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BabaYaga 6: John Wick

Mari and Meg headed to NYCC, so everything is late ahhh! But that's okay: due to peer pressure, we switched movies to John Wick! Which leads to a long discussion of how this has nothing to do with Baba Yaga. But we wrap up our thoughts on our favorite witch before getting ready for our next… Continue reading BabaYaga 6: John Wick

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Dreaming Anastasia

Mari and Meg are back with a slightly disappointing Baba Yaga story this week. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble is pitched as an Anastasia Romanov and Baba Yaga story....which it does have both of these things. This book is as close to a "nice" Baba Yaga as we get, and that's a bit hard to stomach. Whiny teens,… Continue reading Dreaming Anastasia

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Fair Vasyl and Vassa in the Night

Mari and Meg are back and talking about Vassilissa the Beautiful retellings! We have two for you in one episode, so get ready. We discuss "Fair Vasyl," a genderbending retelling by Stephen Harper with a steampunk bonus, and Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter — a magical realism retelling set in Brooklyn and is dark and… Continue reading Fair Vasyl and Vassa in the Night

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Baba Yaga – 1973 Italian Film

This week Mari and Meg watch the 1973 Italian film Baba Yaga! Unfortunately, we caught it on Amazon Prime right before it left. Based on a comic series, this movie follows Valentina, a photographer, as she falls under the sensual spell of Baba Yaga. We discuss the use of dolls in films and the racism of… Continue reading Baba Yaga – 1973 Italian Film

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Baba Yaga in Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

Season 7 continues (a day late because holidays confuse Meghan) with a look at Orson Scott Card's 1999 novel Enchantment! There is a lot to dislike about this book, but the one thing Meg and Mari definitely loved? Baba. Yaga. Go give us a listen to help celebrate Mari going back to school today! Be the… Continue reading Baba Yaga in Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

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Season 7: Episode 1 – Baba Yaga

Mari and Meg are back to talk about one of the most badass witches of all time! Without an origin story though, it's a bit hard to talk about how she came to be. But we are incredibly excited to talk about Baba Yaga, and NOT have any "redemption" stories this season! Episode Notes/Links: "Vasilisa… Continue reading Season 7: Episode 1 – Baba Yaga