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Fairy tale themes abound in television and movies right now. And they’re not just for children anymore. Via ISDN, Krista Tippett interviewed Maria Tatar, a scholar of the Brothers Grimm and other classic tales who chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. They discuss what these old stories work in us — and how we work through them on our fears and our hopes. I live-tweeted the gems of their conversation — and there were many — and hope you'll share them with others.