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Pic of the Week: Urban Fieldwork Edition!

Posted by: Stephen Winick

This week, AFC staff conducted a brief fieldwork session for our podcast, also called Folklife Today. Although the episode we’re working on in this photo won’t be ready for a while, you can listen to previous episodes at this link! On the podcast, we often create audio versions of our most popular blog posts, and …

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Hidden Folklorists on the Folklife Today Podcast

Posted by: Stephen Winick

Episode seven 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. Get your podcast here! In this fascinating episode (we hope!), John Fenn and I, along with Library of Congress staff members Stephanie Hall, Michelle Stefano, and Muhannad Salhi, …

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April Fools on the Folklife Today Podcast

Posted by: Stephen Winick

As you may have figured out, our previous post about having discovered the origin of all folklore everywhere was an April Fools’ Day practical joke.  If you followed the link to the podcast, you actually heard about the roots of the April Fools’ Day tradition.  This post is to set the record straight! Episode six …

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On the Folklife Today Podcast: The Civil Rights History Project

Posted by: Stephen Winick

Episode five 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. Get your podcast here! Our latest podcast episode, “The Civil Rights History Project,” explains the background of one of AFC’s congressionally mandated oral history projects, and presents interviews …

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On the Folklife Today Podcast: “Kumbaya”

Posted by: Stephen Winick

Episode four 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. Or, hear it in the player below! Our latest podcast episode, “Kumbaya: Stories of an African American Spiritual,” presents some of the background to this classic old song, …

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Christmas Songs Podcast is Live!

Posted by: Stephen Winick

Episode three 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. Get your podcast here!   Our latest podcast presents some of our favorite Christmas songs.  In this blog post, I’ll present the full versions of all the songs.  …

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Festive Foods Podcast in Time for Thanksgiving

Posted by: Stephen Winick

That’s right, Episode Two 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. Get your podcast here!   This blog post provides more background for the stories and the audio in the podcast. The first thing you’ll hear is …