What is Fakelore?
Fakelore is a podcast dedicated to exploring folklore in pop culture. Each episode, Magill and Caitlyn discuss the possible folkloric origins of something from popular culture, and then consult the Folk-o-meter to determine whether it’s folk…or fake.
Who is Fakelore?
Caitlyn Paxson is a writer and storyteller. She has a degree in folklore and writing, and past jobs include being an artistic director of storytelling performance, a fiber arts consultant, a legal document and poetry transcriber, and a shepherdess. She is an editor at Goblin Fruit, and is very interested in the connection between Eurasian Shamanism and animal transformation in fairytales.
Magill Foote is an independent filmmaker and pop culture blogger who makes short films and bad puns. He seriously knows almost everything about movies and film history, and hosts a whole podcast dedicated to that stuff. Sometimes he does magic.