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Sandman Stories Presents

Sandman Stories Presents

By Dustin Steichmann
Tired but can't fall asleep? Here I do my best to find interesting stories from the public domain and read them to you until you fall asleep. The stories are mostly folktales from around the world. Best listened to during work, during commutes, when you are trying to fall asleep, or any time that you need a calm friend to read to you. Enjoy!

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EP 98: Halloween- The Transplanted Ghost (Wallace Irwin 1921)

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EP 103: China- The Hunter, the Snipe, and the Bivalve ⁠獵者獨得, The Mule and the Lion⁠ 騾獅訪猪, The Fa-Nien-Ts'ing and the Mön-Tien-Sing⁠ 滿天星不如萬年靑
In the first story, a teacher learns a lesson by observing a snipe and a clam at a stalemate being caught by a hunter.  In the second story, a mule learns why it isn't wise to hang out with the wrong crowd. and in the third story, Confucius has a dream about two kinds of trees and learns why it is better to  stand up for what is right in difficult times. Source: CHINESE FABLES AND FOLK STORIES by MARY HAYES DAVIS and CHOW-LEUNG (1908) Music: Folk Songs of the Lisu people of China (This collection of Lisu songs and accompanying images was collected by Deng Xuemei as part of the Plateau Cultural Heritage Protection Group.) Creative Commons Sound FX: Lisa Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Australian Histories Podcast- Brilliant stories from Australia's past. Listener Shoutout: Sindh Pakistan
22:34
November 25, 2021
EP 102: Iran- The King's Treasure
Today's story is about Abdul Kareem, the poor laborer on a lord's farm. Abdul works all day and gets paid in food and cloth. One day his boss gives him a little bit of money for doing a wonderful job and Abdul thinks he is suddenly rich. He tells his wife and she asks for some silk, his son ask for a horse and a sword, and his daughter for some slippers. Abdul gives some money to the mosque in Meshed, and upon learning that he can't afford anything, he gives his remaining money to a beggar who promises to return it tenfold. Will Abdul ever buy those presents for his family? Source: The Cat and the Mouse- A Book of Persian Fairy Tales edited by Hartwell James 1906 Music: MUSIQUES ET RITES DE PERSE - LES FILLES DE SHIRAZ (SPECIAL NOWRUZ RELEASE) -Vincent Moon (creative commons) Sound Effects: Rain in Seonbu by Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Dark Stories from the Campfire Dark and creepy stories one would tell around a campfire or huddled together next to a fireplace during a long, cold night. All stories presented in this podcast are original, no reproductions or retellings or borrowing from stories found on the internet.  Listener Shoutout: Auckland (Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau) is a large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of about 1,463,000 (June 2021).[4]
15:19
November 17, 2021
EP 101: Japan- A Dead Secret
A young bride tragically dies only four years after getting married. Shortly there after, she comes back to haunt a chest of drawers (tansu). The family is confused and worried and call for a priest to help them out. The priest decides to spend the night a find out what what is making this ghost stick around. Listen to find out what secrets she holds. Source: KWAIDAN: Stories and Studies of Strange Things By Lafcadio Hearn Music: 三段の調 (three-stage key) by 久本玄智 (Genchi Hisamoto) Sound FX: ketagawa00.mp3 by morewaves (freesound.org) creative commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Japan Distilled Join drinks authors @christopherpellegrini & @shochu_danji for a deep dive into Japanese distilled spirits. Available on iTunes & elsewhere. Listener Shoutout: Osaka Japan Photo Credit: "Small Tansu Chest" is licensed under CC BY 3.0
09:25
November 10, 2021
EP 100: Armenia- The Dreamer; The Bride of the Fountain
Here are two stories from Armenia. In the first one, a boy has a dream but he won't tell a soul about it. He solves riddles and teams up with the super team of the ancient world. By their powers combined, can he make his dream come true? And in the second story, a woman learns the power of saying "tush". Her daughter gets married to a very nice bird who lives in the fountain, but when her sisters get jealous and hurt the poor bird/man, she is banished to far, far away. Can she heal the poor birdy husband? Source: The Golden Maiden and other folk tales and fairy stories told in Armenia by A.G. Seklemian (1898) Project Gutenberg Music: Avetis by Byurakan Creative Commons SFX: Frogs with hum by Dustin Steichmann Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Oklahomicide A true crime podcast that delves into the murderous acts of Oklahomans across the Sooner State. Listener Shoutout: Alberta, Canada Cover Photo: "armenia" by Retlaw Snellac Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0
22:56
November 4, 2021
EP 99: Halloween- The Parlor-Car Ghost
This is the story of a young woman whose beach side home is covered in blue denim. Her friend is curious as to why she has he whole place covered in such a strange material. Sara tells her friend about a ghost she met on a train ride into the city. This story echoes the classic story of the Flying Dutchman. I hope you enjoy it. Source: Twenty-Five Ghost Stories by W. BOB HOLLAND (1904) Music: Surrender - Asher Fulero Youtube Creative Commons Sound Effects: Zapsplat.com (creative commons) Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Cover image: "Image taken from page 32 of 'Daylight Land. The experiences ... and adventures ... which befel Judge John Doe, ... Mr. Cephas Pepperell ... and divers others, in their Parlor-Car excursion over Prairie and Mountain. All of which I saw, and one of whom I w" by mechanicalcurator is licensed under CC BY 2.0
11:57
October 27, 2021
EP 98: Halloween- The Transplanted Ghost (Wallace Irwin 1921)
This is the story of a man who moves an entire castle to the middle of Ohio. He really wanted to have the old world feel and a real ghost to show off with. But sadly, he can't seem to get a ghost to come around. He also has a beautiful daughter that he keeps locked up in the donjon tower because she was once pursued by a man who turned out to not be a Duke. Here comes Geoffrey De Pierpont to the rescue. If he is lucky, he can pretend to be the ghost and then run away with Anita. But what of that ghost? Source: HUMOROUS GHOST STORIES BY DOROTHY SCARBOROUGH, Ph.D (1921) Music: Walking Into Darkness - myuu Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound FX: Zapsplat.com Cover photo: "'Dracula's Castle'" by borderlys is licensed under CC BY 2.0
33:39
October 20, 2021
EP 97: Halloween- The True Tale of the Phantom Coach (W. T. Linskill 1921)
The story of bad omens, a phantom coach, and how death arrives to tell us someone has gone. Will you take a ride in this demon car into the Scottish sea? From the collection of Ghost stories of St Andrews in Scotland, by W.T. Linskill. Come listen to the story if you dare. (Not too scary for young ones) Source: St Andrews Ghost Stories by W.T. Linskill Music: TipToes- Myuu Sound Effects: Zapsplat Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Happy Halloween!
