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Maria Tatar — The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again [remix]

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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[Unedited] Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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Month of Mozart

Top Five Myths about Mozart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mozart still faces rumors about his life, his genius and death. As the Month of Mozart kicks off, we dug up five of the most infamous myths and researched the facts behind these tales.

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Maria Tatar — The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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Studio 360

The Icarus Paintings

Saturday, January 04, 2003

The myth of Icarus symbolizes fleeting glory, and the foolishness of flying too high, literally and figuratively. A story about Spencer Finch, a painter who tried to depict Icarus' hubris and doom. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Snake Goddess

Saturday, July 20, 2002

The archaeological discovery of an ancient Greek civilization turns out to be, at least partially, a mistake. Kurt Andersen talks with scholar Kenneth Lapatin about the mystery of the Snake Goddess. 

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The Icarus Paintings

Saturday, July 13, 2002

The myth of Icarus symbolizes fleeting glory, and the foolishness of flying too high, literally and figuratively. Spencer Finch is a painter who tried to depict that myth, and capture Icarus' hubris and doom. 

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Marina Warner on Myth

Saturday, January 06, 2001

Kurt Andersen introduces special guest author and critic Marina Warner.

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Myth and the Movies

Saturday, January 06, 2001

Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer’s Journey, talks about his handbook on how to incorporate the hero's journey into screenplays.

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Role Playing

Saturday, January 06, 2001

Young people across the country create their own mythic worlds.

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Myth and Music

Saturday, November 18, 2000

Reporter Susan Scheuer explores the mythic resonance in Wagner's ring Cycle and the contemporary German metal band Ramstein.

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The Writer's Journey

Saturday, November 18, 2000

Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, on the parallels between the writing process and the hero's narrative. 

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Role Playing Games

Saturday, November 18, 2000

Studio 360's Jocelyn Gonzales visits a group of students who escape everyday life by creating their own mythic worlds.

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Sound Portrait: Tantalus

Saturday, November 18, 2000

A glimpse of Sir Peter Hall's 10 hour version of the story of the Trojan War performed in Denver.

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Special Guest: Marina Warner

Saturday, November 18, 2000

Historian, novelist and critic Marina Warner, whose recent books Six Myths of Our Time (1994) and No Go the Bogeyman:On Scaring, Lulling, and Making Mock (1998) explore the role of myth in contemporary culture. Warner is a visiting professor at Birkbeck College, London and Stanford University, and her new novel, ...

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