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 Sep 3, 2018
Found this podcast while on a family road trip. Its a treasure. Our 3 and 5 year old are constantly asking us to repeat their favorites. We all love it!


Fairytales, stories and folktales from the mouths of storytellers around the world. For parents, children, families, librarians, teachers and people who are obsessed with "once upon a time" and "happily ever after". Gathering folktales from around the world with princesses, ghosts, clever Jacks and giants. Grimm Download the MP3, Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher or listen at The Stories Podcast, The Story Podcast, Reading With Your Kids Podcast, Story Podcast, Storynory, Story Time

Episode Date
Interconnected Nature (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Stories can teach us about the interconnected nature of us all -from the trees to the stars. Join host Isabelle Hauser as she shares Priya Muthukumar telling "The Wish Fulfilling Tree" and Elisa Pearmain telling "Indra's Net".

Jan 20, 2021
Dragonfly Tales tells Mama Draga

This episode features Dragonfly Tales Podcast, a delightful storytelling podcast from UK based storytellers Emily and Leo telling "Mama Draga". 

Jan 13, 2021
Wit and Wisdom (with Host Simon Brooks)

In all of these stories characters must use their brains to get them in and out of trouble!

Join host Simon Brooks as he shares Richard Martin telling "The King's New Robe" and Anne Shimojima telling "The Tea Master".

Jan 06, 2021
The Hosts tell Holiday Stories!

Three hosts walk into a Zoom room and tell stories! Hear Simon Brooks, Isabelle Hauser and Rachel Ann Harding divulge secrets and tell stories for the last episode of 2020!

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Dec 23, 2020
Stories for the Solstice

The nights are dark but the stories are warm. Join host Isabelle Hauser for stories of the season with DD Storyteller telling "Cat on the Dovrefjell" and Cooper Braun telling "Solstice Badger".

Dec 16, 2020
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Dec 14, 2020
A Visit From Santa!

This episode has a very special guest from the North Pole - Santa Claus! Please enjoy my conversation with one of the celebrity figures of the season who scheduled a call with me in his busy season and tells the stories "The Christmas Spider" and "The White Mitten". 

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Dec 09, 2020
Quick Thinking (with Host Simon Brooks)

When dealing with a cat or the devil, story characters have to be quick on their feet! Join host Simon Brooks as Mo Reynolds tells "Bizarron and the Devil" and Tim Lowry telling "The Barking Mouse".

Dec 02, 2020
Soup (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Warm and comforting a bowl full of story and soup are the ingredients to this episode! Join Isabelle Hauser as you hear Norah Dooley tell "Guifa Soup and Money" and Simon Brooks (yes, that Simon!) tells a story from his new album "Stone Soup".  

Nov 25, 2020
Secretive Spouses

For better or for worse, there are secrets between the spouses in these stories. Hear Cathryne Fairlee tell "Sir Garwaf" and Brenda Wong Aoki tell "Twilight Crane". 

Nov 18, 2020
Golden (with Host Simon Brooks)

All that glitters is not gold - but sometimes it is! Join Host Simon Brooks as he bring all the shiny things  with Jenni Cargill-Strong telling "The Golden Goose" and Jane Dorfman telling "The Giant with Three Golden Hairs". 

Nov 11, 2020
Kind Curses (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Sometimes the curse can be the cure. Join Isabelle Hauser as she brings you stories from Elisa Pearmain telling "Dervish in the Ditch" and Liz Weir telling "The King with Horses Ears". 

Nov 04, 2020
Mary Culhane

Could you go walking in a graveyard at night? If you could, this story will make it clear why you probably should not. Hear Ingrid Nixon tell "Mary Culhane".

CW: This episode features a story that has elements for older listeners. Please listen to it first to determine if it is suitable for younger ears!

Oct 28, 2020
Sweet Strangers (with Host Simon Brooks)

Beware houses made of candy! Join Simon Brooks for a spooky walk through the woods and storytellers Ed Stivender telling "Hansel and Gretel" and Tim Lowry telling "Getting the Creeps". 

This October episode is safe for all listeners! 

Oct 21, 2020
A Promise Broken (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Never break a promise, especially in a haunting story. Join Isabelle Hauser as she brings you Alton Chung telling "A Promise Broken". 

CW: This episode features a story that has elements for older listeners. Please listen to it first to determine if it is suitable for younger ears!

Oct 14, 2020
On the Dark Road

Sometimes you have to journey as the darkness closes in and in that darkness, strange things can happen. In this episode hear The Devils Violin (Daniel Morden, Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Sarah Moody) telling "The Devil and the Gypsy" and Rona Leventhal telling "The Pipers Revenge". 

Oct 07, 2020
Phaeton and Apollo (with Host Simon Brooks)

Phaeton, the sun of Apollo, longs to meet his father. Simon Brooks hosts Megan Wells in her debut on this podcast telling "Phaeton and Apollo". 

Sep 30, 2020
Mythical Minds (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

It takes unique minds to solve mythical problems. Join host Isabelle Hauser and hear Joel Ben Izzy telling "The King's Riddles" and Virginia Fox telling "The Little Unicorn".

Sep 23, 2020

Here come the cats, big cats, small cats, soft cats, mean cats. Enjoy Tim Lowry telling "Jack and the Cat Girl" and Pam Faro telling "When the Cat came to Mohammad". 

Sep 16, 2020
Strange Villages (with Host Simon Brooks)

Some villages have bakers as patron saints. Some cities don't allow people to chew gum. In these stories, the villages have strange laws and strange problems. Hear host Simon Brooks bring you Priscilla Howe telling "The Village with No Cats" and Rachel Ann Harding tell "Hiding the Old Man". 

Sep 09, 2020
Monkey Business (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Doctors prescribe against monkeys jumping on the bed but I must share this entire episode is about monkey business. Hear Isabelle Hauser host Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "Monkey and Crocodile" and Cathryne Fairlee telling "Monkey Brothers"

Sep 02, 2020
Molly O'Donahue

Molly O'Donahue is clever, but terribly shy. How will she ever find the courage to have a story of her own? Hear Norah Dooley spin the classic tale "Molly O'Donahue". 

