Anansi Storytime

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

33 episodes of Anansi Storytime since the first episode, which aired on September 22nd, 2016.

  • 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.

  • S1: Journey For The Golden Tower (Bonus)

    December 30th, 2016  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 16 secs
    magic, original, season 1

    Summary: A story about a boy who leaves home for fame and glory and returns with what really matters.

  • S1: Doctor Knowall

    September 23rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 30 secs
    europe, germany, season 1

    Culture: Germany. Based on a story by: Brothers Grimm. Summary: A silly story about a very fortunate peasant.

  • S1: The Sweep And The Noble Lady

    September 23rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  10 mins 21 secs
    asia, middle east, season 1

    Culture: Middle East. Based on a Story by: Sir Richard Burton. Summary: A story about a poor man who finds himself in an unexpected turn of fortune.

  • S1: The Island Of Skeletons

    September 23rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 57 secs
    magic, monsters, native american, north america, season 1

    Culture: North American Native American. Based on a Story by: Margaret Compton. Summary: A story about how a young boy’s kindness helps him to overcome adversity.

  • S1: The Story Of Hassebu

    September 23rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 2 secs
    africa, animals, season 1, swahili

    Culture: Swahili. Based on a story by: Andrew Lang. Summary: A story about a boy’s misadventures with the King of the Snakes.

  • S1: Tortoise And The King

    September 23rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 54 secs
    africa, animals, season 1, yoruba

    Culture: Yoruba. Based on a Story by: M. I. Ogumefu. Summary: A tale about a clever Tortoise and his efforts to marry the king’s daughter.

  • S1: The Valiant Tailor

    September 23rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 45 secs
    europe, germany, monsters, season 1

    Culture: Germany. Based on a Story by: The Brothers Grimm. Summary: The story of a boisterous tailor’s adventures.

  • S1: Goonur, The Woman Doctor

    September 22nd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 57 secs
    aboriginal austrailian, animal, australia, magic, season 1

    Culture(s): Aboriginal. Based on a story by: Unknown. Summary: A story about how a family can live in peace if they just listen to their mother.

  • S1: Why The Sea Is Salt

    September 22nd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 36 secs
    device, europe, magic, norway, season 1

    Culture: Norwegian. Based on a Story by: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. Summary: The tale of two brothers' misadventure with a magical handmill.

  • S1: The Shepherd And The Daughters Of The Sun

    September 22nd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  11 mins 35 secs
    gods, inca, season 1, south america, tragedy

    Culture: Inca. Based on a Story by: Sir Clements Markham. Summary: A shepherd and a princess’s pursuit of forbidden love.