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Folklore, fairytales and legends from around the world the way they were meant to be. Brought to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Who says you're too old for a good story?

The Folktale Project Dan Scholz

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 56 Ratings

Folklore, fairytales and legends from around the world the way they were meant to be. Brought to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Who says you're too old for a good story?

    The Fountain of Giant Land - A Brazilian Folktale

    The Fountain of Giant Land - A Brazilian Folktale

    'The Fountain of Giant Land' is the familiar story of three Princes off to find a magical item to heal their father with a very special twist.
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    • 15 min
    Watanabé Kills the Great Spider - A Japanese Folktale

    Watanabé Kills the Great Spider - A Japanese Folktale

    In our final story from Japan 'Watanabé Kills the Great Spider' we get a tale of heroism from the men of Raikō, the hero who adopted Kintarō in Monday's tale.
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    • 5 min
    The Fox and The Badger - A Japanese Folktale

    The Fox and The Badger - A Japanese Folktale

    'The Fox and The Badger' is a Japanese story about deceit and retribution that I'm sure I've told a version of before but I still really, really enjoy this version.
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    • 5 min
    Kintarō, or the Wild Baby - A Japanese Folktale

    Kintarō, or the Wild Baby - A Japanese Folktale

    Our first story from Japan this week is the origin of a long running hero. From folklore to anime and video games children have loved 'Kintarō, or the Wild Baby'.
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    • 5 min
    The Rabbit's Bride - A German Folktale

    The Rabbit's Bride - A German Folktale

    The Brothers Grimm tale of 'The Rabbit's Bride' features abduction, forced marriage and so much more. This is one of those tales that seems innocuous enough until you really start to look at it.
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    • 4 min
    The Fox and The Cat - A German Folktale

    The Fox and The Cat - A German Folktale

    In 'The Fox and The Cat' a haughty fox learns the hard tale that life's not about knowing the most things, but rather the right things.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Igor Cutler ,

too bad

I wish he would read in a normal speaking voice because stories seem great but can’t get past the campy delivery.

Bbbbbbrrrriiiii ,

Pretty Wild!

The stories are short, which is nice for some light listening, but they are definitely weird and made even weirder by the narrators tone and inflection. But my favorite part is the end comments which are just wild. Not great, but not bad. Also, not like Lore, but it does remind me of the Myths & Legends podcast.

CandiGinger ,

Amazing

I love this podcast. I really enjoy the variety of folktales from around the world. As a teacher, this podcast is a good way to engage students who finishes early and these stories foster a love of “reading” and help introduce children to different cultures around the world. Thanks for doing this!!

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