Average rating:

out of 3805 ratings.


by startrek90!! on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love the narration and the history that accompanies this podcast. I just read the story of clever Hans . I think it would be interesting to hear it on this podcast because it is pretty twisted.

Love it

by Shaylee1969 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love the history about the origins of the story. The narrator has a beautiful voice that I like to listen to.

Content > Narration

by PMP806 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

The topics are interesting with stories I’ve only heard here for the first time. The narrators are corny and very unappealing.

Wonderful podcast series!

by VisageEnd on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love the podcast and listen every time a new episode airs. The only reason i gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because there tend to be a lot of promotional clips and episodes.

Excellent and very informative

by SidVicious1832 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really enjoy and appreciate this great podcast. I’m hope it never goes away, I could listen to this podcast forever, I love the host and love her narration. Her voice is made for this.

Love it

by aunclesquishy on
Rating: ★★★★★

Vanessa is such a captivating storyteller, better than any audiobook I’ve listened to. (I love listening to her fairy tales while I’m working out, it makes it go by so much faster.)Aside from being an entertaining podcast, it’s also educational! I’ve heard of some of the darker elements to some of these fairytales, but I still learn something new whenever I listen. :)


by Tpitz7 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

This is such a fun podcast! I enjoy hearing original aspects of each tale.

Excellent storytelling

by Umm Isa on
Rating: ★★★★★

Tales fits in perfectly with Parcast’s preferred storytelling format. There is no awkwardness that can sometimes come with telling true crime in this narrative manner. Vanessa does such a good job with these stories. You can tell she really enjoys the subject matter. Really, really fantastic podcast! I would love to see more frequent episodes in the future. This is definitely Parcast’s best podcast.

In love with this podcast

by Cami Urbina on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is beautiful and well-though podcast, that simultaneously feels like reading a great dark and creepy King novel and being back in Story Time in school! It is a treat don’t miss it!


by Snowpenny on
Rating: ★★★★★

Not what I expected! Better!!! I’am 67 years old always loved Fairytales as a child. This podcast is over the top and could only be told by a very professional storyteller. Glad I found it!

The Prado Prince

by AnnieCarlota on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very well done! Interesting story.

Vanessa is my Girl!

by Average Woman Adult Human on
Rating: ★★★★★

If Vanessa is on the podcast = I'm gonna subscribe!!!

No corny re-enacting please

by Photogmagob on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Ughhh another one I REALLY wanted to like but I can’t stand corny re-enacting or readings. Just read the story to us like the adults we are? Please?

I loved this!

by KrisGallagher on
Rating: ★★★★★

Wow, forget Cinderella, which obviously is a way watered down version of this tale. I loved this macabre tale with is strong heroine. Some have complained that the narrator occasionally does voices. This doesn't bother me at all--I feel like I am sitting by a campfire, getting spooked out!

Great premise but annoyingly done

by AmyGTucson on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This is supposed to be a podcast for adults. The way the stories are told is as if they are reading a book to children. The multiple voices used and the dialogue folded into the stories are utterly annoying.

Love it!

by sammyleigh13 on
Rating: ★★★★★

My new favorite podcast.


by Lindzymonster on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast really taps into your childhood and than puts a dark twist in the mix. Love how they take those sugar coated stories we were told as children and reveals the hidden truths.

Keeps getting better with each new episode!

by ItsJaneMahoney on
Rating: ★★★★★

I found Tales through Levar Burton Reads and I'm completely hooked on it, although going forward I would love to see more non-European stories getting the attention they deserve- "Kachi-Kachi Yama", for example, is a classic Japanese folktale that would be a perfect fit for this show!

Love it!!!!

by aususjsjwwjje on
Rating: ★★★★★

👸🏽best podcast ever

Great storyteller!

by princess_jeanne on
Rating: ★★★★★

As an elementary teacher, I have taught fairytales many times and have always enjoyed learning about the story’s history. This podcast does this beautifully. I always look forward to hearing the next one. My teenage son turned me onto this podcast, he loves stories and history. Thanks for making this podcast!

Tangled Earbuds 58

by Mary Burrell on
Rating: ★★★★★

The narrator does a beautiful job. I love Vanessa Richardson’s voice. I enjoy all these fairytales. This podcast is excellent.

Amazing Podcast for Dark Fairy Tales 🖤

by carixeno on
Rating: ★★★★★

Vanessa Richardson’s voice alone grabs you to every fairy tale making it even more interesting than it originally was. My all time favorite podcast. Never stop 🖤


by missjackie on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is interesting. I’m pushing 30 and I’m diggin it. I’ve recommended it to my friends.

