Stories from the Hearth

10 - Lights Out

Episode Summary

The end of the world isn't caused by a meteor, a nuclear blast, a monster or god. The end of the world isn't exciting, nor terrifying. The end of the world comes slowly, quietly. It is so subtle that humanity doesn't realise the end has come until it is too late. In the ruins of old Tokyo, one woman - born at the beginning of Lights Out - imagines what life must have been like in the days before...

Episode Notes

The end of the world isn't caused by a meteor, a nuclear blast, a monster or god. The end of the world isn't exciting, nor is it terrifying. The end of the world comes slowly, quietly. It is so subtle that humanity doesn't realise the end has come until it is too late. In the ruins of old Tokyo, one woman - born at the beginning of Lights Out - imagines what life must have been like in the days before...

The aim of Stories from the Hearth is to rekindle its listeners' love for the ancient art of storytelling (and story-listening), and to bring some small escapism to the frantic energies of the modern world.

Episode #11 out Sunday 25th July 2021 (25.07.21)

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Songs (in order of appearance)

  1. Fight the apocalypse, but before a quick nap
  2. Wake up, heroic figure
  3. Un desért
  4. Something to save
  5. The first person crossing the bridge since a century