Aug 26, 2020
Never Underestimate Testudines (with Host Simon Brooks)

If there is one lesson we need to remember, one lesson we need to consider in all our dealings it is - Never Underestimate a Testudine. Join host Simon Brooks as he shares Donna Washington telling "Anansi and Turtle" and Richard Martin telling "Tortoise Wins the Spicy Food Contest" 

Aug 19, 2020
Fish Scales and Bird Feathers (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

In this episode are stories of courage - outward, and inward. Enjoy Isabelle Hauser hosting Jamie Olivero telling "Fish Skin" and Milbre Burch telling "A Blind Man Catches a Bird."

Aug 12, 2020
Hard Headed

Sometimes being stubborn can lead to trouble! Hear Jenni Cargill Strong telling "Two Russian Goats" and Oni Lasana telling "Anansi (Why Spiders Hide in Corners)". 

Stick around for a special song after the credits by Harvey Heilbrun "Quarantine on the Range".

Aug 05, 2020
Perspective (with Host Simon Brooks)

How you view a situation changes everything in a story of haunted love and a story in discovering joy in what you already have. Join host Simon Brooks as Jennifer Armstrong tells "The Piper of Keil" and John Porccino tells "It Could Always Get Worse". 

Jun 24, 2020
Unusual Pets

Pets and livestock in fairy tales have an odd way of going above and beyond for their folk heroes. Enjoy Cathryn Fairlee telling "Buryonka" and True Thomas telling "The Bee Keeper and the Hare".

Jun 17, 2020
Sagacious Sages (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Wisdoms and Enjoy the tales with Isabelle Hauser featuring Donna Washington telling "The King, the Cook and the Farmer" and Anne Shimojima telling "The Wise Old Woman".

Jun 10, 2020
For Better or Worse

Marriage is a tricky business - especially in a folk tale. Enjoy Ed Stivander telling "The Squires Bride" and Michele Carlo telling "Martina and Perez."

Jun 03, 2020
Star Crossed Lovers (with Host Simon Brooks)

Love does try so hard, but sometimes even the stars are against the match. Join Simon Brooks and hear Stuart Stotts telling "Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere" and Julie Moss telling "Butterfly Lovers".

May 27, 2020

Some stories cannot be described as anything but silly. Enjoy Tim Lowry telling "Bastienello" and Priscilla Howe telling "The Belly Button Bird". 

May 20, 2020
Mothers of a Different Kind (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Mothers come in different forms, as do the children who love them. Join Isabelle Hauser celebrating mothers with Laura Packer telling "The Old Woman and the Ocean Child" and Elisa Pearmain telling "The Gift of Time."

May 13, 2020
Delicious Fortune

Every bite brings you closer to your wildest dreams! Hear Noa Baum tell "Yankle and the Sabbath Fish" and Cathryne Fairlee tell "Immortal Dumpling".

May 06, 2020
Tales of the Fay for May (with Host Simon Brooks)

The first of May is the day the fay travel between their word and ours. Simon Brooks brings Milbre Burch telling "The Fairy Flag" and Liz Weir telling "Wee Meg Barnileg".

Apr 29, 2020
Furry Friends

These furry creatures have been popping in and out of stories since the beginning of time. Literally. Laura Simms tells "Mink and Weasel" and Lyn Ford tells "Possum's Tail".

Apr 22, 2020
Myths of Life and Death (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

In the myths the grand adventures are often the ones where there is life and death on the line. Join host Isabelle Hauser with stories from Yvonne Healy telling "Isis and Osiris" and True Thomas telling "Apples of Idunn". 

Apr 15, 2020
Sky High Stories

Tall tales today! Hear Joel Ben Izzy tell "Paula Bunyan" and John Porcino tells "It was so Cold". 

Apr 08, 2020
Wise or Lucky? (with Host Simon Brooks)

Are the characters in these stories wise or lucky? You decide as Simon Brooks brings you Norah Dooley telling "Rozzone's Luck" and Richard Martin telling "What Brings Happiness".

Apr 01, 2020

Clever, clever spider! Hear Donna Washington tells "Anansi and the Hat Shaking Dance" and Jenni Cargill Strong tells "Ananse, Ahso, and Their Six Clever Children."

Mar 25, 2020
Bouquet of Stories III (with host Isabelle Hauser)

A bouquet of stories for a strange time! Isabelle Hauser takes us to a magical place in Dubai and brings us four storytellers with tales galore! True Thomas tells "The Sack", Liz Weir tells "Lady Marians Wolfhound", Laura Simms tells "The Black Bean" and Tim Lowry tells "The Elephant Skull".

To all the lovely listeners who are hunkering down and supporting each other from a distance, I hope that these stories bring you a little time far away from this. My thoughts are with you and the podcast will continue! 

Mar 18, 2020
Weep and Wail

Cry no more, these stories will do it for you! Hear Brenda Wong Aoki tell "How a Little Girl's Tears Saved the World" and Janice Del Negro tell "Mary in the Garden".

Mar 11, 2020
Can't Trick a Trickster (with Simon Brooks)

Join Simon Brooks as the clever and lucky change the world. Hear Danielle Bellone tell "Merisier, Stronger Than the Elephants " and Alton Chung tell "Tanuki and Usagi".

Mar 04, 2020
Well, Well, Well

Walk with Adam Booth in a tale that will take you to mysterious places and to meet unusual people in the tale "Well, Well, Well".

Feb 26, 2020
Faithful and True (with Isabelle Hauser)

Dogs, the faithful companions since fairytales were created. Hear Isabelle Hauser share tales of the dogs of myth and legend with Jane Dorfman telling "Turien" and Cathryne Fairlee telling "Bran and Sceolaun". 

