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Tales From The Enchanted Forest

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Join Fox and Sparrow as we journey around the world to share Fairy Tales, Folktales, Fables, Myths and Legends. We strive to dig deep into the origins, variants, tropes and modern day adaptations of well-known and unknown tales. Join us on Wednesdays, every fortnight. Detailed show notes on our website: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com

Location:

Canada

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Join Fox and Sparrow as we journey around the world to share Fairy Tales, Folktales, Fables, Myths and Legends. We strive to dig deep into the origins, variants, tropes and modern day adaptations of well-known and unknown tales. Join us on Wednesdays, every fortnight. Detailed show notes on our website: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com

Language:

English


Episodes

The Apothecary and the Mermaid: An African-American Tale

2/21/2024
Storms, doctors of dead things, a damp mob and a miserable mermaid make this a mermaid story straight from the heart and soul of South Carolina’s literary tradition. Please enjoy the African-American tale of the "Apothecary and the Mermaid" collected by John Bennett and retold by Virginia Hamilton in "Her Stories" as "The Mer-Woman out of the Water." Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:36:41

The Crystal Casket: Italian Snow White

2/7/2024
Fox & Sparrow are back together for a new year with a new wild tale to tell! This Italian tale is like Snow White if it was made by Studio Ghibli. From an evil stepmother to a mischievous eagle and a questionable prince, our female protagonist, Ermellina, will have her work cut out for her to avoid her fate in the Crystal Casket. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:51:15

Sparrow Short: The Eagle, The Whale, and The Dumb Brothers

1/24/2024
Sparrow soars solo this week to Greenland for a wild tale about brothers and what happens when they make some pretty big decisions for their sisters. From surprise marriages to murder and even an epic boat chase, this tale will keep you guessing until the end. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:15:40

Fox Short: The Butterfly’s Wedding

1/10/2024
Join Fox for the first story of the year where we'll dive into a story gifted by a friend. Enjoy a short, weird tale that takes us over rivers, over fields, over ridges, over bens and glens and seas! Eachann MacPhaidein's "The Butterfly's Wedding" (Pòsadh An Dealan-dè) comes from Highland Legends (1905) as edited by Johnny Mains for the British Libraries "Celtic Weird." Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:11:32

The Little Girl and the Whirlwinds: Bulgarian Tale

12/31/2023
Happy New Year! Join Fox and Sparrow for the final story of the year, a whirlwind of a tale from the enchanted forests of Bulgaria! Can a little orphan girl with a warm heart thwart the witch's plan for a forever winter? In the final episode of 2023, Fox and Sparrow reflect on what they have been into the previous year. From getting sick to enjoying new media, it's been a full year, and there is a lot to look back on. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:37:50

Festive Folklore Figures

12/13/2023
The winter holidays are fast approaching and to celebrate, Fox & Sparrow are teaming up with a special guest Julia, aka Kuzco! Together they will cover not one but three Festive Folklore Figures! From Krampus to the Kallikantzaros to the Yule Cat, these animal companions are dedicated to sharing the Christmas whimsy and terror of these holiday creatures. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:27:44

The Tale of the Boneless Jellyfish: Japanese Fairy Tale

11/29/2023
Ever wonder why a jellyfish looks the way it does? Well, wonder no more! Fox and Sparrow retell a Japanese fairy tale that explains the appearance of one of the ocean's more peculiar creatures and the importance of staying in school. In this week's catch-up, Sparrow has caught the Animal Crossing bug and Fox is getting amped for the upcoming Percy Jackson TV series. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:35:37

Running Deer and the Wampus Mask

11/15/2023
November is when the dark creeps up on us and nightmare creatures run rampant in the night! So, snuggle in as Fox and Sparrow dig deep to find the tale behind the Wampus-Cat with the Cherokee tale of Running Deer and the Ew'ah. Also, catch-up with us as we have some spoiler-free Iron Flame and 'Jetlagged' chatter before the story! Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:29:24

New Zealand’s Guide to Moon Making

11/1/2023
Catch up with Fox and Sparrow as they talk about Animal Crossing, cozy games, and Dungeons and Dragons! The story for today comes from Edith Howes. Two friends set off to gain immortality for all of mankind, but despite their success and fairy intervention, the Sky Father has other plans! Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:48:18

