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What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe. We can be found at www.facebook.com/wtfolklore.

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    Ramblecast 206

    How do we wrest control of society from morning people, and equalize the playing field? Is the answer a cyberpunk future?

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    Episode 205: Bufthulhu the Beaverthulhu

    Apologies for the audio on this one gang, we had a microphone cord fray over the course of recording and it sounds like we've got an open lightsaber on the table between us. This story, though, has a lot going on. We're reading "the Barber's Clever Wife," and she gets into some wild stuff.

    Suggested talking points: the scientific method, a Sweeney Clod, Kingdom Hearts additions, as thicket as thieves, crimewatch, cherry corn rice, conga line of thieves, fire: the catchall pesticide, 8 servings of gold, GMOut the ass, Bufthulhu the Beaverthulhu, the thicket women, spaghetti mustache trick, vegetable genders

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    Ramblecast 205

    Like, what is art even? We're sharing some of the things that draw us to particular movie, shows, music, whatever.

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    Episode 204: The Cloaca Rangers

    We're re-visiting our favorite shitbird with two different versions of "How Raven Stole the Sun." He's the same Raven that we know and love, and not just because he's given rise to the Cloaca Rangers.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Mairzy Marzipan, Aarne-Thompson type 751a, "Peasant Woman Is Changed Into a Woodpecker"

    Suggested talking points: straight to shoebox, ham scaffolding, Kingdom Hearts lore, fetish count, the Donne Darko timeline, science points, decorative beaks, Schrodinger's hottie, cloeyecha, your house is dragons, the Cloaca Rangers, the Fern Gully cinematic universe

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    Ramblecast 204

    We're talking about the Big Game. You know the one. The BIG game. We also reinvent a sport.

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    Episode 203: Gorby Gorbo the Irish Mime

    We're back from hiatus with an Irish story called "Jamie Freel and the Young Lady." Lady only describes one of her forms though, which also include a sack of wool, and a dog maybe, we dunno it gets weird.

    Suggested talking points: strong arms rowin', scooping mad water, crocheting steel cables, off-brand Popeye, the worst Arby's slogan, yin and yang of the dank herb, poop freedom, horse flying methods, nut classification, moonwine, sentient 'tatoes, dead stick daughter, digging for buried lady, boat justifications, rush hour dunks

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    Ramblecast 203

    Maybe all Robin Hood needs is a fresh new genre to get that blockbuster success he deserves.

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    Episode 202: WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 4

    Due to varying levels of wellness (and maybe a robot-related incident), we were unable to record an episode for you all this week.

    Thankfully, our past selves recorded like a whole bunch of episodes, so it's time for another clipshow!

    contains clips from: Mermaidsploitation, Blitz My Son, A Brief Downstairs Kiss, Mother of a Saltless Race, Pumpkin Mice Latte, and Brought To You By the Letter D

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    Episode 201: Mother Whimbus

    Eastern Europe always treats us so right, and "Youth Without Age and Life Without Death" is no exception. We're into beta-testing of Big Rock, and early results are looking good.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Pyris, Aarne-Thompson type 330B, "The Devil In the Sack"

    Suggested talking points: boatwatch opportunity, old man baby magnet, cotton-eyed baby, anime pratfall into death, sores horse, yonder-forest, a little bit woodpecker, scorpion witch, a kibble situation, Monster Hunter: Katamari, weird time, big rock implementation

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    Ramblecast 201

    We're a little late to the party on this, but gang, we have to talk about wizards pooping themselves.

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    Episode 200: Wife (With Rice)

    We've got a short, sweet nugget of a story this week in "The Slaying of the Tanuki," but there's juice in this nugget. And some of that juice is a solution that could fix many, many plotholes for many fairy tales.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer The Day Dude, Aarne-Thompson type 898, "Daughter of the Sun"

    This episode sponsored by "The Legend of Griff" by Richard Sparrow, available now

    Suggested talking points: new year's resolution, hare wife, tanuki schacks, what animal friends are, the folklore restaurant, culinary vore, ointment purposes, hatchet walks, the OG sick burn, common law hare marriage, get you a bunny who does both, woods murder jazz, big rock solutions, big big rock

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    Ramblecast 200

    It's a brand new year! Our holidays were filled with Spidermen, new TV adventures, and gun almost-whoopsies. Our post holidays are filled with the candy and treats that were sent to our P.O. Box.

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    Episode 199: Grumpynut: The Story of the Hard Nut Part II

    We're finishing off "The Story of the Hard Nut" this week. If you were hoping for answers, maybe stop holding your breath now.

    Suggested talking points: breakfast stats, mouse joker, famous nuts, Shere Khan Tony Jay Aladdin, Tony Jay's song rider, seven crowns mice king

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    Episode 198: Pig to Metal Ratio: The Story of the Hard Nut Part I

    "The Story of the Hard Nut" is rightfully cut from many Nutcracker adaptations. It's a story within a story (within another story) about some sausages and mice or whatever and it's only kinda related to the Nutcracker.

    Suggested talking points: returning babies, universal sausage making, a mountain of pigs, how the sausage is made, spicy dreams ballet

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    Double-Barreled Shovel

    We're going to Iceland this week to explore a winter holiday tradition: "The Yule Lads" are some rowdy boys who come and try and wreck your scene. There are a lot of them, and their needs are VERY particular.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Leo (a Sexy Dragonborn Dad), Aarne-Thompson type 465D, "Quests for the Impossible"

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    Stinkbox 360

    "Sima Who Wore the Big Hat" has an ending that assures you that it's ok to not challenge any of your preconceived notions. It's also one with an immensely solvable problem at the heart of the plot.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Cole, Aarne-Thompson type 780, "The Singing Bone"

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    P.E.E.B.i.S.

    "The Three Spinners" is a Grimm fairy tale that was told before it's time: it's really a cyberpunk story about slinging data and jacking into FlaxXnet.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Talie, Aarne-Thompson type 570, "The Rabbit Herd"

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    The Other One About a Bus

    As the title suggests, another bus idea has surfaced. Call it a stepping stone to greater things. There is also a story in this episode though, don't worry! It's called "The Three Brothers," and it fulfills a wish we made a long time ago.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Tentacle Duck, Aarne-Thompson type 1086, "Jumping Into the Ground"

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    Bird Kinks

    "The Raven and the Big Fisherman" is a rare story that just leaves us confounded with details from the first paragraph, and then just goes downhill from there. So many questions remaining after the end of this one.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Amy, Aarne-Thompson type 322 "Magnet Mountain Attracts Everything"

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    The Trunchbull Situation

    Poland never disappoints us, and this week is no exception! We're reading "A Present for the King's Godson," about a kid who does not appreciate the magic gifts he was given, and also everyone is bad at taking advantage of it.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Phillip, Aarne-Thompson type 440, "Iron Henry"

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    Van Helsing: Ye Olde Megaman

    Another double story episode for this (almost) Halloween! We've got "The Three Army Surgeons," followed by "How Some Children Played at Slaughtering." Everyone be safe for Halloween, and if you see a lonesome machine hitchhiking its way across the land, be kind: it may just be the Spooktrolyzer.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Emma, Aarne-Thompson type 531, "Ferdinand the Hero's Horse"

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    A Horse With High Beams

    We've got a spooky double header this week: "The Ghost and the Cash Box," and "The Deacon of Myrka." They're like yin and yang: one featuring hybrid bean-men who tend the Earth, the other a very strong muscle wizard for hire.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer David, Aarne-Thompson type 1430 "Air Castles"

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    Piss Ghost Coast to Coast

    Our spooky main course this evening is "The Fox Sister," with a short story titled "The Maiden's Grave" for desert. The desert is necessary to wash the taste of the first one out of your mouth. Because of the ending.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Maia, Aarne-Thompson type 1334 "the Local Moon"

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    Hey Now, You're An Intern

    "The Gold Teeth" is our second entry in Spooklore 2018, featuring a soundtrack by everyone's favorite late 90s/early 2000s band Mouthsmash! What's the deal with those gold teeth anyway? Are they normal, parasitic, or do they got ghosts?

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Samwise, Aarne-Thompson type 466, "A Journey to the Other World "

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    Seven Minutes In Samurai

    We're kicking off What the Spooklore with "the Peony Lantern" from Japan. How spooky is it? Our old friend the Spooktrolyzer is back to help us figure that out, but we'll say this: there are probably more ghosts than there really NEED to be.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Grace, Aarne-Thompson type 305, "Dragon's Blood as Cure "

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    That ghost thing

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    Bog's Burgers

    "Jack and His Master" is an old-fashioned fairy tale about some dum-dums who get into a mess they could have avoided. If any of them had just done the game theory (pushes glasses up nose) they would have known better.

    Editor's note: there's about a minute of audio that sounds a bit different, this was recorded later because we needed to make sure we had some facts straight.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Liz Wilde, Aarne-Thompson type A1241, "Made From Clay "

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    Clifford the Big Red Deadly Scorpion

    "The Story of a Scorpion Who Was the Son of Adam" is what we're reading this week, with periodic interruptions of Very Good Ideas that the right people on Twitter needed to know about immediately. The story itself is the result of someone really crunching to make a deadline.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Mcatnip, Aarne-Thompson type 2033, "Henny Penny Thinks the Sky Is Falling"

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    Bony Begins

    Hans Christian Andersen's "Garden of Paradise" is another one of those stories that fundamentally changes our overly tangled web of fairy tale interconnectedness. Hans with the heat again: lots of Immortal Bony/Project Birdfall meat for everyone!

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Ida, Aarne-Thompson type 670a, "the Woman Who Understood Animal Languages"

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    Original Bird Sin

    "The Three Languages" is a Grimm story that needs a lot of fixing up. Sure there's a super weird Pope ceremony at the end, but what happened to the dogs and frogs? It's a story that demands some grasping at straws to fill in the gaps.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Jake, Aarne-Thompson type 766, "the Magic Sleep"

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    Double Married Baby Husband

    "A Tale of Two Brothers" just has too much going on, and not enough of it is focused on the children's card game at the center of the conflict. There's a lot that needs to be cut away from this story, and that leaves a lot of room for other, better stuff to fill it back up.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Roast Rabbit, Aarne-Thompson type 471, "The Bridge to Another World"

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    Prison Yelp

    "The Legend of Tokoyo" is not originally about toilets, but by Golly it will be by the time we're done with it. If you're curious about how bathroom technology ranks, this is your episode.