Feb 19, 2020
Chaotic Love

This episode is about love and all the chaos that comes with it. Featuring Elisa Pearmain telling "The Kiss" and Simon Brooks telling "Jack John". 

Feb 12, 2020
Ooka the Judge (with Simon Brooks)

Ooka the Judge is wise, clever and not without humor! Hear Simon Brooks present Anne Shimojima telling "Ooka the Judge" and Harvey Heilbrun telling "Ooka and the Wisdom of Solomon".

Feb 05, 2020
Enchanting Encounters

What would you do if you saw a dragon? Or a mermaid? Hear Jenni Cargill Strong tell "Yellow Thunder Dragon" and Liz Weir tells "The Mermaids Gift".

Jan 29, 2020
Songs of Love and Loss (with Isabelle Hauser)

Content Warning: Adults listen first please! Story and song weave together with Daniel Marcotte sings "Bearskin" and Stuart Stotts sings "Black Jack Davey".

Jan 22, 2020

Stories of spinning and weaving to create cloths of magic. Hear Sue Searing tell "The Wood Maiden" and Cindy Rivka Marshall tell "A Garment For the Moon".

Jan 15, 2020
The Beggar King (with Simon Brooks)

A tale of kings and brothers and travels around the world. Host Simon Brooks presents Joel Ben Izzy telling The Beggar King and the Field of Two Brothers. 

Jan 08, 2020
Classics Rediscovered V

In this new year, hear some old favorites with a twist! Featuring Ed Stivender telling "The Princess and the Frog" and Tim Lowry telling "Seven Goat Kids".

Jan 01, 2020
Magic (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Enjoy the final, magical episode of 2019. Hosted by the enchanting Isabelle Hauser who brings you Anne Shimojima telling "The Golden Crane" and Milbre Burch telling "The Magic Garden".

May the rest of your year be merry and bright, and we look forward to bringing you more stories in 2020!

Dec 18, 2019
Oh Snow!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Hear John Porcino tell the classic poem "The Cremation of Sam Magee" and Liz Weir tell "How Snow Got It's Color".

Dec 11, 2019
Strongest Thing in the World (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

One story, two tellers! Enjoy guest host Simon Brooks and hear Lyn Ford tell "Strongest Thing in the World" and Donna Washington tell "The Tale of A Mouse". 

Dec 04, 2019
Best Friends

Sometimes a best and loyal friend might have four legs...or feathers! Noa Baum tells "The Turkey and the Mayor" and Norah Dooley tells "Tony and the Donkey". 

Nov 27, 2019
Wisdom of a King (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

So many stories of King Solomon have been told that he has entered the realm of folktales. Guest Host Isabelle Hauser brings True Thomas telling "The Ring of Solomon, Story One" and Simon Brooks telling "King Solomon and the Bee".

Nov 20, 2019
Modern Folktales

There are tales from the past and then there are beautiful stories that are being created now! Hear Kendall Lynch tell the family story "Flop Ears the Hound and Emma Jean" and Muhwezi Simpson telling "Saibongo the Bulldozer". 

Nov 13, 2019
The Wise Ones (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

The wise and clever win this episode with guest host Simon Brooks! Hear the late Cathryn Fairlee tell "The Wise Woman" and Ed Stivander tell "The Wise One."

Nov 06, 2019
Pull It Together!

Life will try to pull you apart, but you must go on! Tales from Brenda Wong Aoki telling "Monkey Defeats Death" and Kim Weitkamp telling "Falling Apart Man".

Oct 30, 2019
Beware Mysterious Women (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

They stand in the shadow, smiles on their faces that don't touch their eyes. Beware. Isabelle Hauser hosts, telling one of the most chilling True Fairytales that has been on the podcasts as well as Barbara Schutzgruber telling "Woman in Gray" and Alton Chung telling "The Pheasant's Bell".

Oct 23, 2019
Sleeping Bones

These bones don't rest beneath the earth...Hear Priscilla Howe tell "A Bone and a Bean" and Judith Heineman & Dan Marcotte tell "The Real Story of Sleeping Beauty".

Oct 16, 2019
Beware Beautiful Men (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Seduction and secrets on the lips of beautiful men. But beware, beware. Simon Brooks guest hosts and brings Janice Del Negro telling "Rubies" and Milbre Burch telling "Mr Fox".

Oct 09, 2019

Creeping fingers, crawling hands....This weeks episode has Liz Weir telling "Long Bony Fingers" and Joel Ben Izzy telling "The Green Hand".

Oct 02, 2019
Cunning Creatures (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Cunning creatures at dinner parties and more! Come along with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser and hear Priscilla Howe tell "Anansi and Turtle" and Richard Martin tell "The Gentleman King".

Sep 25, 2019

Explosions and loud noises, in this episode things go BOOM! Hear Donna Washington tell "The Exploding Frog" and Robin Bady tell "Old Hop Giant". 

Sep 18, 2019
The Traveler with No Story (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

One story, two tellers! The mischief of the fairy folk is written all over this episode; Simon Brooks guest hosts with Jennifer Armstrong telling "Brigid O'Malley" and Jane Dorfman telling "The Man Who Had No Story".

Sep 11, 2019
How Do I Look?

Tales of the beautiful, the ugly and a number of silly choices. Featuring Brenda Wong Aoki telling "The Mirror" and Laura Simms telling the tale "The Five Ugly Men".

Sep 04, 2019
Podcast Returns Next Week!

The Story Story Podcast returns next week but I won't leave you waiting for a story! Making a debut on the podcast is Noa Baum with delightful tale "The Lion and the Rabbit".

Aug 28, 2019
News and Treasure on the Bridge!

The podcast will be returning with full episodes on September 4th! But you don't have to wait till then to get a story - Jenni Cargill Strong tells "Treasure on the Bridge"

Aug 21, 2019
Fire and Water

Opposites meet in these stories to create chaos! Alton Chung tells "Nanaue" and Anne Shimojima tells "The Wave".

