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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. ...
 
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Today's story follows the greedy tortoise and how his jealousy put him and his family in a whole lot of trouble. 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 Hist…
 
This month we get to talk to Allison Sheridan, a former engineer turned techie and podcaster extraordinaire. She tells us about growing up spending her vacations on a sailboat, and how excited she got when the first computer arrived at her job. She has been hooked on tech ever since; in fact Allison was among the first podcasters and loves to teach…
 
Today's story takes us back to Zambia and is all about how Monkeys came to exist in the world. 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 Places to read: https://totemnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/10/…
 
Today's story takes us back to Ghana and traces the sequence of events that led to the first mushrooms. 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 K…
 
Today's story is quite a popular one and is from the Central African country of cameroon. It is the story of how everyone ended up drinking water at the chief's feast. The Moral of this story is that we should not attempt to fool people or we may also fool ourselves. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you ba…
 
Today's story is about Atile who created the first Ugandan brew and how it came to be wide spread. 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: …
 
Today marks ONE YEAR since this podcast was created and to celebrate I have decided to release an extra story. This story is about how the tortoise lost all his hair due to his greed. I hope you enjoy the story and I want to thank every single person who has listened to the podcast and supported in one way or another. I am extremely grateful, you a…
 
Today's story is from Northern Sudan and displays themes of greed and wisdom. The wise fox was able to think quickly to avoid being food to the greedy lion. 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/storiesmthrt…
 
Today's story is a Maasai story from Kenya and is all about the origin of cattle. This story explains why cattle is so important to the Maasai tribe and how the Dorobos were cursed to wander. 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:…
 
Today's story shows how the intelligence of Kweku Tsin helped save a lot of people and gave him the powers of the sun. 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…
 
Scott is our youngest guest ever, but that doesn’t make him any less qualified to share his great stories. Founder of Frogpants studios and cartoonist extraordinaire, Scott talks about how his love for technology started with a Japanese boombox, and how he was the coolest kid on the block thanks to his dad’s arcade. We discuss how different kinds o…
 
Today's story is all about the importance of hard work. In this story we see how a rich merchant tricked his sons into giving up laziness and in return reap the rewards of hard work. 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 Last Storytellers: https://amzn.to/…
 
Today's story shows us how the thoughtlessness of humans led to the Sky being moved very far away. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle: https://amzn.to/3t6SIfE Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliate link): htt…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Northern parts of Nigeria. This story shows us how a gullible rich man gets taken advantage of by 3 rascals. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Where To Read (Amazon Affiliate links): African Folk Tales - Hugh Vernon-Jackson Pa…
 
Today's story is one from The Congo. In this story, we see how a sly man took advantage of the ignorance of the leopard and crocodile. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3vbcokm Place…
 
Want to have a bit of wanderlust? Well hop on in for my third and final grandparent episode! We’re back after a short break. Tune in this month to hear my grandma Judy’s travel stories from all around the world. She moved every few years from England to Japan to Hawaii to San Salvador to Brazil to Miami... never a dull moment. We talked about camel…
 
Today's episode takes us back to Ghana. We will be sharing an Anansi story which is very popular among the Ashanti people. In this story, the cunning Anansi is caught in his greed. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle Unimited Free Trial (…
 
Today's episode is is from Central Uganda. This story introduces us to the Nakku, powerful women who were the right hand advisors of the King. The themes of bravery and loyalty as well as its rewards are explored in this story. 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 s…
 
Today we will be visiting the Northern parts of Sudan This story explores the consequences of greed and why we should always keep our word. 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: https://munazaki.com/2016/05/12/the-wise-man-of-the-village/ Kindle Unimited Free …
 
Just an update to let you guys know that I'm not dead but have been competing on a podcasting reality show over at America's Next Top Podcaster! SYGNT will be back in about a month, so no need to worry! Please reach out on social media to suggest guests and give your recommendations about the show! Big granny hugs to you all America's next top podc…
 
Today we will be going through another Moroccan tale. This story explores the formation of the Sahara and is also a great reminder that lies have consequences. It shows us how little things can build up and result in big consequences. Like the saying goes "Small drops of water make a mighty ocean" or in this case, tiny grains of sand make a mighty …
 
For today's episode, we will be visiting the Luhya people in Kenya. This story is a great reminder that you cannot please everybody all the time. 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: http://www.johntyman.com/africa/folk/#8 Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliat…
 
Today's story will be taking place in the East African country of Tanzania. This story explains the reason why Kites stay away from crows. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Where To Read: https://storiesguide.com/en/node/2595 Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affi…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Northern parts of Nigeria. This is a story about Muhammadu and how he became the Galadima of his town. Thios story also shows how jealousy and evil deeds have consequences. ** The term Galadima is a chieftaincy title in the emirates of Katsina State, northern Nigeria I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit ba…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this story the turtle's greed gets the better of him. Similar to Anansi, the Turtle/Tortoise is a very cunning creature and in this story we see him display this. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothert…
 
Today's episode takes us back to Ghana. In this story Anasi the trickster is back and up to his mischievous ways. This story explores the themes of jealousy, anger and revenge. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold If there are any stories you would like to hear…
 
