Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told.
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 [...]
Three stories of people making deals. The first is from Japanese folklore, and it's about making the most of what you have...even when what you have is a dirty piece of straw and a fly friend. The second story is about a man who made a deal with the devil...and all the stupid (maybe brilliant?) decisions [...]
This is the discussion post for episode 29: Upward Mobility, which tells the stories of Rapunzel and The Brave Little Tailor by the Brothers Grimm. [...]