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

165 Pieces

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Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Ups & Downs, Credit: Julia Meek
If the road is rocky & your personal 'auto-levelator' is on the blink, this week's Folktale will help you musically maneuver through those pesky up...

Bought by WFIU, KLCC, GCR (Global Community Radio), and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Doom & Gloom, Credit: Julia Meek
Woe is me! And that's what this week's Folktale is all about.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KLCC


  • Added: Jul 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Civil Rights & Liberties, Credit: Julia Meek
Around the musical globe, we're all in this together--let freedom ring!

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


  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Mistakes, Credit: Julia Meek
Beware of operator errors this week on Folktales & don't make the mistake of missing this show!

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


  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of the Weather, Credit: Julia Meek
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this folktale from the swift completion of it's radio broadcast!

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Challenge, Credit: Julia Meek
No one ever said it would be easy. We challenge you to see if this week's Folktale lives up to that fact'

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Understanding, Credit: Julia Meek
Either you get it or you don't. This week's edition of Folktales is ALL about understanding. Are we clear?

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


  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Duty, Credit: Julia Meek
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, and it's your duty to listen carefully to this week's edition of WBOI's Folktales.

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


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Complaint, Credit: Julia Meek
Whatever has you riled up, stop the moaning and groaning, and take a listen to this week's edition of Folktales.

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


  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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, KLCC, 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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 KLCC, WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
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 KLCC, 'The Sea', 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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 'The Sea', KLCC, GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', and WFIU


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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', KLCC, 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jan 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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 KLCC, 'The Sea', 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), and WFIU


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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', KLCC, 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), and WFIU


  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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 KLCC, WFIU, 'The Sea', 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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 GCR (Global Community Radio), KLCC, WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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 WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 'The Sea', WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), and WFIU


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 5