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Magical Murder Kingdom
54 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
Tarzan & Pocahontas
This week Lauren & David discover the dark side of humanity in a journey through the dangerous jungles of Africa and the perilous prairies of North America. What do Tarzan and Pocahontas have to teach us about the nightmares of colonization and the hypocrisy of white saviors?
48 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Mulan & Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This week Lauren & David explore the historic adventures of the powerful, gender-bending heroine, Mulan, and the deceitful deeds and gory justice of our favorite thieving squatter, Goldilocks.
66 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Pete's Dragon & The Land Before Time
This week Lauren & David uncover the dark story of child slavery in Pete's Dragon, and take a treacherous journey deep into history with our favorite orphaned dinosaurs in The Land Before Time.
58 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Halloween Special: Sleepy Hollow & Beetlejuice
This week Lauren & David give a tribute to the spookiest of filmmakers, Time Burton, highlighting the creepy tales of a decapitated villain hell-bent on revenge and the diabolical antics of a ghost trying to escape the netherworld by marrying a teenage goth.
78 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Little Red Riding Hood & Rapunzel
This week Lauren & David explore the horrifying tale of a young girl's journey through the dark woods of adolescence to face off with a Big Bad Wolf, and another's harrowing escape from the clutches of a sorceress who trapped her in a tower to steal the magic of her youth.
81 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
Cinderella and The Last Unicorn
This week Lauren & David go on a long and winding journey to uncover the deadly secrets of The Last Unicorn and the bloody history of Cinderella.
67 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Tattypoo & The Roots Have Eyes
In the first episode of Season 2, Lauren & David discuss the wicked side of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Snow Queen's tangled web of deceit. What do these tales have to teach us about the dangers of setting out into the world on a journey to find what you've lost?
39 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
Pinocchio: Whales, Tales & Epic Fails
This week Lauren & David explore the dangerous world of Pinocchio. What does this tale have to teach us about lying, kidnapping, animal-morphology, child abuse, torture and murder? We'll see you when you wish upon a star!
42 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Br'er Rabbit: Song of Slavery
This week Lauren & David explore the controversial world of Br'er Rabbit. What role does this tale with ancient origins play in modern society, and what can it teach us about the systemic structures that keep racism and slavery alive? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
45 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
Thumbelina: Cockchafers & Chauvinism
This week Lauren & David explore the tiny adventures of Thumbelina as she searches for love in all the wrong places. What does this tale have to teach us about kidnapping, arranged marriage, and the timeless moral of sticking to your own kind? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
68 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
Witches: A Halloween Special
This week Lauren and David bring you a special Halloween episode dedicated to Witches! Lauren explores the hilariously spooky world of Hocus Pocus, and David takes us on a magically murderous ride through witch history! We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
37 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Dumbo: Barnum & Bullies
This week Lauren & David explore the traumatic childhood of our favorite magical elephant, Dumbo. What lessons about bullying, slavery and life as an orphan does this tale have to teach us? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
35 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
Jack and the Beanstalk: Bone Bread & Stinky Bums
This week Lauren & David explore the dangerous world of Jack and the Beanstalk. What does this ancient tale and its numerous reinventions have to teach us about thievery, murder and giants? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
53 minutes | Sep 28, 2018
Anastasia: Bogs, Bats & Bolsheviks
This week Lauren & David explore the short life and gruesome death of Princess Anastasia and her royal family. What horrors are hiding behind one of our favorite animated films of the 90s? We'll see you once upon a nightmare...
39 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
The Golden Bird: Pleasure Gardens & Comeuppances
This week Lauren & David take a treacherous but somewhat predictable journey to find the Grimm brother's Golden Bird. What does this tale have to teach us about taking advice from strangers, and will we finally learn the answer to the ever important question: "What does the fox say?" We'll see you once upon a time.
48 minutes | Aug 24, 2018
The Brave Little Toaster: Wet Blankets & Stage 5 Flower Clingers
After a 3 week break, Lauren & David are back to explore the terrifying world of The Brave Little Toaster. What lessons does this toaster's adventure have to teach us about friendship & proper appliance maintenance? ...not to mention the dangers of pirates, rats & Stolkhom syndrome? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
61 minutes | Jul 27, 2018
The Princess Bride: Aaaaaas Youuuuu Wiiiiiiiish
This week Lauren & David explore the ridiculous world of the Princess Bride. What lessons on true love, marriage (mawage), and murder does this adventure-packed fairy tale have to teach us? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
47 minutes | Jul 19, 2018
Goofy: Minstrels, Menstruals & Ankles
This week Lauren & David explore Goofy's problematic history and modern transformation. What does a clumsy animated dog have to teach us about racism, sexism, single parenting and the importance of being true to who you are?
33 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
The Pied Piper: Rat Kings and Vampires
This week Lauren & David explore the rat infested history of The Pied Piper, and the traumas of a town that lost all of its children. Could this tale be based on real events, and what lessons does a magical piping kidnapper have to teach us about keeping our promises or facing the consequences? We'll see you once upon a time!
46 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
A Bug's Life: Nip Sips & Hoarders
This week Lauren & David explore the dangerous backyard world of A Bug's Life. What can this story and its Aesop Fable origins teach us about bullying, murder, hoarding, slavery, and the importance of ingenuity? We'll see you once upon a nightmare!
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