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Yzaura is a voice actor who brings classic short stories to life from your favorite authors. Combined with adventurous soundscape to escape your daily routine.

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Yzaura is a voice actor who brings classic short stories to life from your favorite authors. Combined with adventurous soundscape to escape your daily routine.

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English


Episodes

EP-407 Little Red Riding Hood: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

4/9/2021
Small announcement this is our last episode for the season but, we will be back in the summer with all new stories. So make sure you are subscribed so you will always be up to date. In this episode we talk to Red and hear her side of her encounter with the Big Bad Wolf. This episode contains disturbing sounds of violence listener discretion is advised. Music from Epidemic Sound: Ghost Ship Story - Kikoru Travels in Time - Experia Fight Through - Ethan Sloan Metamorpheus - Hampus Naeselius Breathe One's Last - Jakob Ahlbom

Duration:00:12:13

EP-406 The Three Little Pigs: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

4/2/2021
While investigating these crimes in fairytale land it really made me aware of the fact that families were being destroyed and they had no support. It especially hit me when I had a chat with Practical. The following interview may be disturbing, listener discretion is advised. Resources used in this episode: https://grief.com/grief-after-a-murder/# Music from Epidemic Sound The Thaw: Million Eyes Off At Once: John Bjork Danger Lures: Trailer Worx Document This: Million Eyes Superior: Silver Maple

Duration:00:12:28

EP-405 The Wolf and The Seven Young Kids: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

3/26/2021
This story reminds me of a particular serial killer from our land. He was truly horrific and terrorized an entire state for years. He was the type of person who took his time and learned everything he could about his victims before he made his final move. He would go into their homes beforehand and take trinkets as prizes for his unspeakable acts. Resources for this weeks episode: The Wolf and Seven Young Kids a Brothers Grimm Fairytale https://americanliterature.com/author/the-brothers-grimm/fairy-tale/the-wolf-and-the-seven-little-kids https://www.biography.com/news/michelle-mcnamara-golden-state-killer Music from Epidemic Music: Salvation Is Coming - Eoin Mantell Unease - Craft Case Nemesis - Alec Slayne Plague - ATISOUND Win Win - 91 Nova Fractions - Gabriel Parker

Duration:00:15:29

EP-404 The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

3/19/2021
Join me this week as we dig deeper into the Big Bad Wolf and why I believe he is a serial killer. In the crime safety security.com site it says: “Serial killers look perfectly normal and may be above average in intelligence. You may very well have met one and found him charming or, if nothing else, forgettable. You may know a killer and never realize it – because he doesn't seem the least bit like a monster. They blend in with the rest of us without arousing the slightest suspicion.” If you have any information about the Big Bad Wolf please leave us a tip at (661) 544-8226. Some one knows something. Resources for this weeks episode: The Aesop Fable: Wolf in Sheeps's Clothing The Aesop Fable: The Boy Who Cried Wolf https://www.crime-safety-security.com/criminal-minds-wolf.html Music from Epidemic Sound So Aware - Damon Greene Ambushed - Dream Cave Salvation Is Coming - Eoin Mantell Superior - Silver Maple Interstate 895 - Bonnie Grace Remorse - Damma Beatz

Duration:00:08:48

EP-403 The Wolf and The Fox: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

3/12/2021
I found an article called 5 Myths About Serial Killers and Why Do They Persist and it reads I quote: “The majority of serial killers are not reclusive social misfits who live alone, despite pervasive depictions of them as such in the news and entertainment media. Real-life serial killers are not the isolated monsters of fiction and, frequently, they do not appear to be strange or stand out from the public in any meaningful way.” Upon reading this I began to wonder. Did Zeke, the Big Bad Wolf truly travel alone as I first stated? Or was he truly a lone wolf? Find out by listening to this weeks episode. If you are enjoying this season please show support by subscribing on your favorite podcast player or help with covering podcasting cost by buying me a cup of coffee. Thank you! Music from Epidemic Sound Superior - Silver Maple Off At Once - Jon Bjork Too Close for Comfort - Jon Bjork

