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The Folktale Project

By Dan Scholz

Who says you're too old for a good fairy tale? Reading original versions of folktales and fairy tales from around the world every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, The Folktale Project is for everyone who has a love of the mystery that surrounds us and the ways we try to explain it. Theme music is Kirigami by Graham Bole. (freemusicarchive.org/music/Graham_B…_01_-_Kirigami)

  1. 1.
    The Cock and The Mouse - An Italian Folktale03/25/2019
    5:44
  2. 2.
    Maria of the Forest - A Portuguese Folktale03/22/2019
    10:05
  3. 3.
    King Robin - A Portuguese Folktale03/20/2019
    8:46
  4. 4.
    The Magic Mouthful - A Portuguese Folktale03/18/2019
    6:33
  5. 5.
    The Master and His Pupil - An English Folktale03/15/2019
    7:38
  6. 6.
    Henny-Penny - An English Folktale03/13/2019
    7:43
  7. 7.
    The History of Tom Thumb - An English Folktale03/11/2019
    13:56
  8. 8.
    The Leaf Fairies - A New Zealand Folktale03/08/2019
    6:13
  1. 9.
    The Magic Mirror - A New Zealand Folktale03/06/2019
    15:37
  2. 10.
    Tea Tree - A New Zealand Folktale03/04/2019
    5:09
  3. 11.
    How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats - A Brazilian Folktale03/01/2019
    10:41
  4. 12.
    The Most Beautiful Princess - A Brazilian Folktale02/27/2019
    16:39
  5. 13.
    How The Monkey Got Food When He Was Hungry - A Brazilian Folktale02/25/2019
    6:07
  6. 14.
    The Robe of Feathers - A Japanese Folktale02/22/2019
    12:07
  7. 15.
    The Jelly-Fish Takes a Journey - A Japanese Folktale02/20/2019
    9:41
  8. 16.
    The Nurse - A Japanese Folktale02/18/2019
    13:02
  9. 17.
    The Bushy Bride - A Norwegian Folktale02/15/2019
    17:11
  10. 18.
    How the Stalos Were Tricked - A Norwegian Folktale02/13/2019
    18:21
  11. 19.
    The Lad Who Went to the North Wind - A Norwegian Folktale02/11/2019
    9:40
  12. 20.
    Manstin, the Rabbit - A Native American Folktale02/08/2019
    14:14
  13. 21.
    The Mink and The Wolf - A North American Folktale02/06/2019
    12:05
  14. 22.
    An Event in Indian Park - A North American Folktale02/04/2019
    5:11
  15. 23.
    Snow-White and Rose-Red - A German Folktale02/01/2019
    18:08
  16. 24.
    The Elves - A German Folktale01/30/2019
    8:26
  17. 25.
    The Spindle, The Shuttle, and The Needle - A German Folktale01/28/2019
    9:43
  18. 26.
    Water and Salt - An Italian Folktale01/25/2019
    6:24
  19. 27.
    The Mason and His Son - An Italian Folktale01/23/2019
    11:21
  20. 28.
    Fair Maria Wood - An Italian Folktale01/21/2019
    12:51
  21. 29.
    The Night on the Battlefield - A Chinese Folktale01/18/2019
    7:26
  22. 30.
    The Dragon After His Winter Sleep - A Chinese Folktale01/16/2019
    4:13
  23. 31.
    Women's Words Part Flesh and Blood - A Chinese Folktale01/14/2019
    7:43
  24. 32.
    How the Pigeon Became a Tame Bird - A Brazilian Folktale01/11/2019
    9:52
  25. 33.
    How the Monkey Became a Trickster - A Brazilian Folktale01/09/2019
    6:48
  26. 34.
    Why the Tiger and the Stag Fear Each Other - A Brazilian Folktale01/07/2019
    9:24
  27. 35.
    Teeny-Tiny - An English Folktale01/04/2019
    4:27
  28. 36.
    Johnny-Cake - An English Folktale01/02/2019
    8:12
  29. 37.
    Top of 2018, #1 - The Golden Arm - An English Folktale12/31/2018
    4:20
  30. 38.
    Top of 2018, #2 - The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilisa - A Russian Folktale12/28/2018
    25:51
  31. 39.
    Top of 2018, #3 - The Sugar-Candy House - A Belgian Folktale12/26/2018
    7:49
  32. 40.
