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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

The Buccaneer

First collected by folklorist Charles M. Skinner in 1896, The Buccaneer is an American folk tale that follows the adventures and misdeeds of a vengeful pirate. When his many sins come back to haunt him, the buccaneer learns his life of cruelty has ghostly consequences.

47 MIN3 d ago
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The Buccaneer

The Story of the Yara

Brazilian legend tells the story of a vengeful mermaid spirit named the Yara who enchants and drowns the men who wander near her river deep in the Amazon. But in this classic tale, a pair of lovers set out to defeat the murderous mermaid, and attempt to use the purity of their love to break her dark spell.

46 MIN1 w ago
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The Story of the Yara

Introducing FAERIE, A Parcast Original Series!

Welcome to a world where fairy tales do exist, and “once upon a time” is closer, darker, and more dangerous than you imagined. Welcome to the immersive new Parcast original series, Faerie. Available exclusively on Spotify, Faerie follows the investigation of Ryan Bailey—a young woman who saves a man’s life and is thrust into a secret world of mythological creatures called “faeries.” Join Ryan as she unearths more about their mysterious existence and the covert agency charged with protecting them. This 12-episode event features two new episodes every Monday, free and exclusively on Spotify. Get ready to question your truths and rethink your fantasies in this exclusive clip from Faerie’s first episode. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Faerie, free and only on Spotify.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Introducing FAERIE, A Parcast Original Series!

The Princess in the Chest

In this Danish fairytale, a king's impatience kills and curses his daughter. Each night she's doomed to rise from her crypt as a murderous ghost who kills the sentries watching over her tomb. But soon a drunken stranger comes to town who proves that faith and persistence can turn a monstrous situation into something beautiful.

48 MIN2 w ago
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The Princess in the Chest

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

One of the most well known Arthurian Legends, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells the story of a young knight who has his moral character called into question, when a mysterious stranger comes to King Arthur's court...with a deadly request.

50 MIN3 w ago
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Witch in the Stone Boat

This Icelandic folktale is the story of a prince and princess from far away kingdoms who overcome distance and differences of culture for love. But just as they set out to build a new family, their happiness is endangered by the schemes of a duplicitous troll-witch.

45 MINJUN 3
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The Witch in the Stone Boat

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

This Japanese Morality tale from the 1600s tells the story of an old couple and their pet sparrow. When their neighbor gets annoyed at the sparrow's constant chirping, things take a dark turn into the supernatural. When you let greed and bitterness guide your actions, no good will come of them.

40 MINMAY 27
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The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

The Singing Bone

Collected by the Brothers Grimm, this story certainly is a grim tale about brotherhood. It involves a pair of men who promise to rid the kingdom of a deadly boar—and how their conflict leads to a murder that just won't stay buried.

44 MINMAY 20
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The Singing Bone
the END

Latest Episodes

The Buccaneer

First collected by folklorist Charles M. Skinner in 1896, The Buccaneer is an American folk tale that follows the adventures and misdeeds of a vengeful pirate. When his many sins come back to haunt him, the buccaneer learns his life of cruelty has ghostly consequences.

47 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Buccaneer

The Story of the Yara

Brazilian legend tells the story of a vengeful mermaid spirit named the Yara who enchants and drowns the men who wander near her river deep in the Amazon. But in this classic tale, a pair of lovers set out to defeat the murderous mermaid, and attempt to use the purity of their love to break her dark spell.

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Story of the Yara

Introducing FAERIE, A Parcast Original Series!

Welcome to a world where fairy tales do exist, and “once upon a time” is closer, darker, and more dangerous than you imagined. Welcome to the immersive new Parcast original series, Faerie. Available exclusively on Spotify, Faerie follows the investigation of Ryan Bailey—a young woman who saves a man’s life and is thrust into a secret world of mythological creatures called “faeries.” Join Ryan as she unearths more about their mysterious existence and the covert agency charged with protecting them. This 12-episode event features two new episodes every Monday, free and exclusively on Spotify. Get ready to question your truths and rethink your fantasies in this exclusive clip from Faerie’s first episode. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Faerie, free and only on Spotify.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Introducing FAERIE, A Parcast Original Series!

The Princess in the Chest

In this Danish fairytale, a king's impatience kills and curses his daughter. Each night she's doomed to rise from her crypt as a murderous ghost who kills the sentries watching over her tomb. But soon a drunken stranger comes to town who proves that faith and persistence can turn a monstrous situation into something beautiful.

48 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Princess in the Chest

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

One of the most well known Arthurian Legends, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells the story of a young knight who has his moral character called into question, when a mysterious stranger comes to King Arthur's court...with a deadly request.

50 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Witch in the Stone Boat

This Icelandic folktale is the story of a prince and princess from far away kingdoms who overcome distance and differences of culture for love. But just as they set out to build a new family, their happiness is endangered by the schemes of a duplicitous troll-witch.

45 MINJUN 3
Comments
The Witch in the Stone Boat

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

This Japanese Morality tale from the 1600s tells the story of an old couple and their pet sparrow. When their neighbor gets annoyed at the sparrow's constant chirping, things take a dark turn into the supernatural. When you let greed and bitterness guide your actions, no good will come of them.

40 MINMAY 27
Comments
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

The Singing Bone

Collected by the Brothers Grimm, this story certainly is a grim tale about brotherhood. It involves a pair of men who promise to rid the kingdom of a deadly boar—and how their conflict leads to a murder that just won't stay buried.

44 MINMAY 20
Comments
The Singing Bone
the END
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