Circle Round

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Subscribers: 1394
Reviews: 11

leela
 Sep 30, 2020
I love this podcast but it has so many adds!!

Vaanilla
 Aug 3, 2020
A very good podcast for many ages! This is one of the first podcasts I consider. 1st🎧! Try listening to The Latchkey Stew, or The Loin's Whisker if you get scared easily. I assure you, they are NOT not scary. Go Circle Round!

Lily
 Jun 26, 2020
😠😠😠😠😠😠😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😠😠😠😠😱😱😱👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎worst podcast ever, too boring and scary.

Sophia
 May 19, 2020
I love the stories especially cuz they're from around the world 👍🏼

700,000 miles
 Mar 31, 2020
Some of these stories are pretty morbid.😐

Description

Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Episode Date
The Basilisk’s Stare feat. Nabiyah Be & Evan Whitten
00:17:57

In this tale inspired by a Polish legend, Nabiyah Be (Black Panther, Daisy Jones & The Six) and Evan Whitten (The Resident, Mr. Robot) face off against a fantastical creature whose gaze turns people to stone.

Nov 17, 2020
The Fantastic Fiddle feat. Adam Irigoyen
00:22:50

This Hispanic tale from the Southwest U.S. stars Adam Irigoyen (Away, Shake It Up) as a fiddler whose magical instrument brings the world to its feet, and the guilty to their knees.

Nov 10, 2020
Little Frog’s Big Voice feat. Alex Brightman & Dyllón Burnside
00:18:35

Dyllón Burnside (POSE, Prideland) and Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock - The Musical) co-star in this Australian story about small critters, giant egos, and why frogs croak.

Nov 03, 2020
The Extraordinary Pine Cone feat. Kelly Jenrette & John Carroll Lynch
00:20:30

Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid's Tale, Uncorked) and John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story, The Founder) headline this Estonian/Finnish story about how very far a little generosity can go.

Oct 27, 2020
Coyote’s Flame feat. Brittany O’Grady
00:17:34

In this Native American tale, Brittany O'Grady (Little Voice, Star) plays a cunning creature who uses teamwork to bring light, sun and fire to the dark, cold world.

Oct 20, 2020
Encore: Grandfather Stone feat. Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss
00:19:42

In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we're revisiting this Seneca tale from Season 2 about the origin of stories -- co-starring NPR veteran Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss (Parks and Recreation, Comanche Moon).

Oct 13, 2020
The Glittering Gourd feat. Glenn Fleshler & Corey Stoll
00:18:36

Corey Stoll (Billions, West Side Story) and Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Joker) bring to life this Brazilian story about the sweetness of humility and the sting of greed.

Oct 06, 2020
The Olive Jar feat. Maggie Siff, Santino Fontana & Denim Richards
00:23:32

Maggie Siff (Billions, Mad Men), Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Denim Richards (Yellowstone, The Chickasaw Rancher) co-star in this Northern African/Middle Eastern/Jewish tale about spoiled olives and fresh starts.

Sep 29, 2020
Long Hair and the Waterfall feat. Rosalind Chao
00:22:15

Rosalind Chao (Mulan, The Joy Luck Club) headlines this Chinese tale about a tall mountain, a big radish, and the magic of giving back to your community.

Sep 22, 2020
Little Cu feat. Desmin Borges
00:22:54

Desmin Borges (You're The Worst, Utopia) plays a tiny bird with an ever-growing ego in this playful story with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Sep 15, 2020
Dirt Into Gold feat. Tzi Ma & Jimmy Wong
00:18:46

Tzi Ma (The Farewell, Mulan) and Jimmy Wong (Wish Dragon, Mulan) co-star in this Burmese tale about turning soil and dirt into an invaluable treasure.

Sep 08, 2020
Circle Round: Fan Edition!
00:30:55

At the end of season 3, we asked fans to send us their own Circle Round story. This week, you’ll hear some of the submissions we received!

Sep 01, 2020
Encore: 'The Forbidden Knot'
00:22:13

This favorite story from season one, starring Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth, Electric Dreams), is about the importance of being honest and keeping your word... especially when you’re a leader in charge of something big.

Aug 25, 2020
The Charming Flute feat. Amy Hargreaves
00:23:43

In part four of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Amy Hargreaves (13 Reasons Why, Homeland) plays a mystical flute player who teaches a greedy landowner to sing a different tune.

Aug 18, 2020
Encore: 'A Taste Of Honey'
00:20:18

Hannah Simone ("New Girl") stars alongside her real-life father Naren Simone in a South Asian tale about the power of self-reliance.

Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Aug 11, 2020
Naming the Tree feat. Chloe Coleman
00:22:00

In part three of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chloe Coleman (Timmy Failure, My Spy) stars in an African tale about how bigger isn't always better, and how slow and steady can be best of all!

Aug 04, 2020
Encore: 'Latchkey Stew'
00:20:48

Jurnee Smollett-Bell stars in this classic tale about a young girl who teaches a group of neighbors what it means to really share.

Jul 28, 2020
The Farmer’s Coin feat. Jin Ha and Greta Jung
00:27:22

In part two of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jin Ha (Devs, Love Life) and Greta Jung (Modern Family, Station 19) headline a Korean folktale about a hardworking farmer whose generosity brings a surprising reward.

Jul 21, 2020
Encore: The Enchanted Paintbrush feat. Phillipa Soo
00:24:17

Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Stacy Keach (Man With a Plan) headline this favorite episode from season 3: a tale from China about a kind, humble artist whose paintings come to life.

