Ep 65 - The Folklore of Scandinavia with Tommy Kuusela

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This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with swedish folklorist Tommy Kuusela to discuss the diverse and highly entertaining folklore of Scandinavia. Complicated questions answered this week include: What is the difference between mythology and folklore? Why do so many animals in folklore turn into sexy ladies? And Dan's most pressing question: how accurate are the little plastic troll dolls to actual folklore depictions? Why was this his most pressing question? Well, it's complicated.

If you would like read more of Tommy's writing you can find articles he has written over at: folklorethursday.com/author/tommykuusela
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