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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young maiden with a face so fair and voice so eloquent no one could help but adore her. And, oh ho! Did she have a friend! But unbeknownst to the maiden, her good friend was a witch. 

They spent long days together in their youth, sipping wine and drinking ale at their local taverns while telling each other stories of other beautiful maidens and evil witches and helpful dragons and cats who are actually trolls, all while drunkenly laughing to each other about such wonderful tales, and how they could be fixed for the modern ear. 

Welcome to Fairy Tale Fix! A podcast for the modern maiden, clever lad, evil witch, frog prince, mischievous faerie, or what have you. Tune in every other Tuesday for fanciful tales between two friends.

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Most recent episodes

The Devil Episode

This week’s episode is filled with Devils and Bad Siblings…coincidence? Kelsey retells the daring tale of the Devil in the Green Coat, also known as Bearskin or Bärenhäuter from the Brothers Grimm, while Abbie tells us Why The Sea Is Salt from Asbjørnsen and Moe, a tale we guarantee you’ll

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The Episode of Men Who Suck

Abbie tells the lesser known but very exciting Brothers Grimm tale The Iron Stove, while Kelsey is super excited to debut The Lost Sister from her newest folktale book, Tales of East Africa. We’re sorry to say it (are we though?) but this is the episode of men who suck.

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This 1800s Tea Is STRONG

Bringing some true holiday nightmare fuel to your ears, Kelsey tells the world’s most depressing Christmas story ever, The Fir Tree, while Abbie tells the world’s weirdest fairy tale ever, The Snowman, both tales by known bisexual disaster Hans Christian Andersen. Brace yourself because both of these are TRULY WTF

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Silly Bear, That’s On You

Kelsey tells the strangely unsatisfying tale of Buttercup / Butterball / Butterbuck (or better still, Smørbukk) by the Norwegian fairy tale collectors Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, while Abby covers TWO animal folk tales, Why Is The Bear Stumpy Tailed (another tale from Asbjørnsen and Moe) and Elephant And

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Listener Tales 01

Abbie and Kelsey read your stories! This first Listener Tales episode includes stories of hilarious things parents tell their kids to get them to behave and how they unexpectedly backfire on them, as well as how strongly kids believe in stuff and the destruction that ensues to prove a point.

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