Episode eight: Modern Mythology
Some things in life are timeless. Whether it's a classic story that has been passed down for generations, or a prized possession with profound sentimental meaning, not everything is subject to the ravages of mortality.
In this episode, an ancient myth about two global flood survivors gets a modern, irreverent twist. Plus, a long forgotten relic lost to the sands of time resurfaces in an alien world. Come join us, because old is new again.
Rafael Nuncio, author, But a Tiny Speck of Golden Sand
Raf is a Mexican-born German student in the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Before moving to Ottawa in the summer of 2019 to pursue his passion for writing, Raf lived in Texas during his adolescence and early adulthood, where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Photography. Raf also holds a Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing. Some of Raf’s interests include travel, photography, history, languages, dogs, and science fiction, fantasy. Raf's creative writing focuses on alternate history, fantasy, and science fiction, in which he incorporates his passion for the cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean.
Performed by Muddy Watters
Muddy Watters is a calm, cool and creative Canadian. Now residing in Ottawa Ontario, he is a talented and unique musician and radio producer with a history in film and video production. He is the host and producer of Canada’s Cool Culture on CKCU 93.1FM and The Friday Night Freak Parade on CKDJ 107.9FM in Ottawa. To see and hear some of his weird and wonderful concoctions check out HotMudMedia.com.
Molly Desson, author, Deucalion and Pyrrha
Molly Desson is a Professional Writing student at Algonquin College. Before studying at Algonquin, Molly received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa in Classical Studies, specializing in ancient languages. When she’s not busy with coursework, she’s either talking to or about her dog. Some of her non-dog interests include the ancient world, crafts, and being outside.
Performed by Ashlee Loney
Ashlee Loney is a graduate from Algonquin College’s Radio Broadcasting program in Ottawa, Ontario. The program has provided her with the space to allow personal growth and the confidence to further pursue what she loves to do, which is to be hands on and creative. She co-hosts a podcast titled “The Ashlee and Lucas Show” which starts with a movie or television topic prompting a ton of tangents along the way. Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Ashlee has lived and visited most of what Canada has to offer with the exceptions of Newfoundland and the territories. In her spare time she likes to paint, take pictures of her cat Luna, and watch Star Trek with her boyfriend. Her life’s mantra: Be bold, be brave, be kind.
John Abboud, Co-host
Given the right amount of imagination, time and solitude can be chemically reactant. Homeschooling offered John Abboud more than his fair share of both, and his passion for stories became obsessive. His best outlet was in writing, an addiction which compelled him first to write short stories at the age of fourteen and ultimately to complete a trilogy of sci-fi novels under the pen name Jordan Creed by the time he hit twenty-one. When he wasn’t slaving through homework, he was locked to the keyboard to practice the craft. After a brief pause through college, John is back to the written word and currently penning his first mystery-drama.
Jack Stanley, Co-host
Jack is a student in the Radio-Broadcasting program at Algonquin College, which led him to his current internship with Stories Less Spoken. He enjoys being able to turn dreams into reality with his passion for creating engaging audio content. Whether he’s behind a mic, writing a script, or producing a piece, he’s interested in every step of the process. In a past life, Jack also received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria in Religious Studies, specializing in indigenous traditions of Central and Southern America. He enjoys studying spiritual and religious practices so that he can better understand how others see the world. When he’s not parked in front of a laptop, Jack enjoys painting, riding his bike, and spending time with his wife and dog.