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This is a bi-monthly podcast featuring songs and stories from some lesser known fairy tales and folk stories. Stories which lean toward the grisly and unnerving, stories which might help us deal with the ogres and wicked step mothers in our own lives.

Dark and Twisty Tales: folk stories and fairy tales for the unafraid. Julia Norton

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

This is a bi-monthly podcast featuring songs and stories from some lesser known fairy tales and folk stories. Stories which lean toward the grisly and unnerving, stories which might help us deal with the ogres and wicked step mothers in our own lives.

    The Old Witch - an English fairy tale.

    The Old Witch - an English fairy tale.

    Independently wealthy senior citizen robbed by teen and locked in oven. Harsh.

    • 11 min
    The Buried Moon

    The Buried Moon

    How dark does it need to get before you miss the light?
    When the moon gets curious and snagged on a branch and then dragged into the bog by witches and bogles ... yeah that.

    • 14 min
    The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet - A foul guide to not pulling your own weight.

    The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet - A foul guide to not pulling your own weight.

    Chanticleer a canny rooster and his wife Partlet, have adventures, that usually involve nuts, carts, deceit, slavery, violence, cannibalism and death. I also have no idea what Mr. Korbes did to deserve that. Do you?

    • 11 min
    The Raven - a bewitched Princess, feckless queen and food driven giant.

    The Raven - a bewitched Princess, feckless queen and food driven giant.

    Welcome to the first episode of Season Three!
    Mom, needs a nap, hero can't stop snacking and a bewitched Princess can't stop spinning around and around her glass mountain... hmmm sound familiar?

    • 15 min
    The Frog King or Faithful Heinrich

    The Frog King or Faithful Heinrich

    Less frog kissing and more frog splatting really and then at the end a weirdly obsessed servant has been to the blacksmiths...

    • 10 min
    Hans My Hedgehog

    Hans My Hedgehog

    Come on, who can resist a story about a half boy, half hedgehog, who rides a cockerel and plays the bagpipes? 

    Credit must be given to my husband, son and his friend for providing pig noises in this episode and to 'FreeSound' and 'digifishmusic', 'Inchadney' and 'luis-audp' for their various piping recordings. xox

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Sunnayi Edahi ,

Fantastic

One of my favourite and most cherished podcasts.
I love legends and folklore, and always a good scary story.
“ the best place in front of the fire, is reserved for the storyteller” 💜

KristieAA ,

Bedtime stories

My daughter and I listen to Julia perform these stories over and over. This is a beautiful podcast and I would do a lot to get to hear Julia read more stories to us! No other folktale podcast compares.

russellfhirsch ,

Old stories + enchanting voice = Five Stars!

Love this podcast! Definitely a good one to cozy up with on an autumn night—or any time of year! Julia’s voice is so smooth and easy to listen to and I love how she weaves in folk melodies to bring the stories alive. The conciseness of the episodes is also ideal. It’s wonderful to see the old oral traditions that birthed these stories reinvigorated through podcasts like this one!

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