Twisted Fairy Tales
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 514
- Jun 10, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:45 mins
Fairytale Fraud Guest: Claudia Schwabe, Associate Professor, German, Utah State University, and author, "Craving Supernatural Creatures: German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture" In 1963, a German writer published "The Truth About Hansel and Gretel," claiming to have discovered an archeological site, old bones, and some very burnt gingerbread. The tale was a hoax, but it gripped the world, and the whole incident reveals the cultural significance of fairy tales, even to adults. Twisted Fairy Tales Guest: Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian and regular contributor to the Lisa Show, BYUradio Rachel Wadham recommends some not-so-classic fairy tales. Johnny Appleseed: The Eccentric Man Behind the Great American Legend Guest: Howard Means, journalist and author, "Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story" Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman, was a pioneer of the American frontier, and an eccentric one at that. He's a larger-than-life figure with a story we've all helped to promote and expand. His history, though, is a bit more complicated than the Disney biopic lets on.