21 episodes

Traditional fairy tales aren’t exactly suitable for kids. Women vomit spiders. Children get eaten. There’s even murder! Every Wednesday, we take you through the twists and turns of the dark origins of your favorite pieces of folklore. To listen to the full Tales catalog for free, be sure to subscribe on Spotify!

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    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 389 Ratings

Traditional fairy tales aren’t exactly suitable for kids. Women vomit spiders. Children get eaten. There’s even murder! Every Wednesday, we take you through the twists and turns of the dark origins of your favorite pieces of folklore. To listen to the full Tales catalog for free, be sure to subscribe on Spotify!

    The New Mother

    The New Mother

    This Victorian English tale chronicles two young girls who misbehave so badly, they drive away their mother. But they don’t count on the terrible consequences of their naughty behavior — a terrifying new mother with piercing eyes and a heavy tail.
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    A Year and a Day

    A Year and a Day

    An Irish folktale about a family’s desperate and otherworldly hunt to find their missing daughter. Only through trust and perseverance will they have a chance to succeed.
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    • 47 min
    The Twelve Huntsmen Pt. 2

    The Twelve Huntsmen Pt. 2

    In the dramatic conclusion of this Brothers Grimm story, a spurned princess' quest for vengeance turns into a deadlier hunt than she ever imagined.
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    • 45 min
    The Twelve Huntsmen Pt. 1

    The Twelve Huntsmen Pt. 1

    In this classic Brothers Grimm tale, a jilted princess is determined to get revenge against her former lover… by any means necessary.
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    • 42 min
    The Story of Zoolvisia Pt. 2

    The Story of Zoolvisia Pt. 2

    After combining forces, Prince Samos and Zoolvisia must battle against a powerful woman and an evil king. Along the way, they discover something more dangerous than magic… 
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    • 46 min
    The Story of Zoolvisia Pt. 1

    The Story of Zoolvisia Pt. 1

    In this Armenian fairy tale, Prince Samos battles the most powerful witch in the forest, Zoolvisia. But the witch isn't the only one in the forest with magic…
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
389 Ratings

389 Ratings

466gmn466 ,

Tales is Awesome.

I get so lost listening to these. Thanks parcast

Scuttles987 ,

So good.

These stories are really fantastic and well read. There may be dark elements but there’s a lesson hiding in each. It’s also interesting and thought provoking to ponder on the origins of stories we may think we know so well and their intent. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Student56k ,

Very enjoyable!

I am enjoying going through these tales. Really well done!

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