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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,...

Duration:00:06:27

Episode camel: 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,...

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,...

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,...

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 * Laura Jeanne Donnell - Iku * Max Baskin - Narrator * Sara Davenport - Woman Special Guests: Brandon Strader, David Allen, Don Davenport, Hank...

Duration:00:05:13

Episode 16: How a Man Was Bewitched and Had His Head Shaved by Foxes

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 involves 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 * Max Baskin -...

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 a spider whose eyes are too big for his stomach and his legs. 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, LJ Donnell, Max Baskin, and...

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, Don Davenport,...

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 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 3: Why The Sea Is Salt

9/22/2016
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Culture: Norway Based on a Story by: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe Summary: The tale of two brothers' misadventure with a magical handmill. Production: * Writer: Scooter * Director: Hank Romanesco * Engineer: DJ Drummond Players: * Aine Connelly - Poor Brother's Wife * Andrew Whitby - Poor Brother * Brannen - Narrator * Chris G - Rich Brother * Matt “Olaf” Hinton - Skipper * Morgan Hazelwood - Rich Brother's Wife * Scott Smith - Old Man Special Guests: Aine Connelly, Andrew...

Duration:00:09:36

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