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Best Folk podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Folk podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. You can subscribe to have it automatically download through your favorite podcast player. Did I mention, it was FREE?
 
Celtic Fairy Tales is a collection of 25 folk and fairy stories collected from Ireland and Scotland. At what I imagine is the Frontispiece, or the dedication page, is the phrase: “SAY THIS Three times, with your eyes shut ‘Mothuighim boladh an Éireannaigh bhinn bhreugaigh faoi m’fhóidín dúthaigh.’And you will see/What you will see_” A loose translation of this Gaelic phrase is “I sense the smell of a sweet, enchanting Irishman around my dear homeplace.”
 
THE MIKE HARDING FOLK SHOWwww.mikehardingfolkshow.com will take you into the world of folk – links to artists you hear on the show / folk clubs & session near you / other folk radio sites / folk record labels / folk festivals and much more. The very best in folk, roots and acoustic.
 
Actors Kerry Shale and Lucas Hare talk to interesting people about Bob Dylan.
 
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Mostly Folk
Weekly
 
New and classic music from artists around the world.
 
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Go Folk Yourself
Monthly+
 
Go Folk Yourself is a comedic romp exploring strange American folklore state by state. Come join us for a fever dream through American weirdness.
 
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Folk on Foot
Monthly
 
Matthew Bannister goes walking with a leading folk musician in a landscape that has inspired them. They sing and play exclusive acoustic songs on location.
 
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Basic Folk
Weekly
 
American Folk Music has been a part of the popular culture for over 5 decades. The last rush of popularity in a particular kind of singer-songwriter was in the 1990’s/Early 2000’s: Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne, Ani Difranco, Gillian Welch. Since then, up and coming folk musicians and singer songwriters of this caliber are still appearing and creating great music. Basic Folk is a podcast that intends to introduce you to the what’s next in the folk world ...
 
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Fair Folk Podcast
Monthly
 
Fair Folk is a podcast devoted to bringing folk tradition to life, hosted by Danica Boyce.
 
Bedtime Stories, Fairytales and Folk Tales: Lily, a frog, tells stories for kids & families
 
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Magic Folk
Monthly+
 
Join us for stories not only full of laughter and heart, but personal growth and pain. Magic Folk is a queer-led Dungeons & Dragons actualplay podcast that puts the characters front and center!
 
First collection of sung and spoken folk ballads (13 in collection).
 
This is a bi-monthly podcast featuring songs and stories from some lesser known fairy tales and folk stories. Stories which lean toward the grisly and unnerving, stories which might help us deal with the ogres and wicked step mothers in our own lives.
 
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Folk Espresso
Weekly
 
KBOO Radio is a community-powered station in Portland Oregon
 
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Folk Espresso
Weekly
 
KBOO Radio is a community-powered station in Portland Oregon
 
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Folk Live
Monthly
 
The program Folk Live features a number of live recordings, amongst them some great recordings from the Danish Tønder Festival. Sometimes you’ll find interviews as well.Presented by Radio Folk (www.radiofolk.dk)
 
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Local Folks
Monthly
 
KBOO Radio is a community-powered station in Portland Oregon
 
Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com.
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
Podcast by Crystal Sarakas
 
Roger McGuinn carries on the tradition of folk music http://folkden.com
 
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That's All Folks
Monthly+
 
Voted the top variety podcast on the web Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thats-all-folks/support
 
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The Folk Show
Monthly
 
Great folk music, from the classics of days gone by to new artists reinvigorating the genre. Join host Kate McNally for great music, in-studio performances, interviews and your requests.
 
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Folkcetera
Monthly+
 
A journey within, around, and all over the expansive folk genre. Les and Bruce each bring a different side of the folk narrative. Tune in for music old and new, and for stories along the way.Sponsored by Blindman Brewing
 
An audio essay on Bob Dylan's albums, one at a time.By Ben Burrell.Follow us: IG & TW: @bobdylanpodcast
 
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Plains Folk
Monthly+
 
Plains Folk is a commentary devoted to life on the great plains of North Dakota. Written by Tom Isern of West Fargo, North Dakota, and read in newspapers across the region for years, Plains Folk venerates fall suppers and barn dances and reminds us that "more important to our thoughts than lines on a map are the essential characteristics of the region — the things that tell what the plains are, not just where they are."
 
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Hangin' & Sangin'
Monthly+
 
Hangin' & Sangin' offers up casual conversation and acoustic performances by some of your favorite roots artists, from Americana to folk, country, blues, bluegrass, Southern soul, and rock & roll. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney.
 
