Good Job, Brain!: Episode 2

Fun fact: The Little Mermaid wasn’t trying to kiss the prince, she was trying to kill the prince. Fairy tales pre-Disneyfication were a little darker than the innocent bedtime story versions that come to mind, and this week’s episode of Good Job, Brain! sheds some light on ’em. Give it a listen, and don’t forget to share it with friends!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 2: Once Upon a Gruesome Time (2012-03-12)
We dish about classic fairytales along with their more scandalous and gruesome folklore origins. Find out what “Rapunzel” actually means, and learn why Charles Dickens hates Hans Christian Andersen’s face. ALSO: Pop Quiz, how to memorize pi, “First in Line.” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Chris Kohler, and Dana Nelson.
Running Time: 48m 44s
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2 Responses to “ “Good Job, Brain!: Episode 2”

  1. Josh says:

    Been meaning to post this..

    While I can’t claim a direct line, I seem to recall that the Poetic Eddas (or was it the Prose..) had a section that may have been a direct inspiration, of sorts, for Snow White.

    You see, I recall this bit about Frejya, and how she, ah, received a pearl necklace from a group of dwarves, in circumstances not unlike the Snow White core story. Save that there wasn’t any jewelry involved.

    That’s my bit, hope it’s interesting.

  2. MrChatchito says:

    Aww… no music quiz this week. I hoped it would be a recurring bit :/

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