Birthday Special #24
We have an anniversary! Podcast hosts Mikael Öberg and Torgrim Mellum Stene are in a festive mood and look back at one year of "In the Borderlands". We speak about the podcast's humble origins, how we met and what it means to be a performance storyteller.
Our thirteenth episode gives some well-deserved mythological attention to the number 13. Torgrim sets off on a 13-minute long quest in search for a more creative perspective on what is often considered to be nothing but a bringer of bad luck.
Full Moon Special: Lunisolar Mind I – Flower Moon #11
Here begins a podcast within the podcast – a series of full moon specials where we turn our attention to the glowing celestial body that has inspired artists and mystics for millennia.
Easter Special: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene with Jo Blake #10
We are happy to welcome back Jo Blake from episode #3 to talk about her upcoming project The Witness, based on the Gospel of Mary – a 5th century text that casts the teachings of Christ in a different light. Join us for this easter deep dive into gnostic gospels and buried knowledge.
Performance premiere special: HRIST – an act of divination with KAI-EN and Mikael Öberg #7
"All of the drama of divination serves to move the participants out of their normal modes of thinking, shaking them up in order to change their minds because their current understanding of the situation is inadequate."
February 25th 2022 sees the premiere of a brand new collaboration between performance storyteller Mikael Öberg and butoh artist KAI-EN: HRIST – an act of divination.
Christmas Yuletide Special: The Pig #4
At this time of year, when pork will be served on many a holiday plate, we turn our attention to the pig - an animal both loved and loathed since ancient times. What are its mythological connections?
Join us in the divine muck, where we encounter kings and goddesses from Greek and Norse Mythology, as well as Celtic Druids and a fearsome ghost pig from the Swedish midwinter forests.