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    Mean Gregs By Tina Fey

    "People Getting Rich" might be sending the wrong message, but it's subject matter is certainly relevant to us today. In the midst of all this, there's a very good idea for a restaurant that we hope to be opening by 2020.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Kerrima, Aarne-Thompson type 2031, "Strong, Stronger, Strongest"

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    Mmbop Funeral Dirge

    We're dipping into a series of Anansi stories this week, which naturally leads to the creation of a new Yonder Toad villain, and a sitcom about neighbors doing sex to each other.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Carl with a C, Aarne-Thompson type 1628, "The Learned Son and the Forgotten Language"

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    A Place Ducks Want You to Be

    "The Three Snake-Leaves" is your classic tale: boy meets girl, girl dies, girl had a clause in that pre-nup demanding he be buried alive with her if she dies, boy goes into the grave with her, snakes happen. Pretty basic stuff.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Haley S., Aarne-Thompson type 1881, "Carried Through the Air by Game Birds"

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    Extreme Breadsports

    "The Girl Who Trod On a Loaf" is a Lovecraftian nightmare disguised as a morality tale: though the morals are also questionable. Maybe Hans Christian Andersen was working through some stuff when he wrote this one.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Jen, Aarne-Thompson type 1387, "A Woman Draws Beer In the Cellar"

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    My Glowing Daughter Xanax

    This week's story, "The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child," was the inspiration for the movie Princess Kaguya. What we ended up with is not exactly that movie, which is great.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Kyle, Aarne-Thompson type 207C, "The Bell of Justice "

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    Downstairs Magic In Clam Water Town

    Come for the weird asbestos water, stay for the hero who fights off witches with a spoon: we're reading "Tatterhood" this week. It's a story with a whole bunch of interesting stuff waiting at the periphery.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Timothy, Aarne-Thompson type 675, "The fool whose wishes always came true"

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    A Dose of Vitamin Toad

    We're back in Grimmland this week with "The Crows." It's a story with a much better story going on in the margins about one woman's total control over a town, and a possible nemesis. How much of that did we add? Folklore changes, it's an oral tradition. Which means it's all canon.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Dom, Aarne-Thompson type 1313, "The Man Who Thought Himself Dead"

    Music from: My Heart Will Go On - Recorder By Candlelight by Matt Mulholland

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    Lefty's Mystic Booty Calls

    The riddle in this story "The Prince Who Married His Own Left Half" will haunt us for the rest of our days. We'll never know a moment's peace until we know the answer, so someone please help us out. And while you're here, stay for the wizard romance.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Justin, Aarne-Thompson type 500, "Guessing the Helper's Name"

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    Dress Like How You Want to Be Punished

    What animal crime deserves what animal punishment? We're going to see an example in "The Painted Turtle" this week, a Sauk legend from Wisconsin that also features Jesus, and his grandma General Grievous. Which part of that did we make up? Listen to find out!

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Sara, Aarne-Thompson type 470A, "A Skeleton Is Invited to a Wedding"

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    Bobby Flay's Iron Chef Escape Attempts

    Important little details concerning fairies in this week's story, called "Childe Roland." But, they're buried under a lot of nonsense about some very weird brothers, and Bobby Flay's attempt to end the Iron Chef competition once and for all.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Jerimiah, Aarne-Thompson type 440: The Frog King.

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    A Dramatic Role for Ray Romano

    Hey Ray Romano, we've got a juicy part for you to play in "Belphegor Marrying a Woman," almost GUARANTEED to win you an Oscar. It's got all the key bits: crying in garbage, being hunted for sport, the works. Hit us up.

    This episode brought to you by executive producer Lily, Aarne-Thompson type 545: the cat as helper.

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    The Ballad of Wrong Amy and Prince Instant Messenger: Part III

    We are done with Madame d'Aulnoy for another year: "The Bee and the Orange Tree" has come to a close. Was there ever a bee, or an orange tree? You'll have to wait for it, just as we did.

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    The Ballad of Wrong Amy and Prince Instant Messenger: Part I

    We're kicking it off a little late this year, but it's our anniversary! Which means it's time for our Nemesis-Madame d'Aulnoy-to come out of her hidey hole to inflict another long, nonsensical story upon us. This year's is no different: "The Bee and the Orange Tree" is starting off with a kick. Joining us is special guest Keith Brooks.

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    Lieutenant Dan's Fists of Fury

    This week's story "The Princess in the Chest" has some elements that would make for a good movie, we just wish fairy tales would account for all of their characters. WHY do these people show up? Help us understand.

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    Cat Fractals

    "The Boy Who Drew Cats" is one of the only kind of whimsical stories we've done? At least it sounds whimsical at the start, but some of the goblin stuff kind of takes the wind out of those sales.

    This episode produced by Izzy Crimson

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    Ramblecast 152.5

    We've each been cursed by the New Year's Witch! Find out what burdens we have to bear (we know it's almost February). We also get deep into which cartoons should be adapted into musicals, and there's a review of the Phantom of the Opera sequel.

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    Chip's December Memories: Beauty and the Beast Part IV

    It's finally over, this terrible version of Beauty and the Beast. And what did we learn? Monkey butlers sound pretty cool, and those mirrors were all right. Fairies are pretty messed up.

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    The First Miracle of Saint Netflix: Beauty and the Beast Part II

    This horrible version of "Beauty and the Beast" is back, and it ain't gettin' any better folks. If it sounds like the story might be wrapping up soon: you're wrong. You're very wrong.

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    Ramble 147.5

    We have a special guest this week: Tyler's partner Meg is filling in for him while he's traveling for the holidays. We're breaking down the vanity plate industry, and how to get the best cat wine.

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    Pod Con Special

    This is a brief departure from our normal thing, because we attended Pod Con this weekend! This episode is a wrap-up of our trip and what we learned, and a few things we want to do in the future. We recorded using our Mobile Podcasting Rig (TM) so audio is a liiiitle rough. We'll be back to the regularly scheduled programming soon.

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    Bread Percent Run

    Free advice to all fairy tale authors, including the author of "The Two Travelers:" when you hit on a good theme, just stop there. Quit while you're ahead. You don't need to stretch the story another 400% to see if another one comes around.

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfolklore Our blog: http://wtfolklorepodcast.blogspot.com/ Our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvXjw__7yxp8Xmdi1H4Ayg Carman's Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarmandaArtsThings

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    Unlucky In Math

    Our story this week, called "The Three Sisters," is continuing a very humanizing trend for ogres which has thrown us for a bit of a loop. And to make matters worse, we have to consider an atypical heroine paradigm. It's a head-scratcher, folks.

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    1-800-BITS-FACTORY

    We're done with spooky stories for another year, but our story this week "Biancabella and the Snake" is a pretty wild ride. Snakes are into some super weird stuff. But we do get some new fun side characters to sustain us.

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    Wishbone the Time-Traveling Spy

    We have a pair of spooky stories to round out our month of What the Spooklore, so strap in! We're going to hear more about werewolves (though that's not even the spookiest part) and hear the OG ghost story, according to some guy.

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfolklore Our blog: http://wtfolklorepodcast.blogspot.com/ Our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvXjw__7yxp8Xmdi1H4Ayg Carman's Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarmandaArtsThings

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    Tim Burton's Corpse Wang

    We have a good spooky story in "The Painted Skin," a story featuring an incompetent priest, some characters that almost have understandable motives, and a little tie-in to one of our favorite reoccurring characters.

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    Ramblecast 138.5

    There's a pretty abrupt shift in conversation halfway through, which has been preserved because it's exactly how it happened naturally. We're not sure how many of you have considered the "Bring It On" universe recently, but you should.

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    The Next Impromptu Wife-Off

    Our train of spooky stories continues, so climb aboard for this week's offering "The Fiend" from Russia, and enjoy the rich cast of side characters that crop up in this one, as well as some pretty strained theories about what's happening.

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    Ramblecast 137.5

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    The Ghostal Service

    Halloween month continues with "The Lover's Ghost," a story that's about 80% rocky parts, and about 20% cool witch godmother outfoxing the police who want to take her human skulls.

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    Ramblecast 136.5

    There's a card game for everyone, somewhere out there. Even for computers. We're trying to figure out which games computers might WANT to learn, and Tyler and Gordie try to sell Carman on a new kind of card game.

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    Were-Bud

    It's the first week of October, which means we're back to What The Spooklore(TM)! We're kicking things off with a set of short tales about were-wolves, covering all the iterations of "guess who's the werewolf" you could want.

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    Ramblecast 135.5

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    Napoleon and His Snake Bone of Destiny

    We have a double header coming to you this week, suggested by Carl with a C: "The Sea Serpent" and "The Legend of the Lost Talisman" go together to inform on the real Illuminati trying to take over the world with giant snake bones.

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    Ramblecast 134.5

    This week we're discussing some ways to get away from hurricanes, what "It" the movie part 2 might look like, and how Gordie could find his way onto the the US Men's National Team at the next World Cup.

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    Pokemon: Gun

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    Ramblecast 132.5

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    WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 3

    This week, the gang decided to take another look back at some favorite moments and characters from past episodes

    contains clips from: Four Square Hustle, 'Cha Boi and Savior, The Bony Connection, The Shaun White Mystery Machine, Robber Girl's Nightly Knife-Tickles, Reverse Matilda, The Church of the Knife, The Woke Folk, The Ariel Parallel, and Kanky Spanks.

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    The New Ghost-Based Economy

    Sometimes you get a pretty good story, and "The Moon Fairy" is one of them. Even if there is a weird crow-based subplot to start with. We learned a lot about villains' motives in the process.

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    Ramblecast 131.5

    This week we're talking about affectations, specifically hats. Who needs them, and who deserves them?

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    Toad Moon Rising

    There are some exciting new develops for this week's story "The Three Little Men In the Wood;" Gordie has a listener-suggested title, and Tyler was shown (for some reason) an online encyclopedia of bad puns. The story follows in much the same fashion. Also Carman will be at Dragon Con this weekend at the art show, so look for her there!

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    Lord of Swamp and Storm

    We did a last-minute swaparooni to avoid dying by 10,000 lightning strikes to make sure that this week's story "the Wishes"would get out to the people. We're doing a new thing where you can suggest Gordie's title each week with the hashtag #whatamGordie so make sure you do that to spare him the existential crisis every week.

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    The Never-Ending Gordie

    This week we're reading "The Lass Who Went Out at the Cry of Dawn." This is a good one if you like magical hijinks and the rare competent protagonist. You may not like it if you're a wizard with a pretty weird operation up on a hill somewhere.

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    Ramblecast 128.5

    What's the next big streaming service going to be? We know what it is, and how to implement it. Don't even worry about it, but someone get Jeff Bezos on the horn.

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    Two Thirds Trample Wine

    This week's story "Cinder Jack" is another one we've been putting off for a long time for no real reason. Was that justified? We're about to find out: and force some connections to some other fairy tales that were almost certainly not intended.

