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Subscribers: 2462
Reviews: 19

 Jan 16, 2020

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.

 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 🇨🇺

Mary D
 May 26, 2019
Enjoy hearing the original way they were told.

 May 5, 2019
Really great. I've been looking for a podcast like this. Well done!


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!

Episode Date
Mistress Lucia
A prince who wants a bride, a woman with latent magical powers, and a scheming maid... This Mexican fairy tale tells the story of love gone wrong—and why we should maintain a healthy respect for nature.
Apr 01, 2020
Parcast Classic: Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves Pt. 1
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! A modest wood chopper finds a stolen fortune in a magical cave, but can't keep the secret from his greedy brother. The next time Ali Baba visits the cave, he is greeted not by robbers, but by the corpse of his dead brother.
Mar 25, 2020
The Magic Cask
In this Chinese fairy tale, a poor family discovers a magical jar that will give them anything they want. But when tensions arise among the family, a blessing can easily turn into a curse.
Mar 18, 2020
The Sandman Pt. 2
An adult Nathanael attempts to overcome the traumatic experiences of his childhood. But he knows, deep down, that Coppelius will always return, ready to take his eyes.
Mar 11, 2020
The Sandman Pt. 1
Young Nathanael fears the one who comes in the night, who takes the eyes of children. His fear only grows when his father's co-worker, Coppelius, begins to show signs of being the boogeyman himself.
Mar 04, 2020
It is a dark, strange story that combines fantastical elements with an uncompromising, bleak worldview. At its core, Donkeyskin tells the tale of a beautiful French Princess who escapes the terror of incest and abuse through hard work and perseverance. It also features one of the most detestable villains in fairy tale history.
Feb 26, 2020
Tales Rewind: Bluebeard
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Tales that you might have missed!  A key. A forbidden locked door. And bloody secrets. A cautionary tale, Bluebeard warns of the danger of rich men with unchecked powers, and of the deadly risk to women who become disobedient.
Feb 23, 2020
In this piece of Philippine folklore, Chongquita the monkey bride marries an ill-tempered man. When he becomes violent at a party, her astonishing secret is revealed.
Feb 19, 2020