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Anansi and Turtle: Encore Episode

Ananasi and Turtle

Ananasi and Turtle

Enjoy this ENCORE episode of Anansi and Turtle -an African folktale about the trickster spider, Anansi, who learns a lesson about being greedy.  An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.  (duration 9 minutes)

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Ananasi and Turtle

October 5, 2023

Encore Episode

Anansi and Turtle – originally aired November 2020 – E:112 

Have you ever heard that expression, “What goes around comes around?”  What do you think it means?  Yes, it means we should be mindful of how we treat people, because most time if we are mean or spiteful or unkind to others, then one day we are going to be treated like that too. 

Hello everyone. I’m Kathleen Pelley. Welcome to Journey with Story.  Today’s story is an ENCORE episode – that originally aired in 2020.  It is an African folktale about that trickster spider you have met before, Ananasi, who learns this lesson very well when he plays a trick on Turtle so he doesn’t have to share his food with him. 

Before we begin – a big thanks to all of you who have been sharing your kind words about our podcast – like this recent one from Rillian in Virginia 

Rillian’s Rave Review 


“Hi! I’m Rillian (rhymes with “Lillian”). I’m from Virginia (USA) and I’m 6 years old. I love this podcast because it helps calm me down whenever I feel flooded and I think Kathleen Pelley’s voice is like a soothing lullaby. It is hard to think of my favorite episode, but right now, it is “The Gifts of the Grasscutter” because it has taught me how to always give gifts away to other people, and to be generous. I would love a shoutout on a future episode, if that would be possible! It would be so thrilling to hear my name on my favorite podcast. Thank you for creating this podcast, Kathleen Pelley! Will you make more stories for me?” 

Wow – thank you Rillian and your mum even told me that you have listened to each episode multiple times and can do a great wee Bannock impression – aren’t you clever.  

This encore episode is dedicated to YOU, Rillian – enjoy 

Let’s take an encore journey with Anansi and Turtle 

Hope you enjoyed this special episode dedicated to you, Rillian.  And if any of you would like a shout out – just write us a review and get in touch with us at 


Cheerio then join me next time for JWS 

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