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    Ramblecast 127.5

    This week we're recapping the news for the past 10 days or so, discussing what you legally can and can't yell in a crowded theater, and playing a game involving Tom Clancy book titles.

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    Flowers for Goofy

    The title of this week's story remains a mystery: possessing of a murky quality only matched by the characters and plot of story. Our executive producer for this episode is Heather Sinke, so thank you Heather!

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    Ramblecast 126.5

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    The Aesopalypse Volume II: Aesop's Sk8ter Boi

    We're back with another round of Aesop's fables. We get through more than three this time too. But not too many more than three. About as few as you can get more than three. We did four.

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    Ramblecast 125.5

    This ramblecast is a little longer because we're completing a very important task: finishing our complete taxonomy of the animal kingdom, and mapping it to the alphabet. One animal group per letter.

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    The Aesopalypse Volume I: The Pavlovian Egg Rush

    We're switching it up on you this week, and breaking one of our cardinal rules: we're bringing you a choice platter of Aesop's Fables, and we're determined to mine all of the wisdom they have in them. And some wisdom that isn't in them.

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    Ramblecast 124.5

    In this week's ramblecast, we dig into why praying mantis' are eating bird brains, try to create some movie fusions, and design a better version of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"

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    Jessica Fidgetspinner

    This week we're reading "Intelligence and Luck," and it plays out much as we expected, because fairy tales generally don't like characters who can just handle their own business.

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    Ramblecast 123.5

    This week we're talking about one of our favorite things: card games, and how to design a new one that replaces all human communication.

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    The Shoulder Accountant

    In this week's story "How the Devil Married Three Sisters," we're finally getting some answers. And some more questions, mostly about how the devil can be so un-devil-like during the course of these events.

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    Ramblecast 122.5

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    A Certain Grimminess

    This week we're reading "The Seven Ravens," despite the objections of a two-thirds majority. This story turned out to be... not quite what we expected. There are some good nuggets buried in there.

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    Ramblecast 121.5

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    The Whitest of Privileges

    Quick editor's note: there's going to be some rough audio at the beginning of this one, but it gets fixed partway in. So when the sound changes, don't freak out. Other than technical issues, it's smooth sailing in fairy tale land with "The Bairn and the Sidhe," and all of the Bop-It secrets therein.

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    Ramblecast 120.5

    This week we're trying to piece together a screamed conversation that occurred in the bushes after midnight, as well as developing some new product and marketing strategies.

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    Wonder Woman Lays An Egg

    We're giving France another shot at giving us a palatable story, after all of the d'Aulnoy that we've read over the years. Their effort "The Maiden In the Tower" is... an interesting strategy. It's a Rapunzel knockoff, but with some added twists, and a lengthy discussion about how babies are really born. If you're interested in seeing us at PodCon in December, check them out, and fill out the linked form:

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    Ramblecast 119.5

    We have a long ramblecast for you this week to make up for last week. We're starting off with a discussion on improving travel conditions, and we move on to a subject that's going to become very close to our hearts: the flat earth theory.

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    Ancient Chinese Pitch Perfect

    We're diving into "The Journey West" again, because it's been awhile since we found out what the rascally Monkey King was up to. And we won't find out this week, because the book just decides to have a side trip into a filler chapter.

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    Wormaid

    We're visiting a seldom-traveled part of the world for us with this week's story "The Seven Weavers." We're off to Vietnam, to check up on more of the same set of sisters from previous Vietnamese stories we've ready. Turns out: Jeff Bridges is innate to all of them.

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    Ramblecast 117.5

    Teeth are a mystery, and Gordie's been pondering them since having his wisdom teeth removed last week. Do birds have them? What's up with what cows do to their food? Why do we have to go through two sets of them as humans? Completely scientifically sound answers incoming.

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfolklore Our blog: http://wtfolklorepodcast.blogspot.com/ Our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvXjw__7yxp8Xmdi1H4Ayg Carman's Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarmandaArtsThings

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    Cake Boss Makes You a Summer House

    Despite the talking points, this one does not have any Bony in it. We just want to get out ahead of this one: the #BonyAlert is set to 0. But these are some fun hashtags you can use to confuse your friends. This week we're finally getting to the much-awaited "Cottage In the Sky."

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    Gordie's Awkward Party Corner

    This week's story "The Boy With the Very Long Hair" has a reasonable foundation, but just needs a little bit of spice at the end to get things really popping. Which is where we come in. Sometimes it just takes a few dedicated people who are fixated on a couple of non-related topics to get a story right.

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    Ramblecast 115.5

    This week we pause to consider the creators of things that are memed, parodied, and otherwise remade. Including the writers of folklore, and the creator of Clippy. Warning: there are some graphic pictures of that paperclip out there.

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    A Half-Empty Horse Receptacle

    This story "The Princess Bellaflor" makes more sense when you start to consider the drug habits of horses, and do a little measuring as to the soul capacity of a horse's body. We didn't get a movie out of this story, but we did out of a pretty sweet related project.

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    The Hula Hoop of Destiny

    This week's story, "Molly Whuppie," is one of those that just needs a little bit of massaging for it to really take shape, which is where we come in. But at least it features a competent main character, and those are hard to come by.

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    Brought to You By the Letter D

    What happens when the book of fate is very non-specific, and/or wrong? Is the error fated, or do you just chalk it down to some kind of clerical goof-em-up and move on? We're going to found out in "The Prince and the Three Fates." Also if you're into mixing animals together, stay tuned.

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    Mother of a Saltless Race

    "Cap O' Rushes" is finally here, despite our best attempts to avoid it. Because of those attempts, we found out we have a pretty good lock on what's going down in the animal kingdom, but we still managed to come up with a plausible conspiracy theory about the story.

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    Ramblecast 109.5

    We're going to give you a comprehensive guide to the stock market, including what stocks to start with, and how to work your way up to the coolest stocks. It's all about what makes people envy you.

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    A Brief Downstairs Kiss

    We're all going to stumble through trying to pronounce some Welsh names as we read the second branch of the Mabinogion this week. A lot of it is focused on how you could skin a line of horses without being stopped, so if you have any input, send it on over.

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    Ramblecast 108.5

    Tyler has some more ideas to drive up listener engagement. We come up with the perfect team to fix the US Constitution by getting embedded into the ink molecules. We figure out how to create the next Elon Musk to build a sky city.

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    Blitz My Son

    Gordie are Tyler are choosing to get "Peter Bull" out of the way this week, which leads to the discover of what Harry Chapin REALLY meant when he wrote "Cats In the Cradle." It explains how the hell the pieces of this story fell the way they did.

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    The Legality of a Hair Diaper

    Gordie and Tyler have done their best to get out of reading "Our Lady's Child," but that fateful day has come at last. No protests, however reasonably they may be, will be heard. There's also some pretty pungent hair and diaper stuff.

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    Ramblecast 105.5

    We realized that Stan Lee left Octopus-Man right there on the table for the taking. And we don't mean a guy who made some metal arms, we mean a for-real octopus mutant guy. And we created that superhero, because the world needs it.

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    Cyrano de Birdgerac (Prince Ariel Part 4)

    It's finally over, and we can rest peacefully for another year. This story comes to an earth-shattering close: see who was right and who was wrong with their predictions, and whether we can hold it together until the end.

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    Horses Are for Earners (Prince Ariel Part 3)

    It's still going. This is not the last part of this story. That said, take special note of how it starts. We're also getting a d'Aulnoynian standard in a long flashback from a character that proves one of our predictions-technically speaking-correct.

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    Baz Luhrmann's Baha Blast (Prince Ariel Part 2)

    In part 2 of our anniversary episode, our heroes become more entangled with the nonsense that surrounds them. Some super OP gifts are given out. Madame d'Aulnoy is at the full height of her powers. Brave onward, listeners.

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    The General Mills Truther (Prince Ariel Part 1)

    It's our second anniversary, which can mean only one thing: Madame d'Aulnoy strikes back with another four-part story, and it has all of her hallmarks: made up stuff that makes no sense, long flashbacks, filling in the wrong plotholes, the whole nine yards. Joining us this week is a special guest, Brandon from the podcast Jump Kick Punch!

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    Ramblecast 103.5

    Cherry Man keeps coming back. From obscurity to fame, he's become something of a fixation for us. We're talking about his origins, what exactly he is, and how he got his powers.

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    Kanky Spanks

    We're back on schedule following a hectic two weeks or so, and we have a pretty involved theory about this main character's backstory as a cryptid egg/football player who's career went awry. It fills in the gaps of "Cinderstick" very nicely.

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    ramblecast 102.5

    In this week's ramblecast, we're discussing the best way to get in close to be friends with a Tiger, and any legal ramifications involved, as well as addressing the kind of content Youtube needs.

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    The Ariel Parallel

    We got stuck on the Little Mermaid for awhile here, even though there's really no great tie-in. But we're not about the easy life, we'll work hard to make an analogy stick, especially when it doesn't really fit. This week we're reading "The 12 Months."

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    The Woke Folk

    It's the big One-Zero-Zero! 100(ish) fairy tales have come and gone, and we're seriously worried that our insanity detectors are tragically miscalibrated at this point, as we've been slowly lead to believe that the insane is normal. Any moment Rod Stirling could step out from around a corner and look us straight in the eyes. And the madness continues in this episode, as we read "The Good Little Mouse" from our favorite unhinged French Baroness, Madame d'Aulnoy.

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    The Church of the Knife

    We accidentally invented a whole new religion for this episode, in which we're reading "Unanana and the Elephant." There are some ties to a recent popular addition to the Folklore Mythos, and what we like most in a story: a character with a plan.

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    Ramblecast 99.5

    The news this week is a little bit too juicy not to dive into this week, so we're contemplating our existential democracy. It's a pretty messed up world out there, but we're here to filter everything for you into something more palatable.

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    Reverse Matilda

    This week's story "John the Bear" makes a nice addition to the Ur-Story, giving us some room to speculate wildly as to what's going on. A quasi-bear-man kills a bunch of devils in this week, it's pretty weird all around.

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    Ramblecast 98.5

    This week we're discussing the possibilities of a folklore Tinder profile/dating service, and delving into a brand new area for comedy: what makes men and women different? Amiright??!?!

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    A What the Folklore Micro-Holiday

    This is not really a formal episode, but we received a very lovely box of stuff from a listener and decided that we should open it on air, and added in a few gifts to each other as well: if you'd like to join us, feel free! We got each other some pretty dumb gifts. But the listener box was amazing.

