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


April 25, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

Daiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad

A dryad is a tree spirit or nymph that lives in a tree. This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel is about a Black Poplar dryad named Daiya. This story is loosely inspired by Greek mythology and greatly inspired by my love for Balsam Poplars. Yeah, it gets a bit sappy.

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March 30, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

Peter Not-A-Rabbit: Episode 42 Happy Easter from the Lilypad

In Episode 42, Peter (who is not a rabbit) visits the Easter Bunny. Happy Easter from the Lilypad. An original story by Marlene Wurfel.

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February 26, 2018 @ 7:38 pm

Nap with Baby Yeti Sleeping Meditation for Kids

This episode is a sleeping meditation. Get comfortable -- may cause drowsiness, relaxation, well-restedness and peace and quiet. Dedicated to naptime all around the world -- yay for naps!


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January 29, 2018 @ 8:38 pm

The Curse on the Crystal Castle

This story was written by Marlene Wurfel in response to this randomly generated fairytale prompt: The story is about a brave girl who must break a curse, defeat a giant, and find a magic ring to defeat a tyrant.  Things are complicated by a jealous rival.  Assistance comes in the form of a magic swan. 

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December 24, 2017 @ 9:09 pm

A Trip to Gingerbread Land

In this Merry Christmas 2017 episode, three children journey to Gingerbread Land on a Gingerbread Train. Inspired by the a 1934 version by Einar Nerman. 

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November 30, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

Arachne Gets Revenge

This Tales From the Lilypad original by Marlene Wurfel is a mash-up of new story and ancient Greek myth. There are bits from Theseus and the Minotaur, bits from Arachne and Athena's story, bits from Charlotte's Web, and entirely new bits, all woven together for contemporary heros and princessess. Warning: contains lots and lots of spiders.

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October 29, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

Hootie the Northern Pygmy Owl

This is a rerecording of Episode 1 of Tales from the Lilypad: Hootie. He's a little Northern Pygmy Owl who is afraid... of the daylight.


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September 28, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

Theseus and the Minotaur

A retelling and rearrangement of the ancient Greek myth by Marlene Wurfel.  Theseus is a hero on a mission to slay the terrible Minotaur at the heart of a labyrinth in King Mino's palace. 

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August 31, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

The Moosicorn Part II

Part II of a Tales From the Lilypad original story about a singular creature who learns how to make light in the darkest depths of winter.

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July 24, 2017 @ 12:27 am

The Moosicorn Part I

A Tales From the Lilypad original story: The Moosicorn is a singular creature who is searching for someone like him in the Boreal forests of Canada.

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