    An Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas - A Christmas Folktale12/24/2018
    5:12
  33. 41.
    Mrs. Santa Claus - A Christmas Folktale12/21/2018
    8:37
  34. 42.
    Babouscka - A Russian Christmas Folktale12/19/2018
    6:09
  35. 43.
    The Legend of The Thunder Oak - A Christmas Folktale12/17/2018
    6:40
  36. 44.
    Androcles - A Greek Folktale12/14/2018
    9:25
  37. 45.
    The Hare With Many Friends - A Greek Folktale12/12/2018
    4:22
  38. 46.
    The Fairy Comb - A Greek Folktale12/10/2018
    11:53
  39. 47.
    The Dun Cow - A Russian Folktale12/07/2018
    11:21
  40. 48.
    The Wood Sprite - A Russian Folktale12/05/2018
    5:50
  41. 49.
    The Bear, the Dog and the Cat - A Russian Folktale12/03/2018
    9:33
  42. 50.
    The Death of the Little Hen - A Brothers Grimm Folktale11/30/2018
    5:58
  43. 51.
    The Frog King, or Iron Henry - A Brothers Grimm Folktale11/28/2018
    10:50
  44. 52.
    The Crystal Ball - A Brothers Grimm Folktale11/26/2018
    9:12
  45. 53.
    A Bird in Search of a Mate - An American Folktale11/23/2018
    5:34
  46. 54.
    The Revenge of Josiah Breeze - An American Thanksgiving Folktale11/21/2018
    8:14
  47. 55.
    The May-Pole of Merrymount - An American Folktale11/19/2018
    5:11
  48. 56.
    The Three Fools - An English Folktale11/16/2018
    8:01
  49. 57.
    Mr. Miacca - An English Folktale11/14/2018
    6:08
  50. 58.
    The Fish and The Ring - An English Folktale11/12/2018
    9:30
  51. 59.
    Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail - A Brazilian Folktale11/09/2018
    6:42
  52. 60.
    The Adventures of a Fisherman's Son - A Brazilian Folktale11/07/2018
    16:28
  53. 61.
    Why the Banana Belongs to The Monkey - A Brazilian Folktale11/05/2018
    9:33
  54. 62.
    The Devil's Match - A Czechoslovak Folktale11/02/2018
    13:23
  55. 63.
    Stingy Jack - An Irish Folktale10/31/2018
    4:57
  56. 64.
    General Moulton and The Devil - An American Folktale10/29/2018
    7:46
  57. 65.
    The Wizard-Dervish - A Turkish Folktale10/26/2018
    10:37
  58. 66.
    The Liver - A Turkish Folktale10/24/2018
    6:26
  59. 67.
    The Creation - A Turkish Folktale10/22/2018
    5:44
  60. 68.
    Parsley - An Italian Folktale10/19/2018
    11:23
  61. 69.
    The Ant and The Mouse - An Italian Folktale10/17/2018
    4:07
  62. 70.
    The Ass That Lays Money - An Italian Folktale10/15/2018
    10:00
  63. 71.
    The Little Hunting Dog - A Chinese Folktale10/12/2018
    6:16
  64. 72.
    A Legend of Confucius - A Chinese Folktale10/10/2018
    4:41
  65. 73.
    Fox-Fire - A Chinese Folktale10/08/2018
    5:35
  66. 74.
    The Dancers - A German Folktale10/05/2018
    8:40
  67. 75.
    The Flaming Castle - A German Folktale10/03/2018
    6:18
  68. 76.
    The Conclave of Corpses - A German Folktale10/01/2018
    11:52
  69. 77.
    The Wanderers - A Maori Folktale09/28/2018
    9:11
  70. 78.
    On The Moon - A Maori Folktale09/26/2018
    10:09
  71. 79.
    Wonderwings - A New Zealand Fairy Tale09/24/2018
    8:40
  72. 80.
    Ermine and The Hunter09/21/2018
    13:24
  73. 81.
    The Tobacco Fairy from The Blue Hills09/19/2018
    10:20
  74. 82.
    The Mermaid of the Magdalenes09/17/2018
    11:24
  75. 83.
    The Sugar-Candy House09/14/2018
    8:03
  76. 84.
    Why Cats Always Wash After Eating09/12/2018
    2:59
  77. 85.