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    The Great Tim Gunn In the Sky

    We're all back in the same room for the first time in over a week, fresh off the holidays! We've got another one from the Washington state area, called "The Boy and His Magic Robe." We're getting into Birdfall a little bit, and talking about serial killer psychology a lot.

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    WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 2

    Due to the holidays interfering with our recording last week, we've assembled a collection of clips from the following episodes:

    My Daughter's Sheeper, The One About the Bus, The Vietnamese Boy From Beyond the Stars, Switcheroonium, the Tale of Foolums Gap, Bomb-Ass Cave Kids, Mr. Bucket Sex Party

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    Robber Girl's Nightly Knife-Tickles (The Snow Queen Part 2)

    We're finishing up "The Snow Queen" this week, and introducing a side character that's sure to join the pantheon of great fairy tale side characters. Everything is coming full circle. Math is key, body fluids are a go, and the writers of Frozen are increasingly wrong.

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    Ramblecast 95.5

    This week we talk about choreographing a hip new musical to bring in the kids, and Gordie shares his theory that Les Mis is really about a pizzeria.

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    The Shaun White Mystery Machine (The Snow Queen part 1)

    We have endeavored on a two-parter, so buckle in for a meatier story. We're reading "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, which is the source material for Disney's Frozen. We don't usually tread so close to Disney territory, but there are reasons for this one. And suffice to say that Disney goofed up pretty hard when deciding on what material to use.

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    Ramblecast 94.5

    Excerpts of unused material from various episodes of WTFolklore, wherein we redefine the marketing world by applying an insect-bite pain index to product ratio, and found Folklore Island, a dictator's home away from home.

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    Farewell, Mr. Potato King?

    This protagonist ranks in pretty high on the "worst heroes" list, complete with a circuitous journey that ultimately doesn't lead to much. But he does reconstruct a sausage with his colon (we think) so that's fun. Our story this week is "Thumbling as Journeyman."

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    Ramblecast 93.5

    On this week's ramblecast, we take a long hard look at Pixar's marketing tactics and suggest some Pixar movies of our own.

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    The Bony Connection

    The threads of the Fairy Tale Mythos become further interwoven as we take some big leaps in logic to try to get Immortal Bony into as many stories as possible. But it does paint an awfully pretty picture. This week we're reading "The Golden Apples and the Nine Peahens."

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    Ramblecast 92.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 92 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we catch Pokemon fever!! (Not to be confused with Pokerus)

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    Denmark to Dunkostan

    Tyler and Gordie are back in control of the Fairy Tale express, and have steered her into strange waters with a story that really doesn't pan out in the end. But at least they're focused on what really matters in life: dunks.

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    Ramblecast 91.5

    This week we're revisiting our very first story, to take a look at some crucial details that were overlooked. Madame d'Aulnoy strikes again.

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    A Heartfelt Family Cashgrab

    You can put your minds at ease, Gordie got his 2DS, and we'll all be there together for its Maiden Voyage. A little less importantly, we might have hit on a complex, tangled web of lies and betrayal surrounding fairies and giants that spans the entire of the known folklore universe. Mario Kart is pretty fun though.

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    'Cha Boi and Savior

    We have an extra meaty episode this week to make up for last week, so dig into a hefty, weird, nutso story who underutilizes the best character: the Cherryman. This episode was sponsored and produced by Jenna Steigerwalt, thank you Jenna!

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    Ramblecast 89.5

    Tyler has a TV pitch for us this week, about the quest to find the true meaning of the Ever-Jack, and we're going to hone this idea to perfection.

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    Cacophonous Spook

    Halloween is almost here! Enjoy a spookyish collection of short folk tales.

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    Ramblecast 88.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 88 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we "Make Oz Great Again"

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    Tom Bombadil's Songtime With Tom Bombadil

    Tyler and Gordie's power has once again been taken away by a listener who suggested "The Golden Crab." It's been a tough week for us, there are a lot of outstanding questions, there's a dog and a man and a long diversion at the end. Come join the party!

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    Ramblecast 87.5

    In this week's ramblecast, we consider our place in the Bearenstein/Bearenstain multiverse, steal some animal powers, and make some suggestions to improve Apple's demonstrations.

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    Four Square Hustle

    We might have our worst main character yet this week, a fun mix of an extremely petulant child, and general uncaring incompetent adult. He's also the king of waterfalls, which is the title of our story, but there are no waterfalls in this story. Go figure.

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    Ramblecast 86.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 86 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we check in on Bizzaro Gordie, brah, retool the Onesie, and figure out what to do with ALL THIS CORDUROY!

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    Mr. Bucket Sex Party

    Some weeks you just don't want to talk about the story much: it could be because it's full of a cast of characters resignedly going through the motions of the plot, or because you've hit on some great folklore themed party games, and developed certain suspicions about the children's toy Mr. Bucket.

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    Ramblecast 85.5

    In this week's ramblecast, our team of experts joins minds to improve and combine the sports curling, hockey, scuba diving, and a little bit of vaping thrown in.

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    Briefly a Treasonous Horse

    This week's episode if half story, half game show as contestants Gordie and Tyler bid against each other to get their way during the show and discussion. Immortal Bony resurfaces, and the inner cruelties of man are all exposed.

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    Ramblecast 84.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 84 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we check in with the Animal News Team, open up competing airports, and create modular Ikea bodies.

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    Chickensian stories

    Tyler had to make several chicken-related puns to get us through this one. It's a wasteland out there kids. Don't go alone.

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    Ramblecast 83.5

    Go on a walk down memory lane with us as we reminisce about the Search Engines of Old! Guess what's still around? Dogpile.

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    History’s Sloppiest Seconds

    We have a special guest with us this week, Andrew McKee of the Brobdingnagian Bards (aka the ones what done our theme song). He's here just in time to hear a story that's very... goose shit-centric. There's no way around it, just strap in and get ready.

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    Known Pea-Sleepers

    You've heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood already, but have you heard the story of the gaslighting panther version? Or the version where a panther desperately wants to be the mother to two vicious little girls? We have.

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    Ramblecast 81.5

    Happy labor day! We're diving into a new ghost-centric business this week, which includes ghost uber services, ghost juries, ghost tours, and ghost cleanings.

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    Rumpelstiltskinning a Stripclub for Horses

    We've got another listener-suggested story for you this week, and it's another Shakespeare-Professor-Authorized (TM) story, fresh off the presses from Russia. This is a Russian story that somehow does not feature a Vasilisa, so we're in uncharted territory.

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    Ramblecast 80.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 80 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we find Clippy down on his luck, redefine Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, find Crocs in Pandora's Box, and uncover the US Postal Services' centuries-old pyramid scheme.

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    Cakes & Babes

    We have a listener-suggested story this week, carefully decoded from Scottish Brogue, though it didn't make a lot more sense once decoded. This week's story is "The Ballad of Tam Lin."

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    Ramblecast 79.5

    In this week's ramblecast we completely revamp the NFL: from new team naming conventions to new rules and layers, to team themes that must be obeyed.

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    Bomb-Ass Cave Kids

    We skipped last week, so we kind of forgot how to do this. This episode is kind of a slow build, like a Lovecraft story or that Phil Collins song people seem to like. This week we're reading "The King Who Wanted to See Paradise."

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    Ramblecast 78.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 78 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we discuss the "Torture Porn Spectrum", lobby new indexing methods, create a government agency chain-gang, and uncover the hidden fifty-fifth state of the union, Sacwatoga

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    WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 1

    Due to scheduling conflicts with our recording last week, we've assembled a collection of clips from the following episodes:

    Bouncing Baby Abomination, Chekov's Loaded Midwife, Doctorlope MD, If You Like It You Better Put a Pube On It, The Unicorn Situation, Super Strong Punch Boys, The Westbirdo Bapnest Birch, Owl: The Only Movie Ever Made, Ancient Chinese Good Will Hunting, Terminally Quenched, The YOLO King, Singalong Manhunt, The Pagoda Surprise

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    The Tale of Foolums Gap

    WARNING MAJOR STRANGER THINGS SPOILERS. If you don't want to find out who's aging backwards, and who is secretly his own father's ghost, don't listen to the first five minutes. We could also be way off base with our theories. Our story this week is another from the Skagit area, deceptively called "The Maiden of Deception Pass." It's not a Western though, we tried. We also tried our best to talk about anything other than this story.

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    Ramblecast 77.5

    In this week's ramblecast we speculate about some new potential pokemon types and rules, misremember the Spanish-American War, and create a whole new set of countries.

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    Dixenwulf

    Prepare for the future of the Food Network, as the casting of this week's fairy tale "The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies" gives birth to a reality show made of pure gold. Saddle up Alton Brown, your calling awaits you!

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    Ramblecast 76.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 76 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we leverage Buzzfeed against itself, invent Spider-Cars, and re-brand the Oscars as challenge-based trophies.

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    Coyote Arsonist

    We've got a short one for you this week, another selection from Longhouse Legends, in which we take a look at what the world could have been like without Wile E. Coyote's contributions to technology and the world. This week we're reading "Coyote and the Evil Witches."

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    Ramblecast 75.5

    On today's agenda this week is the wide world of science! From how to relocate the oceans into the atmosphere, to how to recreate Pangea, to which animals have meetings and why, we're covering it all.

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    Phantom of the Kmart

    We realized that this week's story, boringly titled "Fate," is a perfect Adam Sandler movie, and it reads about as well as you'd expect. To be fair, this is what we get for choosing a story based on a random word in the title which happened to be "boots." So that's on us folks.

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    Ramblecast 74.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 74 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we enlist further help from the animal kingdom for our police forces, customize llamas, and christen a new Truther/Yu-Gi-Oh fansite

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    Farmer Voltron

    This week's story might sound a little bit familiar, and there's a good reason for that. It turns out that back in Ye Olden Times, fairy tale authors were much less litigious and didn't check for plagiarism that often. We're reading "The Story of the Seven Simons."

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    Ramble 73.5

    This week we talk about more ways to make crimes legal, coming up with a service that steals things from your house, and create an identity for a fictional robber.

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    Ancient Chinese Craigslist

    We're back to Ancient China this week to find out what's been happening to the Monkey King since we last saw him. Or, more specifically, we're starting to build out the rest of his posse in this episode. It's a constant guessing game as to who's actually going to be important, come on and play along!

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    Ramblecast 72.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 72 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we briefly discuss the plaid-demic facing the modern male wardrobe, and then reinvent family crests and identification systems.

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    Seasick Siggi

    What might have started out as a joke about name choices in Iceland quickly turns into an emotional ride at the hands of a probably warlock named Habogi. His motives can only be guessed at, but it's either a strange form of revenge, or possibly just an innate love of chaos.

