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Living a Richer Life by Design


Oct 15, 2019

IN THIS EPISODE: 

On today’s show we will be talking to Dr. John Oldani, St. Louis native, author, 30-year full professor of American studies and folklore at SIU-Edwardsville as well as visiting professor in countless colleges and universities in the U.S. John has appeared as a regular guest and host on KMOX and KTRS radio in St. Louis and has also been featured as a guest expert on folklore on radio stations in Boston, Chicago, LA, and Phoenix. John created and wrote Johnny Cash’s radio program called, American Folklore, and has been a keynote speaker to hundreds of organizations over his career. John has authored no fewer than seven books including, Sweetness Preserved, the Story of the Crown Candy Kitchen.

During this episode you’ll hear:

  • How folklore so significant in shaping and defining a culture such as customs, superstitions, habits, and languages
  • The derivation of folklore
  • How family folklore impacts generations within a family
  • Some of the lore associated with our great state and the St. Louis region
  • The significance of establishing Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis
  • Excerpts of lore, lingo, and the lighter life from his book the Gateway City
  • Roots of Halloween and some of the lore surrounding it

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Dr. John Oldani is a St. Louis native, author, 30-year full professor of American studies and folklore at SIU-Edwardsville as well as visiting professor in countless colleges and universities in the U.S. John has appeared as a regular guest and host on KMOX and KTRS radio in St. Louis and has also been featured as a guest expert on folklore on radio stations in Boston, Chicago, LA, and Phoenix. John created and wrote Johnny Cash’s radio program called, American Folklore, and has been a keynote speaker to hundreds of organizations over his career. John has authored no fewer than seven books including, Sweetness Preserved, the Story of the Crown Candy Kitchen.