Best folktales podcasts we could find (Updated October 2017)
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Family Folk Tales
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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime on demand; whether you?re running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.
 
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The Folktale Project
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Who says you're too old for a good fairy tale? Reading original versions of folktales and fairy tales from around the world every Monday through Friday, this podcast is for everyone who has a love of the mystery that surrounds us and the ways we try to explain it.Theme music is Kirigami by Graham Bole. (freemusicarchive.org/music/Graham_B…_01_-_Kirigami)
 
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Bedtime Stories Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids
 
Bedtime Stories, Fairytales and Folk Tales: Lily, a frog, tells stories for kids & families
 
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Games From Folktales
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A podcast mixing historical trivia and tabletop roleplaying games.
 
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Inappropriate Folktales
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We are “Inappropriate Folktales Appropriately Told.”™ A service of Storyteller.net and directed by Sean Buvala. ©2016 and beyond. Regualr updates, usually on #storysat Saturdays. Twitter us at @storytelling101 or @storyteller. Most stories told by Sean Buvala unless otherwise noted.
 
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Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by MABIE, Hamilton Wright
 
We have always loved stories. people have always entertained each other by telling tales around the campfire; traveling storytellers were huge crowd-pullers. Many of these stories were passed down through the generations, largely unchanged. "The stories made by the people, and told before evening fires, or in public places and at the gates of inns in the Orient, belong to the ages when books were few and knowledge limited, or to people whose fancy was not hampered by familiarity with or care ...
 
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West African Folk Tales by William H. Barker
 
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 ...
 
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The Folktale Project
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Who says you're too old for a good fairy tale? Reading original versions of folktales and fairy tales from around the world every Monday through Friday, this podcast is for everyone who has a love of the mystery that surrounds us and the ways we try to explain it.Theme music is Kirigami by Graham Bole. (freemusicarchive.org/music/Graham_B…_01_-_Kirigami)
 
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West African Folk Tales by BARKER, William H.
 
A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain. Other stories are about why certain animals act in certain ways. (Summary by Lizzie Driver)
 
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Family Folk Tales
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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime on demand; whether you?re running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.
 
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Family Folk Tales
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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime on demand; whether you?re running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.
 
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Circle Round
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Where story time happens all the time
 
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Key of Gold: 23 Czech Folk Tales, The by BAUDIS, Joseph
 
Not your common fairy tales, this collection is a mixture of morals, quirkiness, and sarcasm. In it one finds ironic derivatives (if not roots) of well known fairy tales such as “The Brave Little Taylor” and “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as some more unusual settings to impart the popular fairy tale themes of justice and happily ever after. Most stories are told with wry humor and often shocking irreverence for the expected fairy tale turn out. This is NOT a book for children, but one for ...
 
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Activated Stories
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Bringing you comedic folktales from somewhere on the road. Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Join us for a family friendly story and travel tales.
 
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The Moonlit Road Podcast
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Ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. Original short stories and classic campfire tales. Website: http://themoonlitroad.com
 
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Circle Round
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Where story time happens all the time
 
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Circle Round
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Where story time happens all the time
 
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The Moonlit Road Podcast
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Ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. Original short stories and classic campfire tales. Website: http://themoonlitroad.com
 
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What The Folklore?
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What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe. We can be found at www.facebook.com/wtfolklore.
 
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Uncanny Japan
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Exploring Japanese Myths and Folktales, Superstitions and Language
 
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Southern California Ghosts and Folklore
 
A collection of folktales and ghost stories from Southern California.
 
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Listen
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Dedicated to bringing you traditional stories told by some of the best Tellers in the World of Storytelling. Gather ’round and Listen to a story.
 
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Muddy Boots
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Muddy Boots wanders where sneakers never will, moving on the back roads through the backwoods and to the forgotten cracks of our imagination.
 
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Stories of the Journey Home - Storytelling
 
Join English Storyteller Leo Sofer on a journey that may change the way you see the world around you. Each story, intricately woven, shines with a wisdom rarely found in our modern world. Leo Sofer tells stories which invite his listeners to into a realm of infinite potential. Here life's greatest treasures can be found, and the keys to our deeper happiness and fulfillment lie waiting in store for us. The Journey Home begins here... A new story every week. http://www.luminaia.com/stories
 
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Circle Round
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Where story time happens all the time
 
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Totally Made Up Tales
Monthly
 
Totally Made Up Tales is improvised storytelling for the Internet. We record completely new stories without any advance planning, assembled into episodes of sinister, touching and whimsical tales for the discerning listener. Header photo is "Deep Dark Woods" by Connel Soutar, under CC-By on Flickr.
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
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Mytho-Zoological
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A podcast about all of the creatures we like to imagine go bump in the night, and how they have saturated our culture and history.
 
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LMAW Lite
Monthly
 
If you love the stories of the Legends Myths and Whiskey podcast but hate the banter, then this is the podcast for you.
 
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The Children's Corner
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How can you grow to create when you don't spend time to imagine? This is the place for children, and the young at heart, to relax and listen to stories from around the world that have been the favorite tales for many generations. Old fashioned storytelling with a modern digital twist.
 
