Once Upon a Patriarchy
By Shannan Palma and Wanda Swan
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Each episode, fairy tale and media studies scholar Dr. Shannan Palma and award-winning survivor advocate Wanda Swan sit down with a special guest to talk and laugh about all the ways Disney’s versions of fairy tales messed with their heads. They discuss both the pre-Disney literary versions and the changes Disney made to them. They reminisce about jamming to “Kiss the Girl” while asking, with some real concern, “Who is Flounder’s mama?” Does she know where he is? They're taking an outsider’s approach and looking for the counter-narratives in the stories. They’ll empathize with villains. They’ll add some color back into the mix. They’ll explore who gets to dream of happily ever after and who doesn’t — and what absorbing those messages as children taught them. Sponsored by the graduate program in Writing and Digital Communication at Agnes Scott College.
||CleanSeason 1 Cut Scene - Wanda and Shannan discuss relationships with Disney||While we're busy producing Season 2, we're sharing outtakes and cut scenes from Season 1. Here's an excerpt from Episode 6 that didn't make it into the edited episode. Wanda and Shannan discuss how they relate to Disney.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Behind the Scenes - Esther and Charlie||While we're busy producing Season 2, we're sharing outtakes and cut scenes from Season 1. Enjoy this behind the scenes clip from recording episode 5. Esther helps Shannan run mic checks.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Cut Scene - Did Tyler Perry write this? with Meg Bossong||While we're busy producing Season 2, we're sharing outtakes and cut scenes from Season 1. Here's an excerpt from Episode 4 that didn't make it into the edited episode. Meg Bossong recognizes some Tyler Perry-themes in Maleficent.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Cut Scene: Princes and fathers with Esther Moody Graff-Radford||While we're busy producing Season 2, we're sharing outtakes and cut scenes from Season 1. Here's an excerpt from Episode 5 that didn't make it into the edited episode. Wanda, Shannan, and Esther Moody Graff-Radford discuss real life princes and fathers.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Behind the Scenes: Love of books with Tiffany Del Valle||While we're busy producing Season 2, we're sharing outtakes and cut scenes from Season 1. Enjoy this behind the scenes clip from recording episode 3. Wanda, Shannan, and Tiffany Del Valle discuss their love of books.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Once Upon a Podcast with Wanda Swan and Shannan Palma||Wanda and Shannan close out season one reflecting on the podcast to date - their partnership, their hopes and fears getting started, highlights from past episodes, and plans for what's to come.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5, Part 2: The Princess and the Frog with Esther Moody Graff-Radford||The second half of a conversation with asylum attorney, home-schooling mom, and Louisiana native Esther Moody Graff-Radford about The Princess and the Frog.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5, Part 1: The Princess and the Frog with Esther Moody Graff-Radford||Wanda and Shannan sit down with asylum attorney, home-schooling mom, and Louisiana native Esther Moody Graff-Radford to discuss The Princess and the Frog. This one is a two-parter, y'all.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Sleeping Beauty with Meg Bossong||Wanda and Shannan sit down with activist and advocate Meg Bossong to discuss Disney's Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Cinderella with Tiffany Del Valle||Wanda and Shannan sit down with their dear friend and mutual colleague, diversity and inclusion expert Tiffany Del Valle, to discuss perhaps the most famous fairy tale of all -- Cinderella.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Beauty and the Beast with Dr. Susana Morris||Wanda and Shannan sit down with literary scholar and Crunk Feminist blogger Dr. Susana Morris to talk about Beauty and the Beast. Belle reads, y'all. That mob scene at the end, though -- so much to uncover.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Little Mermaid with Dr. JaNae Taylor||Wanda and Shannan sit down with psychotherapist Dr. JaNae Taylor to reminisce about jamming to “Kiss the Girl” and take a long look at Ursula, petty queen of darkness. Who is the Sea Witch, really?||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser 5: Behind the scenes of Episode 2 with Dr. Susana Morris||Shannan and Wanda are exceptionally professional and topically relevant as they prep Dr. Susana Morris before recording the show.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser 4: Dr. Shannan Palma describes the show's approach to fairy tales.||Dr. Shannan Palma describes the show's approach to fairy tales.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser 3: Wanda Swan shares how the podcast examines the impact of the Disney formula||Wanda Swan shares how the podcast examines the impact of the Disney formula.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser 2: Meet Dr. Shannan Palma||Cohost Shannan Palma introduces herself.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser 1: Meet Wanda Swan||Cohost Wanda Swan introduces herself.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is brainy and funny in all the best ways! No matter if you came here for the fairytales, the feminism, or the cool hosts and stellar guests - you will stay for the rest. The research is fascinating, the commentary is like listening to your smartest, funniest friends. Give it a listen!