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    Ramblecast 71.5

    On this week's ramblecast, we offer some pro Overwatch strategies, and reflect on the dads of video games, in honor of Father's Day.

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    Stepmother Advisory Board

    This story comes really close to having the most metal ending of any story we've read thus far, but just misses the mark. Introducing a cast of interesting characters that do nothing, while we stick with the boring ones, this week we read "Vasilisa the Beautiful."

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    Ramblecast 70.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 70 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we mix and match where animals' necks should go, try to incept bird-like mating rituals into the Pick-up Artist community, and try our damnedest to actually start the show

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    Switcheroonium

    The true heart of this episode is a business plan for an Animal Planet revamp, featuring snakes doing people things and generally being unleashed where they shouldn't be. The fairy tale sort of builds around it, and involves either a bunch of idiots, or one very savvy ghost, depending on your interpretation.

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    Ramblecast 69.5

    It's ramble time again! This week we talk about how farm animals can be used to implant ideas in consumers' minds, and discuss the machinations of children from Carman's summer camp.

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    If You Give a Frog a Fetish

    If you, like us, thought that Iron Henry seemed like a pretty cool guy and that you were going to get to find out all about his adventures, then you're in for some disappointment. Iron Henry's contributions are a little lackluster, giving us some room to discuss Other Things (TM).

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    Ramblecast 68.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 68 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we inexplicably discuss Alvin and the Chipmunks, which inexplicably transitions into us cramming any property we can think of into the Total War franchise, which inexplicably becomes a Tycoon game about raising baby Blockbuster Videos.

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    Tornado of Avarice

    What if you found a magic piece of paper that would give you whatever you asked for? That sounds pretty good, right? Now what if that piece of paper was connected to the most passive-aggressive ghost who ever existed, who went out of his way just to make sure you knew how much effort he put into it? Maybe not as appealing. This week's story, "Lars My Lad," gives us a peek at what that might look like.

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    Ramblecast 67.5

    In this week's episode we try to figure out what caused the ASMR boom, while layering in a little of our own; we also work on creating the world's first movie completely spoken in Lorem Ipsum, naturally resulting in Shallow Hal 2.

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    Prime Time for Duck Redemption

    We have to do a couple quick gear-shifts through the possible meanings of this story's name, and once it gets going it's... either very light, or terrifying depending on how you picture it. A perfect illustration of the true dichotomy of the duck. In episode 66 of "What the Folklore," we read "Drake's Tail."

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    Ramblecast 66.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 66 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we morn further proof of our latent psychic abilities, become Office Space Riddlers, and critique the aesthetic value of Sonic the Hedgehog

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    The Vietnamese Boy From Beyond the Stars

    This is our effort to #SaveKanye: giving him the role he so desperately needs. Guided by a gravity tree spaceship, maybe Kanye can find his destiny, or maybe he'll be destroyed by the very people he came to save.

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    Ramblecast 65.5

    In this week's ramblecast, we get deep into Sonic the Hedgehog: his place in the universe, his legacy, and most specifically the movie directed by Don Bluth and mandated by the Anime Police Academy.

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    The 420 Blaze-It Hunting Tour

    Our story this week is a little more straightforward as they go, but the Perennial Question keeps looming over our heads, the one that has baffled philosophers through the ages from Socrates to Zoltar machine from Big: "Why Any?"

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    Ramblecast 64.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 64 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we decide who would best serve as an emergency contact, and pitch a Rube-Goldbergian Super Hero

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    Here Come the Hot Dogs, Kobayashi! (Barn to be Owl)

    This is our first episode after The Move (tm) so we're still a little out of it, which led us to some interesting places in our discussion. Our story this week concerns a man who basically wanders onto a cool flying airship, and gets a bunch of weirdos to come along for the ride.

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    Super Cool Best Boy Club

    Do you know what the sound of a writer missing his deadline is? It sounds like the end of this story, which has some pretty crazy elements ramping up to a whole lot of nothing. In other words, par for the course for us.

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    Ramblecast 62.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 62 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we invent "Spicy Rimjobs", get belligerent on brownies, write Season 3 of Daredevil for Marvel, and start some new, digital fairytale projects

    Our apologies for sound quality this week, it's a temporary situation

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    The Case of Eastman vs. Westman

    This story has spawned much debate concerning the exploits of our two heroes this week, the titular characters from "The Knights of the Fish." We find ourselves in need of your help, dear listeners, in deciding who had the greater adventure.

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    Ramblecast 61.5

    In this week's ramblecast, we wrap up our discussion on Nicholas Cage and discuss fashion, as well as what kind of animal we'd most like to Frankenstein together.

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    Thumblejourney MacKinnerny

    Our story choices this week were largely resting on a percentage calculation of there being a boat in the story, which lead us to some interesting places concerning a kind of gender-swapped Thumbelina, and his friend (or relative?) Thumblejourney MacKinnerny.

    special thanks to Cory and Laine of http://newworldwitchery.com/ for sponsoring this episode!

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    Ramblecast 60.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 60 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we air our grievances of the movie industry, and craft our top ten guest list, many of which are dead, and none of which have any expertise in folklore.

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    Dr. Seuss' Nutritionally Derelict Nation

    We're wrapping up the events of Snakegate 2015, tracking down the last of the snake pit boys (if you've been keeping count with us. This episode also features a training session in marital manipulation, and the longest suicide plan on fairy tale record.

    special thanks to David Miyakawa for sponsoring the show this week. Check out his wares over at http://www.happycapybara.com/

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    Ramblecast 59.5

    On this week's ramblecast, we get deep into the idea of catching and controlling alternate dimension versions of famous people. Essentially, we've created "Buscemimon."

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    The One About the Bus

    So... suffice to say that this one got a little out of hand, because of a single word that was probably mistranslated. Just gird yourselves.

    Special thanks to Linda Clarke for Sponsoring the show this week

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    Ramblecast 58.5

    Excerpts of unused material from episode 58 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we finally take Wall-E to task on its plot holes, as well as suggest a gritty re"boot", discuss comedy tropes we don't care for, and found the law offices of "Whoopsie Law"

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    My Daughter's Sheeper

    What started off as a pretty innocent story took such a nonsensical turn partway through that it has embittered and angered us forever. And it's not even the part about a king's creepy wife-hair doll obsession, or stealing healing birds from needy babies. In episode 57 of "What the Folklore?" we read "Kate Crackernuts."

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    Ramblecast 57.5

    Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 57 of "What the Folklore?" Despite our intentions, this ramblecast is very Nicholas-Cage centric. We spend some time thinking about his best screen partners, theorizing on his acting methods, and otherwise trying to peer into the crawling chaos that is Cage.

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    Immortal Bony's Antique Roadshow

    The noble Polish people have a complete lock on the absolute best fairy tale names. Though, considering fairy tales' overall tendency to not name anyone, maybe that's not a high bar. Our cast of characters for our story "Prince Unexpected" involves the prince himself, and one Immortal Bony. Enjoy.

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    Ramblecast 56.5

    Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 56 of "What the Folklore?" wherein we chat about virtual zoos, initiate a few anti-crowdfunding sites, air our grievances over DRM, and prototype a cat-based fighting game.

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    The Wonkian Stalemate

    If this one sounds a little bit familiar, that's because fairy tale writers really liked to rip each other off. Just add a coal-eating horse and some spatially-challenged witches to the Greenish Bird story, and you've got this one!

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    Ramblecast 55.5

    In this week's ramblecast, we discuss how Japanese Robin Hood is just Star Wars, plot out a movie about Weepee Berman's ordinary day, and try to solve the problem of getting stuck in the front row of the theater.

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    Buffalo Down

    This story might not make a lot of sense, but war never does. Episode 54 is our Vietnam War/CCR themed episode, and while we don't end up filling in a lot of plotholes, we do discover the new, highly-marketable genre Buffalo YA fiction.

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    Ramblecast 54.5

    Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 54 of "What the Folklore?" wherein we propose aggressive smear campaigns for snacks, designate a corporate structure for the human body, develop a danceclub-based sign language, and become fledgling anarchists.

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    The Butterfly Intrigue (The Green Serpent part 4)

    It's almost over, everyone. Just hold on a little bit longer, and you're free. If you detect notes of fatigue and despair in our voices, that's no joke. Spoiler alert: there's a whole, unrelated story inside this story. There are no words, just listen.

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    Cogito Ergo Ant (The Green Serpent Part 3)

    Part 3 of our anniversisode, in which we're reading "The Green Serpent." If you hoped it would get better... guess again. Today's episode features some brand new twists out of nowhere.

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    The Pagoda Surprise (The Green Serpent Part 2)

    The anniversisode continues! Taking all bets as to what the next events are of our four-part story, "The Green Serpent." If you didn't answer with pagoda surprise, you're dead wrong, you damn casuals. To be fair though, none of us called it either.

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    Chance Alone (Green Serpent Part 1)

    It's our anniversary! To celebrate one full year of crazy fairy tales, we've unearthed one so vast and hideous that it would drive you mad simply to look upon it, like Cthulhu waking from his slumber. And that's essentially what happened to us: we're reading what may be Madame D'aulnoy's magnum opus. She also penned the story from our first episode, along with "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks" from episode 5, and "The Yellow Dwarf" from episodes 30 and 31. Strap yourselves in, listeners. Hold your loved ones close one last time. Take a deep breath. This is territory where none of us have gone before.

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    Singalong Manhunt

    It's usually not very nice when someone just gets bored of their partner and decides to leave, but it's made a little more interesting when that person then requires supernatural help from them in handling their glowing baby, and needs to swap species. This week we read "The Legend of the Star Children."

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    Ramblecast 52.5

    Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 52 of "What the Folklore?" wherein we discuss dark, gritty superhero reboots and propose some alternative routes that the Batman movies could have taken.

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    The YOLO King

    This story is what would have happened if Oliver Twist had gotten tired of begging for food, and decided to take up Black Ops training, becoming some kind of super extra stealing genius. Our most action-packed stunts yet are featured in this episode, as well as a long treatise on why you should treat your political leaders like children.

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    Ramblecast 51.5

    Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 51 of "What the Folklore?" wherein we discover The Darwin Code, and develop a much more efficient and exciting system for jury duty.

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    Pumped Full of Halitosis

    We were pretty sure we had something of a lock on where this one was going, but somehow it got away from us, and turned into a story about self-driving cars and a demon man who usurped a kingdom through sheer laziness. This week on "What the Folklore?" we're reading "The Useless Wagoner."

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    Ramblecast 50.5

    Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 50 of "What the Folklore?" in which we continue our discussion on terrible food hybrids, shamefully admit our own eating habits, and dig into the necessity of bounce house bouncers.

