I started this show because I know in my bones that mythology is medicine for our modern maladies. We use the ancient stories to understand our lives all the time. Thing is, we usually just aren’t aware of it.
In this episode, I share my own story of my relationship to storytelling, including my early fascination with Irish culture and Celtic mythology that carried me all the way to an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin.
You’ll hear many stories from Ireland because those stories are dear to me and are closest to my expertise, but my guests are bringing tales from their own traditions and ancestral lineages. In future seasons, I hope to cast our story net further and further and call in storytellers, characters and plots from around the globe.
When you subscribe to KnotWork Storytelling, you can expect:
original stories drawn from mythology and folklore, that either myself or my guest have adapted
we seek to balance the material from the original manuscripts and the tales collected by folklorists with the modern sensibilities that really make these stories come alive
some guests are brilliant oral storytellers who will perform their favorite pieces for you
authors whose fiction draws upon ancient origin legends, heroes’ journeys, and heroines’ tales