Funny Tales and Fairy Tales

Episode 1: Nail Soup

April 27, 2020

In this episode, Amanda tells the story of Nail Soup, based on an old Scandinavian folk tale....

When an old tramp stumbles across a cottage in a forest on a cold Winters night, he asks the old woman who lives there for a bed and to warm his toes by her fire. Reluctantly she agrees.

In return for her hospitality, he offers to make Nail Soup!

All he needs is a pan, some water and a 4 inch nail…….and maybe a few other bits and bobs to bring out the flavour!


Story written by Amanda Kane-Smith (Based on the traditional Swedish Folk Tale)

Theme music: 'Funny' by Miles Kane-Smith

Incidental music by Mischief Afoot


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