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May 28 2014

Radio Programs: Folklore

Folklore is a topic that has always fascinated me, and I got to play with it a little in my radio work. Ghosts is a little sound portrait of people’s stories about their brushes with the supernatural. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] La Llorona is a story about a woman who goes momentarily […]

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Feb 19 2011

Amazonian Folklore

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There is an ancient myth from the Amazon, first documented in writing by José de Anchieta in 1560 and discovered by me yesterday in a book Molly loaned me: Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett. It concerns a demon that the native Pirahã call Curupira. […]

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Sep 17 2008

Steel Drivin’ Man: The Legend of John Henry

Before I upload my pictures from my recent visit to West Virginia, I’ll tell you about one day in particular: our field trip to Talcott: “The home of the John Henry Legend.” I’d spent a lot of time tromping around there while producing Steel Drivin’ Man. You can read more about the documentary or visit […]

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