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CULTUREVERSE is an immersive audio drama that celebrates our collective cultural past. It is a place where myths and legends come alive in the modern world. In each episode, an ordinary kid encounters an extraordinary creature, myth, or folk character from their culture, embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Cultureverse isn’t just an audio adventure, it’s a show that celebrates who we are, and where we come from.

2021

CULTUREVERSE is an immersive audio drama that celebrates our collective cultural past. It is a place where myths and legends come alive in the modern world. In each episode, an ordinary kid encounters an extraordinary creature, myth, or folk character from their culture, embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Cultureverse isn’t just an audio adventure, it’s a show that celebrates who we are, and where we come from.

2021

Dagda's Harp

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July 22, 202118min 28sec

What happens when you step into the Cultureverse?

In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Sean receives a gift with the power of the Celtic God: Dagda.


This story was inspired by Dagda's harp, a mystical object in Celtic mythology. Dagda is one of the most important Celtic gods. He owns objects with magical powers, including a cauldron and a club... But his most famous and iconic instrument is his magical harp. It’s made of oak and richly decorated, and this instrument allowed him to control the coming and going of the seasons, the weather, and also the might of warriors during battle and the emotions of entire towns.

This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX and is hosted by Kelly Marie Tran. Sean was voiced by Elliot Gindi. Zoe was voiced by Lina Goggins-Rendón. And the voice of Granny was played by Sarah Golding.

Special thanks to our Cultureverse editorial team for this episode, Rita McNiff and Ciara McNally, who brought their experiences as Irish and Irish-Americans to this story.

Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Irish folklore are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.