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Feminist Fairytales

Madeleine Regina and Jennie Bissell

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Feminist Fairytales is an anthology audio drama that reimagines the genre of fairytales through a feminist lens. Join Jennie and Madeleine as they journey into fantastical intersectional tales. Infuse your day with mystery, mirth, and a new view of what's possible. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @FeministForest.
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Our Season 3 Kickstarter is now LIVE!!!!!! Please consider supporting either by donating or sharing with folks you know! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/958182445/feminist-fairytales-podcast-season-3 Thank you so much, and see you soon in the forest of Feminist Fairytales! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Bonus Episode! Hear the twists and turns of Jennie and Madeleine's journey as they travel through our Season 2 stories. Our Kickstarter for Season 3 is launching June 28th, 2024! Stay on this wavelength for more info soon! Performances by Tatyana Ridgeway, Madeleine Regina, Jennie Grenelle, Andrew Quilpa, navi, and Ingrid Bork. Scripts by Madeleine…
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We'd like to introduce you to Table Read. A one-of-a-kind podcast experience that brings the excitement of a live theater, and real behind-the-scenes HOLLYWOOD, all finished with Music and Sound Effects like a feature film for your ears. Each episode features a selection of exceptional, award-winning scripts performed live by a talented cast of up …
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Bonus Episode! Travel back to where it all began, when Jennie and Madeleine first entered the Library. Performances by Tatyana Ridgeway, Madeleine Regina, and Jennie Grenelle. Scripts by Madeleine Regina. Sound Design by Emma Love. Feminist Fairytales is produced by Madeleine Regina, Van Winkle, Jennie Grenelle, Madelyn Dorta, and Emma Love. Theme …
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After learning that Jennie can perform Bard's magic, and with a wraith on their tail, help comes from unlikely places as our story-jumping duo search for safety. But who can Jennie and Madeleine trust in a forest teeming with the Haze? Episode performed by Connor Bushoven, Navi, Ingrid Bork, Jennie Grenelle and Madeleine Regina. Script by Madeleine…
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for all audiences, including themes relating to refugee affairs and abortion. Listener discretion is advised. Suab, a Hmong shaman from Southeast China, finds spiritual asylum in the graces of Guanyin after being pursued by mysterious spirits. Guanyin is willing to l…
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for all audiences, including themes relating to refugee affairs and abortion. Listener discretion is advised. Suab, a Hmong shaman from Southeast China, finds spiritual asylum in the graces of Guanyin after being pursued by mysterious spirits. Guanyin is willing to l…
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Hidden in the woods of Tennessee, Kate lives as a spirit, unable to be seen or heard. In the nearby town, Elizabeth leads a sheltered life, stifled by the evangelical expectations of her family. After a fateful meeting, the girls find a friend and confidante in each other. Together, these star-crossed companions have a chance to break free from the…
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Hidden in the woods of Tennessee, Kate lives as a spirit, unable to be seen or heard. In the nearby town, Elizabeth leads a sheltered life, stifled by the evangelical expectations of her family. After a fateful meeting, the girls find a friend and confidante in each other. Together, these star-crossed companions have a chance to break free from the…
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Ever since Princess Atreya was released from the tower where she spent her adolescence, all anyone ever does is tell her to smile. Everyone knows Atreya has no sense of humor––or does she? Baffled by expectations that she should behave coquettishly for the delight of suitors she doesn’t find amusing, Atreya is maligned as a shrew and blamed for the…
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A third brutal mauling sends ripples of fear, skepticism, and curiosity through the inhabitants of a small town in South Florida — although none of Val's classmates at Sweetcrest County College seem to be taking it seriously. Despite the warnings, Val's friends convince her to go to a party that's being thrown off campus where Val learns that not a…
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A third brutal mauling sends ripples of fear, skepticism, and curiosity through the inhabitants of a small town in South Florida — although none of Val's classmates at Sweetcrest County College seem to be taking it seriously. Despite the warnings, Val's friends convince her to go to a party that's being thrown off campus where Val learns that not a…