Compiled by an American missionary, West African Folk Tales by William H Barker is a delightful collection of folk tales from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and other countries along the west coast of Africa. These stories spread in various forms to other countries like the West Indies, Suriname, the Netherland Antilles, etc and can be still heard today among the people of these countries. West African Folk Tales is a wonderful read for both young people and older readers alike. The storie ...
 
Dinosaurs, moonshine, conspiracies, jesus, no jesus, different jesus, hypocritical history. Big brain moments, and food eating glory. And subpar pickup lines
 
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Podwireless
Monthly
 
The monthly podcast from the world of folk, roots and unpop.http://www.podwireless.comhttp://www.ianaanderson.com
 
60 minutes of Hammered Dulcimer, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
 
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Love That Album
Monthly
 
Podcast discussing a variety of great albums from the rock, jazz or folk genres in some depth.
 
 
The Expanded Perspectives podcast is a weekly show about ancient history, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, time slips, serial killers, the paranormal, trolls and fey folk, legends, myths and dark historical tales that spark the imagination. Each episode offers an immersive audio experience that brings up more questions than answers. Join Kyle and Cam each week as they explore the unknown and perhaps expand your perspective….for more information go to www.expandedperspectives.com
 
The live concert experience in a snapshot, taped live and not in studio, no overdubs warts and all included. Sometimes a little far sometimes a little near, but hopefully something we can all enjoy. We bring you blues, rock, jazz, fusion, folk, reggae, world, in fact a nice eclectic mix. Drop by and check it out.
 
We play anything (RnB, blues, jazz, folk, rock, etc.) that we think is above good and that you just don't get to hear anywhere else. Latest playlists include Art School Girlfriend, Loma, Tuvaband ...
 
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Podwireless
Daily+
 
The monthly podcast from the world of folk, roots and unpop.http://www.podwireless.comhttp://www.ianaanderson.com
 
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DnDnD
Weekly
 
Join us for an adventure that's part dinner party and all improvised role-play! Each episode six friends combine forces to weave a tale of fantasy, food, and fun in a home-brewed D&D campaign. There's powerful spells, magic horses, other realms, and enough excitement and laughs for everyone to get seconds.
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
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Miss Chatelaine
Weekly+
 
Folk, roots, acoustic and pop music
 
Everyday Folks Radio celebrates America's ordinary yet extraordinary people. Weekly shows are hosted by EVERYDAY FOLKS books author Billy Jones and other great personalities.
 
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Discologist
Weekly
 
A Milwaukee/Washington, DC based podcast/music blog that covers bands from every corner of the music universe. Informative panel discussions about the latest releases plus intimate interviews with our favorite artists that you won't hear anywhere else. We're the original purveyors of #alternativefacts. Also, may be powered by cats.
 
Metal radio on WSCA 106.1 FM - Black, Death, Speed, Thrash, Doom, Shred, Power, Prog, Folk & Traditional Metal Friday Nights 9pm-1am e.s.t. - Portsmouth, NH USA - Listen online live @ wscafm.org
 
This is the Podcast home of Jewfolk's Who The Folk?! Podcast. Hear from interesting Members of the Tribe from all over the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
 
60 minutes of New Age, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. You will learn a lot just by listening -- but if you call in and your call is selected, you will get a free consultation from two of the finest workers in the field, cat yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
 
Invisible Folk Club core podcasts create an ambience somewhere between a folk club and a workshop. We want to entertain and educate through music and conversation. Egos are parked outside, everybody is treated the same. We do not record in a 'proper' studio, we simply set up the Zoom recorder in a terraced cottage in the heart of England and off we go. It is literally a cottage industry! We create a convivial atmosphere in which the musicians soon forget about the microphones. Then the spiri ...
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Unknown
 
World domination via weaponized pigeonsBy Tyler Stockberger
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Jacobs
 
We don't often dip into pop/rock on Folk Roots Radio but when it comes to a new album from Sarah Smith we know that is something we just have to do. Sarah Smith is a fabulous live performer, and, quite the road warrior - she performs well over 200 shows a year. Her latest album, the deep and personal "Unveiling" is the perfect complement to a l ...…
 
Emma's Revolution is out with their newest album, Revolution Now. It's been called "vital" and "relevant," and the band is described as, "Beauty, power and ferocity all mixed together with love and hope."By Kate McNally
 
What's it like to watch the trial of a former Nazi guard? St. Louis Park native Ben Cohen is just back from Germany where he represented his family at the trial a guard at the concentration camp his grandmother, Judy Meisel, survived.By Jewfolk, Inc.
 
