Story Story Podcast

Story Story Podcast: Stories and fairy tales for families, parents, kids and beautiful nerds.

Fairytales, stories and folktales from the mouths of storytellers around the world. For parents, children, families, librarians, teachers and people who are obsessed with "once upon a time" and "happily ever after". Gathering folktales from around the ...
Story Story Podcast: Stories and fairy tales for families, parents, kids and beautiful nerds.


Fairytales, stories and folktales from the mouths of storytellers around the world. For parents, children, families, librarians, teachers and people who are obsessed with "once upon a time" and "happily ever after". Gathering folktales from around the world with princesses, ghosts, clever Jacks and giants. Grimm Download the MP3, Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher or listen at The Stories Podcast, The Story Podcast, Reading With Your Kids Podcast, Story Podcast, Storynory, Story Time



Songs of Love and Loss (with Host Isabelle Hauser)

Jan 22, 2020 1158


Content Warning: Adults listen first please! Story and song weave together with Daniel Marcotte sings "Bearskin" and Stuart Stotts sings "Black Jack Davey".


Jan 15, 2020 2006


Stories of spinning and weaving to create cloths of magic. Hear Sue Searing tell "The Wood Maiden" and Cindy Rivka Marshall tell "A Garment For the Moon".

The Beggar King (with Simon Brooks)

Jan 8, 2020 2215


A tale of kings and brothers and travels around the world. Host Simon Brooks presents Joel Ben Izzy telling The Beggar King and the Field of Two Brothers. 

Classics Rediscovered V

Jan 1, 2020 1374


In this new year, hear some old favorites with a twist! Featuring Ed Stivender telling "The Princess and the Frog" and Tim Lowry telling "Seven Goat Kids".

Magic (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Dec 18, 2019 2020


Enjoy the final, magical episode of 2019. Hosted by the enchanting Isabelle Hauser who brings you Anne Shimojima telling "The Golden Crane" and Milbre Burch telling "The Magic Garden".

May the rest of your year be merry and bright, and we look forward to bringing you more stories in 2020!

Oh Snow!

Dec 11, 2019 1299


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Hear John Porcino tell the classic poem "The Cremation of Sam Magee" and Liz Weir tell "How Snow Got It's Color".

Strongest Thing in the World (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Dec 4, 2019 1906


One story, two tellers! Enjoy guest host Simon Brooks and hear Lyn Ford tell "Strongest Thing in the World" and Donna Washington tell "The Tale of A Mouse". 

Best Friends

Nov 27, 2019 1624


Sometimes a best and loyal friend might have four legs...or feathers! Noa Baum tells "The Turkey and the Mayor" and Norah Dooley tells "Tony and the Donkey". 

Wisdom of a King (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Nov 20, 2019 1769


So many stories of King Solomon have been told that he has entered the realm of folktales. Guest Host Isabelle Hauser brings True Thomas telling "The Ring of Solomon, Story One" and Simon Brooks telling "King Solomon and the Bee".

Modern Folktales

Nov 13, 2019 2174


There are tales from the past and then there are beautiful stories that are being created now! Hear Kendall Lynch tell the family story "Flop Ears the Hound and Emma Jean" and Muhwezi Simpson telling "Saibongo the Bulldozer". 

The Wise Ones (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Nov 6, 2019 1587


The wise and clever win this episode with guest host Simon Brooks! Hear the late Cathryne Fairlee tell "The Wise Woman" and Ed Stivander tell "The Wise One."

Pull It Together!

Oct 30, 2019 1682


Life will try to pull you apart, but you must go on! Tales from Brenda Wong Aoki telling "Monkey Defeats Death" and Kim Weitkamp telling "Falling Apart Man".

Beware Mysterious Women (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Oct 23, 2019 1978


They stand in the shadow, smiles on their faces that don't touch their eyes. Beware. Isabelle Hauser hosts, telling one of the most chilling True Fairytales that has been on the podcasts as well as Barbara Schutzgruber telling "Woman in Gray" and Alton Chung telling "The Pheasant's Bell".

Sleeping Bones

Oct 16, 2019 1820


These bones don't rest beneath the earth...Hear Priscilla Howe tell "A Bone and a Bean" and Judith Heineman & Dan Marcotte tell "The Real Story of Sleeping Beauty".

Beware Beautiful Men (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Oct 9, 2019 1892


Seduction and secrets on the lips of beautiful men. But beware, beware. Simon Brooks guest hosts and brings Janice Del Negro telling "Rubies" and Milbre Burch telling "Mr Fox".


Oct 2, 2019 1759


Creeping fingers, crawling hands....This weeks episode has Liz Weir telling "Long Bony Fingers" and Joel Ben Izzy telling "The Green Hand".

