What The Folklore?

What The Folklore?

wtfolklorepodcast.com
A comedy podcast that exposes the absurd side of folklore. Each week we read a story, fix plotholes and create new ones, and invent unintended connections between tales.


Final Folktale XIII
May 26 • 73 min
Tyler continues his Focus to explain the plot of every Final Fantasy to his captive co-hosts this week, lest a vengeful Pulse Fal’Cie come along and make a motorcycle jetplane dragon lady burst out of his tattoo to turn him a Cieth. Tuesdays, amirite?
Episode 259: Mid-Lion Crisis
May 19 • 39 min
This week on WTFolklore, we’re covering Achol and Her Wild Mother, a Sudanese tale that we think is an absolutely perfect fit for the brand new and not at all desperate new streaming platform, Quibi!
Episode 258: The Merchant of Venison
May 12 • 43 min
This week on WTFolklore we’re reading The Enchanter and The Enchantress, a story so poorly titled it’ll make your head spin. It does, however, sport some very compelling characters and some sexy, sexy magic.
Episode 257: Permanently Embarrassed Millionaires
May 5 • 63 min
This week we’re reading the Haitian tale, The Gizzard, which may sound at first like well-worn territory for us, but in fact comes with many advancements in Gizzard Tech, as well as cautionary information about Yard Devils
Episode 256: Lil’ Lickey Flame Boys
Apr 28 • 86 min
This week on WTFolklore we’re covering Final Fanta..mphg ghppphf splrf (sound of being gagged), (sound of being tied up with ropes) This week on WTFolklore we’re covering The Story of Mo-e Mo-e: Also a Story About Po-o and About Kau-hu-hu the Shark-God,…
Final Folktale XII
Apr 21 • 70 min
Have you ever wished that Star Wars was about magic rocks, took place entirely on land, and had names like Zargabaath and Bhujerba? Wish no more!
What The Heartslore I.5 Final Mix
Apr 7 • 88 min
This week, Tyler tells the gang a story he’s INTIMATELY familiar with.
Final Folktale X
Mar 31 • 92 min
We’re keeping it overall very simple this week, light and fluffy, just your average run-of-the-mill story about zombies, sports, big cats, time travel, whales, racism and religion!
Final Folktale IX
Mar 24 • 93 min
You know what they say: ninth time’s the charm. Nothing exemplifies that more than Final Fantasy IX, a story about virtue, existentialism, frogs, bugs, rat people, airships, canaries, wizard build-a-bears, two planets eating eachother, multiple…
Final Folktale VIII
Mar 17 • 90 min
It’s the season of the witch this week, but also, it’s always the season of the witch, cause time travel or something. Kids trade in their traumatic memories for ghosts that shoot lightning and a teenager falls in love with the comatose girl he carries…
Final Folktale VII
Mar 10 • 101 min
The story so nice, they made it seven times. This week, Tyler regales his captives (and by extension, You!) with the tale of Final Fantasy VII, a story that is in no way convoluted or terrifying, which is why it’s the most popular one! Get ready for big…
Final Folktale III
Mar 3 • 92 min
Well, I’ve got egg on my face, don’t I? There’s a…there’s another Final Fantasy…but this one has to be the last, for sure! It’s got like a bazillion characters, an angry clown, a ghost train, an opera, and…well…the ending seems pretty definitive. I can’t…
Final Folktale II
Feb 25 • 83 min
Join us again friends, for two more of the last stories ever told: one about a moon-man’s war crimes, and the other about an angry, inter-dimensional tree.
Final Folktale
Feb 18 • 77 min
Tyler is fed up with this podcast, so he vows to finally end it by telling the last story ever. Then he tells the sequel to that story…and then also the sequel to THAT one.
WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 5
Feb 11 • 44 min
Gordie is still being waylaid by the responsibilities of life, so in the interim we’ll be taking some time to mess around with this feed like the Cat in the Hat. For now though, it’s just time for a clipshow. Please enjoy this foray back to 2017! contains…
A Brief Announcement
Jan 23 • 1 min
A quick announcement.
Ramblecast 256
Jan 19 • 29 min
Carman saw Cats. The whole movie. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at www.patreon.com/wtfolklore. You can find merchandise and…
Episode 255: Potent Child Rage
Jan 14 • 49 min
“The Serpent Slayer” has one big issue with it, and it is the big yucky snake. Lucky there are some people with plans to get rid of it. This episode brought to you by executive producer Nacyl E., Aarne-Thompson type 1317, “The Blind Men and the Elephant”…
Ramblecast 255
Jan 12 • 10 min
Tyler’s audio does a very weird thing at the end of this one, but before it does we cover some podcast new year’s resolutions. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon…
Episode 254: Michael Keaton’s Dinosaur-Killing fists
Dec 31, 2019 • 36 min
Which of three celebrities do you picture when you think of “Jack Frost?” And did one of them kill the dinosaurs? Suggested talking points: Keaton dad, Goop thoughts, Tyler’s writing class, cheese butter girl, a dancy gift shark, funeral pancakes If you…
Episode 253: A Bishop-Level Threat
Dec 24, 2019 • 40 min
“A Legend of Saint Nicholas” is our second covering of a country’s holiday story. At the rate of one a year, we’ll be doing this show for over two more centuries. Suggested talking points: the wherewithal to spend money, Santa for the lonely, the whimbus…
Episode 252: The Sudowoodo Explanation
Dec 17, 2019 • 40 min
“The Lad Who Went to the North Wind” is the first of our winter holiday stories this year, featuring some good conflict resolution and various infinity pranks. This episode brought to you by executive producer Ella Stanborough, Aarne-Thompson type 463,…
Ramblecast 252
Dec 15, 2019 • 11 min
Heading down to the media corner to get a couple of pitches, and also trying to figure out our new TV show “Game Moms.” If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to…
Episode 251: The Pants Dictionary
Dec 10, 2019 • 53 min
“Little Tiny” ends up being a familiar story with a Don Bluth adaptation, but brings up a lot of important questions along the way, like “would you marry a toad just for the company?” This episode brought to you by executive producer Jax,Aarne-Thompson…
Ramblecast 251
Dec 8, 2019 • 17 min
Some sleepy letter association that leads to a lot of talk about dinosaurs and a new Adam Sandler movie. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow…
Episode 250: Plato’s Cave for Pigs
Dec 3, 2019 • 48 min
Google already made a lot of the edits to “Otesanek” for us, through a wonderful and bizarre translation that makes us wish Google could write a book of fairy tales just for us. This episode brought to you by executive producer Nick Patchett,…
Ramblecast 250
Dec 1, 2019 • 22 min
An in-depth critique of a new robotics product, that for some reason exists. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 249: Live Bird Hat
Nov 26, 2019 • 52 min
“The Princess and the Magical Hat” has a lot of solid bird stuff going on, as well as some solid mouse stuff happening. And a little bit of rumpology magic. This episode brought to you by executive producer Spaghetto Depressi, Aarne-Thompson type 163,…
Ramblecast 249
Nov 24, 2019 • 17 min
A pair of book reports: on Death Stranding, and Cats the Musical. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at www.patreon.com/wtfolklore. You can…
Episode 248: Destroyed By Elephants: The Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess Part II
Nov 21, 2019 • 65 min
We’re wrapping up “The Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess” and you’ll finally get to know why the flat horse mattered! And why all of the things from part I mattered. Because they definitely, definitely do. Suggested talking points: garbage princess, Dark…
Episode 247: Flat Horser: The Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess Part I
Nov 12, 2019 • 51 min
“The Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess” does a thing that fairy tales like to do, which is just stop the story for awhile for no reason. Which is really our job. Suggested talking points: dog truthers, the multiplicity of dogs, a sexy scar for later,…
Ramblecast 247
Nov 10, 2019 • 22 min
This is our Death Stranding anticipation episode, a thing none of us really understand yet. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 246: Mario Kart’s Divorce Double-Down
Nov 5, 2019 • 39 min
We’ve got a Russian double-header coming to you this week in the form of “Marichka” and “The Heron and the Crane.” Can we make them connect to each other though? This episode brought to you by executive producer Kobiskat, Aarne-Thompson type 313, “The…
Ramblecast 246
Nov 3, 2019 • 18 min
Are you tired of creepypastas? Why not try some Givemspastas or Kringlepastas instead? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 245: An Elaborate Excuse For Syphilis
Oct 29, 2019 • 55 min
A double spooky, double story episode (weeble wobble weeble wobble), we’re reading: “The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull” and “Bisclavret.” This episode brought to you by executive producer Rachel, Aarne-Thompson type 151, “Music Lessons for Wild…
Ramblecast 245
Oct 27, 2019 • 16 min
Some additional billboard thoughts this week, as well as plumbing the services that Dale Trusts. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 244: Ectoplasnocchio
Oct 15, 2019 • 55 min
“the Ghost Son” gave us parts of like four different spooky movies, but the story itself needs a bit of a tune-up to achieve True Spooky. This episode brought to you by executive producer Angela McKlusky, Aarne-Thompson type 1291, “Sending One Cheese…
Ramblecast 244
Oct 13, 2019 • 16 min
Since there are no new billboard thoughts, we might just have to put up our own billboards! Also: the politics of Mario characters. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on…
Episode 243: Magical Coward Horses
Oct 8, 2019 • 55 min
“Raw Head and Bloody Bones” might sound weird, but it’s actually about a pretty cool pig that gets buried in facts about the hit film Nightmare Before Christmas, and Tyler’s favorite character, the Mayor. This episode brought to you by executive producer…
Ramblecast 243
Oct 6, 2019 • 14 min
Another installment in our series of billboard thoughts leads to a lot of speculation about Geico-specific holidays, and a Brands-only version of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 242: Chicken Riptides
Oct 1, 2019 • 45 min
“La Llorona” kicks off Spooklore 2019! It’s a classic monster story, but how scary is it? If only we had the help of a friendly AI in this matter. This episode brought to you by executive producer Yahweh Yaoi, Aarne-Thompson type 981, “The Killing of Old…
Ramblecast 242
Sep 29, 2019 • 20 min
Up this week: a video game pitch, and a law billboard that tries to gaslight you into service. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 241: Pinocchio Boy Island
Sep 24, 2019 • 46 min
“Wungala” has us arguing over a new cryptid: is he a good sweet boi that just needs someone to be nice to him, or is he just a bad monster who can’t get anything done? This episode brought to you by executive producer Frank J. Erdman, Aarne-Thompson type…
Ramblecast 241
Sep 22, 2019 • 19 min
What would you call your HVAC company to make it exciting? We’re also looking for investors for our new TV remote scheme for apartments and motels. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 240: Call Me Fishmeal
Sep 17, 2019 • 60 min
“Rola and the Two Sisters” really, really wants to be a musical, so we’ve spent a considerable amount of this episode trying to translate this story to the stage. This episode brought to you by executive producer Riley, Glutton of All the Foods,…
Ramblecast 240
Sep 15, 2019 • 22 min
Have you ever had a sense memory? Is it one that’s inexplicably tied to the 1998 Godzilla movie? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 239: Figure Out Your Pants
Sep 10, 2019 • 45 min
“The Changing of Mikcheech” is closely related to another story we’ve read involving turtle transformation, but more importantly: WOW turtles are really horny huh? This episode brought to you by executive producer Major Major Major Major, Aarne-Thompson…
Ramblecast 239
Sep 8, 2019 • 19 min
The Merp Report: Cricket’s Worst Day Ever. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at www.patreon.com/wtfolklore. You can find merchandise and…
Episode 238: The Tyrant King Cake Boss
Sep 3, 2019 • 65 min
Content warning: incest “Donkey Skin” made us really break out our toolbox to try and give this story a tune-up, because everyone’s relationships in this one are just a mess. This episode brought to you by executive producer Danielle, Aarne-Thompson type…
Ramblecast 238
Sep 1, 2019 • 19 min
Get ready for our new lines of lifestyle merchandise, coming soon! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at www.patreon.com/wtfolklore. You…
Episode 237: Somebody DOX This Horse!
