14 Episodes Refresh
Mar 09, 2020
Little Brother and Little SisterMarch 09, 2020
Another foray into the world of the Brothers Grimm.This is a tale called Little Brother and Little Sister, or sometimes simple Brother and Sister.It is the story of two children who run away from their horrible stepmother into a forest, whereupon the brother is turned into a roebuck deer, which explains my artwork!It is a well known tale which I have adapted very slightly.Don't forget to leave me a review or just send me a message. And you can find me here:Website: ...
Feb 25, 2020
The Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear WasFebruary 25, 2020
A fun story this adapted from the tale from the Brothers Grimm, it tells the tale of the lad who couldn't feel fear and wanted to know what is was like.His father, his brother, others he meets, and even himself, think he is stupid. But beneath it all, he is quite a lot sharper than all of them.Don't forget to leave me a review of a rating if you like me. And you can find me here:Website: https://deepinthedarkforest.comTwitter: ...
Feb 15, 2020
Cap O'Rushes & The Smallest ElfenFebruary 15, 2020
Two stories for you today! The main story is from English Fairy Tales, a book curated and edited by Joseph Jacobs, the man who brought us Jack and the Beanstalk and others.Cap O'Rushes (Cape of Rushes) is one of many tales that fits in the girl dances with prince and he falls in love with her - the most famous being Cinderella.This version is a little nicer (not chopped off toes!) and has a very sweet end.The second story is one of mine and it taken from my current massive "work in progress" - The Unicorns...
Feb 10, 2020
The Tale of Ole Lukøje by Hans Christian AndersenFebruary 10, 2020
No one, anywhere in the world, knows as many stories as Ole Lukøje! And no one can tell them so well.Which is the first line of the story this week and a perfect introduction to this famous tale from Hans Christian Andersen. The story of the Sandman is an ancient tale and he has appeared in many guises. This is one of the better ones, perhaps.Don't forget that all these podcast tales come with transcripts. Just head on over to the ...
Jan 31, 2020
The Tongue-Cut SparrowJanuary 31, 2020
Kon’nichiwa! Ikaga o-sugoshi deshita ka. Hello! How have you been? This week, I have leapt several thousand miles that-a-way and landed in the forest of Japan for a famous and much-loved folk story. Shitakiri Suzume, or the Tongue-Cut Sparrow.The Japanese love this tale, and famously it has been turned into a dance, the suzume-odori, which is often performed in parades with set moves and fans. It isn’t a hard dance, but it looks like a lot of fun.This is my...
Jan 23, 2020
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian AndersenJanuary 23, 2020
I have two stories for you this week.The Little Match Girl is one of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous tales, but one he didn't think would be so popular.And it is a story that is still relevant in today's difficult world. Tissue required.But I start with one of my own - The Fox and the Dove which is taken from my yet unpublished series, the Unicorn Chronicles.It is a nice little parable with a reasonably happy ending!Don't forget to leave me a review wherever you heard the podcast, and follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and...
Jan 17, 2020
Jack and the Beanstalk - A new adaptationJanuary 17, 2020
On this edition of Deep in the Dark Forest, I have for you a brand new adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, based on the story told by Joseph Jacobs.Jack and the Beanstalk is an ancient tale, going back possibly thousands of years, and it has been told by a lot of storytellers.The version by Joseph Jacobs is one of the more famous ones, but this is my take on his story, with an extra twist at the end!Don't forget to review me wherever you found me, and you can always grab me on Twitter and Instagram using...
Jan 09, 2020
Little Red Cap by The Brothers GrimmJanuary 09, 2020
This week I have far too much fun with Red Riding Hood, or Little Red Cap, as it is known here. This is a new adaptation based on the version from the Brother’s Grimm, which has a happier ending that the older tale from Charles Perrault! Sort of. Not so much for the wolf, though.I have also added my version of a poem from Charles Perrault which he wrote as the moral at the end of his telling of the tale.Please let me know what you think, especially on Apple Podcasts. But you can also...
Dec 29, 2019
Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers GrimmDecember 29, 2019
On the show this week! For the main course: Hansel and Gretel, the story by from the books by the Brothers Grimm. This wonderful tale is about two starving children, abandoned in the forest by their father’s wife, and who, hand in hand, fine a cottage made of bread and sugar.And for dessert, a little poem originally written for my fantasy books. An ode to a dragon.More details on my website here. And don’t forget you can get hold...
Dec 21, 2019
Gold-Tree and Silver TreeDecember 21, 2019
Two treats for you this week. Our story is a Scottish tale from the collection of Joseph Jacobs and is called Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree. It is a similar kind of story to Sleeping Beauty, but has its own twists and turns.And then I have a short, fun poem that I penned myself about a bear and a girl who meet in a forest.You can find the show transcript here.Don’t forget, if you want to send me a...