Tabled Fables is a monthly podcast that dissects fairy tales to find out what they mean, how they've evolved and what makes them stick. Produced by Amy Kraft & Sophie Bushwick.
Tabled Fables 8 Sleeping Beauty02/06/2013 Duration: 21min
In this episode, we discuss how Sleeping Beauty relates to ancient texts. We delve into a number of versions including ones where Sleeping Beauty is impregnated while she is sleeping and we talk about the moral of the story or lack thereof. Special thanks to Graham Anderson for helping us with the analysis.
Tabled Fables 7 Jack and the Beanstalk29/03/2013 Duration: 22min
In this episode we discuss how Jack's conquest of the giant relates to 19th century English colonialism with the help of scholar Brian Szumsky. We also discuss key features in the tale and question whether the giant is an alter ego of Jack or if we should take pity on the giant.
Tabled Fables 6 The Armless Maiden28/02/2013 Duration: 19min
In this episode we talk about a lesser known tale, The Armless Maiden. How does she get her arms chopped off you ask? Maybe her dad does it to save himself from the devil or maybe it's punishment after she's accused of breaking a milk jug. Admittedly the punishment doesn't fit the crime. And don't worry, the maiden gets her arms back in the end. To find out how, have a listen to the show.
Fabled Extras: An Interview with Angela Slatter21/02/2013 Duration: 13min
Award-winning writer Angela Slatter has a retelling of The Armless Maiden in her 2010 collection, The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales. In her version, readers get a deeper glimpse into the mind of the devil who torments the girl in some unique ways. TF chatted with Slatter via Skype to find out what motivates her to retell fairy tales and how she readapts them for modern readers.
Tabled Fables 5 Beauty and the Beast31/01/2013 Duration: 27min
In this episode we explore beast bridegroom tales and other stories where pigs marry peasants and men fall for snakes. It's a mad fairy tale world indeed!
News Table: January 201313/01/2013 Duration: 03min
A round-up of news from the fairy tale world.
Tabled Fables 4 Catskin31/12/2012 Duration: 18min
Catskin is part two of our series on tales of the persecuted heroine.
The story of Cinderella27/11/2012 Duration: 02min
Here is a retelling of the story of Cinderella by a random group of New Yorkers. Would you like to tell us your version of a fairy tale? Get in touch with Tabled Fables by email at email@example.com
TabledFables Podcast 3 Cinderella27/11/2012 Duration: 21min
This podcast talks about the many versions of Cinderella told around the world and the different kinds of footwear she wore to the ball. My personal favorite: galoshes.
TabledFables Podcast 2 Hansel and Gretel31/10/2012 Duration: 20min
This episode discusses the sweet and gory and seriously disturbing story of Hansel and Gretel. Special thanks to Professor Maria Tatar for analyzing the story, and composer Alex Brusentsev for crafting our theme song.