Episodes
Published 05/20/22
The King is getting old - and he has no children. How will he decide who to choose as the next King or Queen? Listen to this fun, English retelling of a traditional Chinese story told by storyteller Amy Douglas and find out.
Published 05/20/22
In this week's Native American story, Coyote, (half-dog, half-wolf, half- god) is full of questions. He climbs to the heavens seeking answers from the Creator, and surprises himself by creating something himself. Listen to storyteller Emily Hennessey to find out what, and how and why.
Published 05/13/22
A Long time ago in Nigeria, people enjoyed eating the sky. But what happened when they ate too much? Listen to this thoughtful story from Kate Corkery and find out.
Published 05/06/22
What would you do if the fairies swapped your brother or sister for a green wrinkly old fairy? How would you get your sibling back? Listen to this Irish tale celebrating the first of May from Kate Corkery to find out.
Published 04/29/22
Priya finds an egg at school and is rather surprised when it hatches out. What would you do if you discovered a demanding creature with snapping teeth in your pocket? Would you keep it? Listen to Kim tell this fun How and Why story - and find out what happens.
Published 04/22/22
Mr Tortoise is in trouble, and his 6 children all come to help, but which of them will he reward, and what will he give them? Listen to Kate Corkery telling this 'How and Why' tale from Ghana to find out.
Published 04/16/22
In the beginning times, Lord Plinlimon decided to share his land between his three daughters, but will they make it to the sea before sunset to claim their prize? Listen to top storyteller Amy Douglas tell this thoughtful Welsh ‘how and why’ story - to find out.
Published 04/08/22
Half the world is in darkness, so Possum, Buzzard, and Fox try to steal part of the sun. Then, Grandmother Spider decides to have a go at bringing light and warmth to her animal friends. Who will succeed? Listen to storyteller Kate Corkery telling this Native American story from the Cherokee people, and find out.
Published 04/01/22
Anansi the trickster spider wants to go to Gloria’s birthday party. He hasn’t been invited because he’s too greedy and he cheats, but can he use his trickster powers to get himself invited? Listen to Kim telling this lively story from West Africa and find out.
Published 03/25/22
In this traditional tale from North America, Coyote is mesmerised by a cunning spider. Luckily, he has a foxy friend who comes to his rescue. Listen to this fun tale told by storyteller Emily Hennessey to see how Fox saves the day.
Published 03/18/22
The Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Antrim in Northern Ireland is an awe-inspiring staircase of huge rocks stretching far out into the sea. But how did it get there? Was it the work of Irish Giant Finn McCool and if so why? Gifted storyteller Kate Corkery explains all.
Published 03/17/22
In this traditional tale from West Africa, a hunter learns an important lesson from a wise man. Listen to Kim telling this encouraging tale from West Africa and join in with the song. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/11/22
Tiger and Anansi are friends. But when Tiger shows an interest in Sister Chicken, Anansi decides to try and win her friendship for himself. Some Tricks Anansi wins, and some he loses. Listen to this West African tale told by wonderful storyteller Tuup to see if this time it's a win, or a fail. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/04/22
When Coyote the trickster decides to hide in a big old tree, he gets rather stuck. Listen to this Native American tale full of twists and turns told by storyteller Emily Hennessey to see how wily Coyote gets himself out of this particular bit of trouble. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/25/22
In this traditional tale from India, a kind boy releases a tiger from a trap, and very nearly gets gobbled up. But luckily, a cunning jackal comes along to save the day and teaches that tiger a lesson. Listen to Kim telling this wise old tale from India and join in with the roaring and the rhythms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/18/22
Anansi the spider is up to his tricks again. In order to win the King's gold, he has to eat a large bowl of super hot pepper soup.  Will he outwit the king and the other competitors? Listen to Tuup telling this lively singing story from West Africa and find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/11/22
Anansi the trickster spider wants Nyame the Sky God’s box of stories. But It’s not going to be easy. He has to face many challenges to get it – but with a little determination, and a little trickery anything is possible! Listen to Tuup telling this lively story from West Africa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/04/22
What would you do if an angry fairy suddenly popped up beside you while you were taking a nap? In this Scottish fairy tale told by storyteller Amy Douglas that’s exactly what happens to an unsuspecting tramp with rather surprising results.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/28/22
In this imaginative Brazilian Cinderella story, a princess is born with a snake wrapped around her neck. Will her snake turn out to be a blessing or a curse? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/21/22
This wintery Russian fairy tale told by Emily Hennessey has a stepmother and 2 stepsisters and a sort of prince who is all sparkly, but he’s definitely not the kind of prince you’d want to marry. And is there a fairy godmother? Have a listen and see what you think? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/14/22
What would you do if you discovered a stream of magic, healing water in your garden? I don’t think you’d do what the king of Cork did with his magic water. Have a listen to this Irish fairy tale told by Kate Corkery and see if you think he got what he deserved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/07/22
In this funny, retelling of a traditional Nigerian tale, we hear about 3 men who all believe they’re the strongest. Will there be a winner? Have a listen to Tuup and find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/31/21
In this story for Christmas day, we hear a tale inspired by the Nenets people who live in the snowy Siberian arctic. Why does Father Frost want to steal Star Child’s fur boots? She teams up with her friends Snow Wolf and The Boy to investigate, resulting in a heart-warming conclusion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/25/21
One snowy night in Russia, a traveller arrives at a run down inn, tired and hungry. He’s doesn’t have money, but he’s got eyes which shine like stars, and he’s made very welcome. Who is this old drover or shepherd? Find out by listening to storyteller and singer Nick Hennessey who will transport you to a Russian winter with this heartening traditional fairy tale. A good listen for both parents and children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/24/21