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    Ancient Chinese Good Will Hunting (Monkey King Part 3)

    We're revisiting the Monkey King again this week, and seeing how badly he can screw up the path to enlightenment. It turns out, quite a lot: he's kind of like a mystical Donald Trump with magic powers, and the only one who can stop him is the American equivalent of the Buddha: Duke Nukem.

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    Ramblecast 49.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 49 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we wax poetic on mortality, hijack a book club, manufacture scarcity, and investigate The Wu Tang Conspiracy.

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    Terminally Quenched

    This week we're reading two stories from way back that combined, Voltron-like, into the Little Red Riding Hood that we know today. We're going to stick these in our fairy tale Hardon Collider and explore the more fecal nature of these stories.

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    Ramblecast 48.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 48 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we talk about open source medicine, the best way to get value out of your steaks, and the food swamp that is KenTacoHut.

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    Cornhammer 40K

    Our studies have happened upon a very roundabout mating ritual, in which one party connects a long train of events to predict doom, and the other party does exactly nothing to prevent those events. And somehow this adds up to a marriage. On episode 47 of "What the Folklore?" we read "Clever Elsie."

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    Ramblecast 47.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 47 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we talk about feet, briefly, and then talk about butts, like, a lot.

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    1984 and the Power of Wishful Thinking

    A new era of darkness is upon us. We may have accidentally stumbled, in Lovecraftian fashion, upon the inner meaninglessness of folklore: anything is anything, and nothing is nothing. Nothing matters. Hold your lantern of knowledge high as you enter this cavern, and seek a better truth than we could find. This week we read "King Lindorm."

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    Ramblecast 46.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 46 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we start off with a terrible, heartless sweatshop for immigrants to make cheap merchandise for us that slowly turns into a terrible, heartless fake college so art students can make free merchandise for us. We also discuss the uses for a recording of childbirth inside a sensory deprivation chamber.

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    Bearisimilitude

    Happy whatever, folklore people! We're trying our best to get festive with this week's story, though our holidays generally don't involve multi-level ghost trickery and the giving of bears as intimidation presents. This week we read "The Bear and the Skrattle."

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    Ramblecast 45.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 45 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we take a moment to appreciate the profound effect Christopher Lloyd has had on our lives, decorate for Christmas, and launch our new website, Discount Genies Dot Com.

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    Drop Bear Buffet

    On an infinite plane, where every story arc forms a line, they all have to cross somewhere. This week's story is the spot where Welsh Mythology crosses paths with Space Jam 2, the plot of which we have assuredly figured out: featuring Larry Bird as a time-traveling, birth-sensing, horse-collector. This week we read "The Legend of Rhiannon and Pwyll."

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    Ramblecast 44.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 44 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we discuss infiltrating penguin law; whether a penguin would honor a human-penguin engagement given enough pebbles, and how much different crimes are worth to them.

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    Tiny Genie, Send Me a Dream

    This is a follow-up from "The Twelve Wild Ducks," where we start to piece the master fairy tale timeline together. This week's story "The Snake and the King's Daughter" immediately follows last week's. There's no other way.

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    Ramblecast 43.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 43 of "What the Folklore?", wherein we turn NASCAR into a tool for education, develop a new, Cesarean method for business hierarchies, and figure out just what is going on with Old People Neck Wattles.

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    The Trojan Burro

    This week we're taking a look at the biggest missed opportunity of Shayamalan's career, with the dopest twist in a fairy tale ever. Come along for the crazy ride, and learn some important lessons about what consenting to magical contracts means, guidelines for surviving a marriage, and how to tell how hold someone is by their bed. In episode 42 of "What the Folklore?" we read "The Twelve Wild Ducks."

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    Ramblecast 42.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from several different episodes of "What the Folklore?", wherein we examine laws regarding gun-shaped parking lots, exonerate flags of wrongdoing, hear the tale of Rumplestilskitten, and test our legitimate blades on the filthy rabble of feudal Japan

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    Super Strong Punch Boys

    Hold onto something, this is a convoluted one: we're about to watch discrimination happen across race, species, even genus. We also ask some very important scientific questions, that no one knew we needed answers to. In episode 41 of "What the Folklore?" we read "The Boys with the Golden Stars."

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    Ramblecast 41.5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 40 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Boys with the Golden Stars", wherein we elucidate the origins of Cronkite-Senpai, remember how stupid the name "Jerrica" is, find some unwilling opponents to sate Gordie's card game addiction, yearn for a day we can see an Anime Peter Dinklage, and concoct another youtube show for Cricket, "CAT STRATS!"

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    Episode 40: Sackless Dummy Says What?

    If your friend is literally named Malice, that should probably be a warning sign to you. Especially when he starts doing you favors, like offering to teach you a king's secret dance. In episode 40 of "What the Folklore?" we read "Bouki Dances the Kokioko" which is just a rush for everyone to figure out a king's super special dance tech.

    Suggested talking points: Folklore Geneva convention, Fairy tale king syndrome, the Quentin Tarantino of dance, stupid dance contests, Malice the Gardener, So You Think You King Dance, the hammer samba shuffle

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Ramblecast 40

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 40 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "Bouki Dances the Kokioko" wherein we discuss the rules to get into heaven (it's children's card games) and seek Peter Gabriel's advice.

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Episode 39: This Is Bread Town

    This episode ended up being oddly Laurence Fishburne-centric. Somehow. Maybe because this whole story, "Tsarevna Frog," is a pretty good parallel to the Matrix. Except it has frogs in it.

    Suggested talking points: Birthday Name Re-training, The Omnipresent Laurence Fishburne, TV Writing Machine, Tsar-Tsar Binks, Aggressive Marriage Proposals, Huge Tracts of Land, Laurence Fishburne the Frog, Waitress Speed-dial, The Indescribable Loaf, BYORug, Wonderball, Hey, It’s Laurence Fishburne Again, The Yagaverse, Coachella The Deathless, Frog Princess Reloaded, Laurence Fishburne Gets the Final Word

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    Ramblecast 39

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 39 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read " Tsarevna Frog" wherein we compare insectoid-based Dreamworks movies starring aged comedians, examine the effects drugs have had on David Bowie's life, min/max Gordie's birthday stat points, celebrate the filmography of Chris Tucker, and envision an episode of warring Bounty Hunter shows.

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Episode 38: Family Cannibalism Rules

    This week, we read a story that might be less of a folk tale, and more of a dream that someone accidentally transcribed and mixed into their folk tale binder. And the dreamer and the transcriber are both five. And even then, it's logic is shaky. Welcome to episode 38 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Bird With the Golden Gizzard."

    Suggested talking points: election watch 2016, Folklore Past, entertainment-only cows, global basket recession, pocket marinades, anti-goat leaves, perpetual eating curse, bone ridge crown, thrillseeker fainting goat, goat-brother

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Ramblecast 38

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 38 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Bird With the Golden Gizzard" in which we discuss: the arbiter system, school policing, elementary school robocop, medical experiments dental plans, and anti-lawyers.

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Episode 37: Schrödinger's Corpse

    The season finale of "What the Spooklore" in which the results will be revealed... if we can get the spooktrolyzer to work. In this episode we read "The Hermit House," where we examine ghost law and why skeletons are sexist.

    Suggested talking points: Spooky New York, spooktrolyzer/monster detector, Iroquois browser history, good holes, Schrodinger's corpse, ghost law, sleep-crunching, vampire hermit

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Ramblecast 37

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 37 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Hermit House" wherein we continue to generalize Eastern Europeans, remap the globe in our own image, propose yet another way to peacefully end international disputes, and give Hunger Games a pointy-haired, Anime spin.

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Episode 36: Undeath, Taxes, and Fish

    Part 3 of "What the Spooklore's?" Halloween Extravaganza. This might be the spookiest one to date. Or not, depending on how much you want to blame/credit alcohol. But that's for you to decide. This week we go to Scandanavia for "The Draugen and the Keg."

    Suggested talking points: All aboard the SS I'm the narrator, pre-de-socking, aural spookitude, fish farming, surprise churchyard, another word for undead, undead race war, boat mead, drunken mass graverobbing spree, citrus fish, monster church, blue's clues for the undead, “There's no money in fish, only pain and death"

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Episode 35: Womansucksonherfingerfor8daysandpushesitthroughakeyhole.com

    Part 2 in our ongoing quest to find the creepiest, spookiest fairy tale ever written. This week's entry, "The Flayed Old Woman," is brought to us by Tyler, and it's... a different kind of scary. It's a lot more focused on the decrepitude of the human body, and poor hygiene practices.

    Suggested talking points: What the Spooklore, Garden Squatters, Two Old Zoidbergs, Codename Falcon, 8 Day Peep Show, Dysentery of Ruin, Skin Ponytail, The Stench of the Ugly Thing, Hygiene Emergency, Buffalo Placenta, Jaundiced Flesh Blanket, Diarrhea Wedding, Poop Slug, Flayed Woman 2: Trial of the Barber

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    Ramblecast 35

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 35 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Flayed Old Woman" wherein we chastise Tyler's old-ass Audacity executable, reminisce about a rude photographer, and delight at Gordie's retelling of Halo days past.

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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    Episode 34: Albino Tree Wishes

    We're kicking off a month-long celebration of spooky stories this week, and we're opening with what is widely regarded to be one of the spookiest folktales: "The Juniper Tree." This one retains the usual amount of crazy, so build a fire, grab some s'more supplies, and huddle under a blanket to shield you from the madness.

    Suggested talking points: Ghost math, the spookiest juice box, anger apples, body fluid blood switcharoo, cannibalism closure, phoenix brother, bird autotune, Flava Flav Origins, Ancient German 50 Shades of Grey, Uncle Runs, hippo sweat-blood, undead ghost son

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    Ramblecast 34

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 34 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Juniper Tree" wherein we discuss a new reality show of Tyler's creation that involves Twitch taking control of someone's life.

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    Episode 33: Mouth to Mouth Combat

    This story, "When the Little Blond Shark Went Visiting," runs a lot like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, if Ferris Bueller was a shark and went out to meet a lot of shark kings and came back as royalty. You might be able to pick up some new one-on-one combat moves if you listen closely, in case you and your posse ever need to get into fisticuffs.

    Suggested talking points: The End of all Stories, Mystery Fairytale Theater 3000, Italian Thriller Flash Mobs, Zeus v. Ra, Goat 2, King Chants, Magna Chum Laude, King Posse, Secret Bisection Technique, DEFCON Shark, Urinary Expertise, Crab Euphemisms, Luscious Shark Locks, Ferris Bull Shark’s Day Off, Sesame City

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    Ramblecast 33

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 33 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "When The Little Blonde Shark Went Visiting" wherein we list our favorite of Shakespeare's numerous works, finalize where you can and cannot play music, look forward past Virtual Reality to "Reality Games", examine the bonds of camaraderie in the world of Pokemon, and uncover the secret union between trains and tornadoes.

