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86B-Slavic Folklore: Hold on to Your Hat (ad-free)

By | 2017-10-14T16:54:48+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Member Post|

The conclusion to the dwarf with the long beard, a story about a dwarf. And a long beard. And entering the ear canals of magic horses for fun and profit. We'll see the epic struggle between brothers come to an end, as well as a powerful argument in favor of facial hair. The creature this time [...]

Member Episode 24-Grimm: Give Him the Finger

By | 2017-09-30T20:53:46+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Member Post|

A story from the Grimm Brothers about the robber bridegroom...one in which a bridegroom is a robber...but that's really burying the lede, because there are so many more terrible things about him. Like his inability to keep plans. And his emotional distance from his fiancee. And cannibalism. The creature this time will answer the question of [...]

84-Three Bears: Rule of Three (ad-free)

By | 2017-09-26T23:40:16+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Member Post|

Threes are everywhere in folklore, and today we look at stories where they feature the most prominently: The three bears, the three little pigs, and Cinderella. The tales told and adapted for children children, the three pigs and Cinderella,  are extremely bloody and unforgiving, while the one that was originally for adults - the three bears [...]

83-Tale of Tales: Skin Deep (ad-free)

By | 2017-09-20T02:03:55+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Member Post|

The "Tale of Tales" is a very famous, moderately deranged collection of folklore from 16th century Italy. It's by the author Giambattista Basile, a storyteller who traveled the Mediterranean region collecting stories. The collection known as "Tale of Tales" follows a similar framing narrative to "1001 Nights", with the storyteller telling the king stories in a [...]