    How the Goldfinch Got His Colors09/10/2018
    5:14
  78. 86.
    Prince Spin Head and Miss Snow White09/07/2018
    17:56
  79. 87.
    The Goblins Turned to Stone09/05/2018
    13:50
  80. 88.
    The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese09/03/2018
    15:10
  81. 89.
    The Dead Ship of Harpswell08/31/2018
    3:47
  82. 90.
    The Loss of Jacob Hurd08/29/2018
    4:40
  83. 91.
    The Forest Smithy08/27/2018
    6:08
  84. 92.
    The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse08/24/2018
    4:05
  85. 93.
    The Jackdaw and The Peacocks08/22/2018
    3:51
  86. 94.
    The Hares and Frogs in a Storm08/20/2018
    3:57
  87. 95.
    The Flute08/17/2018
    12:43
  88. 96.
    The Good Thunder08/15/2018
    11:13
  89. 97.
    The Black Bowl08/13/2018
    16:40
  90. 98.
    Truthful Joseph08/10/2018
    4:45
  91. 99.
    The Ass08/08/2018
    4:03
  92. 100.
    The Parrot08/06/2018
    4:32
  93. 101.
    The White Duck08/03/2018
    11:40
  94. 102.
    The Bear, The Boar, and The Fox08/01/2018
    5:48
  95. 103.
    The Smith and The Devil07/30/2018
    11:40
  96. 104.
    The Pen and The Inkstand07/27/2018
    7:22
  97. 105.
    The Greenies07/25/2018
    7:02
  98. 106.
    A Leaf From The Sky07/23/2018
    10:14
  99. 107.
    The Listening King07/20/2018
    14:12
  100. 108.
    Lady Clare07/18/2018
    5:48
  101. 109.
    Manoel Littlebean07/16/2018
    7:40
  102. 110.
    The History of Jack the Giant-Killer07/13/2018
    13:06
  103. 111.
    Princess of Canterbury07/11/2018
    8:42
  104. 112.
    The Golden Arm07/09/2018
    4:18
  105. 113.
    Old Esther Dudley07/06/2018
    6:20
  106. 114.
    George Washington's Vision07/04/2018
    13:28
  107. 115.
    Dunderberg07/02/2018
    4:52
  108. 116.
    The Death of Koshchei the Deathless06/29/2018
    26:02
  109. 117.
    The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilisa06/27/2018
    25:46
  110. 118.
    The Hairy Man06/25/2018
    10:39
  111. 119.
    Daikoku and the Oni06/22/2018
    6:49
  112. 120.
    Yorimasa, the Brave Archer06/20/2018
    6:14
  113. 121.
    The Battle of The Ape and The Crab06/18/2018
    6:44
  114. 122.
    Clever Grethel06/15/2018
    7:44
  115. 123.
    The Peasant's Wise Daughter06/13/2018
    10:33
  116. 124.
    The Three Black Princesses06/11/2018
    6:46
  117. 125.
    The Two Princes06/08/2018
    13:52
  118. 126.
    The Sparrow and The Bush06/06/2018
    6:54
  119. 127.
    The Fox and The Cat06/04/2018
    5:46
  120. 128.
    Other Men06/01/2018
    6:15
  121. 129.
    The Falls of Cohoes05/30/2018
    5:05
  122. 130.
    The Last Shot at Germantown05/28/2018
    6:15
  123. 131.
    The First Woman05/25/2018
    6:15
  124. 132.
    The First Man05/23/2018
    7:42
  125. 133.
    Micah Rood Apples05/21/2018
    4:04
  126. 134.
    Clever Elsie05/18/2018
    10:29
  127. 135.
    The Aged Mother05/16/2018
    3:56
  128. 136.
    The Queen Bee05/14/2018
    8:08
  129. 137.
    Tamamo, the Fox Maiden05/11/2018
    15:23
  130. 138.
    Where the Frost Comes From05/09/2018
    7:14
  131. 139.
    How They Found Fire05/07/2018
    5:02
  132. 140.
    The Cat and The Mice + The Cat-Maiden05/04/2018
    5:13
  133. 141.
    Little Saddleslut05/02/2018
    12:48
  134. 142.
    Belling the Cat04/30/2018
    3:40
  135. 143.