Jul 14, 2020
Every Other Friday feat. Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson
00:26:12

Part one of our special summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson co-star in this tale about a crafty countess who teaches a broke baker never to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Jul 07, 2020
Encore: 'Kangaroo And Joey Too'
00:22:46

Recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of our 2019 summer pop-up series, this Aboriginal story from Australia imagines how the kangaroo got her indispensable pouch.

Jun 30, 2020
Shortie: The Leaky Bucket
00:12:54

Is the bucket half empty or half full? This week's bonus episode comes from a Chinese folktale about the unexpected upside of imperfection.

Jun 23, 2020
Encore: 'The Great Ball Game'
00:19:15

In this Native American story, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) portrays a tiny creature who teaches the other animals and birds to appreciate what it means to be different.

Jun 16, 2020
Shortie: The Dinner Date
00:14:07

In this bite-sized bonus episode from West Africa, a tricky spider bites off more than he can chew when he tries outwitting a wise dinner guest.

Jun 09, 2020
Encore: The Most Powerful Of All
00:19:35

Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies) learns a surprising lesson about size, strength and power in this twist on a folktale from East Asia, India, Spain, Latin America and the southwestern U.S.

Jun 02, 2020
The Noblest Tale feat. Lisa Loeb
00:24:47

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (A Simple Trick to Happiness, Feel What U Feel) discovers the true meaning of goodness, virtue and honor in this folktale originally from Mexico.

May 26, 2020
Leopard’s Rhythm feat. Tonya Mosley
00:23:05

Public radio and podcast veteran Tonya Mosley (Here and Now, Truth Be Told) plays a clever turtle determined to outwit the local bully in this whimsical tale inspired by stories told in Ghana.

May 19, 2020
Sweet and Sour feat. Avi Nash & Marshall Escamilla
00:24:10

In this story from the Zulu people of South Africa, Marshall Escamilla (Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids) and Avi Nash (The Walking Dead, Hosea) star as brothers who are as different as sweet and sour.

May 12, 2020
Chief Know-It-All feat. Chris Sullivan
00:26:45

Actor and musician Chris Sullivan (This Is Us, Joseph The Spouse) plays the boastful, blowhard title character in this Hawaiian tale about an egotistical chief who gets cut down to size.

May 05, 2020
The Sultan’s Figs feat. Shazad Latif and Anthony Rapp
00:24:31

Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery, Penny Dreadful) and Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery, Rent) headline this Middle Eastern/North African tale about sweet figs, bad breath, and the bitter truth.

When you need advice, what kind of advisor do you turn to?

Someone who’s honest? Trustworthy? Supportive?

In today’s story, we’ll meet an advisor who’s none of these things. And the person he’s advising -- a wealthy, powerful sultan -- has no idea!

Our story is called “The Sultan’s Figs.” Versions of this tale originally come from North Africa and the Middle East.

Voices in this episode include Mike DelGaudio, Shazad Latif and Anthony Rapp. Grown-ups, you can see Shazad and Anthony on the CBS All-Access series, Star Trek. You can also check out Shazad Latif in three Netflix shows -- Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Penny Dreadful and Toast of London -- plus the upcoming indie film, Falling For Figaro. Anthony Rapp has starred in dozens of Broadway plays and musicals, including Rent and If/Then, opposite Idina Menzel. He’s the author of the book, Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent.

To give to Circle Round got to WBUR.org/supportcircleround

Apr 28, 2020
The Treasured Axe feat. Adrian Martinez
00:23:44

Adrian Martinez (Stumptown, Lady and the Tramp) stars in this classic folktale about the big treasures a little honesty can bring.

Visit our website, www.wbur.org/circleround and print out our coloring pages!

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What does it mean to be “honest”?

Being “honest” means being truthful in what you do and say - even if it isn’t easy!

In today’s story, we’ll find out why telling the truth can be even more precious than bronze, silver, and gold!

Our story is called “The Treasured Axe.” Versions of this tale come from all over the world, from Greece, Latvia and Russia, to Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan, to China, Thailand and Tibet.

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Apr 21, 2020
Shortie: 'The Money Tree'
00:14:39

In this bonus episode inspired by a Chinese folktale, an industrious man finds a clever way to teach his brother the value of hard work.

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If you’re looking for something extra to do while listening to today’s tale, ask a grown-up to print out the coloring page for this week’s story! You can find it at WBUR.org/circleround. At the end of this episode you'll hear more another activity -- an "I did it" jar!

Apr 17, 2020
The Fallen Sparrow feat. Molly Bloom and Jane Lindholm
00:19:19

Children's podcast hosts Molly Bloom (Brains On!, Smash Boom Best) and Jane Lindholm (But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids) co-star as twin sisters who reap what they sow in this story with origins in Korea, Tibet, Japan and China.

Apr 14, 2020
Shortie: 'The First Ring'
00:15:48

In this bonus story with roots in Europe and China, a horse teaches a knight about loyalty and kindness.

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If you’re looking for something extra to do while listening to today’s tale, ask a grown-up to print out the coloring page for this week’s story! You can find it at WBUR.org/circleround. At the end of this episode you'll hear more another activity -- writing notes.

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Think about someone in your life who has helped you. Perhaps a teacher helped you learn something new. Or a family member gave you a smile and a hug when you were having a rough day. When people help us out, it’s nice to return the favor, by doing something helpful for them.

But in this bonus edition of Circle Round, we’ll meet a character who forgets about that last part, even though his helper saved his life!

Apr 10, 2020
The Birds and the Trees feat. Krys Marshall
00:23:37

Think about someone you admire for their courage.