Beware of Auntie Tiger: Taiwanese Tale

10/18/2023
With Halloween fast approaching, Fox and Sparrow bravely explore the spookier part of the Enchanted Forest. This Taiwanese tale features two sisters who are left home alone until they suddenly hear a mysterious knock at the door. During this week's Current Obsession catch-up, Fox tells of her latest Netflix binge and kindly explains Korean reality shows to Sparrow. Meanwhile, Sparrow gushes over her new favourite podcast about NBC's The Office. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:32:35

Nigerian Animal Tales

10/4/2023
Join Fox and Sparrow as we share two Nigerian Animal Tales and contemplate the existence of animal tales in a bleak future of extinct mammals! Will Elephants join the mammoths in the folkloric landscape? Chat with us about the strongest Nigerian birds, and African trickster animals! Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:45:14

Falling in Love: Flower Queen’s Daughter

9/20/2023
Cosy up with Fox and Sparrow as we travel to Romania/Ukraine to bring you this Bukovinian fairy tale! It's like the Persephone myth...if the Persephone myth had a seductive Dragon Mother, three very old men, a magic bell and a runaway mare! Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:37:07

Andersen’s Princess And The Pea

8/30/2023
This week, Fox and Sparrow toss and turn over this small tale. Is it just a fun silly little story? Or is there more below the surface of Hans Christian Anderson's retelling? Find out the truth of the seemingly simple story of the Princess and the Pea (or as it was originally known: The Princess on the Pea). Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedBlueskyMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:43:51

Dance the Night: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

8/16/2023
Join Fox and Sparrow as they Dance the Night into Barbieland and examine the Grimm story behind Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses. For our Five Fantastic Finds we look at the origins of the Barbieverse movies, the ballet connection, the locked room trope and much more! Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:52:34

Rainbow Serpent: Indigenous Australian Tale

7/12/2023
Join Fox's solo episode on the Rainbow Serpent, a Dreamtime Creature from Aboriginal Australian Stories. The Rainbow Serpent is a creation creature from "Everywhen" that created the rivers, mountains and (sometimes) humans! There is also a darker, bloodier underbelly to this rainbow snake... Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:06:48

Mermaid of the Magdalenes: Canadian Folklore

7/5/2023
Join Sparrow as she dives into this fishy tale of man's greed, a great Lobster's power, and the sardines' tragic fate. This week's story comes from Professor Cyrus MacMillan's 1922 book, which is simply titled Canadian Fairy Tales. This collection covers various stories all across Canada but the story of this episode originates from Canada's east coast near the Magdalene Islands. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you want us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:09:27

We’re Going on a Boar Hunt: Atalanta

6/21/2023
Join Fox's solo episode on the entire tangled web of the Caledonian Boar Hunt! From Atalanta and Meleager to Jason and Heracles, all of our favourite Greek Heroes are involved in this extended marvel cinematic universe style showdown. Also, of course special smiting appearances from Artemis, Aphrodite and Zeus. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:09:41

Death’s Messengers: A Grimm Tale

6/15/2023
What if you could know when Death was coming for you? Would you want to know? And would you even be able to recognize the signs? Join Sparrow as she explores these ideas in the Brothers Grimm story: Death's Messengers. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:07:07

I Lava You: An Aztec Love Story

6/7/2023
Join Fox as she explores the Nahua story of Princess Iztaccíhuatl and her star-crossed lover, Popocatépetl. This story from Mexico explains how the volcanoes came to be and a fun story about how another mountain lost his head after fighting Popocatépetl! Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:05:25

The Young Man Who Would Have His Eyes Opened: Estonia

5/31/2023
We all love to find answers and understand the world around us. But when does that curiosity stop making us happy and start becoming an obsession with empty knowledge? Join Sparrow as she explores a tale from Estonia, which sees how far one will go to see what mortal eyes have never seen before. Enjoying the Podcast? We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Podchaser or follow us on Goodpods and tell us what story you would like us to cover next! Show notes can be found on our website at: www.talesfromtheenchantedforest.com You can also find us on: Twitter @FromEnchantedMastodonInstagramTikTok

Duration:00:10:09