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Show #23: Amazons, Warrior Women, oh my!09/09/2013
SecretsoftheFairies2013-9-4 edited (right-click and select “Save link as…” to download the mp3) We discussed the Amazons in classical mythology. We also discussed how warrior women are found in many cultures and even the archaeological record. This got us talking about gender roles and we quickly got to why they scared the ancient Greeks so much, and the patriarchy […]
Show #22: Classical Mythology and its influence on Fairy Tales28/08/2013
Right click and select “Save link as…” to download the MP3 file: Secretsofthefairies2013-8-14 Our special guest was Dr. Anthony Crisafi who teaches Classics and Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. As the title suggests, we discussed how Classical Mythology influenced the fairy tale tradition in Italy, France, and beyond, from the middle-ages and into modernity.
Show #21: Little Red Riding Hood09/08/2013
Right click and select “Save link as…” to download the MP3 file: Secretsofthefairies2013-8-7 Sadly, the 1st 15min of the show were not recorded for some obscure reason grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! … luckily the best parts came after so we added our theme song (1/2 before and 1/2 at the end) which is Emilíana Torrini‘s cover of Jefferson Airplane‘s “White […]
Show #20: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz06/08/2013
Right click and select “Save link as…” to download the MP3 file: secretsofthefairies2013-7-31-final.mp3 (sorry for all the glitches. I worked hard with audio software to try to fix things and this is a s good as I could get it–beni) Our guests were Jaqui Meyers (and her daughter Olivia), and Mia Dutton who did this amazing […]
Show #19: The Little Mermaid (Hans Christian Anderson and Disney)31/07/2013
Right click and select “Save link as…” to download the MP3 file: secretsofthefairies2013-7-24.mp3 Joining Kristin, Thalia, Charlotte, and me (beni) was Thalia’s buddy Jean. We discussed the original story by Hans Christian Anderson and compared it with the very popular Disney movie. Note: the photo is of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen harbor (Denmark). As […]
Show #18: Special show with a bunch of kids on: Harry Potter and Doctor Who23/07/2013
The beginning of the show was exterminated by the Dalek but we added an orchestral version of the Doctor Who theme music instead–sorry ;) In the studio with us were a bunch of g33kettes: Jean, Sophia, and Thalia (our child expert on all things fairytales) + Felix (our expert at large). We learned about all […]
Show #17: Peter Pan14/07/2013
Thalia and Her friend Kenzie (daughter of former guest Jaqui Meyers) read us a scene for Peter Pan. <– The image is the scene they read in the studio from The Master Class Academy production of Peter Pan 2012 with Thalia as Tinker Bell. We had our habitual chaotic discussion about the story and several […]
Show #16: Puss in Boots (aka The Booted Cat): From Straparola (fairy she-cat), Basile (Baroque-funny), and Perrault (petty-bourgeois meh)… to Shrek (feministico-hilarious).07/07/2013
Secretsofthefairies2013-7-3 Puss in Boots (aka The Booted Cat): From Straparola (fairy she-cat), Basile (Baroque-funny), and Perrault (petty-bourgeois meh)… to Shrek (feministico-hilarious).
Show #15: Gullah, Geechee, and Uncle Remus Stories30/06/2013
Secrets_of_the_Fairies_2013-6-26 Jacqui Myers came to tell us about the Uncle Remus children’s stories and their fascinating origins from the Gullah and Geechee dialects formed from a combination of languages when African slaves came to America.
Show #14: Crazy Neapolitan Fairies… Oh My!19/06/2013
We had the entire family in the studio (+Kristin Eaves at the controls): Charlotte Trinquet du Lys, Thalia, Felix, and beni Balak