May 29, 2019
Live and Let Live

Frogs look for a husband and a good man looks to aid a tree. From Laura Simms telling "Otter and Moon" and Laura Deal telling "Sticky Sticky Pine". 

May 22, 2019
Just Rewards (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

The kind hearted and those with less than kind hearts get just what they deserve. Guest host is Simon Brooks with Elisa Pearmain tells "The Secret Heart of The Tree" and Clare Murphy telling "The Twelve Months".

May 15, 2019
Monstrous Royalty

Those with royal blood still have their own monsters to face! Danyda Feldman tells "The Lady Worm of Spindleson Hugh" and Harvey Heilbrun tells "Three Hairs from The Head of Devil". 

May 05, 2019
Heavenly Visitors

Keep an eye on the sky and the kettle warm for some unusual guests! Richard Martin tells "Girl From Heaven" and Stuart Stotts tells "Baucis and Philemon".

Apr 24, 2019
Oh, Jack (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Jack is back up to his odd ways! Guest host Isabelle Hauser shares Liz Weir telling "Jack and the Magic Horse" and Laura Packer telling "Jack and the Pottle of Brains". 

Apr 17, 2019
Can't Please Everyone

...So you've got to please yourself! Tales from Pam Faro telling "Mira Masimo" and Billy Babu telling "The Gingerbread Man".

Apr 10, 2019
Bear with Me (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Can you get your bearings in these tales? Guest host Simon Brooks brings the magic with storytellers Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "Bear's Tail" and Donna Washington telling "Handsome Bear".

Apr 03, 2019
Finders Keepers (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Is it yours if you have to run away to keep it? Hear guest host Joel Ben Izzy tell "Maurice and the Elephant Drum" and Clare Murphy tell "Why Frogs Don't Have Tails". 

Mar 27, 2019
Bouquet of Stories II

A bouquet of stories for spring! Anne Shimojima tells "Itos Head, Antonio Rocha tells "The Rock", Caleb Winebrenner tells "Treasure in the Field" and Denise Bennet tells "Nassrudin Plays the Violin".

Mar 20, 2019
Molly Whuppie

One story, one teller! This rollicking story has a confident heroine and a fearsome giant. Enjoy Jenni Cargill-Strong telling "Molly Whuppie".

Mar 13, 2019
Royal Problems

Sometimes, getting everything you want is not what you want. Hear of princes getting what they want as Donna Washington tells "Boy Who Wanted the Moon" and Milbre Burch tells "San Soleil".

Mar 06, 2019
Brink of War

Threat of war shadow the stories this week. Will peace prevail? Hear Carolina Quiroga-Stultz tell "The Last Zapotec King" and Elisa Pearmain "Writing in the Sand".

Feb 27, 2019
Be Polite (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

This weeks episode will teach the importance of minding your manners and listening to those around you. Or suffer world altering consequences. Hosted by Simon Brooks with Alton Chung telling "The Holua Sled Race" and Sheila Arnold Jones telling "The Story of the Deluge adapted from Uncle Remus."

Feb 20, 2019
The Foolish Wiseman Returns

A record eleven stories and eleven storytellers grace this episode about the foolish wiseman Nassrudin! Featuring the storytellers Priscilla Howe, Douglas McKay, Rebecca Lemaire, Denise Bennett, Sean Buvala, Laura Deal, Sue Searing, Caleb Winebrenner, Liz Weir, Richard Martin, and Laura Packer.

Feb 13, 2019
Flower of Life

One story, one storyteller. Quests, kings and supportive magical creatures and Laura Simms telling "The Flower of Life".

Feb 06, 2019
Classics Rediscovered IV

This episode has stories you might know, but not have heard this way. There might be a story that you have never heard before, but is still a classic. Enjoy Robin Bady telling "Little Golden Hood" and Richard Martin telling "The Three Sillies".

Jan 30, 2019
Tale of Tails

Wag your tail and hear tales with Lyn Ford telling "Big Tale of Little Tail" and Priscilla Howe telling "Drakestail".

Jan 23, 2019
Special Episode: I Dreamt, MLK Jr by Oni Lasana

On this special episode Oni Lasana presents the spoken work poem  "I Dreamt, MLK Jr" taken from her Sister Wings CD. 

Jan 21, 2019
Stranger at the Door

Knock, knock. Who's there? No, really? Should you answer the door? Milbre Burch tells "The King's Dragon" and Norah Dooley tells "Two Pine Cones". 

Jan 16, 2019
Listen Carefully....(with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

In this episode Guest Host Simon Brooks takes us for another walk in the woods while Elisa Pearmain tells "The Snakes Hiss" and Rebecca Lemaire tells "Cave and Sun".

Jan 09, 2019
Gather at the Table

Bring the food, the manners, and friends and gather round for stories! Hear tales at the table  with Anne Shimojima telling "Table Manners" and Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "Gift of Challah". 

Jan 02, 2019
Story of the Podcast 2018!

This is the story of the podcast and how it has grown in 2018, plus two beautiful stories! Isabelle Hauser tells "A Midwinter Story" and a VERY special guest tells "The Christmas Spider".

Dec 19, 2018
Gifts from the Forest

In the snow swept forest creatures find a spot to snuggle and a tree gets exciting news. Norah Dooley tells "The Mitten" and Rachael Harrington tells "Gifts for a King".

Dec 12, 2018
Light from the Candles

In celebration of Hanukkah this year are two stories from Jewish storytellers! Newly featured Joel Ben Izzy, tells "Boy Israel and the Witch" and Cindy Rivka Marshall tells "The Magic Pitcher".

Dec 05, 2018
Bouquet of Stories

Amazing episode with four storytellers and stories about animal shenanigans! Laura Simms tells "Donkey and Goose", Lyn Ford tells "Hummingbird's Hum", Norah Dooley tells "Talkative Turtle" and Priscilla Howe tells "The Bully Billy Goat".

