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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

Viking Tales Pt. 6 - Harald is King - A Norwegian Saga

2/26/2021
In our final story from "Viking Tales" this week we see a young Harald take up the throne in 'Harald is King'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:10:27

Viking Tales Pt. 5 - Foe's-fear - A Norwegian Saga

2/24/2021
In today's story from "Viking Tales" we're introduced to Harald's spear, 'Foe's-fear' and get a glimpse of a young Harald in battle. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:55

Viking Tales Pt. 4 - Olaf's Fight with Havard - A Norwegian Saga

2/22/2021
This week we pick back up with "Viking Tales" with another story from Harald's thrall Olaf in 'Olaf's Fight with Havard'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:50

Viking Tales Pt. 3 - Olaf's Farm - A Norwegian Saga

2/19/2021
In our final story this week Olaf tells Harald (and us) a tale of going a-viking and being good to your hosts in 'Olaf's Farm'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:12:19

Viking Tales Pt. 2 - The Tooth Thrall - A Norwegian Saga

2/17/2021
Today we get to meet Olaf, 'The Tooth Thrall' of the future king of Norway. And we get to hear the first of many stories from Olaf. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:21

Viking Tales Pt. 1 - The Baby - A Norwegian Saga

2/15/2021
This week we begin our most ambitious story yet, the Norwegian saga of the first king of Norway. The story, as told to us Jennie Hall, begins with 'The Baby'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:04:52

Princess Helena the Fair - A Russian Folktale

2/12/2021
Our final story from Russia this week, 'Princess Helena the Fair', shows how important it is to honor one's final wishes. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:06

Woe - A Russian Folktale

2/10/2021
The Russian folktale of 'Woe' is a story about just how far the personification of woe is willing to go in order to drive you to ruin. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:13:30

One-Eyed Likho - A Russian Folktale

2/8/2021
'One-Eyed Liklho' is an amazing Russian folktale, but definitely not for the little ones. If you're sharing this at bedtime the story of 'Morozko' would be much better https://www.folktaleproject.com/episodes/2019/7/19/ep-579-morozko-a-russian-folktale. Trigger Warning: mutilation, murder, self harm Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:49

The Phantom Train of Marshall Pass - An American Ghost Story

2/5/2021
'The Phantom Train of Marshall Pass' is the kind of ghost story that I loved as a child. There was nothing better than reading a ghost story about travel while you were traveling.😁 Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:52

Dolph Heyliger - An American Folktale

2/3/2021
'Dolph Heyliger' has everything you could want in an American ghost story, a plucky protagonist, a family ghost and hidden treasure. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:51

Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon - An American Fairytale

2/1/2021
'Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon' is a bedtime story for the children of Rootabaga Country and it's both a warning and a silly story. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:05:19

How Henry Hagglyhoagly Played the Guitar with His Mittens On - An American Fairytale

1/29/2021
'How Henry Hagglyhoagly Played the Guitar with His Mittens On' is a love story in Carl Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories". Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:30

What Six Girls with Balloons Told the Gray Man on Horseback - An American Fairytale

1/27/2021
Carl Sandburg's 'What Six Girls with Balloons Told the Gray Man on Horseback' is one of those stories that shows us just how well Sandburg captured a child's imagination in his tales. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:02

The White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind Boy - An American Fairytale

1/25/2021
In Carl Sandburg's 'The White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind Boy' we find ourselves back in Rootabaga Country with a young man and woman with a sense of adventure. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:14

The Naughty Boy - A Danish Folktale

1/22/2021
Our final Hans Christian Andersen tale for the week is all about love and the very naughty boy who brings it to us, Cupid. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:07:05

The Leap-Frog - A Danish Folktale

1/20/2021
I've told a version of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Leap Frog' before ('The Leaping Match') but I really prefer this translation and I hope you do as well. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:06:16

The Snow Queen Pt. 7 - What Happened in the Snow Queen's Palace and After - A Danish Fairytale

1/18/2021
At the conclusion of "The Snow Queen" Gerda finally finds little Kay and we find out 'What Happened in the Snow Queen's Palace and After'. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:10:52

The Snow Queen Pt. 6 - The Lapp Woman and The Finn Woman - A Danish Fairytale

1/15/2021
In the penultimate story in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" little Gerda is finally on her way to face the Snow Queen and free Kay. She just needs to make a few stops first. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:08:34

The Snow Queen Pt. 5 - The Little Robber Girl - A Danish Fairytale

1/13/2021
In today's story of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen'" ('The Little Robber Girl') Gerda is captured by robbers on her quest to find Kay. Support The Folktale Project by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject.

Duration:00:10:36