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    Episode 32: Father Skeleton Horse

    We're looking at the polar opposite of last week's story. While D'Aulnoy likes to make her stories collapse under the weight of the combined plotlines, Hans Christian Andersen takes a more avant-garde approach: the plotless story. Which is basically just a list of crazy things that happened once. This is certainly the case in "the Elfin Mound."

    Suggested talking points: lizard illuminati, witch whale hunting, kidfinger salads, hemlock Chopped basket, elfin doomsday prepping, Elf Facetime, fairytime cocktail boogie, Hans Christian Andersen foretells the Iraq war

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    Ramblecast 32

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 32 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Elfin Mound" wherein we discuss a mortal kombat style game featuring aging rock stars, question the modern relevancy of kiss, and invent a family-feud style show to keep our thumbs on the pulse of America's desires.

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    Episode 31: If You Like It You Better Put a Pube On It, Part 2

    We're halfway through "The Yellow Dwarf," everyone. Keep your head tucked firmly between your knees if it helps you keep your bearings. We're going to go on some pretty crazy tangents. Really, it's all a tangent. There is no story anymore. Everything feels grey and unreal and the world is shrinking in around us. Send help.

    Suggested talking points: Bad to the Bone, Pyrotechnic Basilisks, Fairytale Tag Tournament, Ragnarok Happens, Chain-to-Rock Spell, Griffin Feet Give-away, Erratic Bat Chariot, Boner Check, Simon and Mer-funkle, Mermaid BFFs, Gift Card Persuasion, Brainvoice’s Advice, Lettuce Concealment, Palmtree Lovers

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    Episode 30: If You Like It You Better Put a Pube On It, Part 1

    We're not any more comfortable with the title than you are, believe us. This is a two-parter everyone: Madame d'Aulnoy strikes again with her... opus might not be the right word. We settled on her Finnigan's Wake. It's long, confusing, and borrows bits from lots of other stories, and it's called "The Yellow Dwarf." Just strap in for this one, and hold onto something.

    Suggested talking points: Desert lions, Medieval Tinder, Nightcap truth test, Tree dwarf proposal, Dear desert fairy, Fairytime law, Fairy tale Honey Boo Boo. Secret tree door, Pubic promise ring

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    Ramblecast 30

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 30 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Yellow Dwarf" wherein we discuss opening genealogical conversations, mermaid deportation, and how patrons of art are responsible for the artist's pain and suffering.

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    Episode 29: Doctorlope, MD

    This episode should be nice and relaxing by comparison to the last two. We're going to hang out with some animals in Africa while we read "The Bat and the Sun", exploring the passive aggressive rivalry between the bat and the sun, and their sort-of competent doctor acquaintance.

    Suggested talking points: Creationist DMV, Basement Dwelling Bat, Motivational Chirpers, Holistic Solar Meds, Cancer It Up!, Scheduled Funeral Whining, Bat Sun Begins

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    Ramblecast 29

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 29 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Sun and The Bat" wherein we blueprint future lung farming operations, troubleshoot robot babies, combat a spooky underground pterodactyl ghost, and reflect on our favorite improvised movie lines.

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    Episode 28: Backyard Manifest Destiny

    If this story sounds uncomfortably familiar, don't worry: you're not going crazy. This week we take a look at "Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Leary," the Irish version of last week's story, BEFORE it got horrifying. Though it's full up on gang beatings, so maybe it's not THAT much better.

    Suggested talking points: Cow sludge, Butter Battle Property Line, the price of infinite money, rhyming friends, crazy bag person, cow-surfing, dark gritty fairy tale reboots, hamsacks

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    Ramblecast 28

    A clip of unused material taken from episode 26 of "What the Folklore?" in which we discuss the continuation of the Air Bud franchise, why Alan King was in "The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars," and a math-centric show starring Cricket, a cat not known for her math acumen.

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    Episode 27: H.P. Mayscraft

    Some of the most terrifying things come from right around your neighborhood, as we discovered with this week's story "Whistlin' Jimmy," which is basically what would happen if Mark Twain and HP Lovecraft had some kind of horrible, horrible baby.

    Suggested talking points: animal corpse puppetry, farm business techniques, a horrific Tom Sawyer, secret pastry locations, dark-powered wedding crashers, cow skin oracle, open wagon animal bits

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    Episode 26: The Westbirdo Bapnest Birch

    Introducing Martin Scorsese's next project: a gritty story of insurance fraud and murder, starring a bird who can't get it together enacting vengeance upon his roommates: a mouse, and a sausage. It's kind of like Goodfellas, but with animals and meat instead of gangsters. This week we read a really strange one: "The Bird, the Mouse, and the Sausage."

    Suggested talking points: Animals plus meat, surrounded by ladybirds, macaroni pelican, salt and butter bodysuit, emu/robin, bird gamer tags, Gardner & Son, meat-friends, gaming sausages, sausage forgeries, wood tantrum

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    Ramblecast 26

    A clip of unused material taken from episode 26 of "What the Folklore?" in which we discuss what is and is not an emergency, and how to deal with a wide variety of emergency situations.

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    Episode 25: Strawman Feminist Coven

    See those birds outside your window? Those are not ordinary birds. Those birds are part of the Brotherhood: the birds that guide humanity through the pitfalls of our lives, who help protect us from the secret threat growing. Trust the birds. They know better than you or I what horror the future may bring. In this week's story "The Goldspinners" we uncover something big: the thread that links all of these seemingly random stories together.

    Embroidered Manifestos, A Dude Comes Along, Fairytale Union Breaks, Royalty Playpens, Passive-Aggressive Woodland Critters, Truther Birds, Nautical Horses, Secret Finnish Travel Brochure, Wizard WiFi, The Grinch’s Sweatshop, Hyperbolic Time Castle, Magical IT Squad, Project Birdfall

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    Ramblecast 25

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 25 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "The Gold-Spinners" wherein we reflect on the merits and/or sexiness of Osmosis Jones, are forlorn at the realization that UPN closed a decade ago, propose a new content delivery service for TV, and debate just how similar Citizen Kane and Space Jam 2 will be.

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    Episode 24: The Lone Magician Homeowner's Association

    Introducing the latest in home security systems: a man-sized effigy with bells tied onto it. Placing one of these in your home will absolutely guarantee-with no chance of failure-that intruders will run into it. If that sounds completely, totally crazy to you: you're probably smarter than our fairy tale characters from this week, in the story "Rolando and Brunilde."

    Italian Hippie Cautionary Tale, The king of birthdays, Ear quarter fortune, Brain yachts, Sweet nerdy woodcutter, The Alpha Magician, Middle-aged business fairies, Fairying them tiny, Dead magician taxes

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    Ramblecast 24

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 24 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read "Rolando and Brunilde." wherein we discuss an Austrian man from the future-past, the specter of Nihilism, rock paper scissors presidency, throwing sponge, Trump vs. Potato Salad, pre-allegories

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    Episode 23: Inevitable Nose Fetish

    The nose was the most important medieval symbol of political power, symbolizing everything from virility to long life to the potential for prosperity. Noted historian/author of Beauty & the Beast (and some much weirder stories) delves deep into the socio-economic consequences of this nose preoccupation in this week's story "Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess." What does your nose say about you? Join us for an uncomfortable journey of self-discovery!

    Suggested talking points: Fairy Tale B-track, Mr Bean's Excellent Adventure, Cursing the Countryside, Baby Face Molding, Pavlovian Nose Laughter, Banishment Consolation Gift Card, Take the Reins, Black Magic Circus, Carbon Dating Witches, Lovingly Framed Nose Shots

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    Ramblecast 23

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 23 of "What the Folklore?" In which we read "Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess", wherein we discuss art school boot camp, human-sized gerbil feeders, a pharaoh's tomb full of trail mix, Tyler's patently insane system for categorizing foods, and Forbe's interest in Dragon Ball.

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    Episode 22: Nyquil Seppuku

    Being a teenager is a tough deal. You just miss meeting the love of your life in the food court, you cry yourself blind as a result: you know the drill. This week we read the Feudal Japanese version of that, entitled "the Love of Asagao." It's a dramatic tale of one brave girl's journey of failing to make and keep appointments, her Tamagotchi husband, and the trail of inconsequential bodies left in her wake.

    Suggested talking points: Heavy boat lovin, Schrodinger's husband, crying yourself blind, so blind you guys, bumpin' fans, “Jurassic Bark” cry scale, parental assassination scheme, finding a new certain place, Minnesota: Japan

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    Ramblecast 22

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 22 of "What the Folklore?" In which we read "The Love of Asagao", wherein we discuss the best place to send Shia Labeouf, our vast knowledge of Japan culture, including where Nagasaki is on a map, what constitutes a fictional map, and where we got our lawyer training.

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    Episode 21: Owl: The Only Movie Ever Made

    You know when you're an owl, trying to make it with a human woman, and you have that one friend you're relying on, who's a rooster, and who just CAN'T GET IT TOGETHER? We've all been there. Discover a weird, multi-species love triangle, brought to you by the one and only Don Bluth as we read "Owl."

    Suggested talking points: Don Bluth’s Haitian Ouevre, All Dogs Go to Haiti, Marriage Word Count, getting “Owlfished”, Teenage Rom-Com Dances, Sunlight Ambush, Rooster does his ONE JOB, Rooster’s Night Terrors, Florence’s Owl-Census, Mer-Owls, Alan Rickman as Eeyeore, Mix n’ Match Movies, Emergency Shorts Protocol

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    Ramblecast 21

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 21 of What the Folklore? In which we read "Owl", wherein we deliberate on the the security of public libraries vis a vis heists, have a book-burn-off, check in on the goings-on of Pottermore, develop a Randomly Grandma Phrase Generator, and definitely don't watch Rock-a-Doodle.

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    Episode 20: The Grinch What Snatched Up Christmas

    What do Harry Potter and hillbilly stories have in common? Quite a lot, actually. To the point where it becomes really suspicious, almost like JK Rowling straight up stole plot elements from these tales, like: a witch ball making a family fart themselves to death, or a person hiding under the stairs trying not to be boiled and eaten. In episode 20 of "What the Folklore?" we read a collection of Hillbilly stories to commemorate the Fourth of July.

