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Circle Round, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world featuring top talent from the stage and screen. Stories are adapted for today’s families into 10 to 20 minute episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity.

Circle Round, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world featuring top talent from the stage and screen. Stories are adapted for today’s families into 10 to 20 minute episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity.
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United States

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WBUR

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Circle Round, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world featuring top talent from the stage and screen. Stories are adapted for today’s families into 10 to 20 minute episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity.

Language:

English


Episodes

Circle Round Presents 'Earth Rangers!'

12/4/2018
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Winter is coming.... While we get out of hats and gloves, animals are making their own plans. A four month nap? Extra food? Flying south? Our friends at "Earth Rangers" get up close and personal with wildlife to learn more. .

Duration:00:18:59

'Maya's Feathers' | feat. Vella Lovell

11/27/2018
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Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) stars as a young woman who learns the power of her words... and how you can't take the meaner ones back once they're out there.

Duration:00:17:21

Road Trip Reel: A Feast For Your Ears!

11/20/2018
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Whether you're traveling, cooking, or storing leftovers, get ready for scrumptious Thanksgiving listening with 90 minutes of your favorite Circle Round stories about food! Stories included: "Fiona and the Fairies," "When Fish Fly," "Dollars and Scents," "The Perfect Partnership," "A Taste of Honey," and "The Unwelcome Guest." To support Circle Round and receive our thank you gift of a coloring book, please visit wbur.org/color

Duration:01:43:59

'The Unjust Justice' | feat. Jackie Tohn

11/13/2018
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Jackie Tohn (G.L.O.W.) stars as a clever grocer who teaches a dishonest judge the importance of being fair and trustworthy. Our *NEWEST* coloring book is available as a thank-you gift to donors. Support Circle Round today and help us keep the stories coming! More at wbur.org/color

Duration:00:21:41

'Turtle Island' | feat. 'The Punies' and 'Earth Ranger Emma'

11/6/2018
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Circle Round partners with two fellow kids podcasts--'The Punies,' by Kobe Bryant and Canada's 'Earth Rangers,'-- to bring a First Nations folktale to life. Our *NEWEST* coloring book is available as a thank-you gift to donors. Support Circle Round today and help us keep the stories coming! More at wbur.org/color

Duration:00:18:43

Encore: 'The Rice Cakes And The Oni"

10/30/2018
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Tamlyn Tomita ("The Good Doctor") and Hudson Yang ("Fresh Off The Boat") star in this Japanese story about a mother and son team with a seriously good sense of humor. If you love this podcast, please consider supporting WBUR (where Circle Round is produced) by donating $5 or $10 a month. When you do, we'll send you the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW coloring book created by our fabulous illustrator Sabina Hahn. Learn more at: wbur.org/color

Duration:00:17:47

'The Princess and the Egg' | feat. Amber Stevens West

10/23/2018
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Amber Stevens West ("Happy Together") stars as a globe-trotting princess who works hard to keep all of her promises. But in this story, the honest princess's commitment is tested in more ways than one! Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening! We hope you love what you're hearing. WBUR's Circle Round is a listener supported podcast. We rely on donations to keep writing, casting, composing, and entertaining. Donate today and as a thank you, you'll get "Circle Round...

Duration:00:20:12

Circle Round Presents 'Ear Snacks!'

10/16/2018
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Throughout the year, we’re sharing some of our favorite kids’ podcasts with you-- from science shows to storytelling to EAR SNACKS. (That’s the name of this week’s visiting podcast.) 'Ear Snacks' comes to us from sunny California, and is hosted by Andrew and Polly: an award-winning, singing and songwriting duo.

Duration:00:21:59

'Armadillo’s Song' | feat. Gad Elmaleh

10/9/2018
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French comedian Gad Elmaleh stars in this episode about one little armadillo who doesn't let anyone discourage him from following his dreams. This lively Bolivian folktale tells the origin story of the "charango," a small Andean stringed instrument. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening! We hope you love what you're hearing. WBUR's Circle Round is a listener supported podcast. We rely on donations to keep writing, casting, composing, and entertaining. Donate today...

Duration:00:19:05

'Fiona and the Fairies' | feat. Selenis Leyva

10/2/2018
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Selenis Leyva ("Orange is the New Black," "Maniacs") stars as a clever baker in this retelling of Scottish folktale about the power of a little "please" and "thank you." Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening! We hope you love what you're hearing. WBUR's Circle Round is a listener supported podcast. We rely on donations to keep writing, casting, composing, and entertaining. Donate today and as a thank you, you'll get "Circle Round Colors," our brand new (awesome)...

Duration:00:18:48

'The Tug of War' | feat. Quvenzhane Wallis

9/25/2018
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Does bigger always mean stronger? Oscar nominee & children's author Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) stars in this East African folktale. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening! We hope you love what you're hearing. WBUR's Circle Round is a listener supported podcast. We rely on donations to keep writing, casting, composing, and entertaining. Donate today and as a thank you, you'll get "Circle Round Colors," our brand new (awesome) coloring...

Duration:00:18:41

'Dollars and Scents' | feat. Derek Klena and Max Casella

9/18/2018
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Our noses can detect nearly a trillion different scents. When the main character in our story smells just a handful of them he winds up in quite a mess! Derek Klena ("Anastasia," "Wicked,") and Max Casella ("The Lion King," "Music Man") co-star in this global folktale. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening! We hope you love what you're hearing. WBUR's Circle Round is a listener supported podcast. We rely on donations to keep writing, casting, composing, and...

Duration:00:20:07

'100 Rooms' | feat. Ed Asner

9/11/2018
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Ed Asner ("Up," "Mary Tyler Moore Show") stars in a British folktale about a father who challenges his young daughters to solve a tricky challenge by thinking outside the box. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening! We hope you love what you're hearing. WBUR's Circle Round is a listener supported podcast. We rely on donations to keep writing, casting, composing, and entertaining. Donate today and as a thank you, you'll get "Circle Round Colors," our brand new...

Duration:00:19:47

'When Fish Fly' | feat. HGTV's 'The Cousins:' John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino

9/4/2018
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John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (HGTV’s “Cousins on Call) co-star in this story about a man who gets a very tricky lesson about the dangers of gossip.

Duration:00:15:39

Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape

8/24/2018
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We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you our final summer bonus episode, the Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape. Perfect for your end-of-summer road trip spectacular!

Duration:00:38:21

Encore: 'Sadko And The Sea'

8/21/2018
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Max Greenfield ("The Neighborhood," "New Girl") stars in this Russian folktale about the power of music. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:26:57

The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate

8/14/2018
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In this special episode, we team up with some of our pals for an awesome mash-up of fun! Featuring Circle Round, Wow In The World, Story Pirates, Brains On, But Why, and Eleanor Amplified.

Duration:00:39:31

Encore: 'The Owner Of The Sun'

8/6/2018
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YouTuber and comedian Joanna Hausmann stars in a Venezuelan folktale about an enterprising young girl and her quest to free the sun. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:14:09

'Cow Wells And Cow Bells' | feat. Billy Porter and Joshua Boone

7/31/2018
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Greed. Deception. Adorable baby cows. Billy Porter ("Pose") and Joshua Boone ("Seven Seconds") star in this East African folktale that asks: "is honesty always the best policy?"

Duration:00:17:39

'The Unwelcome Guest' | feat. Richard Kind

7/24/2018
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Richard Kind ("Inside Out") stars in this Middle Eastern folktale about a clever man who teaches his village a thing or two about the dangers of judging a book by its cover.

Duration:00:18:11