Event | Lectures and Symposia Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Podcasts

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

  • Where: Online Only

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Join the American Folklife Center in this first of a two-part series of online Zoom presentations with live Q&A on Traditional Folklore in a Digital World. This first panel is focused on folklore podcasts. In the current media environment, people often use the internet as their first recourse to get news, information, commentary, and opinion, as well as entertainment. While some of this activity involves websites of traditional media such as newspapers and TV stations, it also encompasses a wide range of newer digital media such as podcasts, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. This is certainly true of folklore, which for some time has been a favorite subject of many popular podcasts and social media projects. As the nation’s premiere public folklore institution, and one that itself participates in both podcasting and social media, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will engage with some of these leaders, learn from them and their experiences, and invite audience Q&A. Panelists include: Aaron Mahnke of the "Lore" podcast, Kristina Downs of the "Crimelore" podcast, Lamont Jack Pearley of "Jack Dappa Blues Radio" and the "African American Folklorist" and Mark Norman of "The Folklore Podcast."

Register for this online event from this location: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_W57jGMnjQEyr8VcWTC2Ndg