Released Thursday 13th April 2017
Story Etc. Episode 2: Myth is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor is Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music. Story Etc. is a production of Audioscribble and Crowley & Co.


  • Marchella's academic profile can be viewed here, and she is on Twitter at @LuxMea.
  • The myth of Europa - a Phoenician princess kidnapped by Zeus in the form of a white bull. More info here.
  • Homer - the poet responsible for the Iliad and the Odyssey, reputed to be a blind bard from Ionia.
  • The myth of Orpheus - the poet, musician and prophet about whom many tales were told, most famously his botched attempt to rescue his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld.
  • Britannia - the mythological personification of Great Britain.
  • Antigone - daughter of the incestuous coupling of Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta.
  • Maenon - Antigone's son, from the alternate telling of the story by Hyginus.




  • The first song you hear is Che Che from Banyan Tree's second show, The Honey Hunters.
  • More information on Banyan Tree Theatre can be found on the Black Theatre Live website, or at their Twitter feed, @BanyanTreeTG.
  • Tom spoke to Nyawa Bottomley and Adriana Lord from the company. Adriana's Twitter feed is at @AdrianaLord.
  • Nyawa mentions the charity MOSAIC Black & Mixed Parentage Family Group, whose website is here.
  • The Fire Children - a West African myth, telling the origin story of the world's people of different colours.
  • The Honey Hunters - an African myth telling the tale of how the animals became enemies.
  • Donna Edmead is another songwriter for Banyan Tree, her Twitter feed is at @brumchickdon.
  • Arts Council England - a British government funding body for the arts.
  • Alison Lloyd is writing Banyan Tree's next show, Little Wing. More of her stories can be found here.
  • Adriana took the words for Centella (the final song you hear) from a tale of Oya - a South American goddess of wind, storms and the marketplace. The words are partially in Yoruba, a West African language principally spoken in Benin and Nigeria.
  • Little Wing is at Brighton Fringe 2017, at 4pm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May at The Warren. Tickets can be purchased here.


  • The King was written, performed and recorded by Felix Trench. Odinn Orn Hilmarsson provided editing assistance and also composed the music.
  • More information on Crowley & Co.'s previous collaborations with Felix can be found at their website, here. Their first was Radioman, followed by Valkyrie, a co-production with Oneohone Theatre.


  • Margaret's website can be found here, and she is on Twitter at @MargaretAtwood.
  • Margaret's novel The Handmaid's Tale will be released as an original TV drama on Hulu on Wednesday 26th April.
  • Hag-Seed is Margaret's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, commissioned by Hogarth Shakespeare.
  • The most famous outer space Tempest is Forbidden Planet (1956), which was itself adapted into the cult musical Return to the Forbidden Planet.
  • Margaret mentions Phyllida Lloyd's prison-set production of The Tempest, part of the director's Shakespeare Trilogy. You can read the Guardian review of its London appearance here.
  • Grimms' Fairy Tales is the popular name given to the collection of stories published by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. You can read them all here.
  • Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet and author, and published some of the most important collections of fairy tales in Britain. You can read all of his Fairy Books here.
  • Captain Marvel (the first) is a character created by artist CC Beck and writer Bill Parker for Fawcett Comics in 1939. Young boy Billy Batson becomes the mighty Captain Marvel by saying the magic word 'shazam', which stands for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury.
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Ancient Mesopotamia, considered to be the earliest surviving work of literature.
  • The Penelopiad is Margaret's novel, an alternate account of the myth of Odysseus, foregrounding Odysseus's wife Penelope and her attempts to fend off a pack of suitors who assume that Odysseus is dead and seek her hand in marriage, during the events of the Odyssey.