    The Perfidious Vizier04/27/2018
    12:14
  136. 144.
    The Rose Beauty04/25/2018
    15:54
  137. 145.
    The Farmer, His Wife and The Open Door04/23/2018
    4:42
  138. 146.
    Dance in a Buffalo Skull04/20/2018
    6:36
  139. 147.
    Jack and His Wonderful Hen04/18/2018
    10:22
  140. 148.
    Chief Croton04/16/2018
    4:59
  141. 149.
    The Story of the Three Bears04/13/2018
    10:55
  142. 150.
    The Kintalen Changeling04/11/2018
    6:06
  143. 151.
    Sir Gammer Vans04/09/2018
    5:37
  144. 152.
    The She-Wolf04/06/2018
    4:50
  145. 153.
    The Journey of The Sun and The Moon04/04/2018
    11:27
  146. 154.
    Snowflake04/02/2018
    11:43
  147. 155.
    The Passing of Loku03/30/2018
    5:20
  148. 156.
    The Creation (Tagalog Version)03/28/2018
    5:12
  149. 157.
    The Creation03/26/2018
    4:29
  150. 158.
    Concerning The Hawk and The Owl03/23/2018
    6:42
  151. 159.
    The Adventures of a Jackal03/21/2018
    14:19
  152. 160.
    The Lucky Fisherman03/19/2018
    4:40
  153. 161.
    The Cock and The Fox03/16/2018
    4:45
  154. 162.
    Friends in Life and Death03/14/2018
    9:03
  155. 163.
    The Husband Who Was to Mind The House03/12/2018
    6:24
  156. 164.
    The Panther03/09/2018
    8:28
  157. 165.
    Favorite of Fortune and Child of Ill Luck03/07/2018
    5:45
  158. 166.
    The Cave of Beasts03/05/2018
    7:36
  159. 167.
    The Old Woman in The Wood03/02/2018
    8:16
  160. 168.
    The Blue Light02/28/2018
    13:40
  161. 169.
    The Fox and The Horse02/26/2018
    5:01
  162. 170.
    Little Red Riding Hood02/23/2018
    6:51
  163. 171.
    Blue Beard02/21/2018
    14:18
  164. 172.
    The Fairy02/19/2018
    7:13
  165. 173.
    Little Tuk02/16/2018
    13:18
  166. 174.
    The Goblin and The Huckster02/14/2018
    11:10
  167. 175.
    The Wicked Prince02/12/2018
    8:42
  168. 176.
    Sun, Moon and Talia02/09/2018
    13:26
  169. 177.
    Thirteenth02/07/2018
    11:23
  170. 178.
    Corvetto02/05/2018
    14:25
  171. 179.
    The Daughter of The Rose02/02/2018
    10:52
  172. 180.
    The Gentle Shepherd01/31/2018
    5:24
  173. 181.
    The Ungrateful Woodcutter01/29/2018
    9:14
  174. 182.
    The Origin of The Narwhal01/26/2018
    8:47
  175. 183.
    Iya, The Camp Eater01/24/2018
    11:48
  176. 184.
    Raven Makes an Ocean Voyage01/22/2018
    8:00
  177. 185.
    The Princess Who Lost Her Rings01/19/2018
    11:55
  178. 186.
    The Magic Mirror01/17/2018
    10:42
  179. 187.
    Peter of the Pigs01/15/2018
    5:31
  180. 188.
    The Monks at The Ferry01/12/2018
    11:34
  181. 189.
    Master Pfreim01/10/2018
    10:13
  182. 190.
    Our Lady's Child01/08/2018
    13:33
  183. 191.
    Evangeline01/05/2018
    6:52
  184. 192.
    Marion01/03/2018
    4:04
  185. 193.
    Fairy Gardens01/01/2018
    11:42
  186. 194.
    The Beast Slayer12/29/2017
    18:32
  187. 195.
    The Consecration of Washington12/28/2017
    6:44
  188. 196.
    The Adventures of Juan12/27/2017
    7:07
  189. 197.
    Mr. Fox12/26/2017
    7:56
  190. 198.
    A Visit from St. Nicholas, or Twas the Night Before Christmas12/24/2017
    4:27
  191. 199.
    Santa Claus Does Not Forget12/22/2017
    4:21
  192. 200.
    Why The Chimes Rang12/21/2017
    12:11

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