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Fairy Tall Tales

A fairy tale and true crime podcast where we take a look at some of the strangest, spookiest tales.

A fairy tale and true crime podcast where we take a look at some of the strangest, spookiest tales.

A fairy tale and true crime podcast where we take a look at some of the strangest, spookiest tales.
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United States

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A fairy tale and true crime podcast where we take a look at some of the strangest, spookiest tales.

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English


Episodes

11 - Tree of Life & Death

3/20/2019
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If you ever took an English lit class, you probably know that trees are kind of a "big deal" in stories. And if you're any kind of nature buff, you know trees are worthy of all the hugs. But what happens when the trees get a little...overboard. This week, Sarah & Megan take a look at the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, where the former gets an epic transformation because the latter just won't make like a tree and leave. For our true crime story, we cover Matthew J. Hoffman's very strange...

Duration:01:17:55

Creature Feature: Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

3/13/2019
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Ba, Ba Lamb Plant, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes, sir, a podcast full! This week, Megan takes us on a journey into the land of legendary zoophytes with her latest Creature Feature: The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary. Is it a plant? Is it an animal? Is it considered vegetarian? We don't know! But you will know more when you listen to this episode! If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let your landscapers know! If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or...

Duration:00:09:11

10 - Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Spouse

3/6/2019
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If a strange man comes into your room unannounced to help you with your job/mission, RUN. It doesn't matter if you know his name or not. It's bad news. Especially when you have a baby or are yourself a child. This week, Sarah & Megan explore the theme of why the hell do these guys want children? For our fairy tale, we explore Megan's favorite: Rumpelstiltskin. And for our true crime story, we dive into the out of this world tale of how young Jan Broberg was kidnapped by Robert Berchtold....

Duration:01:25:44

Creature Feature: Jabberwock

2/27/2019
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Literary monsters deserve their features, too! This week, Sarah goes a bit meta with a journey Through the Looking Glass and a look at what Alice found there: The Jabberwocky. Within this, quite backward epic poem, lurks the Jabberwock, a fearsome creature with jaws that bite and claws that catch! If you like a good bit of literary nonsense, you'll love this one (Lewis Carroll fans, unite!). If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let your English teachers know! If...

Duration:00:12:03

9 - Don't Trust Handouts From Strangers

2/20/2019
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This episode is a special one, as it's the very first pairing we ever did--the fairy tale and true crime story that started it all. But it's also a very brutal episode, folks, so hold onto your stomach contents. This week, Sarah & Megan take a look at two very badass young women who survive the unthinkable. Our fairy tale hails from the Brothers Grimm: The Girl Without Hands. We pair this with the incredible survival story of Mary Vincent and how she lived after her encounter with "The Mad...

Duration:01:27:28

Creature Feature: Tennin

2/13/2019
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We're coming at you short and sweet this Galentine's Day! In this week's creature feature, Megan talks about Tennin, spiritual beings found in Japanese Buddhism. Think unnaturally beautiful women in ornate kimonos wearing exquisite jewelry and beautiful flowing scarves wrapped around their bodies. Sound pleasant? Sometimes you need a nice break from all the mayhem and murder. If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and share us with your classmates! If you have any...

Duration:00:03:47

8 - Bad Parenting: The Perfect Storm

2/6/2019
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Many parents will do just about anything for their children...including look the other way when it comes to property damage and murder. This week, Sarah & Megan question how responsible parents are for the actions of their children by looking at the Nigerian folktale about Lightning and Thunder and the tragic true crime story of Elliot Turner and how he murdered Emily Longley. If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let your mom know! If you have any questions,...

Duration:00:56:56

Creature Feature: Succubus

1/30/2019
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Picture this: you're sleeping in your bed, dreaming of the desert, perhaps, or maybe math, when suddenly, BAM! Your very dry dream turns into a wet one with the arrival of this week's creature feature: the succubus. This demon in female form likes to appear in men's dreams and seduce them through sex. Sound like a good time? You might not quite like what Sarah has to say... If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let all your Tinder dates know! If you have any...

Duration:00:15:04

7 - How to Have Your Enemy for Dinner

1/23/2019
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They say that you are what you eat...and for some humans, that is especially true. This week, Sarah & Megan dive into a doozy of an episode featuring cannibalism and some horrible parenting. First, we take a look at Sarah's favorite fairy tale, The Juniper Tree. Our true crime story pairs exceptionally well: Katherine Knight, the killer cannibal from down under. If you made some popcorn for this one, you might not have an appetite to eat it. This episode is not for the faint of heart...or...

Duration:01:10:33

Creature Feature: Yeti

1/16/2019
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20,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas lurks a pair of 26-year-old podcasters on a mission to unlock the secret of--wait, no. Sorry, wrong episode. This week, Megan covers one of the most prolific cryptids to have ever potentially walked upright on this plant: the Yeti. Also known as the Abominable Snowman, this questionable ape-like creature has been lurking in and out of the shadows of pop culture since the pre-19th century. If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and...

