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'Misery Loves Company' | Ep. 168

Samin Nosrat (Salt Fat Acid Heat, Home Cooking), Hrishikesh Hirway (Home Cooking, Song Exploder), and Josh Malina (The West Wing, Chutzpod) star in this Ukrainian and Polish tale about what happens when misery loves company so much, it actually comes to life.

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18:35May 17, 2022
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'After Midnight' | Ep. 167

Fiona Glascott (Fantastic Beasts, Julia) and 2022 Tony Award nominee David Morse (How I Learned To Drive, John Adams) star in this Irish tale about a magical creature who helps a young woman avoid hard work, until the tables are turned.

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22:24May 10, 2022
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'The Early Bird' | Ep. 166

Jazmyn Simon (Ballers, Most Perfect You) and Megan Boone (The Blacklist, The Underground Railroad) play competing birds in this Native American story about the surprising ways that slow and steady can win the race.

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18:53May 3, 2022
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'Poor Rich' | Ep. 162

Broadway stars Michael Cerveris (The Gilded Age, Fun Home) and Patrick Page (The Gilded Age, Hadestown) star in a Ukrainian folktale that shows there's more to wisdom than meets the eye.

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21:15Mar 29, 2022
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'Queen of the Forest' | Ep. 161

Actors, directors and real-life couple Marielle Heller (The Queen's Gambit, MacGruber) and Jorma Taccone (MacGruber, The Lonely Island) headline a tale about bossy bullies and itsy-bitsy underdogs.

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16:05Mar 22, 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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