Episode 50: Faerie

It’s our 50th episode and we ramble and amble through fairy tales, faerie tales, and everything in between.

Topics Discussed and/or Spoiled

Lords and Ladies, Lud in the Mist, Labyrinth, Narnia, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Smith of Wootton Major, ‘Til We Have Faces, Pan’s Labyrinth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Badgers!, Neverwhere, Sandman, Stardust, Hell Boy, American Gods, Midsummer’s Night Dream, Instructions, Books of Magic, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and… Farscape?

Our outro is Debs & Errol’s I Wish Totoro Was My Neighbour

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9 Responses to Episode 50: Faerie

  1. Marty says:

    I cringe every time Leeman says “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”… And I’m not even a Shakespeare lover. 😛

  2. Allan Reini says:

    I really enjoyed hearing about Leeman’s disdain for all things Elvish. The discussion got me wondering: Being from Toronto, and having a close familiarity with Debs and Errol, I imagine you’re also familiar with their friend and fellow geeky musician, Kari Maaren. If not, you might enjoy her song “Everybody Hates Elves.” Once Leeman started in on the Elven-folk and their haughty superior attitude, I found myself humming the song throughout the remainder of the episode.

    In case you haven’t heard it, here’s the bandcamp link: http://pirate-elves-in-space.bandcamp.com/track/everybody-hates-elves

  3. Naomi says:

    You are reminding me of an almost forgotten essay, part of my “Monsters” sociology course. JRR Tolkein, on the nature of faerie. Worth the read if you can track it down, selected quotes here: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1351902-tolkien-on-fairy-stories

  4. Robert Sullivan says:

    As it happens I listened to this episode before going to church and at church, we shared communion.

    I’ve read discussions before about how stories UFOs have replaced stories of elves and faeries in society – strange visitors with strange ways who abduct people and sometimes return then, etc.

  5. Cheryl says:

    I would add a mention of George MacDonald as a precursor to Tolkien and Lewis. Lewis described MacDonald as having baptized his imagination. The faerie podcast actually prompted me to go reread some of his short stories.

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