109 episodes

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.

Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children Scott Thrower

    • Books
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

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.

    Audience with the Queen (Sleep 4 of 6)

    Audience with the Queen (Sleep 4 of 6)

    The witch boy sneaks into the throne room to meet the queen.

    • 19 min
    Cobbling (Sleep pt 3of6)

    Cobbling (Sleep pt 3of6)

    A witch boy tries to find his way into a castle.

    • 13 min
    Awakening (Sleep pt 2of6)

    Awakening (Sleep pt 2of6)

    The witch boy wakes up to an uncertain future.

    • 24 min
    Sleep

    Sleep

    A kingdom is struck by a sleeping curse.

    • 22 min
    Buckle to Branchford

    Buckle to Branchford

    A girl finds her walk takes an unusually long time.

    • 18 min
    The Lampmaker

    The Lampmaker

    A lampmaker gets a strange request.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Laurel Foshay ,

Thank you

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

Unwanted Old Truckdriver ,

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.

Sanjoie ,

Love this

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.

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