228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle

Two stories from the Italian writer Giovanni Francesco Straparola, who earns the title of one of the earliest fairy tale writers, putting tales down to paper in the 1500s. On the first, you'll learn that you can't con an honest man...and that you really shouldn't, because the honest man three con men do trick out of a mule comes back for vengeance...and beats the con men at their own game. On the second story, three men are proudly lazy and make a bet to see who can be the laziest scoundrel. They all try to win...by failing. The creature is a Bannick! He wants to watch you take a bath! -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/228 Glasses: https://myths.link/glasses Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors Zocdoc: Download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor at http://zocdoc.com/myths Headspace: Check out Headspace and get a free one-month trial with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation at http://headspace.com/legends today. Indeed: You need indeed. Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Grubhub! Check them out and get the app! https://www.grubhub.com/ -- Music: "New Skin" by Podington Bear "Caterpillar Brigade" by Podington Bear "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Re:Joyce" by Podington Bear "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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