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.

Julia Meek-Host of Folktales
Credit Dave West

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.' 

3/18: Folktale Live House Party

WBOI Folktale Live House Party
Credit Julia Meek

3/22: Folktale of Sunshine and Blue Skies

WBOI Folktale of Sunshine & Blue Skies
Credit Julia Meek

According to Maori proverb: "Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you." That's just what we're doing this edition, with a meteorological mindset of music fit for...well, a Sun King! Armed w/ wide words and a world of solar-powered music, we'll be traveling through the Americas, Europe, Africa and the East, w/ several sunny island hops along the way.

Featured musicians include Northern Lights, Harry Belafonte, Fortaleza, Barry Phillips, Trio Medieval, Guadalupe Urbina, Everen Ozan and more.

Forecasting 100% abundant sunshine...and blue skies--this week on Folktales.

Week of 3/25 & 3/29: Folktale of Joy

WBOI's Folktale of Joy
Credit Julia Meek

According to Gloria Vanderbilt, "To be happy--one must find one's bliss." If you have an hour to spare, the 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!