Jack the Giant Killer

This week, an extract from English Fairy Tales that calls back to a previous episode from the Cornish series. The tales of Jack the Giant-killer that I’m familiar with come from Cornwall so they deal with his early career and his retirement after he becomes a Knight of the Round Table, but it turns out…

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Minor note

This is a bonus episode to explain what’s been going on on the blog and to give you a little reassurance about the future of Games from Folktales. The way my podcast plan works I get a 50 MB or data per month for a $5 payment, which is covered by the blog’s Patreon donors…

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Man – The Black Dog of Peel Castle

A quick episode this week, which is from our Isle of Man series, in which we learn the valuable lesson to not mock hellhounds. The recording which follows was released into the public domain by Larry Wilson through LibriVox: thanks to Larry and all the LibriVox. See a few plot hooks at the end ***…

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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones 2

Episode 202 was so overwhelming I’ve decided to cut the material from Kunz’s “Curious Lore of Precious Stones” into many small pieces. Each has three or four types of gemstone. The first episode contains plot hooks which suit all stones – this one only those which suit each particular stone. Agate Kunz notes : The…

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Robin Goodfellow

This week is a hybrid episode where we show the difference between Ars Magica and Magonomia. If you are listening to this podcast episode when it is released, the Magonomia Kickstarter will be closing within a week or so. In Ars Magica faeries are liminal spirits. Fairies in Magonomia are Elizabethan spirits. The easiest way…

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Whitethorn Summer

This week, another episode in which we discuss fairy lovers that destroy their beloved. You will notice the lover sits plotting her hair beneath a whitethorn bush. In Irish mythology particularly white thorn bushes are gathering places for the fairies. It’s considered bad luck to damage or move, particularly solitary, whitethorn bushes, especially if they’re…

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