Tales of Bedlam is a podcast started in July 2018 by two introverts looking to inject a little humor and hopefully a bit of education into the fairytales collected by the brothers Jakob and Wilhem Grimm in the early 1800s.
With some listener feedback, we have recently decided to expand beyond the just the Brothers Grimm tales and are incorporating worldwide fairytales and folklore.
These tales, that were originally passed down orally from generation to generation, imparting worldly morals, are a fascinating look at a bygone era.
From the Bedroom Studios of Bricklebrit Inc, Micah and Dustin dive into a different story every week, searching for nuggets of hidden wisdom with a healthy dose of comedic commentary.
It was a semi-dark, pretty clear, late evening in the year of 2018. Micah waited until Dustin had consumed several refreshing adult beverages and then covertly slipped the idea of starting a Podcast into the conversation.
"Do you want to do a Podcast?", he asked suspiciously.
Dustin was unfazed and saw through the subterfuge, he took another long drink and replied, "Whatever."
Thus was the birth of the most amazing and entertaining Podcast on earth, Tales of Bedlam.
And they lived happily ever after...
Dustin is the PR genius behind Tales of Bedlam and handles day to day HR issues with a steel fist.
He was raised by wolves on the cold Siberian Tundra and can smell a harassment suit 14.65 kilometers away.
When not promoting the World's most extraordinary Podcast, he enjoys collecting miniature donkeys and snail racing.
When asked what timeless knowledge he would pass to the next generation of Podcasters his advice was, "Eat 3 Bowls of Captain Crunchberries and call me in the morning."
Micah is the amazing Executive Producer at Tales of Bedlam and is also in charge of the Safety First team.
His single greatest accomplishment so far has been to secure twisty ties around the multitude of stray cords to prevent accidental tripping.
When not crouched over the soundboard, face illuminated by an LED screen, twisting knobs and muttering "My Precious....", you can find him outside hoeing (in the garden). He hoes with great intensity and you can often hear a passerby exclaim, "WOW! That is one fantastic hoer."
His other hobbies include yelling "BRICKLEBRIT" at unsuspecting miniature donkeys and collecting white sheets of cloth.
Also known as the Grim Reaper, Death is our Employee Health/Wellness Director. When he’s not being assaulted by Giants or being trapped in magical trees, he keeps our staff hearty and healthy with daily yoga sessions and some kind of herb we don’t ask too many questions about.
Productivity at Tales of Bedlam has increased by 200% since Death has joined us. His bright smile and cheery attitude are infectious and not at all terrifying in any way.
In his very limited spare time, he enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset, knitting scarfs for the homeless and adopting feral kittens. Death is a dear treasure and again, is in no way menacing or scary…
(I have been instructed to declare I have written this of my own free will and have not been threatened or coerced at any time by the Grim Reaper.)