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Tales of the Night Sky

Bibi Jacob, Geoff Chong

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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.
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Late Night Classics

with Bibi Jacob. A Monkeybird Production

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A podcast of ancient classics to accompany you into the night, from the creators of Tales of the Night Sky audio drama. Join Bibi Jacob as she reads you her selection of Greek and Roman classics with immersive soundscapes.
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While anyone one person sits around a fire, one will always have thoughts running through their head. Luckily for you, Tre' and Dave talk about things that all of us think about and you get to listen. We talk about stupid things and things that we find funny. Be sure to support our YouTube channel DadTavernTV, where we upload the podcasts and more.
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Ariadne has been abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus. As she battles with heartache and homesickness she remembers her grandmother Europa. Written and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Sources for this re-telling include Moschus’ poem ‘Europa’; Roberto Calasso’s ‘The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony,’ and Ariadne’s …
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Ariadne has been abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus. As she battles with heartache and homesickness she remembers her grandmother Europa. Written and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Sources for this re-telling include Moschus’ poem ‘Europa’; Roberto Calasso’s ‘The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony,’ and Ariadne’s …
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In this first episode, Bibi reads you the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, one of the earliest versions of Persephone’s abduction into the underworld. The translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the public domain. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Sources for this episode include ‘Prolegomena to the study of Greek Religion,’ by Jane Harrison. List…
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You may know them as the Dioscuri - sons of Zeus - or as the Gemini Twins. In this episode discover the very unusal afterlife of the inimitable Castor and Polydeuces. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring David Stanley as Polydeuces, Kester Lovelace as Castor and Chris Mack as Hermes. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded at the SACD…
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You may know them as the Dioscuri - sons of Zeus - or as the Gemini Twins. In this episode discover the very unusal afterlife of the inimitable Castor and Polydeuces. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring David Stanley as Polydeuces, Kester Lovelace as Castor and Chris Mack as Hermes. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded at the SACD…
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In this final Trojan episode, the ghosts of the war rise up and tell tales of loss and consolation. Sensitive listeners be aware - some of the stories are disturbing. Written and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Extracts from 17314 Aisakos and 884 Priamus feature Ciaran Cresswell and Les Clack. A thank you to Chloe Dunn.…
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In this final Trojan episode, the ghosts of the war rise up and tell tales of loss and consolation. Sensitive listeners be aware - some of the stories are disturbing. Written and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Extracts from 17314 Aisakos and 884 Priamus feature Ciaran Cresswell and Les Clack. A thank you to Chloe Dunn.…
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Andromache appears in the university observatory to recount her tragic tale. 175 Andromache is a main-belt asteroid – not a Trojan in the L4 or L5 Lagrange points in Jupiter’s orbit. But since her character is central to the Trojan war, we’ve included her in this special series. Written and directed by KJ Dwyer. Edited by Bibi Jacob. With Mia Leahy…
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Andromache appears in the university observatory to recount her tragic tale. 175 Andromache is a main-belt asteroid – not a Trojan in the L4 or L5 Lagrange points in Jupiter’s orbit. But since her character is central to the Trojan war, we’ve included her in this special series. Written and directed by KJ Dwyer. Edited by Bibi Jacob. With Mia Leahy…
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Strange things happen one night, in a university observatory as Éloi struggles to stay awake and observe the 617 Patroclus asteroid. Written and directed by KJ Dwyer. With KJ Dwyer as Elio. Mitchell Moreno as Patroclus. Ken Starcevic as Menoetius. Bibi Jacob as the radio announcer. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. The actors recorded at the SAC…
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Strange things happen one night, in a university observatory as Éloi struggles to stay awake and observe the 617 Patroclus asteroid. Written and directed by KJ Dwyer. With KJ Dwyer as Elio. Mitchell Moreno as Patroclus. Ken Starcevic as Menoetius. Bibi Jacob as the radio announcer. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. The actors recorded at the SAC…
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There’s an eerie stillness in the port town of Aulis when Iphigenia arrives there for her wedding. What exactly will it take to bring back the winds and allow the Greek ships to sail to Troy? This original series was co-created with Chris Mack and KJ Dwyer. And the original concept was sparked off in our writers' group, run by Chris Mack. Written a…
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There’s an eerie stillness in the port town of Aulis when Iphigenia arrives there for her wedding. What exactly will it take to bring back the winds and allow the Greek ships to sail to Troy? This original series was co-created with Chris Mack and KJ Dwyer. And the original concept was sparked off in our writers' group, run by Chris Mack. Written a…
