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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Part 16

2/16/2024
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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Cats' Elopement

9/13/2023
Two cats fall in love and leave their homes to find happiness together. When one is taken in by a princess, what will become of the other?

Duration:00:09:14

The Brave Little Tailor

8/30/2023
A tailor kills seven flies in a single blow! But when his bragging is a bit unclear, who knows what adventures await?

Duration:00:23:05

The Princess on the Glass Hill

8/16/2023
Cinderlad proves to be braver than his older brothers and is generously rewarded, but will he find a way to win the hand of the princess?

Duration:00:24:21

The Shifty Lad

8/9/2023
A woman is heartbroken when her only son declares that, rather than learn an honest trade, he will become a thief. The lad apprentices with a successful thief, but will he still meet the dire end predicted by his mother?

Duration:00:30:21

The One-Handed Girl

8/2/2023
A man dies, leaving to his son all his property, but gives his daughter a blessing. Later, the brother cuts his sister’s hand off in anger. Will either of them live happily ever after?

Duration:00:36:57

The Donkey Cabbage

7/26/2023
A young man does a kindness for an old woman, but the reward he gets is stolen by a witch! Will he be able to outsmart her and regain his treasures?

Duration:00:18:25

Jesper who Herded the Hares

7/22/2023
A kind and clever young man named Jesper sets off to marry the princess. Will the tasks the king sets prove too much for him?

Duration:00:25:24

The Goat’s Ears of the Emperor Trojan

7/19/2023
The emperor has ears like a goat’s, but woe to anyone who says so! Might a barber’s apprentice be the one who can hold his tongue?

Duration:00:07:31