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

By | 2018-03-15T19:57:59+00:00 November 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 [...]

16-Russian Fairy Tales: She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

By | 2018-03-15T14:56:05+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The story of a young woman, her magic doll, and a witch who may be the most terrifying - or the most ridiculous - person you've ever seen. You'll also see that you should definitely not trust a gift from a witch. Especially if that gift is a human skull...that's on fire. On the creature of the week, [...]

13B-Ragnar Lodbrok: Why’d it have to be Snakes?

By | 2016-03-07T09:36:32+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The end of the saga of this legendary king has Viking battles, magic cows, and a long con to take over England. Ragnar's poor planning when it comes to cementing his legacy blows up in his face, and we catch up with Aslaug, the daughter of Sigurd and Brynhild, and the atrociously ugly couple that murdered [...]

13A-Ragnar Lodbrok: The Beggar King

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:43+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, legendary Viking king and main character of the History Channel series "Vikings" and the many women in his life you absolutely do not want to mess with. It contains Viking battles, murder, betrayal, and heartbreak, uncommonly-ugly peasants, and, of course, a dragon fight. For the creature of the week, if anyone [...]

6B-Merlin: What’s Red, White, and Fighting All Over

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is where we meet Merlin, a son of a demon who uses his evil powers for good. But he's not yet the bearded sorcerer we all kind of know and love. No, he first enters our story as a serious seven year-old with power over magic, the ability to prophesy, and knowledge of the past, present, [...]

5B-Slavic Folklore: The First Horcrux

By | 2015-12-09T13:09:52+00:00 August 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 [...]

3E-Vikings: The Debt is Paid

By | 2015-12-09T13:19:30+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The final chapter of the Saga of the Volsungs follows Sigurd as he finds that navigating relationships with the in-laws is way, way more hazardous than fighting a dragon. He finds the famliy he never had, but generations of betrayal and murder finally catch up with what has been perhaps the most honorable of the Volsungs...you know, [...]

3D-Vikings: Blood of the Dragon

By | 2018-03-15T20:00:02+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Part four and the penultimate episode in the Saga of the Volsungs, the story of a legendary Norse family finds Sigurd riding with his Vikings in an attempt to reclaim his father's kingdom. Then, there's a fight with the dragon, Fafnir, who is in the possession of the cursed ring. Sigurd, our (so far) valiant hero, [...]

3C-Vikings: Renewed shall be Blade that was Broken

By | 2018-03-15T20:00:06+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You can clearly see J.R.R. Tolkien's inspiration in this episode, what with that cursed ring finally making an appearance, a legendary sword reforged, and a selfish psychopath of a dragon sitting atop a pile of gold. Loki casually says something when he walks out the door which tears a family apart, and Odin is not fooling [...]