Michael the Storyteller Tells Tales

Michael the Storyteller Tells Tales

Latest Episodes

Episode 25: Philip and the Pooka: An Irish Tale
July 05, 2019

When you pull the tail of the pooka, there’s no tellin’ where the tale might end! Kathleen Green’s delightful Irish story of a pooka is brought to life by the Irish Storyteller Michael O’Malley.

Episode 24: The Silly Farmer: A Tale from Ethiopia
June 28, 2019

Children especially enjoy this light-hearted Ethiopian tale of the silly farmer, retold with oohs & aahs & old bones by Storyteller Michael Kasony-O’Malley. This story can also be found in Ple

Episode 23: Why I Tell? (Part 1: First Night Boston with Jay O’Callahan)
June 21, 2019

Seeing the “Balcony” sign in an old theater at First Night Boston decades ago changed Michael’s life, along with Jay O’Callahan’s Raspberries. (Music: Courtesy of Adrian von Ziegler, Prophecy. )

Episode 22: Tibetan Phowa Practice with Jesus & HaHa (Aunt Mary): A Buddhist Christian Story
June 14, 2019

Doing the Tibetan Buddhist phowa practice with Jesus Christ for HaHa (my Roman Catholic godmother, Aunt Mary). Sogyal Rinpoche’s The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Episode 21: The Wind in the Pine: A Japanese Tale: An Earth Mother Story
June 07, 2019

This gentle tale from Japan is retold by Environmental Storyteller Michael Kasony-O’Malley (aka Michael R. Malley or Michael O’Malley). It is found in Frances Jenkins Olcott’s 1919 collection: The

Episode 20: Two Farmers and the Carpenter
May 31, 2019

Storyteller Michael Kasony-O’Malley (aka Michael R. Malley or Michael O’Malley) adapts and tells this tale inspired by Margaret Read MacDonald’s story “Old Joe and the Carpenter” found in her collection of Peace Tales.

Episode 19: Half a Blanket: An Irish Tale
May 24, 2019

Irish Storyteller Michael O’Malley (aka “Michael the Storyteller” or Michael Kasony-OMalley) thinks of his own father whenever he tells this story from County Down in Northern Ireland. Michael tells t

Episode 18: An American Folktale: Why Bunny Rabbits Have Long Ears and Short Tails
May 17, 2019

Michael R. Kasony-O’Malley (“Michael the Storyteller”) shares an American pourquoi tale (aka as an origin story, an etiological tale, or a “reason why” story) about the bunny rabbit’s ears and tail.

Episode 17: The Chinese Horse Story
May 10, 2019

The simple wisdom of a poor, old farmer is highlighted in this Chinese tale of a horse, a son, and a farmer from a small village in China. Retold by Michael R. Kasony-O’Malley, also known as “Mich

Episode 16: A Photograph in Ireland
May 03, 2019

Beltaine (May Eve) is one of the four turnings of the Celtic year (along with Lughnasa, Samhain, & Imbolc) when the wall between us and the Spirit World is particularly thin... For more inform