Magical Murder Kingdom
Pinocchio: Whales, Tales & Epic Fails

Pinocchio: Whales, Tales & Epic Fails

January 31, 2019

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!

Br’er Rabbit: Song of Slavery

Br’er Rabbit: Song of Slavery

January 11, 2019

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!

Thumbelina: Cockchafers & Chauvinism

Thumbelina: Cockchafers & Chauvinism

December 31, 2018

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!

Witches: A Halloween Special

Witches: A Halloween Special

October 31, 2018

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!

Dumbo: Barnum & Bullies

Dumbo: Barnum & Bullies

October 25, 2018

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!

Jack and the Beanstalk: Bone Bread & Stinky Bums

Jack and the Beanstalk: Bone Bread & Stinky Bums

October 11, 2018

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!

Anastasia: Bogs, Bats & Bolsheviks

Anastasia: Bogs, Bats & Bolsheviks

September 27, 2018

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...

The Golden Bird: Pleasure Gardens & Comeuppances

The Golden Bird: Pleasure Gardens & Comeuppances

September 19, 2018

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.

The Brave Little Toaster: Wet Blankets & Stage 5 Flower Clingers

The Brave Little Toaster: Wet Blankets & Stage 5 Flower Clingers

August 24, 2018

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!

The Princess Bride: Aaaaaas Youuuuu Wiiiiiiiish

The Princess Bride: Aaaaaas Youuuuu Wiiiiiiiish

July 26, 2018

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!