Cunning Creatures (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Sep 25, 2019 2034


Cunning creatures at dinner parties and more! Come along with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser and hear Priscilla Howe tell "Anansi and Turtle" and Richard Martin tell "The Gentleman King".


Sep 18, 2019 1376


Explosions and loud noises, in this episode things go BOOM! Hear Donna Washington tell "The Exploding Frog" and Robin Bady tell "Old Hop Giant". 

The Traveler with No Story (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Sep 11, 2019 1610


One story, two tellers! The mischief of the fairy folk is written all over this episode; Simon Brooks guest hosts with Jennifer Armstrong telling "Brigid O'Malley" and Jane Dorfman telling "The Man Who Had No Story".

How Do I Look?

Sep 4, 2019 1427


Tales of the beautiful, the ugly and a number of silly choices. Featuring Brenda Wong Aoki telling "The Mirror" and Laura Simms telling the tale "The Five Ugly Men".

Podcast Returns Next Week!

Aug 28, 2019 1048


The Story Story Podcast returns next week but I won't leave you waiting for a story! Making a debut on the podcast is Noa Baum with delightful tale "The Lion and the Rabbit".

News and Treasure on the Bridge!

Aug 21, 2019 759


The podcast will be returning with full episodes on September 4th! But you don't have to wait till then to get a story - Jenni Cargill Strong tells "Treasure on the Bridge"

Fire and Water

May 29, 2019 1592


Opposites meet in these stories to create chaos! Alton Chung tells "Nanaue" and Anne Shimojima tells "The Wave".

Live and Let Live

May 22, 2019 958


Frogs look for a husband and a good man looks to aid a tree. From Laura Simms telling "Otter and Moon" and Laura Deal telling "Sticky Sticky Pine". 

Just Rewards (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

May 15, 2019 2054


The kind hearted and those with less than kind hearts get just what they deserve. Guest host is Simon Brooks with Elisa Pearmain tells "The Secret Heart of The Tree" and Clare Murphy telling "The Twelve Months".

Monstrous Royalty

May 5, 2019 1834


Those with royal blood still have their own monsters to face! Danyda Feldman tells "The Lady Worm of Spindleson Hugh" and Harvey Heilbrun tells "Three Hairs from The Head of Devil". 

Heavenly Visitors

Apr 24, 2019 979


Keep an eye on the sky and the kettle warm for some unusual guests! Richard Martin tells "Girl From Heaven" and Stuart Stotts tells "Baucis and Philemon".

Oh, Jack (with Guest Host Isabelle Hauser)

Apr 17, 2019 1490


Jack is back up to his odd ways! Guest host Isabelle Hauser shares Liz Weir telling "Jack and the Magic Horse" and Laura Packer telling "Jack and the Pottle of Brains". 

Can't Please Everyone

Apr 10, 2019 1584


...So you've got to please yourself! Tales from Pam Faro telling "Mira Masimo" and Billy Babu telling "The Gingerbread Man".

Bear with Me (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Apr 3, 2019 1424


Can you get your bearings in these tales? Guest host Simon Brooks brings the magic with storytellers Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "Bear's Tail" and Donna Washington telling "Handsome Bear".

Finders Keepers (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Mar 27, 2019 1544


Is it yours if you have to run away to keep it? Hear guest host Joel Ben Izzy tell "Maurice and the Elephant Drum" and Clare Murphy tell "Why Frogs Don't Have Tails". 

Bouquet of Stories II

Mar 20, 2019 1288


A bouquet of stories for spring! Anne Shimojima tells "Itos Head, Antonio Rocha tells "The Rock", Caleb Winebrenner tells "Treasure in the Field" and Denise Bennet tells "Nassrudin Plays the Violin".

Molly Whuppie

Mar 13, 2019 1263


One story, one teller! This rollicking story has a confident heroine and a fearsome giant. Enjoy Jenni Cargill-Strong telling "Molly Whuppie".

Royal Problems

Mar 6, 2019 1493


Sometimes, getting everything you want is not what you want. Hear of princes getting what they want as Donna Washington tells "Boy Who Wanted the Moon" and Milbre Burch tells "San Soleil".

Brink of War

Feb 27, 2019 1445


Threat of war shadow the stories this week. Will peace prevail? Hear Carolina Quiroga-Stultz tell "The Last Zapotec King" and Elisa Pearmain "Writing in the Sand".

Be Polite (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Feb 20, 2019 1463


This weeks episode will teach the importance of minding your manners and listening to those around you. Or suffer world altering consequences. Hosted by Simon Brooks with Alton Chung telling "The Holua Sled Race" and Sheila Arnold Jones telling "The Story of the Deluge adapted from Uncle Remus."

