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Deconstructing The Monkey and the Camel – Episode 1

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Episode 1 of Deconstructing Aesop’s Fables is here and the theory is to take a lighthearted look at the fables. Each episode explores the meaning of the lesson who is learning said lesson, and who is doing the educating.

Updated: What Was and What’s to Be

Each episode contains a lesson and maybe not the one first intended. Aesop’s Fables are a rabbit hole with multiple interpretations of the same story from different times and regions. Animal, inanimate objects, and people are used in the tales to get a point across and depending on the interpretation.

More Research Makes for a Better Podcast

The amount of Aesop research expands with each episode while digging into various translations. There are a number of resources and has a ton of information. The website includes the Perry Index., a list of all Aesop’s Fables categorized. I’ve reached out to Tom, the proprietor of the website and he’s onboard to be a reference.

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