This week on Circle Round, WBUR's storytelling podcast for children, I voice the tiny white-haired Wood Spirit in The Laws of Nature who rewards the farmer Hendrick (voiced by the Mo Rocca) for taking care of the trees around him. Versions of this tale come from Northern Europe, specifically Estonia and Finland.
Other voices in this episode include Thais Harris, Hrishikesh Hirway, Edward Hong, Nick Sholley, Alexia Trainor, and Mo Rocca. Watch for Mo Rocca on CBS Sunday Morning, and listen for him on NPR’s weekly news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! You can also check out his podcast, Mobituaries, as well as his book, Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving.
This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Supervising Producer Amory Sivertson. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.