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Circle Round

WBUR

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Circle Round

Circle Round

WBUR

194
Followers
2.2K
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

Encore: The Enchanted Paintbrush feat. Phillipa Soo

Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Stacy Keach (Man With a Plan) headline this favorite episode from season 3: a tale from China about a kind, humble artist whose paintings come to life.

24 MIN14 h ago
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Encore: The Enchanted Paintbrush feat. Phillipa Soo

Every Other Friday feat. Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson

Part one of our special summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson co-star in this tale about a crafty countess who teaches a broke baker never to look a gift horse in the mouth.

26 MIN1 w ago
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Every Other Friday feat. Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson

Encore: 'Kangaroo And Joey Too'

Recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of our 2019 summer pop-up series, this Aboriginal story from Australia imagines how the kangaroo got her indispensable pouch.

22 MIN2 w ago
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Encore: 'Kangaroo And Joey Too'

Shortie: The Leaky Bucket

Is the bucket half empty or half full? This week's bonus episode comes from a Chinese folktale about the unexpected upside of imperfection.

12 MIN3 w ago
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Shortie: The Leaky Bucket

Encore: 'The Great Ball Game'

In this Native American story, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) portrays a tiny creature who teaches the other animals and birds to appreciate what it means to be different.

19 MINJUN 17
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Encore: 'The Great Ball Game'

Shortie: The Dinner Date

In this bite-sized bonus episode from West Africa, a tricky spider bites off more than he can chew when he tries outwitting a wise dinner guest.

14 MINJUN 10
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Shortie: The Dinner Date

Encore: The Most Powerful Of All

Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies) learns a surprising lesson about size, strength and power in this twist on a folktale from East Asia, India, Spain, Latin America and the southwestern U.S.

19 MINJUN 3
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Encore: The Most Powerful Of All

The Noblest Tale feat. Lisa Loeb

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (A Simple Trick to Happiness, Feel What U Feel) discovers the true meaning of goodness, virtue and honor in this folktale originally from Mexico.

24 MINMAY 27
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The Noblest Tale feat. Lisa Loeb

Leopard’s Rhythm feat. Tonya Mosley

Public radio and podcast veteran Tonya Mosley (Here and Now, Truth Be Told) plays a clever turtle determined to outwit the local bully in this whimsical tale inspired by stories told in Ghana.

23 MINMAY 20
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Leopard’s Rhythm feat. Tonya Mosley

Sweet and Sour feat. Avi Nash & Marshall Escamilla

In this story from the Zulu people of South Africa, Marshall Escamilla (Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids) and Avi Nash (The Walking Dead, Hosea) star as brothers who are as different as sweet and sour.

24 MINMAY 13
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Sweet and Sour feat. Avi Nash & Marshall Escamilla

Latest Episodes

Encore: The Enchanted Paintbrush feat. Phillipa Soo

Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Stacy Keach (Man With a Plan) headline this favorite episode from season 3: a tale from China about a kind, humble artist whose paintings come to life.

24 MIN14 h ago
Comments
Encore: The Enchanted Paintbrush feat. Phillipa Soo

Every Other Friday feat. Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson

Part one of our special summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson co-star in this tale about a crafty countess who teaches a broke baker never to look a gift horse in the mouth.

26 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Every Other Friday feat. Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson

Encore: 'Kangaroo And Joey Too'

Recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of our 2019 summer pop-up series, this Aboriginal story from Australia imagines how the kangaroo got her indispensable pouch.

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Encore: 'Kangaroo And Joey Too'

Shortie: The Leaky Bucket

Is the bucket half empty or half full? This week's bonus episode comes from a Chinese folktale about the unexpected upside of imperfection.

12 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Shortie: The Leaky Bucket

Encore: 'The Great Ball Game'

In this Native American story, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) portrays a tiny creature who teaches the other animals and birds to appreciate what it means to be different.

19 MINJUN 17
Comments
Encore: 'The Great Ball Game'

Shortie: The Dinner Date

In this bite-sized bonus episode from West Africa, a tricky spider bites off more than he can chew when he tries outwitting a wise dinner guest.

14 MINJUN 10
Comments
Shortie: The Dinner Date

Encore: The Most Powerful Of All

Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies) learns a surprising lesson about size, strength and power in this twist on a folktale from East Asia, India, Spain, Latin America and the southwestern U.S.

19 MINJUN 3
Comments
Encore: The Most Powerful Of All

The Noblest Tale feat. Lisa Loeb

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (A Simple Trick to Happiness, Feel What U Feel) discovers the true meaning of goodness, virtue and honor in this folktale originally from Mexico.

24 MINMAY 27
Comments
The Noblest Tale feat. Lisa Loeb

Leopard’s Rhythm feat. Tonya Mosley

Public radio and podcast veteran Tonya Mosley (Here and Now, Truth Be Told) plays a clever turtle determined to outwit the local bully in this whimsical tale inspired by stories told in Ghana.

23 MINMAY 20
Comments
Leopard’s Rhythm feat. Tonya Mosley

Sweet and Sour feat. Avi Nash & Marshall Escamilla

In this story from the Zulu people of South Africa, Marshall Escamilla (Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids) and Avi Nash (The Walking Dead, Hosea) star as brothers who are as different as sweet and sour.

24 MINMAY 13
Comments
Sweet and Sour feat. Avi Nash & Marshall Escamilla
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