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Digital Folklore

Digital Folklore is an immersive audio adventure that takes place inside a fictional universe, but explores the real-world truths behind various expressions of internet culture and how each holds up a mirror to the society from which they emerge.

This podcast is great for audio fiction fans who really really want to enjoy interview-based shows, or for listeners who love expert interviews and insights but long for something unique and unexpected.

Join Perry Carpenter and Mason Amadeus as they explore the wild and wonderful world of online folklore, encountering a wide range of characters—both real and fictional—who provide a wealth of folkloric insight while simultaneously creating new lore. With topics ranging from the absurd to the unsettling, the Digital Folklore podcast is an accessible and entertaining way to learn about folkloric concepts and societal truths. Oh...and be sure to listen carefully—you never know what you might find.

Digital Folklore: The Journey So Far

Digital Folklore

  • 210 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 56:15

In this special catch-up episode, Digital Folklore podcast creators Perry Carpenter and Mason Amadeus have a candid chat about the show so far. They spill behind-the-scenes secrets about unexpected plot twists, their creative process for audio storytelling, and how they brought this modern folklore to life. You'll also learn some fun and interesting ways their real life circumstances have woven their way into the show's mythos. The hosts share behind-the-scenes insights from interviews and emphasize the value of preserving modern folklore. Whether you're a longtime listener or just tuning in, this episode lets you in on the hosts' journey and the growth of Digital Folklore from idea to award-winning show. 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dr. Andrea Kitta | Unplugged

Digital Folklore

  • 220 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 56:03

Welcome to Digital Folklore Unplugged! Unplugged episodes are where we ditch all the fancy production and story elements and bring you the raw (or slightly edited) interviews with folklore experts. In this interview Perry and Mason speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta. Dr. Kitta provides her thoughts on the importance of being able to view world events and trends through the lens of folklore. We also hit on how both positive and negative forms of folklore arose during the pandemic. Folklore and public health. Folklore and technology. And you’ll also hear Andrea Kitta’s favorite urban legend… It's a creepy twist on a classic. Ok, let’s get unplugged… Guest: Dr. Andrea Kitta (Twitter) (Google Scholar Page) Additional Resources (Books are Amazon Associates Links to help support the show) University page and CV The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore, by Andrea Kitta Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception, by Andrea Kitta Andrea Kitta on The Fabric of Folklore podcast: Ep 16: Dr Andrea Kitta, The kiss of death and other medical beliefs and legends Folkwise interview with Dr. Andrea Kitta 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

After the Episode | S2E7 (If Memory Serves)

Digital Folklore

  • 190 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 41:08

Perry & Mason catch up after the production of the last episode. Things we mentioned: We formally introduce Matthew Bliss! Geeking out about audio stuff Perry and Mason remember being floored by receiving an email from Andrew Peck after the pilot episode We are in awe of Andrea Kitta Listener messages Episode editing by Matt Bliss of MBPod. If you want to find the extra clips and BTS snippets, join our Discord server using the link below! 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

If Memory Serves (The Mandela Effect, Trust vs. Truth, & AI)

Digital Folklore

  • 230 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 01:02:17

If Memory Serves (Mandela Effect, Folk Trust, & AI) We split the party! While Perry is searching for answers to all the inexplicable weird things happening lately, Mason is searching for Digby. Meanwhile, Digby is out to find his place in the world as an artificially-intelligent raccoon - and he just so happens to catch a ride with Andrew Peck. Perry finds something strange in a pre-recorded interview with Andrea Kitta, and as the crew goes their separate ways... it seems that everything is converging on a single familiar location. In This Episode: Andrew Peck does a phenomenal job voice-acting, after Mason wrote him a ton of lines. Andrea Kitta covers a ton of ground very quickly, as we talk about several facets of folklore in the modern age. The deferral of fact-checking, and the implicit trust within folk groups. The impact of AI tools on disinformation, as well as 'information' more broadly. The Mandela Effect, and how unreliable memory is. Mark Norman makes an acting cameo. Guests: Andrea Kitta:  A folklorist with a specialty in medicine, belief, and the supernatural. She is also interested in Internet folklore, narrative, and contemporary (urban) legend. Her current research includes: vaccines, pandemic illness, contagion and contamination, virality, stigmatized diseases, disability, health information on the Internet, and Slender Man. She is a fellow of the American Folklore Society. Andrew Peck: A folklorist, media scholar, and ethnographer whose research focuses on how digital media offers new possibilities for persuasion and everyday communication. His current research focuses on how online communities circulate and contest knowledge using memes; and how hoaxes, rumors, and urban legends develop and circulate across networks. Featuring voice acting from: Brooke Jennett of THIRTEEN as Digby Mark Norman of The Folklore Podcast as Mark Norman 🗣 Join our Discord community 💁‍♀️ Support us on Patreon 🕸 Sign-up for our newsletter, check our our merch, and learn more about the show at digitalfolklore.fm. 📚 Check our book list for some great folklore-related books Find us on the socials: Twitter: @digiFolklorePod Facebook: DigitalFolklorePod Instagram: DigitalFolklorePod TikTok: digitalfolklore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices