Host Eric Dwinnells presents one of his favorite fairy tales, Hansel and Gretel! This story has everything you love: a wicked stepmother who attempts to murder children, a father who reluctantly agrees to the plot, a deep dark forest, a wicked witch who eats children, a house made of candy, and a child who murders a witch by pushing her into an oven!
But did you know the witch's home may be a symbol for the missing biological mother's body? Or that Hansel's use of bread crumbs may represent his reverting back to an infantile state? This and other ideas brought up in The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim are presented for your consideration.
Also discussed on this episode: How you can get tickets to see Eric in Rock of Ages, Eric's potty mouth, "bad kids", Sifl & Olly and acquired tastes in podcasts.
Music by Occultic Overtones