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 exciting episode, folklorists at the American Folklife Center announce that we have discovered the origin of all folklore everywhere! The artist and lithographer James Fuller Queen (ca. 1820-1886) identified the origin of the human race as the land of Paradise on the sunken continent of Lemuria, quite near where India is today. See his map above for further details. Following his lead, but differing quite markedly on many details, we have pinpointed the origin of all folklore everywhere! The subject is most fully explored in the podcast, which you can find at the link above. Happy listening!