Tales

By Parcast Network

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Chuck Wagon
 Oct 29, 2019
Fantastic. I'm a big fan of 99% invisible, Myths and Legends, and Stuff you should know. Tales has become my favorite.

PavelQR
 Aug 17, 2019
This is a wonderful show. It's so refreshing to listen to tales oftentimes different from the versions we've grown up with. Thank you! Tuning in from Havana 🇨🇺

Description

Traditional fairy tales aren’t exactly suitable for kids. Women vomit spiders. Children get eaten. There’s even murder! Every Wednesday, we take you through the twists and turns of the dark origins of your favorite pieces of folklore. To listen to the full Tales catalog for free, be sure to subscribe on Spotify!

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The Tale of the Three Apples
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One of the earliest murder mysteries comes from One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales. After a dead body is found in the Tigris River, the caliph’s adviser is tasked with solving the crime. If he fails, he and his family will suffer a similar fate… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories
1887
Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling…  Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history’s greatest authors. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Jack and the Beanstalk Pt. 2
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The stranger's beans led Jack to the land of the giants... but will he be able to escape? And how will the discovery of a dangerous magical land save him from poverty? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Jack and the Beanstalk Pt. 1
2605
An iconic tale, this story tells how a young boy makes a foolhardy gamble to save himself and his mother from starvation. Would you sell your only hope for a handful of magic beans? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Of the Pretty Girl and the Seven Jealous Women
2563
In this ancient Ibibio tale, beauty is a questionable gift for a young heroine who just wants some friends to visit a festival with. Instead, she finds herself wrapped up in a story of betrayal — and brutal revenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
The Wicked Old Man of the Sea
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In this ancient Finnish folk tale, a fisherman is forced to give his daughters to the evil sea spirit, Wetehinen. After two daughters disobey the supernatural being, he kills them. But the fisherman's youngest daughter devises a plan to bring her sisters back to life, and destroy Wetehinen once and for all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Mangita & Larina
2463
From the Philippines, this folktale personifies goodness and wickedness in the form of two rival siblings. But it’s not only a lesson in morality — it’s an origin story for a lake event that’s tied to the Pasig River. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Hansel & Gretel Pt. 2
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As the truth of their abandonment sinks in, Hansel and Gretel begin to despair — until the tantalizing smell of gingerbread leads them to a house of sweets. But the sugary cottage hides a rotten core, and the children are left to determine how to outwit a witch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Hansel & Gretel Pt. 1
2535
In the midst of a famine, a father and his wife lead their children deep into a forest. They mean to leave them there in a desperate bid for survival. And though Hansel and Gretel prove to be clever and capable, their stepmother is a determined adversary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021