What is USU's folklore podcast? USU Special Collections & Archives produces a "slice" of folk podcast called FolkBistro. FolkBistro explores folklore genres, groups and themes. USU's Folklore Program is a participant of this venture, giving folklore students an opportunity to collect folklore through a podcast. Student podcast will be vetted for inclusion as a segemnet of FolkBistro.
The podcast assignment allows you to collect a type of folklore (such as legend, tradition, prank, initiation, family custom, folk belief) and produce a 5-7 minute podcast exploring that folklore genre. For clarification about topics, consult with your instructor. Each podcast should include:
- A brief introduction of yourself
- Definition of chosen folklore topic--if you use quotes in your podcast, be sure to give your source(s)
- The context for the folklore
- An example (or two) of the folklore, including informant information
- Commentary and analysis about the folklore
Your podcast must be submitted to instructor with the following:
- CD of podcast (.wav file format) and transcript of the podcast in MSWord
- Metadata Form
- An informant release form for each of your informants, including you, if you collect from yourself
- A collector release form from you
Podcasts (CD, metadata forms, releases) will be added to the FOLK COLLECTION 8: USU (Undergraduate Student Fieldwork Collection) in USU's Special Collections & Archives.