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.' 

Week of 8/5 & 8/9: Folktale of Wheel of Fortune:

WBOI's Folktale of the Wheel of Fortune
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"The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes." That wise old Chinese proverb is the intriguing 'twist of fate' we're investigating on this week's edition of Folktales, with musical support of the premise from North America, Europe, India and Africa.

Our featured musicians include Phil Ochs, Beausoleil, Noel Lenaghan, John Renbourn Nuova Compagnia Canto Popolare, R. Carlos Nakai &Keola Beamer, James Asher and more.

Looking for a new lease on karma? Then be sure to tune in: It's the Folktale of the Wheel of Fortune - and this just MAY be your lucky day.

Week of 8/12 & 8/16: Folktale of Ballads

WBOI's Folktale of Ballads
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According to Maya Angelou, "There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you." We feel the same way and we have an hour of musical offerings we have have to get out of our system, from all around the story telling world.

We're touring the Americas, Europe, Asia and beyond, w/words of wisdom and a world of good music by The Acousticats, Jesse Cook, La Ciapa Rusa, the Milan Milosevic Trio, Bali Lounge, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and more.

Want to hear a good story? Then be sure to tune in to the Folktale of Ballads.

Week of 8/19 & 8/23: Folktale of Summertime

WBOI's Folktale of Summertime
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In French folk worlds, it’s agreed that “A summer’s sun is worth the having.” Whether or not you agree, that’s the season of the day, and the spirit we’re celebrating this week, in the finest of musical traditions. Armed with wise words for the season, sunscreen, and some summer reading, we'll be touring the musical customs of the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond.

Featured artists include John McCutcheon, Al Petteway, Inti Raymi, Fortaleza, Outback, The Endtime Spasm Band, and more.

It's a wide and wonderful road we're following, all in the name of fun in the summer sun, so grab a lemonade and be ready to get a little lazy, hazy, and crazy with us!