Aug 27, 2019 • 61 min
“The Dwarf With the Long Beard” is a Slavic story which leaves us much to enjoy, and a few bits to fix up at the end. There is indeed a dwarf with a VERY long beard, and what more can you ask for? This episode brought to you by executive producer…
Ramblecast 237
Aug 25, 2019 • 21 min
We have a collection of food anecdotes, including a few from a very bizarre sub restaurant. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 236: The Most Sensual Part of a Worm
Aug 20, 2019 • 53 min
“The Rolling Head” is a story that has us returning to that perennial question: “why?” There’s also a lot of snake play (??) in this one. This episode brought to you by executive producer Wyatt, Aarne-Thompson type 1204, “Fool Keeps Repeating His…
Ramblecast 236
Aug 18, 2019 • 14 min
Gordie really needs to get a piece into the local Museum of Bad Art, and we’re trying to figure out the best plan. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the…
Episode 235: Slug Princess Solves Y2K
Aug 13, 2019 • 47 min
“Maid Maleen” by the Grimm Brothers makes a lot more sense when you start thinking about it in the context of a princess trying to solve the Y2K scare. Just trust us on this one. Suggested talking points: dark tower as bedtime, mightydad, go to your room…
Ramblecast 235
Aug 11, 2019 • 17 min
What does two weeks of life changes hold? Puppy training? Remembering bad standup acts? Obscure music trivia? All of the above? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on…
Episode 234: A Very Good Bonemancer
Jul 30, 2019 • 41 min
We didn’t make it far into “The Selkie Bride” before we had to start tinkering with it, adding in the singer Seal and a whale-shaped nuclear-powered fishing submarine. This episode brought to you by executive producer Kelty, Aarne-Thompson type 569, “The…
Ramblecast 234
Jul 28, 2019 • 17 min
The new trailer for Cats the Musical has hit us all in strong ways, and we gotta talk about it. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 233: Double Good Happy Snail
Jul 23, 2019 • 44 min
Hans Christian Andersen’s “the Happy Family” seems to be the result of a strange trip he had out in the garden. It’s about racist snails, has no events in it, and is low key a dystopia. This episode brought to you by executive producer Olwen,…
Ramblecast 233
Jul 21, 2019 • 22 min
We’ve seen so many low-budget kids movies, we thought it was about time to write our own. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 232: The World-Ending Bagel
Jul 16, 2019 • 60 min
The author of “Cowlick Ricky” spent a lot of effort trying to write a story where nothing actually happens, which seems hard to actually do. This episode brought to you by executive producer Allykazam, Aarne-Thompson type1567g, “Good Food Changes the…
Ramblecast 232
Jul 14, 2019 • 27 min
We got a question about our animorph forms, which kicks off a whole conversation about that franchise. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow…
Episode 231: Grandma’s Cryptid Fursona
Jul 9, 2019 • 73 min
We’re reading “The Princess and the Mountain Dweller” this week, but DO NOT be fooled by the grandma: she knows what she’s doing. This episode brought to you by executive producer Eabhlin, Aarne-Thompson type 707a, “the Bird of Truth” Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 231
Jul 7, 2019 • 16 min
Connect 4 is really just there to expose your personal failings. We also have to talk about sandwich wine, y’all. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the…
Episode 230: Oops All Salmon: The Monkey Prince and Princess Kalabati Part II
Jul 2, 2019 • 63 min
We’re reading the second part of “The Monkey Prince and Princess Kalabati,” and there’s a lot going on in this one that needs that special flavor to spice it right up. Suggested talking points: the milkshake situation, a hijacked boatwatch, the…
Episode 229: Baby Mag Monthly: The Monkey Prince and Princess Kalabati Part I
Jun 25, 2019 • 49 min
We’re reading the first part of “The Monkey Prince and Princess Kalabati,” and just HAD to stop to talk about how we could improve the magazine experience. This episode brought to you by executive producer Mel Hayes, Aarne-Thompson type 366, “The Golden…
Ramblecast 229
Jun 23, 2019 • 16 min
Our brain comedians served us up “driveway leggings” because it’s been that kind of a week. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 228: the Cinderella Gauntlet
Jun 18, 2019 • 61 min
We’ve got a pair of short Cinderella stories for you, which has lead us to the conclusion that there are two many of these, and we’re going to have the One True Cinderella story. This episode brought to you by executive producer Allison (Awalk) ,…
Ramblecast 228
Jun 16, 2019 • 14 min
This is our first recording with our new long-distance setup! Gordie’s off in Boston, but that isn’t going to stop us from researching dangerous bus competitors. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 227: Ghost Moms
Jun 11, 2019 • 57 min
Content warning: cannibalism and matricide We finally have to read “Little Saddleslut” and there’s just a whole lot of WHY in this story. This episode brought to you by executive producer McGregor Boyle, Aarne-Thompson type 700 “Tom Thumb” Suggested…
Ramblecast 227
Jun 9, 2019 • 20 min
We’re breaking the taboo and telling you all about our dreams! Tyler also has a specific pig-wish. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 226: Shy Little Dirt Babies
May 28, 2019 • 52 min
“The Mina and the Merchant” takes us to India, where a house full of people just want to be able to work and enjoy the hit TV show “Cheers” in peace. This episode brought to you by executive producer Candy-Coated Cactus, Aarne-Thompson type 55 “The…
Ramblecast 226
May 26, 2019 • 14 min
We’re taking a survey back through games in other games (mostly Final Fantasy), and we have yet more improvements to the game of Football. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support…
Episode 225: Public Sauntering
May 21, 2019 • 70 min
“The Sea Maiden” doesn’t really feature a Sea Maiden much, but it does feature a lot of mechanics from the hit (controversial) video game Final Fantasy VIII. This episode brought to you by executive producer Arcnes, Aarne-Thompson type 774D “Acting as God…
Ramblecast 225
May 19, 2019 • 16 min
What makes a good book cover? Would you pay someone to follow you around, narrating a good book for you? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow…
Episode 224: A Pez Dispenser for Bones
May 14, 2019 • 69 min
“Perez the Mouse” is the worst story. That is all. This episode brought to you by executive producer Linct , Aarne-Thompson type 622, “The Talking Bed Legs” Suggested talking points: cyberpunk a mouse, peREZ the mouse, Stuart Little’s AIM account, the…
Episode 223: Dr. No Bones and Dr. Some Bones
May 7, 2019 • 53 min
“The Raven With the Broken Beak” returns us to our favorite dirty bird, myth times Raven. He’s up to some of his old tricks, but also has a potent arsenal of new tricks ready for us, and for some unsuspecting characters. Donutshoes soundcloud:…
Bonus: The Quiet Year Teaser
May 6, 2019 • 23 min
This is the introduction and world-building for a tabletop game called The Quiet Year! We’re trying this out as a monthly bonus episode for patrons at the $10 level, but wanted to put out a teaser to see how interested people are in this type of content.…
Ramblecast 223
May 5, 2019 • 21 min
We’ve got some differing opinions on the Sonic movie trailer and Sonic’s design, and Tyler performs a Kingdom Hearts Miracle. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon…
Episode 222: A Tenured Barber
Apr 30, 2019 • 58 min
We’re debating over whether “The Brahman and the Jackal,” our story this week, is more or less interesting than the story of real big rock art. The jury is out, unlike in this story, where the jury is just incompetent. This episode brought to you by…
Ramblecast 222
Apr 28, 2019 • 21 min
We have one more addition to the Piss Kid property, as well as some thoughts about how we’re going to screen the movies. Actually, we’ve got some ideas for improvements to movie theaters in general. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 221: Ancient Chinese Seabiscuit
Apr 23, 2019 • 67 min
