When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales

The examination of classic fairy tales. Looking at the surprising and upsetting gruesomeness found in the original versions of well known tales as well as uncovering forgotten oddities.

http://whenwishingstillhelped.libsyn.com/podcast

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