Fairy Tales http://nhpr.org en Word Of Mouth 11.02.13 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-110213 <p>Listening to Word of Mouth's Saturday broadcast is like sitting around a campfire and chatting with a bunch of super-smart, super-interesting people.&nbsp; So go sharpen a stick, grab your bag of marshmallows and pull up a log - here's what's coming up this hour:</p><ul><li>The Science of Superstition:&nbsp; Psychologist <strong>Stuart Vyse</strong> <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/how-superstition-works/280649/" target="_blank">explains </a>the collective power of the Red Sox beards.</li><li>MORE COWBELL!!!&nbsp; From Strauss to Def Leppard, writer Lori <strong>Rotenberk</strong> traces the <a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/10/cowbells/" target="_blank">musical history</a> of the cowbell.</li><li>A Grimm Cinderella Story:&nbsp; Author <a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Adam Gidwitz</strong></a> shares the original gruesome version of the classic fairy tale, and explains why Disney has done the Brothers Grimm a disservice.</li></ul><ul><li>#NoFilter<strong>: Brian Ries</strong>, social media guru for The Daily Beast, on how a growing number of private dealers are legally selling<a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/" target="_blank"> guns on Instagram</a>.&nbsp;</li><li>WHEN JELLYFISH ATTACK!&nbsp; They're clogging nuclear reactors, capsizing ships, wiping out fish populations, and causing cerebral hemorrhages... So basically, <a href="http://qz.com/133251/jellyfish-are-taking-over-the-seas-and-it-might-be-too-late-to-stop-them/" target="_blank">jellyfish are scarier than sharks</a>.&nbsp; There, I said it.&nbsp; Quartz reporter <strong>Gwynn Guilford</strong> explains. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:27:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37820 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 11.02.13 A Grimm Cinderella Story (Warning: It's A Lot BLOODIER Than The Disney Version) http://nhpr.org/post/grimm-cinderella-story-warning-its-lot-bloodier-disney-version <p></p><p>Author <strong>Adam Gidwitz </strong>shares the delightfully horrible story of&nbsp;“Ashputtle,” or as you might know her, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella" target="_blank">Cinderella</a>. It’s one of the tales from his new book,<a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion"> </a><em><a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion">The Grimm Conclusion</a>, </em>his third volume of dark, vividly re-told stories that were originally collected by the Brothers Grimm.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:23:10 +0000 Taylor Quimby 37803 at http://nhpr.org A Grimm Cinderella Story (Warning: It's A Lot BLOODIER Than The Disney Version) The Grimm Conclusion: These Fairy Tales Are Not For The Faint Of Heart http://nhpr.org/post/grimm-conclusion-these-fairy-tales-are-not-faint-heart <p>Halloween is a perfect time for ghost stories and fairy-tales. Yes...fairy tales. But not the sanitized stuff of Disney Princesses,&nbsp; but the grisly, violent, cautionary tales from which they were derived.&nbsp;</p><p>Of course, scary stories are told best by Word of Mouth, so we invited author <strong>Adam Gidwitz </strong>to share the rather horrible story of&nbsp;“Ashputtle,” or as you might know her, Cinderella. It’s one of the tales from his new book,<a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion"> </a><em><a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion">The Grimm Conclusion</a>,&nbsp;</em>the third volume of delightfully dark, vividly re-told stories originally written by the Brothers Grimm. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:58:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37725 at http://nhpr.org The Grimm Conclusion: These Fairy Tales Are Not For The Faint Of Heart