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Living Heritage Podcast

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...


Mar 8, 2019

In this episode, folklorists Terra Barrett and Dale Jarvis play some clips from past oral history and folklore interviews archived on Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative, all on the theme of work, occupations, and business. We’ve got a little bit of everything, from the Terra Nova Motors jingle with


Feb 18, 2019

On 18th of February 1942, over 200 American sailors died when the USS Pollux and USS Truxtun ran aground during a winter storm near St. Lawrence, The two ships, accompanied by the USS Wilkes, were headed for Argentia  American navy base carrying war supplies. Due to the rescue efforts of the people of St. Lawrence and...