'The Search For Rain' | Circle Round 92
How do you get a quarreling community to band together? In this folktale from Argentina, Amory Sivertson (Endless Thread) finds a way, with help from a mystical tree.
Encore: 'The King And The Cobbler'
This week, we’re bringing you one of our favorite Circle Round episode that’s all about using your imagination -- your creativity -- in the face of difficulties and obstacles.
Encore: 'The Lute Player'
This Russian and European folktale stars real-life husband and wife Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Sweetbitter) and Annie Parisse (Friends From College) as a king who's taken prisoner, and a queen whose musical prowess sets him free.
'The Rooster in the Sky' | Circle Round 87
In this adventure story with roots in Russia, Hungary and the Middle East, a magical rooster rewards Rachel Matthews (Frozen 2) for her fearless persistence and precious friendship.
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.