In night sixteen of the 1001 Nights Podcast, we continue chapter three: “The Story of the Porter and the Ladies of Baghdad.” Tonight we hear more of “The Story of the Second Mendicant” in which a disgraced prince of Hollywood humiliates a powerful jinn and ends up contractually obligated to play the part of an ape in a very uncomfortable costume. We also hear the very beginning of “The Story of the Third Mendicant,” in which the third blind-in-one-eye guest tells us his tale—he is very superstitious.
“The Story of the Second Mendicant” is retold by Lori Goldstein. “The Story of the Third Mendicant” is told by Jaclyn Backhaus. You can learn more about Lori and Jaclyn on our contributor page.
The 1001 Nights Podcast is created and produced by Nathan Kane and Morgan Dubin. Scheherazade is voiced by Arielle Siegel and music is generously provided by Pharaoh’s Daughter, Hayvanlar Alemi and Eric Hopton.