Objects of Power
  • Mar 17, 2020 1:00 am
  • 58:15 mins

Magical items are a staple in folk lore: geese that lay golden eggs, mills that produce endless food, and carpets that fly. Perhaps you might think these tales are unrelatable because of these reality-bending objects of power, but that’s not necessarily true. Magical realism has always been a powerful tool of the storyteller: through metaphors and allegories, these items often tell stories beyond their abilities. And if you still don’t believe us, then this is the episode for you. Join us as we hear from Jenni Cargill-Strong, Kevin Cordi, and Jordon Hill about magical items that are more than just a means to an end. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: Radio Family Journal: Percy Daily Mix: Rod Gustafson introduces “Ramona and Beezus” Story Spotlight: “Lily and the Fig Tree” by Jenni Cargill-Strong Storytime: “Ma Lian and His Magic Paint Brush” by Kevin Cordi on Wisdom Keepers “Elijah’s Violin” by Jordon Hill on Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Tales of Magic and Adventure