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 [...]

26-Japanese Fairy Tales: Wisdom

By |2021-02-10T09:34:14-05:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , |

This week: two folktales from Japan. One is about a humble, happy stone cutter who becomes a power-mad, bitter stone cutter. The other is about, surprise surprise, supernatural occurrences at a Buddhist temple in a remote mountain region. The creature of the week is...or are...the blue men of the Minch. They are blue, men, and very, [...]

Member’s Episode 5-Japanese Folklore: The Inch-high Samurai

By |2018-03-15T19:57:52-04:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

The story of a boy who leaves home, finds love, and becomes a samurai...all while being little more than one inch tall. In the creature of the month, you'll see why you shouldn't grow your hair out and dress nicely...especially if you are a security guard at a church. Music: "I need to start writing things [...]

Member’s Episode 2-Japanese Fairy Tales: Unintended Consequences

By |2018-03-15T19:57:59-04:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

On the second Fairy Tale Friday episode, it's two stories from Japanese folklore. One is a super-adorable story about a monkey playing with a crab, which turns into a bloody revenge tale. The other involves a man in the forest who discovers a very powerful alternative to Rogaine. The creature of the week is a little [...]

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