Maybe it’s a person from history, who stood up for what’s right. Perhaps it’s a family member or friend who’s always bold enough to try something new.

In today’s story, we’ll meet a character who’s so brave, she’s willing to give up everything she’s ever known. Everything!

Our story is called “The Birds and the Trees.” Versions of this tale come from New Zealand, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean.

Voices in this episode include James Konicek, Adam Mastroianni, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Gamalia Pharms, and Krys Marshall. Grown-ups, you can see Krys Marshall on Apple TV’s fictionalized version of the 1960s race to the moon, For All Mankind. Krys is also a mentor with the Young Storytellers Foundation, which seeks to "inspire young people to discover the power of their own voice.”

Apr 07, 2020
Shortie: 'A Cup of Poi'
00:13:50

A bonus story from Hawaii, about the magic that happens when we show kindness to strangers in need.

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If you’re looking for something extra to do while listening to today’s tale, ask a grown-up to print out the coloring page for this week’s story! You can find it at WBUR.org/circleround. At the end of this episode you'll hear more about how to play "Kindness Bingo."

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We’ve been hearing a lot from our listeners around the world - listeners like you! And many of you have been asking for more stories to help you get through this time of social distancing, when we’re all spending a bunch more time at home than we’re used to.

Today we’re bringing you a special bonus episode of Circle Round.  Our story is called “A Cup of Poi.” Poi is a popular food where our tale originally comes from: Hawaii, the only island state in the United States. It’s all about the magic that happens when we’re kind to others… especially when we’ve never met them before!

Apr 03, 2020
The Search For Rain feat. Amory Sivertson
00:22:47

Have you ever teamed up with other people to get something done? 

We’re all keeping our distance from other people, to help everyone stay healthy and safe.

But just because we’re keeping a physical distance, it doesn’t mean we have to be separated. Even if we’re not in the same room, or the same building, we can still find ways to join up with others, and accomplish things that we can’t do on our own! 

In the story we’re about to hear, we’ll meet some people who really need to work together. But first… they need to get their act together!

Our story is called “The Search For Rain.” It’s inspired by a tale from Argentina, the second-largest country in South America.

Voices in this episode include Doug Lockwood, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Gamalia Pharms, Delores King Williams, and Amory Sivertson. Amory is the co-host of Endless Thread, a podcast from WBUR and Reddit that brings stories from the Internet to life -- from mysteries, to histories, to stories about our shared humanity. 

This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Circle Round’s executive producer, Katherine Brewer. Circle Round’s original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.

Mar 31, 2020
Circle Round Presents: 'Mystery Recipe'
00:16:33

Here at Circle Round, we’re hard at work, putting together brand new episodes for you. But since everyone’s routines are changing and we're all staying home more, we’re giving you a special treat today: an episode of another podcast you might enjoy, "Mystery Recipe," from America's Test Kitchen Kids. 

“Mystery Recipe” is jam-packed with fascinating trivia, cool science, fun characters, and of course… food. 

Listen to find out!

Mar 27, 2020
Encore: 'The King And The Cobbler'
00:23:33

Things are pretty different from what we’re all used to, aren’t they? You might be spending much more time at home, and finding new ways to pass the time each day… while staying safe and healthy and entertained.

When things get challenging, there are all sorts of ways we can get through. And one of those ways is right there inside your head:

Your imagination!

This week, we’re bringing you a Circle Round episode that’s all about using your imagination -- your creativity -- in the face of difficulties and obstacles. It’s one of our favorite stories from season two, and whether it’s your first time hearing it or your tenth, we hope you enjoy it.

This episode's story is called “The King and the Cobbler.” It was inspired by a folktale with origins in a number of places... from Germany and Italy, to Greece and Finland, to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

Voices on this episode include: MaConnia Chesser, Evan Casey, Keith David and James Naughton.

Mar 24, 2020
The Elephant’s Tub feat. Analeigh Tipton and Stephen Tobolowsky
00:23:48

Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid Love; Why Women Kill) and Stephen Tobolowsky (One Day at a Time, The Tobolowsky Files) co-star in this Burmese tale about a king who dreams of finding an elusive white elephant.

Mar 17, 2020
Song of the Horse feat. David Archuleta and Sherry Cola
00:23:46

Pop singer David Archuleta (American Idol) and stand-up comic Sherry Cola (Good Trouble) headline this Mongolian story about the origins of the country's national instrument: the horsehead fiddle.

Voices in this episode include Doug Lockwood, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Kimberly Schraf, David Archuleta and Sherry Cola. Grown-ups, look for stand-up comedian Sherry Cola on the Freeform network drama, Good Trouble. Singer-songwriter and American Idol star David Archuleta kicks off his Ok, All Right Tour on March 30th, 2020; it will run throughout the US into May.

Mar 10, 2020
Granny’s Leather Bag feat. Orla Brady
00:23:47

Orla Brady (Star Trek: Picard, Into the Badlands) stars in this Irish tale about three wise animals, two very different sisters, and one bag of silver coins.

Mar 03, 2020
The Mountain Spring feat. Kelli O’Hara & Greg Naughton
00:20:19

Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I; Kiss Me, Kate) stars opposite real-life husband, director/musician Greg Naughton (The Independents, The Sweet Remains), in this Korean and Japanese tale about eternal love, kindness and youth.

Feb 25, 2020
Encore: 'The Lute Player'
00:21:18

This Russian and European folktale stars real-life husband and wife Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Sweetbitter) and Annie Parisse (Friends From College) as a king who's taken prisoner, and a queen whose musical prowess sets him free.

