254 episodes

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.

Circle Round WBUR

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.9 • 24 Ratings

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.

    Katya the Quick feat. Etai Benson & Susannah Flood

    Katya the Quick feat. Etai Benson & Susannah Flood

    Susannah Flood (Life and Beth, Birthday Candles) and Etai Benson (The Band's Visit, Company) star in this Jewish folktale about a clever, quick-witted woman who uses her brilliant brainpower to save her family.

    • 25 min
    Misery Loves Company feat. Hrishikesh Hirway, Joshua Malina & Samin Nosrat

    Misery Loves Company feat. Hrishikesh Hirway, Joshua Malina & Samin Nosrat

    Samin Nosrat (Salt Fat Acid Heat, Home Cooking), Hrishikesh Hirway (Home Cooking, Song Exploder), and Josh Malina (The West Wing, Chutzpod) star in this Ukrainian and Polish tale about what happens when misery loves company so much, it actually comes to life.

    • 18 min
    After Midnight feat. Fiona Glascott & David Morse

    After Midnight feat. Fiona Glascott & David Morse

    David Morse (John Adams, How I Learned To Drive) and Fiona Glascott (Fantastic Beasts, Julia) star in this Irish tale about a magical creature who helps a young woman avoid hard work, until the tables are turned.

    • 22 min
    The Early Bird feat. Megan Boone & Jazmyn Simon

    The Early Bird feat. Megan Boone & Jazmyn Simon

    Jazmyn Simon (Ballers, Most Perfect You) and Megan Boone (The Blacklist, The Underground Railroad) play competing birds in this Native American story about the surprising ways that slow and steady can win the race.

    • 18 min
    Encore: The Golden Flask

    Encore: The Golden Flask

    Allison Strong (The Week Of) headlines this Incan tale from our second season about a brave, magical journey to heal a prince and save a family.

    • 24 min
    Friends in High Places feat. Mario Cantone & Denise Crosby

    Friends in High Places feat. Mario Cantone & Denise Crosby

    Mario Cantone (And Just Like That, Surf's Up) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation) star in this folktale about how the giraffe got its long neck, and how the rhino got an unexpected ally!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

milkchocolate456 ,

Good show

Good show. Not the best, but definitely good. Keep trying your best and I can see you are improving in making the stories. I look forward to more episodes!

😊

Barnaby Burrows ,

Ok

Not the best

sanderson sonic ,

Listening from Singapore

Thank you for this brilliant show! The hosts, the voices, the stories and the music- all wonderful. We have been listening for well over a year and Circle Round stories often come up in daily conversations. Please never stop 🙏

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