Myths and Legends2023-07-29T10:41:19-04:00

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330-Jewish Folklore: The Gilded Cage

Two stories from Yiddish folklore of taking a chance, making a change, going for a ride on a giant bird's wings, yelling at a classroom full of kids, and marrying a demon. [...]

329-Danish folklore: Out of the Box

What would you do if you could have anything you could imagine, but it would cost you everything you have? That's not a choice Hans made, but one he was stuck with [...]

328-Monkey King: Bullish

We're back in the story of the Monkey King with the Journey to the West, and we'll see Sun Wukong finally meet his match: a buffalo with a headband.

327-French Fairy Tales: Sister, Sister

The story of Finette Cendron is like a greatest hits of fairy tales. A tale of betrayal, sisters, ogres, bad poetry, and haircuts, we see three sisters brave the wilds and everything [...]

326-1001 Nights: Enough

Three brothers. One cousin...who they want to marry. It starts in a weird place this week. Three brothers are sent on a quest: the brother who brought back the strangest, coolest item [...]

325-Greek Myths: The Power of Love

Aphrodite is looking for love in all the wrong places. It's the story of where she came from, her side of her doomed marriage with Hephaestus, and how the love of her [...]

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Carissa Weiser


Carissa is a former audiology professor with a background in psychoacoustics, linguistics, and creative writing. She loves her family, photography, tennis season, and riding horses.

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