Feb 18, 2020
The Rooster in the Sky feat. Rachel Matthews
00:22:02

In this adventure story with roots in Russia, Hungary and the Middle East, a magical rooster rewards Rachel Matthews (Frozen 2) for her fearless persistence and precious friendship.

Feb 11, 2020
The True Mother feat. Alex Landi
00:18:42

In this Japanese tale, Alex Landi (Grey's Anatomy, Insatiable) plays a wise judge who finds an ingenious way to determine the real mother of a bouncing baby boy.

Feb 04, 2020
The Beggar and the Baker’s Daughter feat. Margaret Cho
00:19:29

Comedian Margaret Cho (The Margaret Cho, Fresh Off The Bloat) headlines this English tale about a greedy woman who bites off more than she can chew.

Jan 28, 2020
The Very Busy Fairies feat. Parker Bates
00:17:43

In this zany Celtic tale, when fairies come to help Parker Bates (This Is Us) with his chores, he discovers they're far more trouble than they're worth.

Jan 21, 2020
The Dozen Loaves of Bread feat. Avery Trufelman
00:18:01

Podcast luminary Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible, Articles of Interest) stars as a generous baker touched by magic in this scrumptious Jewish tale.

Jan 14, 2020
The Nine Sticks feat. Nikesh Patel and Maulik Pancholy
00:18:35

Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Grand Horizons) and Nikesh Patel (Four Weddings and a Funeral) headline this Indian story that asks what's more precious: glittering jewels, or good friends?

Jan 07, 2020
Encore: The Months Of The Year
00:23:49

What would it be like to experience the months of the year--out of order? Joshua Rush ("Andi Mack") and Ailsa Chang (NPR) co-star in this story which has its origins in Russia, Greece, and the Czech Republic.

Dec 31, 2019
Encore: Three Wishes
00:19:35

Patrick Fabian ("Better Call Saul") and Mandy Fabian ("Dropping The Soap") star in a story about a husband and wife whose generosity leads them to an unexpected challenge.

Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Dec 24, 2019
The Gloomy Pine Tree feat. Mykal-Michelle Harris
00:19:10

Mykal-Michelle Harris (Mixed-ish) stars as a discontented sapling in this classic "grass is always greener" tale from Germany.

Dec 17, 2019
Nilsa And The Troll feat. Raegan Revord
00:19:43

In this story with roots in Denmark, Raegan Revord (Young Sheldon) plays a generous young woman who proves that small gestures of kindness can make a big difference.

Dec 10, 2019
The Banker’s Riddles feat. Jeannie Mai
00:17:31

Jeannie Mai (Listen Hunnay, The Real) headlines this Chinese and Vietnamese tale about a wise, witty woman who gives a greedy, riddle-loving banker a run for his money.

Dec 03, 2019
Encore: 'Fiona And The Fairies'
00:18:32

Selenis Leyva ("Orange is the New Black," "Maniacs") stars as a clever baker in this retelling of a Scottish folktale about the power of a little "please" and "thank you."

Nov 26, 2019
The Enchanted Paintbrush feat. Phillipa Soo
00:23:32

Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, The Code) and Stacy Keach (Man With a Plan, American Greed) headline this Chinese tale about a kind, humble artist whose paintings come to life.

Nov 19, 2019
Sir Luck and Mister Riches feat. Michael Ian Black and David Wain
00:22:26

Comedian/kids' author Michael Ian Black (I'm Worried, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop) and actor/director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Stella) star in this supernatural story from Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic.

Nov 12, 2019
The Fire On The Other Side Of The World feat. Yeardley Smith
00:20:51

In this Cherokee story, Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons) plays a feisty, creative spider who proves that power and strength aren't always about physical size.

Nov 05, 2019
The Chattering Clams feat. Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz
00:18:41

Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz — hosts of NPR’s "Wow! in the World" podcast — star in this whimsical Native American tale about the dangers of gossip.

Oct 29, 2019
The King's Face feat. Derrick Baskin and Brandon Uranowitz
00:19:06

Broadway stars Derrick Baskin ("Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") and Brandon Uranowitz ("An American in Paris," "Burn This") play a curious king and clever farmer in this tale with roots in Russia, Italy, India, Greece, Africa and Iran.

Oct 22, 2019
Encore: 'Maushop And Grandfather Sun'
00:19:38

Wes Studi, who later this month will become the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar, stars as the Wampanoag mythical figure 'Maushop,' a kind, gentle giant who tries to convince the sun to come back home.

Oct 15, 2019
The Rusty Cowbell featuring Lake Bell
00:21:15

Lake Bell (The Secret Life of Pets, Bless This Mess) stars as a struggling farmer who gives a selfish landlord a run for his money in this folktale from Russia, Germany, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

Oct 08, 2019
One Speckled Hen feat. André de Shields
00:20:27

Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Full Monty) stars in this Jewish tale that tests the old adage: "finders keepers, losers weepers."

Oct 01, 2019
The Great Acorn Robbery feat. Katy Mixon and Diedrich Bader
00:20:15

Katy Mixon (American Housewife, Minions) and Diedrich Bader (American Housewife, Veep) headline this Seneca tale about an industrious squirrel and the sneaky critters who pilfer her prized acorns.

Sep 24, 2019
Rabbit's Wish feat. Ryan Michelle Bathé
00:20:23

In this story with roots in West Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, Ryan Michelle Bathé (This Is Us, First Wives Club) plays a clever Rabbit who discovers that power and strength aren't just about physical size.

Sep 17, 2019
Curious Boots feat. Colin Hanks
00:23:36

This Norwegian adventure tale stars Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces, Jumanji 2) as a precocious little brother whose curiosity earns him a royally big reward.

