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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 May-Pole of Merrymount - An American Folktale11/19/2018
    5:11
  2. 2.
    The Three Fools - An English Folktale11/16/2018
    8:01
  3. 3.
    Mr. Miacca - An English Folktale11/14/2018
    6:08
  4. 4.
    The Fish and The Ring - An English Folktale11/12/2018
    9:30
  5. 5.
    Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail - A Brazilian Folktale11/09/2018
    6:42
  6. 6.
    The Adventures of a Fisherman's Son - A Brazilian Folktale11/07/2018
    16:28
  7. 7.
    Why the Banana Belongs to The Monkey - A Brazilian Folktale11/05/2018
    9:33
  8. 8.
    The Devil's Match - A Czechoslovak Folktale11/02/2018
    13:23
  1. 9.
    Stingy Jack - An Irish Folktale10/31/2018
    4:57
  2. 10.
    General Moulton and The Devil - An American Folktale10/29/2018
    7:46
  3. 11.
    The Wizard-Dervish - A Turkish Folktale10/26/2018
    10:37
  4. 12.
    The Liver - A Turkish Folktale10/24/2018
    6:26
  5. 13.
    The Creation - A Turkish Folktale10/22/2018
    5:44
  6. 14.
    Parsley - An Italian Folktale10/19/2018
    11:23
  7. 15.
    The Ant and The Mouse - An Italian Folktale10/17/2018
    4:07
  8. 16.
    The Ass That Lays Money - An Italian Folktale10/15/2018
    10:00
  9. 17.
    The Little Hunting Dog - A Chinese Folktale10/12/2018
    6:16
  10. 18.
    A Legend of Confucius - A Chinese Folktale10/10/2018
    4:41
  11. 19.
    Fox-Fire - A Chinese Folktale10/08/2018
    5:35
  12. 20.
    The Dancers - A German Folktale10/05/2018
    8:40
  13. 21.
    The Flaming Castle - A German Folktale10/03/2018
    6:18
  14. 22.
    The Conclave of Corpses - A German Folktale10/01/2018
    11:52
  15. 23.
    The Wanderers - A Maori Folktale09/28/2018
    9:11
  16. 24.
    On The Moon - A Maori Folktale09/26/2018
    10:09
  17. 25.
    Wonderwings - A New Zealand Fairy Tale09/24/2018
    8:40
  18. 26.
    Ermine and The Hunter09/21/2018
    13:24
  19. 27.
    The Tobacco Fairy from The Blue Hills09/19/2018
    10:20
  20. 28.
    The Mermaid of the Magdalenes09/17/2018
    11:24
  21. 29.
    The Sugar-Candy House09/14/2018
    8:03
  22. 30.
    Why Cats Always Wash After Eating09/12/2018
    2:59
  23. 31.
    How the Goldfinch Got His Colors09/10/2018
    5:14
  24. 32.
    Prince Spin Head and Miss Snow White09/07/2018
    17:56
  25. 33.
    The Goblins Turned to Stone09/05/2018
    13:50
  26. 34.
    The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese09/03/2018
    15:10
  27. 35.
    The Dead Ship of Harpswell08/31/2018
    3:47
  28. 36.
    The Loss of Jacob Hurd08/29/2018
    4:40
  29. 37.
    The Forest Smithy08/27/2018
    6:08
  30. 38.
    The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse08/24/2018
    4:05
  31. 39.
    The Jackdaw and The Peacocks08/22/2018
    3:51
  32. 40.
    The Hares and Frogs in a Storm08/20/2018
    3:57
  33. 41.
    The Flute08/17/2018
    12:43
  34. 42.
    The Good Thunder08/15/2018
    11:13
  35. 43.
    The Black Bowl08/13/2018
    16:40
  36. 44.
    Truthful Joseph08/10/2018
    4:45
  37. 45.
    The Ass08/08/2018
    4:03
  38. 46.
    The Parrot08/06/2018
    4:32
  39. 47.
    The White Duck08/03/2018
    11:40
  40. 48.
    The Bear, The Boar, and The Fox08/01/2018
    5:48
  41. 49.
    The Smith and The Devil07/30/2018
    11:40
  42. 50.
    The Pen and The Inkstand07/27/2018
    7:22
  43. 51.
    The Greenies07/25/2018
    7:02
  44. 52.
    A Leaf From The Sky07/23/2018
    10:14
  45. 53.
    The Listening King07/20/2018
    14:12
  46. 54.
    Lady Clare07/18/2018
    5:48
  47. 55.
    Manoel Littlebean07/16/2018
    7:40
  48. 56.
    The History of Jack the Giant-Killer07/13/2018
    13:06
  49. 57.
    Princess of Canterbury07/11/2018
    8:42
  50. 58.
    The Golden Arm07/09/2018
    4:18
  51. 59.
    Old Esther Dudley07/06/2018
    6:20
  52. 60.
    George Washington's Vision07/04/2018
    13:28
  53. 61.
    Dunderberg07/02/2018
    4:52
  54. 62.
    The Death of Koshchei the Deathless06/29/2018
    26:02
  55. 63.
