Circle Round Circle Round, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world with an eye towards inclusivity. Stories are adapted for today's families into 10 to 20 minute diverse episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity.
Circle Round

Circle Round

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Circle Round, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world with an eye towards inclusivity. Stories are adapted for today's families into 10 to 20 minute diverse episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity.

Most Recent Episodes

'The Star Fruit Tree' featuring Stephanie Hsu

Broadway star Stephanie Hsu (Be More Chill, The SpongeBob Musical) headlines this magical Vietnamese tale about the unexpectedly sweet rewards generosity and contentment can bring.

'Sweet Corn and Clever Rabbit' featuring Eris Baker

In this playful tale with roots in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, Eris Baker (This Is Us) plays a tricky rabbit who presents her fellow animals with an offer they can't refuse.

Circle Round Presents 'But Why'

This week, we're bringing you an extra-special episode from our friends at the podcast "But Why": Why do we laugh? Why do you feel ticklish when someone tickles you? Why can't you tickle yourself? We learn about how humor develops with Gina Mireault of the Infant Laughter Project at Northern Vermont University. Also in the episode we hear about April 1 traditions and we listen in to jokes from our listeners with Vermont comedian Josie Leavitt.

Encore: 'The Happiest Person In The World'

Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") stars in a story about a man chasing happiness--and the elusive shirt that will make him smile again.

All That Glitters, featuring the cast of Story Pirates

This Thai story starring Lee Overtree, Peter McNerney and Meghan O'Neill (hosts of Gimlet's Story Pirates podcast) shines a sparkling light on the treasures that come from honesty, integrity and honor.

Circle Round Presents 'Story Pirates'

A special episode from our friends at Story Pirates.

'A Bird In The Hand' | feat. Danny Burstein ("My Fair Lady") and Rebecca Luker ("The Sound...

In this folktale with roots across Europe and Asia, Broadway legends — and real-life couple — Rebecca Luker (The Music Man, The Sound of Music) and Danny Burstein (My Fair Lady, Moulin Rouge) play a clever bird and the prince who tries to catch her.

'A Bird In The Hand' | feat. Danny Burstein ("My Fair Lady") and Rebecca Luker ("The Sound...

'Three Clever Brothers' | feat. Alexandra Billings (Transparent)

Alexandra Billings (Transparent, Paddleton) stars in this Indian/Persian/Tunisian/Siberian/Iraqi/Uzbekistani folktale about the power of a keen eye and a quick mind.

"The Great Ball Game" | feat. William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Jack Ryan)

In this Native American story, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) portrays a tiny creature who teaches the other animals and birds to appreciate what it means to be different.

"The Great Ball Game" | feat. William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Jack Ryan)

'The Most Powerful Of All' | feat. Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies)

Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies) learns a surprising lesson about size, strength and power in this twist on a folktale from East Asia, India, Spain, Latin America and the southwestern U.S.

'The Most Powerful Of All' | feat. Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies)

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