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Episode 25: Anansi, Coyote, and the Magic Radio

9/29/2018
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Culture: Uncultured An Original Story, based on classic characters (and wacky parodies) Summary: Hi! I'm Coyote and I'm... Gonna step in for a second to talk about what happened. You see, I was trying to come talk to my friend Anansi when... well then after that you see... then... oh! A radio! When I turned it on... Oh... yeah I probably shouldn't have done that. Production: * Writer - Scooter, LJ Donnell, Max Baskin, Thomas Sixten * Director - Hank Romanesco * SFX, Master - David Allen *...

Duration:00:20:09

Episode 24: The Field of Boliauns

8/4/2018
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Culture: Celtic Based on a story collected by: Joseph Jacobs Summary: A story about a man who abandoned his search for wealth, when he discovers it’s all a crock. Production: * Writer - Will Burghart * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen * Engineer - Brandon Strader Players: * Patrick Kempter - Leprechaun * Thomas Sixten - Tom * Verity Sainte Marie - Narrator Special Guests: Brandon Strader, David Allen, Hank Romanesco, Patrick Kempter, Thomas Sixten, Verity Sainte Marie,...

Duration:00:06:45

Episode 23: The King and the Fisherman

7/7/2018
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Culture: Persian Based on a story translated by: Hartwell James Summary: A story about a clever fisherman who nets a quick profit with a minnow-mum of effort. Production: * Writer - Sam Tynes * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen * Engineer - Erik Schmall * Engineer - Kelly Oostman Players: * Chris G - Narrator * Don Davenport - King * Tara Griffiths - Sherem * Thomas Sixten - Fisherman Special Guests: Chris G, David Allen, Don Davenport, Erik Schmall, Hank Romanesco,...

Duration:00:05:35

Episode 22: Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary

6/9/2018
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Culture: Celtic Based on a story by: Joseph Jacobs Summary: A story about two greedy farmers, who reaped what they sowed, when their neighbor milked them for all they were worth. Production: * Writer - Samantha Tynes * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - Tim Peterson * Mixer - Brandon Strader Players: * Boston Moss - Narrator * Chris G - Donald O'Neary * Keith Riley - Hudden * Kjatar Tavishen - Farmer, Cobbler * Matt Hinton - Dudden * Thomas Sixten - Innkeeper, Tanner Special Guests:...

Duration:00:10:54

Episode 21: When Till Eulenspiegel Baked Owls and Monkeys

5/12/2018
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Culture: German Based on a story by: Unknown Summary: A story about a traveling troublemaker who, kneading money, bought a breadmaker’s ire with some half-baked shenanigans. Production: * Writer - Thomas Sixten * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen * Engineer - Brandon Strader Players: * LJ Donnell - Baker * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Narrator * Thierry Barston - Till Special Guests: Brandon Strader, David Allen, Hank Romanesco, LJ Donnell, Matt "Olaf" Hinton, Thierry Barston, and...

Duration:00:06:27

Episode 20: How the Camel Got His Hump

4/21/2018
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Culture: Brittish Based on written by: Rudyard Kipling Summary: A story about how a Jinn sends a lazy camel Alpaca-ing. Production: * Writer - Thierry Barston * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen * Engineer - Brandon Strader Players: * Boston Moss - Narrator * Don Davenport - Horse * Kjatar Tavishen - Jinn * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Ox * Max Baskin - Man * Sara Davenport - Dog * Thomas Sixten - Camel Special Guests: Boston Moss, Brandon Strader, David Allen, Don Davenport, Hank...

Duration:00:06:13

Episode 19: The Sagacious Boar and Monkey

3/14/2018
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Culture: Japanese Based on a story collected by: Yei Theodora Ozaki Summary: A story based on a Japanese Fable of a tricky monkey's attempt to continue usefulness to their human master. Production: * Writer - Sam Tynes * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen, Brandon Strader Players: * Andrew Whitby - Narrator * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Boar * Max Baskin - Trainer * Morgan Hazelwood - Wife * Thierry Barston - Monkey Special Guests: Andrew Whitby, Brandon Strader, David Allen, Hank...

Duration:00:06:48

Episode 18: Building Asgard's Wall

2/3/2018
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Culture: Norse Based on a story by: Unknown Summary: A story about a nightmare of a deal that goes rough shod when horsing around gets in the way. Production: * Writer - Lisa Watson * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen * Engineer - Brandon Strader * Foley - Joe M. Griffin Players: * Jackie Aceto - Narrator * Joe Kubinski - Odin * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Builder * Tara Griffiths - Freyja * Thomas Sixten - Loki Special Guests: Brandon Strader, David Allen, Hank Romanesco, Jackie...

Duration:00:11:54

Episode 17: How Orunmilla Tricked Death

12/27/2017
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Culture: Yoruba Based on a story by: Traditional African tale of the Orishas. Summary: A story about how Orunmila helped a mother protect her son from Iku, the incarnation of death. Production: * Writer - Thierry Barston * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - David Allen * Engineer - Brandon Strader Players: * Don Davenport - Orunmilla * LJ Donnell - Iku * Max Baskin - Narrator * Sara Davenport - Woman Special Guests: Brandon Strader, David Allen, Don Davenport, Hank Romanesco, LJ...

Duration:00:05:13

Episode 16: How a Man Was Bewitched and Had His Head Shaved by Foxes [Contains Mature Themes]

11/22/2017
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Culture: Japanese Based on a story by: Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale Summary: Today we have a story about how everything comes up tails when a man is outfoxed on a wager. This episode contains descriptions of torture. Viewer discretion is advised. Production: * Writer - Max Baskin * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - Brandon Strader * Engineer - David Allen Players: * Keith Riley - Villager * Lisa Watson - Daughter * Lynne - Anrakuji * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Father *...