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In this second Trojan episode, King Priam remembers all that was lost in the first terrible siege of Troy. This original series was co-created with Chris Mack and KJ Dwyer. And the original concept was sparked off in our writers' group, run by Chris Mack. Starring Les Clack. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Original violin compositions and playi…
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In this second Trojan episode, King Priam remembers all that was lost in the first terrible siege of Troy. This original series was co-created with Chris Mack and KJ Dwyer. And the original concept was sparked off in our writers' group, run by Chris Mack. Starring Les Clack. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Original violin compositions and playi…
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In this special series, Tales of the NIght Sky takes you into the heart of a large group of asteroids that orbit with Jupiter around the sun. These two camps of heavenly bodies - the Greeks leading and the Trojans trailing Jupiter - are known as the Trojan asteroids. Each identified asteroid is named after a protagonist in Homer’s Iliad. And these …
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In this special series, Tales of the NIght Sky takes you into the heart of a large group of asteroids that orbit with Jupiter around the sun. These two camps of heavenly bodies - the Greeks leading and the Trojans trailing Jupiter - are known as the Trojan asteroids. Each identified asteroid is named after a protagonist in Homer’s Iliad. And these …
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She was known as Helen of Sparta until her face launched a thousand ships and started the Trojan War. Now Helen of Troy examines the multiple versions of her life - sifting through the beauty and sorrow - as the battle rages on outside. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring Hester Wilcox as Helen. Original violin, vocal and bodhrán compositi…
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She was known as Helen of Sparta until her face launched a thousand ships and started the Trojan War. Now Helen of Troy examines the multiple versions of her life - sifting through the beauty and sorrow - as the battle rages on outside. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Starring Hester Wilcox as Helen. Original violin, vocal and bodhrán compositi…
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The party in the sea realm is fizzling out and the gossip Kat* finds herself left behind by her friend Lalli.* While looking for him, she stumbles upon a terrible truth. *KATALALIA meaning gossip or defamation in Ancient Greek. Written by Morag Cross. Starring Morag Cross as Kat. Featuring Nigel Pilkington and Doug Rand. Directed by Bibi Jacob. Pro…
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The party in the sea realm is fizzling out and the gossip Kat* finds herself left behind by her friend Lalli.* While looking for him, she stumbles upon a terrible truth. *KATALALIA meaning gossip or defamation in Ancient Greek. Written by Morag Cross. Starring Morag Cross as Kat. Featuring Nigel Pilkington and Doug Rand. Directed by Bibi Jacob. Pro…
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It's party time in the sea realm - the Nereid Amphitrite is about to wed Poseidon - but she’s having second thoughts. Can her sister Thetis persuade her to tie the knot in time? And what’s really behind the ominous rumours the party guests are spreading? This episode was written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong…
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It's party time in the sea realm - the Nereid Amphitrite is about to wed Poseidon - but she’s having second thoughts. Can her sister Thetis persuade her to tie the knot in time? And what’s really behind the ominous rumours the party guests are spreading? This episode was written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong…
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Ganymede, Prince of Troy, shuns the company of men and only finds pleasure in nature. But when his exceptional beauty comes to the attention of men and gods, his life will never be the same. This episode was written and performed by Mitchell Moreno. Direction by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded in the studio of the National…
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Ganymede, Prince of Troy, shuns the company of men and only finds pleasure in nature. But when his exceptional beauty comes to the attention of men and gods, his life will never be the same. This episode was written and performed by Mitchell Moreno. Direction by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Recorded in the studio of the National…
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In this, the final episode of Season 1, discover the surprising and shocking myth of Zagreus, the horned baby. Sensitive listeners be warned: the story contains violence and allusions to incest and rape. Adapted, narrated and directed by Bibi Jacob. Original music, sound and production by Geoff Chong. Extracts of Chloe Dunn’s music from the Perseph…
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In this, the final episode of Season 1, discover the surprising and shocking myth of Zagreus, the horned baby. Sensitive listeners be warned: the story contains violence and allusions to incest and rape. Adapted, narrated and directed by Bibi Jacob. Original music, sound and production by Geoff Chong. Extracts of Chloe Dunn’s music from the Perseph…
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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 as Persephone and Chris Mack as Hermes. Original violin, viola and vocal compositions written and performed by Chloe Dunn.…
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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 as Persephone and Chris Mack as Hermes. Original violin, viola and vocal compositions written and performed by Chloe Dunn.…
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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 a…
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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 a…
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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.…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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