Magical Murder Kingdom
Tarzan & Pocahontas

Tarzan & Pocahontas

November 29, 2020

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?

Mulan & Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Mulan & Goldilocks and the Three Bears

November 22, 2020

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.

Pete’s Dragon & The Land Before Time

Pete’s Dragon & The Land Before Time

November 14, 2020

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. 

Halloween Special: Sleepy Hollow & Beetlejuice

Halloween Special: Sleepy Hollow & Beetlejuice

October 31, 2020

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.

Little Red Riding Hood & Rapunzel

Little Red Riding Hood & Rapunzel

October 24, 2020

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. 

Cinderella and The Last Unicorn

Cinderella and The Last Unicorn

October 17, 2020

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.

Tattypoo & The Roots Have Eyes

Tattypoo & The Roots Have Eyes

October 10, 2020

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?

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!

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