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African Folktales with Miss Jo Jo is a Webby Award-winning children's podcast of diverse short stories originating in Africa, originally passed down through generations by word of mouth. These traditional tales told with a new twist, are not only entertaining but serve to teach a lesson as well. Sometimes of a moral value and other times of survival. Tune in and share with a friend.
 
Leaders create leaders, and leaders create their future! Creating your future goes beyond just chasing and pursuing your dreams. It’s making sure your future is bright in all areas of your life including your financial one. Gerard Adams has teamed up with Prudential and The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center to bring you a live special edition of his Leaders Create Leaders series. This podcast series will interview thought leaders and influencers from all walks of life asking the tou ...
 
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Today our magic jeep takes us to a place where there isn’t much food for everyone. The tortoise sees that their friend, the dog, is very well fed. The tortoise asks the dog’s secret source of food but the dog does not share his secret. One day, the tortoise follows the dog and finds out the secret of the dog and the farmer’s harvest. Will the torto…
 
Today our magic jeep brings to a princess who is due to be married. The only problem is that she has fallen in love with two strong men. One of them is called Fire and the other is called Rain. Both men must pull out all the stops to win the princess’s heart. Who will win the contest between Fire and Rain? Support for African Folktales with Miss Jo…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a tortoise finds a big egg on her travels. She wants to bake her a cake using the eggs but she has no way to do so. She decides to promise a nearby family to bake them the cake if they provide the tools and ingredients, but later on, the tortoise runs away with the cake. When the tortoise finds the leopard’s h…
 
Today our magic jeep brings us to where a goat is traveling with her daughter. But as they travel there are many dangers. Other animals want to eat them. The goat decides to teach her daughter a nice trick to scare away the wicked predators. Come and let me tell you how the goat and her daughter ended up living safely together! Support for African …
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a place where a chief loves him some good stories. Just like you! But this chief issues a challenge for someone to tell him the longest story ever. Nobody thinks this is possible, until a young storyteller named Mo shows up. Does Mo really know the longest story in the world? Let me share this story with you, I prom…
 
Today our magic jeep takes where a farmer named Musa and his wife have just had a cute baby boy. Musa must feed his wife to keep her strong and healthy, but on his way home from buying their favorite meal, Musa is chased by hyenas. Musa must offer them the food he bought so they will leave him alone, but what will he cook for his wife now? Let me t…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a Warthog has built a nice big house. But the Warthog sees the Lion from one of our old stories and he becomes very scared. The Warthog runs into his home and decides to try out an old trick he heard from the Jackal, not knowing that the Lion has a very good memory. In this story, I will teach you why the Wart…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a kingdom where a cruel king gives Walu the impossible task of creating a living, breathing man. Walu is scared of what the king will do when he cannot finish his task, until he crosses paths with the local madman. Can Walu pull off the impossible? Or will he need some help? Don’t hesitate to press play and let me t…
 
Today our Magic Jeep takes us to a jungle where an elephant and a hippo are the strongest in the land. They have gathered all the food for themselves because they are so strong. But one tortoise will use the strength of his mind to teach the hippo and the elephant to be kinder to all of the other animals in the jungle. How does one little tortoise …
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a crown bird and a hare are going on a special journey to visit the hare’s uncle. The hare and the crown bird decide to race to the house and find out who will make it there first. But as they race to where the uncle lives, they pass a mysterious woman who needs their help. This results in one of the friends s…
 
Great news everybody! African Folktales is coming back, and there are even more new adventures with the amazing Ms. JoJo just around the corner. But, you’re going to have to wait one more week for the newest episode to be released. Meanwhile, you can listen to this “Welcome Back” episode that previews some of the great moments that will be shared i…
 
Make sure to join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when Ms. JoJo will be returning! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Little Crow thinks hi…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Listen closely to why it’s never a good…
 
Make sure to join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when Ms. JoJo will be returning! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Did you ever wonder w…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Are you using your imagination? I hope …
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Today let's find out what happens when …
 
Hello my little ones! I hope you've enjoyed the adventures so far in our first season. What an exciting year of journeys, learning, and fun it was! I will be heading on a vacation in my magic jeep looking for all new adventures to take you on in September! But don’t worry! My Aunti Oni will be stepping in for the summer to share some incredible fol…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to learn about a special shovel that’s one of a kind. In the beginning, there was only one shovel in the world, and men worked their fields with a knife. Today we learn a very special lesson about all the great inventions in our community. But always make sure not to take advantage of the situation! Story sourced from …
 
Today our magic jeep visits a greedy spider who can't make a decision! Anansi the spider can’t decide which feast he wants to attend? Anansi tries his best to attend both feasts at the same time. Will this plan work? Or should he just stick to having one meal? Plus, what are the consequences from Anansi's choices? Story sourced from Harold Courland…
 
Today our magic jeep is cruising to a grassy field to watch a hunter sleep under a tree! Long ago a wicked and lazy hunter was sitting under a tree. He was thinking that it was too difficult to hunt in the hot weather and look for prey in the bushes. Did the hunter get what he wanted? Or did his lazy ways get in the way. Plus, how does this all imp…
 
Today our magic jeep is cruising through a forest! We follow a frog who seems nice and innocent. It is said that once in the old days, the frog was teased by other animals of the forest because she had no tail. She was deeply embarrassed, so she went to the sky god to see if a tail could be given to her. Will it work out? Listen and find out!…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a forest where there was a big fight about who was the oldest animal. Once upon a time the animals of the fields and the forest had a great argument about which of them was the oldest and deserved the most respect. Can you guess which animal is the most respected and oldest in the group? Listen and find out! Story s…
 
