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Living Heritage Podcast

May 10, 2019

In September 1913, flying was very new, very risky, and very exciting. Records were made, then broken. No one had ever flown across the Atlantic nonstop. Lord Northcliffe, the owner of Britain’s Daily Mail, wanted to change that with a contest. Many teams were ready to try in 1914—then the Great War broke out...


Apr 25, 2019

We are starting a new virtual museums project with our partners in the historic town of Bay Roberts. In this episode, we talk about the places and stories that make Bay Roberts special, and ask for your help in identifying locations of folkloric and historic interest in the community. We talk about children's games and...


Apr 4, 2019

Want to know how to get rid of warts using a snail? Or maybe you have too many freckles? And what to do with those varicose veins? We’ve got you covered. We’ve sifted through the archives for our favourite audio clips about folk cures, charms, and traditional medicines. Listen to stories and memories from Dot...


Mar 21, 2019

In this episode of the Living Heritage Podcast, kids from Holy Cross Elementary (2008) and from the Young Folklorists Program of Heritage NL (2011) share some of their favourite traditional tales, local lore, and urban legends! It is a storytelling special, with student storytellers Caitlin Lacey, Chantelle Saunders,...


Mar 14, 2019

Your favourite holiday-loving folklorists are back! Dale Jarvis and Terra Barrett explore the world of calendar customs in Newfoundland and Labrador, pulling some festive audio clips from the Digital Archives Initiative.  We start with Valentine’s (or is it Valentime’s?) Day memories from Daphne Gillingham and Susan...