Reprinted from Wisconsin Public Radio on 03/01/2013. Click here to see original piece.

The Story of The Arabian Nights

Everyone thinksThe Arabian Nights is a collection of stories and folktales from the Middle East.  In fact, some of the most famous were written by Europeans, who fell in love with the tradition and wanted more. Steve Paulson brings us a collection of interviews about one of the most celebrated, and well-traveled, books in history.  He talks with scholars Marina Warner and Muhsin al-Musawi, and with children's television producer Shabnam Rezaei.