Here is another Rudyard Kipling “just so” story, explaining how things came to be just so. This one explains why the sea has tides. There may be some alternative explanations out there as well, but this one makes for a great story.
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The Thanksgiving week show for Storynory & Mory featured a time-traveling turkey who is trying to enjoy a “delicious” meal. This story is time-traveling itself, coming from the early days of Storynory. Enjoy!
This was a very wicked show. Appropriately wicked music accompanied the Storynory tale of The Wicked Uncle, followed up by a reading of The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, a lesser known wicked stepmother story that involves a princess and a dragon. The latter story is an English folk tale from Northumbria, this version written by folklorist Joseph Jacobs.
Find out how Bertie came to be haunted by an annoying (though not very scary) ghost in this week’s Storynory. If you listened to the program on-air and were wondering about Dracula’s visit to the dentist, we don’t have a link but it is a track on Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular if you wish to look it up. Happy trick-or-treating!
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.
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.