AFTS Podcast

Season 1 (2022): Australian Fairy Tales: Flesh or Fossil?


Old stories are travellers across time. Messages left like a fossil to be rediscovered, reinvented.

In October 2022, the Australian Fairy Tale Society will take a deep dive through time, culture and language to explore fairy tales, from an Australian perspective, and discover what flesh they wear today.

Keen to learn more? Meet our magical mix of academics, creatives and performers here and online at, or @austfairytales.

In Season 1, our hosts Shirley Way, Anne E Stewart, and Alexandra McCallum meet

Episode 1: Jo Henwood, Au Fairy Tale Society co-founder, storyteller, museum theatre creative, heritage tour guide
Episode 2: Reilly McCarron, Au Fairy Tale Society co-founder, and Meadowlark Soundscapes
Episode 3: Patsy Poppenbeek, editor ‘South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century
Episode 4: Lorena Carrington, photographic illustrator and 2022 conference artist
Episode 5: Eliane Morel, opera singer and creator/performer of ‘Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales
Episode 6: Dr June Perkins and Roselle Tenefrancia discuss Diaspora and Fairy Tales
Episode 7: Pam Blamey on the irrationalities of fairy tales – a CG Jung perspective
Episode 8: Liz Locksley chats ecology, fairy tales and oral storytelling
Episode 9: Candice Lemon-Scott chats gender-inclusive fairy tales and shapeshifters
Episode 10: Laura Fulton, on adoption and fairy tales
Episode 11: Faith Mudge, speculative fiction writer and fairy tale reteller