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When a dying woman asks Lady Death to be the godmother of her child, she inadvertently ties her daughter’s life to Death. The girl has a role now to play in maintaining the balance of the universe. But when faced with such power, will she take accountability for the lives she is responsible for or will Lady Death need to step in? This episode was p…
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CONTENT WARNING: Religiously motivated violence within a fantasy setting, familial conflict, betrayal, and separation, nightmares and dream violence, discussions of poison, illness, and death. Waking to the sound of raised voices, the Traveler listens in as an aged witch lays a curse on Grael before storming out of the inn. Rather than being afraid…
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Rain is a selkie who loves to dance. Winter is a swan maiden who hates their feather gown. Neither of them feel quite at home in their skins, but when they cross paths one fateful night, Winter sees an opportunity to escape his fate—by stealing Rain's sealskin. Will they both find a happy ending before sunrise? This episode was performed by Lily Ya…
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Rain is a selkie who loves to dance. Winter is a swan maiden who hates their feather gown. Neither of them feel quite at home in their skins, but when they cross paths one fateful night, Winter sees an opportunity to escape his fate—by stealing Rain's sealskin. Will they both find a happy ending before sunrise? This episode was performed by Lily Ya…
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Content Warning: This episode contains loud sounds, screams and choking sounds, and death. Listener discretion is advised. Shunned by her village for her mysterious illness, Hannah believes her life is nothing more than a morbid waiting game...or is there yet hope? When an exiled doctor offers her a magical cure, Hannah is confronted with an imposs…
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Content Warning: please note this episode contains depictions of terminal illness in a minor Shunned by her village for her mysterious illness, Hannah believes her life is nothing more than a morbid waiting game...or is there yet hope? Episode performed by Moira Todd, Max Herzfeld, Roberta Jackson, and Claudia Zajic. Episode script by Rachel Leighs…
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Shakunthalai's life in the forest achiramam is full of all the love she needs, or so she thinks until she meets King Dushyanthan. Their connection is undeniable. As a ruler, his first priority must be his country—but after leaving her beloved forest to be with him, is it too much to expect him to sacrifice a little? All she wants is a new home with…
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Shakunthalai's life in the forest achiramam is full of all the love she needs, or so she thinks until she meets King Dushyanthan. Their connection is undeniable. As a ruler, his first priority must be his country—but after leaving her beloved forest to be with him, is it too much to expect him to sacrifice a little? All she wants is a new home with…
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When Madeleine and Jennie get their first glimpse of the forest, they realize something is very wrong. Episode performed by Tatyana Ridgeway, Jennie Grenelle, and Madeleine Regina. Interlude scripts by Madeleine Regina. Sound Design by Van Winkle. Feminist Fairytales is produced by Madeleine Regina, Van Winkle, Jennie Grenelle, Madelyn Dorta and Em…
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Jennie and Madeleine hit a dead end in the library. What will happen when they are confronted by a hoard of beasts bent on destroying them? This is our final episode in Season 1, thank you so much for listening! If you've enjoyed your time with Feminist Fairytales and would like to support this work, keep an eye out on our social media for our Seas…
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Part 2 of 2 When a young woman meets a serpent by the banks of a river, her view of what’s possible in life begins to change. Can she dare to dream, or is it too dangerous for her to want to be more than a cabbage farmer’s daughter? Will she risk all she has ever known for a dream? Episode Performed by Moira Todd, Shakira Searle and Derrick Davis W…
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Part 1 of 2 When a young woman meets a serpent by the banks of a river, her view of what’s possible in life begins to change. Can she dare to dream, or is it too dangerous for her to want to be more than a cabbage farmer’s daughter? Will she risk all she has ever known for a dream? Episode Performed by Moira Todd, Shakira Searle and Derrick Davis W…
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Part 2 of 2 When the ruler of a vast kingdom uses dark magic to find love, a terrible curse follows. Can her daughter, Rosa (with the help of the kingdom’s Wise Women) find a way to reverse the spell? Episode Script by Latisha Jones Performed by Cassandra Gallegos, Sarah Palmero, Arrianna Abraham, Joy Hennes, Katrina Pecina, Gabriela Martinez, and …
