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Tales of the Night Sky | Greek & Roman Star Myths

14 EpisodesProduced by A Monkey & Bird productionWebsite

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.

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01 Callisto: The Constellation of Ursa Major

December 2nd, 2019

14:26

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 …

02 Arcas: The Constellation of Boötes

December 2nd, 2019

9:32

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.

03 Cynosura: The Constellation of Ursa Minor

February 2nd, 2020

20:51

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 …

04 Andromeda Part 1: Constellations of the Perseus Family

March 18th, 2020

17:46

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 …

05 Medusa: The Constellation of Perseus

April 29th, 2020

16:23

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.

06 Andromeda Part 2: Constellations of the Perseus Family

June 11th, 2020

20:52

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, …

Bonus Episode: The Complaint of Perseus

June 22nd, 2020

9:41

Perseus is not happy and he’s about to tell you why.

 

Starring Doug Rand as Perseus

07 Erichthonius: The Constellation of Auriga

August 4th, 2020

24:13

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 …

Bonus episode: Creusa’s Diary

September 30th, 2020

38:55

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 …

08 Coronis: The Constellation of Corvus

October 31st, 2020

11:51

Corvus, the crow, is set to watch Apollo’s lover, the Princess Coronis. But when boundaries are transgressed, the consequences are gruesome in this …

09 Asclepius: The Constellations of Ophiuchus and Serpens

December 20th, 2020

28:37

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 …

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

January 18th, 2021

16:09

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.

 

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11 The Constellation of Pegasus

February 14th, 2021

33:39

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 …

12 Equus Primus: The Constellation of Equuleus

March 21st, 2021

22:20

**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 …

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