Epic Day
  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 57:28 mins

Today’s episode of The Apple Seed is all about the tradition of the Epic: works that are often incredibly long, often ancient, often derived from stories passed down as part of an oral tradition, and often written as poems. We’ll feature a piece from Odds Bodkin, who sometimes performs The Odyssey in its entirety (it would take many, may Apple Seed episodes to feature the whole thing. Today, we’ll bring you that little bit of the story that has to do with Odysseus and his crew escaping form the cave of the Polyphemus, the Cyclops). We’ll also bring you a conversation with California Storyteller Cathryn Fairlee, who twice a year hosts an event in her home that she calls “Epic Day,” a day in which she and her colleagues choose an epic work from somewhere in the world and present it together, mostly for each other as an audience, over the course of an entire day