Nov 28, 2018
Trust Me! (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Guest host Simon Brooks returns with a mysterious tale of books and to share stories! Julie Moss tells "Young Head of the Household" and Pam Faro tells "Ten Chests".

Nov 21, 2018
I Wish...

What would you wish for if you had three wishes? Discover the power of wishes in "The Rat" told by Jenni Cargill Strong, and "Three Wishes" told by Donna Washington.

Nov 14, 2018
Carried Away

Some promises get out of hand and a little help goes a long way. Enjoy stories by Harvey Heilbrun telling "Castle of the Faithful Women" and Priscilla Howe telling "The Lazy Young Woman."

Nov 07, 2018
Eyes Close, Night Falls

For this special Halloween episode, here are favorite stories that give me the chills. Hear Kim Weitkamp tell "Eyes Close, Night Falls" and Milbre Burch tell "Mama Gone".

Oct 31, 2018
Deep in the Earth

Below the earth creatures are up to mischief and melancholy. Valentina Ortiz tells "Ateteos, Spirits of the Water" and Rona Leventhal tells "Woman in Gray".

Oct 24, 2018

Red clothes, red hair and strange men. Liz Weir tells "Mary and the Red Dress" and Milbre Burch tells "Mr Death and the Red Headed Woman."

Oct 17, 2018

Creatures come out of the darkness and are...hungry. Hear Alton Chung "Jinkininki" and Papa Joe and Simon Brooks "Hobaya". 