The Foolish Wiseman Returns

Feb 13, 2019 2046


A record eleven stories and eleven storytellers grace this episode about the foolish wiseman Nassrudin! Featuring the storytellers Priscilla Howe, Douglas McKay, Rebecca Lemaire, Denise Bennett, Sean Buvala, Laura Deal, Sue Searing, Caleb Winebrenner, Liz Weir, Richard Martin, and Laura Packer.

Flower of Life

Feb 6, 2019 1890


One story, one storyteller. Quests, kings and supportive magical creatures and Laura Simms telling "The Flower of Life".

Classics Rediscovered IV

Jan 30, 2019 1940


This episode has stories you might know, but not have heard this way. There might be a story that you have never heard before, but is still a classic. Enjoy Robin Bady telling "Little Golden Hood" and Richard Martin telling "The Three Sillies".

Tale of Tails

Jan 23, 2019 1747


Wag your tail and hear tales with Lyn Ford telling "Big Tale of Little Tail" and Priscilla Howe telling "Drakestail".

Special Episode: I Dreamt, MLK Jr by Oni Lasana

Jan 21, 2019 896


On this special episode Oni Lasana presents the spoken work poem  "I Dreamt, MLK Jr" taken from her Sister Wings CD. 

Stranger at the Door

Jan 16, 2019 1545


Knock, knock. Who's there? No, really? Should you answer the door? Milbre Burch tells "The King's Dragon" and Norah Dooley tells "Two Pine Cones". 

Listen Carefully....(with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Jan 9, 2019 1227


In this episode Guest Host Simon Brooks takes us for another walk in the woods while Elisa Pearmain tells "The Snakes Hiss" and Rebecca Lemaire tells "Cave and Sun".

Gather at the Table

Jan 2, 2019 1552


Bring the food, the manners, and friends and gather round for stories! Hear tales at the table  with Anne Shimojima telling "Table Manners" and Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "Gift of Challah". 

Story of the Podcast 2018!

Dec 19, 2018 1156


This is the story of the podcast and how it has grown in 2018, plus two beautiful stories! Isabelle Hauser tells "A Midwinter Story" and a VERY special guest tells "The Christmas Spider".

Gifts from the Forest

Dec 12, 2018 982


In the snow swept forest creatures find a spot to snuggle and a tree gets exciting news. Norah Dooley tells "The Mitten" and Rachael Harrington tells "Gifts for a King".

Light from the Candles

Dec 5, 2018 1835


In celebration of Hanukkah this year are two stories from Jewish storytellers! Newly featured Joel Ben Izzy, tells "Boy Israel and the Witch" and Cindy Rivka Marshall tells "The Magic Pitcher".

Bouquet of Stories

Nov 28, 2018 1161


Amazing episode with four storytellers and stories about animal shenanigans! Laura Simms tells "Donkey and Goose", Lyn Ford tells "Hummingbird's Hum", Norah Dooley tells "Talkative Turtle" and Priscilla Howe tells "The Bully Billy Goat".

Trust Me! (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Nov 21, 2018 1766


Guest host Simon Brooks returns with a mysterious tale of books and to share stories! Julie Moss tells "Young Head of the Household" and Pam Faro tells "Ten Chests".

I Wish...

Nov 14, 2018 1400


What would you wish for if you had three wishes? Discover the power of wishes in "The Rat" told by Jenni Cargill Strong, and "Three Wishes" told by Donna Washington.

Carried Away

Nov 7, 2018 1515


Some promises get out of hand and a little help goes a long way. Enjoy stories by Harvey Heilbrun telling "Castle of the Faithful Women" and Priscilla Howe telling "The Lazy Young Woman."

Eyes Close, Night Falls

Oct 31, 2018 2296


For this special Halloween episode, here are favorite stories that give me the chills. Hear Kim Weitkamp tell "Eyes Close, Night Falls" and Milbre Burch tell "Mama Gone".

Deep in the Earth

Oct 24, 2018 2062


Below the earth creatures are up to mischief and melancholy. Valentina Ortiz tells "Ateteos, Spirits of the Water" and Rona Leventhal tells "Woman in Gray".


Oct 17, 2018 1911


Red clothes, red hair and strange men. Liz Weir tells "Mary and the Red Dress" and Milbre Burch tells "Mr Death and the Red Headed Woman."


Oct 10, 2018 1560


Creatures come out of the darkness and are...hungry. Hear Alton Chung "Jinkininki" and Papa Joe and Simon Brooks "Hobaya". 

Haunted Messengers

Oct 3, 2018 1208


Can you decipher the messages in these stories? Laura Packer tells the purrfect story "King of Cats" and Janice Del Negro weaves the tale "Wild Hedges". Please know this episode does contain spooky stories! Listen with caution or wild abandon - you have been warned!

