Category: podcasts

The Terrible Head

By , September 26, 2015 5:00 am

Listen to “The Terrible Head.” In this retelling of the myth of Perseus, a young man goes adventuring before fulfilling a prophesy.

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The Believing Husbands

By , August 21, 2015 5:00 am

Listen to “The Believing Husbands”
When a man’s wife and her parents collapse in tears over what might have been, he sets off to find three people as silly as they; but will he succeed?

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Puss in Boots

By , May 9, 2015 5:00 am

Listen to “Puss in Boots” – When a youth inherits nothing but a cat, how can he use it to make his fortune?

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The Glass Axe

By , October 8, 2014 6:00 am

The Glass Axe – A prince is taken by an evil fairy. After facing impossible tasks, will he be able to escape?

The Bunyip

By , September 20, 2014 6:00 am

The Bunyip – in this Australian tale, a mother beast takes revenge on the hunters who take her child.

The Un-Looked For Prince

By , August 16, 2014 6:00 am

The Unlooked-For Prince – A king makes a bad bargain, and loses his son. Will the prince escape the evil that awaits him?

The Ogre

By , July 19, 2014 6:00 am

The Ogre – A lad takes a job working for an ogre. How long will it take him to learn to mind his tongue?

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The Boy Who Could Keep a Secret

By , December 1, 2013 6:00 am

The Boy Who Could Keep a Secret – A boy with a secret aids the King of Hungary – but can he outwit a Sultan?

The Fairy Nurse

By , May 3, 2013 4:18 pm

These are not the perky fairies of today! Can a woman taken by fairies help her friend escape them?

The Bear

By , April 1, 2013 6:00 am

The Bear – An overprotected princess finds a way to see the world. But will her true love find a way to see her?

The Princess in the Chest

By , February 1, 2013 12:00 pm

A king’s misdeeds force him to ask for his only child’s death. Who can break the spell she is under?

The Language of Beasts

By , December 1, 2012 10:00 am

The Language of Beasts – When a shepherd saves a snake, he is rewarded with the ability to understand what animals say. But is this a gift or a curse?

The Two Caskets

By , October 11, 2012 11:33 am

The Two Caskets – An abused stepdaughter finds riches and happiness when she is pushed into a well. What awaits her spoiled stepsister on the same journey?

 

 

Fairy Gifts

By , September 4, 2012 3:06 pm

Fairy Gifts – Princess Sylvia may choose any gift from the Flower Fairy. But after visiting others so honored, will she choose beauty, eloquence, or something far more rare?

 

 

Underground Workers

By , July 1, 2012 12:00 pm

Hans is befriended by a man with vast storerooms of gold and silver; will Hans squander gifts from his friend, or be sensible?

Father Grumbler

By , June 11, 2012 3:18 pm

When a man receives special gifts to help his family, but doesn’t follow the rules, something unusual happens.

The Silent Princess

By , April 1, 2012 12:00 pm

The Silent Princess – an old woman curses a young prince, setting off a chain of events. Will the price be able to win the heart of the Silent Princess?

Bobino

By , February 1, 2012 12:00 pm

Bobino – A young man’s father is more than a little disappointed in his son’s education; can the lad make something of himself in spite of this?

The Maiden with the Wooden Helmet

By , November 4, 2011 3:34 pm

A poor but obedient girl prepares to marry a rich man’s son. What wonders will be revealed at the wedding?

The Dirty Sheperdess

By , September 7, 2011 3:41 pm

The Dirty Shepherdess – A princess is banished after insulting her father. Who will learn a lesson when next they meet?

Asmund & Signy

By , July 26, 2011 10:46 am

When the children of a king decide to take refuge in some hollowed-out trees, will a witch be able to deceive a prince?

 

The Bushy Bride

By , May 9, 2011 3:39 pm

Trolls and true love take center stage in this Norwegian story.

The Sister of the Sun

By , April 1, 2011 11:00 am

The sister of the sun – in a classic tale of a quest, a young man must first steal from the sister of the sun; then, he must win her heart.