Oct 10, 2018
Haunted Messengers
Can you decipher the messages in these stories? Laura Packer tells the purrfect story "King of Cats" and Janice Del Negro weaves the tale "Wild Hedges".Please know this episode does contain spooky stories! Listen with caution or wild abandon - you have been warned!
Oct 03, 2018
Do You Remember?
It is important that you remember... Enchanting stories by Laura Simms telling "The Most Beautiful Bird" and Donna Washington telling "The Tiger, The Man and The Mouse".
Sep 26, 2018
Merrywise (with Guest Host Simon Brooks!)
One story AND guest host Simon Brooks!? It must be a special episode! This week Adam Booth tells the delightful story Merrywise.
Sep 19, 2018
Do You Trust Me?
Could you trust a tiger? Tales of trust and honesty with Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "The Tale of the Trusty Tiger" and Laura Deal telling "The Emperor's Flowers".
Sep 12, 2018
Age and Guile
Who will win - age and guile or youth and enthusiasm? Tales by Norah Dooley telling "The Bell of Justice" and Richard Martin telling "The Boys Who Wouldn't Listen".
Sep 05, 2018
One Wish
One wish, one story, two tellers! The story "One Wish" told by Liz Weir and Simon Brooks.
Aug 29, 2018
Playing Games
Ready player one and two? Tales of games and the unexpected outcomes with Priscilla Howe telling "Poole and Blatte" and Pam Faro weaving "The Wind and the Sun".
Aug 22, 2018
Little Sacrifices (2.0)
REUPLOAD : Thanks to the savvy listener Sean Buvala I was told there were some audio glitches! Thank you to those who endured them to hear the stories and here is a better version. To change the world or find a family heroes have to make sacrifices. Hear Jenni Cargill Strong tell "Kondili the Whale" and Sean Buvala share "Seven Ravens".
Aug 15, 2018
Against the Odds
Life presents obstacles and men in love with their women look to conquer them. Hear Shonaleigh tell "How to Move a Mountain" and Stuart Stotts spin the tragic Grecian tale "Orpheus".
Aug 08, 2018
Outsmarted! (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)
Guest host Simon Brooks will guide you through two stories of planning and plotting, to get food for fun and family. Listen to Lyn Ford tell "John the Rabbit in Wolfs Garden" and Alton Chung tell "Punia and Kaileale".
Aug 01, 2018
Woven Tales
Why do we say someone has woven a tale? Stories of sewing and weaving with Robin Bady telling "The Overcoat" and Julie Moss telling "Weaving Fair Lady and Buffalo Boy".
Jul 25, 2018
Competitive Creatures
Tales of three animals locked in a battle of wits and survival. Donna Washington tells "Anansi and the Liars Contest" and Laura Simms weaves "Rabbit and the Moon".
Jul 18, 2018
Star Crossed
Those who love often have long roads. Listen to Milbre Burch tell "The Lady and the Mermaid" and Jeff Gere tell "Old Rink Rank".
Jul 11, 2018
Down By the River
Love and hope are found at the banks of the river! Enjoy a story in verse with Adam Booth telling "Jack and the Millers Daughter" and Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "By the River".
Jul 04, 2018
Be Transformed
What would you do to be the most beautiful person in your village? Hear stories of transformation from Laura Packer telling "Ugly and the Donkey" and Rachel Ann Harding spinning the tale "The Blue Bowl."
Jun 27, 2018
The Pied Piper
Follow the music if you dare and hear Simon Brooks tell the classic tale "The Pied Piper."
Jun 20, 2018
Gifts from the Sea
The ocean holds treasures and redemption in the story "The Luminous Pearl" told by Alton Chung and "The Wounded Selkie" by Richard Martin.
Jun 13, 2018
Two Brothers
Same title, different stories and tellers! Hear Laura Simms and Yvonne Healy tell "Two Brothers". The brain behind the fairytale sponsor is Mark Goldman.
Jun 06, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Debate in Sign Language" by Pam Faro
A story a day for the month of May! Today's story is "The Debate in Sign Language" told by Pam Faro.
May 31, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "The King's Storyteller" told by Liz Weir
A story a day for the month of May! Today's story is "The Kings Storyteller" by Liz Weir. The sponsor for today is a huge THANK YOU to the listeners. Each and every ear is appreciated and loved.
May 30, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "The Greatest Pickpocket" by Richard Martin
A story a day for the month of May! Today's story is "Greatest Pickpocket" told by Richard Martin.
May 29, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Second Language" by Oni Lasana
A story a day for the month of May! This is the last week for the madness and todays story is "Second Language" by Oni Lasana.
May 28, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Mujina" told by Alton Chung
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters and this is Frighten-Me-Friday. Today's story is "Mujina" by Alton Chung. The podcast could use more patrons, so please consider becoming one! The beautiful brain behind the FairyTale Sponsor is Liz Weir and Katie Knutson!
May 25, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Goat from the Hills and the Mountains" by Simon Brooks
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today is Throwback Thursday and the story is "The Goat from the Hills and the Mountains" told by Simon Brooks.
May 24, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "How the Beggar Boy Married" by Antonio Rocha
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today's story is "How the Beggar Boy Married" by Antonio Rocha.
May 23, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "When the Wind Changed" by Robin Bady
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today's story is "When the Wind Changed" told by Robin Bady.
May 22, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Rabbit Tale" by Lyn Ford
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today's story is "Rabbits Tale" By Lyn Ford.
May 21, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Children of Lir" by Isabelle Hauser
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Children Of Lir" told by Isabelle Hauser.
May 18, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Rapunzel Revisited" by Janice Del Negro
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Rapunzel Revisited" told by Janice Del Negro.
May 17, 2018
Story-a-Day May: "Grissle" by Milbre Burch
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Grissle" told by Milbre Burch.
May 16, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Once A King" by Shonaleigh
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Once A King" told by Shonaleigh.
May 15, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Nonantzin, Mother Earth" by Valentina Ortiz
A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Nonantzin, Mother Earth" told by Valentina Ortiz.
May 14, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Piggyback Corpse" by Yvonne Healy
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and stars and this is Frighten-Me-Friday. The story for today the magical story "Piggyback Corpse" by Yvonne Healy. Be bold, be bold, but not too bold!
May 11, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Brother Sun and Sister Moon" by Donna Washington
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and stars and this is Throwback Thursday. The story for today the magical story "Brother Sun and Sister Moon" told by Donna Washington.
May 10, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Tribe of the Star Song" by Clare Murphy
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and starlit skies and today it is "Tribe of the Star Song" by Clare Murphy.
May 09, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Fox in Love with the Moon" by Flor Bromley
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and starlit skies and today it is "Fox in Love with the Moon" by Flor Bromley.
