Submitted on: May Fri 03

This week on River Reads, Episode 26 - Smoke and Mirrors Deceive Thee, will be featuring a longer tale, The White Cat,  from collection, "the Blue fairy book”,  by Andrew Lang. As well as a shorter tale,  The Turnip, by the Brothers Grimm’s.

What was our Gender Blender tale this week? Stay tuned to  the end, for reveal!

River Reads is not a kids show but not not a kids show. Listener discretion advised.

River Reads won 2023 Best Podcast in the Small Market category at Broadcast Dialogue's Canadian Radio Awards.

River Reads is a program where those of all ages can escape into fairy tales and strange stories; both new and old, but mostly old and at times macabre, or silly, or even perhaps a little confusing as written in old english and the host fumbles words, and then there’s those stories whose premises have perhaps not aged as well over the years. Let’s face it you can’t be too picky when you’re dependent upon material available to you through creative commons. 


This episode's fairy tales are: 

  1. The White Cat. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green and Co. 1889. This edition, printed in Great Britain by Cambridge University Press. 2003 Printing.
  2. The Turnip. Grimm’s Fairy Tales By Brothers Grimm. Kingsport Press, Inc. Kingsport, Tennessee. 1976 Printing

For more River Reads, please listen to Smithers Community Radio, CICK 93.9FM, every week on Saturdays at 10AM and Sundays at 9AM at smithersradio.com.


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