Folktales

Series produced by Northeast Indiana Public Radio

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Join us for a topical tour around the musical folkworld.

For one hour every week, Julia takes listeners around the world as she explores a theme that touches the human spirit. From steel drum bands to didgeridoos, from Americana to Arabesque, Julia and her listeners consider how the traditions, customs, heritage, and myths of our world have been expressed through music.

Meticulously researched but presented with minimal commentary or interpretation, Julia allows the folktale theme of the week to unfold itself in the mastery of the musicians and their music.


Additional Files

151 Pieces

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Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Employment, Credit: Julia Meek
This week's Folktale of Employment means musical job security for all. Work it out!

Bought by WFIU and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Thoroughfares, Credit: Julia Meek
Musically speaking, on this Folktale of Thoroughfares, it's my way or the highway!

Bought by WFIU and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Riches, Credit: Julia Meek
Money isn't everything...or is it? Hear for yourself this week on our Folktale of Riches.

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Respect, Credit: Julia Meek
Emerson maintained that “Men are respectable only as they respect.” Hear what that sounds like this week on Folktales.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', and WFIU


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Promises, Credit: Julia Meek
We vow to make this a Folktale you can't bear to miss--and that's a promise.

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jan 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Karma, Credit: Julia Meek
Call it Kismet...call it fate...Do good and it will follow you. Hear for yourself this week on Folktales!

Bought by 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), and WFIU


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Adventure, Credit: Julia Meek
This week on Folktales, we're going upward & onward with a world of adventuresome music! Dare to join us?

Bought by 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), and WFIU


  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Uncertainty, Credit: Julia Meek
What's next? Who could know? Should I stay or should I go? That's what the Folktale of Uncertainty is ALL about!

Bought by 'The Sea', 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Gatherings, Credit: Julia Meek
As the old campfire song goes, the more we get together, the happier we'll be...so here's hoping you'll join us this week for the Folktale of Gathe...

Bought by WFIU and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Lunar Fancy, Credit: Julia Meek
All eyes and ears are pointed to that heavenly nightsky, this edition of Folktales, so grab a moonbeam, and join us on this musical flight of Lunar...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Ice Formations, Credit: Julia Meek
In our part of the folkworld, the ice formations have arrived. We're gathering music on this frigid topic, so bundle up and get ready to join our e...

Bought by 'The Sea', WLPR, and WFIU


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Folktale of The Insect World, Credit: Julia Meek
There MAY be bugs on some of you slugs--hope you'll join us for a musical inspection this week on the Folktale of the Insect World!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Rainfall, Credit: Julia Meek
From drought, to drizzle, to deluge precipitation is an ancient key--or curse--to a folkworld's prosperity. That's the chart this week's Folktale i...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2012
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Ever suffer a 'brain cloud' as"Joe vs. the Volcano" did? Fear not--you're in good company--and on this week's show, you'll learn how to turn the cl...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR, WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Jealousy, Credit: Julia Meek
As they say in Danish folktales, if envy were a fever, all the world would be ill. That's the medical malady we're tracking on this week's folktale...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Imagination, Credit: Julia Meek
Suspend your disbelief for an hour, and join us for this most musically imaginative Folktale!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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You can't stand up to the night until you understand what's hiding in its shadows. For a musical guide to these nocturnal mysteries, join us this w...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, WFIU, WLPR, WFIU and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Friendship, Credit: Julia Meek
A bit of Aristotelian advice, good buddy: "The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend." That's what this week's Folktale is all about.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Tomorrows, Credit: Julia Meek
Some say that your present thoughts are sharing your future experiences--How & why? Where & when? Look to the horizon, and join us for the Folktale...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU, WLPR and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Curses!, Credit: Julia Meek
Curses! THIS week's Folktale is 'doomed' to explore hexes, vexes, oaths & other forms of musical evil will, and a voo-doo or two, just for good (or...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU, and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 5