11:13
October 13, 2021
EP 96: Halloween - The Screaming Skull of Greyfriars (W.T. Linskill 1921)
Welcome to my Halloween storytelling month. I will be telling stories that contain ghosts and spooky stuff. Nothing will be terribly gruesome, but there is a mention of murder twice in this story if you want to keep little ears away. The narrator is visiting his friend Allan de Beauchamp. Allan is the last in a long line of Beauchamps, going all the way back to a hard drinking, hard partying fellow named Neville de Beauchamp. Well, his wife dies of a broken heart and Neville becomes a monk at the St Andrews kirk. His inlaws get revenge, but his head follows and curses the whole line of Beauchamps. Listen and enjoy  Source: St Andrews Ghost Stories BY W. T. LINSKILL Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound effects: Zapsplat.com Music: Allégro by Emmit Fenn  Photo credit: "Skull, Greyfriars Kirkyard" by theleastweasel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
12:06
October 6, 2021
EP 95: Philippines- Tribes of Mindanao part 2
This is the second instalment in the Mindanao folk tales.  In story one, the story of Lumabet, a god like man who finally turns into an owl. Lots of twists and turns in this wonderful tale. (Bagobo) In story two, we learn about Melu, who through his skin shavings, creates man. But Tau Tana puts their noses on upside down and the people almost drowned. Finally, Melu made everything right again. (Bilaan) In story three, the four beings of the earth started to make humans out of wax, but that failed. So they tried again and made the humans, but turned the noses the wrong way. Luckily their noses were returned to the right side up. And thus humans were created. (Bilaan) In story four, the Limokon doves were as powerful as humans. On laid some eggs and a man was born. When he was in the river, he felt something brush against his leg. This was a hair from the woman up stream. So he went up to meet her and made the Mandaya people. (Mandaya) In story five, the Sun and the Moon are a couple, but they fight a lot. One of their children is a great crab, the other was one big star until his father cut him up and spread the stars across the sky. The great crab tries to eat the Moon, his mother, from time to time. It is only because of the people shouting that the Moon is saved. (Mandaya) And finally in story six, the son of the widow goes off to hunt pigs. He kills the pig that belongs to the spirit of the stone. The spirit of the stone is not mad at him and instead invites him to hang around. When the boy leaves, he meets seven warriors in seven colors. He fights them and then runs into a giant, whom he also fights and beats. Finally all of his rage is spent, and everyone is brought back to life. He marries one beautiful woman, and the spirit of the stone marries another. (Subanun) Source: Philippine Folk Tales, by Mabel Cook Cole (1916) Music: Tribal Sounds of the Philippines- T'Boli Creative commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Muju Mountain Stream- Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Slapshot Sweethearts Listener Shoutout: North Mindanao. There have been proposals to rename the current Northern Mindanao region, which is dominated by the Cebuano ethnic group, into the Amihanan region. Amihanan literally translates to 'northern area' from the Cebuano language, which is the lingua franca of the region.  Language focus Cebuano
22:07
September 29, 2021
EP 94: Turkey- The Wizard Dervish
This is the story of the wizard dervish and the son of the Padishah. The Padishah wants a son, but alas he has none. The dervish Giveth and the Dervish taketh away. He kidnaps the prince and puts him through a series of beatings. Then with the help of the dervish's daughter, he runs away and is chased by the mother of his new bride, who happens to be a witch. The witch follows them and the daughter turns them into a series of things. Answering with nonsense, the witch becomes frustrated and leaves. Will the prince get back to his wedding in time to get married, again? Listen in and find out. Source: The Forty-four Turkish fairy Tales by Ingaz Kunos Music: Playing Our Premium Turkish Ney - Ussak Taksim Creative Commons Sound Effects: Daebudo by Dustin Steichmann Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Reddit on Wiki Podcast bros, John, Sean, and Josh are coming to your earholes with semi-researched facts! From spooky stories, lost colonies, to conspiracy theories, they cover anything you can find on Reddit and Wiki! Listener Shoutout: Gothernberg Sweden- Gothenburg is located on the west coast, in southwestern Sweden, about halfway between the capitals Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway. The location at the mouth of the Göta älv, which feeds into Kattegatt, an arm of the North Sea, has helped the city grow in significance as a trading city. Language focus: Swedish
10:32
September 23, 2021
EP 93: India- Princess Soorthie & The Snake's Bride
In the first story, the Princess Soorthie is tricked by her older sister into thinking that her new husband is a toad. She calls off the wedding. The former fiance decides to have a grand procession past her place, just to show her what she was missing out on. She realizes her mistake too late and tries to sneak out to meet up with him. Instead she is kidnapped and suffers a terrible fate.  In the second story, Sukkia lives with her step mother Dukhia (the one who causes pain). One day, Sukkia is out in the forest and an enchanted snake asks her to marry him. Dukhia says it is okay, as long as he can fill up her house with silver. He does so and they are married. There is one trick to living with a magic snake husband, you must never ask his name. So what does step mom do? you can see where this is going. Source: Folk-Tales of Bengal retold by Rev. Lal Behari Day (1912) Public Domain Music: Khana Udaana Nand Laini  ( खाणा - उडाणा  नंद लैणी ) by Gambhari Devi ( गंभरी देवी - Veteran Folk Singer) Creative Commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Late night crickets- Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Giraffe's Eggs Here we recall African legends, myths, folk and fairytales, both in English and in French. Ici, on se rappelle des légendes africaines, mythes, fables et contes de fées, en français et en anglais. Listener shoutout: Columbus, Ohio Columbus originated as numerous Native American settlements on the banks of the Scioto River. Franklinton, now a city neighborhood, was the first white settlement, laid out in 1797. The city was founded in 1812, at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and laid out to become the state capital. Thank you, and goodnight.
10:42
September 15, 2021
EP 92: Ghana- The Squirrel and the Spider; Why We See Ants Carrying Bundles as Big as Themselves
This week we have two stories from WH Barker's West African Folk-Tales. In the first one, Anansi takes squirrel to court and uses logic to get what is not his. Too bad he isn't the only one with those skills. In the second story, Anansi tries to get a little rain, but instead goes big and ends up killing a man.  For this he is punished by having to carry a heavy box with him everywhere. But Anansi is always tricky. Music: Osei Kwame Korankye - sings praise song with seperewa from the Ghana 2013 project creative commons Sound effects: Youtube Jungle Night Atmosphere Creative Commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: The Scam Kings Podcast Kershelle brings you stories from around the world of financial crimes that often end in murder or great suffering. Be careful out there! Listener Shoutout: Rose C the Haitian Mama -Mamalyfe. Rose C not only has her own podcast, but she has been a consistent booster of other independent podcasters. She is active on instagram and in various podcasting forums. Having her listen and give feedback on the stories has been amazing. Thank you, Rose C. Photo credit: "Cuvette spider, U, face_2012-12-12-14.30.23 ZS PMax" by Sam Droege is marked with CC PDM 1.0
11:41
September 8, 2021
EP 91: Korea- The King of the Flowers
This is the story of a Korean king being reminded to take care of his country instead of being distracted by Cinnamon Rose. The great kind Shinmun is distracted by the court ladies and is given an allegory all about the King of the Flowers, known as the Peony. When the king hears the story, he is able to figure out that the real meaning is that he needs to get his own things in order. Of course the temptress is to blame instead of the King, but hopefully the king takes some of the blame. Source: Korean Fairy Tales (W.E. Griffis 1922) Music: 기악합주 신뱃놀이_우리전통음악연구원 민속악 '깊은울림' Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound FX: Muju Stream- Dustin Steichmann  Podcast Shoutout: Bewilderbeasts Join Melissa every Monday as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. Let's meet the Canadian cat who solved a murder and advanced forensic technology. How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go! Listener Shoutout: Rajasthan literally means "The Land of Kings". Photo Credit: "Jar with Peony Sprays LACMA M.2004.7.23" by Fæ is licensed under CC BY 2.0
09:45
September 1, 2021
EP 90: Philippines- Tribes of Mindanao part 1
These five stories belong to the Bukidnon and to the Bagobo. Story one is about how the moon and the stars came to be. (Bukidnon) Story two is about a crab that makes a flood. (Bukidnon) Story three is about Magbangal, a constellation in the sky that lets the people know it is time to plant the rice. (Bukidnon) Story four is about how children became monkeys. (Bukidnon) Story five is about Bulanawan and Aguio and how they were twin brothers, but were split apart and fought until their grandfather brought peace. (Bukidnon) Story six is the origin story of the Bagobo people. It tells of how the people scattered around the world except two who were too hungry to move. Luckily sugar cane sustained them. (Bagobo) Source: Philippine Folk Tales collected by Mabel Cook Cole (1916) Music/Sound effects: Tribal sounds of the Philippines • KALINGA Petites Planètes / Vincent Moon Creative Commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Black Girl Seoul -We are Black women expressing and exploring our love of Asian films and television. Our goal is to build a community with others who love them as well. We come with a unique point of view and over a 10 year viewing history. Listen to our podcast, follow our blog, and please be sure to comment.  We'd love to hear from you! Listener Shoutout: Gyeonggi Province, Korea 
16:22
August 25, 2021
EP 89: South Africa- Four Jackal and Lion tales
Here are four tales in which the Jackal outsmarts Lion. Since they were four variations on the theme, and all fairly short, I put them all together here.  Source: SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES BY JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Nature Ambience Light Rain Birds by Kevin Bouchar CCO 1.0 License from Zapsplat.com Music: Xhosa Culture by Karoo Culture Creative Commons Podcast Shoutout: Uncanny Japan  Listener Shoutout: Sao Paolo, Brazil Photo Credit: "Jackal, Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve." by _paVan_ is licensed under CC BY 2.0
19:04
August 18, 2021
EP 88: Iran- The Son of the Soap Seller
In this story, little Ahmed saves a princess from a lion that breaks free from its handler. He is rewarded with gold, but then his father spends all of it. In order to earn a living, he and his father set out from the holy city of Mashhad only to be caught in a terrible sandstorm. Ahmed gives relief to a dying dervish who rewards him with a crystal cup. During the storm, Ahmed and his father are separated and a stranger calls Ahmed by name. This turns out to be a Ghool (ghoul) who tries to drain the life from the poor boy. He is saved by the princess, but can he in turn save the king from the old man of the mountains? Lots of cool history in this one. Source: The Cat and the Mouse, Edited by Hartwell James SFX: Jungle Night Atmosphere by Youtube Creator Studio (Creative Commons)  Music: Solo Argul - Yarghul أرغول by Arab Instruments (Creative Commons) Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Espooky Tales Two friends, Cristina & MJ, bring you all the folklore, myths, legends, haunted places, espooky cuentos del rancho and spooky stories you heard at all the family fiestas, with a focus on Latin America. Listener Shoutout: Jalisco Mexico with a focus on Nahuatl which I try to speak, but now realize that I kinda butchered the pronunciation of the name of the language.
