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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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United States

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WBUR

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

All That Glitters, featuring the cast of Story Pirates

3/19/2019
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This Thai story starring Lee Overtree, Peter McNerney and Meghan O'Neill (hosts of Gimlet's Story Pirates podcast) shines a sparkling light on the treasures that come from honesty, integrity and honor.

Duration:00:23:01

Circle Round Presents 'Story Pirates'

3/12/2019
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A special episode from our friends at Story Pirates.

Duration:00:32:39

'A Bird In The Hand' | feat. Danny Burstein ("My Fair Lady") and Rebecca Luker ("The Sound of Music")

3/5/2019
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In this folktale with roots across Europe and Asia, Broadway legends -- and real-life couple -- Rebecca Luker (The Music Man, The Sound of Music) and Danny Burstein (My Fair Lady, Moulin Rouge) play a clever bird and the prince who tries to catch her.

Duration:00:19:24

'Three Clever Brothers' | feat. Alexandra Billings (Transparent)

2/26/2019
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Alexandra Billings (Transparent, Paddleton) stars in this Indian/Persian/Tunisian/Siberian/Iraqi/Uzbekistani folktale about the power of a keen eye and a quick mind.

Duration:00:20:30

"The Great Ball Game" | feat. William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Jack Ryan)

2/19/2019
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In this Native American story, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) portrays a tiny creature who teaches the other animals and birds to appreciate what it means to be different.

Duration:00:21:19

'The Most Powerful Of All' | feat. Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies)

2/12/2019
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Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies) learns a surprising lesson about size, strength and power in this twist on a folktale from East Asia, India, Spain, Latin America and the southwestern U.S.

Duration:00:20:22

Circle Round Presents 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls'

2/5/2019
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This episode (featuring Melinda Gates) tells the story of Wangari Maathai,one of the world's most important ecologists.

Duration:00:18:30

'The Emperor's Challenge' | feat. Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist) & Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance)

1/29/2019
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Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance, The Resident) and Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist, Come From Away) co-star in this Chinese tale about planting the seeds of honesty.

Duration:00:23:19

'The Woman In The Moon' | feat. Irene Bedard ("Ralph Breaks The Internet," "Pocahontas")

1/22/2019
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In this Alaska Native tale, Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, Ralph Breaks the Internet) plays a patient mortal who yearns to help the moon carry light across the night sky.

Duration:00:19:06

'The Queen's Gift' | feat. Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy)

1/15/2019
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In this story from Africa, the Middle East and the Caucasus, Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy) plays a prince whose newfound weaving skills come in handier than he ever imagined.

Duration:00:18:21

'The Golden Flask' | feat. Allison Strong

1/8/2019
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Allison Strong (The Week Of) headlines this Incan tale about a brave, magical journey to heal a prince and save a family. Download the coloring page that goes with this episode at wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages Subscribe to Circle Round at applepodcasts.com/circleround

Duration:00:23:47

Encore: 'Cow Wells and Cow Bells'

1/1/2019
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We're celebrating Billy Porter's 2019 Golden Globe nomination by bringing back this East African folktale that asks: "Is honesty always the best policy?"

Duration:00:15:39

Road Trip Reel: 'Family Ties'

12/24/2018
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To make your winter holidays even merrier and brighter, enjoy 90 minutes of your favorite Circle Round episodes about family! Stories include: "The Months of the Year," "Why The Ocean Is Salty," "100 Rooms," "The Lion’s Whisker,""Three Wishes" and "The Skylark."

Duration:01:40:54

'The Dancing Goats' | feat. Raul Esparza

12/17/2018
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In this Galician folktale, Raul Esparza (Law and Order: SVU, Bojack Horseman, Ferdinand) stars as an aspiring musician who dreams of making the whole world dance. If you love this podcast, please consider supporting WBUR (where Circle Round is produced) by donating $5 or $10 a month. When you do, we'll send you the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW coloring book created by our fabulous illustrator Sabina Hahn. Learn more at: wbur.org/color

Duration:00:22:36

'Wit and Wordplay' | feat. 'American Dad's' Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker

12/11/2018
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In this clever folktale with roots in the Middle East and Spain, Rachael MacFarlane (American Dad) and Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad) seek a soulmate whose mind is in tune with their own.

Duration:00:21:38

Circle Round Presents 'Earth Rangers!'

12/4/2018
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Winter is coming.... While we get out of hats and gloves, animals are making their own plans. A four month nap? Extra food? Flying south? Our friends at "Earth Rangers" get up close and personal with wildlife to learn more. .

Duration:00:18:59

'Maya's Feathers' | feat. Vella Lovell

11/27/2018
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Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) stars as a young woman who learns the power of her words... and how you can't take the meaner ones back once they're out there.

Duration:00:17:21

Road Trip Reel: A Feast For Your Ears!

11/20/2018
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Whether you're traveling, cooking, or storing leftovers, get ready for scrumptious Thanksgiving listening with 90 minutes of your favorite Circle Round stories about food! Stories included: "Fiona and the Fairies," "When Fish Fly," "Dollars and Scents," "The Perfect Partnership," "A Taste of Honey," and "The Unwelcome Guest." To support Circle Round and receive our thank you gift of a coloring book, please visit wbur.org/color

Duration:01:43:59

'The Unjust Justice' | feat. Jackie Tohn

11/13/2018
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Jackie Tohn (G.L.O.W.) stars as a clever grocer who teaches a dishonest judge the importance of being fair and trustworthy. Our *NEWEST* coloring book is available as a thank-you gift to donors. Support Circle Round today and help us keep the stories coming! More at wbur.org/color

Duration:00:21:41

'Turtle Island' | feat. 'The Punies' and 'Earth Ranger Emma'

11/6/2018
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Circle Round partners with two fellow kids podcasts--'The Punies,' by Kobe Bryant and Canada's 'Earth Rangers,'-- to bring a First Nations folktale to life. Our *NEWEST* coloring book is available as a thank-you gift to donors. Support Circle Round today and help us keep the stories coming! More at wbur.org/color

Duration:00:18:43