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.


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Some people, and causes are worth the world, and that's the passion we're tracking this week, in the finest of musical modes. We're quite attached ...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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As many folktworlds believe: "If you can think it, you can do it." That's the attitude we're adopting this week, on the 'Folktale of Possibility'--...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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From ABC's to 1-2-3's, our Foktale of Knowledge is a fount of musical wisdom. Hope you can spend the hour with us, and who knows? You just might le...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Autumn, Credit: Julia Meek
In our folkworld, Fall is in the air, and this week on Folktales, it's on in airwaves as well, so grab a sweater and a smile, and join us!

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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From gentle breezes to nor'easters, squalls and unrelenting gales, it’s these air currents that carry us to every corner of the musical world this ...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Community Support, Credit: Julia Meek
It's fund raising time in our folkworld, and we're saying hats off to YOU, our public radio family, with this special Folktale of Community Support!

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:18:19
  • Purchases: 7
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As Anais Nin would say: "Dreams are necessary to life". Take an hour to find out why, this week on Folktales, and in the meantime: Dream on...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Color Schemes, Credit: Julia Meek
This week on Folktales, life is a coloring book, and we're filling it in with bold strokes of audio from every corner of the globe! Got your paint ...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Obstacles of any sort are bitter pills to swallow, and what you make of them is often the final, and finest challenge. We're sharing musical reflec...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Mum is not always the word, and cats DO have a way of getting let out of the bag...musical proof will be uncovered this week on the Folktale of Sec...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktales of Simplicity, Credit: Julia Meek
If you stop to take a breath in this fast-paced world, you may get run over! If you can spare an hour, and put life on hold, this week's edition of...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Sharing, Credit: Julia Meek
Humanitarian Hervé Kempf suggests: “Consume less; share better.” Hope you can share an hour of your time to hear how it's done!

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Bells, Credit: Julia Meek
We're letting it peal as we ring in the New Year this week on Folktales, with an assortment of sounds that resonate around the globe--hope you can...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles...if you have an hour to spare for a Folktale this busy week, you can hear how it ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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This time of year, love is in the air, world round--and on this edition, we're following it's enticing call! If you can spare an hour, we'd just lo...

Bought by WFIU, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WFIU, and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Parting, Credit: Julia Meek
“Goodbyes, they often come in waves.” That's how the humorous American author, Jarod Kintz sees it--and this week's Folktale will show you what the...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Seeings believing...or is it? We're tracking 2nd guesses, hesitation and other doubtful acts through the music they have inspired this week--firmly...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of the Market Place, Credit: Julia Meek
This week's edition of Folktales finds us "Shopping 'til we drop", in a wide variety of musical fashions-- and as J.C. Penney would say: It's all i...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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“Shame is a soul eating emotion", according to C.G. Jung. Hope you can spare an your to hear what that sounds like this week on Folktales--it would...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Unity, Credit: Julia Meek
“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.” A stock reminder via Alexandre Dumas for our rally round the radio this week on th...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6