("The Head and the Heart" by Sabina Hahn)

'The Head and the Heart' | Circle Round 119

Joshua Malina (The West Wing, Scandal) and Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, The West Wing Weekly) co-star in this Jewish tale about two brothers who make two very different ways in the world.

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26:43Jan 12, 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
("The Basilisk's Stare" by Sabina Hahn)

'The Basilisk’s Stare' | Circle Round 114

In this tale inspired by a Polish legend, Nabiyah Be (Black Panther, Daisy Jones & The Six) and Evan Whitten (The Resident, Mr. Robot) face off against a fantastical creature whose gaze turns people to stone.

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17:57Nov 17, 2020
("The Fantastic Fiddle" by Sabina Hahn)

'The Fantastic Fiddle' | Circle Round 113

This Hispanic tale from the Southwest U.S. stars Adam Irigoyen (Away, Shake It Up) as a fiddler whose magical instrument brings the world to its feet, and the guilty to their knees.

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22:50Nov 10, 2020
("Little Frog’s Big Voice" by Sabina Hahn)

'Little Frog’s Big Voice' | Circle Round 112

Dyllón Burnside (POSE, Prideland) and Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock - The Musical) co-star in this Australian story about small critters, giant egos, and why frogs croak.

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18:35Nov 3, 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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