Folxlore is a loosely connected anthology series of queer horror stories written as a hybrid of spoken word and audio fiction.
Each episode intertwines the tales of queer inhabitants of the city as their lives oscillate between the mundane and supernatural.
Folxlore asks the question: If paranoia is common sense, how can you tell if you're being unreasonable?
Folxlore first came out in February 2020 with three pilot episodes. Season one debuted March 7th 2021. Its second & final season
was released weekly from March 5th 2023.
[A] whirlwind of layered sounds, leaning just enough into the weird and unusual to bring forward what is uncomfortable about living as a queer person in the world." -Bello Collective, "100 Outstanding Podcasts From 2020"
Some doors are locked for a reason, and that’s what makes them so appealing. Everyone knows that. Every thing does too.
The world is filled with dark figures when you can’t find it in you to look up. Good luck trying to work out the shape of the danger that surrounds you.
Being a new parent means not knowing what you’re doing. It’s normal. Not knowing what you’ve done? That’s terrifying…
A frightened queer desperate to move out, a creepy caretaker that never says anything, and walls that bleed when you bump into them. Something is definitely wrong with this building, and it's not the skewed morality of landlordism. No wonder so many people are trying to find out what's going on. Three
Glasgow Uni queers go missing in the tunnels underneath, an anxiety-driven Tumblr blog provides much detail but little insight, and a mysterious figure keeps showing up on the CCTV cameras.
Season 1 of Folxlore can be found on all your favourite podcast places.
This is fresh feeling audio, strange and twisted in the right ways that don't leave queer folks out in the cold and instead speak, quietly and firmly, to the anxieties and fears that we have buried in order to survive." -Audio Dramatic #49
"Two months ago we experienced an apocalypse. This is not our city. No one is coming to save us."
The inhabitants of Glasgow's scariest city block find themselves in strange new world. It's a breath of fresh air for some, and an apocalypse for others. If you were given the chance to make a better world from scratch, would you even know where to beg? Time ticks on relentlessly for these (un)fortunate souls, as they burn the candle on both ends and try to make a home out of the ashes.
Season 2 was preluded by 3 halloween mini-episodes. These, as well as the season, can be found on any of your favourite podcasting places.
Folxlore was featured on Radio Drama Revival.
Find Folxlore in The Atlantic's '50 Best Podcasts of 2020' and The Bello Collective's '100 Outstanding Podcasts From 2020'.
Folxlore won three AudioVerse Awards in 2020.
Folxlore has been reviewed in The Wee Review [****] and Audio Dramatic.
Folxlore was part of PodTales 2020.
Folxlore was mentioned in 'Defining Experimental: A Gallery of Meditations on Genre' by Rashika Rao.
An In The Works x Tin Can Audio Production
Written and performed by
Ross McFarlane (he/him)
Syd Briscoe (he/him)
Bibi June (they/them)
Additional voices by
Hannah Raymond-Cox (she/her)
David Devereux (he/they)
Recorded and edited by David Devereux
Artwork by serhawke (they/them)
Graphic design by Bibi June
Created with support from the Young Scot Nurturing Talent Fund & Creative Scotland.