May 08, 2018
Story-A-Day-May: "The Big Dipper" by Jenni Cargill Strong
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and starlit skies and today it is "The Big Dipper" by Jenni Cargill Strong.
May 07, 2018
Story-A-Day-May: "The Snow Woman" by Kevin Cordi
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and today the story for Frighten Me Friday is "The Snow Woman" told by Kevin Cordi.
May 04, 2018
Story-A-Day-May: "Davey and the Devil" by Megan Hicks
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and it is Throwback Thursday (favorite stories previously heard on the podcast)! The story for today is "Davey and the Devil" by Megan Hicks.
May 03, 2018
Story-a-Day-May: "Egg Girl" by Norah Dooley
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and today it is Norah Dooley telling "Egg Girl".
May 02, 2018
Story-a Day May:"The Changling" by Clare Murphy
A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and today it is Clare Murphy telling "The Changling".
May 01, 2018
Episode Forty Four: Back from the Dead
What is more exciting than spring coming out of winter? People returning from the dead! Hear the mysterious tales from Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo "Tarvaa The First Storyteller" and Ingrid Nixons "The Three Snake Leaves".
Apr 18, 2018
Episode Forty Three: Classics Rediscovered III
Hear a very old version of Little Red Riding Hood as told by Norah Dooley, a twist on the end of Cinderella by Danielle Bellone and a retelling of "Grasshopper and Ants" by Donna Washington.
Apr 04, 2018
Episode Forty Two: Mermaids
Clap your fins together and dive under the sea with folk and fairytales about mermaids! Featuring Milbre Burch telling "The Fisherman's Wife" and Isabelle Hauser weaving "The Mermaid of Zug".
Mar 21, 2018
Episode Forty One: Lost Love in Fairytales
Fairytales are fickle things. Sometimes love does not work out the way we think it should. A bit like real life, except for the transformation I suppose. Kevin Cordi tells the tale "Whispering Bridge of Fukushima" and Simon Brooks spins the story "The White Trout".
Mar 07, 2018
Episode Forty: Aesop's Fables
It is estimated that Aesop told seven hundred and twenty five tales. This episode has two of them -one you may be familiar with and one that may be new. Flor Bromley tells "The Lion and the Mouse" and Csenge Zalka with the story "Momus".
Feb 21, 2018
Episode Thirty Nine: Dreamed a Dream
It is in the dreams that fortunes are made. Two stories inspired by the same folk story as Liz Weir tells"The Peddler of Ballaghaderreen" and Laura Deal spins the tale "Tex Buys a Dream".
Feb 07, 2018
Episode Thirty Eight: Tiny Bits of Courage
This episode is all about courage in the face of being smaller, but in the end a bit more clever. Listen to Lyn Ford tell the fun story "Happy Place" and Pam Faro weave the tale "Clever Birds Counsel".
Jan 24, 2018
Episode Thirty Seven: Ambitious Amphibians
In the first episode of the fourth season the frogs are hopping and the stories are grand! Hear Donna Washington tell the tale "Frog's King", and Jenni Cargill Strong weave the story "Never Give Up".
Jan 10, 2018
Story Story Short: What is Your Deepest Desire?
Happy 2017 podcast listeners! Due to technical difficulties the next episode will be coming out next week, but I was not going to leave you all without a story. Enjoy Pam Faro telling "What is your Deepest Desire?"
Jan 03, 2018
Episode Thirty Six: Sing Me a Story
Folk stories travel through song and this episode features two storytellers who will sing you a story. Barbara Schutzgruber sings "The Lady Mole" and Jenni Cargill Strong sings "Mr Fox".
Dec 06, 2017
Episode Thirty Five: Between the Pages
This episode is about two wonderful books and their writers. Simon Brooks tells “Goldilocks” from his upcoming book Under the Oaken Bough” and talks about his inspiration for his stories. Then Steve Lally reads the story "The Devil and Davy Hutchinson” from his new book Monaghan Folk Tales.
Nov 22, 2017
Episode Thirty Four: The Sweetest Sound
What is the sweetest sound to you? Discover the delightful stories by Kate Dudding telling "The Sweetest Sound" and Richard Martin sharing "Candle in the Barn".
Nov 08, 2017
Episode Thirty Three: Upon the Bones
Things that are buried do not always rest in peace - the bones have a way of moving. This episode features Kevin Cordi telling "Aaron Kelly's Bones" and Kim Weitkamp weaving the tale "Grave Dancer".
Oct 25, 2017
Episode Thirty Two B: Strangers and Stranger Still
Down the darker paths this episode wanders with creatures that cry out in the night, leaving people pale and shaken from their encounters with spirits. Featuring Steve Lally telling “Con and the Faeries” and Janice Del Negro with the tale of “Martha Seton”.
Oct 11, 2017
Episode Thirty Two A: Strangers and Stranger Still
The season for haunting tales is upon us! This episode is for those who like a little spooky, but not too much. Mysterious strangers and their kind gifts sweeten these stories. Featuring Simon Brooks telling “The Selkies Gift” and Liz Weir weaving the tale of “The Hired Girl”.
Oct 11, 2017
Episode Thirty One: Clever Dames
Fairies have a dangerous sweet tooth and a battle of wit ensues! Storyteller Dawn Cromwell tells "The Baker Woman" and Norah Dooley spins "Catarina the Wise".
Sep 27, 2017
Episode Thirty: Tales on Tiptoe
These tales are as tall as the mountains and absolutely true - except for the parts that are made up. Tall tales by author and storyteller Laura Deal telling "The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe" and West Virginian storyteller Adam Booth spinning "Moses of the Mountains".
Sep 13, 2017
Episode Twenty Nine: Stayin' Alive
Are you the predator or the prey? If you can think on your feet you may survive to see another fairytale. This episode is about clever animals who hunt and are hunted. Featuring storytellers Julie Moss telling "The Tiger" and Jenni Cargill-Strong weaving the tale of "The Monkey's Heart".
Aug 30, 2017
Episode Twenty Eight: Classics Rediscovered II
You have heard the classics Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, but not like this! Old favorites retold, featuring storytellers Sean Buvala with "The Other Wolf" and Megan Hicks tells "Groundhog Godmother".
Aug 16, 2017
Episode Twenty Seven: The Foolish Wise Man
It is my pleasure to introduce Nasruddin to the podcast! The fool and the wise man of the Sufi tradition has so many stories that I had to bring on SIX storytellers to tell FOURTEEN of his stories. So settle in and listen to Jampal Namgyel, Cooper Braun, Clare Murphy, Danyda Feldmen, Caleb Winebrenner, and Isabelle Hauser tell you stories of the Hodja.
Aug 02, 2017
Episode Twenty Six: The Kids Are Alright
Where do babies come from? No really, who’s baby is this? This episode is all about those delightful bundles of joy and the challenge of parenting. The first story is told by Clare Murphy followed by a short interview where she chats about a few of her favorite books (which are many of my favorites!) and then Lyn Ford beautifully tells “Foolish”.
Jul 19, 2017
Episode Twenty Five: Kindness Returned
In the first episode of Season Three there are stories of hats and thieves and kindness that comes back around. Alton Chung returns to the podcast with “The Grateful Statues” and a short interview, along with Cooper Braun who tells “The Thief and the Rich Man.”
Jul 05, 2017
Episode Twenty Four: Story and the Storyteller
In the final episode of season two are a few delightful stories about... story itself. Simon Brooks tells "The Story and the Song" and Clare Murphy gives us "The Storyteller and the King". The podcast will be back on July 5 2017 with more stories!
Jun 07, 2017
Episode Twenty Three: Meanwhile, in the Woods...