Duration:00:27:01

6 - Hungry Like the Boy Who Cried Wolf

1/9/2019
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Is that a wolf growling, or just your stomach? Don't lie to us now--you know nobody likes a person who cries wolf. If we're being honest here, this week Sarah & Megan talk about your favorite fable from Aesop all about a young Boy Who Cried Wolf. And because everyone loves a wolf pack (even if it's just a party of two, maybe three), we pair it with wannabe jailhouse informant Greg Scarpa Jr., whose cries of his own have kept him in prison, despite potential ties to 9/11 and the Oklahoma City...

Duration:00:44:30

Creature Feature: Wendigo

1/2/2019
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New Year, pretty much the same podcast (and that's a good thing, we think!) Kick off 2019 the right way--with a healthy dose of folklore and maybe just a bit of spooky cannibalism (ok, who are we kidding...a lot of cannibalism). For this week's creature feature, Sarah welcomes us into 2019 with the help of perhaps one of winter's scariest demons: the Wendigo. If you've ever thought about tasting human flesh, now is definitely not the right time. You've been warned. If you like our podcast,...

Duration:00:16:07

5 - Yuletide Spirits & Breaking the Law[sons]

12/26/2018
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If you thought Christmas with your family was bad, at least you didn't lose your head or your life (we hope!). This week, Megan and Sarah put more spirits into Yuletide with some popular Swedish Folklore and an infamous Christmas murder. Grab a warm beverage, put up your feet, and listen to "Yuletide Spektors" and the Lawson Family Murders. If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let all your spooky friends know! If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or...

Duration:00:54:05

Creature Feature: The Grinch

12/19/2018
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'Tis the season for all things merry and bright! But perhaps your Christmas needs a little more fright? You might find yourself in need of some dread to help balance out all that green and red. And it is Megan's delight to be your Seussical teacher in this week's Grinch-themed Creature Feature! So gather your favorite podcast app and get your friends in tow, tune in, hit play, come on, let's go! Because who doesn't love a Grinch? If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe...

Duration:00:06:30

4 - In the Land of Girls and Monsters

12/12/2018
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Just because you really want something, it doesn't mean you can have it--especially when we're talking about people, people. In this week's episode, Sarah and Megan take a look at the OG version of a childhood classic, Beauty and the Beast. And speaking of beauties and monsters, we take a look at the famous 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let all your spooky friends know! If you have any...

Duration:01:28:31

Creature Feature: Krampus

12/5/2018
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Ho! Ho! Ho—oh no! 'Tis the season for candy canes, sparkling lights, and maybe a beating or two (if you've been naughty). You probably know all about Santa, the plump guy who rewards our goodness with candy and video games. But this week, Sarah takes a look at Krampus, the half-goat, half-demon anti-Santa that likes to kidnap naughty children and eat them for breakfast. ...Are you worried? If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let all your spooky friends know! If...

Duration:00:07:22

3 - Beware: Pies May Contain Human Flesh

11/28/2018
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Might we interest you in some vegan empanadas? If you're listening to this episode while hungry, you may lose your appetite...because this week, Sarah and Megan explore cannibalism! And pies! and murder! While arguably NOT a fairy tale, we take a look at the origins of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett's (not beef) meat pies. And just in case that didn't leave a bad enough taste in your mouth, we also take a look at the real-life Brazilian Cannibal Jorge Beltrao Negromonte. YUM! If you like our...

Duration:00:59:26

Creature Feature: Big Head

11/21/2018
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We have a lot to be thankful for this year--the biggest thing being, perhaps, the fact that we don't have to worry about Big Head. This week, Megan tells us the story of Big Head, also known as Flying Head. This featured creature from Wyandot and Iroquois mythology is a cannibalistic monster afraid of acorns. If you like our podcast, don't forget to rate and subscribe and let all your spooky friends know! If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or shoutouts for your guinea pig, feel...

Duration:00:09:42

2 - Adventures in Necrophilia (Not to be Confused with Romance)

11/13/2018
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Is romance really dead? If you really love someone, don't sleep with their corpse (or presumed corpse, for that matter). In this week's episode, Sarah & Megan explore fantastic adventures in necrophilia, reminding you that obsession does NOT equal romance. For our Fairy Tale, we take a look at the Italian classic, "Sun, Moon, and Talia" and how yes, even "dead" women can still (sometimes) get pregnant. And for our true crime story, we hold back our vomit as we question Carl Tanzler's...

Duration:01:35:24

Creature Feature: Sirens

11/6/2018
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Introducing Creature Features! The world is full of monsters, myths, and legendary creatures. Every other week we'll be exploring the horrifying, the weird, the paranormal, and the unseen creatures that lurk in the shadows of our mind. This week, we take a trip down to classical Greek Mythology and sing with the fishes--err, Sirens. Half women, half bird, all deadly.

Duration:00:14:28