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Synopsis

Thoughtfully-selected folktales from around the world are adapted for today's families and feature top talent from the stage and screen. With original music and sound design, these stories delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity. Geared for kids ages 4 to 10 and their grown-ups; created and produced by parents of young children.

Episodes

  • The Fire Within feat. Maz Jobrani

    The Fire Within feat. Maz Jobrani

    06/04/2021 Duration: 18min

    Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani (Pandemic Warrior, Back To School With Maz Jobrani) plays a wise man with an on-fire imagination in this clever tale from Turkey, Balochistan, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, the West Indies, and the Hispano community of New Mexico.

  • The Governor’s Puzzle feat. Tiffany Espensen

    The Governor’s Puzzle feat. Tiffany Espensen

    30/03/2021 Duration: 22min

    Tiffany Espensen (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kirby Buckets) stars in this Chinese folktale about thinking outside the box and inside the boat.

  • Encore: The Queens Gift

    Encore: The Queen's Gift

    23/03/2021 Duration: 18min

    This favorite episode from our archives is in loving memory of an actor you've heard in numerous Circle Round stories, including this one: Delores King Williams.

  • Mangoes in the Middle feat. Utkarsh Ambudkar

    Mangoes in the Middle feat. Utkarsh Ambudkar

    16/03/2021 Duration: 17min

    In this tale from India, Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs a Marathon, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme) plays an ingenious royal advisor who cunningly proves the true owner of a fruitful treasure.

  • Counting Crocodiles feat. Tiya Sircar

    Counting Crocodiles feat. Tiya Sircar

    09/03/2021 Duration: 19min

    In this playful tale from Indonesia and Malaysia, Tiya Sircar (Star Wars Rebels, The Good Place) plays a cunning mouse deer who teaches a cantankerous crocodile a lesson.

  • The Uncommon Offering feat. Ruthie Ann Miles

    The Uncommon Offering feat. Ruthie Ann Miles

    02/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    Tony Award Winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, All Rise) stars in this Paraguayan story about giving the most rare and precious gift of all.

  • The Red Leather Shoes feat. Madhur Jaffrey amp Aasif Mandvi

    The Red Leather Shoes feat. Madhur Jaffrey & Aasif Mandvi

    23/02/2021 Duration: 22min

    Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Evil) and Madhur Jaffrey (Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation, I Feel Bad) co-star in this Indian story about a wise king, a generous shoemaker, and a priceless pair of shoes.

  • The Wind Catcher feat. Lea Salonga

    The Wind Catcher feat. Lea Salonga

    16/02/2021 Duration: 21min

    Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) headlines this Marshallese tale about how the first sailboat came to be.

  • Encore: One Speckled Hen

    Encore: One Speckled Hen

    09/02/2021 Duration: 20min

    This week, we bring back a favorite story from the archives: Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Full Monty) stars in a Jewish tale that tests the old adage, "Finders keepers, losers weepers."

  • All The King’s Dogs feat. Rory Culkin amp Jeremy Sisto

    All The King’s Dogs feat. Rory Culkin & Jeremy Sisto

    02/02/2021 Duration: 20min

    Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order, FBI) and Rory Culkin (Waco, Halston) co-star in this Hungarian story about two farmers, one wise king, and a whole mess of canines.

  • The Fishermen’s Leftovers feat. Marc delaCruz

    The Fishermen’s Leftovers feat. Marc delaCruz

    26/01/2021 Duration: 19min

    In this magical tale from Japan, Marc delaCruz (If/Then, Hamilton) plays a lowly cook whose kitchen scraps bring him a golden reward.

  • The Horse of a Different Color feat. Christina Anthony amp Lindsay Mendez

    The Horse of a Different Color feat. Christina Anthony & Lindsay Mendez

    19/01/2021 Duration: 24min

    Christina Anthony (Mixed-ish, Key & Peele) and Tony winner Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, All Rise) play a one-of-a-kind horse and rider in this enchanted tale from across the Spanish-speaking world.

  • The Head and the Heart feat. Hrishikesh Hirway amp Joshua Malina

    The Head and the Heart feat. Hrishikesh Hirway & Joshua Malina

    12/01/2021 Duration: 26min

    Joshua Malina (The West Wing, Scandal) and Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, The West Wing Weekly) co-star in this Jewish tale about two brothers who make two very different ways in the world.

  • Three Little Critters feat. Mason Gooding amp Allen Maldonado

    Three Little Critters feat. Mason Gooding & Allen Maldonado

    05/01/2021 Duration: 24min

    Mason Gooding (Love, Victor; Scream 5) and Allen Maldonado (Sneakerheads, The Last O.G.) co-star in this East African story about the big power of a little teamwork.

  • Encore: The Emperors Challenge

    Encore: The Emperor's Challenge

    29/12/2020 Duration: 23min

    As we ring in the new year, we bring back a favorite episode about planting the seeds of honesty, starring Nikki SooHoo (Star Wars Resistance, The Resident) and Christine Toy Johnson (Iron Fist, Come From Away).

  • Encore: A Bird in the Hand

    Encore: A Bird in the Hand

    22/12/2020 Duration: 16min

    As we celebrate the winter holidays, we revisit a favorite episode from season two: Broadway legends Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein play a talking bird and spoiled prince who explore the meaning of true wisdom.

  • Ariana’s Music feat. Mireille Enos

    Ariana’s Music feat. Mireille Enos

    15/12/2020 Duration: 19min

    Mireille Enos (Hanna, The Killing) headlines this new spin on an ancient Greek legend about an instrument that captivates everyone who hears it, whether they have skin, scales, hair, hides, feathers, or fur.

  • The Three Tests feat. Kiera Allen

    The Three Tests feat. Kiera Allen

    08/12/2020 Duration: 20min

    Kiera Allen (Run) plays a wise woman whose cleverness is tested by her father long after he's gone in this story from Armenia, Greece, Russia, Germany and Hungary.

  • The Twin Monkeys feat. Julia Nickson amp Lizzy Capri

    The Twin Monkeys feat. Julia Nickson & Lizzy Capri

    01/12/2020 Duration: 22min

    Julia Nickson (Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Unbidden) and YouTuber Lizzy Capri headline this Tibetan and Burmese tale about finding treasure, playing tricks, and monkeying around.

  • Simple Gifts: Circle Rounds Season-of-Giving Special

    Simple Gifts: Circle Round's Season-of-Giving Special

    24/11/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    To celebrate the season of giving, we bring you a special mega-episode revisiting four of your favorite Circle Round stories about generosity.

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