Episodes
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
In this traditional German fairy tale with a song - three strange looking women show up to help a girl in need. A story which extols the virtue of hard work. Although the girl manages to avoid the work, yet still gets her prince! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/17/21
This Norwegian fairy tale told by Emily Hennessey is about a little boy who is tricked by a troll. He nearly ends up in the cooking pot, but luckily he outwits the scary troll. You have to be brave to listen to this story, because it’s about a troll who eats children. But it’s only a story troll and it’s a great story. If scary stories aren’t for you, then try The Spinning Sisters which we’ll post at the same time as an alternative ‘happy ending’ fairy tale. See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 12/17/21
In this funny, retelling of a traditional Indian fairytale told by Tuup lots of animals want to eat an old woman, but she persuades them to wait until she returns from her trip. How will she disguise herself, and escape their genius sense of smell? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/10/21
In this lively, interactive folktale from Jamaica, Kate Corkery tells the story of 2 girls who set off on a journey to pick ackee fruit. But a magical river intervenes to teach one sister a lesson. Will Nora learn the lesson the river is trying to teach her and return home safely with her fruit? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/03/21
In this story, from the Brazilian Rainforest, a small tortoise pits her wits against the brute force of a notorious forest beast.     Who will win? Listen to Kim telling this lively, traditional story and find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/26/21
In this funny, interactive folktale from India, Emily Hennessey conjures up one man’s foolish quest to get what he most desires: not gold or treasure, this time, but a fresh, juicy coconut! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/19/21
Do you believe dreams can come true? What will happen to the pedlar who decides to follow his dream? Have a listen to Kate Corkery telling this lovely old English tale and find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/12/21
Would you take on a grumpy bear in order to bring back the Spring? In this Native American story from the Blackfoot People, a young boy sets off on a quest to do just that. Will he succeed? Listen to Tiernan Douieb's exciting telling of this tale, to find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/05/21
This tale told by Kim is from Russia You have to be brave to listen to this story, because it's about a scary witch who eats children. But it does have a happy ending. If you don't like scary stories, try 'The Three Little Pigs' which we're putting up as an alternative treat. It's more fun than scary. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/29/21
What would you use to build your house if you wanted to be safe? In this interactive old English tale we learn how to keep your family out of trouble and how to outwit the big bad wolf. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/29/21
In this story from Russia, told by Kim, a farmer finds gold which brings a dilemma. What would you do if you found some treasure, which you want to keep a secret - but your best friend, who loves a good story, wants to tell everyone everything? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/22/21
Some people say, that if you catch a leprechaun, he will lead you to a pot of gold. Listen to Irish storyteller Kate Corkery, to see if Molly can get her granny a pot of gold? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/15/21
Has anyone ever made your day by showing a little bit of kindness? Listen to this story from Japan told by Tuup about the power of kindness to change lives.
Published 10/08/21
In this bonus story to celebrate our first year of podcasting, Kim tells a tale from Haiti about a magic orange tree, which provides delicious oranges for a hungry little girl. There’s a scary stepmother in this story, but as in most fairy tales, the story has a happy ending.
Published 10/01/21
Can you imagine a cheeky fox inviting himself to your birthday party? What do you think might happen? Have a listen to this fun, interactive story told by Irish storyteller Kate Corkery and find out.
Published 10/01/21
The Gods and the Giants are always fighting. And Loki the Norse God is up to his tricks again, changing shape to confuse everyone. In this story from Norway, Emily Hennessey tells us how the gods have a wall built around their city to keep the Giants out.
Published 09/24/21
Do you like dancing? This lively story from Haiti in the Caribbean told by musician and storyteller Tuup, contains a special dance, a song and a trickster. See if you can learn the song and make up your own dance.
Published 09/17/21
In this story from India - told by Peter Chand, things don't look good for a poor little sparrow who is captured by a bullying crow, but don't worry, life is full of sudden and unexpected change - in this case, for the better.
Published 09/10/21