Halloween is coming closer, and the stories are getting scarier! This week featured Baba Yaga, an Eastern European tale about a fearsome witch. Elements of other familiar fairy tales appear in this one, see how many you notice.
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Hello everybody. In this KTNA membership drive special, we are threatened by the Budget Monster but manage to get some good stories on the air. Of particular note is The Wolf Girl, written and read by young Talkeetna resident Bethany Kehoe. Also, an early story and song about Katie the Witch explain why Katie is afraid of Halloween. Enjoy!
The Robin Hood series concludes with the story of how King Richard met Robin Hood, adapted from the ballad “The Gest of Robin Hood” written around 1450. This is a different version of the story than you might know. We also played the story of Sadko, a talented gusli musician whose playing pleased Tsar Morskoi, kind of Russian Poseidon. What is a gusli? It is a Russian plucked-string folk instrument similar to a lyre. It can come in several different shapes, and have varying numbers of strings.
This week we covered stories from two of Britain’s most famous legends – Robin Hood and King Arthur. We have been listening to Robin Hood tales for a few weeks now, but this one is perhaps the most famous of all, the archery contest that is really a trap set by the Sheriff of Nottingham. The King Arthur tale only has a little bit about King Arthur. It also has just a little bit about the main character, because his name is Tom Thumb. Enjoy.
Few Hans Christian Andersen tales are such romantic tear-jerkers as The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and his experience floating in a small boat down a gutter in the street seems all too realistic this week. Does anyone know how to make a paper ballerina?
Then dry off the tears for lighter fare as Robin Hood entertains the Sheriff of Nottingham in The Sheriff Who Came to Dinner.
This week we began a series of 5 stories about the famous, noble thief of Sherwood Forest – Robin Hood. In the first episode, we hear an example of how Robin “robs from the rich and gives to the poor” in The Guest of Robin Hood. This tale was accompanied by a very different sort of story, one of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So” stories that explain how animals came to be the way they are. In this episode we find out How the Whale Got His Throat. Enjoy!
This week’s story was The Nightingale, a famous folk tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Click the link to listen to the whole story.
Remember that the hosts of Storynory & Mory are looking for locally-written stories to share on the program. If you would like to submit a story for consideration, just e-mail the text by clicking this link, or drop it by the radio station office on 2nd Street in Talkeetna.
Fairies from Scotland and Alaska were the subjects of tonight’s stories. Natasha told “The Fairies of Merlin’s Craig,” a Rip-Van-Winkle-like tale of a man who crosses some fairies and disappears for 7 years. Or was it a single night? Then little Sophie crosses the Moss Fairies with much less dire consequences in the very first story ever written and produced just for Storynory & Mory, “Sophie and the Fairynapping.”
Listen to Sophie’s adventure with the Moss Fairies, somewhere in the Susitna Valley!
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