Encore: The Great Ball Game

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(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)
(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)

This episode was originally released on February 19, 2019.

"The Great Ball Game" is now an illustrated picture book! Buy it here.

Here’s a fun fact:

Did you know there are nearly 8 billion people in the world?

And get this: if you were to say “hello” to all of them, one person at a time, it would take you more than 200 years!

But the cool thing is, even with so many people on earth, no two of us are the same. We’re all different. And in this story, “different” is the name of the game!

Our story is called “The Great Ball Game.” Versions of this tale come from the Cherokee, Creek, Ojibwe and Menominee people of North America.

Voices in this episode include: Elle Borders, James Konicek, Maizy Scarpa and William Jackson Harper. William Jackson Harper starred in NBC’s hit comedy series “The Good Place,” opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. He appeared opposite John Krasinski in the second season of Amazon’s “Jack Ryan,” and has starred in “Love Life,” “The Resort,” and “The Underground Railroad.”

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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