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Stories are a big part of the African culture and growing up in the city of Port-Harcourt, these stories shaped my childhood. Times are different now and these bedtime stories which were passed down through generations are not as popular with children as they once were. This podcast aims to bring these stories to the new generation of African children and introduce everyone else to these wonderful stories from the motherland. The lessons and values learnt from these will never be forgotten. ...
 
Kweku Anansi is just another member of the African diaspora, trying to make a place for himself in his adopted home of Toronto, Canada. He dreams of better days, of a time when he could be stop running small time cons just to make the rent. He dreams of the life he used to live, centuries ago when he was revered as a god. A chance encounter with a fellow con man with a dark and secretive past of his own, plunges them both into the dark world of the lost gods, gods who would do anything to be ...
 
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.
 
How Awkward. I mean, how does a God or Goddess introduce themself? How does a thing like me, explain myself to a thing like you? I've brought you so many things. I brought you fire for your cold nights, begged your Sky God on your behalf for the sun and moon that hang in your orbit. I have been accused of pulling tricks but my tricks formed your existence. It added color. But lets not lose focus. This is about the stories of me fitting into this modern world. I also want your stories, I want ...
 
Stories forged in the fires of imagination. Producers of Anansi Storytime. This show is for our non-fairy tale based stories. Featuring * Audio Drama Showcase - Playing and reviewing Audio/Radio Dramas * Original Stories - A variety of our own stories for your enjoyment. This show is part of the Story Forge Network.
 
Compiled by an American missionary, West African Folk Tales by William H Barker is a delightful collection of folk tales from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and other countries along the west coast of Africa. These stories spread in various forms to other countries like the West Indies, Suriname, the Netherland Antilles, etc and can be still heard today among the people of these countries. West African Folk Tales is a wonderful read for both young people and older readers alike. The storie ...
 
MaryAnn Schmidt has enchanted children for years with folktales from around the world. It's difficult to freeze these stories in time because storytelling is a live art embodied by the synergy between the teller and the listener. Now, some of these experiences, recorded live in the classroom have been preserved and shared with children everywhere.
 
If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.
 
NOTE: The MP3 files used by this podcast appear to be missing. They may have been removed permanently from their source location. Good Omens � An angel and a demon try to save the world from an apocalypse. Neverwhere - Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere.An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of London. ...
 
As legend has it, there were once 3 co-workers with a shared affinity for all things mythological. Their names were Max, Nelson, and CJ. Despite their differences in personality, or perhaps because of them, they shared divine banter some have described as “legendary”. With their interest in mythology and the power of their banter, Max, Nelson, and CJ embarked on a quest to impart knowledge and entertainment on the mortal realm. They vowed to enlighten their followers about all cultures: both ...
 
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Anansi, the spider trickster of West Africa, and later the Caribbean at large, is often depicted as selfish and greedy in addition to being ever-lazy and painfully clever. Anansi is always quick to hatch a plan to swindle another person (or animal) in order to get something for himself. Often, that something is an easy meal, or free labor for a job…
 
An African folktale about trickster, Anansi, who does something very selfish and greedy, but thanks to Thunder, he ends up having to pay a heavy price for his greediness. (duration -14 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Back to School Giveaway! We are offering one FREE 30 minute Zoom Author's Visit (from Kathleen) to…
 
Today we revisit Anansi in another story of greed and cunning. In this story, Anansi gets a taste of his own medicine. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Blac…
 
Oops - we are late in publishing our August Round-Up, but hope you can still enjoy it now. (duration 38minutes) E149 The Daddylonglegs and the Fly E150 The Twelve Dancing Princesses E151 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse E152 The NightingaleBy Kathleen T. Pelley, audio story podcaster, audio book Scottish storyteller for kids and children's author
 
We are back in Ghana today with the greedy Anansi. In this story, Anansi's greed leads to his end. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: …
 
Dave is MIA this week so we’ve drafted in our pal Vicki Henry and asked her to pick an album. Her choices is Stubborn Persistent Illusions by Canadian post-rock troupe Do Make Say Think. Hailing from Toronto and part of Constellation Records, it would be fair to consider Do Make Say Think’s jazzy, dual drummer, almost joyful approach to post-rock t…
 