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Part 1 of 2 When the ruler of a vast kingdom uses dark magic to find love, a terrible curse follows. Can her daughter, Rosa (with the help of the kingdom’s Wise Women) find a way to reverse the spell? Episode Script by Latisha Jones Performed by Cassandra Gallegos, Sarah Palmero, Arrianna Abraham, Joy Hennes, Katrina Pecina, Gabriela Martinez, and …
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Part 2 of 2 When she wanders out into the outer regions, where no one is EVER supposed to go, Princess Onna finds more than she bargained for. Turns out the kingdom she has always trusted has dark secrets hidden in the water. It takes a strong person to stand up for what’s right, can Onna do what needs to be done? Episode Script by Mildred Lewis Pe…
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Part 1 of 2 When she wanders out into the outer regions, where no one is EVER supposed to go, Princess Onna finds more than she bargained for. Turns out the kingdom she has always trusted has dark secrets hidden in the water. It takes a strong person to stand up for what’s right, can Onna do what needs to be done? Episode Script by Mildred Lewis Pe…
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Friends of the Forest, this is the LAST bonus episode before the release of the second half of our season! Please enjoy this interview with Erica Smith, writer of "Rumplestiltskin: a retelling"! Join us in two weeks for the first act of "Meets Prince, Loves Frog"! <3 Madeleine and Jennie Interviewed by Michael Reilly Peraza for The Coil Project Var…
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Hey, friends of the forest! We have another Bonus Episode for you this week while we continue work on the second half of our season! Please enjoy this interview with Reid Herreid, writer of "H and Greta". Reid is a fantastic creative mind and we know you'll love getting to hear a little more about the making of this episode! <3 Madeleine and Jennie…
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Hey friends of the forest! We are taking a short mid-season pause in our stories as we continue production for the second half of Season 1! We will be back with our next tale in March, and until then we will be sharing bonus content every other Friday. This week, please enjoy this interview with Madelyn Dorta who wrote our first story, "Lina"! Than…
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Part 2 of 2 After her father boasts of her spinning straw into gold, Nona’s life takes a hard turn. Forced to provide evidence of her father’s ridiculous claim, Nona finds her life in the hands of a flippant king and his idiot guard. Sure would be great if a magical man with oddly specific powers and an impossibly difficult name could help her out …
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Part 1 of 2 After her father boasts of her spinning straw into gold, Nona’s life takes a hard turn. Forced to provide evidence of her father’s ridiculous claim, Nona finds her life in the hands of a flippant king and his idiot guard. Sure would be great if a magical man with oddly specific powers and an impossibly difficult name could help her out …
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Part 2 of a 2 Part Story. H and Greta, two siblings with a flair for the fantastical, must escape their circumstances before it’s too late. Surrounded by a family that believes that being trans is a sickness, what will it take to find their place in the world? What will happen when everything they know disappears? CW: This episode contains depictio…
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Jennie and Madeleine jump into their next tale: "H and Greta" H and Greta, two siblings with a flair for the fantastical, must escape their circumstances before it’s too late. Surrounded by a family that believes that being trans is a sickness, what will it take to find their place in the world? What will happen when everything they know disappears…
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Part 2 of a 2 Part Story. Lina Flores, is just your average first-gen, eldest Latina daughter with the responsibility of putting everything and everyone above herself. After one exhausting day at her family's restaurant, Lina falls asleep and wakes up in a strange and dangerous world. Lina is accompanied by a familiar voice that offers wisdom and r…
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Lina Flores, is just your average first-gen, eldest Latina daughter with the responsibility of putting everything and everyone above herself. After one exhausting day at her family's restaurant, Lina falls asleep and wakes up in a strange and dangerous world. Lina is accompanied by a familiar voice that offers wisdom and riddles that help Lina find…
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Travel with us through the forest of Feminist Fairytales, where we will introduce the tale of two twin souls who must become lost to find their way home. Hear the origins of the sisters who must unearth the stories told by the wild souls of the world… before it’s too late. Feminist Fairytales is an audio drama podcast that reimagines the genre of f…
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