Once Upon a Beat

Once Upon a Beat

Get ready to hear your favorite stories remixed with beats and hooks that you can’t find in books! In Once Upon a Beat, host DJ Fyütch and his sidekick/turntable Baby Scratch drop the needle on classic stories, spinning them up with a hip-hop twist. They’re turning the tables on your favorite fables – putting the Rap in Rapunzel, letting Goldilocks rock out, and helping the Ugly Duckling march to his own beat! Where hip hop and fables meet, It's Once Upon a Beat! Listen to Once Upon A Beat early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or Wondery Kids+ on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting https://wondery.com/links/once-upon-a-beat/ now.

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April 10, 2024 2 mins

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Poor Goldi wants to sing in the talent show, but she just can’t find the right song! Listen as DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch cue up a new version of Goldilocks where she trades in porridge for records from three very hip bears. Will she hit just the right note, or will her performance be too hot or cold to handle?


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May 1, 2024 23 mins

Inspired by the classic folktale, meet our modern-day hero John Henry, a talented musician crafting catchy tunes instead of lifting heavy steel.


He's an up-and-coming rapper laying down the hottest new beats out there—until he encounters STEAM, a super-smart computer that can do everything he does but with speed. DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch spin the question: Can the human heart rival technology?


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May 6, 2024 25 mins

Freddie the duckling is an odd duck. Literally. He walks differently, talks differently, even flies differently. Baby Scratch and DJ Fyütch put a new spin on the classic Ugly Duckling tale and follow funky Freddie as he searches for a flock where he feels like he belongs.

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May 6, 2024 20 mins

Life in the barnyard is no picnic. How will a couple of little goats stand up to a bully that steals their lunch? DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch remix the “Three Billy Goats Gruff" into a new story about friendship and understanding. 

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May 13, 2024 24 mins

He’s big. He’s bad. He's BUSY! The Big Bad Wolf has roles in all of the popular fairy tales, and it's wearing him out! From chasing Little Red Riding Hood to knocking down little pig houses, Mr. Wolf is overcommitted. DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch remix the Big Bad Wolf into a funky fable where the bad guy needs a break!

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May 20, 2024 23 mins

Who is Rapunzel if her hair refuses to be climbed? This remix of Rapunzel features Harriet, an amazing mane of hair with a mind of its own. DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch untangle the story.

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May 27, 2024 24 mins

He's a rapping rabbit, a cool critter who can charm his way out of any situation. Baby Scratch and DJ Fyütch spin a new mix for "Bre’r Rabbit," showcasing our hero's talent for talking himself in and out of trouble, with the assistance of his furry friends.

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June 3, 2024 24 mins

DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch remix Aladdin into a modern-day fable about a kid who desperately wants the “riches” of being cool. An abandoned house, a mysterious phone, and a magical MC who’s lost his flow help this new Aladdin learn about what’s really valuable.

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June 10, 2024 24 mins

DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch spin the classic “Boy Who Cried Wolf” story to a new beat. Wolves that don’t eat meat! The wolfpack is going vegetarian, but one young wolf tries to trick the pack into switching back.

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June 17, 2024 23 mins

DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch take on the “City Mouse and Country Mouse” fable and introduce us to two mice from different worlds. Barn owls, alley cats, and a way too affectionate baby help these mice learn that even when we live in different worlds, we have more in common than we might think. 

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June 24, 2024 25 mins

 DJ Fyütch and Baby Scratch are bringing you “The Tortoise and the Hare” Animal Ninja Warrior-style! It’s a race to the finish between the slow and steady hard-working tortoise and a fast-talking internet-savvy hare. What’s more important? Showing off for your followers? Or staying ahead of the game?

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July 1, 2024 22 mins

It’s “Stone Soup” with nonstop music! Mixing up Hans Christian Andersen’s classic folktale, DJ Fyütch takes us to Sternburg, a city of hardworking folks who don’t allow music and fun. But young Hughie always has a song in his heart just waiting to get out. Can he and his sibling Mia stop the beat to save themselves from trouble? 

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