    The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilisa06/27/2018
    25:46
  56. 64.
    The Hairy Man06/25/2018
    10:39
  57. 65.
    Daikoku and the Oni06/22/2018
    6:49
  58. 66.
    Yorimasa, the Brave Archer06/20/2018
    6:14
  59. 67.
    The Battle of The Ape and The Crab06/18/2018
    6:44
  60. 68.
    Clever Grethel06/15/2018
    7:44
  61. 69.
    The Peasant's Wise Daughter06/13/2018
    10:33
  62. 70.
    The Three Black Princesses06/11/2018
    6:46
  63. 71.
    The Two Princes06/08/2018
    13:52
  64. 72.
    The Sparrow and The Bush06/06/2018
    6:54
  65. 73.
    The Fox and The Cat06/04/2018
    5:46
  66. 74.
    Other Men06/01/2018
    6:15
  67. 75.
    The Falls of Cohoes05/30/2018
    5:05
  68. 76.
    The Last Shot at Germantown05/28/2018
    6:15
  69. 77.
    The First Woman05/25/2018
    6:15
  70. 78.
    The First Man05/23/2018
    7:42
  71. 79.
    Micah Rood Apples05/21/2018
    4:04
  72. 80.
    Clever Elsie05/18/2018
    10:29
  73. 81.
    The Aged Mother05/16/2018
    3:56
  74. 82.
    The Queen Bee05/14/2018
    8:08
  75. 83.
    Tamamo, the Fox Maiden05/11/2018
    15:23
  76. 84.
    Where the Frost Comes From05/09/2018
    7:14
  77. 85.
    How They Found Fire05/07/2018
    5:02
  78. 86.
    The Cat and The Mice + The Cat-Maiden05/04/2018
    5:13
  79. 87.
    Little Saddleslut05/02/2018
    12:48
  80. 88.
    Belling the Cat04/30/2018
    3:40
  81. 89.
    The Perfidious Vizier04/27/2018
    12:14
  82. 90.
    The Rose Beauty04/25/2018
    15:54
  83. 91.
    The Farmer, His Wife and The Open Door04/23/2018
    4:42
  84. 92.
    Dance in a Buffalo Skull04/20/2018
    6:36
  85. 93.
    Jack and His Wonderful Hen04/18/2018
    10:22
  86. 94.
    Chief Croton04/16/2018
    4:59
  87. 95.
    The Story of the Three Bears04/13/2018
    10:55
  88. 96.
    The Kintalen Changeling04/11/2018
    6:06
  89. 97.
    Sir Gammer Vans04/09/2018
    5:37
  90. 98.
    The She-Wolf04/06/2018
    4:50
  91. 99.
    The Journey of The Sun and The Moon04/04/2018
    11:27
  92. 100.
    Snowflake04/02/2018
    11:43
  93. 101.
    The Passing of Loku03/30/2018
    5:20
  94. 102.
    The Creation (Tagalog Version)03/28/2018
    5:12
  95. 103.
    The Creation03/26/2018
    4:29
  96. 104.
    Concerning The Hawk and The Owl03/23/2018
    6:42
  97. 105.
    The Adventures of a Jackal03/21/2018
    14:19
  98. 106.
    The Lucky Fisherman03/19/2018
    4:40
  99. 107.
    The Cock and The Fox03/16/2018
    4:45
  100. 108.
    Friends in Life and Death03/14/2018
    9:03
  101. 109.
    The Husband Who Was to Mind The House03/12/2018
    6:24
  102. 110.
    The Panther03/09/2018
    8:28
  103. 111.
    Favorite of Fortune and Child of Ill Luck03/07/2018
    5:45
  104. 112.
    The Cave of Beasts03/05/2018
    7:36
  105. 113.
    The Old Woman in The Wood03/02/2018
    8:16
  106. 114.
    The Blue Light02/28/2018
    13:40
  107. 115.
    The Fox and The Horse02/26/2018
    5:01
  108. 116.
    Little Red Riding Hood02/23/2018
    6:51
  109. 117.
    Blue Beard02/21/2018
    14:18
  110. 118.
    The Fairy02/19/2018
    7:13
  111. 119.
    Little Tuk02/16/2018
    13:18
  112. 120.
    The Goblin and The Huckster02/14/2018
    11:10
  113. 121.
    The Wicked Prince02/12/2018
    8:42
  114. 122.
    Sun, Moon and Talia02/09/2018
    13:26
  115. 123.
    Thirteenth02/07/2018
    11:23
  116. 124.
    Corvetto02/05/2018
    14:25
  117. 125.
    The Daughter of The Rose02/02/2018
    10:52
  118. 126.
    The Gentle Shepherd01/31/2018
    5:24
  119. 127.
    The Ungrateful Woodcutter01/29/2018
    9:14
  120. 128.
    The Origin of The Narwhal01/26/2018
    8:47
  121. 129.
    Iya, The Camp Eater01/24/2018
    11:48
  122. 130.
    Raven Makes an Ocean Voyage01/22/2018
    8:00
  123. 131.
    The Princess Who Lost Her Rings01/19/2018
    11:55
  124. 132.
