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Tales of the Night Sky | Greek & Roman Star Myths

19 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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Introducing: Tales of the Night Sky

December 1st, 2019


This trailer introduces you to our immersive audio drama podcast.

Created by Bibi Jacob and Geoff Chong.

01 Callisto: The Constellation of Ursa Major

December 2nd, 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 …

02 Arcas: The Constellation of Boötes

December 2nd, 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.

03 Cynosura: The Constellation of Ursa Minor

February 2nd, 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 …

04 Andromeda Part 1: Constellations of the Perseus Family

March 18th, 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 …

05 Medusa: The Constellation of Perseus

April 29th, 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.

06 Andromeda Part 2: Constellations of the Perseus Family

June 11th, 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, …

Bonus Episode: The Complaint of Perseus

June 22nd, 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


**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 …

13 Via Lactea: The Milky Way

April 30th, 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 …

14 Deltoton: The Constellation of Triangulum

June 7th, 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 …

15 Hermes: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 1

July 24th, 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.

16 Orpheus & Persephone: The Constellation of Lyra, Part 2

October 31st, 2021


Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, recounts Orpheus’ extraordinary descent into her kingdom and her own shocking abduction.

Written and directed by Bibi Jacob.
Sound and production by Geoff Chong.
Starring Chloe Dunn …

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