Folkwise Chat Commands (Twitch Channel Folklore)

On our primary platform Twitch, we have an automod called NightBot to help us filter through Spam and Trolls while we are streaming. Nightbot also helps chatters and moderators more easily share links to social media and other functions for community engagement. NightBot has found a new and much more important service – the facilitationContinue reading “Folkwise Chat Commands (Twitch Channel Folklore)”

Folk Cited Recap: Vampire Birthday and Carmilla

It’s never a bad time to talk about vampires (especially during the sunniest parts of the year)! For the August Folk Cited episode, as part of a tongue-in-cheek nod to Dr. Jared’s birthday and his vampiric-scholarship, we discuss the incredibly influential 19th c. Gothic novella, “Carmilla,” written by Sheridan Le Fanu, in the August editionContinue reading “Folk Cited Recap: Vampire Birthday and Carmilla”

Folk Cited Recap: Horse Girls, 4H, & Misty of Chincoteague

We returned to our #HorseGirl roots and read Margarite Henry’s “Misty of Chincoteague” and the legacy of horses in young adult fiction for the July episode of Folk Cited. Kaitlyn, Caroline, and our guest Gin Seigel, all former and current Horse Girls, celebrated their younger awkward years together, inviting the audience in to the experienceContinue reading “Folk Cited Recap: Horse Girls, 4H, & Misty of Chincoteague”

Folk Cited Recap: Zora Neale Hurston, Fieldwork, and Florida Folklore

It’s the middle of summer; what season could be better to read folklorist Zora Neale Hurston’s renowned Their Eyes Were Watching God? The heat, ethnography, and Dr. Dom’s position as the current State Folklorist of Florida inspired us to explore the history of folklore in this Southern state through the legacy of Hurston for thisContinue reading “Folk Cited Recap: Zora Neale Hurston, Fieldwork, and Florida Folklore”

Folk Cited Recap: Queer Mycology and Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Mycology is the study of fungi, which includes mushrooms and yeasts. This is an interdisciplinary field most notably carried out in hard sciences and biological fields, but has branched out into other disciplines and collaborations, including grassroots and community movements. These groups work together with fungi to help us better understand the influence of fungusContinue reading “Folk Cited Recap: Queer Mycology and Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake”

Frantic Fanfic: Co-narration and Chaos!

Last week on Folkwise Live (02/15/22) we got a few members of the team together to play a group game of Frantic Fanfic (and it’s free and uses a web browser to play!). This creative writing game gives players an opportunity to author parts of a fanfiction narrative based on somewhat randomized pairs of characters.Continue reading “Frantic Fanfic: Co-narration and Chaos!”