Joe Crookston/Black Dress (I'm in Love With a Woman)/Georgia I'm Here Mara Levine/A Perfect Rose/Facets Of Folk Ray Lambiase/Grace's Luncheonette/Kid Bayonne Everest Rising/ In A Minute/Chasing Ghosts Ordinary Elephant/Hope To Be That Happy/Honest Katy Hurt/Natchez/Unfinished Business EP The Gossamer Strings/Try Your Hand/ Due To The Darkness H ...…
 
Wrapping up the prairie gardening season of 2019, I bid farewell to some slimy companions. As I work in the beds, often barefoot, I welcome all the frogs, salamanders, and toads I touch with my toes. I like to see the nightcrawlers boiling up when I lay down a water hose. I am not a strictly organic gardener, but I spend a lot of time in the be ...…
 
Boomer drinks pumpkin spice latte and thinks they’re saving the planet. ~SEO SHOW~ Zach, Ryan, and Amanda sit on the couch and look at trending google searches, also we’re still religious from Kanye . Bloomberg runs for president , bill gates and Elizabeth warren are tweet fighting? Should you spay your cat? (One year later follow up). National ...…
 
Ryan Walsh of the literary (read: nerd) indie rock band Hallelujah The Hills has new music on the way. The new I'm You LP releases on November 15, 2019. Walsh, originally from Dedham, MA, has always held an interest in history and folk music, particularly when it comes to his hometown. Dedham was the site of where Sacco and Vanzetti were wrongl ...…
 
Strange things are happening throughout the land, and the Rowdy Party is desperately needed back in Daegshelm. Bernan gets sucked into a new problem unfolding in Sjondal, while Olaf helps Sindre and Kiss make some headway in escaping the cabin. Will the whole team ever be reunited again? [Content Warning: This episode contains body horror inclu ...…
 
Before I started this project, I was aware that there were homeless people in my community, but even though I would see folks collecting cans, or come across their camps at various locations around town, I had no understanding of what their daily lives were really like. In ...By KBOO Community Radio
 
How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: I Know You Rider – Click To Play A great old traditional blues originally called “Blue Woman” recorded in a prison, sung by an 18 year old woman who was serving life for murder. I played this on my Martin D-45. The Byrds recorded this song in 1966 […]By McGuinn
 
This Grimm's tale again has little to recommend it from a feminist standpoint, so I won't. However I think it's my third story in a row where I get to use my beheading sound effect and the first time I've added a dash of Bossa Nova as well as a celtic folk song snippet! Happy Halloween you lovely creepy people! If you like this podcast, pretty ...…
 
Part IV of the Enchanted Cat Castle Series, Tales from the Lilypad original bedtime stories and folktales by Marlene Wurfel. Curd is the littlest and most unimportant creature in the enchanted kingdom. But, oh my cheddar, he's kind. And kind matters.By Lily, a frog
 
Tune in to Billy "BJ" Jones on Sunday, October 27, 2019, for a chat with returning, fellow author and Miami artist Nadim Tabsch. Are you afraid of things that go bumping in the night? Do you turn off all the lights... and still feel full of fright. You know something's not quite right. Do you hide your eyes from the sights? All within the darkn ...…
 
PODCAST: 27 Oct 2019 01 My Dixie Darling – Sheesham, Lotus & Son – The High Stepping Music Of Sheesham & Lotus & Son 02 Calico Printer's Clerk - Harp and a Monkey - The Victorians 03 The Flying Farmer - Dana and Susan Robinson - The Town That Music Saved 04 The Golden Eagle - Natalie MacMaster - Sketches 05 Devil Is In The Dust - The Tweed Proj ...…
 
Free-Range Folk - October 26, 2019 by Crystal SarakasBy Crystal Sarakas
 
Come take a dip in the Great Lakes with Ethan, Nick, and Brett as they explore the mitten better known as Michigan. Grab your corn flakes, Vernor’s ginger pop, and saddle up for a wild ride with Paul Bunyan, a werewolf abduction, and a massive lake monster. Plus, a bonus hoax!By Go Folk Yourself Podcast
 
Racism with Uber? Living for yourself? Elderly Abuse? Therapy Talks as usual! & Gina Rodriguez looking stupid? It looks like we got deep on this one, but when don't we? All that and more on this week's episode of the Grown Folks' Businazz Podcast!Follow us and keep the conversation going!@grownfolksbusinazz@marcuscpalmer & lovecam__Remember to ...…
 
For twelve years, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nancy Kerr lived on a narrow boat, travelling the length and breadth of England’s inland waterways. “We felt like it was a secret part of England and a part that had a different flavour and a different pace”. As she walks on the towpath with Matthew Bannister, she tells how the ...…
 
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