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When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales

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The examination of classic fairy tales. Looking at the surprising and upsetting gruesomeness found in the original versions of well known tales as well as uncovering forgotten oddities.



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When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Sep 13, 2017 Unknown
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Reading and discussion of the classic Brothers Grimm tale Rapunzel.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Jul 22, 2017 Unknown
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I discuses the Russian tale Vasilisa the Fair.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Jul 16, 2017 Unknown
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Discussion of Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth 
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Apr 16, 2017 Unknown
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The Frog King is discussed. The first story form The Brothers Grimm collection...It begins "In olden times when wishing still helped one..."
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Mar 20, 2017 Unknown
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A discussion on the obscure Grimm story Mother In-Law. As well as a discussion on the meaning of mothers and cannibalism in all fairytales.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Sep 18, 2016 Unknown
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Discussion of Hans Christian Andersen's The Red Shoes.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Aug 22, 2016 Unknown
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A reading of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Aug 22, 2016 Unknown
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A discussion of Hans Christian Anderson and his story The Little Mermaid.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Jun 20, 2016 Unknown
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A soldier is released from duty, receiving only three coins as a fee. He vows that the king will one day hand over all his treasures... a tale of class war and the importance of "assembling a team". 
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
May 29, 2016 Unknown
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or The Boy Who Could Not Shudder. It is an odd one - You better just listen (audio of the tale included) 
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
May 13, 2016 Unknown
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A look at the classic Brother's Grimm fairy tale Little Brother and Little Sister - sometimes translated as simply: brother and Sister.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Apr 29, 2016 Unknown
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Briar Rose is discussed. The origins and subtext of the famous tale of Sleeping Beauty will be a surprise to anyone failure with the Disney or other modern versions of the story. 
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Apr 21, 2016 Unknown
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I look at the history of the Grimm's choices to revise and delete certain tales and discuss the tale "How Some Children Played At Slaughtering" (audio of story included) which was deleted after the first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
When Wishing Still Helped: the study of fairy tales
Apr 20, 2016 Unknown
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An Introduction to the examination of classic fairy tales. Looking at the surprising and upsetting gruesomeness found in the original versions of well known tales as well as uncovering forgotten oddities.