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.' 

Week of 6/10 & 6/14: Folktale of Weddings

WBOI's Folktale of Weddings
Credit Julia Meek

According to American author, Gene Perret, "We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world--it's called love." Where that leads is what this Folktale is all about, and we're taking a celebratory tour of musical customs and wise words for the occasion around the musical globe--from our own heartlands, through Europe and on to Asia and Africa.

Featured artists include the Acousticats, May Erlewine, Barry Phillips, Trio Mediaeval, Temaeva, Harry Belafonte, Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra, the Bergamot and more.

Here's hoping you'll say 'I do' to the Folktale of Weddings!

Week of 6/17 & 6/21: Folktale of Fatherhood

WBOI's Folktales of Fatherhood
Credit Julia Meek

"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich." (M*A*S*H*, Colonel Potter) 

We're seconding that notion w/this week's Folktales--and taking you on a tour of 'good dadditudes' around the globe.

We'll be sharing wise words and a wealth of music customs from the Americas, Europe, Africa and hopping a few musical islands--featuring music by David Seitz, Trapezoid, Simon & Garfunkle, William Gutierrez, Terra Folk, Obo Addy and more.

So have a great Father Day celebration and be sure to join us!

Week of 6/24 & 6/28: Folktale of Time

WBOI's Folktale of Time
Credit Julia Meek

Whether or not it's on your side, time is, well, a timely issue, world round, and this week's episode of Folktales is crossing International Time Zones and Datelines by the minute, just to prove it. It's a self-winding tour, full of music and wise words on the topic, that takes us through the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond.

Our featured artists include Joe Weed, The Goat's Beards, Eric Bibb, 2CELLOS, Finjan, Burning Sky and more.

So if you, like Dr. Seuss, tend to wonder "How did it get so late so soon?--find out this week, on the Folktale of Time.