Basic Folk is a listener-funded podcast run by passionate folk music lovers. It’s free to listen (and always will be!), but it’s not free to produce.
There aren’t many podcasts out there like Basic Folk: diving deep into artists’ stories while searching for the emotion behind those stories.
Contribute to Basic Folk to support honest conversations with folk musicians. Hosts Cindy Howes and Lizzie No offer well-researched interviews with a diverse roster of musicians, including Black, Brown and queer people. Your donation funds production, staff and website maintenance. Help pay for your listening with a generous gift of $5 a month or more.
New for 2023: As a thank-you, we're offering our exclusive Basic Folk sticker pack, featuring adorable illustrations of your beloved hosts along with our furry friends, Dottie the cat and Berlin the Dragon-boi-dog.
If you would prefer, you can also contribute via Apple Podcast's Subscriptions! Click on the subscribe button in your Apple Podcast app via your mobile device. Giving via Apple Podcasts app and you want the stickers? Email us your receipt and address and we'll send 'em out.
Already a donor and want those cute folky stickers? Use the donate form (to the left) to give an additional $20 and they are yours.