Family Folktales

Children's Topics & Stories

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.

Location:

Nashville, TN

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Many-Furred Creature

2/1/2023
A king plans for his daughter to marry one of his councillors. When she flees the country to avoid the marriage, she hides her identity and finds work in a kitchen. Will she find true happiness?

Duration:00:14:28

The Story of the Seven Simons

1/18/2023
A king has heard of a princess who might be a suitable match for one as magnificent as himself. So he enlists the aid of seven brothers, all named Simon, and all with – shall we say, unusual? – skills.

Duration:00:30:47

The Princess in the Chest

1/4/2023
A king vowed to have someone stand sentry over his daughter’s body every might for a year – but the sentries are always gone in the morning. Is there anyone who will last the whole night?

Duration:00:30:22

The Snow Queen

12/21/2022
This abridged version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic inspired the popular movie, Frozen – but you won’t find Anna and Elsa here!

Duration:00:46:16

Ian, the Soldier's Son

12/7/2022
Three brothers set out on a quest to find three sisters who have vanished. Will any of them live happily ever after?

Duration:00:31:16

Little Wildrose

11/23/2022
A prince falls in love with a girl who lives in an eagle’s nest on top of a tree. Will she ever fulfill his heart’s desire and marry him?

Duration:00:22:43

The Death of Abu Nowas

11/9/2022
The Sultan and Sultana have arranged for Abu Nowas to marry! What will happen when the bride and groom spend all their money?

Duration:00:12:17

The Golden Crab

10/26/2022
A fisherman catches a golden crab, who turns out to be an enchanted prince. After his princess bride betrays him, is there any hope of breaking the enchantment?

Duration:00:13:36

The Enchanted Deer

10/12/2022
A young man goes off to seek his fortune and falls in love with a woman who restores him to life three times after he is killed. When he is unable to meet with her as they had planned, his real quest begins.

Duration:00:19:04

The Twelve Huntsmen

9/28/2022
After she is forgotten by the love of her life, a princess devises a plan to win him back. First, she needs eleven girls who look just like her …

Duration:00:08:42

The Knights of the Fish

9/14/2022
Two brothers, identical twins, have grown tired of being mistaken for each other, so they set off in different directions to seek their fortunes. But there comes a time in their journeys when the brothers find their similar appearance to be helpful. Wondering how? Listen and find out!

Duration:00:18:38

The Blue Parrot

8/31/2022
A love triangle, broken hearts, magic, transformations – this story has it all, including a most unexpected change of heart!

Duration:00:31:02

The Story of Hok Lee and the Dwarfs

8/17/2022
Hok Lee’s neighbors think he’s just a very industrious young man; in fact, he’s made his fortune by stealing from them at night. When the doctor tells Hok Lee that his swollen face must be a punishment from the spirits for some wrongdoing, Hok Lee sets out to find a cure.

Duration:00:12:45

Alphege, or the Green Monkey

8/3/2022
A king’s second wife becomes jealous that the throne will be inherited by the sone of the king’s first wife rather than her own son, and uses magic to turn Prince Alphege into a green monkey. Will he ever regain his human form again?

Duration:00:15:51

The Frog

7/20/2022
When a mother sends her three sons off with tasks for their intended brides to perform, the youngest doesn’t know where to turn – until he finds help from an unusual source.

Duration:00:10:20

The Snake Prince

7/6/2022
A prince keeps the unusual circumstances of his birth a secret from his bride; when he finally acquiesces, they both regret it. Can anyone make things right again?

Duration:00:19:41

Kari Woodengown

6/22/2022
When a widowed king remarries, his daughter finds herself abused and starved by her new stepmother. After running away, she offers herself as the lowest kitchen servant in a castle. The prince of the castle wants nothing to do with her; can the two find true love?

Duration:00:30:59

Fairer-Than-a-Fairy

6/8/2022
A king names his long-awaited child Fairer-than-a-Fairy, never stopping to think this might upset the fairies. One of the fairies abducts her, taking her to a castle where the princess learns there is another captive: a prince imprisoned in a rainbow. When the prince is moved to another prison, Fairer-than-a-Fairy sets out to find him and set him free.

Duration:00:20:08

The Clever Weaver

5/25/2022
A king receives an envoy from a mighty emperor, but the envoy says not a word; he only traces a circle around the king’s throne. How are the king and his advisers supposed to interpret this message?

Duration:00:08:01

The Boys with the Golden Stars

5/11/2022
An emperor marries a girl who promises him twin boys with stars on their foreheads. When the boys are born, the emperor’s stepmother buries them and replaces them with puppies! Once her own daughter becomes empress, will there ever be justice for the first empress and her sons?

Duration:00:20:03