Episode six of the Folklife Today Podcast is ready for listening! Find it at this page on the Library’s website, or on iTunes, or with your usual podcatcher.
In this amusing episode, John Fenn and I explore the holiday of April Fools’ Day with the help of AFC staff. You’ll learn about the history of April Fools’ day along with the legends that accompany it. We discuss various tricks and pranks associated with the Fools’ day, specifically the pranks that students played on their teachers in the early 20th century. You’ll also hear a traditional Irish ballad associated with April Fools’ Day. Most of that material was taken from this previous blog post over at Folklife Today.
There’s one segment in the podcast that we’ve not yet blogged about here: Jennifer Cutting tells us about the intricate April Fools’ pranks AFC staff play on each other at the Library! That’s an angle you can only hear about in the podcast, so head on over and listen!