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Festive Folktales

This holiday season, we’re celebrating festive folktales – Circle Round stories that honor generosity and kindness. And in gratitude to you, we’re offering some new gifts for the Circle Round fans in your life — so you can take us with you, wherever you go!

(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)

Encore: Nilsa and the Troll

In this favorite tale from the archives, Raegan Revord (Young Sheldon) plays a generous young woman who proves that small gestures of kindness can make a big difference.

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21:23Nov 29, 2022
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The Scholar’s Reward | Ep. 188

This Indian tale starring Summer Bishil (The Magicians, Four Samosas) and Michael Maliakel (Aladdin on Broadway) tells how the first chess game came to be, while teaching a powerful lesson about the ripple effects of our actions.

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24:21Nov 22, 2022
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Like Oil and Water | Ep. 187

In this courtroom tale with roots in Chinese lore, Michelle Ang (The Bad Batch, Riddle Me This) plays a wise judge who proves that dishonesty and justice just don't mix.

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19:27Nov 15, 2022

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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