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04a – Mulan Part 1

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The story of Mulan is one of the most mundane of all Chinese folktales. In Ancient China, with folklore rife with magic, Gods, Demons, Dragons and all kinds of supernatural influences, it was the plausibility of Mulan that made it such a compelling story.

Though her story has changed through the centuries, its core elements remain constant.

A young girl’s elderly and sickly father is called up in the draft. He is too old, and ill to go off to fight, but they have no alternative. The father must go to war. Mulan decides to serve in his place. To do so, she will need to disguise herself as a man.

This episode discusses the differences between Dinsey’s Mulan, and the Mulan from the varied Chinese legends.

 

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03 – Sleeping Beauty

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“Sleeping Beauty” is one of the most popular fairy tales of all time. The story with its many varied renditions and adaptations has intrigued readers and audiences for centuries.  It has been told and retold continuously in movies, plays, novels and poetry, resonating with our ancestors as well as our own generations.

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01 – Pocahontas

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The story of Pocahontas has fascinated people for more than four centuries and it still inspires people today. It will undoubtedly continue to do so. This episode explores the origin of the Pocahontas myth, reveals the truth about John Smith and discusses the historical events surrounding the iconic couple.

 

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00 – Introduction

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This 6 minute episode introduces the podcast, what it’s about and how it’s going to work. :)