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.
Studio Ochenta Presents: Mija Música!
7:42If you enjoyed Cultureverse, you'll love Mija Podcast, an audio drama that tells immigrant stories from around the world through immersive sound design. The show is available in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic versions and is recommended by Common Sense Media for kids and families! The latest season of Mija was produced in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and tells a special story of musical migration. *Mija Música* tells the story of how the city of Monterrey (México) became so fond of the Colombian musical genre known as vallenato. This is Episode 1: El Vallenato. *********** For more on Mija Podcast check out the rest of the season and past seasons on https://www.ochentastudio.com/mija-podcast Follow Studio Ochenta on social media for updates on our shows! IG: @ochentapodcasts TikTok: @studioochenta Twitter: @ochentapodcasts ************ CREDITS: This show was produced by Studio Ochenta. Our executive producer is Lory Martínez. Story, sound design and original music by Luis López Editorial direction by Lory Martínez, with editorial assistance from Maru Lombardo and Jeremías Juárez Our project coordinator is Catalina Hoyos Art by William Guevara
Cultureverse Recommends: Timestorm
21:02Hey it’s the Cultureverse production team here again with another amazing show recommendation for you! If you enjoy exploring folktales from around the world with Cultureverse, then we recommend another series from the TRAX network and Cocotazo Media. Timestorm is an audio drama adventure for the entire family. When the Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension, they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to witness their culture’s true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. Listen to Timestorm wherever you find your podcasts or at TimestormSeries.com. And now, enjoy Timestorm - Episode 1: The Storm.
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Studio Ochenta Presents: Adventure in Atacama
14:05Hey Cultureverse fans! Studio Ochenta here to share a brand new show from the team that brought you Cultureverse! If you enjoyed Cultureverse, then you’ll love ADVENTURE IN ATACAMA. In this comedy-adventure show, you get to help Mariela, a Mexican-American flight attendant find her missing mother and save the world from the #Atacama Effect, a mysterious phenomenon that is affecting language and speech around the globe! Adventure in Atacama is our first interactive podcast game that allows listeners to choose their story path at the end of each episode to help Mariela find one of 12 endings to her story! Here’s a first look at episode 1! If you enjoyed this episode, you can start playing the game on http://chooseyourpodcastadventure.com/ and jump to the number you chose at the end of this episode to begin your journey! You can also enjoy the game by searching for ADVENTURE IN ATACAMA on your favorite podcast app. And if you want to flex your language muscles, the entire show is also available in Spanish under the title: Azafata en Atacama on your favorite podcast app. It takes less than half an hour to get to an ending so choose wisely and have fun! And just like with Cultureverse, we’ve prepared crossword puzzles, madlibs and more cool content to continue the fun over at ochentastudio.com/adventure-in-atacama!
21:57In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Sefi channels the great Samoan warrior goddess: Nafanua. This tale is based on the legendary oral history of Nafanua, the daughter of Saveasi'uleo, the king of the underworld, who once stepped in to end a great battle between eastern and western tribes of Samoa. Nafanua has 3 special tools that she uses: one was for herself, the TaFesilafa'i; one was for her adopted family, Fa'auli'ulito, and the other was called Ulimasao which was used for victory, to end war and bring peace. She is a historic figure that is often cited as being one of the great leaders of Samoa. This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for Trax from PRX and was hosted by Kelly Marie Tran and Yara Shahidi. Sefi was voiced by Abby Leuelu. Nafanua was voiced by Aryn Rozelle; Laki was voiced by Jared Raman; Loto was voiced by EJ Espino and Coach T. was voiced by Irvin Kalugdan. Special thanks to our Cultureverse editorial team for this episode: Nicole Alefaio, Izik Moreno, and Terisa Tinei, who brought their Samoan experiences to this story. Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Samoan folklore and oral history at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.
Cultureverse Recommends : Milky Way Underground
19:22Hi Cultureverse Fans! We’re off this week but we wanted to share a brand new show that you might enjoy: Milky Way Underground! Lydia and Elijah are going through a lot: Lydia’s best friend isn’t talking to her, Elijah thinks he might have a crush on his best friend, and their father’s alcoholism threatens to tear their family apart. On top of this, Lydia and Elijah are both having stranger and stranger dreams… though neither of them realize their dreams mirror each other’s. Then one night, their dad goes missing. In an attempt to find him, Lydia and Elijah head into the subway. But something is… off about the station. Taking the first car that arrives, Lydia and Elijah find themselves in the middle of a far-off creek, with New York City nowhere in sight. Join siblings Lydia and Elijah on a fantastical, surreal journey through a mysterious dreamworld as they search for their missing father. Are the people they meet in this other world really who they say they are? Who—or what—seems to be protecting them? Can they trust their surroundings, or each other, or themselves? Milky Way Underground is a heartfelt journey of self-discovery fit for the whole family. Inspired by the films of Hayao Miyazaki and books like A Wrinkle in Time and The Giver, Milky Way Underground is about both the difficulties and the joy of growing up and becoming yourself. Journey further into the world of the show with bonus interactive episodes, where listeners can truly become a part of Lydia and Elijah’s multiple worlds. Cultureverse and Milky Way Underground are part of the TRAX network from PRX. You can listen to both shows on TRAX.FM and wherever you get your podcasts.
