Folktales

Series produced by Northeast Indiana Public Radio

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Join us for a topical tour around the musical folkworld.

For one hour every week, Julia takes listeners around the world as she explores a theme that touches the human spirit. From steel drum bands to didgeridoos, from Americana to Arabesque, Julia and her listeners consider how the traditions, customs, heritage, and myths of our world have been expressed through music.

Meticulously researched but presented with minimal commentary or interpretation, Julia allows the folktale theme of the week to unfold itself in the mastery of the musicians and their music.


Additional Files

174 Pieces

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Caption: WBOI's Folktale of the Afterlife, Credit: Julia Meek
Let's face it--that 'final passage' is the most difficult stage of life for 'the departed' AND the loved ones left behind--and it's that road we tr...

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), KCMJ Community Radio, WFIU, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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It's a universal belief that "travel broadens the mind," so we're adding music to your itinerary this week, with an hour of Folktales adventure on ...

Bought by WLPR and WFIU


  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
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It's setbacks, hard knocks and obstacles of every sort we deal w/ on this Folktale of Misfortune--in the finest of musical perspectives. Ready for ...

Bought by WFIU, WLPR , and WFIU


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Birdsong, Credit: Julia Meek
We're welcoming spring time this edition of Folktales, sharing 'tweets & twitters' of a MOST ornithological variety!

Bought by 'The Sea', WLPR , WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Grace, Credit: Julia Meek
Ah, grace...it's a state we'd all like to be in, and a trait we can't ever get enough of--this week on Folktales, we're translating that sentiment ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KCMJ Community Radio, WLPR , WFIU, WLPR and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Cabin Fever, Credit: Julia Meek
Got a case of seasonal stir crazies? Feeling those Snowbelt blues? An hour of over-the-radio musical medicine is being dispensed this week on the F...

Bought by WFIU, WFIU, WLPR , WLPR , WFIU and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind"--that's Gandhi's wise signal for a peaceable world, and points us in the direction of this...

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR , WFIU and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Folktale of The Road to Perdition, Credit: Julia Meek
It's fire and brimstone lighting our way this week on Folktales, with a Stygian batch of netherworldly music to share--hope you can join us for an ...

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR , KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Angels, Credit: Julia Meek
It's a celestial assortment of divinely inspired music from around the globe on this week's show--hope you can join us for the "Folktale of Angels"!

Bought by WFIU, 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR , WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Giving Thanks, Credit: Julia Meek
Gratitude IS the best attitude--and this week on Folktales, we're tracking this theory around the musical globe, with the Folktale of Giving Thanks.

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Financial Affairs, Credit: Julia Meek
This week on Folktales, it's a world of finance we're investing in, through a most musical rate of exchange--you can bank on it!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR , and WFIU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Lullabies, Credit: Julia Meek
Sweet dreams are everyone's nocturnal ambition, and on this week's Folktale, we're traveling the world of golden slumbers to get you in the mood!

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR , and WFIU


  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Darkness, Credit: Julia Meek
It's a musical world of darkness we're exploring on this edition of Folktales--and you won't need a headlamp to find us!

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, KCMJ Community Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Magic, Credit: Julia Meek
Abracadabra! This week on Folktales, we're tracking supernatural phenomena around the musical worlds they mesmerize. A frightfully fun show--hope y...

Bought by WFIU, WFIU, KFOK-LPFM, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:02
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Solidarity, Credit: Julia Meek
It's group spirit--and strength this Folktale of Solidarity highlights, in the finest of musical traditions!

Bought by WFIU, 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Redemption, Credit: Julia Meek
This week's Folktale finds us on the quest of reparation, reclamation and second chances around the musical globe--after all--who doesn't want a sh...

Bought by WFIU, 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), KCMJ Community Radio, WFIU and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Patience, Credit: Julia Meek
It's a steadfast journey this Folktale makes--around the musical globe--you'll want to join us, because, as they say in many a folkworld, patience ...

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Folktale of Education, Credit: Julia Meek
We're traveling around the world of knowledge on this week's back-to-school edition of Folktales, in the finest of 'musical continuing ed' traditio...

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR , KCMJ Community Radio, and WFIU


  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Workloads, Credit: Julia Meek
Grab the elbow grease and clock in--this week's Folktale is riding the wheels of production around the globe!

Bought by WFIU, WLPR , WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 11
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On this week's Folktale, we're chasing guile, duplicity, and random acts of falsehood around the musical globe--and that's the truth!

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8