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Deconstructing Aesop’s Fables with Jon Wilkins

Deconstructing Aesop’s Fables with Jon Wilkins

By Jon Wilkins
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.
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Deconstructing The Fox and the Crow by Aesop - Episode 15
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 learn to avoid manipulation? Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times.
09:26
November 6, 2020
Halloween Special: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat
Halloween Special: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat
28:09
November 1, 2020
Deconstructing The Wolf and the House Dog - Episode 14
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.  Nobody gets hurt in this one but there sure is some shaming. here are a lot of versions of this fable. The one that the library of Congress chose to share makes you think. Well, it made me think, and then I made it this week's fable. Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times.
13:45
October 30, 2020
Deconstructing The Falconer and the Partridge
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 of people. This episode is full of suspense.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. 
08:52
October 23, 2020
Saturday October 24th at 12:50 EST/10:50 MST we are live
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
00:36
October 23, 2020
Deconstructing The Lion and an Ass by Aesop - Episode 12
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 lessons and this one seems to teach intolerance of those you find lesser than yourself.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
09:24
October 16, 2020
Deconstructing Two Travelers and a Bear by Aesop - Episode 11
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 better taught if someone actually got hurt.   Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
09:06
October 9, 2020
Deconstructing The Man and the Satyr by Aesop - Episode 10
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 on Facebook.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
11:25
September 30, 2020
Bonus Material - Episode 8.5 and the music is gone
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 Bats give you some insight into the bat family. As a special bonus you get to hear one of my favorite tunes. Anchor.fm along with Spotify Premium allow me to add music as long as the podcast is not monetized. I’d rather share music than make a penny so here is Unconventional Wisdom by Built to Spill. Enjoy and please subscribe on one of the platforms and/or favorite the podcast.
03:48
September 29, 2020
Deconstructing The Wolf and the Kid by Aesop Episode 9
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 than just being a murderer. Bad parenting, bad listening, and a savvy idea save this kid. Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
08:21
September 23, 2020
Special Report: What is a Fable Article by Masterclass
Special Report: What is a Fable Article by Masterclass.com. This will give you a good idea of the basics of fables. 
08:01
September 23, 2020
Deconstructing The Monkey and the Camel by Aesop - Episode 1
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 can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
04:10
September 20, 2020
Deconstructing The Bat and the Weasels by Aesop - Episode 8
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 am not sure to whom this lesson is to be taught.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
10:21
September 17, 2020
Deconstructing Aesops Fables Character Interview - The Fox
We caught up with the sly fox for a short interview. Check out all the episodes and see how you feel about the fox. 
02:08
September 14, 2020
Episode 7 Trailor
Listen to episode 7 and learn about being an ass!
00:52
September 11, 2020
Deconstructing The Ass Carrying the Image by Aesop - Episode 7
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 man beating an ass! Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
07:57
September 10, 2020
Deconstructing Aesop's Fables - Episode 6 The Dog the Cock and the Fox
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 basically the story of confusion and unjust revenge revenge.   Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
12:09
September 2, 2020
Deconstructing Aesops Fables - What Do You Want to Hear?
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/
00:16
August 26, 2020
Deconstructing The Farmer and the Cranes by Aesop - Episode 5
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 your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
08:38
August 26, 2020
Deconstructing The Fisherman and the Little Fish by Aesop - Episode 4
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 Spock and Aesop share the same philosophy?  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
07:20
August 17, 2020
Deconstructing The Frog and the Mouse by Aesop - Episode 3
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 eaten to death by a Hawk. Either way, there is karma involved and animal on animal violence. The lesson is in those details somewhere so have a listen and we will get to the bottom The Frog and the Mouse. Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder. 
06:41
August 11, 2020
Deconstructing The Owl and the Grasshopper - by Aesop - Episode 2
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 learning the lesson.  Find Aesop's Fables before they are deconstructed on Facebook. There is also a project on HITRECORD where you can write your own fable, provide artwork, and music to bring these stories into modern times. Hopefully, the new ones contain less murder.
05:56
August 10, 2020