The Red Leather Shoes feat. Madhur Jaffrey & Aasif Mandvi

The Red Leather Shoes feat. Madhur Jaffrey & ...

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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
23min 20sec
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
22min 10sec
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 we ...
All The King’s Dogs feat. Rory Culkin & Jeremy Sisto
22min 12sec
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
21min 4sec
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 & Lindsay Mendez
25min 48sec
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 & Joshua Malina
27min 3sec
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 & Allen Maldonado
25min 8sec
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 Emperor's Challenge
25min 26sec
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 ...
Encore: A Bird in the Hand
18min 20sec
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 ...
Ariana’s Music feat. Mireille Enos
21min 23sec
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, ...
The Three Tests feat. Kiera Allen
22min 44sec
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 & Lizzy Capri
24min 47sec
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 Round's Season-of-Giving Special
1h 5min
To celebrate the season of giving, we bring you a special mega-episode revisiting four of your favorite Circle Round stories about generosity.
The Basilisk’s Stare feat. Nabiyah Be & Evan Whitten
19min 43sec
In this tale inspired by a Polish legend, Nabiyah Be (Black Panther, Daisy Jones & The Six) and Evan Whitten (The Resident, Mr. Robot) face off against a fantastical creature whose gaze turns people t ...
The Fantastic Fiddle feat. Adam Irigoyen
23min 49sec
This Hispanic tale from the Southwest U.S. stars Adam Irigoyen (Away, Shake It Up) as a fiddler whose magical instrument brings the world to its feet, and the guilty to their knees.
Little Frog’s Big Voice feat. Alex Brightman & Dyllón Burnside
20min 28sec
Dyllón Burnside (POSE, Prideland) and Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock - The Musical) co-star in this Australian story about small critters, giant egos, and why frogs croak.
The Extraordinary Pine Cone feat. Kelly Jenrette & John Carroll Lynch
21min 51sec
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid's Tale, Uncorked) and John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story, The Founder) headline this Estonian/Finnish story about how very far a little generosity can go.
Coyote’s Flame feat. Brittany O’Grady
18min 55sec
In this Native American tale, Brittany O'Grady (Little Voice, Star) plays a cunning creature who uses teamwork to bring light, sun and fire to the dark, cold world.
Encore: Grandfather Stone feat. Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss
22min 3sec
In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we're revisiting this Seneca tale from Season 2 about the origin of stories -- co-starring NPR veteran Diane Rehm and Jonathan Joss (Parks and Recreation, Comanche ...
The Glittering Gourd feat. Glenn Fleshler & Corey Stoll
20min 57sec
Corey Stoll (Billions, West Side Story) and Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Joker) bring to life this Brazilian story about the sweetness of humility and the sting of greed.
The Olive Jar feat. Maggie Siff, Santino Fontana & Denim Richards
24min 54sec
Maggie Siff (Billions, Mad Men), Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Denim Richards (Yellowstone, The Chickasaw Rancher) co-star in this Northern African/Middle Eastern/Jewish tale abo ...
Long Hair and the Waterfall feat. Rosalind Chao
23min 37sec
Rosalind Chao (Mulan, The Joy Luck Club) headlines this Chinese tale about a tall mountain, a big radish, and the magic of giving back to your community.
Little Cu feat. Desmin Borges
24min 16sec
Desmin Borges (You're The Worst, Utopia) plays a tiny bird with an ever-growing ego in this playful story with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Dirt Into Gold feat. Tzi Ma & Jimmy Wong
20min 8sec
Tzi Ma (The Farewell, Mulan) and Jimmy Wong (Wish Dragon, Mulan) co-star in this Burmese tale about turning soil and dirt into an invaluable treasure.
Circle Round: Fan Edition!
32min 56sec
At the end of season 3, we asked fans to send us their own Circle Round story. This week, you’ll hear some of the submissions we received!
Encore: 'The Forbidden Knot'
24min 43sec
This favorite story from season one, starring Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth, Electric Dreams), is about the importance of being honest and keeping your word... especially when you’re a leader i ...
The Charming Flute feat. Amy Hargreaves
26min 13sec
In part four of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Amy Hargreaves (13 Reasons Why, Homeland) plays a mystical flute player who teaches a greedy landowner to sing a different tune.
Encore: 'A Taste Of Honey'
22min 48sec
Hannah Simone ("New Girl") stars alongside her real-life father Naren Simone in a South Asian tale about the power of self-reliance. Download a coloring page for this episode here: ...
Naming the Tree feat. Chloe Coleman
24min 30sec
In part three of our summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chloe Coleman (Timmy Failure, My Spy) stars in an African tale about how bigger isn't always better, and how slow and steady can ...
Encore: 'Latchkey Stew'
22min 58sec
Jurnee Smollett-Bell stars in this classic tale about a young girl who teaches a group of neighbors what it means to really share.
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