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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.

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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

Mrs. November's Dinner Party - An American Folktale

11/27/2020
While many of us avoided large Thanksgiving dinners I wanted to share 'Mrs. November's Dinner Party' to remind everyone just how chaotic it could have been. 😁 Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:12:33

A Turkey for the Stuffing - An American Folktale

11/25/2020
This Thanksgiving will be very different for many of us. 'A Turkey for the Stuffing" is the perfect story for this year of COVID Thanksgiving, prompting us to be grateful for what we do have, even if it isn't what we'd like to have. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:17

The Two Alms, or The Thanksgiving Day Gift - An American Folktale

11/23/2020
As we come to Thanksgiving this Thursday here in America I'm brining you three stories from the Topaz Fairy Book all about the holiday, beginning with 'The Two Alms, or The Thanksgiving Day Gift'. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:13

The Singing Bird of Heaven - A Japanese Fairytale

11/20/2020
In our final story from Japan this week we get a glimpse into why I love the treatment of the gods in Japan. In 'The Singing Bird of Heaven' we see that even the gods can falter. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:09:00

The Tea-Kettle - A Japanese Fairytale

11/18/2020
Today's story from Japan is 'The Tea-Kettle' a tale of mischief and friendship and a magical kettle. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:11:51

Green Willow - A Japanese Fairytale

11/16/2020
The first of three stories from Japan this week, 'Green Willow' is an almost impossibly touching and sad tale of love. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:14:52

The Queen of Death Valley - An American Legend

11/13/2020
Our final story from California this week, 'The Queen of Death Valley', isn't really a ghost story - but it certainly isn't a happy tale either. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:04:55

The Spook of Misery Hill - An American Folktale

11/11/2020
Heading back to "Myths and Legends of Our Own Land" by Charles Skinner I'm correcting a grave wrong today and Friday with two ghost stories from California, beginning with 'The Spook of Misery Hill'. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:56

Bushy's Bravery - An American Fairytale

11/9/2020
In our final story from "The Topaz Story Book" we get a story about the bravery and cunning of a young squirrel. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:51

The Nutcrackers of Nutcracker Lodge - An American Fairytale

11/6/2020
In Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'The Nutcrackers of Nutcracker Lodge" we get a very vivid warning of what can happen if we put on airs. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:10:28

Mrs. Bunny’s Dinner Party - An American Fairytale

11/4/2020
In Anna Skinner's telling of 'Mrs. Bunny’s Dinner Party' we meet the fearless Mr. Bobtail. Or maybe he's not quite so fearless after all. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:45

The Pretending Woodchuck - An American Fairytale

11/2/2020
'The Pretending Woodchuck' is the perfect story of autumn to get us into the Topaz Fairy Book this November - the misadventure of a young woodchuck named Monax. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:15:16

The Legend of Stingy Jack - A Halloween Fairytale

10/30/2020
'The Legend of Stingy Jack' is a tradition here on The Folktale Project and the outstanding origin of the Jack-o'-lantern. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:17

The Little Pumpkin - An Autumn Folktale

10/28/2020
'The Little Pumpkin' is the story of a pumpkin who would be a truly glorious jack-o-lantern. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:17

The Wooden Indian and the Shaghorn Buffalo - An American Fairytale

10/26/2020
'The Wooden Indian and the Shaghorn Buffalo' is a rather wistful story and the last of our stories from Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" for a bit. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:08

The Dollar Watch and the Five Jack Rabbits - An American Fairytale

10/23/2020
In Sandburg's 'The Dollar Watch and the Five Jack Rabbits' we get a story of loss that's familiar to every pet owner - even if we didn't get our pets by saving a man from the gallows. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:11:23

The Two Skyscrapers Who Decided to Have a Child - An American Fairytale

10/21/2020
'The Two Skyscrapers Who Decided to Have a Child' is a sad story about parenting and the first of three stories to feature the wind as a character in Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories". Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:03

How Bimbo the Snip’s Thumb Stuck to His Nose When the Wind Changed - An American Fairytale

10/19/2020
Sandburg's 'How Bimbo the Snip’s Thumb Stuck to His Nose When the Wind Changed' is an American version of my favorite type of story, a progressive tale - and the first with a traffic directing monkey. Keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:59

Three Boys With Jugs of Molasses and Secret Ambitions - An American Fairytale

10/16/2020
Our final fairytale from Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" this week is a the tale of three boys on an adventure to realize their greatest ambition. Thanks to our new Pateron Patrons Kaitlyn, Haley and Rachel! Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:12:33

How the Hat Ashes Shovel Helped SnooFoo - An American Fairytale

10/14/2020
A story about brothers, a fuss, and a snowman named SnooFoo - that's Sandburg's 'How the Hat Ashes Shovel Helped SnooFoo'. Help keep The Folktale Project ad-free by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:04:45