Submitted on: Jan Wed 24

This week on River Reads, Episode 19 -Masters of Life, we will be featuring readings from "The Blue Fairy Book," including "The Master Cat; or; Puss In Boots," as well as selections from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, such as "Water of Life" and "Frederick and Catherine and a new author to River Reads, Anderson Sherwood’s, “The Dumb Man’.

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

Remember to regularly join us for our Gender Blender segment. During this segment, we take the opportunity to explore and redefine traditional gender roles by presenting revamped versions of classic fairy tales. This week, we are pleased to unveil Episode 18 - 70 and Counting Gender Blender tale. 

River Reads is the recipient of a national award, winning the 2023  Broadcast Dialogue’s Canadian Radio Awards: Best Podcast in the Small Market category. River Reads is a program where those of all ages can escape into fairy tales; 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 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. Enjoy a strange tale or two.


This week's Fairytales:

  1. The Master Cat; or; Puss In Boots. 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. Water of Life. Grimm’s Fairy Tales By Brothers Grimm. Kingsport Press, Inc. Kingsport, Tennessee. 1976 Printing.
  3. Frederick & Catherine. Grimm’s Fairy Tales By Brothers Grimm. Kingsport Press, Inc. Kingsport, Tennessee. 1976 Printing.
  4. The Dumb Man. Anderson Sherwood. TSS Publishing. London. Retrieved January 2024. Source: https://theshortstory.co.uk/devsitegkl/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Short-... .2023.

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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