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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.

    Encore: 'The Lute Player'

    Encore: 'The Lute Player'

    This Russian and European folktale stars real-life husband and wife Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Sweetbitter) and Annie Parisse (Friends From College) as a king who's taken prisoner, and a queen whose musical prowess sets him free.

    • 21 min
    The Rooster in the Sky feat. Rachel Matthews

    The Rooster in the Sky feat. Rachel Matthews

    In this adventure story with roots in Russia, Hungary and the Middle East, a magical rooster rewards Rachel Matthews (Frozen 2) for her fearless persistence and precious friendship.

    • 22 min
    The True Mother feat. Alex Landi

    The True Mother feat. Alex Landi

    In this Japanese tale, Alex Landi (Grey's Anatomy, Insatiable) plays a wise judge who finds an ingenious way to determine the real mother of a bouncing baby boy.

    • 18 min
    The Beggar and the Baker’s Daughter feat. Margaret Cho

    The Beggar and the Baker’s Daughter feat. Margaret Cho

    Comedian Margaret Cho (The Margaret Cho, Fresh Off The Bloat) headlines this English tale about a greedy woman who bites off more than she can chew.

    • 19 min
    The Very Busy Fairies feat. Parker Bates

    The Very Busy Fairies feat. Parker Bates

    In this zany Celtic tale, when fairies come to help Parker Bates (This Is Us) with his chores, he discovers they're far more trouble than they're worth.

    • 17 min
    The Dozen Loaves of Bread feat. Avery Trufelman

    The Dozen Loaves of Bread feat. Avery Trufelman

    Podcast luminary Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible, Articles of Interest) stars as a generous baker touched by magic in this scrumptious Jewish tale.

    • 18 min

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