Do You Remember?

Sep 26, 2018 1566


It is important that you remember... Enchanting stories by Laura Simms telling "The Most Beautiful Bird" and Donna Washington telling "The Tiger, The Man and The Mouse".

Merrywise (with Guest Host Simon Brooks!)

Sep 19, 2018 1332


One story AND guest host Simon Brooks!? It must be a special episode! This week Adam Booth tells the delightful story Merrywise.

Do You Trust Me?

Sep 12, 2018 1172


Could you trust a tiger? Tales of trust and honesty with Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "The Tale of the Trusty Tiger" and Laura Deal telling "The Emperor's Flowers".

Age and Guile

Sep 5, 2018 1178


Who will win - age and guile or youth and enthusiasm? Tales by Norah Dooley telling "The Bell of Justice" and Richard Martin telling "The Boys Who Wouldn't Listen".

One Wish

Aug 29, 2018 1152


One wish, one story, two tellers! The story "One Wish" told by Liz Weir and Simon Brooks.

Playing Games

Aug 22, 2018 1568


Ready player one and two? Tales of games and the unexpected outcomes with Priscilla Howe telling "Poole and Blatte" and Pam Faro weaving "The Wind and the Sun".

Little Sacrifices (2.0)

Aug 15, 2018 1289


REUPLOAD : Thanks to the savvy listener Sean Buvala I was told there were some audio glitches! Thank you to those who endured them to hear the stories and here is a better version. To change the world or find a family heroes have to make sacrifices. Hear Jenni Cargill Strong tell "Kondili the Whale" and Sean Buvala share "Seven Ravens".

Against the Odds

Aug 8, 2018 1276


Life presents obstacles and men in love with their women look to conquer them. Hear Shonaleigh tell "How to Move a Mountain" and Stuart Stotts spin the tragic Grecian tale "Orpheus".

Outsmarted! (with Guest Host Simon Brooks)

Aug 1, 2018 2078


Guest host Simon Brooks will guide you through two stories of planning and plotting, to get food for fun and family. Listen to Lyn Ford tell "John the Rabbit in Wolfs Garden" and Alton Chung tell "Punia and Kaileale".

Woven Tales

Jul 25, 2018 1213


Why do we say someone has woven a tale? Stories of sewing and weaving with Robin Bady telling "The Overcoat" and Julie Moss telling "Weaving Fair Lady and Buffalo Boy".

Competitive Creatures

Jul 18, 2018 1447


Tales of three animals locked in a battle of wits and survival. Donna Washington tells "Anansi and the Liars Contest" and Laura Simms weaves "Rabbit and the Moon".

Star Crossed

Jul 11, 2018 1570


Those who love often have long roads. Listen to Milbre Burch tell "The Lady and the Mermaid" and Jeff Gere tell "Old Rink Rank".

Down By the River

Jul 4, 2018 1538


Love and hope are found at the banks of the river! Enjoy a story in verse with Adam Booth telling "Jack and the Millers Daughter" and Cindy Rivka Marshall telling "By the River".

Be Transformed

Jun 27, 2018 1799


What would you do to be the most beautiful person in your village? Hear stories of transformation from Laura Packer telling "Ugly and the Donkey" and Rachel Ann Harding spinning the tale "The Blue Bowl."

The Pied Piper

Jun 20, 2018 1561


Follow the music if you dare and hear Simon Brooks tell the classic tale "The Pied Piper."

Gifts from the Sea

Jun 13, 2018 1964


The ocean holds treasures and redemption in the story "The Luminous Pearl" told by Alton Chung and "The Wounded Selkie" by Richard Martin.

Two Brothers

Jun 6, 2018 1645


Same title, different stories and tellers! Hear Laura Simms and Yvonne Healy tell "Two Brothers". The brain behind the fairytale sponsor is Mark Goldman.

Story-a-Day May: "Debate in Sign Language" by Pam Faro

May 31, 2018 849


A story a day for the month of May! Today's story is "The Debate in Sign Language" told by Pam Faro.

Story-a-Day May: "The King's Storyteller" told by Liz Weir

May 30, 2018 417


A story a day for the month of May! Today's story is "The Kings Storyteller" by Liz Weir. The sponsor for today is a huge THANK YOU to the listeners. Each and every ear is appreciated and loved.

Story-a-Day May: "The Greatest Pickpocket" by Richard Martin

May 29, 2018 915


A story a day for the month of May! Today's story is "Greatest Pickpocket" told by Richard Martin.

Story-a-Day May: "Second Language" by Oni Lasana

May 28, 2018 638


A story a day for the month of May! This is the last week for the madness and todays story is "Second Language" by Oni Lasana.

