Ghosts are undoubtedly one of the most popular aspects of folklore stories. But in folklore there are two distinct types of ghost: the folk (or legendary) ghost or the haunting. In this episode of The Folklore Podcast, regular host Mark Norman examines two particular folk ghost motifs, the 'Cockstride' ghost, which serves some form of penance for evil, and the Phantom Coach.


The talk is illustrated with many examples from the South West of the United Kingdom, where these folk ghosts occur a lot in traditional accounts.


An episode supplement is available to download for this episode from the Folklore Podcast website. The supplement is a full 16-page fully designed e-zine featuring many more case studies, additional notes, comparisons of folk ghosts with stories in fictional literature and suggested reading.