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Guinea pig friend (obviously), member Folklore Society, and EFDSS. Long term folk song/tale/lore enthusiast, crafter in wool and fabrics, trade unionist/activist/community volunteer, humanist and anarchist. Book hoarder. Picked up the folk tales and songs at grammar school in the 60s.
Chris Woodyard is an Ohio writer and historian studying the material and popular culture of death. She is the author of nine books on Ohio ghostlore, the Haunted Ohio series, as well as three volumes on historical ghost stories including The Ghost Wore Black, and The Victorian Book of the Dead, a book on the popular and material culture of Victorian mourning and death. She is co-host, with Dr Simon Young, of Boggart and Banshee: A Supernatural Podcast, discussing fairies, folklore, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. Available on all the usual podcast platforms.
Her research interests include death folklore and mourning customs.