It's Not Easy Bein' King
  • Aug 29, 2017 6:00 am
  • 56:27 mins

As a king there are a lot of responsibilities placed on your shoulders. From keeping the kingdom safe to finding an appropriate heir your job has a lot of work and struggle associated with it. And in an hommage of Joe Raposo's song for Kermit the Frog, "(It's Not Easy) Bein' Green" we've collected stories that illustrate how it's not easy bein' king either. Stories included in this episode: The Silver Branch by Yvonne Healy (1:43) A king is gifted a magical silver branch and in return learns the true meaning of wisdom. Learn more about Yvonne Healy by visiting: The Wise King of Uruk and the Foolish King of Aratta by Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte (17:43) Two kings fight over which of their cities a certain goddess protects. Learn more about Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte by visiting: The King and His Advisor by Mary Hamilton (33:16) A King's advisor is constantly giving him the same piece of advice so he throws his advisor in jail and tests the truth of his words. Learn more about Mary Hamilton by visiting: King Ruan and the Witch by Jess Smith (37:58) King Ruan is an unattractive king and decides to search out a witch in order to help him find a wife. Learn more about Jess Smith by visiting: King for a Year & A Day by Jeff Gere (49:40) A man floats up on an island and is crowned king. He learns that after a year and a day they throw that man back into the ocean...and he has to decide what his next move is going to be. Learn more about Jeff Gere by visiting:

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