The Red Shoes

Illustration by Kay Nielsen 

Illustration by Kay Nielsen 

Hans Christian Andersen's classic and violent tale is looked at through the lens of the man who wrote it, and the 1948 film which changed the way we see it today. From Denmark to dance via the Devil we explore the iconic red footwear. 

Music by Kai Engel. To learn more about him and his wonderful music please check out http://www.kai-engel.com/

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Rapunzel

Illustration by Kay Neilsen

Illustration by Kay Neilsen

This week we look at the tale of the girl with the impossibly long hair, from it's ancient roots to the court of Louis XIV and the fascinating woman who recorded the version of the tale we know. Featuring Rapunzel expert Kate Forsyth author of the books Bitter Greens and The Re-birth of Rapunzel: A mythic biography. 

Music is by Kai Engel

Learn more about Kate Forsyth and her books here

Read Terri Windling's amazing essay on Rapunzel here