Love it!

by Swimlover4life on
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazing storytelling

I love it, but

by ciaradawn on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I love this podcast and I came back to it after awhile of not listening (I like to binge several at a time) well low and behold, al past episodes are gone and I have to now go to stitcher and get premium for them? That bums me out. Shame on you parcast.

Who needs Audible???

by Fairy Tales Forever on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m not sure how I stumbled onto this podcast but I’m so glad I did. “Tales” is so captivating and brilliantly produced, there is no need for me to pay for a monthly Audible subscription anymore. “Tales” serves up a new episode just about every other week and I love it!

Liberal boast ruins stories

by ReadScott on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast edits classic story from the past to make them politically correct for today. They “correct” the original story without permission from the author. This shows great disrespect to the artist. If they don’t like what’s in the story, then don’t cover that story, but editing stories is unacceptable.

At last!!

by Ann1938 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I never want this podcast to end. I love the well written story format. This podcast is just what I’ve been searching for!!


by child hero of time on
Rating: ★★★★★

Narrator: great. Stories: great. Everything else: great! This is amazing!

More fairytales though :)

by DeeDee343434 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast. Very innovative and puts me right to sleep. I keep waiting for more fairytales though (Rapunzel is on repeat.) Keep up the great work!

Great listen

by HalfBakedAlaska on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love the stories on this podcast - they have an edge but are not scary or gruesome like most other podcasts out there. Vanessa is a great narrator and her varying inflections really make the stories come to life!

I love this pod cast

by 312612name on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m a grown adult, but always enjoy a good story. I look forward to new episodes! I’ve enjoyed these so much, I’ve wanted to even animate these stories. I would still like to when I have time and if I can speak to the hosts. I recommend this podcast to everyone! Thanks for the great stories and audio!


by adupaul113 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Wow! So good!

Love Vanessa and love these tales

by AnotherVanessa on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been listening to Vanessa Richardson for a while. I love her other podcast Cults, which is how I found Tales. I’ve always been fascinated with the original version of stories and tales and this is such a cool way to tell stories. Listening to the Peter Pan stories now and I’m so happy that in this version they chose to omit the stereotyping of First Nations people. I’m so happy and proud that the crew at Tales realizes that as we pass stories down, we don’t have to perpetuate the negative stereotypes that the original writers created. We can keep things authentic to the original and be respectful of the knowledge we have today. Thanks so much!!


by PandoraLover69 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVE the fact that it brings back the classic stories I heard as a kid (some with a dark twist now that I’m older) and the amazing story telling ability by the podcast hostess! Just brilliant!

Tales is delightful

by djthecat on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love Tales. I’m not at all taken aback by the true telling of the Disney classics. And I have to admit, Peter Pan made me cry. I love this podcast.

Love it and want more episodes per week!

by Bloopface3276 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I work in freight and love listening to these stories! I could listen for eight hours straight, if I could lol!

My favorite podcast

by Skell271 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I seriously love this podcast. Vanessa’s voice is my favorite, and I love just how dark the tales are, don’t get me wrong the Disney versions are great, but, as an adult I enjoy dark and twisty. Keep up the good work, I’m always looking forward to listen to new episodes.


by Judymmiller on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is a fascinating pocast! I Really look forward to hearing them, love love it!


by clint wolf on
Rating: ★★★★★

Terrific, very interesting and well produced podcast. Thanks!


by DoNotLook on
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s one of my favorite podcasts!!!!!

Andrew likes Tales

by It's the small things on
Rating: ★★★★★

And Tales likes Andrew

Love it

by doku-chan on
Rating: ★★★★★

Started listening to this podcast when it was suggested in my fairy tale class and currently a hardcore fan. Definitely a great podcast to listen

Great podcast with quality narration

by kriscat629 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love all the stories and Vanessa does a great job bringing them to life. I’m always excited each time a new podcast comes out.

A good listen

by RSS66LV on
Rating: ★★★★★

We done and well paced. Enjoying working my way through the stories.

More please!

by prettyprettybird on
Rating: ★★★★★

My only criticism is that I wish this podcast was weekly! I love these stories!

Best storytelling

by TreeMac4 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love stories and this podcast doesn’t disappoint. The host has wonderful range and beautiful voice. I may have heard some of these stories before but NOT like this way. I learn something new every time!


by hayelsjapanbball on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I love Tales!! Vanessa Richardson is stellar in her readings. I was listening to Beauty and the Beast, totally engrossed and looking forward to the last podcast...but where did it go? Not to be found. What happened? Disappointed.


by Positivevibeonly on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love love 😍😘Thank you 😇

Great Podcast

by klangari on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have enjoyed listening to the true story of each character and can’t wait to hear more like the little mermaid.