Story-a-Day May: "Mujina" told by Alton Chung

May 25, 2018 713


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters and this is Frighten-Me-Friday. Today's story is "Mujina" by Alton Chung. The podcast could use more patrons, so please consider becoming one! The beautiful brain behind the FairyTale Sponsor is Liz Weir and Katie Knutson!

Story-a-Day May: "Goat from the Hills and the Mountains" by Simon Brooks

May 24, 2018 759


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today is Throwback Thursday and the story is "The Goat from the Hills and the Mountains" told by Simon Brooks.

Story-a-Day May: "How the Beggar Boy Married" by Antonio Rocha

May 23, 2018 713


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today's story is "How the Beggar Boy Married" by Antonio Rocha.

Story-a-Day May: "When the Wind Changed" by Robin Bady

May 22, 2018 723


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today's story is "When the Wind Changed" told by Robin Bady.

Story-a-Day May: "Rabbit Tale" by Lyn Ford

May 21, 2018 751


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is tricksters. Today's story is "Rabbits Tale" By Lyn Ford.

Story-a-Day May: "Children of Lir" by Isabelle Hauser

May 18, 2018 1055


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Children Of Lir" told by Isabelle Hauser.

Story-a-Day May: "Rapunzel Revisited" by Janice Del Negro

May 17, 2018 439


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Rapunzel Revisited" told by Janice Del Negro.

Story-a-Day May: "Grissle" by Milbre Burch

May 16, 2018 1341


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Grissle" told by Milbre Burch.

Story-a-Day-May: "Once A King" by Shonaleigh

May 15, 2018 700


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Once A King" told by Shonaleigh.

Story-a-Day-May: "Nonantzin, Mother Earth" by Valentina Ortiz

May 14, 2018 1002


A story a day for the month of May! The theme of the week is mothers. Today's story is "Nonantzin, Mother Earth" told by Valentina Ortiz.

Story-a-Day-May: "Piggyback Corpse" by Yvonne Healy

May 11, 2018 912


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and stars and this is Frighten-Me-Friday. The story for today the magical story "Piggyback Corpse" by Yvonne Healy. Be bold, be bold, but not too bold!

Story-a-Day-May: "Brother Sun and Sister Moon" by Donna Washington

May 10, 2018 848


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and stars and this is Throwback Thursday. The story for today the magical story "Brother Sun and Sister Moon" told by Donna Washington.

Story-a-Day-May: "Tribe of the Star Song" by Clare Murphy

May 9, 2018 846


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and starlit skies and today it is "Tribe of the Star Song" by Clare Murphy.

Story-a-Day-May: "Fox in Love with the Moon" by Flor Bromley

May 8, 2018 746


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and starlit skies and today it is "Fox in Love with the Moon" by Flor Bromley.

Story-A-Day-May: "The Big Dipper" by Jenni Cargill Strong

May 7, 2018 776


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the sun, moon and starlit skies and today it is "The Big Dipper" by Jenni Cargill Strong.

Story-A-Day-May: "The Snow Woman" by Kevin Cordi

May 4, 2018 939


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and today the story for Frighten Me Friday is "The Snow Woman" told by Kevin Cordi.

Story-A-Day-May: "Davey and the Devil" by Megan Hicks

May 3, 2018 967


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and it is Throwback Thursday (favorite stories previously heard on the podcast)! The story for today is "Davey and the Devil" by Megan Hicks.

Story-a-Day-May: "Egg Girl" by Norah Dooley

May 2, 2018 585


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and today it is Norah Dooley telling "Egg Girl".

Story-a Day May:"The Changling" by Clare Murphy

May 1, 2018 1096


A story a day for the month of May! This week it is all about the fairies and today it is Clare Murphy telling "The Changling".

Episode Forty Four: Back from the Dead

Apr 18, 2018 1826


What is more exciting than spring coming out of winter? People returning from the dead! Hear the mysterious tales from Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo "Tarvaa The First Storyteller" and Ingrid Nixons "The Three Snake Leaves".

Episode Forty Three: Classics Rediscovered III

Apr 4, 2018 1647


Hear a very old version of Little Red Riding Hood as told by Norah Dooley, a twist on the end of Cinderella by Danielle Bellone and a retelling of "Grasshopper and Ants" by Donna Washington.

Episode Forty Two: Mermaids

Mar 21, 2018 2026


Clap your fins together and dive under the sea with folk and fairytales about mermaids! Featuring Milbre Burch telling "The Fisherman's Wife" and Isabelle Hauser weaving "The Mermaid of Zug".

