Folktales

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 Devotion
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Week of 10/7 - 10/11: Folktale of Devotion

According to India's former president, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: "To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal." It's those wise words that provide our starting point for this week's Folktale, and lead us through the many musical customs of the Americas, Europe, India, Asia and Africa.

Featured artists include Mark Kroos, Briana Lea Pruett, Cornell Kinderknecht, Matti Kontio, Elena Ledda, Samite, Anoushka Shankar, Adzido, Voces8 and more, and our dedication to the cause is powerful--care to join it? Then do tune in to the 'Folktale of Devotion'.

WBOI's Folktale of Harvest Home
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Week of 10/14 & 10/18: Folktale of Harvest Home

In the words of American financial journalist, B.C. Forbes, “It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn”. In many a folkworld, the joyful celebration of the end of that bountiful period is known as “Harvest Home,” which is what this most melodious edition of folktales is all about.

Armed with words of wisdom and a world of timey musical traditions, we'll be traveling through the Americas, Europe, and Asia for a cornucopia of seasonal splendor, featuring the music of Fred Small, Michael Jonathan, Bridget Ball, Angela Jui Lee, Inkuyo, R. Carlos Nakai, Skyedance and more.