Sep 10, 2019
Circle Round Presents: 'Tai Asks Why'
00:28:05

In this episode from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "Tai Asks Why" features 12-year-old Tai Poole, who asks: What are animals saying to each other?

Sep 03, 2019
Encore: 'What Am I Hearing?'
00:13:28

Ever wonder what instrument you're hearing during your favorite 'Circle Round' story? We're revisiting a very special episode featuring the music and mind of Eric Shimelonis, resident sound designer and composer.

Aug 27, 2019
Encore: 'The Unwelcome Guest'
00:17:11

This week, we're bringing back a listener favorite. Richard Kind ("Inside Out") stars in this Middle Eastern folktale about a clever man who teaches his village a thing or two about the dangers of judging a book by its cover.

Aug 20, 2019
Circle Round Presents: 'Wow in the World'
00:23:27

In this special episode from our friends at NPR's "Wow in the World," hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz explore canine communication.

Aug 13, 2019
Encore: 'Armadillo’s Song' | feat. Gad Elmaleh
00:19:14

French comedian Gad Elmaleh stars in this episode about one little armadillo who doesn't let anyone discourage him from following his dreams. This lively Bolivian folktale tells the origin story of the "charango," a small Andean stringed instrument.

Aug 06, 2019
Encore: 'The Hat, The Horn, And The Purse' | feat. Bobby Moynihan
00:27:50

In this encore, we revisit an Italian folktale starring Bobby Moynihan ("Duck Tales," "SNL") about a father who gives seemingly simple gifts to his three sons. But there is more to these family heirlooms than meets the eye.

Jul 30, 2019
The Magic Bowl featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra
00:21:08

Part three of our special summer pop-up series -- recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- comes from Ghana and the West Indies, and explores the dangers of greed.

Jul 23, 2019
Practice Makes Progress featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra
00:21:08

Part two of our special summer pop-up series -- recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- is a tale from the Antilles about an aspiring musician and a giant adventure.

Jul 16, 2019
Kangaroo And Joey Too featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra
00:20:48

Part one of our special summer pop-up series, recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this Aboriginal story from Australia imagines how the kangaroo got her indispensable pouch.

Jul 09, 2019
Listeners' Favorite: 'The Piper And The Pooka'
00:20:22

This episode was chosen by you, the fans! Thanks for the submissions! In this Irish folktale, Damian McGinty ("Glee," "Celtic Thunder") stars as a musician with a serious case of butterflies.

Jul 02, 2019
Circle Round Spotlight: Babayan And The Magic Star
00:24:10

Yo-Yo Ma narrates the story of a monster named Babayan, and how he changed in ways he never thought possible.

To learn more, visit our website at www.wbur.org/circleround,

Jun 25, 2019
Circle Round Presents: 'Tumble'
00:16:05

A special episode from our friends at the podcast Tumble, a science podcast for kids.

Jun 18, 2019
Circle Round Presents 'Two Princes'
00:25:52

This week, we’re bringing you an extra-special episode from our friends at the new Gimlet podcast “Two Princes".

Follow Prince Rupert as he sets out to break the mysterious curse that’s been looming over his kingdom (literally) his whole life. He’s ready to face whatever dastardly villain or vile monster stands in his way. What he isn’t prepared for is meeting the handsome Amir, a rival prince on a quest to save his own realm.

We’re excited to share the first episode with you here. You can listen to all episodes "Two Princes" right now for free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 11, 2019
Circle Round Presents: Kids Listen Summer Sampler
00:55:53

We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you the Kids Listen Summer Sampler!

Jun 04, 2019
Grandfather Stone feat. Diane Rehm, Jonathan Joss
00:17:57

Jonathan Joss (Comanche Moon, Parks and Recreation) and NPR’s Diane Rehm (The Diane Rehm Show, On My Mind) star in this Seneca tale about a mystical stone who introduces the first stories to the world.

May 28, 2019
Lazy Jack and the Leprechaun feat. A.J. Buckley, Euan Morton
00:18:34

A.J. Buckley (SEAL Team) and Euan Morton (Hamilton) headline this Irish tale about a lazy fellow who wants to get rich quick, and the conniving leprechaun who has a big trick up his tiny sleeve.

May 21, 2019
Encore: 'The Skylark'
00:15:04

Miriam Shor ("Younger," "The Americans,") stars in this Portuguese folktale about a feathered creature who gives a young, impatient man a lesson he'll never forget.

May 14, 2019
Circle Round Presents 'Brains On'
00:38:14

A special episode from our friends at Brains On.

May 07, 2019
'The Three-Legged Pot' featuring Aparna Nancherla
00:19:22

Comedian Aparna Nancherla (The Standups, Corporate) stars as a rambunctious, Robin Hood-esque cooking vessel in this Danish and Middle Eastern story about generosity and greed.

Apr 30, 2019
The Lute Player featuring Annie Parisse and Paul Sparks
00:19:32

This Russian and European folktale stars real-life husband and wife Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Sweetbitter) and Annie Parisse (Friends From College) as a king who's taken prisoner, and a queen whose musical prowess sets him free.

Apr 23, 2019
'The Star Fruit Tree' featuring Stephanie Hsu
00:18:26

Broadway star Stephanie Hsu (Be More Chill, The SpongeBob Musical) headlines this magical Vietnamese tale about the unexpectedly sweet rewards generosity and contentment can bring.