    The Magic Mirror01/17/2018
    10:42
  125. 133.
    Peter of the Pigs01/15/2018
    5:31
  126. 134.
    The Monks at The Ferry01/12/2018
    11:34
  127. 135.
    Master Pfreim01/10/2018
    10:13
  128. 136.
    Our Lady's Child01/08/2018
    13:33
  129. 137.
    Evangeline01/05/2018
    6:52
  130. 138.
    Marion01/03/2018
    4:04
  131. 139.
    Fairy Gardens01/01/2018
    11:42
  132. 140.
    The Beast Slayer12/29/2017
    18:32
  133. 141.
    The Consecration of Washington12/28/2017
    6:44
  134. 142.
    The Adventures of Juan12/27/2017
    7:07
  135. 143.
    Mr. Fox12/26/2017
    7:56
  136. 144.
    A Visit from St. Nicholas, or Twas the Night Before Christmas12/24/2017
    4:27
  137. 145.
    Santa Claus Does Not Forget12/22/2017
    4:21
  138. 146.
    Why The Chimes Rang12/21/2017
    12:11
  139. 147.
    The Christmas Fairy of Strasburg12/20/2017
    8:30
  140. 148.
    The Molly of Dovre12/19/2017
    4:25
  141. 149.
    Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven12/18/2017
    4:56
  142. 150.
    How The Toad Got His Bruises12/15/2017
    6:16
  143. 151.
    The Red Bear12/14/2017
    6:33
  144. 152.
    What The Man in The Moon Did12/13/2017
    7:00
  145. 153.
    The Flying Ship12/12/2017
    15:38
  146. 154.
    The Blacksmith at Brandywine12/11/2017
    4:11
  147. 155.
    The First Liberal Church12/08/2017
    4:28
  148. 156.
    The Iron Wolf12/07/2017
    10:27
  149. 157.
    Man's First Grief12/06/2017
    6:19
  150. 158.
    The Sparrow and His Four Children12/05/2017
    7:17
  151. 159.
    The Origin of The Mole12/04/2017
    3:52
  152. 160.
    The Princess of The Springs12/01/2017
    12:10
  153. 161.
    The Star Money11/30/2017
    4:12
  154. 162.
    Edward Randolph's Portrait11/29/2017
    5:13
  155. 163.
    Odds and Ends11/28/2017
    3:00
  156. 164.
    How The Rabbit Lost His Tail11/27/2017
    5:56
  157. 165.
    The Wicked Wolverine11/24/2017
    11:55
  158. 166.
    Iktomi and The Muskrat11/23/2017
    7:36
  159. 167.
    The Badger and The Bear11/22/2017
    16:43
  160. 168.
    The Warlike Seven11/21/2017
    7:43
  161. 169.
    The Golden Goose11/20/2017
    10:31
  162. 170.
    Miss Briton's Poker11/17/2017
    3:16
  163. 171.
    The Elf Maiden11/16/2017
    14:02
  164. 172.
    The Old Mill at Somerville11/15/2017
    4:45
  165. 173.
    The Little Maid Who Was Wise11/14/2017
    12:27
  166. 174.
    The Marmot and The Raven11/13/2017
    4:03
  167. 175.
    The Magpie's Nest11/10/2017
    4:21
  168. 176.
    The Children of Hameln or, The Pied Piper of Hameln11/09/2017
    7:06
  169. 177.
    The Horse, Hunter, and Stag11/08/2017
    2:46
  170. 178.
    The Brownie11/07/2017
    4:36
  171. 179.
    Stupid Husbands and Trolls for Wives11/06/2017
    6:07
  172. 180.
    The King of The Ants11/03/2017
    6:29
  173. 181.
    The Witch Persecution at Würzburg11/02/2017
    5:43
  174. 182.
    The Old Witch11/01/2017
    8:36
  175. 183.
    The Partridge Witch10/31/2017
    5:10
  176. 184.
    Aunt Rachel's Curse10/30/2017
    4:53
  177. 185.
    The Fate of The Turtle10/27/2017
    10:36
  178. 186.
    The Boy and The Violin10/26/2017
    8:32
  179. 187.
    Two in a Sack10/25/2017
    10:17
  180. 188.
    The Clever Weaver10/24/2017
    7:29
  181. 189.
    The Birdcatcher, The Partridge and The Rooster10/23/2017
    3:04
  182. 190.
    How Some Wild Animals Became Tame Ones10/20/2017
    9:57
  183. 191.
    Maid Maleen10/19/2017
    14:06
  184. 192.
    The Voice of Death10/18/2017
    8:35
  185. 193.
    Iktomi and the Coyote10/17/2017
    8:02
  186. 194.
    The Quest of Cleverness10/16/2017
    7:22
  187. 195.
    The Drop Star10/13/2017
    5:13
  188. 196.
    The Watcher of White Island10/12/2017
    3:49
  189. 197.
    How Night Came10/11/2017
    8:19
  190. 198.
    The Milkmaid and Her Pail10/10/2017
    2:18
  191. 199.
    Condemned to The Noose10/09/2017
    5:29
  192. 200.
    The Fox as Herder10/06/2017
    4:24

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