As part of our new Daily Briefing now offered on Amazon Echo, we’ll be bringing you a series of “shorts.” These are 2-4 minute inappropriate folktales. You can listen here or enable our daily briefing now. You’ll hear a new short story every few days when you enable this and then ask, “Alexa, play my daily briefing.”
Here’s an Aesop tale of gossip, fear and somewhat overall evilness. Really, no one should hear this story. But you’re going to, anyway.
Death! War! Hunger! Weddings! So many inappropriate things in this Russian story of the soldier and the warlock that you’ll hardly be able to handle the maggots! the crows! the snakes! that will take over your nightmares. Oh, you think the day will get saved, but, oh, you and your positive outlook. We warned you not to listen; we can sense the blood draining from your…palms. Don’t listen to this live recording told by Sean Buvala. Oh, we know you will anyway. We shall keep the fires burning for you.
Bif! Baf! HeeHee! Holler! Ho! Terror awaits our young hero as he spends three terrifying nights in a spooky castle, all in an attempt to win the hand of the Princess. Yep, sounds like a fairytale. It gets pretty folktale-y when we add the talking cats, the fire, the lathe, the murder, the violence and the legs. Nine legs makes us wonder about the other missing leg. While the audience who heard this tale told live had no choice but to give in to the shocking shockingness, you should just leave now and not listen to this inappropriate use of body parts and spirit-formed animals. Run away. But you aren’t going to, are you? We warned you about listening to Sean tell this 1812 Grimm Fairytale of good bowling and card playing. But, wait, maybe you are trying to drown your fears in the lake? Meow!
Listen to the giggles terrifying screams of these young people, trapped in a live audience! Oh, it might sound like laughing, but be warned! Even they can’t believe how this tale unfolds. Oh, the Lupine sluicing! Will it be Fresh Wolf Wienerwurst? No one should have to give up the goodies! In this inappropriate folktale, storyteller Sean Buvala shares another Grimm-based variant of the Little Red Riding Hood saga which he calls “The Other Wolf.” Recorded live in Murray Park, Utah. Run away! Slam the door!Boil some sausages! We’ve warned you this isn’t your mommy’s LRRH.
SSSSomething could go wrong in our fable-filled version of this week’s folktale. The Frogs. The Gods. The Croaking. We’ve told you these stories are not for the lovers of peace and justice. Frogs in a pond clamor for a King. Will he bring salvation or just drain the swamp. Only in your hearing will you know. An adaptation of an Aesop tale by Sean Buvala.
You can listen below. We warned you…those poor frogs. It’s completely inappropriate. It’s gonna be huge and inappropriate.