Monsters, memes, internet urban legends, conspiracies, viral crazes and how each holds up a mirror to the society from which they emerge.Digital Folklore is a fully immersive, sound designed podcast that uses storytelling, voice acting, interviews, and scripted narrative to analyze various expressions of internet culture - from scary stories to cat memes - through the lens of academic folklore. 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.Hosted by Perry Carpenter & Mason Amadeus.
Erik Jones • Hurt Your Brain • Jan 23, 2023
"This is non-fiction, but it’s all wrapped around great interviews/editing/production and a non-traditional format that keeps it from feeling like just another discussion show. At one point they talk to a producer for WBUR who says they purposefully consume scary things before bed in the hopes of generating terrifying nightmares. Excuse me?!"
Keelin • Mentally? A Magpie. • Jan 16, 2023
"This is a treat of a podcast in overall style and storytelling, but also with the kindness that this subject matter is being handled. It’s not as easy as we want to think. Folklore is a reflection of who we are as humans, and the presence of the internet in these stories doesn’t change that fact."