21:53In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Dwayne, Obi, and Tiffanie encounter an ancient Pan African water spirit called Mami Wata. This story is inspired by the Pan-African folktale of the Mami Wata, a water goddess known for protecting seaside towns by sending fishermen calm waters. Africans who were displaced from their continent believed that the Mami Wata guided & protected them as they were taken to the West. Even today, for many Africans in the Western world, the deity is said to have traveled with them from Africa on the Atlantic Ocean protecting them from harm. This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX and is hosted by Yara Shahidi. Obi was voiced by Owen Nnamdi Aguh. Dwayne was voiced by Kevin Thelwell. Tiffanie was voiced by Marion Toro, Aunt Ngozi by Florence Mafomemeh, and Mami Wata by Janet Onye with Anooj Bhandari as crowd member and Cherie B. Tay as Sandy Poplore. Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Nigerian and Pan African oral history are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.
The Loyal Mongoose
17:47In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Amita meets the Loyal Mongoose from the ancient Indian tale of the same name. This story is inspired by the Indian morality folktale about the Loyal Mongoose. An ancient tale from the Panchatantra collection, an enormously influential group of stories from ancient India. In this particular story, a farmer couple has a pet mongoose. One day, the couple leaves the mongoose with their baby, assured that he would guard their baby well. While they’re gone, a snake enters the house and tries to attack the baby. The loyal mongoose attacks the snake to protect it. But, when the mother arrives home, she sees the mongoose with bloodstains. She thinks the mongoose tried to harm the baby. In her anger, she kills the loyal mongoose. When she enters her house, she sees her baby is fine with a dead snake beside him. She realizes what happened and regrets her actions. This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX and hosted by Yara Shahidi. Amita was voiced by Sakshi Sharma. Mongoose was voiced by Jacob Lukose. Vinit was voiced by Aaryan Arora. With Salim Mohammed as Mr. Singh. Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Indian folklore are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.
The Wise Fool
20:08In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Juan visits his family in Puerto Rico and loses a very valuable watch in this homage to the classic Puerto Rican folk character: Juan Bobo. This story is inspired by Juan Bobo, a Puerto Rican folk character. In Spanish, bobo means “fool,” and Juan Bobo is a jíbaro -which means “farmer.” He’s known for always getting into sticky situations, but in the end, Juan’s choices always show he is much wiser than expected. This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX. Juan was voiced by Claudio Venancio. Alberto was voiced by Víctor Emmanuelle Ramos. Aunt Linda was voiced by Alondra Llompart. Carmen was voiced by Natasha Yannacañedo. Don León was voiced by Israel Tanenbaum. Special thanks to our Cultureverse editorial team for this episode: America Lugo, Amanda Cruz, and Charlotte Álvarez, who brought their Puerto Rican experiences to this story. Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Puerto Rican folklore are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.
The Dangsan Tree
23:22What happens when you step into the Cultureverse? In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Kevin celebrates the Korean ceremony of Jesa and travels through a sacred cosmic tree. This story represents the importance of Sacred Trees in South Korean mythology. These trees are usually outside of villages in South Korea, and they are the location for the community's rituals. According to Korean shamanism, the Sacred Tree, also known as the Cosmic Tree, keeps a connection between the mortal and the spirit realms. This episode was produced by Studio Ochenta for Trax on PRX. Hosted by Yara Shahidi. This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX. Kevin was voiced by Jonathan Kim. Kevin’s Dad was voiced by G-Su Paek. Halmeoni was voiced by Patty Sang, and Harabeoji was voiced by June Yoon. Special thanks to the CultureVerse editorial team for this episode, Dr. Kiona, David Yi and Ji-Youn Kim for advising on elements from Korean culture. Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Korean folklore are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.
19:50In this episode of our cultural adventure series, Sarah creates her own Golem in this homage to the ancient Hebrew folk creature of the same name. This story is inspired by the Jewish folktale of the Golem, a stone figure brought to life to protect a Jewish community in Prague. Golems are not intelligent, and if commanded to perform a task, they will perform the instructions literally. There are many variations of the golem story which originates from the Czech Republic, Poland, and ancient Judaic tribes. This podcast was produced by Studio Ochenta for TRAX on PRX. Hosted by Yara Shahidi. Sarah was voiced by Dylan Tanzer. Deborah was voiced by Azriela Jaffe, Aaron was voiced by Xavier Geneste and Greg was Luis Raúl López Levi. Special thanks to our Cultureverse editorial team for this episode: Jamie Bourne and Liz Kleinrock, who brought their Jewish experiences to this story. *Transcripts and additional resources to learn more about Hebrew folklore are available at ochentastudio.com/cultureverse.*