Episode Forty One: Lost Love in Fairytales

Mar 7, 2018 1386


Fairytales are fickle things. Sometimes love does not work out the way we think it should. A bit like real life, except for the transformation I suppose. Kevin Cordi tells the tale "Whispering Bridge of Fukushima" and Simon Brooks spins the story "The White Trout".

Episode Forty: Aesop's Fables

Feb 21, 2018 1261


It is estimated that Aesop told seven hundred and twenty five tales. This episode has two of them -one you may be familiar with and one that may be new. Flor Bromley tells "The Lion and the Mouse" and Csenge Zalka with the story "Momus".

Episode Thirty Nine: Dreamed a Dream

Feb 7, 2018 1448


It is in the dreams that fortunes are made. Two stories inspired by the same folk story as Liz Weir tells"The Peddler of Ballaghaderreen" and Laura Deal spins the tale "Tex Buys a Dream".

Episode Thirty Eight: Tiny Bits of Courage

Jan 24, 2018 1151


This episode is all about courage in the face of being smaller, but in the end a bit more clever. Listen to Lyn Ford tell the fun story "Happy Place" and Pam Faro weave the tale "Clever Birds Counsel".

Episode Thirty Seven: Ambitious Amphibians

Jan 10, 2018 1212


In the first episode of the fourth season the frogs are hopping and the stories are grand! Hear Donna Washington tell the tale "Frog's King", and Jenni Cargill Strong weave the story "Never Give Up".

Story Story Short: What is Your Deepest Desire?

Jan 3, 2018 147


Happy 2017 podcast listeners! Due to technical difficulties the next episode will be coming out next week, but I was not going to leave you all without a story. Enjoy Pam Faro telling "What is your Deepest Desire?"

Episode Thirty Six: Sing Me a Story

Dec 6, 2017 1188


Folk stories travel through song and this episode features two storytellers who will sing you a story. Barbara Schutzgruber sings "The Lady Mole" and Jenni Cargill Strong sings "Mr Fox".

Episode Thirty Five: Between the Pages

Nov 22, 2017 2463


This episode is about two wonderful books and their writers. Simon Brooks tells “Goldilocks” from his upcoming book Under the Oaken Bough” and talks about his inspiration for his stories. Then Steve Lally reads the story "The Devil and Davy Hutchinson” from his new book Monaghan Folk Tales.

Episode Thirty Four: The Sweetest Sound

Nov 8, 2017 1171


What is the sweetest sound to you? Discover the delightful stories by Kate Dudding telling "The Sweetest Sound" and Richard Martin sharing "Candle in the Barn".

Episode Thirty Three: Upon the Bones

Oct 25, 2017 2360


Things that are buried do not always rest in peace - the bones have a way of moving. This episode features Kevin Cordi telling "Aaron Kelly's Bones" and Kim Weitkamp weaving the tale "Grave Dancer".

Episode Thirty Two A: Strangers and Stranger Still

Oct 11, 2017 1459


The season for haunting tales is upon us! This episode is for those who like a little spooky, but not too much. Mysterious strangers and their kind gifts sweeten these stories. Featuring Simon Brooks telling “The Selkies Gift” and Liz Weir weaving the tale of “The Hired Girl”.

Episode Thirty Two B: Strangers and Stranger Still

Oct 11, 2017 1813


Down the darker paths this episode wanders with creatures that cry out in the night, leaving people pale and shaken from their encounters with spirits. Featuring Steve Lally telling “Con and the Faeries” and Janice Del Negro with the tale of “Martha Seton”.

Episode Thirty One: Clever Dames

Sep 27, 2017 1882


Fairies have a dangerous sweet tooth and a battle of wit ensues! Storyteller Dawn Cromwell tells "The Baker Woman" and Norah Dooley spins "Catarina the Wise".

Episode Thirty: Tales on Tiptoe

Sep 13, 2017 1710


These tales are as tall as the mountains and absolutely true - except for the parts that are made up. Tall tales by author and storyteller Laura Deal telling "The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe" and West Virginian storyteller Adam Booth spinning "Moses of the Mountains".

Episode Twenty Nine: Stayin' Alive

Aug 30, 2017 1414


Are you the predator or the prey? If you can think on your feet you may survive to see another fairytale. This episode is about clever animals who hunt and are hunted. Featuring storytellers Julie Moss telling "The Tiger" and Jenni Cargill-Strong weaving the tale of "The Monkey's Heart".

Episode Twenty Eight: Classics Rediscovered II

Aug 16, 2017 1468


You have heard the classics Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, but not like this! Old favorites retold, featuring storytellers Sean Buvala with "The Other Wolf" and Megan Hicks tells "Groundhog Godmother".

