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128-Irish Folklore: Give Him the Finger

By |2018-11-13T22:10:03+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , |

A fairy tale from Ireland with a genre savvy queen who has one request for her husband: don't let his surely evil next wife get anywhere near her three sons. Of course, things don't really go as planned. The creature this week is hook girl! Don't bug hook girl, or hook girl will [...]

64-Frog Prince: Warts and All

By |2017-03-21T22:27:09+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Episodes, MythPodcast, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The story of the frog prince is well known - a beautiful princess meets a frog, kisses him, and he turns out to be a prince. Except, in the earliest version, it doesn't go like that at all. I won't spoil it, but the original frog prince is extremely bizarre, and I had [...]

55-Grimm: My (Bird) Heart Will Go On

By |2018-03-15T14:41:36+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This story from the Grimm brothers has giants, witches, magical animal organs, enchanted produce, and a helpful (and maybe a little homicidal) cloud buddy who just wants to aid you in finding the next steps on the journey that is life. This story is bizarre and wonderful and a testament to the endurance [...]

5B-Slavic Folklore: The First Horcrux

By |2015-12-09T13:09:52+00:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As it turns out, Koschei the Deathless is very, very hard to kill, a fact one could probably guess from his name. This episode explores his tragic origins, as well as the ludicrously complex way he's hidden his soul (a Russian nesting doll situation that's unpleasant for everyone involved). He'll prove his name incorrect as he finally [...]