18:07
August 11, 2021
EP 87: Nigeria- The Kingdom of the Yorubas, Tribal Marks, and Akiti the Hunter
In the first story, the world is covered with water, and the grandson of the king takes his inheritance and makes the land of the Yoruba. In the second story, the king's wives think that the man covered in scars is attractive, so the king sets out to get the same hundred cuts, but can only stand two. Thus two cuts becomes the sign of royalty. In the third story, Akiti brags about being a great hunter, but Elephant thinks he brags too much. They have a battle and it comes down to one of the smallest animals to win the day. Is Akiti still the greatest hunter? Source: Yoruba Legends recorded by M. I. Ogumefu (1929)  Music: Okun Song by Empress Kofoworola Creative Commons Cover Photo:  "File:A costume parade on Tiv and Yoruba ethnic group.jpg" by Magicc0077 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Frog recording: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: Beer'd Al Brother and sister John & Lauren Carey discuss beer and Weird Al’s catalog. Beer by beer and song by song. We also go off on wild tangents sometimes (often). Cheers! Listener Shoutout: Louisville, Kentucky
07:26
August 4, 2021
EP 86: China- The Fish and the Flowers, The Hen the Cat and The Bird, And the Boy Who Wanted The Impossible
In the first story, a merchant stores some flowers in the fish room. The fish complain about the smell. Do the flowers find it worth it to argue with fish? In the second story, a mother hen is jealous of some other birds and tries to convince the cat to eat them. The other birds have a little chat with the cat and all of the plans are revealed. In the third story, a little boy is very curious. He wants to be a bird, or a fish, or just to grab the moon. His curiosity knows no bounds, but without caution he nearly drowns. Source: CHINESE FABLES AND FOLK STORIES by MARY HAYES DAVIS and CHOW-LEUNG Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: 古琴曲《平沙落雁》唱弦 Creative Commons SFX: Countryside, spring-like morning, birds singing, insects passing by by Gain Walkers from Zapsplat.com Podcast shout out: The Vocal Fries podcast with Drs Gillon and Figueroa. Go listen! Listener shout out: Cape Coral Florida, thank you for all of the listens
18:10
July 28, 2021
EP 85: Azores- Princess Bluegreen of the Seven Cities + The Island of flowers
In the first story the king and queen of Atlantis really want a baby. Eventually they grow sour and the king especially is awful to his subjects. Everyone prays for them to have a kid. Eventually a fairy comes and tells them that they will have a child, but that the fairy will take and raise their daughter for 20 years. For those 20 years the king should make amends for his poor treatment of his subjects. Can he wait 20 years or will his temper return and sink Atlantis? In the second story an Angel breaks the rules of heaven and is kicked out. She always loved the flowers of heaven and so when she was kicked out she grabbed an armful of flowers. There were too many and she dropped some. Those became the islands of the Azores. Source: THE ISLANDS OF MAGIC LEGENDS, FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM THE AZORES RETOLD BY ELSIE SPICER EELLS Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Wistful Harp - Andrew Huang (Creative Commons) Sound effects: Ansan Rain by Dustin Steichmann Podcast shout out: A History of the Inca- Nick Machinski In A History of the Inca, we will explore pre-Inca states and the hostile world they inhabited. We will learn of the Inca origins and how they were but one of many ethnic groups carving out a living miles above sea level. From their beginnings as a small ethnic group we will march with their armies as they set out to expand their rule over Andes. We dissect their administration and government while also looking at how ordinary people fared under the empire. When seemingly at its height, the Inca see the Spanish arrive. And though some end the rule of the Inca with the Spanish conquistadores, there is much more to the story… Listener shout out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbabura_Province  Language focus: Runasimi 
15:36
July 21, 2021
EP 84: Bengal- The Field of Bones
This story is of a group of friends who spend the night near a temple in the forest. During the night, they each learn a part of a charm to bring things back to life. Armed with this knowledge, they set out on an adventure only to come to a city with no people or animals. This is all the doing of some Rakshasis, a form of evil spirit. Can the three friends defeat the Rakshasis and bring the princess's family back to life? Source: Folk-Tales of Bengal collected by Lal Behari Day (1912) Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Bengali Folk Song | Bangla Lokgeeti | Rabha | Bengali Song 2020 | Khamaknama S02 |  Folk songs of the Rabha people recorded by Sondesh TV (creative commons) Sound effects: Light Rain by Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shout Out: Black Girl Seoul We are Black women expressing and exploring our love of Asian films and television. Our goal is to build a community with others who love them as well. We come with a unique point of view and over a 10 year viewing history. Listen to our podcast, follow our blog, and please be sure to comment.  We'd love to hear from you! Listener Shout Out: Persephone and Seraphina! Thank you for listening and enjoying the stories ~Dustin
30:33
July 14, 2021
EP 83: Japan- The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy
Here is the story of Kintaro and how he began his life. First his father is killed in a court plot, and then his mother and he are banished to the mountain forest. Kintaro learns to live with the animals and build his skills. Then a mysterious woodcutter comes to challenge him in arm wrestling. The woodcutter turns out to be a famous general of the lord Minamoto-no-Raiko, who brings Kintaro to the city and makes him a full samurai. Source: Japanese Fairy Tales compiled by YEI THEODORA OZAKI 1908 Sound effects: Winter forest wind moderate with trees rustling and barks creaking North Laurentian Woods Canada by Articulated Music: Kimono Show - Shamisen Creative Commons Shout out: Afrotales The Afro Tales Podcast is our way to explore the versions of folklore told be those melinated people that were brought to the Americas. I have made up my mind to share every collected store on this podcast and therefore on this site. I thank you for visiting, learning and sharing with me. Listeners: L.A., California  Love you Goober and Amy. (happy late birthday Joshie) "きんたろうさん" by frontriver is licensed under CC BY 2.0
19:51
July 7, 2021
EP 82: Korea- Old White Whiskers and Mister Bunny
This is a trickster tale from Korea. The people of Korea are at the mercy of Old White Whiskers, the giant tiger that stalks the hills of Gangwon. He catches Mr Bunny slippin, and little bun bun has to use his wits to get home safely. Who is smarter, Mr Bunny or Old White Whiskers? Source: Korean Fairy Tales collected by W.E. Griffis (1922) Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Arrowwood by Lisa Steichmann Music: [🌕_Live] 송소희(Song so hee) - 달무리(Moon Halo) 라이브(가야금ver.)_작곡: 안예은 Creative Commons Podcast shout out: Composer Chronicals Stephen Trygar recounts the stories of composers past and present through the music they write. Historical episodes focus on a particular work by the featured composer and examines their life during the time the piece was written and performed. Additionally, living composers, musicians, industry professionals, and general enthusiasts are featured every other week to share their own stories and geek out over the music that we all love. Through these tales, you're invited to explore each composers' legacy and their impact in keeping the world entertained. Listener shout out: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar has been given numerous names in its history. Before 1911, official names included Nomiĭn Khüree (Mongolian: ᠨᠣᠮ ‍ᠤᠨ ᠬᠦᠷᠢᠶᠡᠨ; Номын хүрээ) and Ikh Khüree (ᠶᠡᠬᠡ ᠬᠦᠷᠢᠶᠡᠨ; Их Хүрээ; lit. "Great Settlement"). It is called Bogdiin Khuree (Богдын Хүрээ, Bogdiĭn Khüree, "Great Holy Khan's Monastery") in the folk song "Praise of Bogdiin Khuree". Other names were Da Khüree (Да Хүрээ, dà, "great"), or simply Khüree (ᠬᠦᠷᠢᠶᠡᠨ; Хүрээ). The Chinese equivalent, Dà Kùlún (大庫倫), was rendered into Western languages as "Kulun" or "Kuren". In western languages, the city at that time was most often referred to as Urga (from Mongolian: ᠥᠷᠭᠦᠭᠡ; Өргөө, Örgöö, "Palace"). From Wikipedia
09:16
June 30, 2021
EP 81: Brazil- How The Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats
This is a beautiful story of beware of what you ask for and also make sure that when you lay down the rules, they they are clear. The rat wants to race the beetle, but he does not think ahead as she does. And in the second part, it is the beetle who does not think ahead and only wants what she wants. In the end, we get the Brazilian flag. Source: Fairy Tales From Brazil by Collected by Elsie Spicer Eells Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Jungle Night Sounds by Youtube Creator Suite Enjoy this little bonus story and go listen to independent podcasters!
09:44
June 23, 2021
EP 80: Armenia- Zoolvisia (զուլվիզիա)
This story is of a king who is poisoned and his son who goes off to avenge him. The trouble is that the person who slayed his father isn't a warrior, but an enchanted princess who just wants to be left alone. Eventually he falls for her, but he must break her magic spell before he can talk to her. Even after winning her over, his trials are not over. Will they live happily ever after? Will the witch steal her away? What can the magic fairies do to help? Source: The Golden Maiden and other folk tales and fairy stories told in Armenia collected by A. G. Seklemian Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Tailor's Seat by German Mr. Thomas Creative Commons Sound Effects: Birds and rain by Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shout out: Planthropology A cool, sciencey, nerdy podcast all about plants and the people who study them. Dr Vikram's passion for plants shows through on his podcast and his twitter feed. Always a good listen. Listener shout out to Green Bay Wisconsin and the Ho Chunk Native American Tribe. Language highlight is Ho Chunk  Cover Art: "An Armenian woman posing for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey), Circa 1910" by ali eminov is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
26:45
June 16, 2021
EP 79: Ghana- Tit for Tat and Why The White Ants Always Harm Man's Property
In the first Anansi story, there is a great famine. Everyone is looking for food. Anansi's son, Kweku Tsin is able to find food, but declines to tell his father where because he knows of his father's greed. Well, by trickery, Anansi learns where the meat is and plans to make himself fat. To get back at him, Kweku Tsin tries to convince Anansi that the gods are mad at him. Will it work? In the second story, Anansi is pretending to take his dead grandfather's body home, when really it is a dead antelope. Wolf and Leopard think he is being tricky, so they scare him and take the meat away. How does Anansi get revenge? He hangs them from a tree and eats a feast in front of them. The white ant (termite) cuts them down, but Anansi still gets another one over on them. Why is the white ant so mad? Listen and find out. Source: West African folk-tales collected by Barker, William Henry Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Night Frogs recorded by Dustin Steichmann Music: Kpanlogo at Brandeis University - A Taste of Ghana Francis Kofi Akotuah Creative Commons Podcaster shout out: Lexitecture  You’ve found the online home of your new favourite source of random etymology from a pair of language geeks from either side of The Pond. Listener shout out: Istanbul Turkey. Language: Turkish teşekkürler ve iyi geceler Thank you and goodnight.