We’re back to “The Journey West,” where our hero Sun Wukong learns an important lesson about meeting new people. We’re also learning a lot about the legality of horse meat, and exactly where in airspace US jurisdiction ends. This episode brought to you by…
Ramblecast 221
Apr 21, 2019 • 17 min
A patron requested a formal Bathroom Review, and we’re happy to analyze layout, hardware, and object placement. Also stay tuned for your next RambleQuest(TM) clue! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 220: Boat Ingredients
Apr 16, 2019 • 64 min
Note: episode numbers have changed as we’ve updated formatting. You haven’t missed any episodes! We saved “The Twelve Tortoises” for the last of this group of three, and… well… we did technically get twelve tortoises. They’re more swan (boat) than…
Ramblecast 220
Apr 14, 2019 • 18 min
We’re expanding our hot new property the Piss Kids so we can directly compete with Marvel and DC. We’ve basically already got our “Avengers” equivalent lined up. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 219: Jello Enlightenment
Apr 9, 2019 • 61 min
We decided to save the turtle story for next week, hoping to have a good one for next time, and leaned into “The Dragon Princess” this week, which is a story with very few action words in it. Hope you like learning about pearl stat blocks though. This…
Ramblecast 219
Apr 7, 2019 • 24 min
We have a lot to cover this week, including the Mary Berry pirate story, a Smash Mouth concert, the true names of bears, and our new ARG. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us…
Episode 218: Egg Poems
Apr 2, 2019 • 58 min
Content warning: death of children, and frustration with infertility. Apologies for a patch of rough sound in the middle, it’s about ten minutes: a piece of hardware came loose mid-recording. We’re reading “The Woman With 366 Children,” a story that…
Ramblecast 218
Mar 31, 2019 • 13 min
Folks, we need to talk about Dora the Explorer’s use of a knife in the new movie trailer. Questions have been raised. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help…
Episode 217: Beethoven’s Smooth Criminal
Mar 26, 2019 • 56 min
This week we’re reading “Prince Slugobyl,” a prince we’re actually kinda into, which is rare. It’s too bad that he’s overshadowed by the much better Megahorse. This episode brought to you by executive producer Sarah D, Aarne-Thompson type 929, “Clever…
Ramblecast 217
Mar 24, 2019 • 16 min
Tyler is determined to sustain himself entirely on “Into the Spiderverse,” and we’re trying to fix out how to fix the toxic gaming community. Spoiler: it’s really easy to do and we’re surprised it hasn’t happened yet. If you like our show, find us online…
Episode 216: My Kingdom for a Jamslammer: Gracieuse and Percinet part III
Mar 19, 2019 • 81 min
The finale of “Gracieuse and Percinet” is here, and boy howdy is it a ride. So many characters to disappoint us! Content warning for emotionally abusive/manipulative relationships. Percinet is… bad. Suggested talking points: Grogoui, that’s a Treebeard,…
Ramblecast 216
Mar 17, 2019 • 17 min
What genre isn’t Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? We’ve already talked about how it’s steampunk, and now it’s cyberpunk too! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon…
Episode 215: Cyber-Grognon: Gracieuse and Percinet part II
Mar 12, 2019 • 62 min
Part 2 of Gracieuse and Percinet! We’re very taken with Grognon, and very much NOT taken with Percinet, for reasons that will become very clear soon. Grognon continues to be an interesting villain, and Percinet continues to be JUST THE WORST. Suggested…
Ramblecast 215
Mar 10, 2019 • 15 min
There’s never been a Pokemon game that takes place in REAL America, so we’re pitching Gen 9: Pokemon Stars & Pokemon Stripes. Note: we’re touching on some serious issues here, and just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that although we are making…
Episode 214: Caught Between a Jam and a War Place: Gracieuse and Percinet part I
Mar 5, 2019 • 74 min
It’s that time of year again, everyone. The d’Aulnoy train has been speeding toward us for a year, and it has finally arrived. We’re reading “Gracieuse and Percinet” this year, which involves a surprising number of twists and turns for a chunk of story in…
Ramblecast 214
Mar 3, 2019 • 16 min
What is the first space force even going to do up there without anyone to play with or fight? We’re also continuing what is apparently a whole series about art, and our relationship to it. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 213: Stepmom EULA
Feb 26, 2019 • 61 min
A content warning: this story kinda involves sex trafficking. We have agreed that we have to talk about the daughter in question as an adult, and the trafficker is a magic bear prince, but it’s still a little uncomfortable at moments. We’re finally…
Ramblecast 213
Feb 24, 2019 • 24 min
The best animated feature Oscar is a rough scene, but you know what was great? The original Steel Battalion. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show…
Episode 212: James and the Giant Metal Gear
Feb 20, 2019 • 54 min
“Momotaro the Peach Boy” is truly Japan’s Number One Momotaro, in that he’s absolutely unstoppable. We might need to slow this sweet peach boy’s roll a bit. This episode brought to you by executive producer Dave, Aarne-Thompson type 1540, “the Man From…
Ramblecast 212
Feb 17, 2019 • 23 min
How do we wrest control of society from morning people, and equalize the playing field? Is the answer a cyberpunk future? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to…
Episode 211: Bufthulhu the Beaverthulhu
Feb 12, 2019 • 66 min
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,”…
Ramblecast 211
Feb 10, 2019 • 15 min
Like, what is art even? We’re sharing some of the things that draw us to particular movie, shows, music, whatever. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the…
Episode 210: The Cloaca Rangers
Feb 5, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Ramblecast 210
Feb 3, 2019 • 17 min
We’re talking about the Big Game. You know the one. The BIG game. We also reinvent a sport. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 209: Gorby Gorbo the Irish Mime
Jan 29, 2019 • 55 min
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’,…
Ramblecast 209
Jan 27, 2019 • 16 min
Maybe all Robin Hood needs is a fresh new genre to get that blockbuster success he deserves. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 208: WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 4
Jan 22, 2019 • 38 min
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:…
Episode 207: Mother Whimbus
Jan 15, 2019 • 65 min
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…
Ramblecast 207
Jan 13, 2019 • 21 min
We’re a little late to the party on this, but gang, we have to talk about wizards pooping themselves. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 206: Wife (With Rice)
Jan 8, 2019 • 37 min
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…
Ramblecast 206
Jan 6, 2019 • 12 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 205: Grumpynut: The Story of the Hard Nut Part II
Jan 1, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Episode 204: Pig to Metal Ratio: The Story of the Hard Nut Part I
Dec 25, 2018 • 42 min
“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…
Ramblecast 204
Dec 23, 2018 • 14 min
Our first official Knifemas. We’re doing our traditional gift exchange! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at www.patreon.com/wtfolklore.…
Episode 203: Double-Barreled Shovel
Dec 18, 2018 • 52 min
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…
Ramblecast 203
Dec 16, 2018 • 18 min
You got questions about Smash Ultimate? We have answers. We also have thoughts on fairy tale-adjacent erotic novels. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help…
Episode 202: Stinkbox 360
Dec 11, 2018 • 57 min
“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,…
Ramblecast 202
Dec 9, 2018 • 19 min
Welcome to our new website for crimes, extortmedaddy.com. We’re also talking about folklore adaptations, and uh… Smash Ultimate did release this week. So there’s that. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 201: P.E.E.B.i.S.