Duration:00:12:44

EP-402 The Crane and The Wolf: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

3/5/2021
When I started this journey I sat in front of my computer and stared at the blank screen for what felt like eternity. I was frozen, but I was lost in this run on sentence in my head about Zeke. Only I didn’t know him as Zeke at the time he was The Big Bad Wolf. And I found myself shaking my head from side to side and saying “that's 3 murders. 3 murders so close to each other by the same villain, The Big Bad Wolf.” Then I just shot up in my seat, He's a Serial Killer!!!! Fairytale land has, or had a serial killer and no one was or is talking about it. Music from Epidemic Sound Creep Thoughts - Phoenix Tails Ending - Peter Sandberg Peppered Blossom - Jon Bjork Sparkle and Swirl - Raymond Grouse Superior - Silver Maple Truth Harvest - Max Anson Don't wake the Trolls - Jon Bjork Saw It Coming - Jon Bjork

Duration:00:14:40

EP-401 The Wolf and The Dog: a true crime investigation in Fairytale Land

2/26/2021
I know what you"re thinking... You thought fairytale land was just that a tale. But what if I told you that it is an actual place. And we can go there. In fact we are there now. This is FairyTale Land. Yes, the place where fairy godmothers dance and evil forces play. You’ve read about this place to your kids at night. You’ve bought books about princes and princesses that promote happily ever afters. You’ve shared with your friends which ones of it’s tales were your favorites and why. But we are here tracking a story. Going through the looking glass and pushing aside the veil. I’m shining a light on Fairy Tale Lands' first serial killer. This is the story about the Big Bad Wolf. He terrorized FairyTale Land for years and then poof! We just stopped hearing about him. What happened to the Big Bad Wolf? And Is he still alive? Join me for the next 7 weeks as we uncover this story. Music: Mars Landing - Yi Nantiro Off at Once!- Jon Bjork Absence of Light- Prozody Fear Is Temporary- Jo Wandrin Peppered Blossoms - Jon Bjork Far Far Far- Bonnie Grace Two Imaginary Friends- Jon Bjork @Epidemicsound

Duration:00:10:11

Following The Big Bad Wolf: a true crime investigation in FairyTale Land

1/29/2021
This season I”m trying something different. You might not know this but I am a murderino, you know a true crime junkie. That’s right my friends on my free time I listen to murder. So much so that when I was first bouncing around ideas to create a podcast I thought I would be doing a true crime podcast and who knows maybe one day I will. So this season I decided to take a stab at it but in my own way. This podcast is me reading you great stories which I love and I will continue to do so here. Even during this investigation season. So keeping that in mind we are going to delve into the realm of Fairy Tale Land and get to know one of the meanest, sneakiest, baddest mother wolves around the infamous Big Bad Wolf. We are going to hear stories about his beginnings. Where he grew up, who were his influences, did he have friends, how did he become who he is known as today? The Big Bad Wolf is not a one trick pony like, he is at the narcissist level of Ted Bundy. He has been “Gone in the dark like the Golden State Killer”. The Big Bad Wolf is a serial killer and I'm calling him out. Starting February 26th, join me every Friday for a few weeks as we explore the life of the Big Bad Wolf. Let’s go to FairyTale Land and do some investigating. Make sure you are subscribed on your pod player of choice and please stop by our Instagram page and say hieeeeee. I’ll be in your ears soon. Until then what stories will you be getting into? Music: Ravenhead DEX12 @epidemicsound

