"Stories through Objects" Radio Series: Episode 2 Orpheus and the Underworld

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 second show is themed on Orpheus and the Underworld. You can find the voice audio, playlist and featured objects below.


Show 2: Orpheus and the Underworld

A magical figure with a beautiful voice, Orpheus has been an inspiration for all types of artists through the ages. Explore this show below!


Audio (without songs):

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Songs featured:

Wedding Song - Anais Mitchell - Hadestown

Without You - Harry Nillson

Orpheus - Sara Bareilles

Nature Boy - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 


Objects from our Collection featured:

Roman Die


Roman "Evil Eye" Ring