Sometimes "happily ever after" is no guarantee. We feature short, original fairy tales that turn towards the dark and unsettling.
These stories are not intended for children, but most of them do stand alone.
A woman makes a desperate journey with her newborn.
Body on the Porch
A man tries to find the words to say goodbye.
A newly married queen gets to know her fabled husband.
A New Place
Death allows herself to be led away. Follow-up to Gravestone.
A sailor hears a song at sea.
Holiday Special: A Little World
Scott reads a story he wrote 20 years ago.
Our family shares a love of stories and podcasts, and this one is all of our favourites. Scott is a brilliant writer and orator, and that’s enough to make this an excellent podcast. I want to let you know though, how profoundly touching and beautiful it is to be able to hear stories that so casually contains queer characters. My wife and I have always struggled to find stories where a person’s sexuality or gender is both unassumed, and not the sole reason for a character’s existence. As one of our children also identifies as queer, it is particularly important for him to also see himself in characters, and I’m so glad that he is part of a generation where representation is commonplace. I cannot thank you enough.
🏳️🌈💗🏳️🌈 -Laurel and Crystal
One of the Best out there.
I love the Podcast. I'm amazed that Scott can consistently write and produce really well writen stories with such rich audio design every week. There are many good long form Podcasts out there but I can't think of anything else that is as compact, tightly edited and so completely satisfying . It's absolutely one of my favorites.
And it's Canadian. Woo.
I love fairy tales so it’s nice to get a sort of modern twist on the structure while still maintaining an old fashioned fairy tale feel and content. This podcast evolves the fairy tale beyond the stock and tropes and gives us something more substantial to enjoy.