Animal Councils
  • Mar 27, 2020 1:00 am
  • 57:27 mins

In today’s episode, we’re thinking about animals. Stories about animals working together are at the heart of so many of the world’s tales, we thought we’d spend an hour bringing you a few. First, you’ll hear an Italian folk tale called “Mezzi Gallo,” about a rooster and his ragged band of cast-off animal companions who face off against a mean ol’ wolf. You’ll hear a bit of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book — that portion of the book in which the wolf council wrestles with the decision of whether the baby Mowgli will be allowed to stay with them. You’ll hear a story called “Run!” from Lyn Ford — a story she’ll introduce as a favorite animal story of hers. It draws on a lot of different storytelling traditions and characters, and Lyn Ford brings it to life in her inimitable playful style. You’ll even hear a conversation with Steven Kapp Perry (long-time musician and music lover, and host of In Good Faith on BYU Radio) about a favorite song, and an entry in the Radio Family Journal about Sam’s brother, who gets a gig feeding a barn cat while the cat’s human is away on vacation.