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

172 Pieces

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Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Disagreement, Credit: Julia Meek
If you think life is one big happy ball of consensus, on this week's Folktale of Disagreement, we choose to differ!

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Going Nowhere, Credit: Julia Meek
A dead-end street is a good place to turn around--and that's the musical direction this week's edition of Folktales is headed--ready to follow along?

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


  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Caring and Comfort, Credit: Julia Meek
"Healing the hurt" is an ancient and universal custom--well preserved in the finest of musical traditions. Hear how it works on our Folktale of Car...

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Springtime, Credit: Julia Meek
We're definitely springing into the season, this edition of Folktales--with Mother Nature as our musical guide! Hope you are in the mood to be goin...

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Superlatives, Credit: Julia Meek
We all want the "bests' in life, and this week's Folktale is heading for the musical summit--we challenge you can step up to the plate with this "S...

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


  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Matrimony, Credit: Julia Meek
This month, those wedding bells are ringing, world round, and don't look now, but on this week's matrimonial edition of Folktales, here comes the b...

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


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Transportation, Credit: Julia Meek
On this week's episode, we're on the go, and test-driving a world of good music, so buckle up and get moving! We're ready to roll, with the Folktal...

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


  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: WBOI's Folkale of Stormy Weather, Credit: Julia Meek
It's clouding up this week on Folktales, and the silver lining we're seeking is a world of good music devoted to Stormy Weather!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Reflection, Credit: Julia Meek
We're meandering along a wellspring of musical musings this week on our Folktale of Reflection--hope you can join us.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR , WFIU and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Greetings!, Credit: Julia Meek
Hey there! It's Salutations, regards, and warm welcomes we're distributing this episode--so expect a most musical reception, on this Folktale of Gr...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of The Silver Screen, Credit: Julia
It's Lights! Camera! Action! AND music, this edition, as we travel the globe for slices of life from the film world that tell an especially fine Fo...

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


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Solitude, Credit: Julia Meek
Alone again and liking it? In this fast-paced world, seclusion may be hard to find--that's what this week's Folktale is all about.

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktales of Desperados, Credit: Julia Meek
It's the baddest of the bad we're up against this Folktale--in the finest of musical traditions.!

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Yearning, Credit: Julia Meek
This week on Folktales, we have an itch to satisfy a world of hungers, thirsts & cravings around the musical globe. Got the hankering to join us?

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Time, Credit: Julia Meek
Tennessee Williams said “Time is the longest distance between two places.” Take an hour to close that gap this week with the Folktale of Time.

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jun 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Hope, Credit: Julia Meek
This week's edition of Folktales is dedicated to music from around the globe, all of a hope-building nature. Need some? Gotta have it! Here's hopin...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', WFIU, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Balance, Credit: Julia Meek
Here's hoping you'll spend an hour with us this week on Folktales for a musical listen to just what hangs in the balance!

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Happiness, Credit: Julia Meek
It's a world of happy dancing we're doing this week on Folktales--care to join us for an hour?

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


  • Added: Aug 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Summertime, Credit: Julia Meek
It's beach blanket bingo and a world of seasonally significant music we're playing this week on the Folktale of Summertime!

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6