Encore: The Unwelcome Guest

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("The Unwelcome Guest" by Sabina Hahn for WBUR)
("The Unwelcome Guest" by Sabina Hahn for WBUR)

This episode was originally released on July 24, 2018.

"The Unwelcome Guest" is now an illustrated picture book. Buy it here.

Ever heard the expression, “You can’t judge a book by its cover”?

It can be tempting to form an opinion about something based on how it looks. But more often than not, it’s what’s inside that counts.

And in our story, an entire town of people learn that lesson… in a most delicious way!

This week's tale is called “The Unwelcome Guest.” You’ll find versions of this tale in many countries. Ours is especially inspired by Turkish and Middle Eastern stories featuring the wise trickster Nasruddin. (You can enjoy another Nasruddin adventure in our episode, “The Fire Within”!)

Voices in this episode include: Elle Borders, Evan Casey, Laura Gardner, Mitchell Hébert, Maurice Parent, Craig Wallace, Thom Whaley, Jacob Yeh, and Richard Kind.

Richard Kind has starred in such shows and films as “Mad About You,” “Red Oaks,” “Spin City,” “American Dad!” and “Argo.” You can hear Richard’s one-of-a-kind voice in many animated movies and TV shows, including “Inside Out,” “Cars,” “Summer Camp Island,” “Mickey Mouse Funhouse,” “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure,” “Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” and “A Bug’s Life.”

This story was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. Original music and sound design by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.


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