100 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, 63 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.

    Episode 100: Sleep

    Episode 100: Sleep

    A kingdom is struck by a sleeping curse.

    • 22 min
    Episode 99: Buckle to Branchford

    Episode 99: Buckle to Branchford

    A girl finds her walk takes an unusually long time.

    • 18 min
    Episode 98: The Lampmaker

    Episode 98: The Lampmaker

    A lampmaker gets a strange request.

    • 10 min
    Episode 97: Gravestone

    Episode 97: Gravestone

    A girl tries to find out when she will die.

    • 23 min
    Episode 96: Master of Coin

    Episode 96: Master of Coin

    A coinmaster finds a dangerous problem in his treasury.

    • 19 min
    Episode 95: The Brewers

    Episode 95: The Brewers

    A brewer searches for the secret of the perfect pint.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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