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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.

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Little Mermaid

6/16/2021
The movie adaptation you probably know is much gentler than this story by Hans Christian Andersen really is; grown-ups may want to listen alone before listening with little ones!

Duration:01:04:39

Catherine and Her Destiny

6/2/2021
A happy youth, or a happy old age – which would you choose? Catherine is given that very choice by her Destiny; let’s see if she chooses wisely!

Duration:00:12:54

Kupti and Imani

5/19/2021
A king asks his two daughters if they are they satisfied to leave their life and fortune in his hands. The elder daughter, Kupti, agrees, but the younger daughter, Imani, would like a chance to make her own future. The displeased king calls for an old fakir, and sends Imani to live with him and try to make a life for herself. Which princess will have a happier ending?

Duration:00:22:15

Hansel and Grettel

5/5/2021
You may already know this story! A woodcutter and his wife have no more food for their family, and so decide to take their 2 children into the forest and abandon them to their fates. They are taken in by an old woman living in a fantastical house, but all is not as it seems.

Duration:00:19:14

Geirlaug the King's Daughter

4/21/2021
This Icelandic tale features a clever princess, an evil witch-queen, and a prince taken by a dragon. What will happen when the prince returns to his parents years later?

Duration:00:26:01

A French Puck

4/7/2021
In this French tale, an impish little rogue who can transform himself into anything but a sewing needle seeks new victims for his tricks.

Duration:00:08:12

The Biter Bit

3/24/2021
After being conned by three rogues, how far will a man go to get his revenge?

Duration:00:18:08

Long, Broad, and Quickeye

3/10/2021
An aging king wants his son to marry before he dies, so the young man sets off to find the princess he has vowed to wed; the problem is, she’s a prisoner of an evil wizard. As he travels, the prince is joined by 3 companions with unusual skills that may help free the princess.

Duration:00:24:44

The Princess Bella-Flor

2/24/2021
A man provides costly aid but later receives help from an unlikely source in this Spanish tale.

Duration:00:19:12

Two in a Sack

2/10/2021
Kindness to a crane leads to a wonderful gift – but watch out for greedy relatives!

Duration:00:10:19

Farmer Weatherbeard

1/27/2021
Unable to find an appropriate master for his son to apprentice with, a man is thrilled to find someone willing to take him on – until the stranger flies off with the lad. Now the father must begin a quest to locate and try to rescue his son.

Duration:00:19:24

The Foolish Weaver

1/13/2021
A weaver needing work takes a job as a shepherd – but wait until you hear how foolish he and some other weavers are!

Duration:00:05:44

The Slaying of the Tanuki

12/30/2020
An old peasant is tricked by a wicked tanuki into doing something terrible. Now the peasant and his friend, a hare, must work together to bring about the tanuki’s demise.

Duration:00:12:23

Beauty and the Beast

12/16/2020
The filmed versions of this story that you’ve seen stay pretty close to this version of this tale. If you enjoyed the versions by Disney or Cocteau, you’ll like this too!

Duration:00:47:44

The Golden Goose

12/2/2020
A young man called Dullhead by his family is kind to a stranger and is rewarded with a golden goose. When a young woman finds the goose irresistible, she also finds herself stuck to it, along with a flock of others! Dullhead decides to use these silly people to try and win the hand of a princess – but what will the king say to that?

Duration:00:12:25

The Goat-Faced Girl

11/18/2020
A poor man with too many mouths to feed agrees to give his youngest daughter to a giant lizard to raise. The girl is raised like a princess, with lovely manners – and a bad attitude. That attitude may lead her into a difficult situation when she marries the king!

Duration:00:15:09

The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother

11/4/2020
After being disowned by his father for marrying without his knowledge, a once-wealthy young man descends into poverty. Although his brother shows him some kindness and he has some small success, his greedy sister-in-law plunges him into legal turmoil. Can he refute the charges against him, or will he lose his life?

Duration:00:25:32

Family Folktales: The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground

10/21/2020
A princess has spent her entire life in an underground palace, and now that she is of marriageable age, the king has set a challenge: find the princess, and you shall marry her. Try and fail, and you lose your life. Is this clever young man clever enough to outwit the king?

Duration:00:07:58

Family Folktales: Hermod and Hadvor

10/7/2020
In this Icelandic tale, a princess must avoid a forced marriage to a giant, and outwit a witch and that giant’s ghost so she can save her beloved foster brother from living half his life as a lion!

Duration:00:18:31

Family Folktales: The Satin Surgeon

9/23/2020
A young emperor falls in love with a neighboring princess, only to find that his ambassadors are arranging a marriage to her less-desirable older sister, who is outraged at the emperor’s choice of her younger sister. She convinces her father to exile the younger princess in a tower in the desert with the older sister’s nurse as a companion and guard, but the emperor finds her, though he is seriously injured when he tries to see her. Will the two lovers thwart the older sister’s evil plan and...

Duration:00:24:30