Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00pm on 89.1 WBOI

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: 

Over in northwest Indiana and the Chicago area, on Merrillville's Lakeshore Public Radio, all of you late night radio heads will be happy to hear that the episodes listed below can be heard early Thursday mornings, at 1:00 a.m. (CDT) on 89.1fm on that area's dial, or listen online at the WLRP website from anywhere in the world. 

WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana also carries the episodes listed below, and can also be heard Saturday nights. They air at 10:00p.m (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 world.  

The dates in the listing below are for WBOI's broadcasts, which you can hear right here from our website, just click the 'Listen Live' Button on the home page, and then choose 'WBOI.' 

WBOI's Folktale of Community Support
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October 3rd: Folktale of Community Support

According to Orson Scott Card, "Every person is defined by the communities he or she belongs to." In the pub radio world, that's a mighty powerful observation, one we're proudly tracking around the musical globe!

Armed w/ radio-friendly muscial customs and words of wisdom for the occasion, we'll be touring the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the sunny South Pacific. Featured musicians include Harry Nilsson, Fred Rothert, Snooks Eaglin, Robert Sequoia, Ledward Kaapana, Radio Malanga, Samite, Dr. Didg and more.

As American novelist, arold Brodkey is fond of saying: "Public radio is alive and kicking--it always has been!" Hope you can join us for the celebration! Listeners can pledge their support by calling 800-471-9264, or online at

WBOI's Folktale of Redemption
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October 6th & 10th: Folktale of Redemption

As Khaled Hosseini reminds us in his first novel, Kiterunner: "There is a way to be good again"--and we're searching for the solutions in several corners of the world, this week on the Folktale of Redemption. This journey takes us though the musical tradtions, and wise words of Americas, across Europe, and into Asian & African folkworlds old and new.

Featured artists are Bob Dylan, Mark Kroos, Mandolin Orange, Gevorg Dabagian, Nanjing Dynasty Orchestra, Machanic Manyeruke & The Puritans, Mighty Clouds Of Joy, and many more. Salvation is just around the corner, so listen up!

WBOI's Folktale of Secrets
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October 13th & 17th: Folktale of Secrets

Want to know a secret? In the words of André Malraux, “Man is not what he thinks he is; he is what he hides.” And it's that hidden pathway we're surreptitiously following this hush-hush edition of Folktales.

Armed with  musical customs and wise words on the subject, we'll be covertly traveling the Americas, Europe, Africa, and beyond to see what hidden agendas we might bring to light. Featured musicians include Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban, Bridget Ball, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Lisa Lynne, Florent Vollant, Inkuyo, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and more.

Think you can keep this under wraps? The Folktale of Secrets is one you won't want to miss!