massmouth story slam archived podcasts: 2011-2015
You are listening to a massmouth story slam podcast. Our stories are recorded live at venues throughout Greater Boston. There are 9 podcasts in our first series, containing stories+highlights from our first slam season where people of all ages, backgrounds and storytelling experience, came to tell, and listen. They were all eager for the 'story connection'. Our slams are great entertainment and often connect us to new or resonating experiences. Come to listen or come to tell! Join us live for season VI, 2014 -2015 at Club Passim in Harvard Square, The Trident Booksellers Cafe and Centre Street Sanctuary in JP. Podcasts from season II, III, IV and V will be uploaded soon. For details about our next LIVE show by checking massmouth at our websites: http://massmouth.org, Facebook and twitter as "massmouth,inc. or massmouth" and on youtube channel: massmouth2videos

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Tales from Homer - Odds Bodkin @mfaBoston

MUSUEM OF FINE ARTS/BOSTON KRUPP GALLERY (Gallery 215A)

Master storyteller: Odds Bodkin brought the MFA’s “Homer and the Epics” Collection to Life with excerpts from The Odyssey and The Iliad in THREE SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCES

This podcast contains the 2:00 – 2:15 pm performance of THE STONE-SEALED CAVE:  AN EXCERPT FROM HOMER's  ODYSSEY

In this podcast we hear Pt. 1 of the The Stone-Sealed Cave An Excerpt from The Odyssey recorded during the   2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. performance.

Desperate for seaworthy supplies, Odysseus and his men enter an empty cave where a fire pit smolders and large cheeses speak of shepherds.An immense sleeping mat, however, warns them that a giant lives here, not men. Overcome by curiosity, Odysseus refuses to leave, unaware that they are about to meet Polyphemus the Cyclops, a towering monster with a taste for human flesh.

Three New Galleries Highlighting Greek Wine, Theater and Poetry Open at MFA, Boston, MA. http://www.mfa.org/news/Ancient-Greek-Galleries

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON  Avenue of the Arts | 465 Huntington Avenue |Boston, Massachusetts 02115 | 617-267-9300  All Spotlight Talks are free with Museum admission.

" The highlight of the Odyssey grouping is a marble Head of Polyphemos (about 150 BC or later). With voluminous, shaggy hair, a deeply furrowed brow, a single, almond-shaped eye between two clenched eye-sockets and parted lips, this head presents Polyphemos as a malformed monster. Also in this section, which features objects that illustrate the journey home of the Greek warrior Odysseus, a Drinking cup (kylix) depicting scenes from the Odyssey (about 560–550 BC) narrates the story of the goddess Circe magically changing the hero’s men into swine on one side, and his escape from Polyphemos on the other.

 

“From Homer’s heroes to the intoxicated ecstasy of Dionysos and his dominion over Greek theater, the visitors to these three new Greek galleries will be reminded of the spoken verses that gave rise to many works of art,” said Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the MFA. “These galleries offer a cultural context and freshly present some of the best Greek painted vases in the world.” 

 

 

Direct download: Tales_From_Homer_-_Odds_Bodkin_mfa_Boston.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

pt.1 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston

First Night storytelling  for Adults and Big Kids • Pt1             True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams

This New Year’s Eve, massmouth,inc. welcomed 2015 by presenting 10 hours of family programming during the day and 4 hours of adult storytelling at night.  We told all kinds of stories for all ages during the day and stories for adults based on Season 6 story slam themes at night.

Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 – featured short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Host: Brendyn Schneider

9:15 PM- 10:00 PM Host: Diana Valentine

10:30 PM -11:15 PM Host: Audra Jamai

 

 

Direct download: 1stNight-live-2015-pt1.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

pt 2 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston

First Night storytelling  for Adults and Big Kids • Pt2             True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams

This New Year’s Eve, massmouth,inc. welcomed 2015 by presenting 10 hours of family programming during the day and 4 hours of adult storytelling at night. We’ve told all kinds of stories for all ages during the day and stories for adults based on Season 6 story slam themes at night.

Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 – featured short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Host: Brendyn Schneider

9:15 PM- 10:00 PM Host: Diana Valentine

10:30 PM -11:15 PM Host: Audra Jamai

pt 3 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston 

pt 3 short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes

storytelling, 1stNight, storytellers, FirstNight-Boston,  storyslams, FirstNight-2105--Boston, #storyslams, massmouth.org, StoriesLive 

Direct download: 1stNight-live-2015-pt2.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

pt 3 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston

First Night storytelling  for Adults and Big Kids • Rooms 104 Room 104  True Life Stories from massmouth.org story slams

This New Year’s Eve, massmouth,inc. welcomed 2015 by presenting 10 hours of family programming during the day and 4 hours of adult storytelling at night. We told all kinds of stories for all ages during the day and stories for adults based on Season 6 story slam themes at night.

Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 – featured short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes: nuts, mistaken identity, family tree, perfect storm, shelter, lust, leap of faith, games people play, near death, culture shock, beginner’s luck, power trip, like family, naked, date night, and game over

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Host: Brendyn Schneider

9:15 PM- 10:00 PM Host: Diana Valentine

10:30 PM -11:15 PM Host: Audra Jamai

pt 3 Best of Greater Boston Story Slams 2014 @First Night, Boston 

pt 3 short stories from slam winners with audience participation and prizes Season 6 story slam themes

Direct download: 1stNight-live-2015-pt3.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT

Back Stories of the Ancient Greeks - Norah Dooley @mfa Boston

Listen as the new Greek galleries come alive with vivid myths and stories from the Ancient world.  Join storyteller Norah Dooley ( norahdooley.com) for 15 minute tales in the gallery.  Co-presented by MassMouth (www.massmouth.org) and the mfaBoston depatrtment of education.

Music thanks to Michael Levy,lyre of, Wales, UK. In the beginning of the podcast we hear the Epitaph of Seikilos, a complete Ancient Greek Melody Composed by Seikilos, Son of Euterpe, 1st Century CE - Arranged For Replica Lyre and in the outro, the Ancient Greek Musical Fragment, Poem. Mor 1, 11f. Migne 37, 523 - Arranged For Replica Lyre. More of his work www.youtube.com/user/Klezfiddle1


Pathos and Bathos: Backstories of the Ancient Greeks:

The stories of Classical Greece are considered central to an auspicious canon of western literature and history.  But the backstories of events like the Trojan war, how wine came to the symposia and the death of Agamemnon read more like the headlines from People Magazine and Gawker blog.  That mother and her boyfriend killed her….what? Drunken shepherds did what? That celebrity father did what to his daughter? Master storyteller Norah Dooley explores the backstories of objects in three rooms in the new Greek galleries; from the initiating incident of Homer’s epic ( Helen of Troy ) to the fate of the inventor of wine ( Ikarios and his daughter) and Aeuschylus' depiction of the "madness" of Clytemnestra ( death of Agamemnon).

Three New Galleries Highlighting Greek Wine, Theater and Poetry Open at MFA Boston

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

617-267-9300

All Spotlight Talks are free with Museum admission.

Next is Odds Bodkin Master storyteller: Odds Bodkin

Bringing MFA’s “Homer and the Epics” Collection to Life:

with his "Excerpts from The Odyssey and The Iliad"

Sunday, January 18, 2015

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
2:00 pm – 2:15pm
3:00 pm – 3:15pm

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A) January 18, 2015
Free with Admission – No Ticket Required

 

Michael Levy was born in Liverpool in 1968 & studied Philosophy at the University of Hull. After living in Manchester, where for many years, he worked as both a piano tutor & a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, he now lives with his wife & daughter, Rosalind & Rosie, on the border of semi-rural South Wales, UK : where in his new role, as a full-time "Musical Shaman", he continues to his relentless quest - bringing to life, the lost music of the ancient world... - See more at: http://www.ancientlyre.com/

Direct download: Back-Stories-of-Ancient-Greeks.mp3
Category:storytelling -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT