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 Sorrow
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Week of 3/24 &3/28: Folktale of Sorrow

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” That's a wise and well-turned way to view life's difficulties, from Lebanese poet, Kahlil Gibran, and the musical path this week's edition of Folktales is following.

With a bittersweet assortment of sayings, and musical traditions, we'll be traveling through the Americas, Europe, and Africa, and our featured artists include Aine Minogue, Joe Martyn Ricke, Addison Agen, Sarah McQuaid, the Tenores di Bitti, Carlos Reyes, James Bobchak, Habib Koite & Bamada, and more.

It’s a compassionate journey, and we hope you'll join us for it, with all your heart and soul.

WBOI's Folktale of Shame
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Week of 3/3 and 3/7: Folktale of Shame

If, as many folkworlds believe, shame has a short memory, musical traditions do not--that's what this edition of Folktales is all about. We'll be exploring this weighty malady from a musical perspective, while we document disgrace, indignity and embarrassment as it is experienced around the globe.

Our musical features come from Tracy Chapman, The Jughuffers, Pete Seeger, Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith, Silvio Rodriquez, Archie Roach, Habib Koite & Bamada, Elephants in Mud, Mathis Grey and more. To tell the truth and shame the devil, this is one Folkale you won't want to miss.

WBOI's Folktale of Unity
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Week of 3/10 & 3/14: Folktale of Unity

“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens” That's the vision of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Baha'i faith, and the gateway to our travels this week on Folktales. We’re spanning the musical globe as we gather a mountain of communal spirit, solidarity and harmonious accord, across the Americas, through Europe, and on into Australia, Africa, & the Neareast, w/ short stops in the Pacific, and Caribbean islands.

Our musical features come from Bob Dylan, The Chieftans & Ry Cooder, Brave Old World, Inkuyo, Ok! Ryos, Beethova Obas, Steven Cragg, and more. It's a powerful Folktale you'll want to be a part of. As they say world 'round, there's no strength without unity.