Episode Twenty Seven: The Foolish Wise Man

Aug 2, 2017 2242


It is my pleasure to introduce Nasruddin to the podcast! The fool and the wise man of the Sufi tradition has so many stories that I had to bring on SIX storytellers to tell FOURTEEN of his stories. So settle in and listen to Jampal Namgyel, Cooper Braun, Clare Murphy, Danyda Feldmen, Caleb Winebrenner, and Isabelle Hauser tell you stories of the Hodja.

Episode Twenty Six: The Kids Are Alright

Jul 19, 2017 2573


Where do babies come from? No really, who’s baby is this? This episode is all about those delightful bundles of joy and the challenge of parenting. The first story is told by Clare Murphy followed by a short interview where she chats about a few of her favorite books (which are many of my favorites!) and then Lyn Ford beautifully tells “Foolish”.

Episode Twenty Five: Kindness Returned

Jul 5, 2017 1509


In the first episode of Season Three there are stories of hats and thieves and kindness that comes back around. Alton Chung returns to the podcast with “The Grateful Statues” and a short interview, along with Cooper Braun who tells “The Thief and the Rich Man.”

Episode Twenty Four: Story and the Storyteller

Jun 7, 2017 1245


In the final episode of season two are a few delightful stories about... story itself. Simon Brooks tells "The Story and the Song" and Clare Murphy gives us "The Storyteller and the King". The podcast will be back on July 5 2017 with more stories!

Episode Twenty Three: Meanwhile, in the Woods...

May 24, 2017 1760


Back in the woods the creatures are thinking about food, water and story. There are tales about contests for becoming king, and a noise in the woods that makes all the creatures scurry away. Listen to Pam Faro tell the story “Counting to Ten” and Lyn Ford spins the story “Run”.

Episode Twenty Two: Shapeshifter

May 10, 2017 1882


The village is bedding down for the night, but the children are frightened of the howls in the distance. In the forest the animals are nervous, one of them doesn’t smell right. This episode features tales of humans being turned into animals and animals transforming into humans with stories by host Rachel Ann Harding telling “The Kitsune Wife” and Milbre Burch telling “Biscalvret”.

Episode Twenty One: Tales of the Moon

Apr 26, 2017 1515


The voices of the listeners howl at the moon, with stories from Simon Brooks telling “Jaguar and Hare” and Donna Washington spinning “Brother Sun and Sister Moon”. For the lovely patrons - a story by Kate Lutz titled “The Garden” and a new special treat - bloopers!

Episode Twenty: The Stolen Tree

Apr 12, 2017 1509


A poor man begs for a pear and a master thief has a gift for a king. As surely as the trees blossom in the spring, mischief happens when thieves are given a chance to speak. Listen to Alton Chung weave the story “The Pear Tree”, and Cooper Braun tell the tale of “The Thief and the Plum Pit”. The Patron extra for this episode is by True Thomas who tells the delightful story of The Golden Coat. Interested in becoming a patron for a little as $4 a month? Head over to for more details!

Episode Nineteen: The Rooster Crowed

Mar 29, 2017 1767


The rooster has curious place in folk lore. In these stories the rooster announces the beginning of the day, and is a noble steed for our hero. Listen to Kate Lutz tell the story "The Rooster Crowed" and Ingrid Nixon returns with the tale "Hans My Hedgehog".

Episode Eighteen: In the Shade of the Trees

Mar 15, 2017 1830


Beneath the leafy branches Mohammad is visited by a cat and a young man searches for his true love. Hear Pam Faro tell the story of "Mohammad and the Cat", and Janice Del Negro weave the tale of "Three Golden Oranges".

Episode Seventeen: Spider and Butterfly

Mar 1, 2017 1661


In this episode I face my fear of spiders while Alton Chung weaves the beautiful story "The Spider Weaver" and Donna Washington tells the enchanting tale of "La Mariposa".

Episode Sixteen: Averted and Unavoidable Disasters

Feb 15, 2017 1566


Story plots pivot around disaster. Sometimes cities are saved by one man and in other stories the hunter is baffled by his prey. Dhara Kothari tells the story of “Dharmakumar” and Clare Murphy performs the story "Birth of Oisin”.

Episode Fifteen: So You Want To Kiss the Girl?

Feb 1, 2017 1604


"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage." But it can be harder to get to marriage than you think! Parent expectations are all over the episode. Antonio Rocha tells “The Most Powerful Being in the World” and Lyn Ford with the folk tale “The Sing”.

Episode Fourteen: Fake It Till You Make It.

Jan 18, 2017 1342


Take a deep breath and pretend like you know what you are doing! This episode features storytellers Pam Faro and Deeptha Vivekanand tell stories of bold characters in sticky situations.

