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podcasts of original musical plays and adaptations of stories for you


Welcome to Our Second Season

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Our newest episode dedicated to Aesop's Fables

A fun, new musical adaptation of the fable of two mouse cousins.  Set in Spain, this adaptation captures some of the lively music and culture of Marta & Maria's home.  Click on the illustration for podcast link.

For ages 5+:  45 min 


Other favorite fables by Aesop

We're celebrating our second season of episodes by featuring some of the most popular fables told by the Greek storyteller, Aesop.  Favorite Fables is a series of short episodes with one or two fables in each episode.  

For ages 4+;  14 min.

Celebrating More Aesop's Fables


The Tortoise and The Hare

Winking Kat has just posted their most recent episode, a musical adaptation of the familiar fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare".  Perfect for young listeners age 3 to adult.  Full of fun new songs and familiar characters.  

How would you draw the story?

Did you enjoy listening to the story of "The Tortoise and the Hare" ?

Draw a picture of the Tortoise crossing the finish line.   Take a picture of your drawing and we'll post it here on our website.  Send your drawing to pat@winkingkattales.com

Have we got a story for you

Our latest musical adventure

Winking Kat has adapted this classic Greek myth into a fun and light musical about the Greek hero Hercules (Heracles) and one of the twelve labors he is assigned to do by the Oracle of Delphi.  Standing in his way is the goddess, Hera, who does everything in her power to make sure Hercules doesn't succeed.  Helping our hero is his half-sister, Athena, and a host of mythological creatures,

Hercules & the Golden Apple

Be sure to listen to both parts 1 & 2 for the whole story.


Puss 'n Boots

An original, musical adaptation of Charles Perrault's classic adventures of a clever and fashionable cat.

A New, Original Audio Adventure


For ages 3 to adult

Follow Balfour's adventures and learn about the friends he meets while wearing his Magic Hat.


Watch some fun behind the scenes video of what it's like to make a podcast.


Cast for Balfour & The Magic Hat podcast

Danny Miller (Yorka), Jennifer Makenas (Prim), Tristan Carruthers (Balfour), Pat Haines-Ainsworth (Grandmother/Tala), Adrian Cerrato (Isko).  Piano - Terence Alaric Levitt


an original, musical, mathematical Western adventure

"The Day Zero Left Dodge" is a fun and original musical with a Wild West flair.  It revolves around what would happen if, one day, Zero leaves town.  All the other resident numbers find that they can no longer count past nine because Zero isn't there to allow them to jump into the ten's or hundred's place.  Things get worse when Crazy Eight comes into town.  The sheriff wants to put him on trial for stealing Rancher Seven's sheep, but he can't count our twelve numbers for the jury because he can't count past nine.  Will Eight get away with the crime?  Will Zero ever come back to Dodge?  You'll just have to listen to find out.  For audiences 7 & up (including pun-loving, math nerdy adults).  approx. 32 min.  copyright ©2019 by Winking Kat Books. 


An Original Story

The Underground Mouse

Daisy Whistlewhite always goes to Kensington Gardens with her Aunt Claire every Thursday.  But this Thursday as they wait for the Underground train, something is different.  Daisy and the waiting passengers all share a special moment  when they become more than strangers.  And it's all thanks to a little grey mouse