Tales

Tales Podcast

You think you know the story…But do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents ancient fairy tales the way they were originally told: orally, and unadulterated. Tales is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.

The Goose Girl
In a wicked twist on the old trading places trope, a princess's devious maid takes her clothes and poses as the princess. The disgraced royal is then forced to herd geese for a living, but her mother's charm gives her the opportunity to reclaim her birthright. It is left to the princess to convince the king of her true identity and to get revenge against her former maid.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Tales to get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES....

The Juniper Tree
In one of the Grimm Brothers’ darkest tales, a young boy named Jakob faces off against an evil stepmother. But even the help of a magical tree may not be enough to defeat a cold-hearted murderer…Sponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/Tales to get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES.Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Tales a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Tales.Robinhood.com....

Snow White & Rose Red
This story follows a young Snow White and her sister as their mother forces them to spend time together. As they go about their chores, their encounters with an ungrateful dwarf lead them to form a bond capable of surviving any ordeal. Of course no Brother's Grimm tale would be complete without at least one character meeting a grisly end.Sponsors!Shudder - Head over to DiscoveryOfWitchesTV.com and use promo code TALES for a free 30-day trial of either Shudder or Sundance Now.SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearH...


Verde Prato - “Green Meadow”
After secretly marrying a commoner, Prince Francesco uses a magical glass tunnel to spend nights with his true love. But a pair of jealous sisters endangers the couple's rendezvous, and the secret wife, Nella, must save the day, or lose the love of her life.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Tales listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES when you go to BetterHelp.com/Tales.Robinhood - Get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Tales.Robinhood.com.Suga...

Little Red Riding Hood
A story that has been told for generations all over the world. The modern retelling is well known however, the French, Thai and Norwegian versions vary significantly. In some versions the antagonist tricks the young girl into cannibalizing her grandmother. One thing remains constant: sweet innocent grandma does not make it out alive. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Tales listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code TALES when you go to BetterHelp.com/Tales.Shudder - Head over to DiscoveryOfWitchesTV.com ...

Puss in Boots
By 1697 the story of an incredible cat spread to Paris, where author Charles Perrault created his own version, entitling it La Maître Chat, ou le Chat Botté which means “The Master Cat, or The Booted Cat.” Unlike his modern DreamWorks counterpart, Puss in Boots was originally female, overshadowed by her male counterpart. Sponsors!Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code TALES15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!...


Extraterrestrial: Hill Abduction Pt. 1 - a new PARCAST show!
We hope you are excited as we are for this sneak peek episode of our new podcast, Extraterrestrial where we try to answer the question: are we really alone?If you enjoyed this preview and want to listen to the second half of the episode, search and subscribe to EXTRATERRESTRIAL wherever you listen to podcasts now to continue listening!...

The Enchanted Quill
A crow enlists the help of a woman, instructing her to pluck a feather to make magical wishes. The feather gives her the power to refuse suitors and cook delicious meals. The Enchanted Quill is one of 500 fairy tales preserved in a collection that belonged to historian folklorist Franz Xaver von Schönwerth in the 1860s. Parcasters - Hear Hercules as you’ve never heard him before on this week’s episode of Mythology!...

The Snow Queen
Disney’s Frozen has nothing on this dark and devastating Danish fairy tale. “The Snow Queen” was first published in 1844 by Hans Christian Andersen and has since been adapted into movies, television shows, operas and ballets. Two children, Gerda and Kay, battle the Snow Queen and try to find a balance between good versus evil....


MIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!
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Br’er Rabbit
Rooted in both African and Native American legend, Br’er Rabbit, is a collection of folklore first published in 1881 by Joel Chandler Harris. Br’er Rabbit represents not only enlightenment and rebellion against authority, but also deceit, greed, spite and even homicidal rage.Sponsors!Outdoor Voices - For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit OutdoorVoices.com/TALES and enter TALES. Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code TALES15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $1...

Mythology: Athena Pt. 1 - Vanessa’s new podcast!
Dear Tales fans, we are so excited to share our new storytelling podcast - MYTHOLOGY - with you this holiday season! Every Tuesday, Mythology will feature the heroes, gods, and creatures that have captivated humanity for generations. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts to hear the rest of this episode! We hope you enjoy!...


The Boy Who Cried Wolf
This well known warning teaches us that liars are not believed, even when they speak the truth. Do you know the dangerous outcome of weaving tall tales?Sponsors!Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month by going to Audible.com/FairyTales or text FairyTales to 500 500....