10:38
June 9, 2021
EP 78: Turkey- Kara Mustafa the Hero
In this story, Kara Mustafa starts off as a complete coward. His wife is so ashamed that she leaves him in the middle of nowhere in the dead of night. After this, he takes his rage out on a swarm of flies and proclaims that he killed 60 with one stroke and 70 with a second stroke. He is found by some Dews, which are evil fairies. The believe that he is much stronger than he really is. They test him and he amazes them. But how will he ever go back home? Source: Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales Collected by Ignaz Kunos Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Turku, Nomads of the Silk Road - Penceresi Yola Karsi Creative Commons License Sound effects: Jungle Night Sounds -Youtube Creator Studio  Podcaster shout out: Asian Tapestry by Theshira Pather Listener shout out: Lagos Nigeria. Language spotlight: Yoruba
13:59
June 2, 2021
EP 77: Russia- The Fiend (Упырь Upyr)
In this story, Marusia falls in love and is to be wed to a mysterious young man. It turns out that he is not a good guy. He likes to have forbidden snacks in church. Marusia sees him snacking and he confronts her. When she lies to him, he curses her mother, father, and Marusia herself. Babushka to the rescue! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fiend Source: A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-Lore collected by W. R. S. RALSTON Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Russian folk song "Luchinushka" / Rachlevsky, RSO  Russian folk song "Luchinushka" (Torch-light).  RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA (formerly: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin) conducted by Misha Rachlevsky.  This was an encore for the performance on March 3, 2016, "Concerts at One" series at New York's Trinity Wall Street Church.  The concert was an opening of the "Revolutionaries: The late works of Beethoven & Ginastera" festival. License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed) Source videos View attributions SFX: Cold desolate Arctic wind, mostly wind rumble 344 Audio Podcast shout out: LAN Parties Listener shout out: Mesa Arizona Cover photo: "Children of Russian Nobility in Peasant Dress" by paukrus is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
16:46
May 26, 2021
EP 76: Japan- Urashima Taro (浦島 太郎)
This is the story of Urashima Taro. He is a legendary fisherman with a kind heart. After saving a tortoise from some boys, he is rewarded with a trip to the palace of Rin Jin, the Sea King. The tortoise that he saves is no other than the princess, whom Urashima falls madly in love with. But he faces a dilemma: does he stay with his love, or does he go back and take care of his aging parents? Listen and find out  Source: Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki (1908)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Sound effects: Zapsplat, West Wolf  Podcast shout out: Classical Adventures for One  Listener shout out: Maharashtra, India. Language Marathi  Image: "Urashima" by Kawanabe, Kyōsai, 1831-1889, artist from the Library of Congress
26:53
May 19, 2021
EP 75: Bengal- The Bald Wife ন্যাড়া বউ
Today's story is that of two wives. One is young, pretty, and mean. The other is older, nearly bald, and kind. After a bit of magic from a holy man, one of the wives is beautiful and has an arm full of precious gifts. The other one comes home frightfully ugly and absolutely poor. Which one is which? Source: Folk-Tales of Bengal retold by Lal Behari Day (1912)  Music: আমার হৃদ কমলো মঞ্চে দোলে করালো বদনী  II Hrid Kamal Manche Dole   Shamya Sangeet ramprasad sen Creative Commons Sound Effects: Birds on back porch by Lisa Steichmann Podcast shout out: Ratchet Book Club by Derik Listener shout out: Ontario, Ca
09:55
May 13, 2021
EP 74: South Africa- Lion and Jackal + Tink Tinkje
In the first story the Tigers, not Lion, decide to send their seven children to study with Jackal. Under the guise of teaching the Tiger children, Jackal convinces the parents to stay away while the children get used to studying away from them. One by one the children disappear until finally Jackal is gone. In the second story, the birds want to decide who is the king of all the birds. They all argue about who is the best and finally they decide on the bird who can fly the highest. Vulture can fly very high, but a stowaway steals the show. Who will be king? Source: SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES BY JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D. Music: The Boynton Middle School 6th Grade Chorus sings "Singabahambayo," a South African Freedom song in Zulu and English, arranged by Cheryl Lavender, under the direction of Robert Winans at the Winter Choral Concert, January 25, 2018, in Kulp Auditorium, Ithaca High School, Ithaca, New York. Sound Effects: Spring Frogs in Ansan recorded 5/2/2021 by Dustin Steichmann Cover art by dfaulder American Yellow Warbler Podcast Shout Out: Historical Natives- The Historical Natives broadcasts information on Native American history, culture, and beings in respectful horror-themed episodes. It's difficult to find information on our expansive culture, and we strive to ease the strain of the current broken telephone system and create an accessible database for everyone. Listener Shout Out: Busan, South Korea
14:57
May 6, 2021
EP 73: Ghana- Thunder and Anansi + Why the Lizard Continually Moves His Head Up and Down
Here are two tales from the West African country of Ghana, traditional to the Akan people. The first story tells about the trickster Anansi, who meets Thunder and is greeted with a magic pot. Instead of feeding his family, greed makes him hide his magic pot. When his family finds the pot, trouble ensues for Anansi. The second story tells of how Anansi tricks the three princesses into revealing their names, only to have Lizard win the princesses for his wives. One thing you never want to do, is to cross Anansi, and Lizard pays dearly for his transgressions. Book: Internet Archives 1917 Barker and Sinclair Music: African Folk Music and Drumming from the Ewe tribe by Traditional singers Creative Commons AMB Night Crickets LB by DaveRose on www.freesound.org. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Podcast Shout Out: El Radio Del Barrio  "Esta estación es para la raza mexicana que siempre Quiero escuchar música mexicana esta es tu Estación" Dustin's Links: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents
14:06
April 28, 2021
EP 72: Philippines- Aponibolinayen and the Sun
This week's story tells of the young woman, Aponibolinayen, who is magically lifted to the heavens by the siksiklat vine. She shows the Sun, Ini-Init, how to make fish soup with only a boiled stick. When she comes back her family, they wonder who her husband is. They send betel nuts to bring all of the people to the wedding, but her husband avoids it until he cannot stand it any more. Will they find happiness? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Source: Philippine Folk Tales Retold by Mabel Cook Cole (1916) Public Domain Music: The Kalinga Soul Through The Music of Alex Madullawan Tumapang Creative Commons Jungle Atmosphere Night provided by Youtube Studios Picture: "Filipina Bride, Barangay" by InSapphoWeTrust is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Podcast Shout Out: The Dumb, Found Dead Podcast  Darwin awards, Puns, and a general good time. Listener Shout Out: Selangor, Malaysia. Language: Bahasa Malaysia
17:08
April 21, 2021
EP 71: Korea- A Bridegroom for Miss Mole
This story comes from Korea, but has cousins in all the world of folklore. It is a classic story of who is the strongest. Is it the Sun? the Clouds? The mighty stone Buddha? Listen to this tale of Mole Father looking for the strongest son-in-law.  Source: Korean Fairy Tales W.E. Griffis (1922) Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: [ 서원숙 - 가야금 ] 심상건 산조 및 풍류 중 '중모리~자진모리'(국악음반_레이블소설) Seo WonSook - Gayageum Creative Commons 2.0 문의 guksuldang@gmail.com / 070-7537-1578 Listener shout out: Gauteng, South Africa (language spotlight: Zulu) Story suggestions can be sent to: Sandmanstoriespresents@gmail.com
09:34
April 15, 2021
EP 70: China- A Lesson from Confucius 孔子之敎誨 + The Wind, The Clouds, and The Snow 風雲雪
Two stories this week: The first, a man learns that by being tough he is headed towards an early grave. He must learn to be like the tongue rather than the tooth. The second is the story of snow, who argues for its own importance, but is reminded where it comes from. All in the great courthouse in the sky. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao Creative Commons All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents Shout out to OUR Show Podcast Listener shout out KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
15:60
April 7, 2021
*Bonus* Podswap Episode with Book Nerd Diaries
Hello listeners, This week's pod is not your regular pod. In an effort to reach new listeners, I'm doing a podswap with Book Nerd Diaries host Amber W. Next week we will return with another folk tale from somewhere in the world. I hope you enjoy From Amber: We`re on the case! This time around, we`re talking about the brilliant murder mystery "Truly, Devious" (Truly, Devious #1), by Maureen Johnson! Content Warnings For This Book: *Non-Graphic Death *Underage Drinking *Brief Non-Graphic Nudity Sources For The Trivia Corner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier,_Vermont https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Miller_(comics) Cover Art: "Sincerely Media" on unsplash,via anchor.fm Theme Music: The Show Must Be Go by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4509-the-show-must-be-go License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Follow Us Online: twitter.com/bndpod facebook.com/booknerddiaries instagram.com/bndpod Check Out Our Website: bndpod.wordpress.com E-Mail Us: bndpod@gmail.com Advertise With Us: ko-fi.com/bndpod (Click On "Shop") PLEASE Leave Us A Five-Star Rating And Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-book-nerd-diaries/id1519847155 Or become a subscriber ON PATREON as part of our "21 for 21" Campaign! patreon.com/bndpod
13:53
April 1, 2021
EP 69: India- The Real Mother
Another story from Himachel Pradesh and the Shimla village area, as gathered by Alice Dracott (Simla Village Tales). This story tells the tale of a rich Rajah and his six rich wives and his one poor one. Unable to have kids, he asks a Fakhir to help him. Only his poor wife listens to the instructions and so only she has children, six boys and one girl. The jealous wives bribe the midwife to get rid of the kids any way she can, and so she does three times. Will there ever be justice? Music in the episode: Ashok Pathak- Bagashree (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ashok_Pathak/Arbiter_Artist_Samples/pathakbagashreemp3 Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Curator: Arbiter Records Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ ) Podcaster shout out to: Legendary Africa Listener shout out to: Buskerud Norway
08:57
March 25, 2021
EP 68: Iran- The Cat and The Mouse
