Circle Round Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
Circle Round

Circle Round

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Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Most Recent Episodes

Practice Makes Progress featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra

Part two of our special summer pop-up series — recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra — is a tale from the Antilles about an aspiring musician and a giant adventure.

Kangaroo And Joey Too featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra

Part one of our special summer pop-up series, recorded live with musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this Aboriginal story from Australia imagines how the kangaroo got her indispensable pouch.

Listeners' Favorite: 'The Piper And The Pooka'

This episode was chosen by you, the fans! Thanks for the submissions! In this Irish folktale, Damian McGinty ("Glee," "Celtic Thunder") stars as a musician with a serious case of butterflies.

Circle Round Spotlight: Babayan And The Magic Star

Yo-Yo Ma narrates the story of a monster named Babayan, and how he changed in ways he never thought possible. To learn more, visit our website at www.wbur.org/circleround,

Circle Round Presents: 'Tumble'

A special episode from our friends at the podcast Tumble, a science podcast for kids.

Circle Round Presents 'Two Princes'

This week, we're bringing you an extra-special episode from our friends at the new Gimlet podcast "Two Princes". Follow Prince Rupert as he sets out to break the mysterious curse that's been looming over his kingdom (literally) his whole life. He's ready to face whatever dastardly villain or vile monster stands in his way. What he isn't prepared for is meeting the handsome Amir, a rival prince on a quest to save his own realm. We're excited to share the first episode with you here. You can listen to all episodes "Two Princes" right now for free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Circle Round Presents: Kids Listen Summer Sampler

We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you the Kids Listen Summer Sampler!

Grandfather Stone feat. Diane Rehm, Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss (Comanche Moon, Parks and Recreation) and NPR's Diane Rehm (The Diane Rehm Show, On My Mind) star in this Seneca tale about a mystical stone who introduces the first stories to the world.

Lazy Jack and the Leprechaun feat. A.J. Buckley, Euan Morton

A.J. Buckley (SEAL Team) and Euan Morton (Hamilton) headline this Irish tale about a lazy fellow who wants to get rich quick, and the conniving leprechaun who has a big trick up his tiny sleeve.

Encore: 'The Skylark'

Miriam Shor ("Younger," "The Americans,") stars in this Portuguese folktale about a feathered creature who gives a young, impatient man a lesson he'll never forget.

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