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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.

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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.

    The Twin Monkeys feat. Julia Nickson & Lizzy Capri

    The Twin Monkeys feat. Julia Nickson & Lizzy Capri

    Julia Nickson (Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Unbidden) and YouTuber Lizzy Capri headline this Tibetan and Burmese tale about finding treasure, playing tricks, and monkeying around.

    • 22 min
    Simple Gifts: Circle Round's Season-of-Giving Special

    Simple Gifts: Circle Round's Season-of-Giving Special

    To celebrate the season of giving, we bring you a special mega-episode revisiting four of your favorite Circle Round stories about generosity.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Basilisk’s Stare feat. Nabiyah Be & Evan Whitten

    The Basilisk’s Stare feat. Nabiyah Be & Evan Whitten

    In this tale inspired by a Polish legend, Nabiyah Be (Black Panther, Daisy Jones & The Six) and Evan Whitten (The Resident, Mr. Robot) face off against a fantastical creature whose gaze turns people to stone.

    • 17 min
    The Fantastic Fiddle feat. Adam Irigoyen

    The Fantastic Fiddle feat. Adam Irigoyen

    This Hispanic tale from the Southwest U.S. stars Adam Irigoyen (Away, Shake It Up) as a fiddler whose magical instrument brings the world to its feet, and the guilty to their knees.

    • 22 min
    Little Frog’s Big Voice feat. Alex Brightman & Dyllón Burnside

    Little Frog’s Big Voice feat. Alex Brightman & Dyllón Burnside

    Dyllón Burnside (POSE, Prideland) and Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock - The Musical) co-star in this Australian story about small critters, giant egos, and why frogs croak.

    • 18 min
    The Extraordinary Pine Cone feat. Kelly Jenrette & John Carroll Lynch

    The Extraordinary Pine Cone feat. Kelly Jenrette & John Carroll Lynch

    Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid's Tale, Uncorked) and John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story, The Founder) headline this Estonian/Finnish story about how very far a little generosity can go.

    • 20 min

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