The Changeling

The Changeling

The Apple Seed - Radio Archive, Episode 546 , Segment 3

Episode: Creature Feature

  • Feb 8, 2017 7:00 am
  • 6:48 mins

A changeling child was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies. Purposes of the changeling vary from story to story, some sinister and some sillier: one belief is that trolls thought that it was more respectable to be raised by humans and that they wanted to give their own children a human upbringing. This version of the folktale is performed by Richard Young, who comprises of half a storytelling duo with his wife Judy. You can learn more about them at www.yawp.com/stories