Fakelore returns with a new episode in honour of the Mad Max franchise. Not Mad Max: Fury Road, though – Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome! Since Caitlyn absolutely adores the oasis-dwelling tribe of children from that film, we’re tackling the topic of feral kids. Did George Miller draw upon folklore when he wrote Beyond Thunderdome? Two opinions enter, one opinion leaves! Click here to download.
Could something as modern as a sinister artificial intelligence in a robot body have its origins in folklore? On this episode, Caitlyn and Magill talk about the villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron to try and deduce whether his creators were thinking about folklore when they imagined him. Caitlyn also talks about a very unusual phase in her teenage years. Click here to download the episode!
He’s a military experiment, he’s the leader of the Avengers, but could Captain America have his origins in folklore? Find out on this episode of Fakelore as Caitlyn and Magill take a look at the only member of the Avengers who represents an entire country. Click here to download the episode!
My, Channing Tatum, what big eyes you have! On this episode of Fakelore, Magill and Caitlyn discuss Caitlyn’s area of folkloric expertise: Channing Tatum’s abs. Uh, I mean, werewolves! In honour of the outrageously so-bad-it’s-good Jupiter Ascending, this particular episode will be focusing on romantic depictions of wolf men. But were the Wachowskis drawing on werewolf folklore when they wrote Jupiter Ascending? Click here to find out!
Both February and March of 2015 had a Friday the 13th, and there’s another one in November! On the inaugural episode of Fakelore, Caitlyn and Magill try to uncover the roots of the superstition that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. Does it have anything to do with Camp Crystal Lake? Click here to find out!