Bedtime Stories Free Audio Stories Tales from the Lilypad for Kids & Family Podcast

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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Episode 37: Hootie the Northern Pygmy Owl

It's the Lilypad's third birthday!  Episode 37 is a rerecording of the first Tales from the Lilypad Episode: Hootie, the Northern Pygmy Owl. Poor Hootie is very afraid of the daylight.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Episode 36: Theseus and the Minotaur

In this retelling and rearrangement of the Greek myth by Marlene Wurfel, the hero Theseus slays the dreadful minotaur at the heart of King Mino's labyrinth.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Episode 34: The Moosicorn Part I

Episode 34: The Moosicorn is a Tales from the Lilypad Original about a mythical creature of the boreal forests of Canada who is searching for someone like him.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Episode 33: The Potlatch

This Episode features a short story by Canadian storyteller E. Pauline Johnson. She describes the West Coast tradition of a Potlatch through the eyes of a little boy named Talapus, or Prairie Wolf, who lived on Vancouver Island and longed to visit the mainland of British Columbia when Canada was first becoming a nation to experience his first Potlatch.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Episode 31: Puff and Rose

This is a Tales from the Lilypad remix of the Puff the Magic dragon song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, popularized by the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 hit. In this retelling by Marlene Wurfel, a modern little girl named Rose finds Puff hidden in a cave in the land called Honalee. This episode features an acoustic guitar version of the song Puff the Magic Dragon by Jorge Nolla. His website is:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Episode 30: An Arctic Fairy Tale

Remember kids: if you ever find three baby fairies, alone, hungry, and crying in a clump of moss, take them under your wing, feed them flies and berries, and tell them stories all winter long until they are strong enough to make it on their own.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Episode 29: Hurley the Alpine Gnome

This Tales from the Lilypad original bedtime story for kids & family is about an Alpine Gnome gnamed Hurley. After a long day of rescuing animals in the rugged cold of the Rocky Mountains, will Hurley return home to his loving family? Only Lily gnows...