Rachel Hopkin

Folklorist and Radio Producer

New Books in Folklore Podcast

26 December, 2017

It’s been pretty quiet on the home front this year as I’ve largely been working on my dissertation which is an ethnographic research project focussed on the Argentine tango community in Cincinnati, Ohio.

But I do have some news.  Tim Thurston (OSU folklore alumnus via East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, now Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds, UK) and I have been recruited to start a New Books in Folklore podcast.

This is part of the New Books Network which is, according to its website, “a consortium of podcasts dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to a wide public. We publish 60-80 new interviews a month and serve a large, worldwide audience”.
Here are links to a few of the episodes that Tim and I have done so far:
Ian Brodie – A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Luisa Del Giudice (ed.) – On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose

David Hopkin – Voices of the People in Nineteenth-Century France
More to come.