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In this episode we tell you a lesser-known fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen about a melodious songbird during the Industrial Revolution. “The Nightingale” was originally published in 1843, as the machines of the Industrial Revolution were appearing in greater numbers around the world, & as engineers & philosophers were singing the praises of their advancement. In this story, Andersen masterfully juxtaposes the emergence of the machines of his time with this story about a modest melodious songbird. This story touches on themes & symbolism including life, death, nature, art & society, human progress, & -of course- resilience. 

This is the first time on this podcast we are delving into myth, & folktale, & we’re pretty excited about it. Mythology & story symbolism can connect & inspire us in deep ways.

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