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Looking for a podcast on Japan's mysterious culture? Try listening to Thersa Matsuura's Uncanny Japan Podcast and experience all that is weird about Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks—and not found anywhere else! Show notes and transcripts available at uncannyjapan.com
 
African Folktales with Miss Jo Jo is a Webby Award-winning children's podcast of diverse short stories originating in Africa, originally passed down through generations by word of mouth. These traditional tales told with a new twist, are not only entertaining but serve to teach a lesson as well. Sometimes of a moral value and other times of survival. Tune in and share with a friend.
 
Stories are a big part of the African culture and growing up in the city of Port-Harcourt, these stories shaped my childhood. Times are different now and these bedtime stories which were passed down through generations are not as popular with children as they once were. This podcast aims to bring these stories to the new generation of African children and introduce everyone else to these wonderful stories from the motherland. The lessons and values learnt from these will never be forgotten. ...
 
Join the community of kids, parents, teachers and librarians who love to listen to dynamic children's stories from around the world in this weekly fantastical funcast! Immerse in the ancient art of storytelling accompanied by an array of instruments, sound effects, music and song. Support the show at Patreon (https://patreon.com/thelibraryfairy), to help keep the podcast free and accessible to directly promote literacy, language and cognitive skills in children. Thank you!
 
Fireside Folktales is a collaborative show that takes myths and legends from around the world and breathes life back into them, transforming them into single-season audio fiction performances. Each story is created by a different writer. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Get in touch with us! We’re looking for stories from all over the world, especially myths from regions such as Africa, South Asia, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, and more! Fireside Folktales is here to help you ...
 
This show was created to introduce the listener to folktales, myths and legends. The story will be told and the lessons will be extracted and discussed. A poetic license has been taken with each story and some will be told in an adult fashion (for those I will post adult content),so be ready to be shocked, and entertained. We are in a new time and although the wisdom is good I have adjusted some of the stories to fit the time. Here is a link to a worksheet to help you define the tales for yo ...
 
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Today our magic jeep takes us to where a Warthog has built a nice big house. But the Warthog sees the Lion from one of our old stories and he becomes very scared. The Warthog runs into his home and decides to try out an old trick he heard from the Jackal, not knowing that the Lion has a very good memory. In this story, I will teach you why the Wart…
 
Sigurd the King's Son is an Icelandic fairytale from Ruth Manning-Sanders' anthology, A Book of Ogres and Trolls. This is an interest story about a prince, step mother, trolls, and a princess. It subverts everything you think you know about fairy tales. The stepmother is a lovely woman who is wrongly accused, the monster (well, one of them) turns o…
 
Today's story is from South Sudan and in this story, the clever Fox saves the reckless Monkey from being Lion food I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black Hi…
 
The obscure and terrifyingly deadly yokai, the korori, ravaged Edo Japan. On today's episode I'll tell you all about it, what it really was and how foreigners were the ones who brought it to Japan. Visit the Uncanny Japan website to read the show notes and transcript. Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Stories P…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a kingdom where a cruel king gives Walu the impossible task of creating a living, breathing man. Walu is scared of what the king will do when he cannot finish his task, until he crosses paths with the local madman. Can Walu pull off the impossible? Or will he need some help? Don’t hesitate to press play and let me t…
 
This Macedonian fairy tale is taken from Ruth Manning-Sanders’ collection, A Book of Dragons, and is a story about Yanni. However, Yanni doesn’t really do much in the story, his bad ass lover, his “little sweetheart” saves the day, but can’t get a name! She needs a name and the story needs to be named after her. Tradition is made from what we choos…
 
Today our Magic Jeep takes us to a jungle where an elephant and a hippo are the strongest in the land. They have gathered all the food for themselves because they are so strong. But one tortoise will use the strength of his mind to teach the hippo and the elephant to be kinder to all of the other animals in the jungle. How does one little tortoise …
 
Today's story is a very popular Nigerian Story. It teaches the valuable lesson of contentment. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: http…
 
