Happily Ever After: Escaping The Forest of Loneliness

Happily Ever After:
Escaping The Forest of Loneliness

Show Notes

Once upon a time there was a way to use fairy tales to tell stories about loneliness and the endings weren’t always happy.

Fairy tales are stories that matter to those alone and those wanting an escape. Because they are all about isolation–the hero or the heroine are often cast out on their own.

They seek refuge in forests that seem dark and threatening. But in those scary, unwelcoming places, they find the unexpected and the occasional magic. Not everyone has a fairy godmother who appears and waves a wand

But the tale behind these stories is often this: anyone can escape the forest of loneliness. 

Major Sources Include:
Jack Zipes Interview October 24, 2021
Paul Quinn Interview October 25, 2021
Maria Tatar Interview Oct 27, 2021

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly, Guillermo Serrano and Allison Pinches
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Once upon a time there was a way to use fairy tales to tell stories about loneliness and the endings weren’t always happy.

Fairy tales are stories that matter to those alone and those wanting an escape. Because they are all about isolation–the hero or the heroine are often cast out on their own.

They seek refuge in forests that seem dark and threatening. But in those scary, unwelcoming places, they find the unexpected and the occasional magic. Not everyone has a fairy godmother who appears and waves a wand

But the tale behind these stories is often this: anyone can escape the forest of loneliness. 

Major Sources Include:
Jack Zipes Interview October 24, 2021
Paul Quinn Interview October 25, 2021
Maria Tatar Interview Oct 27, 2021

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly, Guillermo Serrano and Allison Pinches
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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