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Radio Okinawa by Tuigwaa-chan
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Exploring Okinawan culture wtih Tuigwaa-chan (Helen Fukuhara Yamada) through sanshin, odori (dance), and a variety of other aspects such as arts and crafts, language, history, folk tales, foods, and more. Focus will include Okinawan events locally (DC area), other parts of the USA, and hopefully beyond (world-wide). Although this show highlights Okinawan culture, she hopes everyone in some way can benefit from the general perspective of how one searches and identifies with their heritage, ho ...
 
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Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
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Steve Reads Stories
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Folk tales, historic letters, and short stories performed by writer Steve Spalding. A brand new adventure every week.
 
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Texas Tales' Podcast
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some old, maybe some newabout people, animals and times in Texas
 
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By Kids, For Kids Story Time
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Classic Children's fairy tales, presented as audio dramas, performed by kids, for kids. Including stories from Hans Christian Anderson, the Grimm Brothers, Greek myths, African folk tales and more.
 
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CommonPlace
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new world folk tales
 
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Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki
 
Many of us are familiar with Grimm's Fairy Tales, or children's stories from France, England, China, India and Germany, but are less aware of similar folk tales and children's stories from Japan. Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki captures the exotic flavor, traditions and customs of this ancient land. Published in 1903 entitled the Japanese Fairy Book, the title was changed in the 1908 edition to Japanese Fairy Tales. Theodora Ozaki was the daughter of a wealthy Japanese aristocrat ...
 
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What The Folklore?
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What the Folklore is a comedy podcast trying to make sense of nonsensical stories. We deal in strange mythology and folktales from around the globe. We can be found at www.facebook.com/wtfolklore.
 
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Lightspeed MagazineLightspeed Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, Lightspeed is a critically-acclaimed online magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF, to far-future and star-spanning SF. Plus, there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. Each month, Lightspeed brings you a mix of originals and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors — from the bestsellers and aw ...
 
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Wisdom, Wit and Wonder
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A podcast featuring folk tales, traditional stories, myths and legends that simply refuse to be forgotten.
 
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What Say the Oracle?
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What Say the Oracle? is a humorous podcast about mythology and how completely insane folk tales are. Our show covers myths from all over the world, alternating cultures every three or so episodes to keep it fresh.
 
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Blaidh's Tales
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Lost folk tales from various countries and cultures. To read the written poetry then visit http://blaidhstales.weebly.com/fairy-tales.
 
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Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01, The by ANONYMOUS
 
This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him ...
 
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Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
 
The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Real Princess and a host of other wonderful tales which form so much a part of childhood are part of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. This volume contains eighteen selected stories. Some of them are old familiar friends, while others maybe new to some readers, but all of them equally enchanting and enthralling. Today, these stories are known almost everywhere in the world and have been translated into hundreds of l ...
 
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The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang
 
The Arabian Nights is a collection of Perso-Arabic folk tales and other stories. The collection, or at least certain stories drawn from it (or purporting to be drawn from it), became widely known in the West from the 18th century, after it was translated from the Arabic — first into French and then into English and other European languages. The first English language edition, based on Galland’s French rather than the original Arabic, rendered the title as The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment – ...
 
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Dale Gilbert Jarvis - Storyteller
 
One of Canada's favourite storytellers, and much in demand at festivals and concerts across the country, Dale specializes in ghost stories, tales of the fairy folk, and traditional folk tales and local legends from his home in Newfoundland, as well as stories from Ireland, the United Kingdom, and beyond.
 
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Picture Book Of Merry Tales, A by ANONYMOUS
 
Forty European folk tales. Caveats: 1. Some of these stories are not suitable for young children. 2. In two stories (10 and 25) appear the nineteenth century’s almost-reflexive Jew-stereotype and anti-Semitism. - Summary by david wales
 
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Canadian Wonder Tales by MACMILLAN, Cyrus
 
This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as "fables" though many are without obvious moral. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan)
 
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The Story Cauldron Podcast
 
We're getting into the Halloween spirit in the Story Cauldron this week as the guys take a look at a fun mash-up of Universal Pictures' classic movie monsters and the folktales behind creatures like vampires, werewolves, and Frankenstein's monster. Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, Mary Shelley, Norse (and Roman) mythology, Robert Louis Stevenson, the Bi ...…
 
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thecommentary.ca
 
The author Alisse Lee Goldenberg discusses her latest book The Song of Hadariah (2017), the importance of folklore in young adult writing, and the rise of antisemitism and hate in the discourse today, with Joseph Planta. The Song of Hadariah by Alisse Lee Goldenberg (2017). Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Song of Hadariah Text of int ...…
 
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Books That Speak - Children's Stories in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati
 
Once upon a time, in a little village on the banks of the Irrawaddy river, there lived a young woman called Thuza. She was very happily married to handsome young Theingi. But there was one problem that nagged Thuza – her husband believed he would find a way to turn dirt into Gold! Did he succeed? Read this delightful tale from Myanmar to find o ...…
 
Kathryn Hahn ("Bad Moms Christmas") stars in this Romanian folktale about a clever mother and her quest to outwit a powerful dragon.
 