This time the story comes from ancient Persia. It is the story of a mouse who insults a cat and is killed for his offense. The cat then prays to Allah and promises to reform himself. The mice believe that he has repented and thus bring him gifts to thank him for not eating them anymore. The cat thinks that Allah has blessed him with a feast after fasting. This leads to all out war between the cats and the mice. Who will prevail in the end? Source: The Cat and the Mouse: A Book of Persian Fairy Tales by James and Neill Music: Persian Classical Music by Samandar Dehghani, Tar Sina Dehghani: Tombak and Daf Streamed by UC Davis Narrator: Dustin Steichmann This week's podcast shout out is to Doug Loves Movies Listener shout out: Stavropol Krai
16:43
March 18, 2021
EP 67: South Africa- The World's Reward
This story broadly follows the tale of the Bremen Town Musicians. Dog is too old and so has to leave home. Dog meets other animals. Animals find a house full of food and thieves. Animals scare away the thieves. Thieves come back and get their butts kicked. And everyone lives happily ever after. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann (links) Source: South African Folk Tales by James A Honey  Ambient sound: South African Thunderstorm by Tim Kahn  Music: Uyangijuma by Stabhilithi "A zonkey" by Leogirly4life is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Podcast Shout Out is Dustin Can Read Go listen to him! Listener Shout Out to Manilla Philippines 
07:21
March 11, 2021
EP 66: Armenia- The Fairy Nightingale
This is the story of an king who wants to build the perfect church, but he is lacking one thing. When he finally gets the monk to tell him what he is missing, his three sons have to set off to find it. The youngest does the hard work of finding it and bringing it back, only to be stuck in a well by his two older brothers. Will the church ever have the right ingredients? Source: The Golden Maiden by A. G. Seklemian Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Sad Beach by Soroosh Nematollahi Creative Commons License Podcast Shoutout: Varmints Listener Shout Out: Tuscany All SSP links: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents "Armenian Church" by Hovic - Churches Album is licensed under CC BY 2.0
14:36
March 4, 2021
EP 65: Japan- The Wooden Bowl
The story of a young woman who is left an orphan after her parents pass away. The last thing her mother does for her, is to place a bowl on her head, to hide her beauty from the world. The woman is diligent and works hard, focusing all her energy on being a good person. She is hired into a house to take care of a sick wife, and there, meets the son of the house who falls in love with her. Will she ever lose her odd headpiece? Source: The Wooden Bowl retold by T H James Music: June 24, 2018: Riley Lee, Shakuhachi flute grandmaster performs a piece called "Dimante Lapis," a piece composed around 1150, during the Sunday service in the Dome at Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, Colorado. Creative Commons License Podcast Shoutout: Old Bones by Andy Earnshaw
11:23
February 25, 2021
EP 64: Ghana- Three Anansi Tales
Here are three tales from the West African country of Ghana, traditional to the Akan people. The first story tells about the trickster Anansi, who get the great god Nyankupon to rename the stories in Anansi's honor. The second story tells of how Anansi wants to keep all of the knowledge in a jar, but finds out that there is still more knowledge out there. The third story is of Anansi and his neighbor Nothing. Anansi is poor, but when he borrows Nothing's fine clothes, he is able to trick many women into thinking he is rich. Anansi grows jealous of his neighbor, and kills the man. That is why the children weep for Nothing. Book: Internet Archives 1917 Barker and Sinclair Music: African Roots Music by Rafa Navarro Creative Commons Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shout Out: The History of China Podcast Dustin's Links: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents Cover Art: "Spider" by James E. Petts is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
11:27
February 18, 2021
EP 63: Turkey- The Three Orange Peris
This is the story of a young prince who is cursed after breaking an old woman's jugs. He must find the three orange Peris otherwise he will certainly die. It is not easy to find them, even harder to keep them, and with the help of an evil hearted and somewhat spotted servant, he almost loses everything. Source: Forty-Four Turkish Tales  Music: Turku, Nomads of the Silk Road - -Bir Demet Yasemen http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Turku_Nomads_of_the_Silk_Road/Alleys_of_Istanbul/14_-Bir_Demet_Yasemen Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Curator: Music for Video Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Podcast Shoutout: For Your Reference Listener Shoutout: Buenos Aires
22:49
February 11, 2021
EP 62: Azores- Longstaff
This is the story of Longstaff, a strong young man from the city. He is raised by his mom in the woods and then comes back to his dad and demands a giant metal staff be made. He then goes on an adventure and meets two other strong men and they move in together. Add in a few princesses, a dwarf with red boots, and a seven headed serpent, and you have the makings of a true adventure. Book: The Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores by Eells Music: The Rule by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4506-the-rule License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Podcast: Jar of Rebuke (seriously, go check them out!) Cover Art: "Azores" by Jsome1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
19:60
February 4, 2021
EP 61: Korea- The Sneezing Colossus 8/28
This is the story of Mr Kim, a lazy father who lives in the mountains. His wife sends him away one day to find something to help feed the kids. While he is walking, he finds an ancient stone Buddha carved in the side of a mountain. Growing on top is the biggest, juiciest pear he has ever seen, but how can he get up there? Story: W. E. Griffis (1922)   Music: 서원숙 Seo Wonsook with the song 중모리~자진모리 Creative Commons use. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann for Sandman Stories Presents Podcast shout out to: The Endless Knot They are really amazing and deserve your support. Please go check out the wonderful work done by Dr. Mark and Dr. Aven. Cheers! Cover art: "File:Leshan Buddha Statue View.JPG" by Ariel Steiner is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5"
07:40
January 28, 2021
EP 60: India- The Dead Man's Ring and others
These four stories come from Simla Village Tales retold by Alice Elizabeth Dracott. The first is a battle of bragging rights between the owl and the kite. The second is how the bird learns to keep his mouth shut when it comes to other's suffering. The third is about a woman who listen to the animals and find's the dead man's ring The fourth is the origin of death. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Siddharta Corsus - Invocation (album Rasa Lila) Creative Commons "Ring finger" by markvernik is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Shout out to Bunny Trails Pod. Go listen to them!
06:10
January 21, 2021
EP 59: China- The Boy of Perfect Disposition⁠ (完全之性格) & What the Yen Tzi taught the Hunter (⁠獵人受敎於鳥) 14+15 of 37
In the first story, a boy displays the ideals of being a good son and student. In the end he turns out to be a great man. The story illustrates the confusionist ideals of the time.  In the second story, a hunter is moved by the bird's generosity and thus gives up hunting. The moral is to take care of one another. No podcast or listener shout out on this one because I recorded it before I started doing that. Enjoy~ Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have.  Sleep well
08:09
January 14, 2021
EP 58: South Africa- Three Jackal Stories
These three stories all have Jackal as a main character. Some are too short to be their own story, so I lumped them all together. The stories are: The Jackal and The Wolf; A Jackal and A Wolf; and The Lion, The Jackal, and The Man. From the book South African Folktales by James A Honey. In the first story Jackal is smart, but wolf isn't so lucky. In the second story, Jackal is just mean to wolf. In the third story, Jackal tells Lion that Man is the strongest and Lion sets out to find out. The music is a traditional wedding dance by the Shaghoken Ensemble from Rwanda.  The podcast shout out is One Mic: Black History by Countryboi  Picture: "Jackals Drinking - South Africa" by South African Tourism is licensed under CC BY 2.0
07:15
January 7, 2021
EP 57: India -The Loss of Friends part 4- Merchant Strongtooth (पञ्चतन्त्र)
In this chapter, Victor tells Lively the story of the Merchant Strong-Tooth who loses and then wins the king's favor. This convinces Lively to go meet Rusty the king, and the two become fast friends. That doesn't go so well for Victor who is soon out of a job. Music: Dhani Gundecha & Madhuvanti Murali Mohan with Dhrupad & Rudra Veena duet Creative Commons  Book: The Panchatantra translated by Arthur Ryder Words can be found at: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/ Other Sandman Links Cover Art: Rama Returns in Victory to Ayodhya, Pahari, Kangra, Fitzwilliam Museum images@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/imagelibrary/ The Fitzwilliam Museum Photographic Services Trumpington Street Cambridge, Cambs, CB2 1RB UK
13:11
January 1, 2021
EP 56: Japan- The Princes Fire-Flash and Fire-Fade
The two princes get along fine. One brother hunts, while the other one fishes. Trouble comes when the younger one asks to switch and then loses his brother's magic fishing hook. Prince Fire-Fade must travel under the sea to retrieve the missing hook. Story: Mrs. T.H. James (https://archive.org/details/princesfireflash00jameiala/mode/2up) Music: Etsuko Chida Omoigawa from Shsk'h Vol.02 - Koto Kumiuta (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Etsuko_Chida/Shskh_Vol02_-_Koto_Kumiuta/Omoigawa) Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/ Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/ Narrator: Dustin Steichmann (https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents)
09:33
December 25, 2020
EP 55: Azores- Why Dogs Sniff Each Other + Armenia- Simon the Friend of Snakes
In story number one, Elsie Spicer Eells tells the story of why dogs always sniff each other. Will they ever find the dog who brought the pepper? In story number two, Simon comes to the aid of the snakes and is rewarded, but if he tells about his rewards he will die. Can he resist telling about his secret? Story One: Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores by Elsie Spicer Eells Music: Galpão Nativo | TVE - Família Machado e João Vicenti - 21/5/17 Story Two: The Golden Maiden by A.G. Seklemian Music: Sound of Armenian Duduk. By I.Mazia
12:02
December 20, 2020
EP 54: Korea- Fancha and the Magpie 7/28
This is the story of a one of the emperors of China, whose ancestors were Manchu, who was embarrassed because his family did not have a good origin story. So an old woman of the court tells the story of how his ancestor is born from the gods. Fancha lived in Manchuria and after his family was killed he fled south to the Tumen River. When that was was not recorded. There is a lot of overlap with this story from Chinese/Jurchen legend.  Source: Korean Fairy Tales William Elliot Griffis (1922)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music in the story: "Mountain Monk C" by Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.de Creative Commons License (by-nc-nd)  Shout out to Because Language Podcast. They are an awesome podcast that cover linguistics from a very approachable way. Fun for the word nerd or lay person. Give them a listen!
