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Deconstructing Aesop’s Fables with Jon Wilkins

23 EpisodesProduced by Jon WilkinsWebsite

A lighthearted look at Aesop’s fables and what they mean in today’s world. As a social experiment, I started narrating fables using a Facebook page and Youtube channel to share. This venture has since turned into a multifaceted project and this podcast breaks down the stories. Support this podcast:… read more

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Deconstructing The Fox and the Crow by Aesop - Episode 15

November 6th, 2020

10:19

Some people get things done through the manipulation of others. Who needs to learn a lesson? Is it the person manipulating or the victim that can …

Halloween Special: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat

November 1st, 2020

28:09

Halloween Special: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat

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Deconstructing The Wolf and the House Dog - Episode 14

October 30th, 2020

14:41

There is so much to say about liberty, especially days before a monumental election. There is a wolf and there is a dog each with conflicting ideals. …

Deconstructing The Falconer and the Partridge

October 23rd, 2020

9:45

Before we go any further, do you know what a Falconer is? You will soon and there are 300 of them around somewhere. That is a very small percentage …

Saturday October 24th at 12:50 EST/10:50 MST we are live

October 23rd, 2020

0:36

Tune into Deconstructing and Aesop’s Fables live at the 130th boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak region virtual telethon. The show is all day from 9:00am - 5:00pm here http://www.boysandgirlsclubtelethon.com

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Deconstructing The Lion and an Ass by Aesop - Episode 12

October 16th, 2020

10:17

This one is a thinker for the election season. Everyone counts but not treated equally. Is it ok for a leader and/or lion to determine that you aren't good enough to listen to when complaining? Aesop taught a lot of …

Deconstructing Two Travelers and a Bear by Aesop - Episode 11

October 9th, 2020

9:59

Aesop leads one to believe that if you fight an impossible fight together you are better than a person looking to survive. This lesson would be …

Deconstructing The Man and the Satyr by Aesop - Episode 10

September 30th, 2020

12:18

Are you familiar with the Satyr? This fable matches a man up with a goat/horse hybrid creature. After a few days, it is clear to the Satyr why the can’t live together. Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed …

Bonus Material - Episode 8.5 and the music is gone

September 29th, 2020

4:38

Episode 8.5 includes a bonus fable and a great tune. The last episode involved a lying bat in The Bat and the Weasels and The Bird the Beasts and the …

Deconstructing The Wolf and the Kid by Aesop Episode 9

September 23rd, 2020

9:14

This one dives into a completely different rabbit hole so to speak. The lesson Aesop is presenting is for the Wolf but the Wolf has more problems …

Special Report: What is a Fable Article by Masterclass

September 23rd, 2020

8:04

Special Report: What is a Fable Article by Masterclass.com. This will give you a good idea of the basics of fables. 

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Deconstructing The Monkey and the Camel by Aesop - Episode 1

September 20th, 2020

5:00

The Monkey and the Camel is a story about a camel that gets treated terribly for not knowing when to dance.  

Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you …

Deconstructing The Bat and the Weasels by Aesop - Episode 8

September 17th, 2020

11:14

The good news and the bad new. Good news is that there is not any murder in this fable. The bad news is a that all of the animals are idiots. I find that Aesop often get the message across to a specific audience and I …

Deconstructing Aesops Fables Character Interview - The Fox

September 14th, 2020

2:08

We caught up with the sly fox for a short interview. Check out all the episodes and see how you feel about the fox. 

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Episode 7 Trailor

September 11th, 2020

0:55

Listen to episode 7 and learn about being an ass!

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Deconstructing The Ass Carrying the Image by Aesop - Episode 7

September 10th, 2020

8:00

Welcome to another episode of Deconstructing Aesop's Fables where so far the theme usually involves animals on animal abuse. This special fable has a …

Deconstructing Aesop's Fables - Episode 6 The Dog the Cock and the Fox

September 2nd, 2020

13:05

Another fable that ends in murder and mayhem after a small interaction that could have ended in a mature walk away. The Dog the Cock and the Fox is …

Deconstructing Aesops Fables - What Do You Want to Hear?

August 26th, 2020

0:16

Check out The Aesop’s Fables pages on Facebook, like the page, and send me a link to the one you’d like deconstructed. https://m.facebook.com/dailyaesopsfables/

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Deconstructing The Farmer and the Cranes by Aesop - Episode 5

August 26th, 2020

9:35

The Farmer and the Cranes is an ambiguous lesson with two morals. Are two morals better tan on?

Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write …

Deconstructing The Fisherman and the Little Fish by Aesop - Episode 4

August 17th, 2020

8:10

The Fisherman and the Little Fish is the story of a man that fishes and catches a small fish. The story seems simple but once deconstructed there is a lot more to ask. "Live Long and Prosper," says Spock. Do you think …

Deconstructing The Frog and the Mouse by Aesop - Episode 3

August 11th, 2020

7:31

Welcome to another episode of Deconstructing Aesop's Fables where so far the theme has included murder. In this episode, a frog kills a mouse who is …

Deconstructing The Owl and the Grasshopper - by Aesop - Episode 2

August 10th, 2020

6:46

Episode 2 takes a look at The Owl and the Grasshopper. In this story, the Owl gets revenge on a grasshopper that is happily singing outside in the forest during the day. Call me crazy but I am confused as to who is …

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