In myths and folktales, a Crone watches over the hero in childhood, but the Crone isn't any old woman. The Crone is a conduit between worlds, and a male character who's an archetypal Crone is a key figure in Harry Potter. Harry understanding Crones makes him a whole person and, ultimately, Master of Death. Episode 6: A Murder of Crones…
 
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Finding the Fantastic Podcast
 
One brave son of a peach. No really - this kid was born from fruit. We kick off September with a folktale from Japan. This week we discuss food as both energy and bonding, get off topic about some of our favorite childhood movies, and debate the merits of fruit as a method of travel. Find us at findingthefantasticpodcast.com.…
 
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Arizona Spotlight | Interviews, Music, and Headlines from Southern Arizona
 
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum and The Story".
 
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Leaders24x7 Podcast
 
Today we welcome Alton Chung to our leadership show. Alton is an amazing storyteller of cultural tales and personal stories of growing up in Hawaii. He tells stories of WWII Japanese Americans, Asian folktales, and ancient Hawaiian legends. I first heard Alton at the Timpanogos Storytelling festival in 2016 and he made an immediate impression u ...…
 
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Northeast Church of Christ Podcast
 
Series: N/A Service: Sun AM Type: Sermon Speaker: Trey HaskettBy Trey Haskett.
 
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Supercontext: an autopsy of media
 
Hellboy's a charming, working class hero, despite being a demon's spawn. We look at how creator Mike Mignola taps into the mythic simplicity of folk tales and how Hellboy itself has become a commodified franchise.
 
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Games From Folktales
 
Plot hooks from a book printed on the Thames during the Frost Fair of 1812.
 
Welcome back! I spent a couple weeks lately playing Batman: Arkham City. I’m not a huge fan of the Batverse, but two of the passages for this week brought a character from this world to mind for me – Harvey Dent, aka Two Face. In the complex world of Batman, Harvey Dent did not begin his time as a villain. He originally was a district attorney ...…
 
www.StoryLinkRadio.com There are more than two dozen tales of Darby O'Gill.. These are the stories that the Disney movie 'Darby O'Gill and the Little People' was based upon! Old as Ireland itself, these whimsical folktales bring you the jumble and tumble of men and magical creatures who walk the lanes of the Emerald Isle by day and wander its f ...…
 
The brothers Grimm collected many of the fairy and folk tales that made them famous in and around Kassel. The city of Kassel has dedicated a museum to them: Grimmwelt.
 
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Feminist Folklore
 
This week Carlea tells us a Japanese folk tale called the Crane Wife. A bird that is also a wife? This one reeks of the patriarchy. Also! we have a Twitter: follow us @femlorepod ! Don't forget to subscribe so we can stay alive!
 
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The Three Patch Podcast
 
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Episode 66: Conductors of Light In which we examine the conductors of light that make Sherlock as luminous as it is. We sort Eurus, ship Jolto, discuss the mind palace, take a tour of Sherlock’s London with Pennypaperbrain, and see Amanda Abbington on stage. Segment timestamps: 0:00:25 – Host Opening 0: ...…
 
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The Three Patch Podcast - All included
 
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Episode 66: Conductors of Light In which we examine the conductors of light that make Sherlock as luminous as it is. We sort Eurus, ship Jolto, discuss the mind palace, take a tour of Sherlock’s London with Pennypaperbrain, and see Amanda Abbington on stage. Segment timestamps: 0:00:25 – Host Opening 0: ...…
 
BENJAMIN JEFFRIES and BRYAN BONNER know what scares you! That shadow in the corner of your room that calls out to you every night and the footsteps in the attic when there cannot possibly be anyone up there. It all have our boogeyman. Benjamin has always been attracted to the dark side of the paranormal. He is author and certifiable madman behi ...…
 
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Bedtime Stories Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids
 
It's Canada's 150th and the Lilypad is featuring a favourite Canadian storyteller: E. Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake. In this story, Pauline Johnson describes a little boy named Talapus who longs to leave his home on Vancouver Island to see the wider world and attend a Potlach, or great gift-giving feast on the mainland of British ...…
 
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By Kids, For Kids Story Time
 
Sound Media Productions — A traditional Zulu folk tale in which kind hearted Jabu frees a lion from a trap, only to fall into the lion's trap! But along comes a cunning jackal.........
 
Celebrated Israeli author and Nobel Prize laureate S.Y. Agnon wrote his first novella And the Crooked Shall be Made Straight over 100 years ago. It has been translated for the first time into English by Michael Kramer and is newly published with Toby Press. Host Marcela Sulak reads the opening of this folktale that still bears lessons for us in ...…
 
Intro ⦁ This week we are going to explore the French Lop Rabbit breed. ⦁ Item of the Week: Holmes window fan ⦁ The plant of the Week: Sweeds and Turnips ⦁ Word of the Week: Alleys ⦁ Folktale: Rabbit and Dear race ⦁ And finally end with the rabbit news of the week If you would like to support the podcast, you can support through Patreon for one ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
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