Have I Got A Story For You!
007: Miracle Bread

007: Miracle Bread

November 12, 2019

Harry and Betty don't have much, but they have each other and their community. The couple don't want anyone worrying about their lack of challah on Friday nights, so they design a very creative ruse -- but one day, something positively magical happens and transforms Harry and Betty's Shabbat dinners, and their neighborhood. This episode is based on a Hanina Ben Dosa legend, Bread from Twigs. Learn more at gotastorypodcast.com.

 

Episode Credits

Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library

Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
Director: Alli Thresher
Additional production: Craig Rossein
Website design: Christina Rizer
Audio editing, mixing and mastering: Peter Moore
Theme music: Penelope Alizarin Conley
Score: Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
Cover art: Barb Bastian

This episode was written by Naomi Shulman

Cast:
Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
Harry: Rich Wentworth
Betty: Deirdre Wade
Lizzy: Alli Thresher

 

006: Rena’s Restaurant Reviews

006: Rena’s Restaurant Reviews

November 5, 2019

Jake and Misha are best friends eating at their favorite restaurant when Rena, the coolest food vlogger on SuperTube enters. When the restaurant owner is cruel to a poor man, Craig, Rena intervenes to teach everyone what it really means to be a mensch. Enjoy this mouth-watering update on a classic Joha folk story. Visit gotastorypodcast.com for your own bagel burger recipe and to learn more about the trickster figure, Joha, that appears in so many stories from all over the world.

 

Episode Credits

 

Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library

Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
Director: Alli Thresher
Additional production: Craig Rossein
Website design: Christina Rizer
Audio editing, mixing and mastering: Peter Moore
Theme music: Penelope Alizarin Conley
Score: Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
Cover art: Barb Bastian

This episode was written by Jason Allen

Cast:
Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
Rena: Rachel F. Hirsch
Hamu Robbie: Rich Wentworth
Craig: Tau Zaman of the Whisper Forge
Misha: Gwen D’Angelo
Jake: Payton James
Dina: Alli Thresher

005: Yitzi, The Trusty Tractor

005: Yitzi, The Trusty Tractor

October 29, 2019

Sarah gets a lot of work done with the help of her trusty tractor, Yitzi. And every Friday night they rest in the fields together to enjoy Shabbat. When times get tough, Sarah has to sell Yitzi. Luckily her best friend, Farmer Madge, buys him -- but what happens when Yitzi wants to power down for Shabbat and Madge wants to keep working?

 

This week's story is an updated take on an old folktale about a cow who observed Shabbat. Learn more and find book suggestions at gotastorypodcast.com.

 

Episode Credits

Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library

Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
Directed by: Alli Thresher
Additional production: Craig Rossein
Website design: Christina Rizer
Audio editing, mixing and mastering by: Peter Moore
Theme music: Penelope Alizarin Conley
Score: Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
Cover art: Barb Bastian
This episode was written by: Naomi Shulman with Alli Thresher 

Cast:
Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
Sarah: Deirdre Wade
Madge: Rachel F. Hirsch

Special thanks to Johnny Blazes

004: A Whisker of Magic

004: A Whisker of Magic

October 22, 2019

Mara and Malka are sisters with a lot in common, including a tendency to lose their tempers. To help the girls get along, Mama Mouse sends them on an epic quest. Will the sisters find shalom bayit, peace in the home? Will they steal a whisker from a cat? Will Mama ever buy them that new smoothie maker? Find out in this episode.

Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library

Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
Director: Alli Thresher
Additional production: Craig Rossein
Website design: Christina Rizer
Audio editing, mixing and mastering: Peter Moore
Theme music: Penelope Alizarin Conley
Score: Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
Cover art: Barb Bastian

This episode was written by Naomi Shulman and Alli Thresher

Cast:
Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
Mama Mouse: Deirdre Wade

Mara: Nina Groskin Sly

Malka: Lyra Ericson

The Cat: Rich Wentworth

003: Moon Station One

003: Moon Station One

October 15, 2019

It's 70 years in the future and Judi and Daniel are tasked with helping NASA's most brilliant, but curmeoudgenly, scientist, Doctor Michael J. Epstein as he manages Moon Station One. Dr. Epstein thinks Moon Station One is too crowded with eight other people living there and talking while they do work. And his room doesn't feel spacious enough. Judi and Daniel enact something called "Epsilon Protocol" to help Dr. Epstein feel more "at home" and hilarity ensues. Come along as we follow these futuristic adventures and learn all about the Jewish value of hakarat hatov, recognizing the good, in the process.

002: Two Sisters

002: Two Sisters

August 12, 2019

Amy and Emily are sisters, and best friends. They're alike in every way except that one of them has lots of pets while the other has lots of allergies. When each sister decides to surprise the other, lots of late night antics eventually help the pair find a fun and positive way to channel their passion for doing good deeds. 

Curious about the folktale that inspired this story? Visit gotastorypodcast.com for more information. You'll also find book recommendations, discussion questions, and more.

Episode Credits

Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library

Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
Directed by: Alli Thresher
Additional production: Craig Rossein
Website design: Christina Rizer
Audio editing, mixing and mastering by: Peter Moore
Theme music: Penelope Alizarin Conley
Score: Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
Cover art: Barb Bastian
This episode was written by: Naomi Shulman and Jason Allen

Cast:
Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
Amy: Deirdre Wade
Emily: Rachel F. Hirsch
Harvey: Peter Moore

001: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

001: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

August 12, 2019

Cat and Dog are best friends, happily living in the garden of Eden. But one day Cat decides to live in a house with Adam and Eve. When Dog decides to join Cat, the friends have their very first disagreement.

Episode Credits

Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library

Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
Directed by: Alli Thresher
Additional production: Craig Rossein
Website design: Christina Rizer
Audio editing, mixing and mastering by: Peter Moore
Theme music: Penelope Alizarin Conley
Score: Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
Cover art: Barb Bastian
This episode was written by: Naomi Shulman and Alli Thresher 

Cast:
Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
Cat: Rich Wentworth
Dog: Deirdre Wade
Adam: Rich Wentworth
Eve: Rachel F. Hirsch

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001: Introducing Have I Got A Story For You!

001: Introducing Have I Got A Story For You!

June 26, 2019

Where can you find brave mice, trips to the moon, bagel burgers and more? In every episode of Have I Got A Story For You your family can enjoy an updated version of a classic Jewish folktale. Have I Got A Story For You is produced by PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Learn more at pjlibrary.org.