("The Missing Knight" by Sabina Hahn)

'The Missing Knight' | Circle Round 133

Duchess Sarah Ferguson of York (Storytime With Fergie) and Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made, Housebroken) play a crafty queen and scheming advisor who face off in an unforgettable game of chess.

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27:32May 11, 2021
(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)

Encore: 100 Rooms

In this favorite episode from the archives, seven-time Emmy-Award winner Ed Asner (Up, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) plays a wise father who challenges his daughters to solve a tricky challenge by thinking outside the box.

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19:46Apr 27, 2021
("Counting Crocodiles" by Sabina Hahn)

'Counting Crocodiles' | Circle Round 126

In this playful tale from Indonesia and Malaysia, Tiya Sircar (Star Wars Rebels, The Good Place) plays a cunning mouse deer who teaches a cantankerous crocodile a lesson.

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19:16Mar 9, 2021
("The Red Leather Shoes" by Sabina Hahn)

'The Red Leather Shoes' | Circle Round 124

Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Evil) and Madhur Jaffrey (Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation, I Feel Bad) co-star in this Indian story about a wise king, a generous shoemaker, and a priceless pair of shoes.

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22:47Feb 23, 2021

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.
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