Sinbad the Sailor II
Sinbad is back on his ship and setting sail for Persia, hopefully one of his most lucrative trips yet. However, it is not money that Sinbad is looking for… but love. Sponsors!Bombas - Go to Bombas.com/TALES and use the code TALES for 20% off your first order.Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go to Zola.com/TALES....

Sinbad the Sailor
Confronted with stormy seas, monsters and pirates,  Sinbad the fearless sailor, must attempt to steal the magical, “Book of Peace.” Will he complete his journey after being shipwrecked in Basra?Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/TALES and use promo code TALES during checkout! Follain - For only $22 try the Clean Essentials Kit today. Go to Follain.com/TALES and enter code TALES at ch...


Peter Pan III
Hurt and unable to fly, it seems like Peter Pan is out of luck. Will anyone be there to come to his aid when he needs it the most?Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army.Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore October 19, only on Prime Video....

Peter Pan II
Not only does a jealous Tinkerbell attempt to murder Wendy, but we find out about a much darker side to Peter Pan. Sponsors! Casper - Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/TALES and using TALES at checkout....

Peter Pan
In this version, young Peter flies to an island and introduces himself as Peter the Bird. Upon learning he is not a bird, but human, he loses faith in his ability to fly. Stuck on the island, Peter asks the birds for help in hopes of returning home to his mother. When he finally returns to the window of his home and sees her, he discovers that in life, there are no second chances.Sponsors!Bombas - Go to Bombas.com/TALES and use the code TALES for 20% off your first order.Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit...


Hercules II
Once he completed the twelve labors and paid his debt to society, Hercules married Deianira. Their marriage was a happy one until he accidentally put on a poison tunic. The pain was so intense, Hercules decided that he would rather die than endure the torturous poison. But in death, he would find something he never thought he’d find....

Hercules
After strangling his music teacher Linos in a fit of rage, Hercules was confronted by two beautiful women, Vice and Virtue. He was to choose a path for the rest of his life. One would be a path of hardship leading to glory. The other a path of pleasure and irresponsibility. Which path would he choose?...

The Fountain of Youth
One day, Toshiro the wood cutter wandered into a remote part of the forest to cut wood and drank from a nearby pond.  In his reflection, he saw a man only 25 years old - the water had transformed him. His wife, Chizue insisted that she should drink from the same pond, to become as young as her husband - but she never returned. Toshiro returned to the pond, only to find a terrible surprise....


Rapunzel
In this early version of the Rapunzel fairy tale, young Persinette is locked away in a tall tower away from men and told by her mother to never cut her beautiful golden hair. When a prince hears her beautiful singing and is drawn to the tower, Persinette must decide whether to heed her mother’s warning or believe the charming prince....

Thumbelina
Thumbelina is a girl no bigger than a human thumb. Due to her small stature, she is very attractive to animals, who try to kidnap and marry her. Among her suitors: a toad, a beetle, and a mole. Yet, the one with whom she connected most was the swallow she nursed back to health. Would the swallow allow Thumbelina to be taken by another animal, or would they live happily ever after?...

The Nightingale
The Emperor requests that his kitchen maid, Mei, bring to him the nightingale whose melody is so sweet that she can make your heart dance. Mei finds the bird, and the Emperor is so impressed that he invites the bird to stay and sing forever. But when the Emperor receives a wind-up bird who sings a different and more beautiful song, he doesn't realize that the choice between them will become a matter of life and death.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Momotaro
Momotaro is a brave Japanese boy adopted by a childless couple, after they find him inside of a peach. Years later, Momotaro says goodbye to his family to defeat the Oni (demons or ogres) who live on a distant island. With the help of a dog, a pheasant, and a monkey, Momotaro finds their castle. Will Momotaro’s bravery be enough to defeat the black magic of the Oni?...

The Tinderbox
A soldier returning from battle steals a magical Tinderbox from a witch. He uses the Tinderbox to bring himself more riches than he could have ever imagined. But what he wanted more than anything, was a chance to meet the Princess. So he used the Tinderbox to not only meet the princess, but also to become King. ...

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves III
After having his first revenge plot foiled, Massood, captain of the thieves, swore revenge against Ali Baba, the man who killed 37 of his men. What Massood didn’t account for was that Ali Baba was not their killer. But he would soon figure out who was....


Welcome Trailer!
The Frog Prince. Sleeping Beauty. Beauty and the Beast.You think you know these stories, but do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents the original versions of fairy tales, not the popular, watered-down versions. Tales premieres Saturday, February 17th. Here is a sneak peek....

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