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284-Grimm: To the Point

By |2022-08-23T22:32:04-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

I mean, if you style your beard to a point so that it looks like an enormous bird's beak, you can't really fault an insult comedy pro princess for taking some shots at it. It's "King Thrushbeard" by the Grimm brothers. The creature is a giant whose career path involves working for kings, [...]

64-Frog Prince: Warts and All

By |2017-03-21T22:27:09-04:00March 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 [...]

45-Rumpelstiltskin: Let’s Make a Deal

By |2018-03-15T19:57:45-04:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, MythPodcast, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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