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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

'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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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 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. Download a coloring page for this episode here: 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 coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:19:57

Encore: 'It Could Always Get Worse' | feat. Jason Alexander

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. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

Duration:00:15:22