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Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#70 - The Thanksgiving Of The Wazir

Sept. 12, 2020

A Punjabi tale about the value of being grateful, even for life's setbacks and losses.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#69 - Fairy Gifts

Sept. 5, 2020

An old French fairy tale about being careful what you wish for...

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#68 - The Three Dogs

Aug. 29, 2020

An old fairy tale about three magical dogs in celebration of National Dog Day and dedicated to my very good dog, Bodhi.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#67 - Whippety-Stourie

Aug. 22, 2020

A sleepy Scottish tale about a good widow and a bad fairy.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction Viking Tale Serial

#66 - The Dwarf's Gifts (Part Two)

Aug. 15, 2020

Part two of the story of Loki and the Dwarfs in this Viking tale from the book In The Days of Giants by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Bonus Guest Artist

#65 - Guest Artist Zoé Brown - Master Cornille's Secret - Bonus Episode

Aug. 11, 2020

Zoé Brown is the guest artist on this bonus episode, reading a touching French story about a miller and the secret he keeps locked away in his windmill.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction Viking Tale Serial

#64 - The Dwarf's Gifts (Part One)

Aug. 8, 2020

More trouble with Loki and the Dwarves in this Viking tale from the book In The Days of Giants by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#63 - The Farmer And The Badger

Aug. 1, 2020

This week's story choice was inspired by my ongoing struggles with the gophers and rabbits in my veggie garden.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#62 - The Elfin Knight

July 25, 2020

More elfin mischief this week with another Scottish fairy tale.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction Viking Tale

#61 - The Story of Audunn and the Bear

July 18, 2020

A sleepy 13th century Icelandic tale about a man, a bear, and two kings.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

#60 - The Amputated Arms (Full Version)

July 11, 2020

A classic Danish tale that's a little creepy and a little sleepy.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

#59 - Skadi's Choice

July 4, 2020

Skadi, a giantess, hopes to marry the Norse god Balder The Beautiful in this Viking tale.

Over 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction Bonus Guest Artist

#57 - Guest Artist - Squalloscope - The Story Of The Year - Bonus Episode

June 24, 2020

Anna Kohlweis, an artist who makes music as Squalloscope, gives a beautiful reading of Hans Christian Andersen's The Story Of The Year.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#55 - Iola Leroy (Chapter 1)

June 18, 2020

Chapter 1 of Iola Leroy, a novel by Frances Watkins Harper, an abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher, public speaker, and writer.

Over 30 Min. Nonfiction

#54 - My Escape From Slavery

June 6, 2020

Frederick Douglass’s classic essay, My Escape From Slavery

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#53 - The Fairies of Merlin's Crag

May 30, 2020

A Scottish tale about the consequences of not respecting a fairy's home.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction Bonus Guest Artist

#52 - Guest Artist - Andy The Doorbum - Prometheus And Pandora - Bonus Episode

May 26, 2020

An ancient myth read by Andy Fenstermaker, who makes music and poetry as Andy The Doorbum.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#51 - The Sentimentality of William Tavener

May 23, 2020

A sweet slice-of-life story by Willa Cather about a family in the American West at the turn of the 19th century.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

#50 - When Father Brought Home The Lamp - Extended

May 16, 2020

This 19th century tale of a household transformed by modern technology is a sweet tale of simpler times and includes the sound of crickets I recorded one evening this past summer up at my cabin.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#49 - The Worsted Doll

May 9, 2020

A sleepy story about a magical doll who wants to be a boy, good for adults and kids.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale Fiction

#48 - Boots And His Brothers

May 2, 2020

A sleepy classic about the importance of wonder.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#47 - The White Cat

April 25, 2020

A French fairy tale by the Comtesse D'Aulnoy. It's the story of a cat who has a secret.