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Looking for a podcast on Japan's mysterious culture? Try listening to Thersa Matsuura's Uncanny Japan Podcast and experience all that is weird about Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks—and not found anywhere else! Show notes and transcripts available at uncannyjapan.com
 
African Folktales is a collective of diverse story traditions originating in Africa, originally passed down through generations by word of mouth. These traditional tales told with a new twist, are not only entertaining but serve to teach a lesson as well. Sometimes of a moral value and other times of survival.
 
Fireside Folktales is a collaborative show that takes myths and legends from around the world and breathes life back into them, transforming them into single-season audio fiction performances. Each story is created by a different writer. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Get in touch with us! We’re looking for stories from all over the world, especially myths from regions such as Africa, South Asia, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, and more! Fireside Folktales is here to help you ...
 
Stories are a big part of the African culture and growing up in the city of Port-Harcourt, these stories shaped my childhood. Times are different now and these bedtime stories which were passed down through generations are not as popular with children as they once were. This podcast aims to bring these stories to the new generation of African children and introduce everyone else to these wonderful stories from the motherland. The lessons and values learnt from these will never be forgotten. ...
 
This show was created to introduce the listener to folktales, myths and legends. The story will be told and the lessons will be extracted and discussed. A poetic license has been taken with each story and some will be told in an adult fashion (for those I will post adult content),so be ready to be shocked, and entertained. We are in a new time and although the wisdom is good I have adjusted some of the stories to fit the time. Here is a link to a worksheet to help you define the tales for yo ...
 
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This is Father’s Day special episode and the story is All for a Paisa (paisa is the smallest unit of Indian currency). It comes from northern India, from the book Folktales of Kashmir. It is folklore riddle story, which talks about different parenting styles between mothers and fathers and expectations parents have from their children. We also disc…
 
Today marks ONE YEAR since this podcast was created and to celebrate I have decided to release an extra story. This story is about how the tortoise lost all his hair due to his greed. I hope you enjoy the story and I want to thank every single person who has listened to the podcast and supported in one way or another. I am extremely grateful, you a…
 
We’re being visited by UAPs, Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. Or you might be more familiar with their older name: UFOs. There is a lot of interesting news coming out these days. You’ve probably seen it. Well, guess what, they’ve been coming for quite awhile and I have proof. Today let’s talk about the utsuro-bune (虚舟) or utsuro-fune, the legend of …
 
This week’s episode comes before Juneteenth and I bring you a story of an 8 year old slave girl, Ida Adkin. This is a real story narrated by her when she was 79 years old in Slave Narrative - A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves prepared by The Federal Writers’ Project 1936-1938. Ida tells an incident fr…
 
Today's story is from Northern Sudan and displays themes of greed and wisdom. The wise fox was able to think quickly to avoid being food to the greedy lion. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrt…
 
This week's story is The Little Mermaid, the original version by Hans Christian Andersen published in 1836. It is a love story between two people from very different worlds with a sad ending. The story follows the journey of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea as a mermaid to gain a human soul for the love of her life. We …
 
Today's story is a Maasai story from Kenya and is all about the origin of cattle. This story explains why cattle is so important to the Maasai tribe and how the Dorobos were cursed to wander. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https:…
 
Today's story shows how the intelligence of Kweku Tsin helped save a lot of people and gave him the powers of the sun. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Blac…
 
Pride Month Special! Today’s episode is a love story but a tragic one, one which succumbed to societal pressure and influence. The life of the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, his emotional attachment and love for his friend Edvard Collin resembles that of his most famous fairy tale, "The Story of the Little Mermaid". In the fairy tale, writt…
 
Today I'll read to you, "The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Princess" called Kaguya Hime in Japanese. It's an old tale that some believe talks about otherworldly visitors. Was the Moon Princess an extraterrestrial being? Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out her books including The Carp-Faced…
 
Today's story is all about the importance of hard work. In this story we see how a rich merchant tricked his sons into giving up laziness and in return reap the rewards of hard work. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: The Last Storytellers: https://amzn.to/…
 
This week’s episode comes before the National Beef Burger Day which is May 28 so this story is about cows, lilies, human attachment to animals, but also our entitlement on other species. This story is How Water Lilies Began. It is a folktale from Wales and it tells how water lilies came to grow in a lake in the Welsh mountains. We talk about beef f…
 
Today's story shows us how the thoughtlessness of humans led to the Sky being moved very far away. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle: https://amzn.to/3t6SIfE Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliate link): htt…
 
Who are Fujin and Raijin (the Japanese Wind God and Thunder God), where did they come from, and what do they do? Today I'll tell you about their origins in India and a Japanese Goddesses' decaying body. Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out her books including The Carp-Faced Boy on Amazon…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Northern parts of Nigeria. This story shows us how a gullible rich man gets taken advantage of by 3 rascals. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Where To Read (Amazon Affiliate links): African Folk Tales - Hugh Vernon-Jackson Pa…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to learn about a special shovel that’s one of a kind. In the beginning, there was only one shovel in the world, and men worked their fields with a knife. Today we learn a very special lesson about all the great inventions in our community. But always make sure not to take advantage of the situation! Story sourced from …
 
For the week of Cinco de Mayo and Mothers day weekend I bring you a story from Mexico about a mother who grieved her children and was condemned eternally to not rest in peace. We talk about societal expectations from mothers and how a story initially used to keep a check on children can perpetuate harmful messages.…
 
Today's story is one from The Congo. In this story, we see how a sly man took advantage of the ignorance of the leopard and crocodile. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3vbcokm Place…
 
The Wanderer is a predominantly single-narrator queer fairy tale audio drama about being separated from the ones you love to keep them safe, to bring them home. It will delight fantasy fans and audio fiction fans alike, especially those who enjoy books like Silver in the Woods, and podcasts like Old Gods of Appalachia and The Far Meridian. Each epi…
 
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