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Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
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Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, Dream Horse) stars in this Welsh legend about a desperate farmer who becomes too greedy for his own good.
Encore: 100 Rooms

Encore: 100 Rooms

2021-04-2720:464

In this favorite episode from the archives, seven-time Emmy-Award winner Ed Asner (Up, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) plays a wise father who challenges his daughters to solve a tricky challenge by thinking outside the box.
Kyla Pratt (Call Me Kat, The Proud Family) headlines this Ethiopian story about the power of facing your fears.
Alison Wright (Snowpiercer, The Americans) stars as a wise and witty Irish giant who proves she's colossal in both size and smarts.
Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani (Pandemic Warrior, Back To School With Maz Jobrani) plays a wise man with an on-fire imagination in this clever tale from Turkey, Balochistan, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, the West Indies, and the Hispano community of New Mexico.
Tiffany Espensen (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kirby Buckets) stars in this Chinese folktale about thinking outside the box and inside the boat.
Encore: The Queen's Gift

Encore: The Queen's Gift

2021-03-2319:113

This favorite episode from our archives is in loving memory of an actor you've heard in numerous Circle Round stories, including this one: Delores King Williams.
In this tale from India, Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs a Marathon, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme) plays an ingenious royal advisor who cunningly proves the true owner of a fruitful treasure.
In this playful tale from Indonesia and Malaysia, Tiya Sircar (Star Wars Rebels, The Good Place) plays a cunning mouse deer who teaches a cantankerous crocodile a lesson.
Tony Award Winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, All Rise) stars in this Paraguayan story about giving the most rare and precious gift of all.
Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Evil) and Madhur Jaffrey (Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation, I Feel Bad) co-star in this Indian story about a wise king, a generous shoemaker, and a priceless pair of shoes.
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) headlines this Marshallese tale about how the first sailboat came to be.
Encore: One Speckled Hen

Encore: One Speckled Hen

2021-02-0922:083

This week, we bring back a favorite story from the archives: Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Full Monty) stars in a Jewish tale that tests the old adage, "Finders keepers, losers weepers."
Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order, FBI) and Rory Culkin (Waco, Halston) co-star in this Hungarian story about two farmers, one wise king, and a whole mess of canines.
In this magical tale from Japan, Marc delaCruz (If/Then, Hamilton) plays a lowly cook whose kitchen scraps bring him a golden reward.
Christina Anthony (Mixed-ish, Key & Peele) and Tony winner Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, All Rise) play a one-of-a-kind horse and rider in this enchanted tale from across the Spanish-speaking world.
Joshua Malina (The West Wing, Scandal) and Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, The West Wing Weekly) co-star in this Jewish tale about two brothers who make two very different ways in the world.
Mason Gooding (Love, Victor; Scream 5) and Allen Maldonado (Sneakerheads, The Last O.G.) co-star in this East African story about the big power of a little teamwork.
As we ring in the new year, we bring back a favorite episode about planting the seeds of honesty, starring Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance, The Resident) and Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist, Come From Away).
As we celebrate the winter holidays, we revisit a favorite episode from season two: Broadway legends Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein play a talking bird and spoiled prince who explore the meaning of true wisdom.
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Comments (49)

C H

Birds are anamals dummy

Apr 27th
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C H

The ending is gey

Mar 27th
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Carter Gaming Higashi

Nope

Nov 24th
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Ashley Gilfoil

Can you get the odd1sout to this podcast?

Nov 18th
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Script Writer

we listened to most of your stories. special thanks to you🍁🍁🍂🍂

Sep 26th
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C H

I thought he was merry ING gerrlz

Sep 10th
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Ashley Gilfoil

Bruh

Aug 16th
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Script Writer

we loved it💖

Aug 15th
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C H

Do you have to say the name close to the tree or what?

Aug 5th
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C H

He for gets comlamenting himself

Aug 5th
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Script Writer

that was one of the best

Jul 15th
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Script Writer

love that🍭

Jul 12th
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C H

season 4 soon!

Jun 7th
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Script Writer

my son and i reallly like your storie. we're listening to them from the first day of quarantine. thanks alot. but you know, sometime the music is too loud on the voice of narrator. and makes hard to listen. ☘☘☘good luck✋🍀

May 16th
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Script Writer

thank you for your stories🌺🌺🌺. The music was a little bit annoying on story teller's voice🌿

Apr 28th
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Script Writer

"i loved that" 👈 my 6 years old son said so

Apr 26th
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Ruth Siedlecki

We love your stories!

Apr 24th
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how it works

great

Apr 21st
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how it works

love it

Apr 21st
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Jenna Teddy

Phillipa soo is in Hamilton I love you

Jan 20th
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