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Act!vated Stories
Family friendly folktales and travel tales
Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Since 1988, the Act!vated Actors have toured the continental US and beyond, bringing live educational theatre to students at schools and libraries. Podcasting comedic folktales to you from somewhere on the road once a month or so since 2006.

Jul 27, 2006

Why do Wolves get such a bad rap in folktales? The Activated Storytellers visit Wolf Haven in Tenino, Washington to find out more about wolves and the role they play. What happens when wolves are erradicated? And did you know there is a joker in every wolf pack?

Stories about wolves have been told for as long as we...

Jul 20, 2006

Are Dennis, Kimberly and Zephyr really a family? Find out this week as the Activated Storytellers podcast from Ocean Park, Washington.

This week's story is the Knee-High Man, an African American tale from Alabama, about the importance of recognizing one's own unique gifts.

Also: a couple of little stories about bumping...

Jul 13, 2006

Coming to you from a rain forest!

The Activated Storytellers bring you the great American legend "Alfred Bulltop Stormalong". What will Old Stormalong do when the pirates attack? How will he defeat the mythical sea creature the kraken?

This week we attended a kite festival in Westport, Washington. We'll tell you all...

Jul 6, 2006

You won't believe the stories that Davy Crockett has to tell about wrestling a bear, marrying Sally-Ann-Thunder-Ann-Whirlwind Crockett and journeying to the North Pole to save the earth. But he was indeed a real person, a congressman who lived from 1736 - 1836. You can even see his gun "Ol Betsy" at the Alamo in...

Do I need an iPod?

Jul 5, 2006

We've been getting a lot of congratulatory emails this week about the new podcast and one comment we are continually getting goes something like:

"That's great. Wish I could listen but, I don't have an iPod."

Well, here is the good news:

You don't need an iPod ...

(or PDA or any other type of device) to tune in to an...