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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!

Latest Episodes

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.

43 min4 h ago
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Three Billy Goats Gruff

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.

48 min1 w ago
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Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga

New! Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins

Humanity’s most daring achievements are coming together in the new Spotify Original from Parcast! Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behavior. Join comedian Dan Cummins as he profiles the people who turned the impossible into the incredible, breaking records and making history along the way. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode, and stay tuned for episodes on daredevils, ultramarathoners, performance artists and more! To find more Parcast Network originals, search “Parcast Network” on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

5 min1 w ago
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New! Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins

The Robber Bridegroom

Written in 1812, The Robber Bridegroom features a spirited miller's daughter who gets engaged to a wealthy stranger, only to find out that her husband-to-be has a very dark secret.

50 min2 w ago
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The Robber Bridegroom

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Written in 1798 by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, this tale is adapted from Coleridge's epic poem about a proud sea captain, his doomed voyage, and his hard earned redemption.

52 min3 w ago
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Myrtle

Adapted by Italian poet Giambattista Basille in 1634, the tale of The Myrtle tells the story of an unconventional romance between a prince and a tree nymph, and the lengths they must go to protect their love.

49 minAUG 26
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The Myrtle

The Red Shoes

In this Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, a pair of cursed red shoes force a young girl to dance herself to near insanity.

48 minAUG 19
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The Red Shoes

One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes

This peculiar Cinderella story comes from Germany: When cruel tragedy befalls her closest friend, a young maiden named Two-Eyes takes her despair to a fairy, whose advice has enchanting results…

47 minAUG 12
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One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes
the END

Latest Episodes

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.

43 min4 h ago
Comments
Three Billy Goats Gruff

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.

48 min1 w ago
Comments
Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga

New! Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins

Humanity’s most daring achievements are coming together in the new Spotify Original from Parcast! Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behavior. Join comedian Dan Cummins as he profiles the people who turned the impossible into the incredible, breaking records and making history along the way. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode, and stay tuned for episodes on daredevils, ultramarathoners, performance artists and more! To find more Parcast Network originals, search “Parcast Network” on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

5 min1 w ago
Comments
New! Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins

The Robber Bridegroom

Written in 1812, The Robber Bridegroom features a spirited miller's daughter who gets engaged to a wealthy stranger, only to find out that her husband-to-be has a very dark secret.

50 min2 w ago
Comments
The Robber Bridegroom

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Written in 1798 by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, this tale is adapted from Coleridge's epic poem about a proud sea captain, his doomed voyage, and his hard earned redemption.

52 min3 w ago
Comments
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Myrtle

Adapted by Italian poet Giambattista Basille in 1634, the tale of The Myrtle tells the story of an unconventional romance between a prince and a tree nymph, and the lengths they must go to protect their love.

49 minAUG 26
Comments
The Myrtle

The Red Shoes

In this Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, a pair of cursed red shoes force a young girl to dance herself to near insanity.

48 minAUG 19
Comments
The Red Shoes

One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes

This peculiar Cinderella story comes from Germany: When cruel tragedy befalls her closest friend, a young maiden named Two-Eyes takes her despair to a fairy, whose advice has enchanting results…

47 minAUG 12
Comments
One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes
the END
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