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Original audio drama with spectacular soundscapes, based on the Greco-Roman myths behind the constellations. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob, these moving and sometimes humorous tales, brim with tragedy, injustice, and violence.

Original audio drama with spectacular soundscapes, based on the Greco-Roman myths behind the constellations. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob, these moving and sometimes humorous tales, brim with tragedy, injustice, and violence.

Location:

United States

Description:

Original audio drama with spectacular soundscapes, based on the Greco-Roman myths behind the constellations. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob, these moving and sometimes humorous tales, brim with tragedy, injustice, and violence.

Language:

English


Episodes

Persephone: Lyra, Part 2, Trailer

10/16/2021
Join us in the Underworld on the 31st October 2021

Duration:00:02:01

15 Hermes: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 1

7/24/2021
No sooner is he born than Baby Hermes leaps out of his cradle and embarks on a slapstick adventure to charm his way into the Olympian pantheon. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound by Geoff Chong. Starring: Chris Mack as Hermes. Margeaux Lampley as Maia. Kester Lovelace as Apollo. Joseph Marshall as the farmer. And Dario Costa as Zeus. Thanks, as ever, to Jean-Paul Palmyre for his support.

Duration:00:25:55

14 Deltoton: The Constellation of Triangulum

6/7/2021
Hermes tries to make some order in the night sky in spite of Zeus’ meddling. Centuries later the Starlink mega-constellations disrupt everything…. Starring Chris Mack as Hermes and Dario Costa as Zeus. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound by Geoff Chong. A big thank you to Jean-Paul Palmyre at Studio Quali’sons, Paris.

Duration:00:15:26

13 Via Lactea: The Milky Way

4/30/2021
Hera, the Queen of the Gods, is having trouble with her afternoon nap. One by one the memories of her husband’s betrayals return, building a devastating portrait of a dysfunctional marriage. (This story - like so many Greek myths - contains references to assault and violence.) Starring Natasha Cashman as Hera. Featuring Dario Costa as Zeus. Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Enormous thanks to Jean-Paul Palmyre at Studio...

Duration:00:26:39

12 Equus Primus: The Constellation of Equuleus

3/21/2021
**SPOILER ALERT** This is an unofficial constellation myth! A strange phone call in the middle of the night leads to a conversation with a constellation. Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob. A big thank you to Mateo Oxley for his collaboration on the story. Starring Mateo Oxley as Equuleus. And featuring Geoff Chong. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Ian Ridpath’s Star Myths was a very helpful source. For a list of other sources you can visit our website.

Duration:00:22:18

11 The Constellation of Pegasus

2/14/2021
Fly with me into this tapestry of tales, to mountains full of mythical beings. The winged horse Pegasus, the Muses, some gods, a centaur, the Chimaera, an anti-hero and a gadfly await you. This episode was written by Morag Cross. Directed and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Starring Morag Cross as Hippe and the Gadfly. Gordon Peaston as Chiron. Dario Costa as Poseidon. And Sharon Mann as Athena. The Ukelele was played by Morag Cross.

Duration:00:33:37

10 Apollo’s Arrow: The Constellations of Sagitta and Ara

1/18/2021
An eclectic episode about plagues, magical arrows, cyclops and writer’s block. Written and presented by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Much of the information about Abaris comes from kiwihellenist.blogspot.com Thanks to Pål Martin Tvete for recommending Tim Harford’s ‘Cautionary Tales’.

Duration:00:16:07

09 Asclepius: The Constellations of Ophiuchus and Serpens

12/20/2020
Enter the realm of dreams with Asclepius as he has to make the most difficult decision of his life. A decision that may lead to his death. Starring David Stanley as Asclepius, Sharon Mann as Athena, Bibi Jacob as Hygeia, Morag Cross as the Attendant, Chris Mack as Theseus, Gordon Peaston as Chiron, Christina Batman as Panacea Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob. Production, sound design by Geoff Chong. This podcast was made possible with the support of Studio Quali’sons,...

Duration:00:28:36

08 Coronis: The Constellation of Corvus

10/31/2020
Corvus, the crow, is set to watch Apollo’s lover, the Princess Coronis. But when boundaries are transgressed, the consequences are gruesome in this tale of jealousy, rage and regret. Starring Nigel Pilkington as Corvus Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong

Duration:00:11:50

Bonus episode: Creusa’s Diary

9/30/2020
What happened to the two drops of blood Erichthonius received from Athena? This intimate and moving diary reveals all. Starring Morag Cross as Creusa Oboe playing by Morag Cross Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob Production and sound design by Geoff Chong

Duration:00:38:55

07 Erichthonius: The Constellation of Auriga

8/4/2020
A gold-tipped arrow, a gilded casket, a snake-tailed child and two drops of the gorgon’s blood. The goddess Athena narrates her tale of love and power. Starring Sharon Mann as Athena With Dario Costa as Hephaestus and Homer, Morag Cross as Daughter 2 and Bibi Jacob as Erichthonius and Daughter 1 Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong Special thanks to Christine Hooper and to Jean-Paul Palmyre Recorded at Studio Quali’sons, Paris (Morag Cross...

Duration:00:24:12

Bonus Episode: The Complaint of Perseus

6/22/2020
Perseus is not happy and he’s about to tell you why. Starring Doug Rand as Perseus

Duration:00:09:40

06 Andromeda Part 2: Constellations of the Perseus Family

6/11/2020
How does the celebrated Ancient Greek hero, Perseus, change the course of Andromeda’s destiny and seal Medusa’s fate? And what does it really mean to be a hero? With Sharon Mann as Athena, Chris Mack as Hermes, Hester Wilcox as Danaë, Dario Costa as King Polydectes

Duration:00:20:51

05 Medusa: The Constellation of Perseus

4/29/2020
At the heart of the Perseus-Andromeda myth lies the strange story of Medusa. In this in-between episode, enter Medusa’s cave, at the ends of the earth, to find out if she really was a monster.

Duration:00:16:20

04 Andromeda Part 1: Constellations of the Perseus Family

3/18/2020
Sit with Andromeda in the face of her oncoming death and witness her final moments. Her parents - King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopea - are organising their daughter’s demise. Will Vanity triumph over Love? An electrifying retelling of one of the most famous Greek myths.

Duration:00:17:45

03 Cynosura: The Constellation of Ursa Minor

2/2/2020
Who on earth was Ursa Minor before she became a constellation? Find out in this light-hearted interview. With Shelly De Vito as the talk show host and Bibi Jacob as the Little Bear. Song written and performed by Bibi Jacob Special thanks to Jean-Paul (for being a star)

Duration:00:20:50

02 Arcas: The Constellation of Boötes

12/2/2019
As if Callisto’s own life wasn’t tragic enough, in this episode we discover the horror that her baby son, Arcas, suffered. A tale of infanticide and cannibalism originating from the sins of the fathers.

Duration:00:09:31

01 Callisto: The Constellation of Ursa Major

12/2/2019
Discover the story behind one of the best known constellations: Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This is the tale of Callisto, an Arcadian princess, who follows her dreams only to find herself confronting tragedy after tragedy. Listen to Callisto recount her devastating story, her painful metamorphosis and her astonishing, final transformation. With: Emily Ingham, Elizabeth Ingham, Shelly DeVito A huge thank you to Shelly, Jean-Paul and Mitchell

Duration:00:14:25

Introducing: Tales of the Night Sky

12/1/2019
This trailer introduces you to our immersive audio drama podcast. Created by Bibi Jacob and Geoff Chong.

Duration:00:02:30