Most everyone is familiar with the fantastical tales we were told as children, or saw as relatively innocuous Disney cartoons. But there’s a lot more to those old fairy tales than meets the eye, including those compiled by the Brothers Grimm. Not only were most of them far darker and more gruesome than the versions most of us are familiar with, but several of them are based on real-life people and tragedies. Join Tom and Jenny as they delve into the histories behind the stories of Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Bluebeard on this grim and fanciful episode 294.
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