It's All About the Traybakes, er, Regional Folklore
April 30, 2021 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Alasdair Becket-King and James Shakeshaft are the Loremen! Every week they unearth some aspect of UK folklore and discourse on it in a very rambling fashion, then they rate the story according to absurdly arbitrary criteria.

If you like this sort of thing, ytou might also try Grave History, who bat in a similar league.

Kind of previously
posted by GenjiandProust (10 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
This reminds me of the format of the Saga Thing podcast, where two guys discuss an Icelandic family saga, then they rate it according to absurdly arbitrary criteria (though Best Bloodshed is kind of an obvious thing to rate in a saga).
posted by Quasirandom at 3:50 PM on April 30 [4 favorites]

It is both weirder and more arbitrary than Saga Thing. Also, profoundly less scholarly but more laugh out loud funny.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:52 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

I really love this podcast. I started listening to it a couple weeks ago every day on my daily walk.
posted by fimbulvetr at 3:54 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

Our Fake History is another excellent one.
posted by fimbulvetr at 3:57 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

ABK's youtube is pretty decent too. I like this video which was originally done as an interactive thing with polls on twitter.
posted by juv3nal at 4:02 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

ABK’s YouTube is a joy! No one seems to have noticed, but I tossed him a nod.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:14 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

Loremen is brilliant. Started listening after I saw Alasdair Beckett-King's viral Every Single Scandanavian Crime Drama bit.
posted by rodlymight at 5:18 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

While we're geeking out over Alasdair Beckett-King I've got to throw in a good word for his Nelly Cootalot adventure games, which are excellent and very funny.
posted by ZaphodB at 5:28 PM on April 30 [2 favorites]

Oh wow, this was basically made for me. And they even have Robin Ince as a guest! I'm trying to add more non politics podcasts to my rotation, this will fit on beautifully.
posted by kalimac at 7:53 PM on April 30 [1 favorite]

My favourite ABK video is his theme song.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 12:16 AM on May 1 [3 favorites]

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