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43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland

By | 2018-03-15T14:45:48+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Episode summary: A story of a super-powered Russian hero fighting the evil, also super-powered villain known as Nightingale the Robber. Nightingale can fly, kill with a scream, and lives in the shadows of his forest. The journey will take our hero from home, through multiple stays with Baba Yaga(s), and finally into a confrontation with the legendary [...]

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, [...]

15-Slavic Folklore: Bad Wolf

By | 2018-03-15T14:56:19+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this Russian Fairy Tale from the same collections as the stories of Koschei the Deathless, we find a prince who goes on a quest for the firebird. This leads us into a Russian nesting quest situation, where he ends up on a quest-within-a-quest-within-a-quest. We'll also follow his doofus brothers, who decide that taking an extended [...]

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 [...]

5A-Slavic Folklore: Tried and Died

By | 2018-03-15T14:58:48+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this story of a dangerous magician from Russian folklore, you'll learn that you should maybe believe your spouse if she says you definitely don't want to know what's behind that door in the dungeon. It's the bizarre, sad, and kind of hilarious story of Koschei the Deathless, a man who seems like a much more [...]