Duration:00:02:07

A Spooky Christmas Tale: Smee

12/25/2020
For this holiday season let's go on an adventure to a Victorian Christmas of long, long ago. Did you know that during the Victorian era, publishers of newspapers and magazines printed ghost stories during the Christmas season for chilling winter reading by the fireside or candlelight. It was a time of reflection as the days became longer and darker. People would gather and share tales of past winters, of deaths that occurred, of births and rebirths. “Christmas was originally connected to the 'pagan' Winter Solstice celebration and the festival known as Yule. The darkest day of the year was seen by many as a time when the dead would have particularly good access to the living,” that was a quote from religious studies professor Justin Daniels stated in an University of Pennsylvania blog. (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-ghost-stories-go-christmas-180961547/) So gather around the fire my friends. Warm your hands, grab a glass off of the counter and lets nestle up as we enter into Alfred McClelland Burrage world of words this is the Christmas telling of the game Smee….. I am currently working on Season 4 of How About A Story. Keep an ear out for new episodes dropping in February / March of 2021. Music: 1- FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100232 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 2- Deck the Halls B by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 3- Christmas Village - Aaron Kenny 4-Canon and Variation by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ 5- Awful - Josh Pan 6-Mysterious Strange Things - Yung Logo 7- Midnight Meeting by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100159 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 8-Noel by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/ 9- Emerald Therapy by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/ 10- A Hand In The Dark - Underbelly & TY Mayer 11- Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies (by Tchaikovsky) - Tchaikovsky 12- Nemesis - ALBIS

Duration:00:25:29

'TwasThe Night Before Christmas

12/24/2020
In the spirit of the holidays I would like to share some Christmas cheer and share a few holiday stories. If you are enjoying these stories please subscribe on your favorite podcast player. I will be sharing one more story tomorrow and it’s a little spooky. Tonight we have a classic so gather round my friends grab you hot coco or beverage of choice and let’s enter into Clement Clarke Moore’s world of words this is “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Thank you so much for listening. I wish you all a good night. Come back tomorrow to hear the spooky tale of Smee by Alfed McClelland Burrage. Also I’ll be taking a small break preparing for season 4. So make sure you are subscribed to know when the first episode hits the airwaves.

Duration:00:05:15

'Twas Nochebuena

12/23/2020
In the spirit of the holidays I would like to share some Christmas cheer and share a few holiday stories. If you are enjoying these stories please subscribe on your favorite podcast player. I will be sharing three Christmas tales the last being the spookiest. Today our author shares with us how her latino family celebrates Christmas using the rhythms of a famous Christmas rhyme. So gather round my friends grab you hot coco or beverage of choice and let’s enter into Roseanne Greenfield Thong world of words this is ‘Twas Nochebuena a Christmas Story in English and Spanish. Thank you so much for listening. If you wanna get your hand on a copy of this wonderful book it is ‘Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong. Come back tomorrow to hear the classic poem 'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore.

Duration:00:05:39

PopIn Edition: Thanksgiving

11/26/2020
As we enter into this Thanksgiving Day my hope is that we remember the native peoples of this country and the turmoil they face to this day. May we see what they see and hear what they hear. Before I go any further “I want to respectfully acknowledge the Kizh and Tongva People, who have stewarded this land that I currently live on throughout the generations.” Todays I want to share Chief Jake Swamp words with you, this is Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message. For more information about the stewards of the land you live on you can head to https://usdac.us/ The United States Department of Arts and Culture. They have #HonorNativeLand Guide to help you better understand the plight of Indigenous People around the globe. Thank you so much for listening. How About A Story will be taking a break for the holidays but will return with new stories next season in March. If you have a moment please subscribe and review this podcast where you listen. It truly helps to bring this little podcast to the masses. Music: Lost In The Forest - Doug Maxwell_Media Right Productions The End - Quincas Moreira Whispering Stream - E's Jammy Jams The Three Elements - I Think I Can Help You Ditch Diggin' - Jingle Punks

Duration:00:06:03

The Scary Story of The Mass For The Dead

11/6/2020
This week we listen to The Mass For The Dead by the mother of goth Edith Nesbit. Where strange musical interludes bring warnings of things to come. Don't forget to drop our Instagram page and tell us what stories you would like to hear for next season. Stay safe out there :) Music: AnalogueCabin - Noir Et Blanc Vie Anitmatter - The Westerlies Falling Rain - Myuu O Come All Ye Faithful (Vocals) - Jingle Punks Phantom - Density & Time Sprightly Pursuit - Cooper Cannell Til Death Parts Us - Aakash Gandhi