Back in the woods the creatures are thinking about food, water and story. There are tales about contests for becoming king, and a noise in the woods that makes all the creatures scurry away. Listen to Pam Faro tell the story “Counting to Ten” and Lyn Ford spins the story “Run”.
May 24, 2017
Episode Twenty Two: Shapeshifter
The village is bedding down for the night, but the children are frightened of the howls in the distance. In the forest the animals are nervous, one of them doesn’t smell right. This episode features tales of humans being turned into animals and animals transforming into humans with stories by host Rachel Ann Harding telling “The Kitsune Wife” and Milbre Burch telling “Biscalvret”.
May 10, 2017
Episode Twenty One: Tales of the Moon
The voices of the listeners howl at the moon, with stories from Simon Brooks telling “Jaguar and Hare” and Donna Washington spinning “Brother Sun and Sister Moon”.For the lovely patrons - a story by Kate Lutz titled “The Garden” and a new special treat - bloopers!
Apr 26, 2017
Episode Twenty: The Stolen Tree
A poor man begs for a pear and a master thief has a gift for a king. As surely as the trees blossom in the spring, mischief happens when thieves are given a chance to speak. Listen to Alton Chung weave the story “The Pear Tree”, and Cooper Braun tell the tale of “The Thief and the Plum Pit”.The Patron extra for this episode is by True Thomas who tells the delightful story of The Golden Coat. Interested in becoming a patron for a little as $4 a month? Head over to for more details!
Apr 12, 2017
Episode Nineteen: The Rooster Crowed
The rooster has curious place in folk lore. In these stories the rooster announces the beginning of the day, and is a noble steed for our hero. Listen to Kate Lutz tell the story "The Rooster Crowed" and Ingrid Nixon returns with the tale "Hans My Hedgehog".
Mar 29, 2017
Episode Eighteen: In the Shade of the Trees
Beneath the leafy branches Mohammad is visited by a cat and a young man searches for his true love. Hear Pam Faro tell the story of "Mohammad and the Cat", and Janice Del Negro weave the tale of "Three Golden Oranges".
Mar 15, 2017
Episode Seventeen: Spider and Butterfly
In this episode I face my fear of spiders while Alton Chung weaves the beautiful story "The Spider Weaver" and Donna Washington tells the enchanting tale of "La Mariposa".
Mar 01, 2017
Episode Sixteen: Averted and Unavoidable Disasters
Story plots pivot around disaster. Sometimes cities are saved by one man and in other stories the hunter is baffled by his prey. Dhara Kothari tells the story of “Dharmakumar” and Clare Murphy performs the story "Birth of Oisin”.
Feb 15, 2017
Episode Fifteen: So You Want To Kiss the Girl?
"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage." But it can be harder to get to marriage than you think! Parent expectations are all over the episode. Antonio Rocha tells “The Most Powerful Being in the World” and Lyn Ford with the folk tale “The Sing”.
Feb 01, 2017
Episode Fourteen: Fake It Till You Make It.
Take a deep breath and pretend like you know what you are doing! This episode features storytellers Pam Faro and Deeptha Vivekanand tell stories of bold characters in sticky situations.
Jan 18, 2017
Episode Thirteen: Truth Be Told
Welcome to the first episode of season two! Featuring a brand new intro and outro song, as well as the amazing storytellers Ingrid Nixon telling "Hansel and Gretel" and Milbre Burch bringing to life "Sleeping Ugly" by Jane Yolen.
Jan 04, 2017
Story Story Short: Alice and the Waitress
Story Story Podcast is on break as the next season of episodes is planned! So while you are waiting for more stories Clare Murphy sent this lovely little story to tide you over. See you again soon!
Nov 09, 2016
Episode Twelve: Love and Creatures in the Darkness
This is an extra long episode because I LOVE spooky stories and I couldn't decide which ones thrilled me most! Hear the stories to chill your heart and bones - Liz Weir with "The Leannan Sidhe", Denis Gessing "The Blackthorn Walking Stick" and Milbre Burch with "Mama Gone". Note - These stories are for older audiences! Listen with young ears at your own digression.
Oct 26, 2016
Episode Eleven: Bargains in the Moonlight
Are you brave enough to wander in to a graveyard with a seamstress? Are you clever enough to make a deal with the devil for a few more years alive? Follow the storytellers Janice Del Negro and Simon Brooks into the twilight for some lovely chilling stories.
Oct 12, 2016
Episode Ten: The Melancholy Heart
It is time to play in the lengthening shadows of the year and walk with one foot in another world. Storytellers Simon Brooks and Liz Weir take us into other times and places with the stories "The Faerie Bride" and "The Chain of Memories".
Sep 28, 2016
Episode Nine B: Classic Tales ReDiscovered
This is the second episode of a two part series of stories that you have heard before, but perhaps not in these ways! This is the adult friendly episode featuring Janice Del Negro telling the stories "Rapunzel Revisited" and "Revenge", and Milbre Burch telling "What the Queen Saw". Even if you don't recognize these titles, I am sure you know the stories -just not told these ways. This is an adult friendly episode, because there are adult situations in these stories. Nothing graphic, just maybe not for younger children. Enjoy!
Sep 14, 2016
Episode Nine A: Classic Tales ReDiscovered
This is the first episode of a two part series of stories that you have heard before, but perhaps not in these ways! This is the family friendly episode featuring Megan Hicks telling "Twelve Dancing Princesses", Tim Ereneta and "The Frog Prince, and Milbre Burch with one of the oldest Cinderella stories titled "Rhodopis".
Sep 14, 2016
Episode Eight: Be Careful What You Wish For
You just might get what you want! In this episode there are THREE tellers - Oni Lasana telling "Everything's Connected", Lyn Ford with the story "A Gift From the Sea" and Milbre Burch telling a story written by Jane Yolen "The Boy Who Had Wings". This episode is a great line up of stories about how our wants shape our world!
Aug 31, 2016
Episode Seven: Answers to Save a Life
Riddle me this - have you ever heard these stories before? This episode features storytellers Pam Faro and Megan Hicks with stories of questions and answers.
Aug 17, 2016
Episode Six: Oh, What Tangled Webs
Anansi is the trickster spider from West Africa who has many tales woven about him and his adventures. In this episode Simon Brooks and Lyn Ford will tell tales that will catch your ears in the silk of storytelling.
Aug 03, 2016
Episode Five: Damsels Creating Distress
There are no ladies to save in these stories! Megan Hicks tells the tale of “Molly Whuppie” and Clare Murphy gives a lesson of hospitality in “The Pirate Queen of Mayo”. Share the podcast with the ladies in your life, who have no need of rescuing.
Jul 20, 2016
Episode Four: Tales from the Sky
Look up, look up as Robin Bady tells us "Why the Sky is so Far Away" and Lyn Ford weaves the story of "Rain and Fire". Find the Podcast on Facebook and let us know where you are in the world under the blue sky that covers us all.
Jul 06, 2016
Episode Three: What Will You Give Me?
Clever bargains are struck in the tales told by Ilan Gazer's "A Niggun for Habonim" and Asha Sampath's "The Monkey and the Drum." Find the Podcast on Facebook and tell us your favorite story of clever merchants!
Jun 22, 2016
Episode Two: Feisty Animals
Animals say the darnedest things in fairytales! Featuring storytellers Priscilla Howe telling "The Gunniwolf" and Simon Brooks with "The Goat from the Hills and the Mountains". Find us on Facebook and tell us your best feisty animal story!
Jun 07, 2016
Episode One: Tales from the Other Crowd
To begin the podcast I am pleased to present Liz Weir and Clare Murphy - storytellers magnifique from Northern Ireland!
May 24, 2016