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From Grimm to Wilde and from Japan to the United States host Dan Scholz presents a new folktale every weekday morning. Experience folklore in the oral tradition from all corners of the world.

From Grimm to Wilde and from Japan to the United States host Dan Scholz presents a new folktale every weekday morning. Experience folklore in the oral tradition from all corners of the world.

Location:

United States

Description:

From Grimm to Wilde and from Japan to the United States host Dan Scholz presents a new folktale every weekday morning. Experience folklore in the oral tradition from all corners of the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Goblins - A German Folktale

5/14/2021
In 'The Goblins' we learn why the heinzelmännchen have abandoned the humans they once helped. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:05

The Doctor's wine of Bernkastel - A German Folktale

5/12/2021
'The Doctor's wine of Bernkastel' is the perfect mix of history and folklore and one of the main reasons why I love "Legends of the Rhine". You can still buy Doctor's wine from the Mosel Valley today! Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:06

The Blind Archer - A German Folktale

5/10/2021
Our first story from "Legends of the Rhine" 'The Blind Archer' isn't child friendly, but it certainly is a great tale for those of us who like the bad guy getting his due. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:05

How Bozo the Button Buster Busted All His Buttons When a Mouse Came - An American Fairytale

5/7/2021
In our final story from Carl Sandburg this week, 'How Bozo the Button Buster Busted All His Buttons When a Mouse Came' we discover who ran out and held up the sky when the sky began to fall. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:55

How Six Umbrellas Took Off Their Straw Hats to Show Respect to the One Big Umbrella - An American Fairytale

5/5/2021
Today we get the first of two stories narrated by Sandburg's Hatrack the Horse, 'How Six Umbrellas Took Off Their Straw Hats to Show Respect to the One Big Umbrella'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:19

How the Three Wild Babylonian Baboons Went Away in the Rain Eating Bread and Butter - An American Fairytale

5/3/2021
This week we have three new stories about Hatrack the Horse, beginning with 'How the Three Wild Babylonian Baboons Went Away in the Rain Eating Bread and Butter'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:15

How Six Pigeons Came Back to Hatrack the Horse After Many Accidents and Six Telegrams - An American Fairytale

4/30/2021
Our final story this week is a traveling tale of sorts, 'How Six Pigeons Came Back to Hatrack the Horse After Many Accidents and Six Telegrams' is a Carl Sandburg fairytale where we learn about a trip through telegrams. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:31

How Rag Bag Mammy Kept Her Secret While the Wind Blew Away the Village of Hat Pins - An American Fairytale

4/28/2021
In Carl Sandburg's fairytale 'How Rag Bag Mammy Kept Her Secret While the Wind Blew Away the Village of Hat Pins' we never do find out what's in that rag bag. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:50

Shush Shush, the Big Buff Banty Hen Who Laid an Egg in the Postmaster’s Hat - An American Fairytale

4/26/2021
This week we're starting off with a silly fairytale from Carl Sandburg's "Rootabaga Pigeons" - 'Shush Shush, the Big Buff Banty Hen Who Laid an Egg in the Postmaster’s Hat'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:04:21

Many, Many Weddings in One Corner House - An American Fairytale

4/23/2021
In our final fairytale from Carl Sandburg this week, 'Many, Many Weddings in One Corner House', we get to revisit the newlyweds the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle from "Rootabaga Stories". Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:34

Slipfoot and How He Nearly Always Never Gets What He Goes After - An American Fairytale

4/21/2021
In today's fairytale from Carl Sandburg, 'Slipfoot and How He Nearly Always Never Gets What He Goes After', we hear the story of a man who does so well for himself until he tries to go just that one little step farther. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:06

The Skyscraper to the Moon and How the Green Rat with the Rheumatism Ran a Thousand Miles Twice - An American Fairytale

4/19/2021
This week we revisit Carl Sandburg with the first of his stories from "Rootabaga Pigeons" - 'The Skyscraper to the Moon and How the Green Rat with the Rheumatism Ran a Thousand Miles Twice'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:00

How the Monkey and the Goat Earned Their Reputations - A Brazilian Fairytale

4/16/2021
In our final story from Brazil 'How the Monkey and the Goat Earned Their Reputations' we see how a monkey and a goat respond to the tiger's tricks. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:15

Why the Lamb is Meek - A Brazilian Fairytale

4/14/2021
In the Brazilian fairytale of 'Why the Lamb is Meek' we get the answer to why people say "as meek as a lamb". We also get to meet a very, very mean toad. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:53

How the Tiger Got His Stripes - A Brazilian Fairytale

4/12/2021
Today's fairytale from Brazil 'How the Tiger Got His Stripes' combines two of my favorite things, a story by Elise Spicer Eells and an origin tale. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:10:09

King Bean - An Italian Fairytale

4/9/2021
'King Bean' is an Italian love story of sorts, but it also includes some witches, murder and a transforming King. A little something for everyone. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:12:04

Zelinda and the Monster - An Italian Fairytale

4/7/2021
'Zelinda and the Monster' is an Italian version of 'Beauty and the Beast' where the beast is much, much less charming and much, much more realistic. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:54

The King of Love - An Italian Fairytale

4/5/2021
'The King of Love' is the first story in Thomas Crane's "Italian Popular Tales" and has so many pieces of other tale hidden inside it almost became a challenge to find them all! Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:11:59

Jorinda and Jorindel - A Brothers Grimm Fairytale

4/2/2021
'Jorinda and Jorindel' is one of those fairytales that I'm quite honestly surprised that I haven't read before. True love, a wicked fairy and a magic flower - what's not to love? Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:14

Hans in Luck - A Brothers Grimm Fairytale

3/31/2021
One of my favorite fairytales (and one of the very first I read way back in 2016) 'Hans in Luck' is the story of a man who gradually loses everything, but still praises his "good luck". Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:14:13