15:03
December 15, 2020
EP 53: Brazil- How the Monkey Escaped Being Eaten
The story of the Tricky Monkey who does not want to be eaten. When the man traps him under a tree and then again in a box, how will the monkey escape? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Fairy Tales From Brazil How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eels  Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Sound effects by Zapsplat.com All sandman links: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents
07:51
December 10, 2020
EP 52: South Africa- The Monkey's Fiddle + The Tiger, The Ram, And The Jackal
These are the second and third stories I have read from the book. The Monkey works for his uncle for a while and gets some pretty cool toys. Wolf and Jackal are a bit jealous and try to steal the magic bow away from him. It all ends in a wild mess in the courtroom. In story two, Tiger has never seen a Ram before and is a bit frightened by the loud animal. When Jackal tries to convince Tiger to eat the Ram, Ram's wife Ewe tells him a trick that will scare away tiger forever. In this space I am going to start doing podcast recommendations as I love to listen to pods, and you might like the stuff that I listen to too. If you like legends from South Africa, you should check out Legendary Africa hosted by Theshira. She is often reading stories that she has adapted from traditional lore and put her own spin on. Her voice is awesome and I'm sure you will like her stories. She is also on youtube, instagram, and twitter. Find her and say hi. The ambient sounds are from an evening in Kruger National Park. I hope you enjoy and sleep well References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9v1PoKsiPU&ab_channel=peakfiddler (fiddle music) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVlXqRG2j90&t=2113s&ab_channel=DestinationAudio (Ambient sounds) "Baby vervet monkey searching for food in the grass" by string_bass_dave is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Check out my other stuff here: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents
08:38
December 5, 2020
EP 51: Korea-The Rabbit's Eyes 5/28
The King of the fish falls ill and the only thing that can cure his illness is Rabbit Eyes.     Author: William Elliot Griffis (1922)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music used in the story:  [ 서원숙 - 가야금 ] 심상건 풍류_염불도드리~타령(국악음반_레이블소설) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cBU2hdWDOo Sound FX by Zapsplat
06:55
December 2, 2020
EP 50: India -The Loss of Friends part 3- The Jackal and the War Drum (पञ्चतन्त्र)
This is the third installment of the Loss of Friends book in the Panchatantra. In this story the Jackal finds out that not all things that make noise are powerful. At the same time Victor finds out that the awful animal making all of the noise is just a Bull. He decides to play the Bull off of Rusty the Lion King and take advantage of the situation. Rusty feels reassured, but is doesn't completely trust Victor.  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Mind Relaxing Music Book: The Panchatantra translated by Arthur Ryder Words can be found at: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/ Other Sandman Links
11:06
November 26, 2020
EP 49: South Africa- The Lost Message
My first story from the continent of Africa. This story comes from South Africa. This is the story of how the ants lost their sense of unity, and scattered into many different living places. If you notice, ants live in a lot of different places. If they only listened to the god of the insects, they would know how to overcome, but sadly the messenger got lost and the ants never caught that lesson. Big thanks to Legendary Africa Podcast for inspiring me to cover more African tales. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: The University of Pretoria OVUWA Choir Creative Commons Cover art- "Ant communication" by Dzipi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Source: Dr James Honey
04:23
November 22, 2020
EP 48: Japan- The Hare of Inaba 因幡の白兎
This is the story of the 81st prince who is ignored by his older brothers, a hare that tries to trick crocodiles, and a princess that sees the good in people.  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music in the story: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod courtesy of Youtube Studio  Told by Mrs. T.H. James; 1892;  Griffith, Farran & Co. in London & Sydney.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_of_Inaba
06:47
November 18, 2020
EP 47: China- The Man Who Loved Money Better Than Life (愛財勝於愛命) 12/37 + The Hen and the Chinese Mountain Turtle 雞龞之爭 13/37
In the first story, a man's greed costs him dearly. In the second story, Chickens learn how to live with the old mountain turtle. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents  The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have.  Sleep well
08:16
November 15, 2020
EP 34: China- A Great Repentance and a Great Forgiveness 悔恕並行 11/37
In this story, a great general is embarrassed before the king. He tries again and again to right this wrong, but he still has strong feelings in his heart. Finally, the man who wronged him realizes his errors and makes everything right, just in time for war with another nation. I hope you enjoy and perhaps get some sleep,   Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents  The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have.  Sleep well
06:01
November 14, 2020
EP 46: Brazil- Why The Banana Belongs to the Monkey
This is the story telling how bananas came to be associated with monkeys. With a close relation to the tar baby fable, the Big Monkey gets stuck to the Wax Child and can only get out with the help of a big, powerful friend. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Fairy Tales From Brazil How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eells  Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714  Night Jungle Atmosphere provided by Youtube Studios All Sandman Stories Presents social media links can be found here: Sandman Stories Presents
08:14
November 11, 2020
EP 45: Japan- My Lord Bag-O-Rice 俵藤太物語
The story of the great warrior Tawara Tōda and how he beat the giant centipede and gained many valuable rewards for doing so Written by  Yei Theodora Ozaki  Story Translated by B.H. Chamberlain  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music in the story: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod  Sound Effects by Zapsplatt   The Tale of Tawara Tōda (俵藤太物語, Tawara Tōda monogatari)  Book available at https://archive.org/details/mylordbagorice00chamiala/mode/2up   Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100192  Artist: http://incompetech.com/
07:57
November 6, 2020
EP 44: Korea- Topknots and Crockery Hats 6/28
The story of Kija and his coming to Korea. If you ever wondered why Korean fights rarely involve fists, but often times involve shouting and mean mugging, this story will tell you why. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: '우조가락도드리'를 위한 변주곡 By Kwak Su-Eun Story: Korean Fairy Tales by Griffis
10:08
November 3, 2020
EP 43: HALLOWEEN #6 The Phantom Hag
The story of a phaeton ride to a cromlech just past the furze bushes. (A carriage ride to the Stonehenge like thing past the yellow flowering bushes). The narrator is enjoying a ride with his pal Albert, and Albert's wife (unnamed). On the ride home from the druid's temple, the narrator sees a ghostly woman that no one else can see. Is she real? Why did his shoulder hurt? Was it a sign? From the book: Twenty-Five Ghost Stories Edited by W. Bob Holland in 1904  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music in the story: Asunder by Taylor Hayward  Sound Effects by Zapsplat @ https://www.zapsplat.com/  Story by Guy De Maupassant (?) Book available at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm   A big thank you to the people giving towards the creative commons and public domain ~Dustin
06:51
October 29, 2020
EP 42: HALLOWEEN #5 The Vengeance of a Tree
The Story of a young man who is love with his boss' daughter. They secretly plan to marry once he has a better job. Before they are able to do so, she is murdered and he is blamed for it. Without a trial, he is caught by a posse and hung. Her real murderer thinks he has gotten away with it, but he will soon find out that he isn't that lucky. Source: Project Gutenberg/Eleanor F Lewis/W. Bob Holland   Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Emmit Fenn | Allégro Sound FX: Zapsplat, Felix Blume Shout out to the movie review podcast "Where The Fck Are The Popcorn Bags". They make a very fun podcast where they review movies. As you may guess from the title, they are NSFW. Also shout out to the podcast "Adam and Andy" who have a drink and read weird news stories. They are an enjoyable listen for wacky news and the banter of two close friends. They are also NSFW because they use all the naughty words. Both of these podcasts have given me feedback which is helping me better my podcast. If you have any suggestions, you can send them to Sandmanstoriespresents@gmail.com Thank you and good night
12:01
October 23, 2020
EP 41: HALLOWEEN #4 The Spectre Bride
This is the story of Ralph Hagadorn, a young man living in Sault Ste Marie. He is traveling to his friend's wedding late in the evening, and is looking forward to seeing the woman he is secretly in love with. Marie Beaujeu is the woman he plans on professing his love to. While he is skating to his friend's home, he is lured away for his normal path by a skater all in white. He makes it to his friend's house safely only to receive bad news. Was it Marie who saved his life that night? Any comments, questions, or feedback can be sent to sandmanstoriespresents@gmail.com From the book: Twenty-Five Ghost Stories Edited by W. Bob Holland in 1904 Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music in the story: Spirit of Fire by Jesse Gallagher, Spirit of the Dead by Aakash Gandhi. Both Courtesy of youtube audio library   Story by W. Bob Holland Book available at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm
08:35
October 17, 2020
EP 40: HALLOWEEN #3 The Ghosts of Red Creek
This is the story of a hunting party that gets told the reason why Jack will only pass by a haunted house in the daylight. A story by S. T.  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann All sound effects: Zapsplat Night sounds care of YouTube Studios
07:23
October 11, 2020
EP 39: HALLOWEEN #2 The Phantom Toe
A man who has eaten entirely too much sauerkraut at a party, sits up in his dark unbolted room; and in the moonlight sees a toe by the curtains. is it a ghost? Is it the host come to murder and rob him? Is it just a hallucination created by too much German kimchi? Story: The Phantom Toe (no byline) Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Rain SFX: Dustin Steichmann Music: Drops by Whitesand (Creative Commons License) 
07:33
October 4, 2020
Sandman Trailer
This is just a short trailer to let everyone know what the podcast is about and how to get in touch with me. Music "Eddy" by Lish Grooves  Links to everything : https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents
00:54
October 3, 2020
EP 38: HALLOWEEN #1 The Buckstown Inn Ghost
