Listen Online! Through The Looking Glass – Episode 7: Hansel and Gretel


Tom Kramer


Dialogue editing by Maurice Malde.

Sound effects editing and final mixing by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services provided by Tohubohu Productions, LLC

Discussion topics:

Things you may not have thought about when you first heard the tale, but think about now.

  1. Why is the stepmother so mean-hearted? Is she just the victim of being a stepmother in a fairy tale?
  2. What are the odds Hansel’s tactic of substituting bread crumbs for the white stones are mentioned as an example of failed process improvement in business school?
  3. Since when do witches have red eyes, to say nothing of bad eyesight? Is this confirmed in other fairy tales?
  4. Where did the witch get crabs in order to give Gretel only crab shells when she’s in the middle of a forest? How do supply chains work in fairy tales anyway?

Length: 21:45
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains a fearfully evil stepmother, arguably prejudiced ideas about witches and their eyesight, and lots of candy whose cleanliness is debatable since it’s being used a building materials.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

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