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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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Julia Nickson (Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Unbidden) and YouTuber Lizzy Capri headline this Tibetan and Burmese tale about finding treasure, playing tricks, and monkeying around.
To celebrate the season of giving, we bring you a special mega-episode revisiting four of your favorite Circle Round stories about generosity.
In this tale inspired by a Polish legend, Nabiyah Be (Black Panther, Daisy Jones & The Six) and Evan Whitten (The Resident, Mr. Robot) face off against a fantastical creature whose gaze turns people to stone.
This Hispanic tale from the Southwest U.S. stars Adam Irigoyen (Away, Shake It Up) as a fiddler whose magical instrument brings the world to its feet, and the guilty to their knees.
Dyllón Burnside (POSE, Prideland) and Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock - The Musical) co-star in this Australian story about small critters, giant egos, and why frogs croak.
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid's Tale, Uncorked) and John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story, The Founder) headline this Estonian/Finnish story about how very far a little generosity can go.
In this Native American tale, Brittany O'Grady (Little Voice, Star) plays a cunning creature who uses teamwork to bring light, sun and fire to the dark, cold world.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we're revisiting this Seneca tale from Season 2 about the origin of stories -- co-starring NPR veteran Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss (Parks and Recreation, Comanche Moon).
Corey Stoll (Billions, West Side Story) and Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Joker) bring to life this Brazilian story about the sweetness of humility and the sting of greed.
Maggie Siff (Billions, Mad Men), Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Denim Richards (Yellowstone, The Chickasaw Rancher) co-star in this Northern African/Middle Eastern/Jewish tale about spoiled olives and fresh starts.
Rosalind Chao (Mulan, The Joy Luck Club) headlines this Chinese tale about a tall mountain, a big radish, and the magic of giving back to your community.
Desmin Borges (You're The Worst, Utopia) plays a tiny bird with an ever-growing ego in this playful story with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Tzi Ma (The Farewell, Mulan) and Jimmy Wong (Wish Dragon, Mulan) co-star in this Burmese tale about turning soil and dirt into an invaluable treasure.
At the end of season 3, we asked fans to send us their own Circle Round story. This week, you’ll hear some of the submissions we received!
This favorite story from season one, starring Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth, Electric Dreams), is about the importance of being honest and keeping your word... especially when you’re a leader in charge of something big.
In part four of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Amy Hargreaves (13 Reasons Why, Homeland) plays a mystical flute player who teaches a greedy landowner to sing a different tune.
Hannah Simone ("New Girl") stars alongside her real-life father Naren Simone in a South Asian tale about the power of self-reliance. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages
In part three of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chloe Coleman (Timmy Failure, My Spy) stars in an African tale about how bigger isn't always better, and how slow and steady can be best of all!
Encore: 'Latchkey Stew'

Encore: 'Latchkey Stew'

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell stars in this classic tale about a young girl who teaches a group of neighbors what it means to really share.
In part two of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jin Ha (Devs, Love Life) and Greta Jung (Modern Family, Station 19) headline a Korean folktale about a hardworking farmer whose generosity brings a surprising reward.
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Comments (42)

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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Jenna Teddy

Awesome way to sho that woman are strong

Dec 5th
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Türsün Uygür

very good

Jul 11th
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