Here you can find here a curated selection of the people who have been mentioned in various “inexpert discussion sections” of the podcast, and a little bit more information about them.
Strictly speaking they aren’t all folklorists, but authors, chroniclers, antiquarians, historians, translators and more.
In some cases this is not a great deal more than is on their Wikipedia page, but the difference is that these pages are written with a focus to their influence on folklore, folktales and other stuff that might be relevant directly to the podcast.
A light read, rather than some academic treatise, on these figures who make the podcast possible……
….or at least those figures whose names we know at least – for, by the nature of the stories there are a great many other people behind each one whose names can no longer be made out against the roaring din from the falling sands of time.
If you’re interested in finding out a bit more of my thinking behind this section please do check out the below article on the origin of the stories where I attempt to answer the very reasonable question: “Who are all these rich, mostly men, and what do they have to do with the stories?”
A mini-essay contemplating why there are so many folklorists named on a podcast about tales where we can’t pin down exact origins
Otherwise select an article from below to find out more: