The Dark Origins of Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales are for kids right? Well not at first they weren't. They were dark tales of murder, rape, incest, cannibalism and mayhem geared toward adults. What changed? Chuck and Josh will drop that knowledge and more in today's episode.


Topics in this Podcast: SYSK, Disney, Stuff You Should Know, Chuck, howstuffworks, josh, brothers grimm, fairy tales, fables, charles perrault, interpretation of fairy tales, socio-historical interpretation, little red riding hood, hansel and gretel, the juniper tree, folklore