Dec 4, 2018 • 57 min
“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”…
Ramblecast 201
Dec 2, 2018 • 14 min
Pokemon Let’s Go has some issues that we’re happy to enumerate. We’d also like to introduce Pokemon to some literary classics. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon…
Episode 200: Tiny Crime Men
Nov 27, 2018 • 51 min
We’ve got a double story (weeble wobble) this week: “Zuchatina/Little Gourd,” and “Mona Catarina.” They’re both Cinderella variants, and they have fewer details than usual, so strap in while we fill in some gaps. Suggested talking points: Weird Album…
Ramblecast 200
Nov 25, 2018 • 22 min
None of us have seen Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, but that’s not going to stop us from talking about it. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help…
Episode 199: The Other One About a Bus
Nov 20, 2018 • 57 min
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…
Ramblecast 199
Nov 18, 2018 • 19 min
Is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory steampunk? Is Harry Potter really that good of a seeker? What’s up with the new Tide containers? Lots of important questions to sort through this week. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 198: Bird Kinks
Nov 13, 2018 • 56 min
“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…
Ramblecast 198
Nov 11, 2018 • 16 min
Is a robot butler a good use of funds? Looks like a good idea from where we’re sitting. We’re also talking about the Shrek reboot. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on…
Episode 197: The Trunchbull Situation
Nov 6, 2018 • 55 min
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…
Ramblecast 197
Nov 4, 2018 • 19 min
Taking a deep dive into the very specific school of acting found in bumbling villains in kids’ movies, after watching Air Bud: Spikes Back, and we stumble upon the perfect role for Joe Pesci. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 196: Van Helsing: Ye Olde Megaman
Oct 30, 2018 • 49 min
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,…
Ramblecast 196
Oct 28, 2018 • 12 min
Are we losing out on the deal by giving kids free Halloween candy? What should we be asking for in return? We’ve got some ideas to improve Halloween. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and…
Episode 195: A Horse With High Beams
Oct 23, 2018 • 58 min
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…
Ramblecast 195
Oct 21, 2018 • 19 min
Our unique services have been called upon yet again. We’ve got another dying industry to fix up. On the agenda this week: bars. How do we make them good? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and…
Episode 194: Piss Ghost Coast to Coast
Oct 16, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Ramblecast 194
Oct 14, 2018 • 17 min
What comic would you create if you were trying to get rich quick? We know what ours is, after performing a careful analysis of other comics. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support…
Episode 193: Hey Now, You’re An Intern
Oct 9, 2018 • 56 min
“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…
Ramblecast 193
Oct 7, 2018 • 10 min
We’re talking survival this week. Which one of us would survive the longest in the woods? Anyone else remember their machete days as a youth? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 192: Seven Minutes In Samurai
Oct 2, 2018 • 73 min
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…
Ramblecast 192
Sep 30, 2018 • 18 min
The phrase “crime tokens” in the new Spiderman game is a little misleading. What should it mean? Obviously they’re something that criminals give to other criminals to show appreciate for their crime skills. If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 191: Bog’s Burgers
Sep 25, 2018 • 71 min
“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…
Ramblecast 191
Sep 23, 2018 • 17 min
Carman’s stuck at home without a car, and we have a TV show pitch to keep her company. We’re also renaming our fridge, which is… sort of related. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 190: Clifford the Big Red Deadly Scorpion
Sep 18, 2018 • 64 min
“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…
Ramblecast 190
Sep 16, 2018 • 14 min
Freaky Friday might have missed the possibility that one side of that agreement would not care about the social pressures of their new role, which brings us to this question: would you Freaky Friday with a cat? If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 189: Unprecedented Access to Fruit: The Goddess of Mercy Part II
Sep 11, 2018 • 44 min
We’re finishing up “The Goddess of Mercy: a Biography of the Bodhisattva” this week, though honestly, we probably could have just called it last week and it would have been fine. Tiger makes a comeback, which gives us something to hang on to throughout…
Episode 188: Live Like the First Two Are Mulligans: The Goddess of Mercy Part I
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
We’re reading part one of “The Goddess of Mercy: a Biography of the Bodhisattva,” a long and complicated Chinese story about nuns and transforming hell, and a Tiger who just can’t catch a break, and… there’s a lot of it. Suggested talking points:…
Episode 187: Bony Begins
Aug 28, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Ramblecast 187
Aug 26, 2018 • 12 min
Did they ever ban dogs from playing basketball after Air Bud? Apparently that rule patch never went through, because that franchise ends up with dogs with full personhood. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 186: Original Bird Sin
Aug 21, 2018 • 52 min
“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…
Ramblecast 186
Aug 19, 2018 • 24 min
We were sent a theory about Immortal Bony that we might have missed, and get into casting our own biopic and figuring out which fairy tale we’d actually want to live in. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 185: Double Married Baby Husband
Aug 14, 2018 • 69 min
“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…
Ramblecast 185
Aug 12, 2018 • 15 min
What’s your proudest moment? We’ve got a whole range of things we’re proud of, from reading stunts pulled as children to mysterious crimes pulled as adults. One of us might be a phantom. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Episode 184: Prison Yelp
Aug 7, 2018 • 54 min
“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. This episode brought to you by executive producer Bee B.,…
Ramblecast 184
Aug 5, 2018 • 12 min
Why do we still sleep on feathers? Seems like there are better options. Would a semi-sentient living bag of organs be better? You decide! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us…
Episode 183: Mean Gregs By Tina Fey
Jul 31, 2018 • 35 min
“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…
Ramblecast 183
Jul 29, 2018 • 21 min
We’ve got our first listener suggestion, and as requested last week, it is primo sleepover game material: a good old-fashioned “boff marry kill.” If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 182: Mmbop Funeral Dirge
Jul 24, 2018 • 58 min
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,…
Ramblecast 182
Jul 22, 2018 • 20 min
What dumb or weird games did you play as a kid? We’re full of them, ranging from a prey-like version of tag, to a game called mopball that you can play for $8 in a Dollar General. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 181: A Place Ducks Want You to Be
Jul 17, 2018 • 41 min
“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…
Ramblecast 181
Jul 15, 2018 • 14 min
Hope you’re ready to learn about the next great anime, because we have conceived, here on this very program. There’s crime, fast cars, and rules for buffet lines involved: only the best. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Episode 180: A Major Holiday Kind of Knifing
Jul 10, 2018 • 56 min
This story “Crystal the Wise” absolutely does NOT end how it should, but there’s a lot of potential there. That means it’s time to get into the folklore playground, and mix it up a bit! This episode brought to you by executive producer Kaitlyn B.,…
Ramblecast 180
Jul 8, 2018 • 12 min
There’s a ten year old out there with better jokes than us, and here are several of them. We’re also on the lookout for some particular collectible coins, so send in your hot tips please. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 179 :Extreme Breadsports
Jul 3, 2018 • 59 min
“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…
Ramblecast 179
Jul 1, 2018 • 18 min
Shrek thoughts are always relevant, right? We hope so, because a child drew a picture of anime Shrek and it turns out there are a LOT of relevant images online. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 178: Ancient Chinese Cruella De Vil
Jun 26, 2018 • 55 min
We’re reading “The Journey West” again! It’s been over a year: both for us and for the Monkey King, who has been in jail for a loooong time. With good reason too. This episode brought to you by executive producer JP, Aarne-Thompson type 154, “A Sack Full…
Ramblecast 178
Jun 24, 2018 • 14 min
Accidental crime is on our minds this week: have we committed any? How big of a crime is it to forget a taxes? What if you totally meant to do something, and it just… got away from you, is that a crime? Where do you check these things? If you like our…
Episode 177: Welcome to Pidge-Fil-A
Jun 19, 2018 • 73 min
Our story this week, “Life’s Secret,” makes a big claim. It’s right there in the title. But does it deliver? Of COURSE not. This episode brought to you by executive producer Whisper Biscuit, Aarne-Thompson type 1626, “Dream Bread” Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 177
Jun 17, 2018 • 19 min
This week we’re checking in on how the World Cup-sometimes known as the Big Kick-is going so far, review Carman’s first day devoted to podcast duties, and lil Jerry has some thoughts on faces. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 176: The Toddler Hierarchy of Needs
Jun 12, 2018 • 51 min
“The Four Feathers” is a bizarre narrative featuring some (probably unintentional) surrealist horror. But that’s what you get when you put a four-year-old in charge of things. This episode brought to you by executive producer Christopher, Aarne-Thompson…
Ramblecast 176
Jun 10, 2018 • 22 min
We’re trying to assess Cricket’s job performance, and… there’s no way around it, she’s just not meeting performance goals. There’s also a section on our favorite billboards, and some fun new ways to go about getting a massage. If you like our show, find…
Episode 175: My Glowing Daughter Xanax
Jun 5, 2018 • 68 min
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…
Ramblecast 175
Jun 3, 2018 • 14 min
What’s wrong with the old barter system? Why do we need money? There are some sweet trades available if you keep your eye out, and somehow that’s going to take a turn into some extremely alternative birthing methods. If you like our show, find us online…
Episode 174: Downstairs Magic In Clam Water Town
May 29, 2018 • 53 min
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…
Ramblecast 174
May 27, 2018 • 15 min
This week we’re discussing what it would be like if we turned the government over to mice, and about a plan to convince the people that fish traveled over land to achieve manifest destiny. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 173: A Dose of Vitamin Toad
May 22, 2018 • 47 min
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.…
Ramblecast 173
May 20, 2018 • 19 min
Little Jerry has more suggestions for us this week: what human experiences could you replace with a drink? Brainstorming? Calling grandma? Where does it end? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and…
Episode 172: Lefty’s Mystic Booty Calls
May 15, 2018 • 59 min
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…
Ramblecast 172
May 13, 2018 • 15 min
We’re showing you what’s behind the curtain this week, revealing Tyler’s process for coming up with stuff to talk about on mic. We end up in all sorts of places, including at Disney World: buried in the goats. If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 171: Dress Like How You Want to Be Punished
May 8, 2018 • 52 min
