Story Traveler

Series produced by Gioia Timpanelli & Co.

Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Gioia Timpanelli 

Sound is our first and primal sense and we live our lives bombarded with news, yet the stories we are missing – stories that not only entertain and inform, but feed and transform us- are harder to come by in today's fast media. Story Traveler is a weekly 5 minute story series, produced and broadcast by Gioia Timpanelli, one of the founders of the world wide storytelling revival, telling contemporary stories and world folk tales with local diversity and universal humanity. These radio programs are the here and now of the unscripted storytelling art, with stories from everywhere in the world - stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.

Sound is our first and primal sense and we live our lives bombarded with news, yet the stories we are missing – stories that not only entertain and inform, but feed and transform us- are harder to come by in today's fast media. Story Traveler is a weekly 5 minute story series, produced and broadcast by Gioia Timpanelli, one of the founders of the world wide storytelling revival, telling contemporary stories and world folk tales with local diversity and universal humanity. These radio programs are the here and now of the unscripted storytelling art, with stories from everywhere in the world - stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.


21 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Here are two stories that come from the tradition of Yiddish folktales.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Here is an old story from Eire, Ireland, that tells of the human relationship to time and the world, told as an allegory, and found in Lady Gregor...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Two fables from Aesop; The Wolf and the Crane is told first, followed by the Lion and the Mouse.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world—stories for the heart to hear and the mind ...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
To celebrate Spring here’s a story about the meeting of the Spirit of Winter with the Spirit of Spring... This Native American story about the m...

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio, Prairie Public, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
This is the story of acting without doing and working with less effort. When one goes to the Mampukuji, an Obaku temple in Kyoto, Japan, they will ...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world—stories for the heart to hear and the mind ...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world—stories for the heart to hear and the mind ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
What is the best time to do each thing? Who are the most important people to work with? What is the most important thing to do at all times? These ...

Bought by WTJU and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywhere in the world—stories for the heart to hear and the mind ...

Bought by KZYX, KZYX, WTJU, KZYX, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
Gioia Timpanelli tells fables from India and the Middle East: "Fables of Bidpai" and "The Kallila and Dimna," and recites a poem by Robert Bly, "On...

Bought by WTJU and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
An Irish story for Halloween

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
"Spring's Gift" features a Native American story of spring. Story Traveler is the here and now of unscripted storytelling with stories from everywh...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
"The Regular Life of Wild Things" , prose/ poem story by G.T. on Wild Turkeys in North East of Turtle Island and commentary on extinction of wild t...

Bought by WTJU and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
" Giufa` ", a Sicilian folk tale about a witty fool and his wise mother

Bought by KZYX, WTJU, KZYX, and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Stone Soup, a folk story from medieval France

Bought by KZYX, WTJU, and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
"Ryokan" with "Ryokan and the Moon," a story in the life of Ryokan (1758- 1831), a Zen Monk and poet and a contemporary anecdote.

Bought by KZYX, WTJU, and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
"Three Pieces of Advice," a medieval story from Iran found in Idries Shah's Tales of the Dervishes, Teaching- Stories of the Sufi Masters over the ...

Bought by WTJU and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
A Blind Man Catches a Bird, from Africa with introduction by Alexander McCall –Smith

Bought by WTJU and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gioia Timpanelli
"Friday", a prose/poem for Venus from Sometimes the Soul, by Gioia Timpanelli and "For Ruth" read by the author, Robert Bly

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1