NPR: Books Podcast


NPR's brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.


Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

October 28th, 2015

Episode 356 of 535 episodes

Evil stepmothers, witches and crones: When they aren't poisoning princesses, they're mangling mermaids or trying to eat children. One writer traces these villains' roots to a fear of female power.

Featured Podcast