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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Episode 47: The Crone at the Castle Door

The boy who serves and prepares oatmeal for the King and Queen of a cold castle atop windy bluffs, and the girl who serves and prepares oatmeal for the King and Queen wish something would happen. Then comes a knock at the castle door on a dark and stormy night. Download this episode (right click and save)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Episode 46: Little Red Riding Hood

This story is by special request. Perhaps the most iconic and potent fairytale ever told: Little Red Riding Hood. Tales from the Lilypad does a retelling and rearrangement by Marlene Wurfel for Kids & Family. Special guest appearance by Bluebell the Bluebird as Little Red Riding Hood.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Episode 45: Cat and Mouse in Partnership

This Tales from the Lilypad Episode is about a Cat and Mouse who set up house together. They're in love. But can they make it work? This is a centuries old story that still has relevance. Retold and rearranged here by Marlene Wurfel.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Episode 43: Daiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad

This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel is a sappy one about a dryad, or tree spirit, who inhabits a Balsam Poplar tree. She experiences arboreal time and uses her empathy to create a healing balm which is often used in the preparation of Balm of Gilead.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Episode 42: Peter Not-a-Rabbit Cottontail and the Easter Rabbit Hole

In this Tales from the Lilypad original Easter story for kids, especially for bedtime or a roadtrip with kids, Peter, who is not a rabbit, discovers where Easter baskets come from... happy spring! from the Lilypad. Story and narration by Marlene Wurfel.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Episode 41: Sleepy Time with Yak Yeti and Baby Mountain Goat

This is a 16 minute sleep meditation for kids designed to help children fall asleep. Caution: may cause drowsiness, sleepiness, napping, well-restedness and peace and quiet. You might want to download it as an MP3 so you can listen to it offline: Download this episode (right click and save) or set the Sleep Timer (or other setting) on your podcast app to prevent the next episode from automatically playing.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Episode 40: The Curse on the Crystal Castle

This story was created from a randomly generated fairytale prompt: The story is about a brave girl who must break a curse, defeat a giant, and find a magic ring to defeat a tyrant. Things are complicated by a jealous rival. Assistance comes in the form of a magic swan. You can try it too at: http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/fairytaleplot.htm

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Episode 39: A Trip to Gingerbread Land

A Christmas Story for Kids & Family especially to help your kids fall asleep on Christmas Eve, one of the shortest days of the year, and the longest of nights. In this story, inspired by a 1934 version by Einar Nerman, siblings ride a gingerbread train to Gingerbread Land on the eve of St. Lucia's day.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Episode 38: Arachne Gets Revenge

This Tales From the Lilypad original by Marlene Wurfel is a mash-up of new story and ancient Greek myth. There are bits from Theseus and the Minotaur, bits from Arachne and Athena's story, bits from Charlotte's Web, and entirely new bits, all woven together for contemporary heros and princessess. Warning: contains lots and lots of spiders.