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Sep 20, 2018

Mari and Meg are back and talking about Vassilissa the Beautiful retellings! We have two for you in one episode, so get ready. We discuss "Fair Vasyl," a genderbending retelling by Steve Harper Piziks with a steampunk bonus, and Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter — a magical realism retelling set in Brooklyn and is...


Sep 13, 2018

This week Mari and Meg watch the 1973 Italian film Baba Yaga! Unfortunately, we caught it on Amazon Prime right before it left. 

Based on a comic series, this movie follows Valentina, a photographer, as she falls under the sensual spell of Baba Yaga. We discuss the use of dolls in films and the racism of 1970s Italian...


Sep 6, 2018

Season 7 continues (a day late because holidays confuse Meghan) with a look at Orson Scott Card's 1999 novel Enchantment! There is a lot to dislike about this book, but the one thing Meg and Mari definitely loved? Baba. Yaga. 

Go give us a listen to help celebrate Mari going back to school today! Be the Baba Yaga to...


Aug 29, 2018

Mari and Meg are back to talk about one of the most badass witches of all time! Without an origin story though, it's a bit hard to talk about how she came to be. But we are incredibly excited to talk about Baba Yaga, and NOT have any "redemption" stories this season! 

 

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Aug 2, 2018

Mari and Meg discuss 4 other fairy tales that we would love to see turned into modern retellings! These stories come from different cultures - Chinese, Italian, Romanian, and Russian. We also start tying into our next season's topic....

We also discuss The Thousandth Floor and Pretty Little Liars and other...