A long time ago there lived an old woman who had the best chicken soup in the market. People would come from all over the land to try this incredible soup. One person that enjoyed it more than the rest was a small boy who came up with a plan to get even more soup to eat. Will his plan work? Or will trying to get more to eat hurt everyone else who w…
 
In the Seven Hills we find a strong and hungry lion who would eat one animal a day for his dinner. One of the animals, a very smart hare, did not want to become the lion's dinner! The hare plans to play a trick on the strong and hungry lion so he doesn't get eaten. Will the plan work? Listen to hear if the hare will escape becoming dinner. Produced…
 
Once there was a King who had everything you would want in the world. However, he still wasn’t happy. Food, music, treasure he had it all, but it just wasn’t enough. So the King created a plan to find the happiest man in the land and take all of his joy. Will the plan work? Will the King be happy? Or will he just stay sad? Produced by ABF Creative …
 
Three fish called Plan Ahead, Think Fast and Wait and See are swimming happily in a pond when they overhear two fishermen discussing plans to catch fish tomorrow. Plan Ahead takes immediate action and swims away from this danger zone. The other two fish decide not to take immediate action and get caught in the fishmen’s net the next day. Wait and S…
 
Slow and steady Turtle is tired of hearing Jack Rabbit brag about how he is the fastest animal in the animal kingdom and challenges Jack the Rabbit to a race. When the race begins, Jack the Rabbit zips on ahead leaving Slow and Steady Turtle in the dust. He gains such a lead on Slow and Steady Turtle that he stops to take a nap leading to an unexpe…
 
King Lion wants to find out who is the smartest and most clever animal in the animal kingdom. Anansi the spider boasts loudly of his own wisdom but is challenged by a mockingbird because, unlike birds, he cannot fly. Anansi takes up the challenge, builds himself wings and takes off into the sky as the animals watch him go. However, Anansi quickly l…
 
Mr. Ananse, a mean and greedy man, collects all of the wisdom in the world and does not want to share it. Instead, he decides to keep it in a pot around his neck. One day Mr. Ananse decides to hide the pot on top of the tallest tree in the forest. However, he struggles to climb up the tree with the heavy pot. His son watches him struggle, and then …
 
The Lion discovers a magical world as he chases the fruit from the palm tree into a deep hole. There he finds Zebra eating all of his fruit. Zebra apologizes and agrees to give the Lion a drum, in exchange for the food. The drum provides Lion with so much food that he is able to share it with his friends. However, one day the drum breaks. Lion retu…
 
Bobo, the spider prepares a meal and just as he is about to eat, he is interrupted by an unexpected guest. Bobo invites the turtle to join him, but then sends him off to wash his hands - not once, but twice. By the time the turtle returned, all the food was gone. When the tables get turned, Bobo also misses out on the turtle’s lovely meal. Activity…
 
This folktale is about how the chipmunk received his stripes. Despite living in the jungle with his community, he opted to live in the trees to avoid paying taxes like everyone else. His community feels sorry for him and so collects money for him. However, in the end, Mr. Chipmunk runs off with the money and is banned by his community. Download our…
 
The shark and monkey become good friends. Monkey begins to share his fruit from the tree with the shark. When the shark wants to return the favor, Monkey agrees to visit his family in the ocean. The monkey quickly realizes he is in trouble, but cleverly escapes. Download our exciting activity plans for each episode @ http://abfc.co Produced by ABF …
 
Several body parts present their argument as to why they should be the leader of the body. When one of the body parts leave, they realize how important each body part is and how essential everyone is to the overall performance of the human body. Download our exciting activity plans for each episode @ http://abfc.co Produced by ABF Creative Inc.…
 
The youngest Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the United States, Haile Thomas is the 17-year-old founder/CEO of the nonprofit HAPPY. A health activist, Haile started HAPPY at 12 years old to address the need for free and affordable plant-based nutrition and culinary education in underserved and at-risk communities, as well as in scho…
 
Miljana Vujosevic is a Vice President with the Impact Investments group at Prudential Financial, Inc. which has been investing to revitalize cities and support economic opportunity for individuals and communities since 1976\. The group originates impact investments across asset classes and impact sectors and also provides consultative services to P…
 
Author, on-air personality, marketing professional, and the official Glambassador for the City of Newark, Lauren Craig writes monthly blogs for NewarkHappenning.com— the official travel and tourism site for the city. Her latest venture EWR Brand Water is a beverage brand that hopes, with its label which pays homage to Newark’s top institutions and …
 
In mastering the craft of making art his business, Naturel has been able to collaborate with celebrities such as Jay-Z, LeBron James, Rihanna, and Swizz Beatz just to name a few. His talent and work is also sought after by sneaker brands like Nike and Puma to design special edition sneaker lines. In this episode, Naturel speaks on how to pitch and …
 
A two-time award-winning creator of the P.B.Soldier comic book series, Naseed Gifted is the founder of New Jersey’s very own Black Comic Book Festival “Khem Comic Fest.” He travels as a panelist for Full Spectrum: Why Color in Comics Matters and Using Comics to teach STEM. Also, the principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, NJ, Naseed g…
 
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