Dark and Twisty Tales: folk stories and fairy tales for the unafraid.
By Julia Norton
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This is a bi-monthly podcast featuring songs and stories from some lesser known fairy tales and folk stories. Stories which lean toward the grisly and unnerving, stories which might help us deal with the ogres and wicked step mothers in our own lives.
||CleanThe Mouse the Bird and the Sausage||and the business of knowing your place!||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Monkey's Paw - Part 3||"I could only identify him by his clothes!"||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Monkey's Paw - Part 2||When your wish comes true!||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Monkey's Paw - Part 1||a super creepy story with monkey parts in 3 parts.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tell-Tale Heart||a grisly story by Edgar Allan Poe||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDracula||An excerpt from the classic horror story by Bram Stoker||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lady and the Lion||or 'The lady saves the Prince for a change!'||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKing Thrushbeard - and other name calling.||or 'the haughty princess gets taken down a peg'...again.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJorinda & Joringel - A folk tale about caged birds, magic flowers & an old witch||Back into the woods for more magic and mischief!||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIron Hans - A folk story with added hair!||The hairy bloke at the bottom of the pond.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHansel and Gretel - A Fairy Tale about being lost in the woods.||When the witch gets her just desserts!||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Girl With No Hands - A an 80% extra dark fairy tale.||A pious girl, cowardly father and the devil walk into a bar...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaithful Johannes||A Grimm Fairy Tale of loyalty, kidnaping and decapitation!||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Elves and the Shoemaker||a Fairy Tale from the brother's Grimm||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Donkey Cabbage||A tale of revenge...with cabbage...and donkeys!||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatskin||Another fairy tale where the girl has to run away from a wicked father and wears magnificent robes to disguise herself.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBinnorie||Two Sisters or The Cruel Sister||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAshenputtel||The darkest version of the Cinderella fairy tale.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The Darker Side of Whimsy
Loving the darker side of whimsy that unfolds in these stories. Julia Norton has a way of bring stories to life like no other. She ignites the imagination with her approach to storytelling. I catch myself leaning in as I listen, as if she is drawing me into the pages of these tales.
Loving these journeys with Julia back to these odd and little known tales. Before many of the today’s “folk tales” got sanitized, they had their basis in much darker realms, which Julia finds and shares for your enjoyment. Such pitch-perfect narration for these tales. Cannot wait to hear more. Julia brings these stories to life.
Marvelous and Macabre
This lovingly delivered tale is both timeless and fresh. It's dripping with shadow, a well of mysteries you can't help but fall into. I can't wait to hear more from this unique (and probably slightly deranged) talent.