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…
Ramblecast 171
May 6, 2018 • 17 min
We’re giving away allllll the Avengers: Infinity Wars spoilers on this special spoilercast (don’t worry, none of us have seen the movie). All the stunts, special effects, and twists revealed! (Again, safe to listen, no real spoilers). If you like our…
Episode 170: The Stinkwitch Gambit: Part III
May 1, 2018 • 53 min
We’re finally going to finish this Stinkwitch story “The Subtle Princess,” and boy does it get rough. Just put it all away, we’re done. Also yes, there’s a new intro and outro but don’t worry, it’ll all be ok. Suggested talking points: Star Wars Cracker…
Episode 169: The Stinkwitch Gambit: Part II
Apr 24, 2018 • 41 min
This week is part two of “The Subtle Princess.” We thought we could marathon this one right to the end, but we were WRONG. So the story will cut off a little abruptly, and we’ll finish it off next week. There are… horrors to come. Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 169
Apr 22, 2018 • 17 min
Everyone get your taxes done? So did we, though we have some skepticism about how this whole “economy” thing works. We think we have some ideas to improve it. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 168: The Stinkwitch Gambit: Part I
Apr 17, 2018 • 56 min
You might expect more subtlety from a story called “The Subtle Princess,” but you would be wrong. This is the first part of a multi-part story, so strap in! This episode brought to you by executive producer April, Aarne-Thompson type 1345, “stories…
Ramblecast 168
Apr 15, 2018 • 13 min
How would everyone feel about an audio-only video game stream? Sounds pretty good, right? We’re going to try to flesh it out, as well as propose an alternate way to approach phone technology. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 167: Bobby Flay’s Iron Chef Escape Attempts
Apr 10, 2018 • 65 min
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…
Ramblecast 167
Apr 8, 2018 • 11 min
The right way to prep your voice for audio recording is to jam a big handful of jelly beans in your mouth right before hitting the go button. Also, we’re going to take stock of where A.I. is and where it should be going. If you like our show, find us…
Episode 166: A Dramatic Role for Ray Romano
Apr 3, 2018 • 65 min
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…
Ramblecast 166
Apr 1, 2018 • 14 min
Remember that flat earther who was going to launch himself in a rocket? Well, we have news. And if you’re interested in a robot that yells sex commands at you, we’ve got you covered there too. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 165: The Girl Who Blamed Wolf
Mar 27, 2018 • 52 min
“One Eyes Two Eyes Three Eyes” tried to be a story about eye prejudice and dumb sisters, but by the end of this episode, it’s… still in a rough place. Best pitch so far is changes involving a mechanical wolf. Music from: My Heart Will Go On - Recorder By…
Ramblecast 165
Mar 25, 2018 • 10 min
What’s the deal with cats, anyway? They’d be good at 90’s style observational comedy for one. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 164: The Punzel 5000
Mar 20, 2018 • 75 min
Do you have the latest Punzel model? Your witch neighbor does. If you’re not feeling self-conscious about your out-of-date Punzel, this week’s story “Beautiful Angiola” will make you so. Suggested talking points: the wasps who are afraid of Prom, funky…
Ramblecast 164
Mar 18, 2018 • 13 min
Gwyneth Paltrow has escalated things, and it may be a direct challenge to us. We demand reciprocity. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 163: The Truetrue About Sandywiggles
Mar 13, 2018 • 70 min
We went on a whole journey with this week’s story, “The Incombustible Tulip.” Was a lot of that journey about pizza? It sure was. Did it need to be? Definitely not. Suggested talking points: Moon SEO, ponyscents, a biCzar coincidence, horseback MMA, body…
Ramblecast 163
Mar 11, 2018 • 11 min
Goop came up again, sorry everyone. But mostly, we’re spending some time this week getting in touch with the alternate reality versions of ourselves: the Bearenstains to our Bearensteins. Or is it the other way around? If you like our show, find us online…
Episode 162: The Ballad of Wrong Amy and Prince Instant Messenger: Part III
Mar 6, 2018 • 60 min
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. Suggested talking points: SCOTUS application process, the d’Aulnoy…
Ramblecast 162
Mar 4, 2018 • 11 min
Do you want a global cat Olympics? Us too. We’re going to find out how, and the role doping might play. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow…
Episode 161: The Ballad of Wrong Amy and Prince Instant Messenger: Part II
Feb 27, 2018 • 55 min
Another episode down, still waiting on either the titular Bee or Orange Tree (because we’re still reading “The Bee and the Orange Tree”). It’s a doozy folks. Suggested talking points: the deep cave, roadkill directions, Big Lots fire, very complex sign…
Ramblecast 161
Feb 27, 2018 • 9 min
We got another box, with a very nice gift in it! And also, we’ll give you a quick recap of the movie Seven. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show…
Episode 160: The Ballad of Wrong Amy and Prince Instant Messenger: Part I
Feb 20, 2018 • 62 min
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…
Episode 159: Lieutenant Dan’s Fists of Fury
Feb 6, 2018 • 57 min
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. Suggested talking points: a Discord ad,…
Ramblecast 159
Feb 4, 2018 • 13 min
We’re talking about high school reunion strategies, and the secret of true names and how they can be used to stop high school fights. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on…
Episode 158: Cat Fractals
Jan 30, 2018 • 53 min
“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 Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 158
Jan 29, 2018 • 18 min
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. If you…
Episode 157: Chip’s December Memories: Beauty and the Beast Part IV
Jan 23, 2018 • 54 min
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. Suggested talking points: genie sheep, Ferengi Fairies, mutual…
Ramble 157
Jan 21, 2018 • 14 min
Birds are mobilizing, weaponizing, and in possession of some strange and worrying abilities. Keep an eye out. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show…
Episode 156: King Kokomo: Beauty and the Beast Part III
Jan 16, 2018 • 39 min
Fairy law gets wild, you guys. Also a lot of this part of the “Beauty and the Beast” story is just people in a foyer talking? Disney made some judicial edits, we can tell you that. Suggested talking points: the giant iron, Mrs. Beauty N. Brains, curse…
Episode 155: The First Miracle of Saint Netflix: Beauty and the Beast Part II
Jan 9, 2018 • 47 min
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. Suggested talking points: Ouroboros Snake Pretzel, the Monkey Gauchos,…
Ramblecast 155
Jan 7, 2018 • 16 min
It’s the What the Folklore holiday presents exchange! We got each other some dumb stuff, and a listener sent us some much better stuff. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us…
Episode 154: Dream Liquid Inception: Beauty and the Beast Part I
Jan 2, 2018 • 54 min
While we usually try to stay away from Disney’s domain, sometimes there are… exceptions. With good reason. This week, we’re reading a version of “Beauty and the Beast.” Suggested talking points: Tyler 3.0, the French condition, hoof dog dowries, movie…
Ramblecast 154
Dec 31, 2017 • 11 min
What are you changing up for 2018? We’ve all got ideas. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at www.patreon.com/wtfolklore. You can find…
Episode 153: Steve vs. Taco Bell
Dec 27, 2017 • 64 min
Meg (Tyler 2.0) returns for this week’s story “The Smith They Dared Not Let Into Hell.” It’s a difficult one to parse, especially with all the nicknames we added by the end. Suggested talking points: Tyler 2.0, deal details, popping a horse, smith the…
Ramblecast 153
Dec 24, 2017 • 14 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 152: 3 Sisters 3 Furious: Sister Drift
Dec 19, 2017 • 63 min
This week we’re going to read the version of “The Three Sisters” that was actually suggested to us, and is actually a Grimm story. We’re not sure which one is more absurd. Suggested talking points: self-krampus, experimenting with potatoes, unreliable…
Ramblecast 152
Dec 17, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to Food Network’s hottest new show: Secret Ops Grocery! We’re going to need a lot of money to get started, as well as cooperation from law enforcement and global banks. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 151: Pod Con Special
Dec 12, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Ramblecast 151
Dec 10, 2017 • 14 min
Are you trying to do some holiday shopping, and you’re coming up blank? Don’t worry, we-and Gwyneth Paltrow-have you covered. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon…
Episode 150: Bread Percent Run
Dec 5, 2017 • 60 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 150
Dec 3, 2017 • 6 min
This week we’re digging into a whole new area of crime, and regulatory boards: ghost crimes. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 149: Unlucky In Math
Nov 28, 2017 • 49 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 149
Nov 26, 2017 • 14 min
Tyler has an issue with light, and the things that can be seen in it: so we’re going to try to solve that little issue. And if you’ve ever wanted a sport that’s played planet-wide, stay tuned. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word!…
Episode 148: Get Bear
Nov 21, 2017 • 60 min
This story, “The Daughter of Buk Ettemsuch,” is a roller coaster. But it was one character who’s just really… good. And sometimes that’s enough to hang on to as you plummet and twist down the Fairy Tale Cyclone. Suggested talking points: the Mac and…
Ramblecast 148
Nov 19, 2017 • 9 min
The world of Pokemon invites a lot of questions, and a theory about aliens and AI can provide some of the answers to these burning queries. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support…
Episode 147: Cannibal Pizza
Nov 14, 2017 • 54 min
Please please PLEASE help us resolve this week’s story, “Asmond and Signy,” or it’s going to kill us. It can’t be like that. There must be meaning somewhere. Suggested talking points: fairy space visitors, the worst pickup line, the Yorick defense, the…
Ramblecast 147
Nov 12, 2017 • 15 min
Have you ever gotten a recommendation based on a false premise that still turned out good? Tyler has. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 146: 1-800-BITS-FACTORY
Nov 7, 2017 • 63 min
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. Suggested talking points: garbage…
Ramblecast 146
Nov 5, 2017 • 16 min
Should podcasts have laugh tracks? They shouldn’t, but you can learn about where they do belong (nowhere). We’re also trying to lock down our creative projects for November. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 145: Wishbone the Time-Traveling Spy
Oct 31, 2017 • 54 min
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. Suggested talking points:…
Ramblecast 145
Oct 29, 2017 • 12 min
What kind of crimes can you do with stolen paper? And what all is available from those 4am infomercials? We have some ideas. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon…
Episode 144: Tim Burton’s Corpse Wang
Oct 24, 2017 • 56 min
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. Suggested talking points: listener…
Ramblecast 144
Oct 22, 2017 • 13 min
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. If you like our…
Episode 143: The Next Impromptu Wife-Off
Oct 17, 2017 • 45 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 143
Oct 15, 2017 • 9 min
Have you ever wanted a Mother Goose MOBA? Well it’s here, and it’s amazing. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 142: The Ghostal Service
Oct 10, 2017 • 50 min
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. Suggested talking points: titanium pantaloons, dadsbund, the hot dad…
Ramblecast 142
Oct 8, 2017 • 17 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to…
Episode 141: Were-Bud
Oct 3, 2017 • 59 min
