Dragonfly Tales

Dragonfly Tales

A story podcast for children of all ages. Join professional storyteller Emily, and her son Leo, for stories from all around the world. Tell us your own tales and share your art. Let your imagination run wild!

Episodes

June 11, 2024 28 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode, we have a guest teller! Aurora, who is 6, tells us her own story 'The Girl of the Sun'. We can't wait to hear it! If you would like to be a guest teller on our podcast, you can get in touch with us HERE Emily tells a folk tale from China, about a little girl who is given a parasol for her birthday. Do you know what a parasol is? I...
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Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode, Emily tells a folk tale from Mongolia, about two friends who have very different ideas about studying! It features an ancient boardgame - chess! Can you play chess? If you're interested to give it a try, you can learn more about this famous game HERE. If you would like a shout out, you can email us at emilydragonflytales@gmail.com ...
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May 6, 2024 32 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. It is the merry month of MAY! This episode is all about witches, who love to flit through the moonlight on the eve of May day or Bealtaine. (BeeYALtinna) They have a bad reputation, but we think they're misunderstood. This story is about how people can be afraid of those who are different. We hope you like our little song, sung by Agatha, Mildre...
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April 21, 2024 35 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode is brought to you from Ireland! Leo and I explored the capital city of Dublin, learned about an unsolved crime, did some sight-seeing and had some super Irish grub! Leo tells a brilliant TRUE story about Dublin Castle. We then headed west to the beautiful County Mayo, and the mysterious Lough Mask. There are many legends about Lough...
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Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with tales from around the world. This episode, we feature guest teller Aaron Oliver and the story The Floating Heads. Aaron is a Prop Maker and Storyteller based in London, passionate about creating stories, whether on the stage or behind the scenes! Aaron performs for a variety of audiences at venues such as libraries, theaters, community centers and cabarets, telling folk tal...
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March 5, 2024 27 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo. We've been away for a while but we're back with the final part of Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen! In part 3, Gerda must finally face her fears to save Kai.  Will she succeed?Or is it too late?If you would like a shout out, you can email us at emilydragonflytales@gmail.com or get in touch via social media. You can follow us on:Facebook  InstagramTwitterTh...
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January 31, 2024 32 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo. Spring is coming!  Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it mat feel cold and windy, but underneath the ground the seeds are stirring for Imbolc - the coming of Spring.  We love to celebrate St Brigid's day by feeding the birds, lighting candles to scare away the dark, or perhaps by making a Brigid's Cross!  We found a little video to show you how to make one from ...
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January 7, 2024 41 mins
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages.Happy New Year!  It's 2024 and we have so many fabulous new stories and tellers coming your way this year.We have a big treat for you - a three part story!The Snow Queen is a wonderful fairytale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson.  Anderson wrote many of the famous stories we have grown up with - The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New clothes, The Ugly Du...
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December 11, 2023 19 mins
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages.Thank you all so so much for your patience - we've had a bit of family illness but we're all feeling much better now!Our story is a sinister tale from Germany, and some believe it really happened!  Hamelin is actually a real town and you can find out about it HERE.If you would like a SHOUT OUT, or to tell a tale on the podcast, the best thing to do is join the Dra...
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November 13, 2023 35 mins
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages.This episode we decided to let Leo tell his own folk tale, The Wolf and the Nurse.  It's a beautiful tale of healing and compassion.  Well done, Leo! Our story is a very old folktale from Slavic folklore about a very famous witch BABA YAGA! She is a bit scary, but she is also quite a complicated character.  You can learn more about her HERE.If you would like a SHO...
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Welcome to Season 5 of Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children (and grown ups) of all ages.It’s our Halloween Special!!!!!!   Wooooooo!   You know we LOVE this time of year! As with our previous Halloween shows, Leo and Emily will do something that’s not too scary.  And then Emily will tell one that is a bit more scary We also have the return of LISTENERS SPOOKY JOKES!  Check out how freakishly funny these folks are!!!! Leo c...
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Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages.This episode we welcome young guest teller Magda, who is 11, from Forest Gate London.  Magda shares her brilliant story of a very skillful pussycat and her circus tricks!  We absolutely love it!  We also share details of Chewing-gum artist Ben Wilson.  Ben has been bringing magic to the streets and landmarks of London for over 10 years and now is lovely art is in ...
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Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages. It's Season 5 - season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!!And stories!  We're back and we can't wait to share our next season with you.We are joined by an amazing storyteller and author Daniel Morden.Leo does his first interview EVER, learns some amazing things about storytelling and story writing, and gets to be one of the first to read Daniel's amazing new book:...
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September 10, 2023 34 mins
Welcome to Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast for children of all ages. Season 5 is coming very very soon and we have lots of wonderful things to share with you.So this bonus episode is a musical journey through our favourite stories, revisiting our songs and music.Leo and I love singing and making ORIGINAL songs that go with our episodes, often accompanied on guitar by me or by professional guitarist Andy (Daddy producer).We hope th...
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August 28, 2023 38 mins
Hello and welcome to the season finale of Dragonfly Tales, a story podcast with Emily and Leo.We have been nominated in the Kids Category of The British Podcast Awards 2023!!!!A big thank you to all our listeners for their continued support and for inspiring us to get this far - we are honoured and very proud!Please check out the other kids Podcasts nominated, including our buddies at Super Great Kids Stories!You can still vote for...
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July 18, 2023 28 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo.We're off to festivals to hear more stories!A big thank you to all our listeners for their continued support.  We have entered the British Podcast Awards 2023!There is a special category called 'The Listeners Choice Vote' and we be absolutely THRILLED if you could take the time to vote for us.Here is the link and THANK YOU SO MUCH!  https://www.britishpodcastaw...
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Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo.A big thank you to all our listeners for their continued support.  We have entered the British Podcast Awards 2023!There is a special category called 'The Listeners Choice Vote' and we be absolutely THRILLED if you could take the time to vote for us.Here is the link and THANK YOU SO MUCH!  https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/voting Our story is about one of th...
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June 18, 2023 32 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo.We hope you like lullabys, as we've made another one.  The words come from the wonderful poem by W.B.Yeats called Stolen Child.Where dips the rocky highlandOf Sleuth Wood in the lake,There lies a leafy islandWhere flapping herons wakeThe drowsy water rats;There we've hid our faery vats,Full of berrysAnd of reddest stolen cherries.Come away, O human child!To the...
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June 7, 2023 50 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo.This episode is brought to you from Zest Fest, an exhilarating new festival at Westenhanger Castle near Hythe in Kent, UK  We enjoyed everything from daring circus skills and performing arts to exploring how to nourish the mind, body and soul through yoga, breathwork, meditation, music, dance, mindful walks and much more. We love telling stories to live audienc...
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May 21, 2023 42 mins
Hello and welcome to Dragonfly Tales a story podcast with Emily and Leo.We hope you're looking forward to SUMMER TIME!  We've been out in the garden weeding and tidying, learning new songs and playing instruments, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends.  We've also been walking around London lots, exploring its hidden parts, picking up facts and stories.Leo has also been getting into Japanese Anime and Manga.  He grew up wat...
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