In our final episode of 2020, Andrea and Alex venture back in time to Franco’s Spain to face down nightmares, bravery and politics – both real and imagined – as they break down Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth.
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Pan’s Labyrinth. Dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2006.
Stuff You Missed in History Class: A look at Franco’s rise to power and his destructive decades long grip on Spain.
Spain Tackles Franco’s Ghost (again): Politico’s analysis of how Spain continues to deal with Franco’s lasting impact.
Insights into Self-Deception: The New York Times piece invoking the “Vital Lie.”
Speaking the Truth with Folk and Fairy Tales: Jack Zipes’ essay about the ongoing power of the stories we tell.
“With a smile and a song …”: Walt Disney and the Birth of the American Fairy Tale. What Mickey Mouse, fairy tales and the American Dream have in common.