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56-Nepali Folklore: Hope You Guess My Name

By |2018-03-15T14:41:27+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A story of a young woman from Nepal who has a (sadly) common problem for folklore, but a very uncommon solution. Also she eats goat vomit. She probably doesn't enjoy it, though. The creature this time is the Habetrot, and she'll make you want to wear stone glasses...and them promptly throw them down [...]

42-Chinese Folklore (Cinderella): You Only Live Thrice

By |2018-03-15T14:45:59+00:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

This week, it's two of the earliest Cinderella stories, one of which is the earliest written version of this type of story, pre-dating European versions by 1000 years. It has evil step-mothers, murderous step-sisters, and helpful cows who will vomit up your work and call you stupid. Trying to grow a beard and keep your five-year-old [...]