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!
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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!
We would like to include more stories written and told by the folks of the upper Susitna. If you have a story and would like it to appear on Storynory & Mory, (more…)
Nova joined Tevi in the studio for this week’s program, starting off with the Aesop fable The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. We also had a special Mory story, a tale by Jack Dalton of Raven’s Radio Hour and Raven Feathers & The Wind. This Alaskan storyteller conducted a week-long story-writing workshop with students at Talkeetna Elementary School last April, and was kind enough to let broadcast the story of The Two Teachers. The final instrumental piece Force the Time is also from Jack Dalton, on his CD The Two Stories + 1.
It is hoped that this will become the start of offering more stories created locally. Stay tuned for more details!
We said farewell to summer vacation this week with a camp story – sort of. Before he was turned into a frog, Prince Bertie was sent to boot camp to toughen him up. Find out how well he did there. Speaking of tough, the second story this week is an African fable featuring a tortoise who proves himself the strongest animal in matches with an elephant and a hippo. This tortoise is definitely not squishy! Listen to both stories by clicking the links below.
Also, if you were wondering what the end music had to do with summer camp, you probably are behind on your modern Disney movies. The song was “We Rock” from Camp Rock.
Remember when Tevi went to Britain in search of Prince Bertie the Frog? While there, she recorded a short interview with Bertie and Natasha which was recently distributed via the Storynory podcast. Listen to the interview below.
But of course, the big news this week is that Odysseus finally makes it back home after 10 years of the Trojan War and 10 years of floundering around in the Mediterranean on his return. What kind of greeting does he receive? Listen and find out!
In the second part of Storynory’s brief sail through the Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew face many obstacles on their voyage home, including the beautiful witch Circe and the infamous Scylla and Charybdis. It is another all-Greek program, leading off with the famous story of Daedalus and Icarus.
Nova joined Tevi in the studio this week to kick off the Storynory follow-up to the Trojan War with episodes from the Odyssey. This sequence will cover three stories over the next three weeks, beginning with a run-in with a cyclops. Tonight’s program began on a lighter note with the tale of Lazy Jack, a boy whose thought process is always a day behind. Enjoy!