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The Lucky Drum
An old folktale from Uganda finds a Lizard and a Python performing together and then arguing over their lucky drum! Ad-free Stories Podcast feed at
David and Goliath
This week's episode is the classic story from the Judeo-Christian tradition about a very small boy who goes up against a very big giant to save his people!Special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Quip! Go to and use code STORIES to get your first refill pack free with the purchase of an electric toothbrush!
One of Us
Based on the old Turkish Proverb, a story about the dangers of judging by appearance and trusting too easily. Get our entire catalog ad-free for just $1 at
Mick Munter and the Skunk Ape
This week, we celebrate the return of Mick Munter the Monster Hunter in a brand new story! Listen to hear Mick Munter go on an adventure to find yet another mysterious and magical creature, the Skunk Ape! You can hear more Mick Munter if you scroll back in our catalog. All of our past episodes are available for download at, and you can hear them all ad-free when you make a pledge on!Thanks to this week's sponsors, Care/Of and Quip!You can find out more about Care/Of at and use our promo code STORIESPODCAST for a special deal! For more information about Quip and to take advantage of an exclusive offer, visit
The Village That Didn't Share
What happens when Jon and Maria visit a village that doesn't share? They make stone soup, that's what! A fun story about the importance of community. Become a subscriber at!
Tokki and the Dragon King
The Dragon King is sick and needs a special cure that only Tokki can provide! This week's story is from Korean folklore and includes lots of silly voices and a tricky rabbit. Ad-free episodes at!
Blue Corn Maiden
The class Hopi story of spring. The beloved Blue Corn Maiden has been captured by Winter. With Summer's help, can she make her escape? Ad-free show at
Max Goodname and the Magic Armor (Rebroadcast)
One of our oldest stories, Max Goodname and the Magic Armor. A fantasy story about a young knight, a wizard, a cleric, and a jousting tournament. Ad-free at
The Fisherman's Axe
The classic story of the lost axe and a fisherman's honesty. A great little fable from Aesop and ancient Greece. Ad-free show at Thanks for listening!
The Stonecutter
A story about how the grass is always greener and the pitfalls of wishing for the lives of others. Pay just $1 and get every episode ad-free at
The Sparrow and the Pine
A little bird is separated from his family and needs a place to spend the winter. Will the trees keep him warm? Ad-free episodes on
The Big Scary Cave
The Big Scary Cave (not a scary story) is based on an African Folktale. A scary voice has taken over the little rabbit's cave, but what are the animals really afraid of? Ad-free episodes just $1 for the entire catalog at
Two of Everything
Mr. and Mrs. Haktak are farmers living a quiet life, until they discover a magical artifact in their garden. From the classic Chinese folk tale! Every episode ad-free for just $1 a month at
The Pied Piper
Rats are plaguing a small village, but one musician has an interesting solution. Get every episode ad-free at
And and the Grasshopper (Rebroadcast)
The classic fable of the ant and the grasshopper! We're working on some longer stories and recovering from a full family flu outbreak so we're doing a rebroadcast of one of your favorites this week that a lot of newer listeners haven't heard. We should be back on the weekly schedule next week. Thanks!
The Golden Screw
A boy is born with a golden screw in his bellybutton. He wants it removed! A very silly journey follows. Ad-free at
The Four Musicians
Four animal musicians, abandoned by their masters, try to make their way in the world! Commercial free at
White Flowers, Red Berries
An old Irish folktale about a Fairy rath (rath is an old Irish word for glade) and some farmer who invade their favorite Hawthorne tree. Fun songs! Ad-free at
The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 4
The conclusion of book 2! Some intense moments (think Spiderman and Uncle Ben) so be aware and enjoy!
The Gingerbread Man (Rebroadcast)
The classic story of the Gingerbread Man! Fun songs and a great holiday travel favorite. Ad-free at
The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 3
Jill has her toughest battle yet against the new villain known as Battlesnake. Will she prevail? Get all episodes ad free for just $1 a month at
Dinosaur Christmas Party! (Rebroadcast)
It's a Dinosaur Christmas! T-Rex just wants to open her present, but with her big head and little arms, she's having a lot of trouble. Will she find some friends to help her? Will Christmas be saved? Fun story with a fun song at the end! Support the show at and have happy holidays!
The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 2
Book 2 of the Brilliant Firefly! Friends are saved! Secrets are revealed! More action is brewing on the horizon. This may be for a slightly older audience than other stories, typical of superhero comic books or movies. Get the episodes ad-free at for just $1.
The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 1
Book 2 of the Brilliant Firefly! We see the new normal after Jill's adventure in the armor, and the Scarlet King makes a move. If you haven't listened to Book 1, definitely do that first! This may be for a slightly older audience than other stories, typical of superhero comic books or movies. Get the episodes ad-free at for just $1.
The Bargain
A silly poem in the style of Dr. Seuss offers a strange bargain and a fun little rhyme scheme. What if you could press a button and get a dollar, but somewhere in the world a tree falls? What if everyone had the same option? Listen and then talk it over! Ad-free episodes for just $1 a month at
Creekbed Banquet: Anansi and the Turtle
A classic tale that originated in West Africa, featuring the trickster god Anansi the Spider. A turtle comes for dinner, tricks are played, and someone goes home hungry. Get every episode ad-free for just $1 a month at!