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. Suggested talking points:…
Ramblecast 141
Oct 1, 2017 • 14 min
This week we’re responding to an email with a request for skateboarding lessons, and have thrown together a skateboarding academy to accommodate. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 140: Napoleon and His Snake Bone of Destiny
Sep 26, 2017 • 47 min
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. Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 140
Sep 24, 2017 • 19 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread…
Episode 139: Pokemon: Gun
Sep 19, 2017 • 60 min
This week’s listener-suggested story “The Cauldron-Headed Axe-Toothed Sister” has given us a couple of crazy theories to chew over. Some are probably more right than others. Suggested talking points: math nerd street artist, the 26-month calendar, peanut…
Ramblecast 139
Sep 17, 2017 • 17 min
This week we’re trying to figure out why people take a canary own a mine, and we discover a powerful new force: The Neon. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to…
Episode 138: WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 3
Sep 12, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Episode 137: The New Ghost-Based Economy
Sep 5, 2017 • 67 min
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. Suggested talking points: crazy cat lady sun, butt fairies, the…
Ramblecast 137
Sep 3, 2017 • 13 min
This week we’re talking about affectations, specifically hats. Who needs them, and who deserves them? If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 136: Toad Moon Rising
Aug 29, 2017 • 54 min
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.…
Episode 135: Lord of Swamp and Storm
Aug 22, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Episode 134: The Never-Ending Gordie
Aug 15, 2017 • 40 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 134
Aug 13, 2017 • 7 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 133: Two Thirds Trample Wine
Aug 8, 2017 • 47 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 133
Aug 6, 2017 • 19 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Episode 132: Flowers for Goofy
Aug 1, 2017 • 42 min
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! Suggested talking points: the meaning of…
Ramblecast 132
Jul 30, 2017 • 26 min
This week we’re codifying the laws of fortune cookies, and exploring some better delivery mechanisms; which leads to a new business idea. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us…
Episode 131: The Aesopalypse Volume II: Aesop’s Sk8ter Boi
Jul 25, 2017 • 51 min
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. Suggested talking points: river baths, ass decisions, startup ass…
Ramblecast 131
Jul 23, 2017 • 27 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 130: The Aesopalypse Volume I: The Pavlovian Egg Rush
Jul 18, 2017 • 48 min
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. Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 130
Jul 16, 2017 • 22 min
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?” If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Episode 129: Jessica Fidgetspinner
Jul 11, 2017 • 39 min
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. Suggested talking points: war mayors, were-mayors, hotty hotcakes, what the…
Ramblecast 129
Jul 9, 2017 • 22 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us…
Episode 128: The Shoulder Accountant
Jul 4, 2017 • 60 min
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. Suggested talking points: title-finding, the old…
Ramblecast 128
Jul 2, 2017 • 17 min
This week brings you the true story of Vanna White’s origins, as well as Intern Cricket’s contribution to a design project we have in mind. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support…
Episode 127: A Certain Grimminess
Jun 27, 2017 • 48 min
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. Suggested talking points: the bird threshold, a dry bird…
Ramblecast 127
Jun 25, 2017 • 18 min
This week, we’ve invented a totally new type of art. We’re also checking in on band names, and what the Tweens are up to these days. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on…
Episode 126: The Whitest of Privileges
Jun 20, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Ramblecast 126
Jun 18, 2017 • 16 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 125: Wonder Woman Lays An Egg
Jun 13, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Ramblecast 125
Jun 11, 2017 • 34 min
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. If you like our…
Episode 124: Ancient Chinese Pitch Perfect
May 30, 2017 • 61 min
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. Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 124
May 28, 2017 • 11 min
This week we discuss the different kinds of reapers out there, pitch some patches for Overwatch, and think about what a sequel to Pagemaster would be like. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and…
Episode 123: Wormaid
May 23, 2017 • 39 min
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…
Ramblecast 123
May 21, 2017 • 15 min
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…
Episode 122: Cake Boss Makes You a Summer House
May 16, 2017 • 44 min
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…
Ramblecast 122
May 14, 2017 • 18 min
Carman and Tyler have cultural whiplash, inflicted when switching between British and American baking shows. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show…
Episode 121: Gordie’s Awkward Party Corner
May 9, 2017 • 51 min
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…
Ramblecast 121
May 7, 2017 • 14 min
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. If you like our show,…
Episode 120: A Half-Empty Horse Receptacle
May 2, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Ramblecast 120
Apr 30, 2017 • 16 min
We found a treasure trove of knockoff animated movies made by a Brazilian studio, and discuss why Netflix changed its rating system. The short answer is that Tyler abused the old one. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us…
Episode 119: Multipass Fashion Pack
Apr 25, 2017 • 47 min
What we initially hoped was a dinosaur-centric story turned out to be… not quite that. “Clever Lass” refers to a human woman, not a dinosaur. But we still think it was a worthy gamble. Suggested talking points: Mr. Science Fiction/Witcher Author Michael…
Ramblecast 119
Apr 23, 2017 • 12 min
We’re exploring all of the ways Disney has missed opportunities with their fairy tales, and updating their plots to involve modern conflicts. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 118: The Hula Hoop of Destiny
Apr 18, 2017 • 47 min
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. Suggested talking…
Episode 117: Brought to You By the Letter D
Apr 11, 2017 • 71 min
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…
Ramblecast 117
Apr 9, 2017 • 16 min
After the collapse of I-85 in Atlanta, we’re recounting our best infrastructure related stories, as well as going over the rules for survival in Atlanta traffic. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 116: Pumpkin Mice Latte
Apr 4, 2017 • 76 min
A bad attitude does not pay off, as we learn in reading “The Two Caskets” this week. But you do get to see how a GOOD attitude pays off. Also there’s some time travel, and we typecast some folks. Suggested talking points: Bus absolutes, cow pranks, where…
Ramblecast 116
Apr 2, 2017 • 19 min
Tyler brings us a fresh new scheme that will change advertising forever. We discuss horror movie, and what to do when you figure out that you’re in one, as well as the possibility of a digital Plato’s Cave. If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 115: Mother of a Saltless Race
Mar 28, 2017 • 53 min
“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…
Ramblecast 115
Mar 26, 2017 • 24 min
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. We’re going to give you a comprehensive guide to the…
Episode 114: A Brief Downstairs Kiss
Mar 21, 2017 • 76 min
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…
Ramblecast 114
Mar 19, 2017 • 16 min
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. If you like our show,…
Episode 113: Blitz My Son
Mar 14, 2017 • 63 min
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.…
Ramblecast 113
Mar 12, 2017 • 14 min
We’re having fun with our new audio mixer, so get ready for some sound experiments! We’re also discussing some ways to drive up listener engagement, by adding some inaccessible dimensions to the show. If you like our show, find us online to help spread…
Episode 112: Mermaidsploitation
Mar 7, 2017 • 63 min
This is the maiden voyage of our brand new mic system (TM), so we hope you enjoy the beefed up sound! We’re using it to read “The Three Strong Women,” and yes, there are fights in it. Suggested talking points: Mermaid Christmas, fancy new mics, story…
Ramblecast 112
Mar 5, 2017 • 19 min
This week, Gordie makes his case that being lactose intolerant and allergic to paprika should be considered a civil rights issue, citing many legal precedents. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 111: The Legality of a Hair Diaper
Feb 28, 2017 • 60 min
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. Suggested talking…
Ramblecast 111
Feb 26, 2017 • 13 min
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. If you like our show,…
Episode 110: Cyrano de Birdgerac: Prince Ariel Part IV
Feb 23, 2017 • 59 min
“Prince Ariel” is 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. Suggested talking…
Episode 109: Horses Are for Earners: Prince Ariel: Part III
Feb 21, 2017 • 50 min
It’s still going. This is not the last part of “Prince Ariel.” 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.…
Episode 108: Baz Luhrmann’s Baha Blast: Prince Ariel Part II
Feb 16, 2017 • 46 min
In part 2 of our anniversary episode reading “Prince Ariel.” 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. Suggested…
Episode 107: The General Mills Truther: Prince Ariel Part I
Feb 14, 2017 • 57 min
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…
Ramblecast 107
Feb 12, 2017 • 10 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 106: Kanky Spanks
Feb 7, 2017 • 53 min
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 whose career went awry. It fills in the gaps of “Cinderstick” very nicely. Suggested…
Ramblecast 106
Feb 6, 2017 • 14 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 105: The Ariel Parallel
Feb 2, 2017 • 64 min
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.”…
Episode 104: The Woke Folk
Jan 26, 2017 • 79 min
A note: due to renumbering, this isn’t episode 100 anymore. It’s 104. But enjoy us celebrating the wrong number! 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…
Episode 103: The Church of the Knife
Jan 17, 2017 • 51 min
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.…
Ramblecast 103
Jan 15, 2017 • 17 min
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. If you like our…
Episode 102: Reverse Matilda
Jan 10, 2017 • 63 min
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. Suggested talking points: an…
Ramblecast 102
Jan 8, 2017 • 20 min
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??!?! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Bonus: A What the Folklore Micro-Holiday
Jan 3, 2017 • 18 min
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…
Episode 101: The Great Tim Gunn In the Sky
Jan 3, 2017 • 54 min
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…
Episode 100: WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 2
Dec 27, 2016 • 23 min
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…
Episode 99: Robber Girl’s Nightly Knife-Tickles: The Snow Queen Part II
Dec 20, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Ramblecast 99
Dec 18, 2016 • 16 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 98: The Shaun White Mystery Machine: The Snow Queen Part I
Dec 13, 2016 • 56 min
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…
Ramblecast 98
Dec 11, 2016 • 13 min
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. If you like our show, find us…
Episode 97: Farewell, Mr. Potato King?
