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!
Mythical Monsters Crossover: Questing Beast
Today we’re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Mythical Monsters on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Hailing from Arthurian Legend, the Questing Beast is an enigma layered with symbolism and competing interpretations. With a bizarre appearance — and even more confounding purpose — the barking animal conjures a sense of immense strangeness.
Snow White Pt. 2
She may have escaped from the Queen's castle, but Snow White’s challenges are far from over. Will the new family she finds in the woods be enough to protect her from the queen's wrath?
Snow White Pt. 1
A brothers Grimm classic, Snow White is a truly timeless story. In this episode, experience the strange origins of the titular character, and the jealousy that made her childhood perilous...
Zerendac & Abu Freywar
First recorded in 1904, this story is similar to France’s “Bluebeard,” with a uniquely Palestinian twist. In a land that is so often torn apart by struggle, its main character will not be taken without a fight.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Pt. 2
After a failed proposal to the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod takes his heartbreak to the stables, borrowing a horse for a quick nighttime ride… where he encounters the headless terror who haunts Sleepy Hollow.
True Horror: Top 10 Haunted Crime Scenes
Parcast Network is spinning a web of new shows and special programming to celebrate our favorite season. Follow us into the darkest depths of history, mystery, and the human mind — starting with this episode of Crime Countdown! Hosts Ash and Alaina are ranking the top 10 haunted crime scenes, including an Irish castle with a deadly trap door and the home of a ghostly bride.
If you enjoy this episode, search Crime Countdown to find more passionate takes on top-ten rankings. Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
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Keeps my attention
I’ve tried other post it their voice and expeditions never kept my attention as this podcast does. I love their stories.
Consistently and dependably entertaining
This is hands down parcast’s best podcast series that they offer.
When I first started listening to podcasts a few years ago I had just worked the weekend at the national storytelling festival and I wanted something similar to the things I would always see and hear there.
This is as close as it gets, folks! It’s as if Vanessa could walk out on stage and tell a wonderful story with nothing but her voice, her personality and the content and it would be incredibly entertaining. This is different from other podcasts. Nothing is being discussed. It’s truly just storytelling based on actual cultural or regional lore. I love the little bit of background trivia offered at the beginning of the show. And I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when you changed to weekly! I wish your mythology podcast was more like this one.
This podcast is one of my top 5 that never budges out of rotation. Keep up the awesome work!
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