Apr 16, 2019
'Sweet Corn and Clever Rabbit' featuring Eris Baker
00:17:55

In this playful tale with roots in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, Eris Baker (This Is Us) plays a tricky rabbit who presents her fellow animals with an offer they can't refuse.

Apr 09, 2019
Circle Round Presents 'But Why'
00:26:21

This week, we’re bringing you an extra-special episode from our friends at the podcast “But Why”:

Why do we laugh? Why do you feel ticklish when someone tickles you? Why can't you tickle yourself? We learn about how humor develops with Gina Mireault of the Infant Laughter Project at Northern Vermont University. Also in the episode we hear about April 1 traditions and we listen in to jokes from our listeners with Vermont comedian Josie Leavitt.

Apr 02, 2019
Encore: 'The Happiest Person In The World'
00:12:36

Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") stars in a story about a man chasing happiness--and the elusive shirt that will make him smile again.

Mar 26, 2019
All That Glitters, featuring the cast of Story Pirates
00:18:27

This Thai story starring Lee Overtree, Peter McNerney and Meghan O'Neill (hosts of Gimlet's Story Pirates podcast) shines a sparkling light on the treasures that come from honesty, integrity and honor.

Mar 19, 2019
Circle Round Presents 'Story Pirates'
00:28:05

A special episode from our friends at Story Pirates.

Mar 12, 2019
'A Bird In The Hand' | feat. Danny Burstein ("My Fair Lady") and Rebecca Luker ("The Sound of Music")
00:14:50

In this folktale with roots across Europe and Asia, Broadway legends -- and real-life couple -- Rebecca Luker (The Music Man, The Sound of Music) and Danny Burstein (My Fair Lady, Moulin Rouge) play a clever bird and the prince who tries to catch her.

Mar 05, 2019
'Three Clever Brothers' | feat. Alexandra Billings (Transparent)
00:16:45

Alexandra Billings (Transparent, Paddleton) stars in this Indian/Persian/Tunisian/Siberian/Iraqi/Uzbekistani folktale about the power of a keen eye and a quick mind.

Feb 26, 2019
"The Great Ball Game" | feat. William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Jack Ryan)
00:17:28

In this Native American story, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) portrays a tiny creature who teaches the other animals and birds to appreciate what it means to be different.

Feb 19, 2019
'The Most Powerful Of All' | feat. Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies)
00:18:00

Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies) learns a surprising lesson about size, strength and power in this twist on a folktale from East Asia, India, Spain, Latin America and the southwestern U.S.

Feb 12, 2019
Circle Round Presents 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls'
00:17:10

This episode (featuring Melinda Gates) tells the story of Wangari Maathai,one of the world's most important ecologists.

Feb 05, 2019
'The Emperor's Challenge' | feat. Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist) & Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance)
00:21:57

Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance, The Resident) and Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist, Come From Away) co-star in this Chinese tale about planting the seeds of honesty.

Jan 29, 2019
'The Woman In The Moon' | feat. Irene Bedard ("Ralph Breaks The Internet," "Pocahontas")
00:17:43

In this Alaska Native tale, Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, Ralph Breaks the Internet) plays a patient mortal who yearns to help the moon carry light across the night sky.

Jan 22, 2019
'The Queen's Gift' | feat. Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy)
00:16:41

In this story from Africa, the Middle East and the Caucasus, Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy) plays a prince whose newfound weaving skills come in handier than he ever imagined.

Jan 15, 2019
'The Golden Flask' | feat. Allison Strong
00:22:07

Allison Strong (The Week Of) headlines this Incan tale about a brave, magical journey to heal a prince and save a family.

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Jan 08, 2019
Encore: 'Cow Wells and Cow Bells'
00:15:39

We're celebrating Billy Porter's 2019 Golden Globe nomination by bringing back this East African folktale that asks: "Is honesty always the best policy?"

Jan 01, 2019
Road Trip Reel: 'Family Ties'
01:39:15

To make your winter holidays even merrier and brighter, enjoy 90 minutes of your favorite Circle Round episodes about family! Stories include: "The Months of the Year," "Why The Ocean Is Salty," "100 Rooms," "The Lion’s Whisker,""Three Wishes" and "The Skylark."

Dec 24, 2018
'The Dancing Goats' | feat. Raul Esparza
00:20:57

In this Galician folktale, Raul Esparza (Law and Order: SVU, Bojack Horseman, Ferdinand) stars as an aspiring musician who dreams of making the whole world dance.

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Dec 17, 2018
'Wit and Wordplay' | feat. 'American Dad's' Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker
00:19:59

In this clever folktale with roots in the Middle East and Spain, Rachael MacFarlane (American Dad) and Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad) seek a soulmate whose mind is in tune with their own.

Dec 11, 2018
Circle Round Presents 'Earth Rangers!'
00:17:19

Winter is coming.... While we get out of hats and gloves, animals are making their own plans. A four month nap? Extra food? Flying south? Our friends at "Earth Rangers" get up close and personal with wildlife to learn more. .

Dec 04, 2018
'Maya's Feathers' | feat. Vella Lovell
00:15:21

Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) stars as a young woman who learns the power of her words... and how you can't take the meaner ones back once they're out there.

Nov 27, 2018
Road Trip Reel: A Feast For Your Ears!
01:41:58

Whether you're traveling, cooking, or storing leftovers, get ready for scrumptious Thanksgiving listening with 90 minutes of your favorite Circle Round stories about food! Stories included: "Fiona and the Fairies," "When Fish Fly," "Dollars and Scents," "The Perfect Partnership," "A Taste of Honey," and "The Unwelcome Guest."