Episode Thirteen: Truth Be Told

Jan 4, 2017 1631


Welcome to the first episode of season two! Featuring a brand new intro and outro song, as well as the amazing storytellers Ingrid Nixon telling "Hansel and Gretel" and Milbre Burch bringing to life "Sleeping Ugly" by Jane Yolen.

Story Story Short: Alice and the Waitress

Nov 9, 2016 203


Story Story Podcast is on break as the next season of episodes is planned! So while you are waiting for more stories Clare Murphy sent this lovely little story to tide you over. See you again soon!

Episode Twelve: Love and Creatures in the Darkness

Oct 26, 2016 2332


This is an extra long episode because I LOVE spooky stories and I couldn't decide which ones thrilled me most! Hear the stories to chill your heart and bones - Liz Weir with "The Leannan Sidhe", Denis Gessing "The Blackthorn Walking Stick" and Milbre Burch with "Mama Gone". Note - These stories are for older audiences! Listen with young ears at your own digression.

Episode Eleven: Bargains in the Moonlight

Oct 12, 2016 2068


Are you brave enough to wander in to a graveyard with a seamstress? Are you clever enough to make a deal with the devil for a few more years alive? Follow the storytellers Janice Del Negro and Simon Brooks into the twilight for some lovely chilling stories.

Episode Ten: The Melancholy Heart

Sep 28, 2016 1597


It is time to play in the lengthening shadows of the year and walk with one foot in another world. Storytellers Simon Brooks and Liz Weir take us into other times and places with the stories "The Faerie Bride" and "The Chain of Memories".

Episode Nine A: Classic Tales ReDiscovered

Sep 14, 2016 2171


This is the first episode of a two part series of stories that you have heard before, but perhaps not in these ways! This is the family friendly episode featuring Megan Hicks telling "Twelve Dancing Princesses", Tim Ereneta and "The Frog Prince, and Milbre Burch with one of the oldest Cinderella stories titled "Rhodopis".

Episode Nine B: Classic Tales ReDiscovered

Sep 14, 2016 1309


This is the second episode of a two part series of stories that you have heard before, but perhaps not in these ways! This is the adult friendly episode featuring Janice Del Negro telling the stories "Rapunzel Revisited" and "Revenge", and Milbre Burch telling "What the Queen Saw". Even if you don't recognize these titles, I am sure you know the stories -just not told these ways. This is an adult friendly episode, because there are adult situations in these stories. Nothing graphic, just maybe not for younger children. Enjoy!

Episode Eight: Be Careful What You Wish For

Aug 31, 2016 1946


You just might get what you want! In this episode there are THREE tellers - Oni Lasana telling "Everything's Connected", Lyn Ford with the story "A Gift From the Sea" and Milbre Burch telling a story written by Jane Yolen "The Boy Who Had Wings". This episode is a great line up of stories about how our wants shape our world!

Episode Seven: Answers to Save a Life

Aug 17, 2016 1646


Riddle me this - have you ever heard these stories before? This episode features storytellers Pam Faro and Megan Hicks with stories of questions and answers.

Episode Six: Oh, What Tangled Webs

Aug 3, 2016 1380


Anansi is the trickster spider from West Africa who has many tales woven about him and his adventures. In this episode Simon Brooks and Lyn Ford will tell tales that will catch your ears in the silk of storytelling.

Episode Five: Damsels Creating Distress

Jul 20, 2016 1475


There are no ladies to save in these stories! Megan Hicks tells the tale of “Molly Whuppie” and Clare Murphy gives a lesson of hospitality in “The Pirate Queen of Mayo”. Share the podcast with the ladies in your life, who have no need of rescuing.

Episode Four: Tales from the Sky

Jul 6, 2016 1799


Look up, look up as Robin Bady tells us "Why the Sky is so Far Away" and Lyn Ford weaves the story of "Rain and Fire". Find the Podcast on Facebook and let us know where you are in the world under the blue sky that covers us all.

Episode Three: What Will You Give Me?

Jun 22, 2016 1292


Clever bargains are struck in the tales told by Ilan Gazer's "A Niggun for Habonim" and Asha Sampath's "The Monkey and the Drum." Find the Podcast on Facebook and tell us your favorite story of clever merchants!

Episode Two: Feisty Animals

Jun 7, 2016 1249


Animals say the darnedest things in fairytales! Featuring storytellers Priscilla Howe telling "The Gunniwolf" and Simon Brooks with "The Goat from the Hills and the Mountains". Find us on Facebook and tell us your best feisty animal story!

Episode One: Tales from the Other Crowd

May 24, 2016 1470


To begin the podcast I am pleased to present Liz Weir and Clare Murphy - storytellers magnifique from Northern Ireland!