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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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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.

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English


Episodes

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 it's cover.

Duration:00:18:11

'The King And The Cobbler' | feat. Keith David and James Naughton

7/17/2018
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When the most powerful person in the land has never relied on himself, trouble ensues! Keith David ("Greenleaf") and James Naughton ("The Blacklist," "Our Town") co-star in a folktale that claims many homes--from Afghanistan to Greece.

Duration:00:23:45

'The Months Of The Year' | Feat. Ailsa Chang and Joshua Rush

7/10/2018
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What would it be like to experience the months of the year--out of order? Joshua Rush ("Andi Mack") and Ailsa Chang (NPR) co-star in this story which has its origins in Russia, Greece, and the Czech Republic. To download the free coloring page for this story, visit: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:24:01

Encore: 'The Woman Who Lived In A Vinegar Bottle' feat. Sela Ward

7/2/2018
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Sela Ward ("Graves," "Independence Day") stars in a traditional English tale about a woman who can't seem to find home sweet home. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:16:12

'The Skylark' | Feat. Miriam Shor

6/25/2018
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Miriam Shor ("Younger," "The Americans,") stars in this Portuguese folktale about a feathered creature who gives a young, inpatient man a lesson he'll never forget.

Duration:00:16:04

'The Perfect Partnership' | Feat. Joshua Johnson and Sam Sanders

6/19/2018
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Being a good partner is all about give and take. But in today’s story, Sam Sanders (NPR) and Joshua Johnson (WAMU) co-star in a Ghanaian story about one man who's far more interested in the taking.

Duration:00:18:56

'The Friendship Orchard' | feat. Susan Stamberg and Linda Wertheimer

6/12/2018
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NPR's own Linda Wertheimer and Susan Stamberg co-star in a Kazakh folktale about lifelong friends whose bond is tested by the unexpected discovery of big treasure. Find a free coloring page for this episode at wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:15:57

'A Taste Of Honey' | feat. Hannah Simone

6/5/2018
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Hannah Simone ("New Girl") stars alongside her real-life father Naren Simone in a South Asian tale about the power of self-reliance. Download a few coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:19:57

Encore: 'It Could Always Get Worse'

5/29/2018
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Whether we’re 3 or 93, we all love a good story. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") stars in this classic Yiddish folktale.

Duration:00:15:22

Two Hour Road Trip Reel: 'The Animal Kingdom'

5/23/2018
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Do you have a very long road trip ahead of you? We've got you! This playlist features two hours of your favorite Circle Round stories about our furry and feathered friends. To print out the free coloring pages associated with these stories, visit wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:01:50:50

90 Minute Road Trip Reel: 'Casting A Spell'

5/23/2018
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We just made your road trips so much better. This 90 minute playlist features your favorite Circle Round stories about magic including "The Hat, The Horn, and the Purse," "The Rice Cakes and The Oni," "The Magic Cloth," and "The Barber's Secret." To print out the coloring pages associated with these stories, visit wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:01:24:56

One Hour Road Trip Reel: 'Playing By Ear'

5/23/2018
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Buckle your seat belt for a spectacular ride! This 60 minute playlist features your favorite Circle Round stories about music including "The Drum," "Sadko and the Sea," and "The Piper and the Pooka."

Duration:01:04:44

Encore: 'The Lion's Whisker' | feat. Marsai Martin and Miles Brown

5/22/2018
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Marsai Martin ("Black-ish"), Miles Brown ("Black-ish"), and NPR's own Ofeibia Quist-Arcton star in this story about a brother and a sister who are prepared to do just about anything in order to get along. Print your free coloring page for this story at: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:14:57

Encore: 'The Shepherd's Disguise' feat. Tony Hale

5/15/2018
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Tony Hale ("Veep," "Arrested Development") stars in a German folktale about a royal advisor whose dishonesty gets him into a royal mess.

Duration:00:22:50

Encore: 'Stella And The Dragon' featuring Kathryn Hahn

5/8/2018
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Kathryn Hahn ("Bad Moms") stars in the encore presentation of a Romanian folktale where a clever mother does her best to outwit a powerful dragon.

Duration:00:19:53

Encore: 'Why The Ocean Is Salty'| Feat. Lou Diamond Phillips, Jon Jon Briones

5/1/2018
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Lou Diamond Phillips ("Longmire," "33") and Jon Jon Briones ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story") star in the classic Filipino folktale "Why The Ocean is Salty."

Duration:00:17:13