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Bedtime Stories for the End of the World

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Bedtime Stories for the End of the World

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World

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A poetry podcast about the power of myth and the politics of storytelling

Latest Episodes

Episode Six: No Justice, Only Prizes

Our final episode of the current series looks at power and control. Joining Eleanor Penny this week are poets Jack Underwood, Amina Jama and Oliver Fox. They share reimaginings of theJörmungandr or Norse World Snake; King Cnut; and the Somali QueenArawelo. Find out more and catch up with all of our previous episodes at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

56 MIN2019 OCT 21
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Episode Six: No Justice, Only Prizes

Episode Five: The Sin of Clay

Joining Eleanor Penny this week are poets Sabrina Mahfouz, Geraldine Clarkson andStuart Buck. Together they explore our relationship with mythical characters; re-imagining stories of Prometheus, Bluebeard, and the little-known Lob Lie-by-the-fire, who'll do your housework in return for a saucer of milk. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

45 MIN2019 OCT 14
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Episode Five: The Sin of Clay

Episode Four: My Heart Was So Greedy

In our fourth episode poets Ella Frears, Annie Hayer and Andrew McMillan join our host Eleanor Penny to discuss traditional tales of love and relationships. They re-imagine Eurydice, wife of Orpheus; the mythical half-seal half-women Selkie; and Jesus, who emerges as a dancefloor-parting queer icon. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

66 MIN2019 OCT 7
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Episode Four: My Heart Was So Greedy

Episode Three: Sweetness and Fear

Our third episode explores monsters, outlaws and home invaders, as our host Eleanor Penny sits down with poets Helen Mort, Romalyn Ante and Tice Cin. Their mythic re-imaginings include the vampiric Fillipino Manananggal, the Turkish Cypriot fugitiveHasan Buli, and trespasser and porridge-thief Goldilocks. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

43 MIN2019 SEP 30
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Episode Three: Sweetness and Fear

Episode Two: She Not Here to Make Friends

This week poets Malika Booker, Natalie Linh Bolderston and Olga Dermott-Bond bring to life traditional stories of powerful women. We hear about the West Indian temptress LaDiablesse, Vietnamese WarriorTriệu Thị Trinh, and the Irish giant-tricksterOonagh McCool. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

47 MIN2019 SEP 23
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Episode Two: She Not Here to Make Friends

Episode One: The Flood Came

In the first episode of Series Two, we’re facing environmental catastrophe in its various forms. Joining Eleanor Penny, are Forward Prize winning poet Kei Miller and young poets Gboyega Odubanjo and Joshua Judson. They share re-imaginings of the ‘meme’ of the Green Man, the Book of Revelation and the Jamaican Story of the Dry River. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

50 MIN2019 SEP 16
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Episode One: The Flood Came

Series Two - Launches 16 September

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World returns on Monday 16 September, bringing you another six episodes of poetry for our apocalyptic age. Each episode will feature brand new poetry from some of the best UK poets, including: Malika Booker, Andrew McMillan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Kei Miller, Helen Mort, Jack Underwood and many more. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss en episode. For more information visit endoftheworldpodcast.com, or contact us on Twitter or Instagram @goodbyeworldpod

57 s2019 SEP 10
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Series Two - Launches 16 September

Episode Six: The Humdrum of Bone

Jay Bernard, Simran Uppal and Rhian Edwards dive into some of the world's most iconic compendiumsof myth: The Arthurian Legends, the Ramayana and the Mabinogion. This week we bring you stories about the Hijra,third-gender people blessed by Rama for their loyalty and devotion. We revisit the myth of Blodeuwedd,a woman crafted from flowers to be the wife of the heroLleu Llaw Gyffes. And we excavate a little-known myth in the Arthurian canon: Sir Morian, the Moorish son of one of the Knights of the Round Table. Find out more: endoftheworldpodcast.com twitter.com/goodbyeworldpod

67 MIN2018 JUL 23
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Episode Six: The Humdrum of Bone

Episode Five: Dinner with the Ancestors

Kate Denereaz revisits the story of Melusine: a half-woman, half-serpent hiding her curse from her human husband and their children. Leke Oso Alabi brings Menelik I into modern London, asking what the offspring the Queen of Sheba and the biblical King Solomon would make of our divided times. Rachel Long explores the uses of storytelling and survival through her own family mythology. Find out more: endoftheworldpodcast.com twitter.com/goodbyeworldpod

56 MIN2018 JUL 16
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Episode Five: Dinner with the Ancestors

Episode Four: Edgelands

This week we're roaming around the borderlands, where towns and citiesmeet the wild. Miriam Nashpulls up a seat at the fire with theNine Mothers of Heimdallr. Leonardo Boix leaves gifts ofrum and cigars for the forest-dwelling spirit Pombero, Señor De La Noche. The story of Baucis and Philemon teaches Nick Garrard to be kind to strangers, just in case they're vengeful gods in disguise. Find out more: endoftheworldpodcast.com/episode-four twitter.com/goodbyeworldpod