Today's episode is is from the Northern parts of Uganda. This story introduces us to Angwech, a mighty warrior and the first femake village chief of Lira. The themes of bravery, humility and love for community are also explored in Angwech's life. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some pl…
 
Today's episode is a Shona story from beautiful Zimbabwe. In this story, we see the kindness of the king, as well as how happy and united all the animals can be. We also once again get to see the cunning nature of the rabbit. 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 sto…
 
Today's episode sees us visiting South Africa once again. In this story, we learn about the importance of unity and how the ants struggled without it. 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: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/38339/38339-h/38339-h.htm#Page_10 South…
 
Today's episode takes us back to Marrakech, Morocco. It is a very good example to always be kind to people for you never know where your blessings may come from. The story references a Moroccan hammam, this is a steam room where people go to clean themselves. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. So sit back and Relax, let me take you back to…
 
For today's episode, we take a trip back to South Sudan. In this story, the cunning and greedy hare tries to fool his family in order to keep all the food to himself. This story teaches us that you cannot fool people all the time and the truth will one day catch up with you. "Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner" - Nigerian Adage I hope yo…
 
Pigeons, pigeons, PIGEONS! Welcome to 2021! Hopefully, the wackiness of this episode will be enough to distract you from current events. Mother Pigeon is a NYC performance artist who can often be found at Union Square feeding live pigeons and selling felt ones. She has been called “a beautiful witch”, to which I wholeheartedly agree. Mother Pigeon …
 
For today's episode, we will be visiting the Igbo people of Nigeria. This story shows how one good turn can lead to another. We also get to see how clever the Rabbit is. 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: African Folk Tales - Hugh Vernon-Jackson If there ar…
 
For today's episode, we will be visiting the Maasai people in Kenya. This story explores the concepts of greed, betrayal and of course the cunning nature of the Hare. 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: http://www.johntyman.com/africa/folk/#3 If there are an…
 
Today's episode is our first from the Northern parts of Africa. It takes us to Marrakech, Morocco. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. So sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read this story: The Last Storytellers: Tales from the heart of Morocco - Richard Hamilton If there are any stories you would like to hear, pl…
 
For today's episode, we are back with the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. This story highlights the importance of being true and trustworthy. We are once again shown Anansi's terrible qualities such as lying and jealousy. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. So sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read this story: King Chame…
 
Today's episode takes us to East Africa as we explore this Kenyan tale on the origin of Zebras. 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: http://www.johntyman.com/africa/folk/#8 If there are any stories you would like to hear, please send an email to storiesmother…
 
In this tumultuous holiday season, who better to interview than my own grandma! This episode sort of serves as a part two to episode 2 where I interviewed my grandpa, so you might want to listen to that first. Oma Marjolaine was born in a truck in the Netherlands during WWII. She hitchhiked her way to the South of France at 18 and never turned back…
 
Today's episode takes us back to South Africa. In this story, we follow Lion on his experience of the Strength of Man. 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: http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/06/south-africa-lion-jackal-and-man.html If there are any stories…
 
Today's episode takes us back to the Ashanti people of Ghana. In this story, we see how the cunning Anansi is taught a lesson by his son, Kweku Tsin who decides to get even after Anansi tricks him. 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: http://mythfolklore.blog…
 
Today's story is a bit different. We look into the legend of one of the most popular women in Nigeria, Queen Moremi Ajasoro. This story shows how she saved the people of Ile Ife through bravery, wisdom and sacrifice. Queen Moremi continues to be immortalised till this day I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take y…
 
Today's story takes us to South Sudan for the first time! In this story we explore the concept of reaping what you sow and why it is important to be good. I hope you enjoy this story, so Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Can be found at: http://www.southsudanesefolktales.org/?project=you-reap-what-you-sow…
 
At 62 years old Lynette decided to become a YouTube sensation. When you watch her cooking channel you can smell the chili through the screen and you feel just like you are sitting at granny’s house at thanksgiving. Lynn is everyone’s grandma, her passion for cooking and good food is infectious! She gives her top cooking tips, where she learned it a…
 
Today's story comes all the way from Congo. It sees the gullible crocodile missing out on a meal after being confused by the hen. In this story, a reference to Nzambi is made. Nzambi is the Kongolese name for God. I hope you enjoy this story, so Sit back, Relax and Enjoy, let me take you back to Africa.…
 
Today we are back with the Ashanti people of Ghana and the very mischievous Anansi. On today's episode we get to find out how Anansi obtained all the stories from the sky god using his trademark wit. So Sit back, Relax and Enjoy, let me take you back to AfricaDoor Stories Mother Told
 
Lois is 70 but has been in the health care industry since she was 12 years old! She first volunteered as a kid, then went to nursing school despite her severe dyslexia, and went on to became top of her field. At 50 years old she discovered her true passion, which is teaching people how to get rid of shame and guilt. We go through how tap-dancing he…
 
Lynn Ruth Miller calls herself the oldest comedienne on either side of the pond. She’s 86 and her life is full of stories! Lynn Ruth has had seemingly endless good and bad luck simultaneously, from starting her own CBS show with no experience, to trying to get a journalism job as a woman in the sixties, to her fight against society and her eating d…
 
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