fantasticworldspod October 25, 2021
In this special Halloween episode, Kelsey covers two terrifying Grimm fairy tales: How Children Played At Slaughtering and The Juniper Tree, which has it all – murder, possession, cannibalism, REVENGE! Abbie tells the origin story of Jack O’ Lanterns by covering The Legend of Stingy Jack. For more spooky folklore […]
fantasticworldspod October 11, 2021
It’s spooky season! Abbie starts us off with an Irish account of The Headless Horseman from A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, and Kelsey (completely coincidentally) follows it up with yet another Irish ghost tale, The Nut Eating Ghost, from Jeremiah Curtain’s incredible ethnography, Tales of the Fairies […]
fantasticworldspod September 27, 2021
It’s our Podversary! To celebrate one year of Fairy Tale Fix, Abbie and Kelsey cover one of the big ones: Sleeping Beauty.
fantasticworldspod September 13, 2021
It’s Dragon Day! Abbie tells the story of the infamous and fearless Hidesato, whose heroic demeanor catches even the eye of a dragon king, in My Lord Bag of Rice. Kelsey tells a very different dragon story in Yanni, where–as usual–the story is not named after the right hero.
fantasticworldspod August 30, 2021
Kelsey tells the story of The Kindly Magician (but was he?) from one of our favorite books, Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends. Abbie reads a story about a father who (as usual) promises way too much, too soon, and his very clever daughter in The Monkey Bridegroom.
fantasticworldspod August 16, 2021
Abbie tells an uplifting story that is the fairy tale equivalent of meeting drunk girls in a bar bathroom, The Three Mermaids, as told by our favorite fairy tale goddess Ruth Manning-Sanders. Kelsey then ruins the entire episode and feel-good vibe with a very short and disturbing tale, The Wolves.
fantasticworldspod August 2, 2021
FINALLY, more Baba Yaga! Kelsey retells the popular Russian fairy tale Vasilisa The Beautiful, a dark tale of a poor maiden who is forced into the woods, and what deadly mysteries live within those woods you might wonder… Meanwhile, Abbie tells a dreamy Brazilian folk tale, The Princess With The […]
fantasticworldspod July 19, 2021
Abbie tells us the story of a cat that’s dressing for the job he wants, Puss In Boots, while Kelsey tells the story of the Old Woman In The Wood, where a spunky maiden trespasses and rummages through a poor old woman’s jewelry at the behest of a bird.
fantasticworldspod July 5, 2021
Kelsey and Abbie discuss one of the greatest modern fairy tales of all time: Shrek! by William Steig.