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Folklore, fairytales and legends from around the world the way they were meant to be. Brought to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Who says you're too old for a good story?
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It seems like we all end up knowing someone like Demyan from 'The Tale of the Peasant Demyan'. Someone who is hard hearted and always ready to both be right and to quarrel. From: Russian Fairy Tales from the Skazki of Polevoi Author: R. Nisbet Bain Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.\ It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup.  Thanks so much for listening!       
This week is a visit to Russia for three new tales, beginning with Bain's 'The Brave Labourer', a story all about the bravery we find when we really don't have a choice in our actions. From: Russian Fairy Tales from the Skazki of Polevoi Author: R. Nisbet Bain Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.\ It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup.  Thanks so much for listening!       
In 'The Halos of The Saints' we discover that saints and scholars have halos that can blind people. and that foxes are scared of them both! From: The Chinese Fairy Book Editor: R. Wilhelm Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject. It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup. Thanks so much for listening!       
'The Three Rhymesters' is a fun story that praises intelligence and a quick wit. And it praises (to an extent) a young woman, which is unfortunately rare in folklore. From: The Chinese Fairy Book Editor: R. Wilhelm Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.  It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup.  Thanks so much for listening!       
We start off our week of Chinese folklore with a short tale chock full of schadenfreude, 'Who Was the Sinner?' from "The Chinese Fairy Book". From: The Chinese Fairy Book Editor: R. Wilhelm Translator: Frederick H. Martens Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.  It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup.  Thanks so much for listening.         
Today we have our annual reading of Charles Skinner's 'Consecration of Washington'. Because nobody deifies their leaders quite like Americans. From: Myths and Legends of Our Own Land Author: Charles M. Skinner Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.  It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup.  Thanks so much for listening.       
'The Phantom Dragoon' is a rare tale from the Revolutionary United States that praises the ingenuity of a young English scout. A rare story indeed. From: Myths and Legends of Our Own Land Author: Charles M. Skinner Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.  It's that time of year again, nominations are open for The Podcast Awards at https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup.  Thanks so much for listening.       
This week, in honor of Independence Day here in the United States we're reading three tales from "Myths and Legends of Our Own Lands". 'The Party from Gibbet Island' is a tale about Ellis Island long before it was the hub of immigration in the US. From: Myths and Legends of Our Own Land Author: Charles M. Skinner Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.        
In 'The Two Humpbacks' we have another tale that explores the difference in fates between two individuals. However, in this case, there's no clear good or bad person but definitely good and bad outcomes - and maybe that's the point. From: Italian Popular Tales Author: Thomas Frederick Crane Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.        
'The Bucket' is a story that should feel terribly familiar. However, unlike other versions, a lesson is learned where is wasn't before. From: Italian Popular Tales Author: Thomas Frederick Crane Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.        
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