Dec 6, 2016 • 72 min
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…
Ramblecast 97
Dec 4, 2016 • 25 min
On this week’s ramblecast, we take a long hard look at Pixar’s marketing tactics and suggest some Pixar movies of our own. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to…
Episode 96: The Bony Connection
Nov 29, 2016 • 84 min
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…
Ramblecast 96
Nov 27, 2016 • 16 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 96 of “What the Folklore?”, wherein we catch Pokemon fever!! (Not to be confused with Pokerus) If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us…
Episode 95: Denmark to Dunkostan
Nov 22, 2016 • 77 min
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, as we read “Blockhead Hans.”…
Ramblecast 95
Nov 20, 2016 • 23 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support…
Episode 94: A Heartfelt Family Cashgrab
Nov 15, 2016 • 71 min
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…
Ramblecast 94: #ShitPresidentsSay Edition
Nov 13, 2016 • 19 min
So, this Ramble is a little unorthodox and may be mostly un-funny, but in our defense, it wasn’t a very funny week. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help…
Episode 93: ‘Cha Boi and Savior
Nov 8, 2016 • 94 min
We have an extra meaty episode this week to make up for last week, so dig into a hefty, weird, nutso story called “The Maiden With the Rose On Her Forehead” that underutilizes the best character: the Cherryman. This episode was sponsored and produced by…
Ramblecast 93
Nov 7, 2016 • 25 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.…
Episode 92: Cacophonous Spook
Oct 25, 2016 • 68 min
Halloween is almost here! Enjoy a spookyish collection of short folk tales. Suggested talking points: Halloween Participation Award, Trick or Treat Patch Notes, Little Chore Monsters, Wicked Witch Watchlist, Porklighting, Icky Swimming Corncob, “And Her…
Ramblecast 92
Oct 23, 2016 • 9 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 92 of “What the Folklore?”, wherein we “Make Oz Great Again” If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to help the show grow at…
Episode 91: Tom Bombadil’s Songtime With Tom Bombadil
Oct 18, 2016 • 78 min
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!…
Ramblecast 91
Oct 16, 2016 • 16 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 90: Four Square Hustle
Oct 11, 2016 • 58 min
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…
Ramblecast 90
Oct 9, 2016 • 15 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 90 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! If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us…
Episode 89: Mr. Bucket Sex Party
Oct 4, 2016 • 74 min
Some weeks you just don’t want to talk about the story much: in this case “The Girl Without Hands.” 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…
Ramblecast 89
Oct 2, 2016 • 16 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 88: Briefly a Treasonous Horse
Sep 27, 2016 • 84 min
This week’s episode about the story “Golden Hair” is 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…
Ramblecast 88
Sep 25, 2016 • 17 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 88 of “What the Folklore?”, wherein we check in with the Animal News Team, open up competing airports, and create modular Ikea bodies. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 87: Chickensian Stories
Sep 20, 2016 • 51 min
Tyler had to make several chicken-related puns to get us through “The Three Sisters Who Were Entrapped Into a Mountain.” It’s a wasteland out there kids. Don’t go alone. Suggested talking points: What the Hoaxlore, tired of farmers, touch fuzzy get dizzy,…
Ramblecast 87
Sep 18, 2016 • 13 min
Go on a walk down memory lane with us as we reminisce about the Search Engines of Old! Guess what’s still around? Dogpile. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on Patreon to…
Episode 86: History’s Sloppiest Seconds
Sep 13, 2016 • 66 min
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, called “The Goose.” There’s no way around it, just strap…
Episode 85: Known Pea-Sleepers
Sep 6, 2016 • 55 min
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, and it’s this week’s story,…
Ramblecast 85
Sep 4, 2016 • 12 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…
Episode 84: Rumpelstiltskinning a Stripclub for Horses
Aug 30, 2016 • 89 min
We’ve got another listener-suggested story for you this week, called “The Firebird,” 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…
Ramblecast 84
Aug 28, 2016 • 13 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 84 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. If you like…
Episode 83: Cakes & Babes
Aug 23, 2016 • 58 min
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.” Suggested taking points: MTV’s Pimp My Ride for fairy tales, Yatzee…
Ramblecast 83
Aug 21, 2016 • 25 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and…
Episode 82: Bomb-Ass Cave Kids
Aug 16, 2016 • 47 min
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.” Suggested talking points:…
Ramblecast 82
Aug 14, 2016 • 14 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 82 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 If you…
Episode 81: WTFolklore Anthology Edition: Vol 1
Aug 9, 2016 • 19 min
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…
Episode 80: The Tale of Foolums Gap
Aug 2, 2016 • 59 min
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…
Ramblecast 80
Jul 31, 2016 • 13 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 79: Dixenwulf
Jul 26, 2016 • 51 min
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! Suggested talking points: 8%…
Ramblecast 79
Jul 24, 2016 • 14 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Episode 78: Coyote Arsonist
Jul 19, 2016 • 39 min
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…
Ramblecast 78
Jul 17, 2016 • 12 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread…
Episode 77: Phantom of the Kmart
Jul 12, 2016 • 54 min
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.”…
Ramblecast 77
Jul 10, 2016 • 17 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 77 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 If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 76: Farmer Voltron
Jul 5, 2016 • 64 min
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…
Ramblecast 76
Jul 3, 2016 • 14 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 75: Ancient Chinese Craigslist
Jun 28, 2016 • 54 min
We’re back to Ancient China this week, reading “Journey to the West,” 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…
Ramblecast 75
Jun 26, 2016 • 17 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 75 of “What the Folklore?”, wherein we briefly discuss the plaid-demic facing the modern male wardrobe, and then reinvent family crests and identification systems. If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 74: Seasick Siggi
Jun 21, 2016 • 41 min
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,” which is also the name of our story this week. His motives can only be guessed at, but it’s either…
Ramblecast 74
Jun 19, 2016 • 10 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Support us on…
Episode 73: Stepmother Advisory Board
Jun 14, 2016 • 48 min
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…
Ramblecast 73
Jun 12, 2016 • 17 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 73 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 If you…
Episode 72: Switcheroonium
Jun 7, 2016 • 68 min
The true heart of this episode, in which we read “Vasilisa Golden Tress” 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,…
Ramblecast 72
Jun 5, 2016 • 11 min
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.
