Thursday, April 4, 2019

Warts and All! The Newfoundland Folk Cures podcast

Dictionary of Newfoundland English Word-file for ‘fig’.  English Language Research Centre, Memorial University

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 O’Brien of Cape Broyle, Judy Symonds of Carbonear, Ralph Barrett of Upper Island Cove, and Jeanette Russell of Spaniard’s Bay. It’s a podcast to cure all your ills!

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The Living Heritage Podcast is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HeritageNL and CHMR Radio. Past episodes are hosted on Libsyn, and you can subscribe via iTunes, or Stitcher. Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.

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