By Alex Cespedes
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Join us on a journey through literature. We remix words of art—like short stories, folk tales, and lyrics—to figure out what makes certain themes, phrases, and words… work.
||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|
From listenting to the trailer, the concept sounds intriguing... Let's see if the content delivers
Loving it so far
I loved the first episode!! Cannot wait for the next episodes.
Love the variety of topics
This is different from the career-oriented show that he has, but it's just as well-produced as that one. I like the mix of the stories, music, and anecdotes from his friends... kinda like a mix between Lore, Myths & Legends, and Modern Love. All great shows to look up to!