzzy animal and become a friend of Folklore
Play⋅ 37 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 60 min Get Email Contact
35. Tales of Wihtlore: Folklore and Stories from a sacred isle
We are the story tellers, the keepers of those ancient wisdoms that are shared through inspiration and meditation in those most sacred of places. Britain has always been considered a magical place, steeped in history and mythology that goes back to before written records were kept. This country has always been known for its link to those other domains that are shrouded in mist and sorcery, never easily found but always felt and known about.
Play 3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact
36. Stories From Lore - A Folklore And Nature Podcast
Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore.A monthly podcast that invites you to 'Rewild Yourself Through Story,' by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.
Play 16 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact
37. Blúiríní Béaloidis Folklore Podcast
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future.
Play⋅ 8.9K⋅ 12.6K ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 68 min Get Email Contact
38. Colored Folklore
Mythology extends past the Greek and Roman pantheon, and European fairy tales are only one section in the worldwide folklore lexicon. Every other Monday, join your host Gree, long time folk tale fan and short time global studies scholar, as we delve into stories from traditionally overlooked cultures from all over the planet. If you are interested in hearing about myths and fables and legends from civilizations that have honed storytelling over thousands of years.
Play⋅ 12⋅ 113 ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 20 min ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
39. Tales of the British Isles
South Yorkshire, England, UK
A podcast telling some of the famous and not-so-famous myths, legends, stories, and folklore of the British Isles in a haphazard order. Coming directly from South Yorkshire it is currently regular and will feature all of the above and whatever other miscellaneous snippets take my fancy
Also in British History Podcasts
Play⋅ 588⋅ 2.6K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 67 min ⋅ Jun 2018 Get Email Contact
40. Caribbean Folklore & Mysteries
An exploration of the stories, characters, and tales that have transcended through generations and painted the landscape of our traditional storytelling.
Play 5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 14 min ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
41. Mythos Podcast
An storytelling project focusing on world folklore, complete with immersive narratives, lush music and a dark edge. Each series of the podcast focuses on a specific region of the world. Each episode consists of a brief intro and usually four stories.
Also in Mythology Podcasts
Play⋅ 664⋅ 754 ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact
42. The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Mythology Legend & Folklore Podcast with Siobhan Clark. A place where we can journey into the past & share the tales of myth, legend, or lore that have captured our imaginations and fired our curiosity!
Play⋅ 337⋅ 3.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 36 min Get Email Contact
43. Unreal Irish Folklore
Unreal is a podcast about Irish history, stories, folklore, and tradition. Each episode searches for the origins of some of Ireland's most famous myths and folklore and takes a fresh look at exciting legends and history that have become almost forgotten in centuries past.
Also in Irish History Podcasts, Ireland Travel and Culture Podcasts
Play⋅ 3.4K⋅ 332 ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact
44. Celtic folklore unwrapping with Hannah
From the mighty tale of Conall Yellowclaw, to the sweet, mysterious tale of Connla and his fairy maiden, fairytales all start with someone seeing or hearing something or hearing something and making it into a fable! Here I will be debunking popular Celtic folklore and talking about why these tales might have been made. So grab a snack and listen!
Play 2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 9 min Get Email Contact
45. Femlore Podcast (formally Feminist Folklore)
Folklore has been used for generations to share stories across cultures. Each week this season Rachael and Mindy, walk the winding path of folklore. They ask how the stories we tell influence today's culture and how we view women. From murder ballads to fairytales, we discuss the power these stories have over us all. It won't be just sad but maybe, just maybe, also uplifting.
Play Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
46. Celtic Myth Podshow
Eastbourne, England, UK
The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales, stories, legends, and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. Bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses, and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries, and folklore. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles, and sagas of the Celts.
Also in Europe History Podcasts
Play⋅ 11.2K⋅ 1.5K ⋅ Jan 2008 Get Email Contact
47. Folklore Friday
Welcome to Folklore Friday, where I discuss the world's Folklore, Myths, Legends, and superstitions. I explore what these stories meant to the cultures that shaped them. Also the different uses of Lore in our modern entertainment and the history of it all. Join me and some friends as we discuss Lore in History, and review television and film that feature supernatural, or Folkloric elements.
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48. Myths, Folklore, and Fairytales
I, Tanner Campbell been finding old stories and re-telling them as podcast episodes since 2015. They used to be all over the place, now they're all here (or will be, as I find time to add them). My goal has always been, simply, to catalog these stories so that they don't get lost. I don't always get the pronunciations right, and the quality of the audio will vary as my skills as an audio engineer varied over the years I've been collecting and retelling these stories. In total there are over 200. Keep your eye on the feed, I'll bulk upload as I find the time to do so.
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49. Northern Myths Podcast
An archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe including Norse Mythology and the Finnish Kalevala.
Also in Norse Mythology Podcasts
Play⋅ 2.7K ⋅ Feb 2018 Get Email Contact
When Tamsin Wheatley receives a series of mysterious cassette tapes from her late University Professor, she finds herself drawn into a world of ghosts, demons, standing stones, and terrifying black dogs. Join her as she explores Wiltshire's rich, mysterious, and sometimes even frightening history, where every village, town, dark copse, and country road has a story to tell.
Play⋅ 135 Get Email Contact
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|The Folktale Project||folktaleproject.com||136|
|Cristina & MJ||buzzsprout.com||89|
|New England Legends||ournewenglandlegends.com||70|
|Paul A.T. Wilson||anchor.fm||64|
|The Friends of Folklore||anchor.fm||60|
|Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser||mythpodcast.com||53|
Folklore Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|From The Vault||2|
|King William’s War||1|
|Salem Witch Trials||1|
|Old Darn Coat||1|
|John Greenleaf Whittier||1|
|Isles Of Shoals||1|
|Beasts Of Maine||1|
|Fourth Of July||1|
Folklore Podcasts By Category
|Category||No. of Podcasts|
|Fairy Tales Podcasts||28|