Folklife Stories with John Fenn – this episode includes some surprising stories and a peek into the life of a folklorist. Those stories range from a shootout in Texas to the work of preserving Native American language and cultural heritage materials.
John is the Head of Research & Programs at the American Folklife Center, part of the Library of Congress. He’s married to a folklorist so his kids think that is what everyone does!
The song sample at about 8 minutes into the episode is “Coal Miner’s Blues” from the ToneWay Project. Learn more at https://toneway.com/song/coal-miners-blues.