Circle Round
Circle Round
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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.
Coyote’s Flame feat. Brittany O’Grady
In this Native American tale, Brittany O'Grady (Little Voice, Star) plays a cunning creature who uses teamwork to bring light, sun and fire to the dark, cold world.
Oct 20
17 min
Encore: Grandfather Stone feat. Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss
In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we're revisiting this Seneca tale from Season 2 about the origin of stories -- co-starring NPR veteran Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss (Parks and Recreation, Comanche Moon).
Oct 13
19 min
The Glittering Gourd feat. Glenn Fleshler & Corey Stoll
Corey Stoll (Billions, West Side Story) and Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Joker) bring to life this Brazilian story about the sweetness of humility and the sting of greed.
Oct 6
18 min
The Olive Jar feat. Maggie Siff, Santino Fontana & Denim Richards
Maggie Siff (Billions, Mad Men), Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Denim Richards (Yellowstone, The Chickasaw Rancher) co-star in this Northern African/Middle Eastern/Jewish tale about spoiled olives and fresh starts.
Sep 29
23 min
Long Hair and the Waterfall feat. Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao (Mulan, The Joy Luck Club) headlines this Chinese tale about a tall mountain, a big radish, and the magic of giving back to your community.
Sep 22
22 min
Little Cu feat. Desmin Borges
Desmin Borges (You're The Worst, Utopia) plays a tiny bird with an ever-growing ego in this playful story with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Sep 15
22 min
Dirt Into Gold feat. Tzi Ma & Jimmy Wong
Tzi Ma (The Farewell, Mulan) and Jimmy Wong (Wish Dragon, Mulan) co-star in this Burmese tale about turning soil and dirt into an invaluable treasure.
Sep 8
18 min
Circle Round: Fan Edition!
At the end of season 3, we asked fans to send us their own Circle Round story. This week, you’ll hear some of the submissions we received!
Sep 1
30 min
Encore: 'The Forbidden Knot'
This favorite story from season one, starring Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth, Electric Dreams), is about the importance of being honest and keeping your word... especially when you’re a leader in charge of something big.
Aug 25
22 min
The Charming Flute feat. Amy Hargreaves
In part four of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Amy Hargreaves (13 Reasons Why, Homeland) plays a mystical flute player who teaches a greedy landowner to sing a different tune.
Aug 18
23 min
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