    Suggested talking points: hillbilly ponzi scheme, Jack Honey, attorney at law, the Doc Holler Guarantee, cannibal intermediary, hillbilly brown note witch, Jasmine pooping herself to death, Sk8ter boi fart percentages, donkey senators of the state of hillbilly, the severed hand in Wall-E, ent lilac murderer, paternity test nanobots, Weasley Chemtrails, the Boston Harry Potter Party

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    Ramblecast 20

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 20 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read a collection of hillbilly stories to commemorate the fourth of July. We discuss how to guess at your pre-existing conditions, why your boss will beat you up for not buying things from the Office Store, and what does and does not constitute a fan theory.

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    Episode 19: The Doubtfire Gambit

    Lose yourself in a plot of intrigue and deception, as our protagonists in "Sahin" take you through many, many, many twists and turns. Like a lot of turns. I mean this woman is some kind of evil genius mastermind to pull off some of the stuff that she did. If any of you are single, and you're trying to figure out how to get a life partner in the most roundabout, hellish way possible, then tune in to this episode in which we read "Sahin."

    Suggested talking points: Secret Agent Secret, No-Incest Doomsday Situation, Fortydruplets, Subterranean Dinosaurs, Toilet Tutorial/”Bathroom Tech”, Toileting from the Eyes, the Weirdest Blue’s Clues, Bachelorette bathtub poops, candy effigy, “A small slice of her whipping life”, The Ol’ Candy Wife Swap, Samwise’s Travelling tales, How I Met Your Mother: True Ending, Candy World, Grandmother Insults

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    Ramblecast 19

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 19 of What the Folklore? In which we read "Sahin", wherein we learn what constitutes a "Shorts Emergency", what constitutes a "Duck", start two new political parties simply to make them rivals, and discuss the aptitude of Secret Agent Babies.

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    Episode 18: Ancient Chinese Hangover (Monkey King Part 2)

    If you think that enlightenment is about self-control, spirituality, and connectedness, you're wrong. You're so wrong. Enlightenment is about getting wasted, stealing magical fruit and pills, and then hiding from what you've done, starting a war with Heaven in the process. In episode 18 of What the Folklore? we read chapter 5 of "The Journey West."

    Suggested talking points: the Bear Foot Immortal, Trump enlightenment, stacked beach bonuses, the Miraculous Investigator

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    Ramblecast 18

    An excerpt of unused material taken from episode 18 of What the Folklore? In which we read "The Monkey King: Chapter 5" In which we discuss: aging graphic arts masters, the origins of copyright, and Wilford Brimley's Puppet Masterstache.

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    Episode 17: Jaeger Sand Mouth

    Have you ever wanted power? Control over your fellow men? A meteoric rise can be yours, and all you need to do is: adopt a cat. And it doesn't hurt if you're a grizzled hobo baby who has ridden the rails a few times, like the hero of our episode 17 story: "The History of Whittington."

    Suggested talking points: Hobabos, State Senator Gordie, conspiracy theory ASMR, Ratatouille Island, the Even Count, Tyler: Master of all History, genetically engineered mouse woman, cat-propelled get rich quick scheme, Brock the vote, bell-induced puberty, a ship named Unicorn

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    Ramblecast 17

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 17: Jaeger Sandmouth, in which we discuss the strange machinations of Future Inventor Gordie, Sexy Friendship Dreams, Evil Dancing Ninja Turtles, Jason Mraz's version of Anastasia, and spin off a new podcast "Gordie Wants to Watch..."

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    Episode 16: Hawaiian Spirit Jersey Shore

    Hawaii: home to beautiful beaches, gorgeous scenery, sunshine, and a volcano goddess who will melt your face off for looking at her man the wrong way. It's the new hit reality TV show "Hawaiian Spirit Jersey Shore," where everyone is mad at each other, but also they know magic. We read "the Fire Goddess," a tale about Pele. But not that Pele. The other Pele.

    Suggested talking points: Pele vs. Pele, painting the government a pretty picture, butthole waveforms, angry five-day boink, Hawaiian bird zombie, riding the rainbow, ghost kissing physics, bear spooning

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    Ramblecast 16

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 16: Hawaiian Spirit Jersey Shore, in which we discuss the unfinished bathroom business of ghosts and develop a nightmarish Dungeons and Dragons theme park that is kinda cool but will definitely probably kill you too.

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    Episode 15: Sauron's Practice Ring

    Sometimes, a fairy tale makes a nice, concise point with an elegantly told narrative that utilizes some clear and transparent themes. And sometimes you get fairy tales that need a whole side plot about an island of mice and turning a boatful of people into lepers to make a point that was never necessary. Guess which kind this week's story "The Bronze Ring" is.

    Suggested talking points: Wordhole, Worst Googler, Butterfly Tramp Stamp Slave Brand, Powered by Lepers, Fishquivalency, Laserjet Full of Murder, Plotpoint 19 of 24, Too Many Cats, Do You Even Garden Bro?, Genie's Overflowing Cat Stockroom, Cockroach Motel Trap Castle, Don't Be Hubris, A Subtle Ode to Fish, Reverse Scheherazade

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    Episode 14: Chekov's Loaded Midwife

    Would you go see a live water birth on stage accompanied by psychedelic music? Have you ever spoken to an animal after midnight? You won't after this episode, for fear of accidentally making promises and ending up stranded on a mountain. Introducing episode 14 of "What the Folklore?" in which we read:' the Midwife and the Frog." It's not the Disney movie, but it's pretty close.

    Suggested talking points: Frank and Literal: a worse Amelia Bedelia, a bullfrog screaming forever, live water births, daisy life debts, sneaky liar frogmen, mandatory baby concerts, Southern sex ed, getting vaccinated with humanity

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    Ramblecast 14

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 14: Chekov's Loaded Midwife, in which we discuss alternate modes of transportation, anti-gravity houses, corgi moguls, and rectum portal technology.

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    Episode 13: A Matryoshka of Monsters

    Episode 13 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "Little Man With Hair All Over". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: Blowing the Master Namer's Mind, Littlefoot's Rap EP, Lebowski with Hair All Over, BDSM Leprechaun, Marvel's Multi-Father, Warmpecker, Everyone Hates Broken Warclub, It's Always Sunny for Scooby and the Gang, Narwhal Culture, Giant Weird Wool Necklace

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    Ramblecast 13

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 13: A Matryoshka of Monsters, in which we play an impromptu game of DnD, and then talk about Harry Potter way too much.

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    Episode 12: The Master Storyteller Showdown

    Episode 12 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Day It Snowed Tortillas". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: the Mexican Fairy Tale Time Machine Prequel, who is this Joe Hayes guy? John Hughes: Master Folklorist, slow motion woodcutter fight sequence, Pokemon as a western, #heresmyaddress, total Mexican Goku, the Testosterzone

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    Episode 11: Bouncing Baby Abomination

    Episode 11 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "Hans My Hedgehog". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: Peasant’s Day Out, Reverse Hedgehog Centaur, Haardvark, Guinness World Record Pig Slaughter, Porous Princess, A Swirling Vortex with Legs, Suspended in Pigs, Bagpipe King Siren, Exponential Wings, Stupid Wish Baby.

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    Ramblecast 11

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 11: Bouncing Baby Abomination, in which we design hammock tracks for apartments, sing the praises of periscopes, and reboot Gordie's Christmases.

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    Episode 10: The Good Chocolate Wife Test

    Episode 10 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Greenish Bird". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: the Crystal Towers on the Plains of Merlin, the Willy Wonka prequel, David Cross is an eagle, willful leprosy, celestial gluttony, pointless domestic competitions, literally every bird ever

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    Ramblecast 10

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 10: The Good Chocolate Wife Test, in which we cast the Muppet Princess Bride, and discuss God's plan to sell us thighmasters, mankind's destiny to create the Sega Genesis, and Sega cybernetic body modifications.

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    Episode 9: Ancient Chinese Home Alone (Monkey King Part 1)

    Episode 9 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read the first chapter of "the Journey West". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Squatters' Rights.

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    Ramblecast 9

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 9: Ancient Chinese Home Alone, in which we discuss the disciplinary tactics of Captain Planet, making money as children, Skee Ball enlightenment, and propose a single zoom shot, globe-spanning animated film.

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    Episode 8: Butt Seeds and Baby Births

    Episode 8 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Python Wife". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: Lion King Wife Swap, Long Live the Berries, Macaroni Pengrin, The Longest Silent Game, Giraffe Claws, Tantric Waterbirth, Queen Elizabeth II's Oscar Picks

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    Episode 7: Skyhorse and the World of Tomorrow

    Episode 7 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "Trusty John". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: Horse Movies, Bad Poetic Kennings, the Rock vs. Christopher Lloyd, Outlandish Marriage Rituals, Magic Skyhorse Carnival Land, The Golden Roof Domain

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    Ramblecast 7

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 7: Skyhorse and the World of Tomorrow, in which we discuss the mortality of film crew members, Emergency Vehicle explosion protocol, The Illuminati's plot against LaserDisc, and the life and times of Elmira Jebidiahreena

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    Episode 6: Confucian Fish Wisdom

    Episode 6 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Youth Who Wanted to Learn What Fear Was". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: Scooby Doo gang additions, animal corpse pond, the fear avatar, the ghost of a ghost leg, panning for heroin, fairy tale reality show: win a princess, Ghostbane the Eternal

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    Ramblecast 5

    An excerpt of unused material taken from Episode 5: Fifty Shades of Pink, in which we discuss becoming an exponential doctor, and Ozzy's role at our family reunions.

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    Episode 5: Fifty Shades of Pink

    Episode 5 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks". What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: hobby balaclavas, flower puberty, "Nurse me, Daystar!", pregnancy towers, the ol' baby switcharoo, cabbage patch soldiers

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    Episode 4: The Unicorn Situation

    Episode 4 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Brave Little Tailor." What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested talking points: #Girdleup, WWE Championship girdle resume, freeze tag succession, assassination-related marriage clauses, wild boar clergies, unicorn catcallers, unicorn pickup lines, blind giants' rules for murder, 14th century German anime.

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    Episode 3: The Stove Confessionals

    Episode 3 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Goose Girl." What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

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    Episode 2: The Higgs Boson Troll Witch Particle

    Episode 2 of What the Folklore: Making Sense of Senseless Tales, in which we read "The Master Maid." What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    Suggested subjects for debate: apple-based allegiances, monarchical interograde amnesia, the rule of threes, Troll Witch racism, the Frozen sequel

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    Episode 1: Lying To Sheepmen

    Episode 1 of What the Folklore: making sense of senseless tales. In which we read "The Wonderful Sheep." What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe.

    www.patreon.com/wtfolklore

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