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Stomach Ache? Try a Needle in the Thumb

Piece: Interviewer: “Do you know any folk medicine?” R.B.: “…oh my god… actually yeah. My mom used to tell me if my stomach hurt to stick a needle in my thumb and the it will go away.” Interviewer: “R.B, what that makes no sense… did it work?” R.B.: “… I mean I guess. It lets… Continue Reading »


Context: The subject is a college freshman, born in South Korea before moving to the United States when they were 12 years old. I wanted to get to know more about any folklore they might have experienced growing up, so I conducted an interview with them to find out. Piece: Subject: Okay, so kids, you… Continue Reading »