Mark is an independent folklore researcher and author based in the South West of the UK. He is a committee member of the Folklore Society and the creator and host of The Folklore Podcast – a globally listened to internet podcast which has enjoyed around half a million downloads in its first 18 months. Mark holds the UK’s largest archive of sightings, eyewitness accounts and traditions pertaining to the phenomena of ghostly apparitions of Black Dogs, which formed the inspiration for the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. His book on the subject, Black Dog Folklore is the only full length study on this area by a single author. Mark is currently writing a new book of extended essays on a variety of folklore subjects and a series of monographs on folklore. He also narrates audiobooks for Audible and for the production company Circle of Spears, which he co-owns.
I’ll be talking to Mark about black dogs, folklore and his podcast. And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
Catch the show on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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