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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Episode 14: Joy the Christmas Mouse

A re-release from deep in the Tales from the Lilypad archive. Joy! Sweetness! Christmas sweaters! What will the kind janitor who works in the candy cane factory do when he finds the mice's Christmas village under the pile of rejected boxes?

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Episode 84: Three Pumpkin-Spiced Witchy Ghosty Stories for Halloween

With special guests including 'Snake' the Witch and 'Fiddle' the Fairy Happy Halloween from Lily, a frog. Three stories about a tiny family that lives in a pumpkin, a little ghost who learns a lesson about overcoming his fears from a smart little witch, and a sequel to Twin Baby Unicorn's called The Witch's Recovery.  "The Tiny Family Who Lives in a Pumpkin" and "Boo" by Marlene Wurfel "The Witch's Recovery" by Tiffany Passey Music: Tiptoe out the Back by Dan 'Lebo' Leibowitz courtesy YouTube Audio Library

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Episode 83: The Forest Library featuring Lexi the Squirrel Librarian

This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel follows Lily, the frog, on a trip to the forest library. Featuring Lexi the Squirrel Librarian who reads a story within a story within a story. Welcome to storytime in the forest.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Episode 82: Star Lore

A blend of storytelling, ambient music and meditation celebrating the changing of seasons and the starry night sky. Ochek the Fisher from Cree star lore, Orion's dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor from Roman antiquity, the Blackfoot story of Lost Children in the stars, Lyra the Harp and Cetus the Whale reinvented plus Inuit, Indian, Ukrainian and Chinese mythologies about the constellations are combined in this episode with love to and from the stars and everyone who has gazed up at them and told a story. Orca sounds from

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Episode 81: The Ranchland Gnomes

Hilda and Tumbles, ranchland gnomes, with their twins River and Kit, figure out how to frighten a rattlesnake in this western gnome story.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Episode 80: Stone Soup

Stone Soup written and retold by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad listeners in 2021. Soldiers travelling home after a war encounter villagers who are afraid of strangers and have forgotten how "to neighbour."

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Episode 79: Have You Seen This Frog

In this episode, Lily answers questions from listeners including the number 1 question: Are you really a frog? You can find older episodes here to stream or download. Kids can email letters and pictures to: Or, message through Facebook: Music for this episode: Camping by Matti Paalanen

Friday, April 30, 2021

Episode 78: Three Fables for Spring and Summer

Happy Spring! Three of Aesop's fables rewritten and rearranged for young audiences by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad.  The Lark and Her Young Ones The Plane Tree and The Gnat and the Ox Original music by Reid Alexander Whelton

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Episode 77: The Royal Rabbit

A literary fairytale by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. A remixing, rearrangment, retelling, re-mash of A.A. Milne's "The Rabbit Prince." The Royal Rabbit is about some-bunny with courage, intelligence, and determination: somebunny like you.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Episode 76: Return to the Crystal Castle

Another original story written by Marlene Wurfel especially for Tales from the Lilypad listeners everywhere. Return to the Crystal Castle with an ambitious princess for some adventure in the moonlight. Will Princess Dee succeed in a heroes quest?  Intro music by Reid Alexander Whelton FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: Artist:

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Episode 75: Chuckles and the Wolverine

An original story by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. Chuckles the Snow Gnome performs a daring rescue in the snow-covered boreal forest. He saves a wolverine. But who will save chuckles? Intro music by Reid Alexander Whelton. Sound effects courtesy Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Licence and a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via Thank you Pedaling Prince.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Episode 73: The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

A short fable by LaFontaine performed and arranged by Marlene Wurfel with a special guest: Vancouver Island's Captain Thunderpants.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Episode 72: Stella Star Walker and her White Wolf Neon

This is 15 minutes of relaxation and visualization. Stella Starwalker and her wolf, Neon, stroll through the starscape. They drink from the Milky Way, they see Pleiades, Orion, and other constellations, rest by the Tree of Life, and eventually fall asleep as the sun rises. What do star wolves dream of? Star bunnies, of course.

Be well, Darlings. 

Music "Other World 7" by Almusic34 via and a Creative Commons License

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Episode 71: Teddy Bear Island Loving Kindness Meditation

Teddy Bear Island II: Waffles learns a Loving Kindness Meditation Technique from Tuffy the Griz Music courtesy of YouTube’s Audio Library: “Whispering Stream” by E’s Jammy Jams “Somnolent” by The Tides & AnaCaptainslogue by Noir et Blanc Vie Meditation technique inspired with gratitude by a Loving-Kindness meditation by Dr. Emma Seppala, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.