The makers of Circle Round, Eric Shimelonis and Rebecca Sheir (Courtesy Sheir and Shim LLC).

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Jan 25, 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
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Encore: One Speckled Hen

This week, we bring back a favorite story from the archives: Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Full Monty) stars in a Jewish tale that tests the old adage, "Finders keepers, losers weepers."

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20:29Feb 9, 2021
("All The King’s Dogs" by Sabina Hahn)

'All The King's Dogs' | Circle Round 122

Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order, FBI) and Rory Culkin (Waco, Halston) co-star in this Hungarian story about two farmers, one wise king, and a whole mess of canines.

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20:35Feb 2, 2021
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Encore: The Emperor’s Challenge

As we ring in the new year, we bring back a favorite episode about planting the seeds of honesty, starring Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance, The Resident) and Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist, Come From Away).

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23:41Dec 29, 2020
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Encore: A Bird in the Hand

As we celebrate the winter holidays, we revisit a favorite episode from season two: Broadway legends Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein play a talking bird and spoiled prince who explore the meaning of true wisdom.

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16:35Dec 22, 2020
("Ariana's Music" by Sabina Hahn)

'Ariana's Music' | Circle Round 117

Mireille Enos (Hanna, The Killing) headlines this new spin on an ancient Greek legend about an instrument that captivates everyone who hears it, whether they have skin, scales, hair, hides, feathers, or fur.

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19:38Dec 15, 2020

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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