One Thousand and One Nights

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71B-Sinbad: Snake Eyes

By | 2018-03-15T14:37:23+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Whether it's deadly literary references, sticky cows, or extremely inappropriate eulogies, the stories of Sinbad have it all...as long as by "it all" you're looking for a story of how a rich (and, let's face it, not-so-smart) guy for whom everything pretty much always works out. It's like Mr. Magoo without the nearsightedness [...]

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34-Ali Baba: Inheritance

By | 2016-05-18T00:57:49+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

As we've come to expect, the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, perhaps the second most famous story from One Thousand and One Nights, is much more violent than modern adaptations would have us believe. Medieval Persia was a dangerous place, and you needed to have your wits, a lot of luck, and apparently an [...]

2B-Aladdin: A Whole New World of Problems

By | 2018-03-15T20:11:10+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the conclusion of the original Aladdin story, there's the meteoric rise of Aladdin, who is definitely not using magic to do any of this. Really. Will people just stop asking him that, already? I mean, so what if he made the most magnificent palace in the world overnight, and that it randomly disappeared. Nothing at all [...]

2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew

By | 2018-03-15T20:11:17+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The story of a poor man who finds a being of unlimited power, and not only uses it to put food on the table, but goes a little farther to take over the kingdom and become the richest man alive. It's the original story of Aladdin, but it's very different from the story you know. The jinni [...]