The Crane Bag is a podcast that explores stories from around the world. Each episode focuses on a different story, using words and music to bring that story to life in the here and now.
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So you ask for a drink and the God of Myth pours out a kid-friendly yet strangely merciless concoction able to harmonize the sun and moon energies in your soul, to help you forgive your teenage self and to boost your resistance to perpetually thinking inside the box.
An episode for all those wishing to spend a little while running across the icy landscape of the far north, smelling their way towards the question of what we have lost by choosing to define civilization and nature as two different things.
A tower, a sorceress, and a wild craving for green leaves...this episode brings to life the story of "Rapunzel," exploring what happens when we jump the fence of the forbidden garden and what we find on the other side.
What happens when we don't get we want? This episode focuses on the wild music of desire and inspiration, exploring the Welsh myth of Taliesin as a map to the new worlds which open up for us whenever our well-made plans fall beautifully apart.
Poetry in English begins with "Caedmon's Hymn," a poem which is a praise-song to the entire universe. This episode explores that song through the story of its author: a "humble farmhand" who was given the gift of song in a dream.