Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Podcast Series 2


The second series of Bedtime Stories for the End of the World podcast is launching on 16 September, featuring the work of 12 emerging poets alongside new commissions by: Malika Booker, Andrew McMillan, Kei Miller, Helen Mort, Sabrina Mahfouz and Jack Underwood. The podcast series asks some of the UK’s top poets to re-imagine their favourite myths, fairytales and legends. The stories they want to seal up and protect against rising waters, from nuclear disaster, and from the mundane tragedy of human forgetfulness.

What kind of stories do we want to leave the future? How might they differ from the stories we’ve inherited?

The podcasts are the brainchild of writer and poet Eleanor Penny, project produced by Tom MacAndrew, supported by Spread the Word and funded by Arts Council England.

To celebrate the release of the podcasts, the launch party will take place on Wednesday 11 September, 7pm-10pm at the Star of Kings, N1 0AX.

The event will feature readings from a selection of poets from the series, and be hosted by Joelle Taylor. To register for your free ticket, please visit:

To make sure you don’t miss an episode, you can subscribe now on itunesstitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Enjoy!

Published 29 August 2019