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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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Today's story follows the tricky Hare. In this story we see how the lazy Hare tries to trick the other animals in order to benefit from their hardwork. 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 I…
 
This episode is one of Haiti’s most popular folktales, the story of a young girl’s special friendship with a fish, story of Tezen, the fish. It is an incredible story which talks about the symbiotic relationship between nature and humans and that we need to respect nature. The girl understands and develops a relationship with the earth and is appre…
 
How do you build a bridge that stands up to storms and floods? Well, you have to appease the nature gods, of course. But how do you do that? Human sacrifice seemed to have worked in the past. Today I'll talk about hitobashira or human pillars. An ancient tradition of insuring strong river banks, fireproof castles, and tunnels that won't collapse.…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Are you using your imagination? I hope …
 
Today's story follows the greedy tortoise and how his jealousy put him and his family in a whole lot of trouble. 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 Black Hist…
 
The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago and were revived in the late 19th century. They have become the world’s preeminent sporting competition. This episode covers the most popular myth surrounding the origin of the Olympic Games. It is the story of Pelops, his wife Hippodameia, and her father, Oenomaus. Oenomaus'…
 
Today's story takes us back to Zambia and is all about how Monkeys came to exist in the world. 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 Places to read: https://totemnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/10/…
 
This episode's story is a Norwegian folktale, The Old Dame and her Hen, originally titled The Hen is Tripping in the Mountain. Norwegian mythology and folklore has many rural tales of trolls and their antics. It is a story about 3 sisters and a troll and how the youngest sister outwits the trolls and saves the day, and you can have a good story wit…
 
The Tofu Kozo is a seemingly innocent little yokai who appears on rainy days offering a plate of tofu to unsuspecting people. What could possibly go wrong? Support us on Patron: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura Buy Me a Coffee (one-time contribution): buymeacoffee.com/uncannyjapanAv Thersa Matsuura
 
Today's story takes us back to Ghana and traces the sequence of events that led to the first mushrooms. 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 Black History For K…
 
Today's episode has 2 stories, Princess and the Pea and an Indian precursor to this tale, a story in which three brothers vie for the title of the most fastidious called 3 Special Brahmins. Both stories are intended to be a mockery of those occupying a comfortable position in society and their oversensitivity. It's interesting to see how same or a …
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Today let's find out what happens when …
 
Today’s story is a Cuban folktale, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach. Although this old folktale relies on old traditions of courting suitors, the values that it conveys are timeless and remain important to this day. We talk about mutual respect, kindness, focus on internal values rather than external appearances, and being with someone based on the …
 
Today's story is quite a popular one and is from the Central African country of cameroon. It is the story of how everyone ended up drinking water at the chief's feast. The Moral of this story is that we should not attempt to fool people or we may also fool ourselves. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you ba…
 
Hello my little ones! I hope you've enjoyed the adventures so far in our first season. What an exciting year of journeys, learning, and fun it was! I will be heading on a vacation in my magic jeep looking for all new adventures to take you on in September! But don’t worry! My Aunti Oni will be stepping in for the summer to share some incredible fol…
 
Today’s story is a Chinese mythology, tale of the Rabbit God, whose duty was to govern the affairs of men who desire men. People who had underground love affairs, secret agreements, and unattainable desires could visit the Rabbit God Temple. We talk about East Asian religion’s view on queerness, gender, and sexuality and if it has changed over time…
 
Let’s say you have a plague of insects, like millions of cicada awakening after a years-long slumber. Or worse, bugs that would rather devour your crops. And let’s say this is happening 200 years ago so you don’t have your pesticides or DDT to wipe them out. What do you do? Why you have an absolutely delightful festival, with dances, and Buddhist o…
 
Today's story is about Atile who created the first Ugandan brew and how it came to be wide spread. 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 Black History For Kids: …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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