Season 2

Oct. 24, 2022

66. Mae Nak (Thai Folklore)

In our last Halloween episode of the season, Lizzie tells Zoe about Mae Nak, a spirit from Thai folklore. Together, we discuss how her story relates to themes of grief, women's roles, and protests against the draft.

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Sept. 26, 2022

64. 山姥 - Yamauba (Japanese Folklore)

In our first solo Halloween-themed episode of the year, Lizzie discusses Yamauba, a frightening old woman spirit from Japanese folklore. We talk about the different stories surrounding her, as well as what she as a folk character can say about …

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Sept. 12, 2022

63. Witches (Themed Episode #13)

In today's Halloween-themed episode, we welcome the spooky season by discussing a few witches from mythology and folklore. We first discuss the antisemitic origins of the popular depiction of the witch. Then, we talk about Black Annis from English folklore, …

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Aug. 29, 2022

62. Draupadi (Sanskrit Epics)

In today's episode, we talk about Draupadi from the Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata. We discuss her role in the famous epic, her multiple husbands and their relationships, and her importance today.

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Aug. 15, 2022

61. Rusalka (Slavic Folklore)

In today's episode Lizzie once again delights Zoe's inner Russian and Decemberists nerd with the rusalka, a water spirit from Slavic folklore. We discuss the dualistic nature of the rusalka myth, the many different stories associated with rusalki, and the …

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