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Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from Japan—strange superstitions, folklore and folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing. Show notes and transcripts are available for most episodes at uncannyjapan.com
 
African Folktales is a collective of diverse story traditions originating in Africa, originally passed down through generations by word of mouth. These traditional tales told with a new twist, are not only entertaining but serve to teach a lesson as well. Sometimes of a moral value and other times of survival.
 
This show was created to introduce the listener to folktales, myths and legends. The story will be told and the lessons will be extracted and discussed. A poetic license has been taken with each story and some will be told in an adult fashion (for those I will post adult content),so be ready to be shocked, and entertained. We are in a new time and although the wisdom is good I have adjusted some of the stories to fit the time. Here is a link to a worksheet to help you define the tales for yo ...
 
Stories are a big part of the African culture and growing up in the city of Port-Harcourt, these stories shaped my childhood. Times are different now and these bedtime stories which were passed down through generations are not as popular with children as they once were. This podcast aims to bring these stories to the new generation of African children and introduce everyone else to these wonderful stories from the motherland. The lessons and values learnt from these will never be forgotten. ...
 
Fireside Folktales is a collaborative show that takes myths and legends from around the world and breathes life back into them, transforming them into single-season audio fiction performances. Each story is created by a different writer. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Get in touch with us! We’re looking for stories from all over the world, especially myths from regions such as Africa, South Asia, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, and more! Fireside Folktales is here to help you ...
 
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Today's episode takes us back to Ghana. In this story Anasi the trickster is back and up to his mischievous ways. This story explores the themes of jealousy, anger and revenge. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold If there are any stories you would like to hear…
 
A long time ago there lived an old woman who had the best chicken soup in the market. People would come from all over the land to try this incredible soup. One person that enjoyed it more than the rest was a small boy who came up with a plan to get even more soup to eat. Will his plan work? Or will trying to get more to eat hurt everyone else who w…
 
Everyone is familiar with the Three Wise Monkeys or as they're called in Japan Sanzaru (Three Monkeys). But did you know the See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil creatures are actually a Japanese play on words? They're also an important part of an old folk belief that has to do with three worms escaping your body and a large deity with six arms a…
 
Today's episode is is from the Northern parts of Uganda. This story introduces us to Angwech, a mighty warrior and the first femake village chief of Lira. The themes of bravery, humility and love for community are also explored in Angwech's life. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some pl…
 
In the Seven Hills we find a strong and hungry lion who would eat one animal a day for his dinner. One of the animals, a very smart hare, did not want to become the lion's dinner! The hare plans to play a trick on the strong and hungry lion so he doesn't get eaten. Will the plan work? Listen to hear if the hare will escape becoming dinner. Produced…
 
Today's episode is a Shona story from beautiful Zimbabwe. In this story, we see the kindness of the king, as well as how happy and united all the animals can be. We also once again get to see the cunning nature of the rabbit. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this sto…
 
Once there was a King who had everything you would want in the world. However, he still wasn’t happy. Food, music, treasure he had it all, but it just wasn’t enough. So the King created a plan to find the happiest man in the land and take all of his joy. Will the plan work? Will the King be happy? Or will he just stay sad? Produced by ABF Creative …
 
Today's episode sees us visiting South Africa once again. In this story, we learn about the importance of unity and how the ants struggled without it. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/38339/38339-h/38339-h.htm#Page_10 South…
 
A Muramasa blade is one of exceptional quality and great bloodlust. It's called a youtou (妖刀) in Japanese. Depending on how you translate that, it could mean cursed sword, mystic sword, or demon sword. In this episode I talk about one of the most well known youtou made by Muramasa Sengo. Show Notes and Transcript Available Visit the Uncanny Japan w…
 
Today's episode takes us back to Marrakech, Morocco. It is a very good example to always be kind to people for you never know where your blessings may come from. The story references a Moroccan hammam, this is a steam room where people go to clean themselves. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. So sit back and Relax, let me take you back to…
 
For today's episode, we take a trip back to South Sudan. In this story, the cunning and greedy hare tries to fool his family in order to keep all the food to himself. This story teaches us that you cannot fool people all the time and the truth will one day catch up with you. "Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner" - Nigerian Adage I hope yo…
 
In Japan the Shichifukujin or Seven Lucky Gods appear in a boat on the first day of the year to impart various kinds of luck on those they deem worthy. Show Notes and Transcript Available Visit the Uncanny Japan website to read the show notes and transcript. Credits Intro and outro music by Julyan Ray Matsuura Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuur…
 
For today's episode, we will be visiting the Igbo people of Nigeria. This story shows how one good turn can lead to another. We also get to see how clever the Rabbit is. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: African Folk Tales - Hugh Vernon-Jackson If there ar…
 
For today's episode, we will be visiting the Maasai people in Kenya. This story explores the concepts of greed, betrayal and of course the cunning nature of the Hare. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: http://www.johntyman.com/africa/folk/#3 If there are an…
 
Today's episode is our first from the Northern parts of Africa. It takes us to Marrakech, Morocco. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. So sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read this story: The Last Storytellers: Tales from the heart of Morocco - Richard Hamilton If there are any stories you would like to hear, pl…
 
For today's episode, we are back with the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. This story highlights the importance of being true and trustworthy. We are once again shown Anansi's terrible qualities such as lying and jealousy. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. So sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read this story: King Chame…
 
The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the animal zodiac. But what does that mean? On today's show I'll talk a little about the character of people born in this year, what to expect in 2021, and why the ox -- who should have been the first animal in the zodiac lineup -- got beaten by a rat. I also have a super special announcement. Show N…
 
Toshikoshi soba is the Japanese tradition of eating soba noodles on New Year's Eve. It's a custom that has continued since the 1700s. There are quite a few reasons why. Some have to do with long life, wealth, and breaking off all the hardships from the previous year. In this episode of Uncanny Japan I'll talk about the history, the different names …
 
Today's episode takes us to East Africa as we explore this Kenyan tale on the origin of Zebras. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: http://www.johntyman.com/africa/folk/#8 If there are any stories you would like to hear, please send an email to storiesmother…
 
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