This is the first in a series of Halloween themed stories. Coming from the book "Twenty-Five Ghost Stories" edited by W. Bob Holland. This story is about a haunted room in an Arkansas inn that isn't what it seems to be. Stories of treasure bring people in, but is there really buried treasure on the grounds? All sound effects provided by Zapsplat Banjo music by Mathieu Bouvier "Deering Goodtime" All Sandman Stories links here: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents
10:53
October 1, 2020
EP 37: Japan- The Tongue Cut Sparrow 舌切り雀
Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story collected by Lafcadio Hearn Illustrator: Kobayashi, Eitaku, 1843-1890 Music in the story: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod Book available at: https://www.wdl.org/en/item/14461/ Other Versions: https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/sparrow.html All links to Sandman Stories Stuff found here
03:53
September 26, 2020
EP 36: Korea- Prince Sandalwood the Father of Korea 4/28
The foundation myth of Korea featuring bears, tigers, and spirits from heaven. Author: William Elliot Griffis (1922)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music used in the story: [ 서원숙 - 가야금 ] 심상건 풍류_염불도드리~타령(국악음반_레이블소설) All other links here: https://linktr.ee/Sandmanstoriespresents
09:35
September 22, 2020
EP 35: Korea- East Light and the Bridge of Fishes 3/28
This is the story of one of the founders of Korea: East Light. He created the kingdom of Goguryeo, one of the three kingdoms of Korea during the age of the same name. Author: William Elliot Griffis (1922)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music in the story: Artist. 박민주 촬영. 박종덕,조은기,김민경,  편집. 신진용, 김성철 presented by PIDA MUSIC   Creative Commons License. 경기민요. 박민주 촬영. 박종덕, 조은기,김민경@피다뮤직 편집. 신진용, 김성철@피다뮤직 presented by PIDA MUSIC  Facebook : pidamusic@gmail.com Story words can be found at my wordpress Other links can be found on my Linktree
08:12
September 19, 2020
EP 33: Brazil- How The Monkey Got Food When He Was Hungry
Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Fairy Tales From Brazil How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eells Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 night sound effects by Lisa Steichmann
04:28
September 13, 2020
EP 32: India- The Loss of friends part 2- The Wedge Pulling Monkey (पञ्चतन्त्र)
This is the second story in the first book of the Panchatantra, called "The Wedge Pulling Monkey". In this part of the book, the Jackal named Victor decides to make his move and get close to the king, Rusty. He explain to the other Jackal, Cheek, that he is going to become close to Rusty in order to increase his own power. The monkey in the story finds a wedge in a partially split tree. He decides to remove the wedge even though his sensitive parts are in between the halves of the tree. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story: Panchatantra book 1- The Loss of Friends-The Wedge Pulling Monkey Music: Shahid Parvez -Raag Creative Commons License https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
16:47
September 10, 2020
EP 31: China- The Boy Who Couldn't Lie 童不説謊 10/37
This is the story of a little boy who cannot tell a lie. No, he did not chop down a cherry tree, instead he accidentally killed his pet bird by boiling it. Yikes! He also declined to lie when being rewarded for peeling fruit quickly. He was truly the boy who couldn't lie. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have. Sleep well
04:36
September 7, 2020
EP 30: India- Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) The Loss of Friends 1: The Loss of Friends
This is the first story in the first book of the Panchatantra, called simply "The Loss of Friends". The plot of the book is revealed in the opening line: "The forest lion and the bull Were linked in friendship, growing, full: A jackal then estranged the friends For Greedy and malicious ends" There is a bull that belongs to a merchant named Increase. As he thinks that his bull has died, he leaves him by the riverside. The bull's roar scares a local lion named Rusty. Sensing fear in the leader, Cheek and Victor, a couple of jackals, plot to make gains for themselves. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story: Panchatantra book 1- The Loss of Friends-The Loss of Friends Music: Raag Maru Bihag by Nikhil Banerjee Youtube https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
09:52
September 4, 2020
EP 29: Korea- Tokgabi and His Pranks 2/28
Tokgabi is a Korean spirit that likes to play pranks on the people of Korea. What kinds of pranks? Listen and find out!  Author: William Elliot Griffis (1922)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music used in the story:  [ 서원숙 - 가야금 ] 심상건 풍류_염불도드리~타령(국악음반_레이블소설) Youtube  All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents  The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have.  https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/ Sleep well #sleep #podcast #Insomnia
06:37
September 1, 2020
EP 28: Korea- The Unmannerly Tiger 1/28
Old Mountain uncle, the tiger, falls for a hunter's trap and is caught. But he is saved by a kind monk. What is a starving tiger to do? thank the monk? or eat the monk? Author: William Elliot Griffis (1922)  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music used in the story:  [ 서원숙 - 가야금 ] 심상건 풍류_염불도드리~타령(국악음반_레이블소설) Youtube All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have. https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/ Sleep well #sleep #podcast #Insomnia
07:56
August 28, 2020
EP 27: Turkey- The Silent Princess
A story reflecting the times. The prince is cursed for being a brat and he falls ill. The only way to cure him? More Cowbell! No, it is to find the silent princess and trick her into speaking. If he can trick her three times, she will become his possession. Will the property known as the princess be passed from father to new husband? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Source: Forty Four Turkish Fairy tales by Ignácz Kúnos  Illustrations by Willy Pogany [1913] Music: Dhaka Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
18:41
August 25, 2020
EP 26: China- Woo Sing and the Mirror ⁠借鏡訓子 #8/37 *bonus* Two Mothers and a Child⁠二母一孩 #9/37
In the first story, Woo Sing sees his first mirror. He learns the lesson about keeping his anger the hard way. Since the story is only 2 minutes long, I combined it with the next story. The second story is a sad story about a woman who loses everything that is important in traditional Chinese culture. Losing both a husband and her baby at the ripe old age of 15, she is thrown into a terrible position. But the selflessness of her favorite cousin brings a happy ending to this tale. I hope you enjoy and perhaps get some sleep, Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have. Sleep well
12:09
August 22, 2020
EP 25: China- The Lemon Tree and the Pumelo 檸檬與酸梅 7/37
The Lemon tree and the Pumelo tree live together in an orchard. The Lemon tree is sad at harvest as her children are unwanted and unappreciated, while the Pumelo is celebrated and enjoyed. How can happiness be found in the orchard? When you help a friend, you make two happy. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents The entire book will be published as a patreon gift to any supporters I have. https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/ Sleep well
05:13
August 19, 2020
EP 24: China- The Proud Chicken 傲雞 6/37
What happens to the Rooster who thinks he is too big to fail? Who will stick up to him? Will he just be a bully for life? Sleep well my friends. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
06:55
August 17, 2020
EP 23: China- The Snail and The Bees 蜂蝸之爭 5/37
A snail mother is disturbed by the Bee King. She vows revenge and sends her children to attack the bees. In the end, the bees and the snails fall into conflict. Both sides incur loses, but the listener gains valuable insight.  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908)  Music: 中国古筝音乐 | Chinese Guzheng Music [CC] Facebook       Youtube https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
07:23
August 14, 2020
EP 22: China- The Evergreen Tree and the Wilderness Marigold 金盞花不如永綠樹 4/37
This is the story of two plants that live side by side. The marigold complains about how the evergreen is blocking the light and the rain and how it should move. The marigold also makes a point about how much people enjoy the flowers. The evergreen gives a wise rebuttal. But who is right? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908)  Music: 곽수은의 가야금 Kwak's Gayageum  All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
04:56
August 11, 2020
EP 21: Brazil- How The Monkey Got a Drink of Water
The very naughty monkey is teasing the hungry tiger. How will he get a drink from the watering hole if the tiger is guarding it? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Fairy Tales From Brazil How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eells  Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
07:07
August 9, 2020
EP 20: Japan- The Ogre's Arm (羅生門)
The Story of Brave Tsuna and the horrible ogre Shutendoji. Tsuna, in times of peace, decides to brag about how brave he is. The other samurai tell him that if he is so brave, he should go and slay Shutendoji the fierce ogre. He finds the ogre at the Rashomon gate and chops off its arm. He is told to keep the arm safe and not talk to anyone, but can he resist the old aunty that wants to take a peep?  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod Ishikari Lore Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Source: The Ogre's Arm told in English by Mrs. T.H. James.  Created Tōkyō : Kōbunsha, Meiji 22 [1889]  Description [28] p. : col. ill. ; 16 cm. Series Kobunsha's Japanese fairy tale series ; no. 18. [More in this series]  Japanese fairy tale series ; no. 18 Notes Cover title.  Based on: Rashōmon.  https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
10:60
August 6, 2020
EP 19: China- The Widow and Her Son 能孝能弟 3/37
Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" Music by Studio Suona Youtube channel: Sandman Stories https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
05:25
August 4, 2020
EP 18: Korea- Charan (자란의 사랑)
The story of a dancing girl and a young son of an official. Their love transcends the distance from Seoul to Pyongan, and the rigidity of Korean society. Can he work his way up from missing son to wandering beggar to court official?   Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Music in the story: 노랫가락 - 경기민요 무형문화재 이수자 박민주 and 매화타령 - 경기민요 무형문화재 이수자 박민주 Source: KOREAN FOLK TALES IMPS, GHOSTS AND FAIRIES TRANSLATED FROM THE KOREAN OF IM BANG AND YI RYUK BY JAMES S. GALE  London: J. M. DENT & SONS, Ltd. New York: E. P. DUTTON & CO. 1913   Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_jg9MFO6NtRYHO3FRlMcg? Words: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
34:26
August 2, 2020
EP 17: America- Where Grandfather Frog Got His Big Mouth
Ever Wonder why Grandfather Frog has a big old mouth? ever wonder where he got it? Well, Peter Rabbit finds out where he got it in this Thornton W. Burgess story. Listen and enjoy. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Sound Effects: Jungle Atmosphere- Youtube Studios. Running water- Ansan Hwajung Stream recorded by Dustin Steichmann for Sandman Fields  Book https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_jg9MFO6NtRYHO3FRlMcg?
