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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as story time 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. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children. Listen, wherever you get podcasts.

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Nashville, TN

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What is Family Folktales? Think of it as story time 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. They may even be different, possibly gorier, versions of those stories you now share with your children. Listen, wherever you get podcasts.

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English


Episodes
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The Story of Hassebu

5/29/2024
A lazy young fellow becomes a woodcutter, but after finding a cache of honey and sharing it with his coworkers, they abandon him and say he was killed by a lion. When Hassebu escapes his trap, what adventures await him?

Duration:00:13:04

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Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla

5/22/2024
When a creepy enchanter sets his sights on marrying the lovely Princess Potentilla, it’s up to the handsome Prince Narcissus to save her. Can he do it on his own, or will there be a bit of magic involved in his attempts?

Duration:00:37:19

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The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Part 16

5/14/2024
Welcome to The Arabian Nights Entertainments! This is the sixteenth and final part of Andrew Lang’s The Arabian Nights Entertainments. In this series, you’ll hear some familiar stories, some new stories, and even stories within stories.This is the final installment of The Arabian Nights Entertainments! We close out by finishing The Story of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister. Three siblings, all young adults, have been orphaned without learning anything of their unusual origins. As a strange quest continues, their lives move closer to that of the Sultan; whose secrets will be revealed by the end of the story?
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How the Little Brother Set Free his Big Brothers

5/8/2024
Bears, magic, murder, and revenge all play a part in this Native American tale!

Duration:00:17:25

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How Isuro the Rabbit Tricked Gudu

4/24/2024
A baboon and a rabbit outsmart each other in this tale from Zimbabwe. But who will prove to be the cleverer of the two?

Duration:00:14:42

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The Horse Gullfaxi and the Sword Gunnfoder

4/10/2024
A prince is sent on a quest by his stepmother, the queen; will he find what he seeks, or even return home?

Duration:00:11:25

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The Enchanted Knife

3/27/2024
A young man is determined to marry a princess. Will he be able to accomplish the King’s impossible tasks on his own, or will he need a bit of help from someone who wants him to succeed?

Duration:00:07:09

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Drakestail

3/13/2024
A Clever duckling loans money to the King, who refuses to repay the loan. When Drakestail and his unusual friends seek repayment, how far will the king go to avoid paying what he owes?

Duration:00:07:42

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The Blue Mountains

2/28/2024
A soldier is foiled in his attempt to marry a princess; as a result, he spends years searching for her. Will he find her before she marries another?

Duration:00:24:00

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The Merry Wives

2/14/2024
Three women challenge each other to see whose husband is the stupidest; the winner will drink free on their weekly outings!

Duration:00:08:34

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Clever Maria

1/31/2024
Three sisters are left at home when their father goes on a journey for the king; despite his clear instructions, he finds that two of them disobeyed him while he was away, and the third has incurred the wrath of the king. Will Maria be able to aid her father in the impossible task set by the king and save her own life?

Duration:00:10:31

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The Adventures of Covan the Brown-Haired

1/17/2024
A family’s daughter has disappeared while tending the flocks, and two of her brothers have never returned from their searches for her. Will the youngest son find them, or meet the fate of the others?

Duration:00:29:58

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The Story of King Frost

1/3/2024
A wicked stepmother sends her stepdaughter out into the snow, expecting her to die. But the Frost King is pleased with her answers to his questions and rewards the kind girl generously. When the woman sends her brat of a daughter out to seek the Frost King’s riches, what do you think will happen?

Duration:00:08:38

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The Owl and the Eagle

12/20/2023
An owl and an eagle, best friends, decide they must find wives to tend their home and care for them. When the pair disappear for days, their wives set out with their children to find them. What challenges will the women face?

Duration:00:11:40

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The Green Knight

12/6/2023
A princess is determined to marry the Green Knight, whom she met in her dreams. Will her wicked stepmother find a way to keep the lovers apart forever?

Duration:00:27:28

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The Nettle Spinner

11/22/2023
A wicked count requires a young woman to spin her wedding shift and his burial shroud out of nettles from the cemetery before he will allow her to marry her beloved. No one has spun nettles before; is she up for the task?

Duration:00:16:50

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The Hazel-Nut Child

11/8/2023
A couple is thrilled when they have a child the size of a hazel-nut, but they find it difficult to be supportive when he announces his plan to become a messenger. When he goes out to seek his fortune, will his small size be a help or a hindrance?

Duration:00:07:47

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The Elf-Maiden

10/25/2023
Two young men fall in love with the same woman, and one conspires to abandon his friend on an island. But what will happen when he draws blood from a lovely young elf maiden?

Duration:00:15:53

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The Enchanted Head

10/11/2023
A poor woman on her way to market is accosted by a head with no body, which then follows her home! Might there be a way for the two to help each other?

Duration:00:17:04

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The Death of Koschei the Deathless

9/27/2023
A prince’s three sisters have all married wizards who can transform into birds, while the prince marries a warrior princess. Will his sisters’ husbands be able to help him when he inadvertently releases his bride’s arch-enemy?

Duration:00:28:14