Episode 71: If You Give a Frog a Fetish
May 31, 2016 • 66 min
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…
Ramblecast 71
May 29, 2016 • 20 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 71 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…
Episode 70: Tornado of Avarice
May 24, 2016 • 67 min
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…
Ramblecast 70
May 22, 2016 • 13 min
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. If you like our show,…
Episode 69: Prime Time for Duck Redemption
May 17, 2016 • 63 min
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…
Ramblecast 69
May 15, 2016 • 12 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 69 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 If you like our show, find us online…
Episode 68: The Vietnamese Boy From Beyond the Stars
May 10, 2016 • 56 min
This story “The Miraculous Banyan Tree” 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.…
Ramblecast 68
May 8, 2016 • 15 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 67: The 420 Blaze-It Hunting Tour
May 3, 2016 • 38 min
Our story this week, “The Witch and Her Four Sons,” 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…
Ramblecast 67
May 1, 2016 • 18 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 67 of “What the Folklore?”, wherein we decide who would best serve as an emergency contact, and pitch a Rube-Goldbergian Super Hero If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 66: Here Come the Hot Dogs, Kobayashi! (Barn to be Owl)
Apr 26, 2016 • 66 min
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, “The Flying Ship,” concerns a man who basically wanders onto a cool flying airship, and gets a…
Episode 65: Super Cool Best Boy Club
Apr 19, 2016 • 64 min
Do you know what the sound of a writer missing his deadline is? It sounds like the end of this story “The Story of the Hero Makoma,” which has some pretty crazy elements ramping up to a whole lot of nothing. In other words, par for the course for us.…
Ramblecast 65
Apr 17, 2016 • 15 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 65 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…
Episode 64: The Case of Eastman vs. Westman
Apr 12, 2016 • 70 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 64
Apr 10, 2016 • 12 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 63: Thumblejourney MacKinnerny
Apr 5, 2016 • 71 min
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…
Ramblecast 63
Apr 3, 2016 • 15 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 63 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. If you like our show,…
Episode 62: Dr. Seuss’ Nutritionally Derelict Nation
Mar 29, 2016 • 59 min
We’re wrapping up the events of Snakegate 2015 by reading “The Snake Prince,” 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…
Ramblecast 62
Mar 27, 2016 • 12 min
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.” If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 61: The One About the Bus
Mar 22, 2016 • 78 min
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. We did actually read a story this week, and it was “The Old Woman and Her Dumpling” Special thanks to Linda Clarke…
Ramblecast 61
Mar 21, 2016 • 12 min
Excerpts of unused material from episode 61 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” If…
Episode 60: My Daughter’s Sheeper
Mar 15, 2016 • 65 min
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.…
Ramblecast 60
Mar 13, 2016 • 12 min
Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 60 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…
Episode 59: Immortal Bony’s Antique Roadshow
Mar 8, 2016 • 69 min
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…
Ramblecast 59
Mar 6, 2016 • 16 min
Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 59 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. If you like our show, find us…
Episode 58: The Wonkian Stalemate
Mar 1, 2016 • 69 min
If “The Feather of Bright Finist the Falcon” 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…
Ramblecast 58
Feb 28, 2016 • 13 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to…
Episode 57: Buffalo Down
Feb 23, 2016 • 57 min
This story, “The Weaver Fairy and the Buffalo Boy,” might not make a lot of sense, but war never does. Episode 57 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…
Ramblecast 57
Feb 21, 2016 • 16 min
Excerpts of unused material taken from episode 57 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…
Episode 56: The Butterfly Intrigue: The Green Serpent Part IV
Feb 17, 2016 • 42 min
We’re finishing “The Green Serpent” this week. 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…
Episode 55: Cogito Ergo Ant: The Green Serpent Part III
Feb 16, 2016 • 32 min
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. Suggested talking points: The Nightmare Continues, The Eternal…
Episode 54: The Pagoda Surprise: The Green Serpent Part II
Feb 15, 2016 • 48 min
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.…
Episode 53: Chance Alone: Green Serpent Part I
Feb 14, 2016 • 50 min
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…
Episode 52: Singalong Manhunt
Feb 9, 2016 • 65 min
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.…
Ramblecast 52
Feb 8, 2016 • 12 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread…
Episode 51: The YOLO King
Feb 2, 2016 • 54 min
This story, “Pinkle,” 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…
Ramblecast 51
Jan 31, 2016 • 15 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on…
Episode 50: Pumped Full of Halitosis
Jan 26, 2016 • 49 min
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?”…
Ramblecast 50
Jan 24, 2016 • 11 min
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. If you like our show, find…
Episode 49: Ancient Chinese Good Will Hunting (Monkey King Part 3)
Jan 19, 2016 • 41 min
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…
Ramblecast 49
Jan 17, 2016 • 15 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 48: Terminally Quenched
Jan 12, 2016 • 59 min
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. Suggested…
Ramblecast 48
Jan 10, 2016 • 11 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help…
Episode 47: Cornhammer 40K
Jan 5, 2016 • 60 min
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…
Ramblecast 47
Jan 3, 2016 • 14 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and…
Episode 46: 1984 and the Power of Wishful Thinking
Dec 29, 2015 • 60 min
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…
Ramblecast 46
Dec 27, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 45: Bearisimilitude
Dec 22, 2015 • 46 min
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…
Ramblecast 45
Dec 20, 2015 • 11 min
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. If…
Episode 44: Drop Bear Buffet
Dec 15, 2015 • 59 min
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…
Ramblecast 44
Dec 13, 2015 • 9 min
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. If…
Episode 43: Tiny Genie, Send Me a Dream
Dec 8, 2015 • 59 min
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. Suggested talking points: Snake…
Ramblecast 43
Dec 6, 2015 • 11 min
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. If…
Episode 42: The Trojan Burro
Dec 1, 2015 • 66 min
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,…
Ramblecast 42
Nov 29, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 41: Super Strong Punch Boys
Nov 24, 2015 • 62 min
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?”…
Ramblecast 41
Nov 22, 2015 • 14 min
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…
Episode 40: Sackless Dummy Says What?
Nov 17, 2015 • 34 min
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”…
Ramblecast 40
Nov 15, 2015 • 11 min
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. If you like our show,…
Episode 39: This Is Bread Town
Nov 10, 2015 • 69 min
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…
Ramblecast 39
Nov 8, 2015 • 11 min
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…
Episode 38: Family Cannibalism Rules
Nov 3, 2015 • 40 min
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…
Ramblecast 38
Nov 1, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 37: Schrödinger’s Corpse
Oct 27, 2015 • 49 min
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…
Ramblecast 37
Oct 25, 2015 • 13 min
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…
Episode 36: Undeath, Taxes, and Fish
Oct 20, 2015 • 44 min
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.”…
Episode 35: Womansucksonherfingerfor8daysandpushesitthroughakeyhole.com
Oct 13, 2015 • 54 min
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,…
Ramblecast 35
Oct 11, 2015 • 8 min
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…
Episode 34: Albino Tree Wishes
Oct 6, 2015 • 45 min
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…
Ramblecast 34
Oct 4, 2015 • 8 min
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. If you like our show, find us…
Episode 33: Mouth to Mouth Combat
Sep 29, 2015 • 41 min
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…
Ramblecast 33
Sep 27, 2015 • 12 min
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…
Episode 32: Father Skeleton Horse
Sep 22, 2015 • 43 min
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…
Ramblecast 32
Sep 20, 2015 • 9 min
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…
Episode 31: If You Like It You Better Put a Pube On It, Part 2
Sep 15, 2015 • 64 min
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…
Episode 30: If You Like It You Better Put a Pube On It, Part 1
Sep 8, 2015 • 54 min
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…
Ramblecast 30
Sep 7, 2015 • 12 min
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…
Episode 29: Doctorlope, MD
Sep 2, 2015 • 45 min
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…
Ramblecast 29
Aug 30, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Episode 28: Backyard Manifest Destiny
Aug 25, 2015 • 49 min
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,…
Ramblecast 28
Aug 24, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 27: H.P. Mayscraft
Aug 18, 2015 • 66 min
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…
Episode 26: The Westbirdo Bapnest Birch
Aug 11, 2015 • 74 min
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…
Ramblecast 26
Aug 9, 2015 • 12 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow…
Episode 25: Strawman Feminist Coven
Aug 4, 2015 • 85 min
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…
Ramblecast 25
Aug 2, 2015 • 12 min
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…
Episode 24: The Lone Magician Homeowner’s Association
Jul 28, 2015 • 53 min
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…
Ramblecast 24
Jul 26, 2015 • 16 min
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…
Episode 23: Inevitable Nose Fetish
Jul 21, 2015 • 61 min
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…
Ramblecast 23
Jul 19, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Episode 22: Nyquil Seppuku
Jul 14, 2015 • 58 min
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…
Ramblecast 22
Jul 12, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 21: Owl: The Only Movie Ever Made
Jul 7, 2015 • 43 min
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…
Ramblecast 21
Jul 5, 2015 • 12 min
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…
Episode 20: The Grinch What Snatched Up Christmas
Jun 30, 2015 • 53 min
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…
Ramblecast 20
Jun 28, 2015 • 13 min
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…
Episode 19: The Doubtfire Gambit
Jun 23, 2015 • 68 min
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.…
Ramblecast 19
Jun 21, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 18: Ancient Chinese Hangover (Monkey King Part 2)
Jun 16, 2015 • 51 min
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…
Ramblecast 18
Jun 14, 2015 • 9 min
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. If you like our…
Episode 17: Jaeger Sand Mouth
Jun 9, 2015 • 55 min
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:…
Ramblecast 17
Jun 7, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 16: Hawaiian Spirit Jersey Shore
Jun 2, 2015 • 51 min
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,…
Ramblecast 16
May 27, 2015 • 11 min
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…
Episode 15: Sauron’s Practice Ring
May 26, 2015 • 65 min
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…
Episode 14: Chekov’s Loaded Midwife
May 19, 2015 • 45 min
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…
Ramblecast 14
May 17, 2015 • 16 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 13: A Matryoshka of Monsters
May 12, 2015 • 54 min
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…
Ramblecast 13
May 10, 2015 • 14 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 12: The Master Storyteller Showdown
May 5, 2015 • 56 min
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…
Episode 11: Bouncing Baby Abomination
Apr 28, 2015 • 65 min
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.…
Ramblecast 11
Apr 26, 2015 • 13 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the…
Episode 10: The Good Chocolate Wife Test
Apr 21, 2015 • 64 min
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.…
Ramblecast 10
Apr 19, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 9: Ancient Chinese Home Alone (Monkey King Part 1)
Apr 14, 2015 • 54 min
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…
Ramblecast 9
Apr 12, 2015 • 12 min
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…
Episode 8: Butt Seeds and Baby Births
Apr 7, 2015 • 37 min
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.…
Episode 7: Skyhorse and the World of Tomorrow
Mar 31, 2015 • 60 min
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…
Ramblecast 7
Mar 29, 2015 • 10 min
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…
Episode 6: Confucian Fish Wisdom
Mar 24, 2015 • 49 min
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…
Ramblecast 5
Mar 23, 2015 • 6 min
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. If you like our show, find us online to help spread the word! Follow us on Twitter,…
Episode 5: Fifty Shades of Pink
Mar 17, 2015 • 54 min
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…
Episode 4: The Unicorn Situation
Mar 10, 2015 • 53 min
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…
Episode 3: The Stove Confessionals
Mar 2, 2015 • 50 min
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. If you…
Episode 2: The Higgs Boson Troll Witch Particle
Feb 22, 2015 • 53 min
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.…
Episode 1: Lying To Sheepmen
Feb 15, 2015 • 40 min
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.…