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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
    • 4.8 • 95 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 Blinded Giant - A Yorkshire Cyclops

    The Blinded Giant - A Yorkshire Cyclops

    A very short story about a boy called Jack, a bone bread eating giant and his favourite dog ... shame about the dog.

    • 4 min
    The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

    The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

    A 'lucky' boy escapes death is helped by two old ladies (because he was so polite and good looking) is very courageous ... and also a bit of a know it all.

    • 18 min
    Snowdrop

    Snowdrop

    So there's a narcissistic cannibalistic witch Queen, a Prince who thinks it would be cool to have a pretty dead girl in a glass coffin for a trophy and 7 little people who, while kind at heart, should get an education on domestic labor stereotypes. Nothing to see here.

    • 21 min
    The Golden Bird

    The Golden Bird

    Youngest son rides fox, gets girl and gold.

    • 20 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

bumanja ,

Wonderful!!

As someone who loves folk and fairy tales, I have read most of the tales in this podcasts , but the way Julia tells them accompanied with her singing, truly transports me into a different worlds. Absolutely love this podcast!

kat_paris ,

Wondrously soothing and beguiling...

Julia’s voice is perfect for delivering these beauties—tales that are not necessarily faerie stories for wee ones, but are authentic tales from long ago meant to drive home a lesson or two. I listen to each magical story with delight, feeling transported through the ages, connected to something ancient, and somehow relaxed and rejuvenated at the end of it all. Thank you, lovely-voiced Julia! I am always happy to hear a new story through your perspective. xx

Sarahbear2494 ,

Hands down the BEST storyteller!

I grew up with Jim Henson weaving dark tales of fantasy, and this brings me back to that feeling of magic and wonder. The narrator has such a soothing voice, I listen to this to relax before bed-and hauntingly beautifully told dark tales. Please do not ever stop doing this podcast- there is an art to storytelling, and you have mastered it!

We miss you! Can’t wait to hear some new content!

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