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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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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

'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

'The Lamb With The Golden Fleece' | Featuring Kathleen Chalfant

4/24/2018
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In our season finale, Tony-nominated actor Kathleen Chalfant ("The Affair," "House of Cards") stars in an Iraqi tale about three friends whose love of storytelling changes their entire future.

Duration:00:23:18

'The Piper And The Pooka'

4/17/2018
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Damian McGinty ("Glee," "Celtic Thunder") tells the story of a musician with a serious case of butterflies until he finds himself performing for a very special -- and magical -- audience.

Duration:00:22:04

'Ashes for Sale'

4/10/2018
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Cheyenne Jackson ("American Horror Story," "Glee") and Patch Darragh ("Everything Sucks") star in a folktale about two friends, generosity, and the power of a pile of ashes.

Duration:00:25:03

Encore: 'The Barber's Secret'

4/3/2018
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Noah Schnapp ("Stranger Things") stars in a story about a prince, a barber, and a secret that was impossible to keep.

Duration:00:19:32

'Maushop And Grandfather Sun'

3/27/2018
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Wes Studi ("Penny Dreadful," "Dances With Wolves") stars as the Wampanoag mythical figure 'Maushop,' a kind, gentle giant who tries to convince the sun to come back home.

Duration:00:18:37

The Hat, The Horn, And The Purse

3/20/2018
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Bobby Moynihan ("Duck Tales," "SNL") stars in an Italian folktale about a father who gives seemingly simple gifts to his three sons. But they is more to these family heirloomsl than meets the eye.

Duration:00:26:51

'Three Wishes' | Circle Round 25

3/13/2018
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Patrick Fabian ("Better Call Saul") and Mandy Fabian ("Dropping The Soap") star in a story about a husband and wife whose generosity leads them to an unexpected challenge.

Duration:00:18:30

'Share And Share Alike' | Circle Round 24

3/6/2018
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Tiffany Boone ("The Chi") and Glynn Washington (NPR's "Snap Judgment") star in a classic folktale about a lazy bear who isn't big on sharing--until he meets a clever rabbit who teaches him a thing or two.

Duration:00:17:09

'The Drum' | Circle Round 23

2/27/2018
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Shankar Vedantam (NPR's "Hidden Brain") retells an Indian folktale about a young girl whose generous heart takes her on a surprising adventure.

Duration:00:18:35