For today’s story, we are travelling to the region of southern West Africa. This tale has been shared in that region, for centuries and was published in 1917 by William H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair. I really hope you enjoy today’s story. If you would like to support this podcast please share it on social media and directly to your friends who lov…
 
Today's story is inspired by a classic Aesop's fable. Sprat the Gnat finds a fantastic new home. But when the word gets out how great his new spot is, it quickly becomes very crowded. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on instagram @storiespodcast! We'd love to see your artwork a…
 
A Native American folktale about two sisters who both want to marry the Chief, but the Chief disguises himself to test the sisters' character and so they younger sister's kindness and humility win the day. A great story to teach children the meaning of Pride Comes Before A Fall! (duration 14 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey wi…
 
Today's Story is an adaptation of an old folk tale about a mouse and his mother. They live in the basement of an elementary school and have plenty of crumbs and other leftovers to eat after the kids make a mess in the cafeteria. Unfortunately little Micah gets a little too greedy with the cafeteria food and makes a big mistake. Draw us a picture of…
 
It’s incredibly difficult to categorise Arthur Russell. His music ranged from the purely experimental, to disco, warped 80s synth pop and so much more. It’s the latter that makes Calling out of Context, the first posthumous complication released by his estate such an intriguing listen. Arthur rose to prominence as the musical director of Manhattan’…
 
Get into the Back-to-School mindset with this special bonus episode. Eight Kids Listen members have created a short offering around the theme of this year's return to school as a sampling for you and your family. (duration - 18 minutes) You can take a listen to their podcasts by using the links below (collaborators are in the order they appear in t…
 
Today's story is an adaptation of a classic Aesop Fabel about two cats on the prowl for snacks. Listen along as our two tubby cats, Misty and Tiger, try to find the fairest way to split a cake between them. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on instagram @storiespodcast! We'd lov…
 
Today's story is a traditional Zulu story and follows a lazy hunter who came up with a way to get food without working. This story also shows us some of the consequences of laziness. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buy…
 
We’re going Grimm this fall, starting with one of our favorite fairy tales that stars the one, the only, Rumbletitskid! Or maybe, Rumperskersin, no… wait, ah yes, Rumpelstiltskin! He’s weaving for the life of the miller’s daughter and wants his payment. A man, friend or fae, needs a name. Drunk Mythology is a podcast created by Krista and Christian…
 
Alright, so in the grand scheme of things, Humbug by the Arctic Monkeys isn’t exactly bereft of plays on the ol’ streaming platforms. Hell, it still sold a lot of physical copies too. However, in comparison to the rest of their discography? It’s certainly one of the albums that has shown the least love. It did have some big-ish singles of course, b…
 
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It's back to school season again! We hope all our listeners are having a fun first week of school, or getting excited for it next week. Today we're sharing a heart warming original story about a girl named Chloe on her first day at a new school. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it…
 
A delightful nonsense poem by Edward Lear about a fantastical, made-up creature that leaves all the other animals completely befuddled and confused. (duration 12 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story, Ages 4-10. Back to School Giveaway! We are offering one FREE 30 minute Zoom Author's Visit (from Kathleen) to your ch…
 
Today we're sharing part 2 of our retelling of the classic Greek myth of Perseus and Medusa. Part 1 was shared last Friday August 27th. If you haven't heard part 1 go back and check it out so you'll be ready for this exciting conclusion to the story. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us …
 
A Farmer walked through his field one cold winter morning. On the ground lay a Snake, stiff and frozen with the cold. The Farmer knew how deadly the Snake could be, and yet he picked it up and put it in his bosom to warm it back to life. The Snake soon revived, and when it had enough strength, bit the man who had been so kind to it. The bite was de…
 
Nicholas Van Wempel was the sort of drinker with a knack for stumbling into situations of the dumbest of luck, and perhaps the smartest misfortune - but where does the goose come into it? Listen to find out, and if you'd like to support this podcast, please click here. Thank you! If you want to get in touch, send an email to thoughts@retoldthepodca…
 
The cat is truly among the pigeons this week, as Chris puts the Arctic Monkeys’ third album Humbug forth for our consideration. Is this the biggest band we’ve ever covered?! Probably not, no - we did cover Metallica after all - but they are the first band we’ve ever covered with a song on Spotify that is has over 1 billion plays (It’s Do I Wanna Kn…
 
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