11:25
July 31, 2020
EP 16: Brazil- How The Goat and the Monkey Earned Their Reputation
The goat can seem quite foolish, and the monkey is known as a trickster. Ever wondered why? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Fairy Tales From Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eels Illustrations by Helen M. Barton. Rain sound recorded at Sandman Studios Jungle Night Audio provided by Youtube Studios Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
07:32
July 29, 2020
EP 15: China- Animal Peace Party 羣獸議和 2/37
The horses, cows, and pigs are in conflict. Will a party bring peace to the farm? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" Music: "月儿高 Song: Moon Rising Player: Jinlong Fang ; Lin Wu." https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
05:31
July 27, 2020
EP 14: China- How The Moon Became Beautiful 月何以美 1/37
The Moon wasn't always beautiful. At one time, it was rather dull. Until it found a maiden that lit up his life. Now they are together and showring the earth with their love. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" Music: "Lau Tzu Ehru" by Doug Maxwell I hope you enjoy the story, ~Dustin
04:03
July 20, 2020
EP 13: Brazil- How The Monkey Became A Trickster
The Monkey loves to play tricks. He also loves to eat delicious fruit. What happens when the Monkey eats the most special fruit with the very difficult name?  Fairy Tales From Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eels Illustrations by Helen M. Barton. Narration by Dustin Steichmann Rainstorm recorded by Dustin Steichmann Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
05:38
July 18, 2020
EP 12: India- Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) introduction
This is the introduction to the classic Hindu text; the Panchatantra or Five Books. The king has three very stubborn and proudly ignorant sons. It is up to Vishnusharaman to bring the boys toward enlightenment. Can he do it? Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Text: The Panchatantra translated by Arthur Ryder (1925)  Music: "Shesh Pesh" by JR Tundra, "Dhaka" by Kevin MacLeod Video version available on my youtube channel: Sandman Stories https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
05:13
July 15, 2020
EP 11: Japan- The Old Man and The Devils (こぶとりじいさん)
Narrated by Dustin Steichmann Hasegawa, T. (Publisher) Hepburn, James C. (Translator) Sensei Eitaku (Illustrator) Music: "Ishikari Lore" Kevin MacLeod, "Sao Meo" Doug Maxwell and Zac Zinger More information on the book at: Baxley Stamps Book available for reading here Youtube channel Sandman Stories https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
04:55
July 13, 2020
EP 10: Japan- The Goblin Spider (魔物 蜘蛛)
The story of a killer goblin hanging around a haunted temple. Enjoy! Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Title The goblin spider Author Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904 Date (Original) 1899  Date 1899 Time Period 1891-1900  Publisher (Original) Hasegawa (Firm) Description Japanese fairy tale series (Hasegawa) ; 2nd ser., no. 1.  Book Available at: https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll8/id/4161/rec/3  Music: Hon Kyoku by Doug Maxwell and Zac Zinger https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
04:56
July 8, 2020
EP 9: Brazil- Why The Hen is Speckled
Ever wondered why hens can be black, white, or speckled? well this is the story of how one got that way. Fairy Tales From Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eels Illustrations by Helen M. Barton. Sound effects by Zapsplatt Jungle Night Audio provided by Youtube Studios Venkatesananda by Jesse Gallagher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnBCftRg2LM Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Blog: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
11:49
July 4, 2020
EP 8: Turkey- The Rose Beauty
This is the sad story of a beautiful woman whose smile makes roses bloom, who cries pearls, and whose footsteps causes grass to grow. Her beauty causes jealousy in a woman who wants to promote her own daughter to princess. Will she ever get her eyes back?  Narrator: Dustin Steichmann  Forty Four Turkish Fairy tales by Ignácz Kúnos  Illustrations by Willy Pogany [1913]  Available at: https://archive.org/details/fortyfourturkish001862/page/n6/mode/2up  Music: Desert Caravan by Aaron Kenny, Oud Dance by Doug Maxwell  All Stories available for listening at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_jg9MFO6NtRYHO3FRlMcg/ Blog: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
13:57
June 30, 2020
EP 7: Brazil- How The Tiger Got His Stripes
Ever wonder why the tiger has stripes? This story will tell you why. Fairy Tales From Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eells Illustrations by Helen M. Barton. Jungle Night Audio provided by Youtube Studios Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Blog: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
12:58
June 22, 2020
EP 6: Brazil- Why The Tiger and The Stag Are Afraid of Each Other
The Tiger and the Stag do not get along. Do you know why? Fairy Tales From Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eels Illustrations by Helen M. Barton. Summer Day Audio provided by Youtube Studios Video at https://youtu.be/Xozr9MK_-As Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Blog: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
10:01
June 19, 2020
EP 5: Brazil- Why The Lamb is Meek
Ever noticed that the lamb is meek? It wasn't always that way. Listen in to find out how the lamb gets tricked by the toad.  Source: Fairy Tales From Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eels  Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  Video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpmD5-BY7Ew Blog: https://sandmanstoriespresents.wordpress.com/
11:57
June 13, 2020
EP 4: Brazil- How the Toad Got His Bruises
If you have ever wondered why the Toad has bruises all over his body, it is because he wanted to go to a party in the sky. Find out how that turned into a lot of bruises. The story of how the toad got his bruises.  Fairy Tales From Brazil How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eells Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Youtube          Wordpress
06:42
June 11, 2020
EP 3: Brazil- How The Rabbit Lost Its Tail
This is the third story in the Brazilian Fairy Tale series by Elsie Spicer Eels Illustrations by Helen M. Barton. This story tells how The Rabbit lost its tail. Once, it had a long fluffy tail, but through a series of events, it lost its tail and now only has a short one. I hope you enjoy the story and find sleep soon Blog  Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Youtube
07:02
June 9, 2020
EP 2: Brazil- Preface and How Night Came
This is the preface and first story in the Brazilian Fairy Tale series by Elsie Spicer Eells Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.  This story tells how night came to be in Brazil.  I hope you enjoy the story and find sleep soon Book Available at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714 Story Text
12:08
June 9, 2020
EP 1: Brazil- Why the Sea Moans
Hello and welcome to my podcast.  This is the story of Dionysia, a princess set to be married off to a man she doesn't love. Labismena is a sea serpent who befriends the sad girl and helps her to escape the arranged marriage. Labismena's only request is that she is remembered on Dionysia's happiest day so that she may also be freed from her curse. Dionysia is so happy at winning over the handsome prince that she forgets her friend, who is cursed to forever call out her friend's name from the sea.  Source: Fairy Tales From Brazil Elsie Spicer Eells Video: Youtube Words: Story Text
23:34
May 30, 2020