Folklife Stories

37 minutes

Folklife Stories with John Fenn – this episode includes some surprising stories and a peek into the life of a folklorist.  Those stories range from a shootout in Texas to the work of preserving Native American language and cultural heritage materials.

John is the Head of Research & Programs at the American Folklife Center, part of the Library of Congress.  He’s married to a folklorist so his kids think that is what everyone does!

The song sample at about 8 minutes into the episode is “Coal Miner’s Blues” from the ToneWay Project.  Learn more at https://toneway.com/song/coal-miners-blues.

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