You think you know the story…But do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents ancient fairy tales the way they were originally told: orally, and unadulterated. Tales is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
Though many can repeat this famous cookie's classic rhyme, few know of his origins. Descended from a long line of European "Runaway Pancake" stories, the Gingerbread Man has always been a tale that ends in tragedy - though the details of that tragedy have changed over time.Parcasters - Take a tour of the mythical city of Atlantis, covered this week on Unexplained Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories! Listen today at parcast.com/unexplained and parcast.com/conspiracy
Princess Talia's parents were warned that she must never touch a spindle, or she would face certain death. Though they try their hardest to protect her from such a device, Talia nevertheless pricks her finger on one and falls into a deep sleep. Sponsors!Harper Wilde - Go to HarperWilde.com/TALES to try on three bras at home for FREE and receive a free bra wash bag!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Tales a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Tales.Robinhood.com.
In a wicked twist on the old trading places trope, a princess's devious maid takes her clothes and poses as the princess. The disgraced royal is then forced to herd geese for a living, but her mother's charm gives her the opportunity to reclaim her birthright. It is left to the princess to convince the king of her true identity and to get revenge against her former maid.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Tales to get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES.
In one of the Grimm Brothers’ darkest tales, a young boy named Jakob faces off against an evil stepmother. But even the help of a magical tree may not be enough to defeat a cold-hearted murderer…Sponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Tales to get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES.Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Tales a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Tales.Robinhood.com.
This story follows a young Snow White and her sister as their mother forces them to spend time together. As they go about their chores, their encounters with an ungrateful dwarf lead them to form a bond capable of surviving any ordeal. Of course no Brother's Grimm tale would be complete without at least one character meeting a grisly end.Sponsors!Shudder - Head over to DiscoveryOfWitchesTV.com and use promo code TALES for a free 30-day trial of either Shudder or Sundance Now.SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/TALES for amazing hair and a healthier you.
After secretly marrying a commoner, Prince Francesco uses a magical glass tunnel to spend nights with his true love. But a pair of jealous sisters endangers the couple's rendezvous, and the secret wife, Nella, must save the day, or lose the love of her life.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Tales listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES when you go to BetterHelp.com/Tales.Robinhood - Get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Tales.Robinhood.com.SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/TALES for amazing hair and a healthier you.
A story that has been told for generations all over the world. The modern retelling is well known however, the French, Thai and Norwegian versions vary significantly. In some versions the antagonist tricks the young girl into cannibalizing her grandmother. One thing remains constant: sweet innocent grandma does not make it out alive. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Tales listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES when you go to BetterHelp.com/Tales.Shudder - Head over to DiscoveryOfWitchesTV.com and use promo code TALES15 for a free 30-day trial of either Shudder or Sundance Now.SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/TALES for amazing hair and a healthier you.
By 1697 the story of an incredible cat spread to Paris, where author Charles Perrault created his own version, entitling it La Maître Chat, ou le Chat Botté which means “The Master Cat, or The Booted Cat.” Unlike his modern DreamWorks counterpart, Puss in Boots was originally female, overshadowed by her male counterpart. Sponsors!Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code TALES15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
A crow enlists the help of a woman, instructing her to pluck a feather to make magical wishes. The feather gives her the power to refuse suitors and cook delicious meals. The Enchanted Quill is one of 500 fairy tales preserved in a collection that belonged to historian folklorist Franz Xaver von Schönwerth in the 1860s. Parcasters - Hear Hercules as you’ve never heard him before on this week’s episode of Mythology!
Disney’s Frozen has nothing on this dark and devastating Danish fairy tale. “The Snow Queen” was first published in 1844 by Hans Christian Andersen and has since been adapted into movies, television shows, operas and ballets. Two children, Gerda and Kay, battle the Snow Queen and try to find a balance between good versus evil.
Rooted in both African and Native American legend, Br’er Rabbit, is a collection of folklore first published in 1881 by Joel Chandler Harris. Br’er Rabbit represents not only enlightenment and rebellion against authority, but also deceit, greed, spite and even homicidal rage.Sponsors!Outdoor Voices - For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit OutdoorVoices.com/TALES and enter TALES. Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code TALES15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
This well known warning teaches us that liars are not believed, even when they speak the truth. Do you know the dangerous outcome of weaving tall tales?Sponsors!Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month by going to Audible.com/FairyTales or text FairyTales to 500 500.
Sinbad is back on his ship and setting sail for Persia, hopefully one of his most lucrative trips yet. However, it is not money that Sinbad is looking for… but love. Sponsors!Bombas - Go to Bombas.com/TALES and use the code TALES for 20% off your first order.Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go to Zola.com/TALES.
Confronted with stormy seas, monsters and pirates, Sinbad the fearless sailor, must attempt to steal the magical, “Book of Peace.” Will he complete his journey after being shipwrecked in Basra?Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/TALES and use promo code TALES during checkout! Follain - For only $22 try the Clean Essentials Kit today. Go to Follain.com/TALES and enter code TALES at checkout for free shipping.
The Frog Prince. Sleeping Beauty. Beauty and the Beast.You think you know these stories, but do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents the original versions of fairy tales, not the popular, watered-down versions. Tales premieres Saturday, February 17th. Here is a sneak peek.
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