Little Snow White

By , March 1, 2011 8:00 am

A folk tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.

Jack My Hedgehog

By , February 1, 2011 10:00 am

A strange-looking young man living in a forest rescues two kings. Will they prove honorable?

The Golden Mermaid

By , August 4, 2010 8:53 am

A young prince on a quest and finds an unusual friend and true love — but will his brothers be happy for him? Read at Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books: The Golden Mermaid.

Snow-white and Rose-red

By , June 1, 2010 1:17 pm

Snow-white and Rose-red — Not that Snow White! Two sisters and their mother befriend a bear — or is it a bear?

Snowflake

By , April 6, 2010 8:59 am

Snowflake — A precursor to Frosty, this Slavic story is short and sweet.

The Three Robes

By , March 1, 2010 3:00 pm

Princes, ogres, and adventure — with just a touch of Rumpelstiltzkin!

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The Six Swans

By , January 14, 2010 9:00 am

“The Six Swans” — How far will a young girl go to restore her transformed brothers to their human forms?

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

By , December 1, 2009 2:36 pm

In this classic tale from the Arabian Nights, a poor woodcutter discovers the hidden treasures of a band of robbers, survives great danger, and brings riches to his whole family — with some help from a clever servant.

The Gifts Of The Magician

By , October 1, 2009 8:03 am

A Finnish Tale from Andrew Lang’s Crimson Fairy Book.

The Story of A Clever Tailor

By , September 1, 2009 10:08 am

A German tale from Andrew Lang’s Green Fairy Book.

How Six Men Traveled Through the Wide World

By , July 17, 2009 10:46 am

A man and his extraordinary companions work together to outwit a devious king in How Six Men Traveled Through the Wide World.

The Crow

By , June 9, 2009 1:14 am

The Crow, an old tale from Poland, is quite similar to the French classic, Beauty and the Beast. This heroine, though, faces fear and isolation that her French counterpart never imagined!

The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles

By , May 19, 2009 8:38 am

Jealousy leads to magical transformations and transportations in The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles.

The Lovely Ilonka

By , April 15, 2009 8:00 am

A prince finds his princess by mystical means in The Lovely Ilonka — but how will Ilonka clear up a case of mistaken identity?

The Whirlwind

By , March 17, 2009 8:26 am

A king loves his daughters too much in The Whirlwind, and it is up to three brothers to do what the king’s armies cannot.

The Goblin Pony

By , February 23, 2009 4:22 am

The Goblin Pony is a cautionary tale from France. Would a story like this keep you inside on a windy night?

http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/220.htm

The Sunchild

By , January 19, 2009 11:24 am

The Sunchild is based on a Greek tale about a woman who longs for a child. The Sun sends her a child, but what will happen when it is time for the girl to return to the Sun?

http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/198.htm

The Cunning Hare

By , December 19, 2008 5:31 am

The Cunning Hare is a Native American story. A young hare surprises his grandmother by catching fish, but how can grandmother cook the fish with no fire?

http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/282.htm

What Came of Picking Flowers

By , November 16, 2008 11:31 pm

What Came of Picking Flowers comes to us from Portugal. It’s a story of magic, transformation, deception,and family.http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/213.htm

How the Wicked Tanuki was Punished

By , October 19, 2008 11:31 pm

How the Wicked Tanuki was Punished is a Japanese tale about a wicked and selfish animal outsmarted by his own son.

http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/229.htm

The Husband of the Rat’s Daughter

By , September 14, 2008 11:31 pm

The Husband of the Rat’s Daughter is a Japanese tale; it will be familiar to fans of Stonecutter, though the ending is not so harsh!

http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/275.htm

The Three Snake Leaves

By , August 17, 2008 11:31 pm

The Three Snake Leaves is another tale that comes to us from the Brothers Grimm. Surprising to many, this is a tale of revenge and death.
/www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/386.htm

Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle

By , July 14, 2008 11:31 pm

Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle is much like Cinderella – minus the evil stepmother and stepsisters! In this story collected by the Brothers Grimm, magic helps a girl win the love of a prince. www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/384.htm

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