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Nov 20, 2018
'The Unjust Justice' | feat. Jackie Tohn
00:19:46

Jackie Tohn (G.L.O.W.) stars as a clever grocer who teaches a dishonest judge the importance of being fair and trustworthy.

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Nov 13, 2018
'Turtle Island' | feat. 'The Punies' and 'Earth Ranger Emma'
00:16:32

Circle Round partners with two fellow kids podcasts--'The Punies,' by Kobe Bryant and Canada's 'Earth Rangers,'-- to bring a First Nations folktale to life.

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Nov 06, 2018
Encore: 'The Rice Cakes And The Oni"
00:15:12

Tamlyn Tomita ("The Good Doctor") and Hudson Yang ("Fresh Off The Boat") star in this Japanese story about a mother and son team with a seriously good sense of humor.

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Oct 30, 2018
'The Princess and the Egg' | feat. Amber Stevens West
00:18:17

Amber Stevens West ("Happy Together") stars as a globe-trotting princess who works hard to keep all of her promises. But in this story, the honest princess's commitment is tested in more ways than one!

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Oct 23, 2018
Circle Round Presents 'Ear Snacks!'
00:20:04

Throughout the year, we’re sharing some of our favorite kids’ podcasts with you-- from science shows to storytelling to EAR SNACKS. (That’s the name of this week’s visiting podcast.) 'Ear Snacks' comes to us from sunny California, and is hosted by Andrew and Polly: an award-winning, singing and songwriting duo.

Oct 16, 2018
'Armadillo’s Song' | feat. Gad Elmaleh
00:17:43

French comedian Gad Elmaleh stars in this episode about one little armadillo who doesn't let anyone discourage him from following his dreams. This lively Bolivian folktale tells the origin story of the "charango," a small Andean stringed instrument.

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Oct 09, 2018
'Fiona and the Fairies' | feat. Selenis Leyva
00:16:37

Selenis Leyva ("Orange is the New Black," "Maniacs") stars as a clever baker in this retelling of Scottish folktale about the power of a little "please" and "thank you."

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Oct 02, 2018
'The Tug of War' | feat. Quvenzhane Wallis
00:17:01

Does bigger always mean stronger? Oscar nominee & children's author Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) stars in this East African folktale.

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Sep 25, 2018
'Dollars and Scents' | feat. Derek Klena and Max Casella
00:18:32

Our noses can detect nearly a trillion different scents. When the main character in our story smells just a handful of them he winds up in quite a mess! Derek Klena ("Anastasia," "Wicked,") and Max Casella ("The Lion King," "Music Man") co-star in this global folktale.

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Sep 18, 2018
'100 Rooms' | feat. Ed Asner
00:18:06

Ed Asner ("Up," "Mary Tyler Moore Show") stars in a British folktale about a father who challenges his young daughters to solve a tricky challenge by thinking outside the box.

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Sep 11, 2018
'When Fish Fly' | feat. HGTV's 'The Cousins:' John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino
00:13:58

John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (HGTV’s “Cousins on Call) co-star in this story about a man who gets a very tricky lesson about the dangers of gossip.

Sep 04, 2018
Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape
00:36:40

We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you our final summer bonus episode, the Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape. Perfect for your end-of-summer road trip spectacular!

Aug 24, 2018
Encore: 'Sadko And The Sea'
00:25:01

Max Greenfield ("The Neighborhood," "New Girl") stars in this Russian folktale about the power of music.

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Aug 21, 2018
The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate
00:33:24

In this special episode, we team up with some of our pals for an awesome mash-up of fun! Featuring Circle Round, Wow In The World, Story Pirates, Brains On, But Why, and Eleanor Amplified. 

Aug 14, 2018
Encore: 'The Owner Of The Sun'
00:11:40

YouTuber and comedian Joanna Hausmann stars in a Venezuelan folktale about an enterprising young girl and her quest to free the sun.

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Aug 06, 2018
'Cow Wells And Cow Bells' | feat. Billy Porter and Joshua Boone
00:14:57

Greed. Deception. Adorable baby cows. Billy Porter ("Pose") and Joshua Boone ("Seven Seconds") star in this East African folktale that asks: "is honesty always the best policy?"

Jul 31, 2018
'The Unwelcome Guest' | feat. Richard Kind
00:15:34

Richard Kind ("Inside Out") stars in this Middle Eastern folktale about a clever man who teaches his village a thing or two about the dangers of judging a book by its cover.

Jul 24, 2018
'The King And The Cobbler' | feat. Keith David and James Naughton
00:21:08

When the most powerful person in the land has never relied on himself, trouble ensues! Keith David ("Greenleaf") and James Naughton ("The Blacklist," "Our Town") co-star in a folktale that claims many homes--from Afghanistan to Greece.

Jul 17, 2018
'The Months Of The Year' | feat. Ailsa Chang and Joshua Rush
00:21:37

What would it be like to experience the months of the year--out of order? Joshua Rush ("Andi Mack") and Ailsa Chang (NPR) co-star in this story which has its origins in Russia, Greece, and the Czech Republic.

To download the free coloring page for this story, visit: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Jul 10, 2018
Encore: 'The Woman Who Lived In A Vinegar Bottle' feat. Sela Ward
00:13:47

Sela Ward ("Graves," "Independence Day") stars in a traditional English tale about a woman who can't seem to find home sweet home.

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Jul 02, 2018
'The Skylark' | feat. Miriam Shor
00:14:21

Miriam Shor ("Younger," "The Americans,") stars in this Portuguese folktale about a feathered creature who gives a young, inpatient man a lesson he'll never forget.

