Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids

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January 31, 2021 @ 10:31 pm

Chuckles and the Wolverine

Chuckles is a snow gnome who performs a daring rescue of a wolverine in this original story by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. New music by Reid Alexander Whelton. 

Sound effects courtesy Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Licence and a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via freesound.org. Thank you Pedaling Prince.

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December 30, 2020 @ 10:45 pm

The New Year’s Fairy

Happy New Year from Lily and Josephine (as Linda Dawn)

This largely forgotten but wonderful fairytale is written and rearranged by Marlene Wurfel, based on the concept and story by the American fabulist Emilie Poulsson (1853-1939)

Music:

“English Country Garden” & “Apline Bierhalle” & “Christmas Homecoming” by Aaron Kenny courtesy YouTube Audio Library

Auld Lang Syne (Instrumental) by the Jingle Punks courtesy YouTube Audio Library

Sound effect attributions: 

“Fairy Logo” by DDmyzik courtesy of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via www.freesound.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

“Coagulated” by Timbre & “Champagne Cork Pop” by Ruben Uitenweerde courtesy of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via www.freesound.org

"Fireworks, Close, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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November 29, 2020 @ 12:06 pm

The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

The Rich Man and the Shoemaker is a fable first penned by LaFontaine and rearranged and recorded here by Marlene Wurfel. This episode features a very special performance by Captain Thunderpants, the Vancouver Island Comox Valley's Performer of the Year in 2020. 

This story is hundreds of years old. Is it still relevant today? Should the Shoemaker have done something differently? Would you have? 

 

 

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October 31, 2020 @ 12:15 am

Stella and Neon

This is 15 minutes of relaxed visualization. 

Stella Starwalker and her wolf, Neon, journey through the star scape. They drink from the Milky Way, see Pleiades and other storied constellations, and rest by The Tree of Life. What does a star wolf dream of when he finally sleeps? Star bunnies, of course.

Be well, Darlings. 

#starlore

Music "Other World 7" by Almusic34
via freesound.org and a Creative Commons License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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September 30, 2020 @ 11:41 pm

Teddy Bear Island Tuffy’s Loving Kindness Meditation

In this epsiode, written & performed by Marlene Wurfel, Waffles the Black Bear learns a loving-kindness meditation technique from Tuffy the Griz. It helps him calm down when he's afraid to hibernate. 

Music courtesy of YouTube’s Audio Library:
“Whispering Stream” by E’s Jammy Jams
“Somnolent” by The Tides
& "AnaCaptainslogue" by Noir et Blanc Vie

Meditation technique inspired with gratitude by a loving-kindness meditation by Dr. Emma Seppala, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

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August 3, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

Teddy Bear Island

A sequel, of sorts, to the Velveteen Rabbit, in which the nursery magic fairy from Margery William's classic story is hard at work today. An original bedtime story modern fairytale by Marlene Wurfel. 

 

Licences and Attributions:
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922) is part of the public domain  

Music: Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
under a Creative Commons Attribution license via the YouTube Audio Library

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1

(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100787

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

& Fantasy Windchimes by Northern87 on freesound.org

 

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June 28, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

The Velveteen Rabbit with Annotations

This beautiful story written in 1922 by Margery Williams is almost 100 years old and about a time in history before there was antibiotic treatment for scarlet fever, a potentially fatal childhood disease. It's a story not only about survival, but resilience, change, love, and fairy magic. 

Read and annotated by Marlene Wurfel

Licences and Attributions:
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922) is part of the public domain  

Music:
Gymnopedie No.1 by Kevin MacLeod
Meditation Impromptu No.2 by Kevin MacLeod and Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
under a Creative Commons Attribution license via the YouTube Audio Library

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1

(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100787

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Birdsong sample by juskiddink on freesound.org via a creative commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

& Fantasy Windchimes by Northern87 on freesound.org

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May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Lily Reads Letters from her Bright Green Mailbox

In this episode of Tales from the Lilypad, Lily reads her letters from all over the world and shares her recipe for stories. 

Here's the song lyrics for the song Lily recommends to help kids learn to wash their hands properly:

Urm urm went the little green frog one day
Urm urm went the little green frog
Urm urm went the little green frog one day 
And the frogs went urm urm eh

But we know frogs go La de dah de dah
La de da de da, La de da de da,
We all know frogs go La de dah de dah
They don't go urm urm eh

Thanks for all the love from you listeners! Getting these letters was like the best virtual hug!

XOX 

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March 31, 2020 @ 5:50 pm

For Parents How to Write to Lily

Instructions for parents on how to write a letter to Lily and how to find older episodes. 

 

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March 31, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

Lily’s Big Bright Green Mailbox

The story land mail system brings mail from all over the world to Lily's Big Green Mailbox and she loves to get letters. This episode is inspired by #AloneTogether, one of the key messages of the UN to people around the world fighting pandemic with self-isolation. 

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