Duration:00:28:13

The Scary Story of the Forest of Bloodshed

10/30/2020
Happy Halloween ghouls and goblins. This weeks tale is an original piece all the way from Romania. This is The Forest of Bloodshed by: Andrei Zamfir. Always “Remember there are spirits here. There are ways of the world that we don’t understand. There’s a balance to everything in existence, and this land has been looking to regain its spiritual equilibrium for centuries. Enter into this scary story if you dare….. Music: Beginnings (Intro) - The Tower of Light Hero's Ascent - Chris Haugen Tension Nonstop - Myuu

Duration:00:11:38

The Scary Story of The Three Little Pigs

10/23/2020
This weeks story was inspired surprisingly by a new show on HBO MAX called Raised by Wolves. No spoilers here but Amanda Collins does a trilling performance of the Three Little Pigs that inspired me to produce this scary version of the tale. Enter at will to this weeks spooky rendition of the classic fairy tale by James Halliwell-Phillipps. Music: A Hand In The Dark - Underbelly & Ty Mayer. Dark Tranquility - Anno Domini Beats Go to Sleep My Little One - Doug Maxwell_Media Right Productions Hop Hip - Kwon Invisible Enemy - Jeremy Black Orison - Dan Bodan Surrender - Asher Fulero

Duration:00:13:03

The Scary Story of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow

10/16/2020
This we week we have a classic that was recommended by a fellow spooky enthusiast on Instagram. This is the scary tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow. If you ever wondered what story the headless horseman comes from then listen to this tale. Thank you so much for listening. When you get a moment please stop by our Instagram page and say “Boo!” It’s Halloween :) Until Next time my friends, what stories will you be getting into?

Duration:00:23:34

The Spooky Tale of the Ebony Frame

10/9/2020
This weeks story is a mind bender. We encounter Mr. Divgne who inherits his aunts fortune and among her things he finds a picture of a mysterious woman whom he falls deeply in love with. Enter into this chilling tale of ghostly love. Music: A Great Darkness Approaches, Can You Feel It_ - ELPHNT A Mystical Experience - Unicorn Heads Dream Escape - The Tides False Morel - Trevor Garrod Lurking Shadows - Myuu Mysterious Place - DarkEerie Music (Creative Commons) No.5 The Day I Met Her - Esther Abrami Purple Planet Music - Creeping Death The Devil's Piano - Audio Hertz

Duration:00:38:55

The Scary Tale of La Llorona

10/2/2020
This is the first story in our Season of Fear celebration of Halloween. Each Friday for the month you will be transported to an old tale with a new twist. An audio adventure of haunting and fright. If you scare easily beware. Music An Excuse To Do Less - pAtches Shadows - Anno Domini Beats Cowboy Lullaby JHS Pedals The Awakening _ Patrick Patrikios

Duration:00:11:13

Season of Fear

9/21/2020
Welcome to the Halloween Season of Fear edition. We will be sharing 10 scary stories starting October 2nd. If you have a scary story that needs to be shared we are taking suggestions at our Instagram page. Please dm me your suggestion if it is in the public domain arena and under 10 pages I’ll perform here. Or if you want to try your hand at writing one I would love the opportunity to bring your creation to life. Music: Assembling - Asher Fulero

Duration:00:02:01

PopIn Edition

9/14/2020
Hello friends and welcome to How About A Story the PopIN Edition I'm Yzaura. So I am a big fan of spooky things. I love vampires, wolves and sexy creatures of the night. Fall is coming. So hint, hint on what to expect in the fall. Ok I have a question for you do you have a scary story that just needs to be shared? If so head over to our Instagram page and send us a DM with said story and then I will perform it here during the season of fear. Wouldn't that be fun? I think it will be fun. So I'm super excited and now that you are all juiced and pumped for something spooky and scary. Listen to this oldie but goodie. Music: Ditch Diggin' by Jungle Punks

Duration:00:18:57