55 MIN2018 JUL 9
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Episode Four: Edgelands

Latest Episodes

Episode Six: No Justice, Only Prizes

Our final episode of the current series looks at power and control. Joining Eleanor Penny this week are poets Jack Underwood, Amina Jama and Oliver Fox. They share reimaginings of theJörmungandr or Norse World Snake; King Cnut; and the Somali QueenArawelo. Find out more and catch up with all of our previous episodes at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

56 MIN2019 OCT 21
Comments
Episode Six: No Justice, Only Prizes

Episode Five: The Sin of Clay

Joining Eleanor Penny this week are poets Sabrina Mahfouz, Geraldine Clarkson andStuart Buck. Together they explore our relationship with mythical characters; re-imagining stories of Prometheus, Bluebeard, and the little-known Lob Lie-by-the-fire, who'll do your housework in return for a saucer of milk. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

45 MIN2019 OCT 14
Comments
Episode Five: The Sin of Clay

Episode Four: My Heart Was So Greedy

In our fourth episode poets Ella Frears, Annie Hayer and Andrew McMillan join our host Eleanor Penny to discuss traditional tales of love and relationships. They re-imagine Eurydice, wife of Orpheus; the mythical half-seal half-women Selkie; and Jesus, who emerges as a dancefloor-parting queer icon. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

66 MIN2019 OCT 7
Comments
Episode Four: My Heart Was So Greedy

Episode Three: Sweetness and Fear

Our third episode explores monsters, outlaws and home invaders, as our host Eleanor Penny sits down with poets Helen Mort, Romalyn Ante and Tice Cin. Their mythic re-imaginings include the vampiric Fillipino Manananggal, the Turkish Cypriot fugitiveHasan Buli, and trespasser and porridge-thief Goldilocks. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

43 MIN2019 SEP 30
Comments
Episode Three: Sweetness and Fear

Episode Two: She Not Here to Make Friends

This week poets Malika Booker, Natalie Linh Bolderston and Olga Dermott-Bond bring to life traditional stories of powerful women. We hear about the West Indian temptress LaDiablesse, Vietnamese WarriorTriệu Thị Trinh, and the Irish giant-tricksterOonagh McCool. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

47 MIN2019 SEP 23
Comments
Episode Two: She Not Here to Make Friends

Episode One: The Flood Came

In the first episode of Series Two, we’re facing environmental catastrophe in its various forms. Joining Eleanor Penny, are Forward Prize winning poet Kei Miller and young poets Gboyega Odubanjo and Joshua Judson. They share re-imaginings of the ‘meme’ of the Green Man, the Book of Revelation and the Jamaican Story of the Dry River. Find out more and catch up with Series One at:endoftheworldpodcast.com@goodbyeworldpod

50 MIN2019 SEP 16
Comments
Episode One: The Flood Came

Series Two - Launches 16 September

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World returns on Monday 16 September, bringing you another six episodes of poetry for our apocalyptic age. Each episode will feature brand new poetry from some of the best UK poets, including: Malika Booker, Andrew McMillan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Kei Miller, Helen Mort, Jack Underwood and many more. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss en episode. For more information visit endoftheworldpodcast.com, or contact us on Twitter or Instagram @goodbyeworldpod

57 s2019 SEP 10
Comments
Series Two - Launches 16 September

Episode Six: The Humdrum of Bone

Jay Bernard, Simran Uppal and Rhian Edwards dive into some of the world's most iconic compendiumsof myth: The Arthurian Legends, the Ramayana and the Mabinogion. This week we bring you stories about the Hijra,third-gender people blessed by Rama for their loyalty and devotion. We revisit the myth of Blodeuwedd,a woman crafted from flowers to be the wife of the heroLleu Llaw Gyffes. And we excavate a little-known myth in the Arthurian canon: Sir Morian, the Moorish son of one of the Knights of the Round Table. Find out more: endoftheworldpodcast.com twitter.com/goodbyeworldpod

67 MIN2018 JUL 23
Comments
Episode Six: The Humdrum of Bone

Episode Five: Dinner with the Ancestors

Kate Denereaz revisits the story of Melusine: a half-woman, half-serpent hiding her curse from her human husband and their children. Leke Oso Alabi brings Menelik I into modern London, asking what the offspring the Queen of Sheba and the biblical King Solomon would make of our divided times. Rachel Long explores the uses of storytelling and survival through her own family mythology. Find out more: endoftheworldpodcast.com twitter.com/goodbyeworldpod

56 MIN2018 JUL 16
Comments
Episode Five: Dinner with the Ancestors

Episode Four: Edgelands

This week we're roaming around the borderlands, where towns and citiesmeet the wild. Miriam Nashpulls up a seat at the fire with theNine Mothers of Heimdallr. Leonardo Boix leaves gifts ofrum and cigars for the forest-dwelling spirit Pombero, Señor De La Noche. The story of Baucis and Philemon teaches Nick Garrard to be kind to strangers, just in case they're vengeful gods in disguise. Find out more: endoftheworldpodcast.com/episode-four twitter.com/goodbyeworldpod

55 MIN2018 JUL 9
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Episode Four: Edgelands
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