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164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me (ad-free)

By |2019-12-03T21:15:15-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Member Post|

Xu Xian is dead. He discovered the truth about his wife and he died. I mean, yeah, he's dead...but he's also unwittingly married to a 1700 year old magical demon snake on a redemption arc, know...something might happen. Seriously, though, this is a packed episode. There are magical (if not wholly unexpected) resurrections, crustacean armies, [...]

164A-Chinese Legends (White Snake): Here I Go Again (ad-free)

By |2019-11-26T22:02:53-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Member Post|

The legend of the White Snake is one of the four great folktales of China. Today, we start that with an act of kindness, demons lurking in the places we can’t look, and a (misguided?) monk hoping to bring justice. When the creature this week has time off, it prefers crashing funerals and projectile vomiting on [...]

163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble (ad-free)

By |2019-11-19T23:05:22-05:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Member Post|

There's a surprising amount to the story of Hansel and Gretel. There's your average fairy tale weirdness, like load-bearing cake and aquatic duck Uber, but there's an unexpected humanity in the story that I think is overlooked. I hope you like it. The creature is punyaiama, from India, and she's the reason you can't get drunk [...]

Member episode 46-Slavic Folklore: Vacation

By |2019-11-01T15:23:17-05:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Member Post|

A Tsar goes on a trip with his buddies, and it takes a bad turn when he gets captured by an enemy king. It turns out torture isn't fun (who knew?) and he needs his wife to come save him. The creature is the piroboli! Hot rocks! They are rocks who are hot (both actually hot [...]

159-Rip Van Winkle: Bad Dad (ad-free)

By |2019-10-22T22:34:51-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Member Post|

The story of Rip Van Winkle is more than just a guy taking a long, alcohol-induced nap. It's a story about a changing time and a man struggling to keep up. It's a story about lost love and and a second chance. It's a story about one of the most insufferable fictional protagonists that you didn't [...]