The Goblin Picnic!
It's a Goblin Picnic! In this slightly spooky story for Halloween, a boy named Hawk is lured in by the promises of an enchanted goblin picnic, despite his better judgement. When the food turns out to hold a terrible curse, his sister Rose will have to step up and help her big brother out. Can the pair make it through the Goblin Picnic unscathed? Happy Halloween and thanks for listening! Ad-free episodes at for just $1 a month.
Why the Leaves Change Color (Rebroadcast)
This week we bring you the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Native American) story on why the leaves change color in the autumn. This beautiful story has been passed down through the oral tradition and we've interviewed multiple Haudenosaunee storytellers to bring you the same version members of the Haudenosaunee heard as children. Support the show at!
The Wonders of Snake Oil
A rhyming, singing salesman comes to town, fast talking about his miraculous cure-all known only as Snake Oil. Is the traveling Doc telling the truth, or is there something else going on with his miracle cure? Listen to find out, and get ad-free episodes at
Mick Munter Monster Hunter -- The Hunt for Bigfoot
Mick Munter is back, and this time he's on the hunt for the legendary Bigfoot! If you want more Mick, you're in luck, he now has his own show! Just search for Mick Munter Monster Hunter wherever you listen to your podcasts!
The Buried Moon
A slightly spooky story from Old English folklore. The moon decides to explore a swampy area known as the Carland, but the monsters who live their don't want to let her leave again. It's up to a lucky traveler and a nearby village to set her free! Support the show at
Old Lion Bold Lion
A rhyming story poem based off the old fable of the Lion and the Fox. It's fun and great for younger kids especially! Get the show ad-free at
Inch High Samurai
Little Boshi wants to be a samurai more than anything, but he was born just one inch tall! Can the little guy accomplish his big dreams? Listen and see! Support the show at
A Contest of the Gods
Ancient Athens, shining beacon of Greece, has been completed, but it has no name. The God Poseidon and the Goddess Athena compete to see who will win the patronage of the city. Support the show at and check out
The Moringa Grove   (Summer 2017)
Animals are gathered at the Moringa Grove for a truce, but how will they fare when the vultures turn the striped animals against the spotted and the spotted against the striped?
Bats, Beasts and Birds
A take on the classic fable. What happens when you try and play both sides? Can the bat convince the birds and beasts that she's totally on their side? Find out! (BTW, Bats are totally mammals) Ad-free episodes at
Dog King: Dog Days of Summer
Dog King, Pickles, Rambo and the rest of the gang are back for another adventure. How does Dog King keep his alley kingdom cool during the hottest days of summer? Listen and find out! Ad-free episodes at
The Girl Who Kissed the Moon
A traditional creation myth from the Tupi-Guarani indigenous people of Brazil. A girl wants to be a star, but will the moon help make her wish come true? Support the show at
Bad News Good News
Dave wants to be the best knuckleball pitcher of all time, but bad news gets in the way. Inspired by the Taoist story of good and bad news. Support the show at
Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride, the classic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Have a happy 4th of July!
Sybil: Hero of the Revolutionary War
You've heard of the ride of Paul Revere? Well, he wasn't the only one! Here is the true story of Sybil Ludington, a young girl from New York and an American hero of the Revolutionary War. Happy 4th of July!
Jasper's Shell
Sometimes growing up is scary, especially when you have to leave your old home behind! Listen as Jasper the hermit crab and his friends try to find new shells to call home as they grow. Support the show at for ad-free episodes!
The Leaky Pot
The classic tale of the leaky pot, performed with some fun added songs. Sometimes what feels like a terrible flaw is actually a blessing in disguise! Support the show at for our ad-free feed.
Three Little Pigs (Rebroadcast)
A fun take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs! Fun songs throughout and a great final message. Support the show and get ad free episodes at
The Emperor's Seeds
The classic fable of the Emperor's seeds. An old story that illustrates the value of honesty, even when it's not the easy thing to do. Support the show at
Soft: The First Dog (Part 3 of 3)
The thrilling conclusion to Soft: The First Dog! Mazzy and Soft are nearing the end of their journey, but will they be able to make it through their most difficult challenges yet? Support the show at
The Croc from Doonadoo
In the deepest darkest river of the jungle Doonadoo, there lived a wild crocodile who mainly loved to chew. Listen to his song! Support the show and get commercial free episodes at
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
The classic Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. We cover Paul's most auspicious birth, his tremendous size, and how he met his friend Babe the Blue Ox. Get all our episodes ad-free at
Soft: The First Dog (Part 2 of 3)
Recommended for ages 7 and up. Mazzy and Soft, the young wolf, come together in the wake of the fire and start out across the ancient plains of the ice age. They're in search of their families, but they aren't the only ones. Thanks for listening! Support the show at
Soft: The First Dog (Part 1 of 3)
Recommended for ages 7 and up, here's the ancient story of how the first dog was tamed. A young girl, a fierce wolf pup, hardship, friendship and more, all set in 15,000 BC. Thanks for listening! Support the show at