It’s official fall season. Though we have a modern scientific explanation for why leaves change color, let’s dive into this Iroquois legend about fall/autumn, Chasing the Great Bear. Apart from giving the red color to the leaves this story also tells the story behind Ursa Major constellation (The Big Dipper). This Native American story brings us a …
 
Today's story is one from Western Uganda and shows us why the people stopped believing in Goddess Nyabinghyi. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: The Mighty Angwech and More: Female Legends from Ugandan folklore: BOOK 1 Want to support the podcast? You can b…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a crown bird and a hare are going on a special journey to visit the hare’s uncle. The hare and the crown bird decide to race to the house and find out who will make it there first. But as they race to where the uncle lives, they pass a mysterious woman who needs their help. This results in one of the friends s…
 
We are back in Ghana today with the greedy Anansi. In this story, Anansi's greed leads to his end. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: …
 
This Amazon river legend is a story of Jací and Guarací. This is a legend about how the Amazon river was born because of the love between the Sun “Guarací” and the Moon “Jací”, and their separation. The story has gender usage when personifying the Sun and Moon, with the modern/newer languages (Latin, Greek, French, Italian, and Portuguese) making S…
 
Great news everybody! African Folktales is coming back, and there are even more new adventures with the amazing Ms. JoJo just around the corner. But, you’re going to have to wait one more week for the newest episode to be released. Meanwhile, you can listen to this “Welcome Back” episode that previews some of the great moments that will be shared i…
 
Epic romantic stories can be found in every culture and are told in every language. This Aztec story is of Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl – denied their love while they were living but destined to spend eternity together. Now, as two volcanoes that set the backdrop for Mexico City, Izta and Popo, as they are affectionately called, are a symbol of lo…
 
A misemono is like a carnival, museum, zoo, and freak show all rolled into one. Here you could see exotic animals, buy cure-all medicines, and check out mermaid mummies among many, many other thrills. Visit the Uncanny Japan website to read the show notes and transcript. Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Storie…
 
Today's story is a traditional Zulu story and follows a lazy hunter who came up with a way to get food without working. This story also shows us some of the consequences of laziness. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buy…
 
Blood wishes, talking mirrors, and poisoned fruit: it’s all here in ‘Snow White’, one of the most enduringly popular and recognizable fairy tales in western literature. Tune in to hear the discussion of the Snow White story and comparison of the narrative and messages of the original story and the Disney’s version. The story is based on societal be…
 
Make sure to join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when Ms. JoJo will be returning! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Little Crow thinks hi…
 
This is a story where the weak and helpless defeat the strong and powerful. This does not happen in real life, but it does happen in folktales, as in this East African story of the maskini and the tajiri. In Kiswahili language, maskini means poor man and tajiri means rich man. In 1793 “Eat the Rich” was popularized by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rouss…
 
A Japanese mermaid is called a ningyo (人魚) or human fish. Today I'll tell you about their history, the good, the bad, and the delicious! Visit the Uncanny Japan website to read the show notes and transcript. Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out her books including The Carp-Faced Boy on A…
 
Today we revisit Anansi in another story of greed and cunning. In this story, Anansi gets a taste of his own medicine. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Blac…
 
This episode is a French folktale, Beauty and the Beast. Jeanne-Marie le Prince de Beaumont’s story emphasizes the nobility in Beauty’s act of self-sacrifice and her virtuous action making ‘Beauty and the Beast’ sort of a ‘handbook’ for young brides entering into arranged marriages with hideous older men, and if they were lucky, with a good kind he…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Listen closely to why it’s never a good…
 
The Library Fairy tells this fun folktale about a young teen who tries to be the most beautiful girl at the dance by wearing everything she owns. Woven with music, song and rich characters, this Pu-Thai folktale is from Isaan. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelibraryfairy)Door The Library Fairy
 
This episode is an Afghan folktale, called What Melody is the Sweetest? The story talks about the most basic things can bring us the most happiness. The Afghans now have suffered generation after generation of not just continuous warfare but humanitarian crises, one after the other. Afghanistan deserves peace, it deserves to stand as tall as its mo…
 
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