Jun 25, 2018
'The Perfect Partnership' | Feat. Joshua Johnson and Sam Sanders
00:16:44

Being a good partner is all about give and take. But in today’s story, Sam Sanders (NPR) and Joshua Johnson (WAMU) co-star in a Ghanaian story about one man who's far more interested in the taking.

Jun 19, 2018
'The Friendship Orchard' | feat. Susan Stamberg and Linda Wertheimer
00:13:23

NPR's own Linda Wertheimer and Susan Stamberg co-star in a Kazakh folktale about lifelong friends whose bond is tested by the unexpected discovery of big treasure.

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Jun 12, 2018
'A Taste Of Honey' | feat. Hannah Simone
00:18:20

Hannah Simone ("New Girl") stars alongside her real-life father Naren Simone in a South Asian tale about the power of self-reliance.

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Jun 05, 2018
Encore: 'It Could Always Get Worse' | feat. Jason Alexander
00:13:46

Whether we’re 3 or 93, we all love a good story. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") stars in this classic Yiddish folktale.

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May 29, 2018
Two Hour Road Trip Reel: 'The Animal Kingdom'
01:48:14

Have a very long road trip ahead? We've got you! This playlist features nearly two hours of your favorite Circle Round stories about our furry and feathered friends.

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May 23, 2018
90 Minute Road Trip Reel: 'Casting A Spell'
01:22:20

We just made your road trips so much better. This 90 minute playlist features your favorite Circle Round stories about magic including "The Hat, The Horn, and the Purse," "The Rice Cakes and The Oni," "The Magic Cloth," and "The Barber's Secret."

To print out the coloring pages associated with these stories, visit wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

May 23, 2018
One Hour Road Trip Reel: 'Playing By Ear'
01:03:02

Buckle your seat belt for a spectacular ride! This 60 minute playlist features your favorite Circle Round stories about music including "The Drum," "Sadko and the Sea," and "The Piper and the Pooka."

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May 23, 2018
Encore: 'The Lion's Whisker' | feat. Marsai Martin and Miles Brown
00:12:20

Marsai Martin ("Black-ish"), Miles Brown ("Black-ish"), and NPR's own Ofeibia Quist-Arcton star in this story about a brother and a sister who are prepared to do just about anything in order to get along.

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May 22, 2018
Encore: 'The Shepherd's Disguise' | feat. Tony Hale
00:20:16

Tony Hale ("Veep," "Arrested Development") stars in a German folktale about a royal advisor whose dishonesty gets him into a royal mess.

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May 15, 2018
Encore: 'Stella And The Dragon' | feat. Kathryn Hahn
00:17:11

Kathryn Hahn ("Bad Moms") stars in the encore presentation of a Romanian folktale where a clever mother does her best to outwit a powerful dragon.

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May 08, 2018
Encore: 'Why The Ocean Is Salty' | feat. Lou Diamond Phillips, Jon Jon Briones
00:14:30

Lou Diamond Phillips ("Longmire," "33") and Jon Jon Briones ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story") star in the classic Filipino folktale "Why The Ocean is Salty."

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May 01, 2018
'The Lamb With The Golden Fleece' | feat. Kathleen Chalfant
00:20:53

In our season finale, Tony-nominated actor Kathleen Chalfant ("The Affair," "House of Cards") stars in an Iraqi tale about three friends whose love of storytelling changes their entire future.

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Apr 24, 2018
'The Piper And The Pooka' | feat. Damian McGinty
00:19:52

Damian McGinty ("Glee," "Celtic Thunder") tells the story of a musician with a serious case of butterflies until he finds himself performing for a very special -- and magical -- audience.

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Apr 17, 2018
'Ashes for Sale' | feat. Cheyenne Jackson, Patch Darragh
00:23:15

Cheyenne Jackson ("American Horror Story," "Glee") and Patch Darragh ("Everything Sucks") star in a folktale about two friends, generosity, and the power of a pile of ashes.

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Apr 10, 2018
Encore: 'The Barber's Secret' | feat. Noah Schnapp
00:17:44

Noah Schnapp ("Stranger Things") stars in a story about a prince, a barber, and a secret that was impossible to keep.

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Apr 03, 2018
'Maushop And Grandfather Sun' | feat. Wes Studi
00:17:06

Wes Studi ("Penny Dreadful," "Dances With Wolves") stars as the Wampanoag mythical figure 'Maushop,' a kind, gentle giant who tries to convince the sun to come back home.

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Mar 27, 2018
'The Hat, The Horn, And The Purse' | feat. Bobby Moynihan
00:26:11

Bobby Moynihan ("Duck Tales," "SNL") stars in an Italian folktale about a father who gives seemingly simple gifts to his three sons. But they is more to these family heirloomsl than meets the eye.

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Mar 20, 2018
'Three Wishes' | feat. Patrick and Mandy Fabian
00:17:45

Patrick Fabian ("Better Call Saul") and Mandy Fabian ("Dropping The Soap") star in a story about a husband and wife whose generosity leads them to an unexpected challenge.

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Mar 13, 2018
'Share and Share Alike' | feat. Tiffany Boone and Glynn Washington
00:16:30

Tiffany Boone ("The Chi") and Glynn Washington ("Snap Judgement") star in a classic folktale about a lazy bear who isn't big on sharing--until he meets a clever rabbit that teaches him a thing or two.

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Mar 06, 2018
'The Drum' | feat. Shankar Vedantam
00:17:55

Shankar Vedantam (NPR's "Hidden Brain") retells an Indian folktale about a young girl whose generous heart takes her on a surprising adventure.

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Feb 27, 2018