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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.

Circle Round WBUR

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 6.6K 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.

    Encore: Sir Luck and Mister Riches

    Encore: Sir Luck and Mister Riches

    In this favorite tale from the archives, comedian/kids' author Michael Ian Black (I'm Worried, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop) and actor/director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Medical Police) believe they know the secret to what makes people truly happy.

    • 23 min
    The Patched-Up Coat feat. Peter Sagal

    The Patched-Up Coat feat. Peter Sagal

    NPR's Peter Sagal (Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!) stars in this Russian story about how fantastically priceless a little generosity can be.

    • 18 min
    Encore: The King's Face

    Encore: The King's Face

    Broadway stars Derrick Baskin (Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, Burn This) play a curious king and clever farmer in this tale with roots in Russia, Italy, India, Greece, Africa and Iran.

    This episode was originally released on October 22, 2019.

    • 19 min
    The Mountain Guardian feat. Alonzo Bodden & Audrey Hsieh

    The Mountain Guardian feat. Alonzo Bodden & Audrey Hsieh

    Audrey Hsieh (Here Today, Mixtape) and Alonzo Bodden (Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Who's Paying Attention) headline this Tibetan tale about two family members who are rewarded appropriately by a stone lion, one for her generosity and one for his greed.

    • 25 min
    Circle Round Presents: Julie's Library

    Circle Round Presents: Julie's Library

    While we’re hard at work putting together a brand new season of exciting stories, we’re giving you a special treat— an episode of another podcast we think you’ll enjoy: "Julie’s Library," featuring Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton as they share some of their favorite books for kids and families.

    In this episode, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson visits the library to read her book "The Day You Begin," which is about feeling different from everyone around you.

    • 17 min
    Encore: The Magpie With Salt On Her Tail

    Encore: The Magpie With Salt On Her Tail

    Rachael Harris (Lucifer, Suits) and Taran Killam (Nature Cat, Saturday Night Live) star in this special encore episode about a young man who learns that -- with a little hard work -- dreams can come true.

    This episode was originally released on December 19, 2017.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

gnauck ,

Very good but...

I really like this podcast because the stories come from different cultures and countries making a pleasant listening experience. Also, I would love it if you could add some female judges like RBG. Do you think that you could ask sibena Han if she could make more detailed pictures? I’ve looked into printing some coloring pages and they are mostly for tiny children. I’m 11 and I really love this pod and my brother is 6 and the pictures are perfect for him but waaaaaaay too easy for me. I love the podcast! ✌🏻&❤️. bye 👋🏻 ( I am so sorry if I spelled her name wrong) - Gnauck

juanyjuanyyespapa ,

Why the encores??!

Oy love it it is just a little evil and there is a little bit of cringe but why the ENCORES why just why 🥶

alices ms ,

Thanks so much

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