Folktales

Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00pm (ET) on 89.1 WBOI or listen online at wboi.org

Julia Meek hosts this entertaining & topical tour of the musical folkworld twice weekly, so climb aboard and enjoy the ride! To visit the Folktales Facebook page, click here. View playlists here.

Northeast Indiana Public Radio WBOI is located in Fort Wayne, and you can find Julia Meek's Folktales every Saturday and Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on 89.1fm, or listen online at the WBOI website from anywhere in the world.

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We are also proud to share our weekly Folktales with these fellow Hoosier public stations: 

WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana carries the episodes listed below, and they can be heard on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 (EDT) on 103.7fm, and in Columbus at 100.7fm, French Lick/West Baden at 101.7, Greensburg at 98.9, Kokomo at 106.1 and Terre Haute at 95.1. You can also listen online at the WFIU website (on WFIU1) from anywhere in the worl

The dates in the listing below are for WBOI's broadcasts, which you can hear right here; just click the 'Listen Live' Button on the home page, and choose 'WBOI.' You can also listen from your WBOI App.

WBOI's Folktale of Civil Rights & Liberties
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June 27th & July 1st: 

As we look toward our own country’s Independence Day, these timeless words of Martin Luther King, Jr. are essential, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." That’s what we’re contemplating this episode, as we set out across the Americas, through Europe and into Africa, the near east and beyond. For the journey we’ll be armed with wise words and musical traditions that reflect this consideration, thankful for our freedoms, and praying that justice will someday span the globe.

Featured musicians include, Tom Juravich, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bob Dylan, Chantan, The Mysterious Voices of Bulgaria, Inkuyo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Sultans of String, Jimmy Cliff and more. Here's to freedom! Hope you can join us.

WBOI's Folktale of the Sound of Summer
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July 4th & 8th: Folktale of the Sounds of Summer

As they say in France, "A Summer's sun is worth the having," and on this edition of Folktales, we're adding audio to that thought from several angles of seasonal perspective, across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and beyond, as we toast the season at hand in the finest of musical traditions.

The playlist showcases music from John McCutcheon, Marnée, Jody Marshal, Angela Jui Lee, Fatal Mambo, Armik, Steven Cragg, and more. Call us lazy, hazy and/or crazy, but we think this is a seasonal sensation you won't want to miss.

WBOI's Folktale of Backroads
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July 11th & 15th: Folktale of Backroads

According to William Blake, “Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius.” Outfitted with wise words and a backpack of musical customs for the occasion, it’s those vistas we’re tracking through the Americas, across Europe and Africa, and beyond. 

Our musical points of interest will be provided by Liz Knowles, Allison Kraus & Union Station, Roger Eno, Pasqual Lejeune, Marimba Chapinlandia, Jungle-Bhangra, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Beatles, and more. So, lace up those walking shoes. We’re veering off the beaten path, right into a world of good music!