Duration:00:11:24

Episode 15: Why Coyote Stopped Imitating His Friends

10/22/2017
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Culture: Caddo (Native North American) Based on a story by: Unknown Summary: A story about how Coyote, despite dogged determination, was left lupining for his friends gifts. Production: * Producer - Scooter * Writer - LJ Donnell * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond * Engineer - David Allen Players: * Andrew Whitby - Coyote * Chris G - Raven * LJ Donnell - Narrator * Max Baskin - Woodpecker * Thomas Sixten - Bear Special Guests: Andrew Whitby, Chris G, David Allen, DJ...

Duration:00:10:28

Episode 14: Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs

7/19/2017
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Culture: Akan Based on a story by: Farida Salifu Summary: A story about a spider whose eyes are too big for his stomach and his legs. Production: * Writer - Thomas Sixten * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond * Engineer - David Allen Players: * Boston Moss - Hog * David Saylor - Child Monkey * Don Davenport - Father Monkey * Kjatar Tavishen - Anansi * LJ Donnell - Rabbit * Thomas Sixten - Narrator Special Guests: Boston Moss, David Allen, David Saylor, DJ Drummond, Don...

Duration:00:03:46

Episode 13: Maui Snares The Sun

4/18/2017
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Culture: Polynesian Based on a story by: W.D. Westervelt Summary: A story of when Maui unlocked the underworld’s door to the heavens, he thought he was doing a great good for his people. But when the sun, a thoughtless creature of heat and light, brings calamity to his people, Maui finds his work is far from finished. Production: * Writer - LJ Donnell * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Chris G. - Mother * Greg Zumbrook - Villager 3 * Lisa Watson - Vatea,...

Duration:00:12:48

Episode 12: The Golden Apple of Discord

2/5/2017
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Culture: Greek Based on a story by: Ovid Summary: A story about the troubles caused by a slighted goddess who uses a golden apple to avenge herself when she was kept out of a feast. Production: * Writer - Thierry Barston * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Andrew Whitby - Narrator * Chris G - Paris * Don Davenport - Agelaus * Kjatar Tavishen - Zeus, Aesacus * LJ Donnell - Aphrodite * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - King Menelaus, Priam * Morgan Hazelwood - Eris * Thierry...

Duration:00:08:17

Episode 11: Journey For The Golden Tower

12/30/2016
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Summary: A story about a boy who leaves home for fame and glory and returns with what really matters. Production: * Writer - Anansi Storytime * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Don Davenport - Wind * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Boy * Max Baskin - Wisewoman * Sara Davenport - Narrator Special Guests: DJ Drummond, Don Davenport, Hank Romanesco, Matt "Olaf" Hinton, Max Baskin, and Sara Davenport.

Duration:00:04:16

Episode 10: Doctor Knowall

9/23/2016
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Culture: Germany Based on a story by: Brothers Grimm Summary: A silly story about a very fortunate peasant. Production: * Writer - John Bachman * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Brannen - Servant 2 * Chris G - Narrator * LJ Donnell - Servant 1 * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Crabb, Servant 5 * Morgan Hazelwood - Lord, Servant 4 * Thierry Barston - Servant 3, Doctor Special Guests: Brannen, Chris G, DJ Drummond, Hank Romanesco, John Bachman, LJ Donnell, Matt "Olaf"...

Duration:00:05:30

Episode 9: The Sweep And The Noble Lady

9/23/2016
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Culture: Middle East Based on a Story by: Sir Richard Burton Summary: A story about a poor man who finds himself in an unexpected turn of fortune. Production: * Writer - John Bachman * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Andrew Whitby - Emir * Chris G - Narrator * John Donnell - Sweep * Lisa Watson - Slave Girl * LJ Donnell - Lady * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Lord * Will Burghart - Eunuch Special Guests: Andrew Whitby, Chris G, DJ Drummond, Hank Romanesco, John Bachman,...

Duration:00:10:21

Episode 8: The Island Of Skeletons

9/23/2016
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Culture: North American Native American Based on a Story by: Margaret Compton Summary: A story about how a young boy’s kindness helps him to overcome adversity. Production: * Editor: LJ Donnell * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Aine Connelly - Giant 1 * Don Davenport - The Man * John Donnell - Red Shell * LJ Donnell - The Skeleton * Marcia Litt - Narrator * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Giant 2 * Sara Davenport - Big Wave * Scooter - Wild Sage Special Guests: Aine...

Duration:00:14:57

Episode 7: The Story Of Hassebu

9/23/2016
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Culture: Swahili Based on a story by: Andrew Lang Summary: A story about a boy’s misadventures with the King of the Snakes. Production: * Writer - LJ Donnell * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Andrew Whitby - King of the Snakes * Don Davenport - Woodcutter 1 * George Neff - Hassebu * John Donnell - Woodcutter 2 * LJ Donnell - Mother, Soldier 2 * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - Soldier 1, Vizir * Thierry Barston - Wise Man * Will Burghart - Narrator Special Guests: Andrew...

Duration:00:12:02

Episode 6: Tortoise And The King

9/23/2016
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Culture: Yoruba Based on a Story by: M. I. Ogumefu Summary: A tale about a clever Tortoise and his efforts to marry the king’s daughter. Production: * Writer: Will Burghart * Director - Hank Romanesco * Engineer - DJ Drummond Players: * Brannen - Elephant * Chris G - Narrator * Matt "Olaf" Hinton - King * Morgan Hazelwood - Tortoise * Thierry Barston - Farmer Special Guests: Brannen, Chris G, DJ Drummond, Hank Romanesco, Matt "Olaf" Hinton, Morgan Hazelwood, Thierry Barston, and Will...

Duration:00:04:54