"Stories through Objects" Radio Series: Episode 1 Homer's Odyssey


Over the next few weeks, the Rumble Museum is making a series of shows called "Stories through Objects" for Radio Cherwell, the Oxford Hospital Radio Service. Each show explores a different story, and use objects from our collection and songs to journey through the themes, characters and places in the stories. The shows are aired each week at 1.30pm on Fridays and then repeated at the same time on Mondays.

Our first show is themed on Homer's Odyssey. You can find the voice audio, playlist and featured objects below.

Show 1: Homer's Odyssey

Loved for centuries for its wily hero, and cast of monsters, witches and hapless men, the story has inspired many songs and connects to many objects in our collection. Explore this show below!

Audio (without songs):

 Part 1

 Part 2

 Part 3


Songs featured:

Calypso by Suzanne Vega

How to Disappear Completely by Radiohead

Siren by Tori Amos

Journey of the Magi by Frank Turner


Objects from our Collection featured:

Wooden lyre


Minoan Octopus Jar