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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Episodes

  • 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.

  • S1: Anansi Gives The People Stories

    September 22nd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 38 secs
    africa, anansi, animal, ashanti, ghana, gods, season 1

    Culture: Ashanti, Ghana. Based on: African Storybook Initiative. Summary: The story of how the Spider god Anansi brought stories to humankind.