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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as story time on demand. Whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children. Listen, wherever you get podcasts.

What is Family Folktales? Think of it as story time on demand. Whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children. Listen, wherever you get podcasts.

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Nashville, TN

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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as story time on demand. Whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children. Listen, wherever you get podcasts.

Language:

English


Episodes

A French Puck

4/7/2021
In this French tale, an impish little rogue who can transform himself into anything but a sewing needle seeks new victims for his tricks.

Duration:00:08:12

The Biter Bit

3/24/2021
After being conned by three rogues, how far will a man go to get his revenge?

Duration:00:18:08

Long, Broad, and Quickeye

3/10/2021
An aging king wants his son to marry before he dies, so the young man sets off to find the princess he has vowed to wed; the problem is, she’s a prisoner of an evil wizard. As he travels, the prince is joined by 3 companions with unusual skills that may help free the princess.

Duration:00:24:44

The Princess Bella-Flor

2/24/2021
A man provides costly aid but later receives help from an unlikely source in this Spanish tale.

Duration:00:19:12

Two in a Sack

2/10/2021
Kindness to a crane leads to a wonderful gift – but watch out for greedy relatives!

Duration:00:10:19

Farmer Weatherbeard

1/27/2021
Unable to find an appropriate master for his son to apprentice with, a man is thrilled to find someone willing to take him on – until the stranger flies off with the lad. Now the father must begin a quest to locate and try to rescue his son.

Duration:00:19:24

The Foolish Weaver

1/13/2021
A weaver needing work takes a job as a shepherd – but wait until you hear how foolish he and some other weavers are!

Duration:00:05:44

The Slaying of the Tanuki

12/30/2020
An old peasant is tricked by a wicked tanuki into doing something terrible. Now the peasant and his friend, a hare, must work together to bring about the tanuki’s demise.

Duration:00:12:23

Beauty and the Beast

12/16/2020
The filmed versions of this story that you’ve seen stay pretty close to this version of this tale. If you enjoyed the versions by Disney or Cocteau, you’ll like this too!

Duration:00:47:44

The Golden Goose

12/2/2020
A young man called Dullhead by his family is kind to a stranger and is rewarded with a golden goose. When a young woman finds the goose irresistible, she also finds herself stuck to it, along with a flock of others! Dullhead decides to use these silly people to try and win the hand of a princess – but what will the king say to that?

Duration:00:12:25

The Goat-Faced Girl

11/18/2020
A poor man with too many mouths to feed agrees to give his youngest daughter to a giant lizard to raise. The girl is raised like a princess, with lovely manners – and a bad attitude. That attitude may lead her into a difficult situation when she marries the king!

Duration:00:15:09

The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother

11/4/2020
After being disowned by his father for marrying without his knowledge, a once-wealthy young man descends into poverty. Although his brother shows him some kindness and he has some small success, his greedy sister-in-law plunges him into legal turmoil. Can he refute the charges against him, or will he lose his life?

Duration:00:25:32

Family Folktales: The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground

10/21/2020
A princess has spent her entire life in an underground palace, and now that she is of marriageable age, the king has set a challenge: find the princess, and you shall marry her. Try and fail, and you lose your life. Is this clever young man clever enough to outwit the king?

Duration:00:07:58

Family Folktales: Hermod and Hadvor

10/7/2020
In this Icelandic tale, a princess must avoid a forced marriage to a giant, and outwit a witch and that giant’s ghost so she can save her beloved foster brother from living half his life as a lion!

Duration:00:18:31

Family Folktales: The Satin Surgeon

9/23/2020
A young emperor falls in love with a neighboring princess, only to find that his ambassadors are arranging a marriage to her less-desirable older sister, who is outraged at the emperor’s choice of her younger sister. She convinces her father to exile the younger princess in a tower in the desert with the older sister’s nurse as a companion and guard, but the emperor finds her, though he is seriously injured when he tries to see her. Will the two lovers thwart the older sister’s evil plan and...

Duration:00:24:30

Family Folktales: The King Who Would Have a Beautiful Wife

9/9/2020
A King is eager to marry, but insists that his bride should be as beautiful as the sun. So how does he end up married to an elderly witch?

Duration:00:08:16

Family Folktales: The Sprig of Rosemary

8/26/2020
When a maiden decides she must have a sprig of rosemary, she ends up finding her true love. But when her actions cause him to vanish, she begins a quest that will take her farther than she ever imagined in order to find him again.

Duration:00:14:27

Family Folktales: The Colony of Cats

8/12/2020
When Lizina is rejected by her mother (who much prefers Lizina’s older sister, Peppina), she goes to work in a house filled with cats. She finds great success there, so much so that her greedy sister decides to try her own luck with the cats. But which sister will live happily ever after?

Duration:00:18:19

Family Folktales: The Dead Wife

7/29/2020
When a man’s dead wife is restored to him, can he obey the one rule that will return her to him forever? Find out in this tale from the Iroquois.

Duration:00:05:22

Family Folktales: The Six Hungry Beasts

7/15/2020
A man dies while trying to keep wild animals from stealing his chickens, and the animals band together to take his body for their dinner. But what will the six hungry beasts do when their food starts to run out?

Duration:00:17:53