My name is Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran. I'm a PhD candidate in the Folklore Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and I'm also a speculative fiction writer under the pseudonym C.S. MacCath. The Folklore & Fiction podcast and dispatch synthesize these passions with a focus on folklore scholarship aimed at storytellers. As a folklorist, writer, and musician, I appreciate the value of vernacular knowledge to the creative process, and I bring this appreciation to my work as an educator and storyteller. I'm also a Neo-Pagan animist looking for ways to integrate my work with my reverence for the natural world and the sentient beings who share it with me. We live in a perilous time for the Earth, and we need art that engages with this peril in ways that inspire and motivate us. The Folklore & Fiction project is a way for me to explore what it means to make that art and share what I learn with academics, storytellers, musicians, and artists like you.