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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!
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!
Oct 22
41 min
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Pt. 1
When a teacher named Ichabod Crane moves to Sleepy Hollow, he's intrigued by tales of the Headless Horseman, said to haunt the town. But he soon learns that the ghost might be more than just a story…
Oct 21
49 min
The Coyote Teodora
This Central American folktale is a story of love, distrust, and betrayal, set in a country that was recently colonized by the Spanish and rife with distrust and bad blood.
Oct 14
49 min
All New! Superstitions
Every Wednesday, meet us at the intersection of chaos and fate… We’re unveiling the backstories and hidden lessons inside superstitions from around the world, and telling the stories of those who dare to defy them. Are these eerie codes of conduct simply about exerting control in an unpredictable world? Or can we truly sway supernatural forces to work in our favor? Enjoy this exclusive clip from our episode on black cats. Then search Superstitions to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Oct 13
12 min
Originating primarily from Ireland and Scotland, legends of the changelings can vary—but many center around the idea of fairies kidnapping a human baby, and leaving a changeling in its place.
Oct 7
48 min
The Tale of Urashima
This 8th century Japanese folk tale is so famous, there is a statue of Urashima in Mitoyo, Kagawa. The story features a young man who leaves his family to meet the princess of the sea, only to learn that time is the ultimate thief.
Sep 30
43 min
Three Billy Goats Gruff
This Norwegian folktale centers around three goats trying to find food to eat, and the misunderstood troll that stands in their way.
Sep 23
43 min
Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga
In this Russian Cinderella story, a young orphan is left to defend herself against her evil stepmother. But when she’s sent to fetch a light from the elusive Baba Yaga, she soon learns that her stepmother may not be her greatest problem after all.
Sep 16
48 min