Wicked John
  • Dec 3, 2020 1:00 am
  • 56:50 mins

Classic folk tales often take things to the extreme. From Paul Bunyan’s enormous size to the snarkiness of the gingerbread man, and all the way back to the sweetness of princesses like Cinderella and Snow White, folk tale characters are nothing if not exaggerated. This principle applies perfectly to today’s main story by Bobby Norfolk called, “Wicked John and the Devil.” Now, you might’ve heard of characters like wicked stepmothers and school bullies, but they all pale in comparison to John from today’s adventure. John is bad to the bone, so bad in fact that the devil himself feels upset that someone is going around being meaner than he is. So what does John do when the devil comes knocking at his door? Listen in and find out! We’ll also hear marvelous legends and myths from Heather Forest, Diane Ferlatte, and Joel Ben Izzy. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: “The Contest Between Wisdom and Luck” by Heather Forest on Wonder Tales From Around the World “Wicked John and the Devil” by Bobby Norfolk on Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears “Why the Dog Has a Cold Wet Nose” by Diane Ferlatte on Knick-Knack Paddy Whack "The Old King and His Daughters” by Joel Ben Izzy on Stories From Far Away Radio Family Journal: "The Donkey and the Dog"