In episode three, "The Stove Confessionals," we read the Grimm Brothers tale "The Goose Girl" (AT-533 The Repressed Bride, if you're keeping track on your Bingo card). This is a tale where a princess loses a bloody rag, is forced by her maid to strip and then wear shitty clothes, braids her hair in a field of geese for a few days, talks to the bloody severed head of a horse, and tells all her secrets to a stove so that she can be reinstated as a princess and watch her maid die a terrible bloody death inside a barrel.
For our second episode of WTFolklore, we traveled to Norway to explore the twists and turns of Asbjørnsen and Moe's "The Mastermaid." Despite being the second story we read, this was actually the one that truly launched the podcast. When pitching the idea to Tyler and Gordie, this was the story I quickly summarized as an example of how weird these tales could get. We ended up doing Wonderful Sheep first because I wanted to set our hard launch date to Valentine's Day (to prevent the usual procrastination that kills group projects before they start), and that one did a good job of killing romance.