Anansi Storytime

The Fairy Tale Audio Drama

About the show

Telling Fairy Tales and Folklore from cultures all over the world as audio plays.

This show is part of the Story Forge Network.

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  • S2: Anansi, Coyote, and the Magic Radio (Bonus)

    September 29th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 9 secs
    anansi, artifact, bonus, comedy, coyote, magic, original, season 2

    Hi! I'm Coyote and I'm... Gonna step in for a second to talk about what happened. You see, I was trying to come talk to my friend Anansi when... well then after that you see... then... oh! A radio! When I turned it on... Oh... yeah I probably shouldn't have done that.

  • S2: The Field of Boliauns

    August 4th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  6 mins 45 secs
    celtic, europe, leprechaun, season 2

    A story about a man who abandoned his search for wealth, when he discovers it’s all a crock.

  • S2: The King and the Fisherman

    July 7th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  5 mins 35 secs
    asia, persia, season 2

    A story about a clever fisherman who nets a quick profit with a minnow-mum of effort.

  • S2: Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary

    June 9th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  10 mins 54 secs
    europe, ireland, season 2

    A story about two greedy farmers, who reaped what they sowed, when their neighbor milked them for all they were worth.

  • S2: When Till Eulenspiegel Baked Owls and Monkeys

    May 12th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  6 mins 27 secs
    europe, germany, season 2

    A story about a traveling troublemaker who, kneading money, bought a breadmaker’s ire with some half-baked shenanigans.

  • S2: How the Camel Got His Hump

    April 21st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  6 mins 13 secs
    animal, comedy, fable, season 2

    A story about how a Jinn sends a lazy camel Alpaca-ing.

  • S2: The Sagacious Boar and Monkey

    March 14th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  6 mins 48 secs
    asia, fable, japan, season 2

    A story based on a Japanese Fable of a tricky monkey's attempt to continue usefulness to their human master.

  • S2: Building Asgard's Wall

    February 3rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 54 secs
    europe, loki, norse, season 2

    A story about a nightmare of a deal that goes rough shod when horsing around gets in the way.

  • S2: How Orunmilla Tricked Death

    December 27th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  5 mins 14 secs
    africa, comedy, gods, orisha, season 2, yoruba

    A story about how Orunmila helped a mother protect her son from Iku, the incarnation of death.

  • S2: How a Man Was Bewitched and Had His Head Shaved by Foxes [Contains Mature Themes]

    November 22nd, 2017  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 24 secs
    asia, japan, kitsune, season 2

    A story about how everything comes up tails when a man is outfoxed on a wager.

    This episode contains descriptions of torture. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • S2: Why Coyote Stopped Imitating His Friends

    October 22nd, 2017  |  Season 2  |  10 mins 28 secs
    animals, caddo, coyote, native american, north america, season 2

    A story about how Coyote, despite dogged determination, was left lupining for his friends gifts.

  • S2: Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs

    July 19th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 46 secs
    africa, akan, anansi, animal, gods, season 2

    Culture: Akan. Based on a story by: Farida Salifu. Summary: A story about a spider whose eyes are too big for his stomach and his legs.

  • S2: Maui Snares The Sun

    April 18th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  12 mins 48 secs
    gods, oceania, polynesia, season 2

    Culture: Polynesian. Based on a story by: W.D. Westervelt. Summary: A story of when Maui unlocked the underworld’s door to the heavens, he thought he was doing a great good for his people. But when the sun, a thoughtless creature of heat and light, brings calamity to his people, Maui finds his work is far from finished.

  • S2: The Golden Apple of Discord

    February 5th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  8 mins 17 secs
    europe, gods, greece, season 2

    Culture: Greek. Based on a story by: Ovid. Summary: A story about the troubles caused by a slighted goddess who uses a golden apple to avenge herself when she was kept out of a feast.