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.

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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 wor

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 Solitude
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November 14th & 18th: Folktale of Solitude

Abert Camus once noted,  “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." But when and how does seclusion turn into reclusion? We’re gathering musical perspectives on that query from many corners of the globe this week. And as Camus’ existential frenemy, Jean-Paul Sartre maintained, “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”

Armed with musical reminders and wise words, we're touring the Americas, Europe, Africa, India, Australia and beyond this week. Featured musicians include Philip Boulding, Fred Rothert, Fortaleza, Outback, Sheila Chandra, Shahin & Sephr, Tino Izzo and more. Ready to spend some time in the house of peace? We're headed there this week, via the Folktale of Solitude.

WBOI's Folktale of Joy
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Nov 28th & Dec 2nd: Folktale of Joy

According to Gloria Vanderbilt, “To be happy, one must find one's bliss.” If you have an hour to spare, this week's 'Folktale of Joy' will show you how it's done in the finest of musical methods.

We're happily touring the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond, this edition, and featured artists include Oscar Brand, Time for Three, Moving Cloud, Billy Whitefox, Dori Caymmi, Te Vaka, Zoro and more. Our advice: Don't worry, be happy. And do be sure to join us!
 

WBOI's Folktale of Angels
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December 5th & 9th: Folktale of Angels

Many folkworlds believe that, "While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls." This week on Folktales, we're testing that theory while we're awake: in the finest of musical traditions and words of wisdom!

We'll be traveling through the Americas, Europe, the near & far east, and into the heavens on this edition, featuring music by Nancy Bryan, the Stanley Brothers, Airto Moreira, Bali Lounge, Patty Larkin, Harry Belafonte, Nawang Khechog and more. Beatific music just for you!