By Alex Cespedes
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Timeless tales re-told. Each week you’ll hear two or three classic stories based around a common, and timeless, theme. Because history may not always repeat itself, but it sure rhymes
||ExplicitUnfaithful||Stories of cheating on your spouse are as old as time. These three short stories help us understand how--and why--people are unfaithful.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThis One's A Steal||Three stories about crime and karma||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLie To Me||A lie can hurt, damage, and even destroy. But, can it ever serve a purpose? Can it help us? These three short stories all revolve around lies told by those closest to us, with surprising effects.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot-So-Great Expectations||Expectations usually free up brain bandwidth for the BIG stuff, but they can also imprison us in a flat view of the world. In this episode, three cautionary stories of when expectations go wrong...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wise Fool||Every country, near and far, seems to have this one stock character in its folklore. I first became fascinated by this character as a 9-year-old when I was growing up in the Dominican Republic. We'll call this character "The Wise Fool" and hear a...||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClever Is As Clever Does||Are geniuses born, or made? In this week's episode we hear two ancient stories about brilliant youths, and we see both perspectives to this question. These two folktales also happen to be the genesis of two modern movie genres. Music by: Ben...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt Was All A Dream...||Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. A common motif in stories, movies, and music, is to bring in a dream as foreshadowing for what will happen later. Sometimes, it even drives the drama within the plot. This week we hear two stories in..||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Play "Pretend"||Stories since the beginning of time have been thrilling us by having characters take on false identities. In this episode we look at one legendary song and two folktales that show us the GOOD and BAD consequences of pretending to be someone we're not...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInfatuation, Thy Name is Love||Love stories are as old as time, but then again, so are stories about its creepy sibling-emotion: infatuation. Unrequited love often brings a feeling of obsession, and these two folk tales paint the picture of the lengths humans will go to just to...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Stranger Comes To Town||Tolstoy once said that “all great literature is one of two stories: someone goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town.” In this first episode we hear three folk stories centered around this most familiar theme: a stranger shows up to disrupt...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRendition Trailer||Timeless Tales Re-Told||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The storytelling, episode format, and music editing make each episode engaging and completely original. I can absolutely tell Alex knows his stuff and I can't wait for him to put more stuff out!
I really enjoy this podcast and listen to it will doing chores around the house or commuting. Great stories I share with my family
Super entertaining for a morning commute
I love stories, and I love music, Alex mixes the two beautifully. This show is one I look forward to each week.