Femlore Podcast (formally Feminist Folklore)
Femlore Podcast (formally Feminist Folklore)
Femlore Podcast
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.
The Little Mermaid
Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of your favorite tale from your childhood, the Little Mermaid. We are so honored to have Maddie of @chunkyandfunkymaddie also give her two cents on this really problematic tale. Side note: did you know that film critics called the Disney character, "a feminist icon?" uhhh... she couldn't speak, so... yea. And yet... feels very on brand for the 90s. Looking at you Zack Morris. The non-profit pairing this week is The Loveland Foundation (thelovelandfoundation.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.
Nov 17
49 min
The Lion's Whiskers
We are back from a short break and ready to get back to telling your favorite problematic tales. This week, we tell the story of The Lion's Whiskers with the wonderful Victoria Anraham of @fabfatfeminist. What's the Lion's whiskers about? Welp, it's made up of 99% patience and 1% whiskers. The non-profit pairing this week is the African Wildlife Foundation (www.awf.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.
Nov 10
37 min
The Fox Sister
Bonus episode time! Since we looooove Spooklore so much we decided to tell you another scary story. This week, in honor of Mindy and Rachael's favorite current binge, Lovecraft Country, we are telling the tale of the Kumiho. Except for this one attacks her family instead of randomly boring men at bars. We won't be dropping an episode on 11/4, so this will have to carry you through until our next episode on the 11th. Oh, and go vote! The non profit pairing this week is League of Women Voters (www.lwv.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!  Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.
Oct 29
38 min
Pinky Pinky
Mwahahaha, it’s Spooklore season, Femlore fans! Rachael's favorite kind of season. This year we are kicking Spooklore off with a tale from South Africa. Pinky Pinky is the thing your nightmares are made of and we can't wait to tell you all about him. Listen if you DAAAARE! The non-profit pairing this week is HPSA South Africa (www.hpsa.org.za). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!   Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.
Oct 27
39 min
Don Cholecha
This week Gayatri Patel of CARE.org joins us for a Nepalese story called Don Cholecha. The story involves a goat, a little girl and of course an elderly couple that happen to be demons. Don Cholecha is a story about a girl that never gives up, and eats food vomited by a goat. Something we can all (mostly) relate to. The non profit pairing this week is CARE.org (www.care.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too!   Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.
Oct 20
40 min
Queen of Sheba
This week our guest, model and creative Ushshi Rahman (@ushishi), helps us discuss the Queen of Sheba. A story about a woman who asked a lot of questions, and potentially showed her true self on a glass floor. Our main question, how does one walk on a glass floor? (sounds dangerous)... The non profit pairing this week is United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (www.ohchr.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com
Oct 13
44 min
Pocahontas
In celebration of "Indigenous Peoples' Day" we talk to Nicholet of Redstreak Girl about the problematic and her personally complex relationship with Pocahontas. Take a listen as we discuss one of the most famous versions of the story, Disney’s Pocahontas.   The non profit pairing this week is National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (niwrc.org). We will be making a donation and hope you do too! Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at flarocque.bandcamp.com.
Oct 6
48 min
8: Mulan Pt. 2
Who was Mulan and what does she symbolize beyond just a bad*ss warrior making her name in the emperor's army of Ancient China? This is the second episode in a special, two-part discussion on Mulan with the wonderful Giovanni Santiago--Gio for short--who, like Mulan is a true warrior, and our first male guest!  So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating! Your support, shares, and reviews are all greatly appreciated!  Gio Santiago is a transgender military veteran, activist and non-profit founder, and so much more. His connection with Mulan is one we are happy to be able to share with you during this two part special episode. To learn more about Gio, check out his instagram  @cockygio.  This week's non-profit pairing is Gio's non-profit: META Center Inc. Join us in making a donation by visiting https://metacenterinc.org, together we achieve more.  Interested in reading the translation of the Ballad of Mulan? Columbia University has a wonderful translation, find it here: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/china/mulan.pdf Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com
May 26
31 min
Quick Announcement
Hey Femlore Fam, we have an announcement. But don't worry, we are already working on season 2!
May 23
1 min
7: Mulan Pt. 1
Who was Mulan and what does she symbolize beyond just a bad*ss warrior making her name in the emperor's army of Ancient China? We will spend two episodes on Mulan with the wonderful Giovonni Santiago--Gio for short--who, like Mulan is a true warrior, and our first male guest!  So listen along and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts with us on instagram @femlorepodcast and as always, share this episode with your friends so we can keep creating! Your support, shares, and reviews are all greatly appreciated!  Gio Santiago is a transgender military veteran, activist and non-profit founder, and so much more. His connection with Mulan is one we are happy to be able to share with you during this two part special episode. To learn more about Gio, check out his instagram @cockygio.  This week's non-profit pairing is Gio's non-profit: META Center Inc. Join us in making a donation by visiting https://metacenterinc.org, together we achieve more.  Interested in reading the translation of the Ballad of Mulan? Columbia University has a wonderful translation, find it here: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/china/mulan.pdf Hosted by Rachael Marr and Mindy Scott. Audio production and music by Aaron Crossland. Researched and written by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Episode music by F. Laroque, available at https://flarocque.bandcamp.com
May 19
28 min
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