109 episodes

Join fairy tale enthusiasts Drew and Cassie as they discuss the world of film and literary adaptations! Each month they will choose a specific fairy tale, and each week they will discuss a different book, movie, or musical adaptation of that fairy tale, exploring the way authors and artists retell, change, twist, conserve, and diversify the same stories over and over.

Of Slippers and Spindles - Fairy Tale Retellings and Adaptations in Books, Film, and Theatre Drew Rothhaar, Cassie Greenlee

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    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

Join fairy tale enthusiasts Drew and Cassie as they discuss the world of film and literary adaptations! Each month they will choose a specific fairy tale, and each week they will discuss a different book, movie, or musical adaptation of that fairy tale, exploring the way authors and artists retell, change, twist, conserve, and diversify the same stories over and over.

    In Loving Memory

    In Loving Memory

    Drew RothhaarFebruary 16, 1990 - February 21, 2023"To die will be an awfully big adventure."Thank you all so much for being part of our lives the past two years.

    • 5 min
    Ep. 107: The Finale

    Ep. 107: The Finale

    Sadly, we are here to wrap up our final thoughts on Of Slippers and Spindles. Drew and Cassie return for one last episode to explain the sudden hiatus that began in December and has now led to the decision to end the show. In true Of Slippers and Spindles style, we each give three final book recommendations: three retelling novels we wanted to cover on the podcast and are disappointed we didn't get to. But before we go, we celebrate one major goal that we were able to accomplish! Thank you al...

    • 15 min
    Ep. 106: The Wild Swans (1977 Film)

    Ep. 106: The Wild Swans (1977 Film)

    Drew and Cassie begin our journey into The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen with a look at the 1977 anime film from Toei Animation. The anime is a pretty straightforward retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale, although it takes several cues from Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm as well. We discuss our experiences with anime, Avatar: The Last Airbender, the incredible sound effects, Eliza's tear friends, swans bartering for goods, and more! Join our community! View all of the benefits...

    • 48 min
    Ep. 105: Rumpelstiltskin Wrap Up & Intro to The Wild Swans

    Ep. 105: Rumpelstiltskin Wrap Up & Intro to The Wild Swans

    It's time to tie up one fairy tale and fly into the next one! Drew and Cassie begin by giving their final thoughts on the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, including our ideas on how we would interpret the story ourselves. Then we begin our discussion of The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, which starts with the story of Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm. We talk through each of these stories and note their differences, and then we finish by revealing the four retellings we will be looking at thro...

    • 55 min
    Ep. 104: Gilded & Cursed by Marissa Meyer

    Ep. 104: Gilded & Cursed by Marissa Meyer

    For our final week of Rumpelstiltskin Month, Drew and Cassie are delighted to be joined by Bethanie from Prince Kai Fan Pod to discuss Gilded and Cursed, the recently-completed YA duology by Marissa Meyer. This duology centers around Serilda, the daughter of a miller who was blessed by the god of fate and fortune and who is known for the fantastical stories she tells. When she comes face-to-face with the dangerous Erlking, her ability to tell stories gets her in trouble when she claims to spi...

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    Ep. 103: Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin (1982)

    Ep. 103: Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin (1982)

    Drew and Cassie are thrilled to be joined by Kimmy and Ryan from the Aloreing podcast for our third week of Rumpelstiltskin Month! We return once again to Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre to discuss the second episode of the series, Rumpelstiltskin, starring Shelley Duvall herself as the Miller's Daughter. This episode of the show is a relatively straight forward adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story, and though it gets goofy, it doesn't go off the rails nearly as much as some of the oth...

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

starlet roamer ,

Favorite podcast

Always a joy to listen to this podcast exploring my favorite topic of fairy tales and retellings. Thank you Drew and Cassie for the magic!

thenostalgicmillennialpodcast ,

The Definitive Fairy Tale Podcast

Cassie and Drew explore our favorite fairy tales in such great depth. They analyze, not only the tale, but different adaptations with great insight, knowledge, and hilarity. Binge or find your favorite tale covered for a great time.

UltimateDisneyGeek ,

Love Of Slippers and Spindles

Growing up loving fairytales and musical theatre, I’m so glad to finally have an outlet to listen to other people gush about their love for it as well! Drew and Cassie are so knowledgeable on both and I love tuning in every week to hear about adaptations I’m familiar with or learning about other great takes on the monthly tale. I really appreciate their discussions of modern contexts for these famous stories, like consent and adaptations of non-white stories.

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