The Fateful Tale of Chesapeake Bay

Anketell and Gould

Dive into the troubled waters of one of the most magnificent estuaries in the world.

The Fateful Tale of Chesapeake Bay is a 4-part podcast that brings you the re-telling of 160 years of ecological and social history as seen through the eyes of 2 artists trying to piece it all together.

All Episodes

In the first episode of this 4-part season, 2 long-lost friends find one another and begin to unravel the history and ecological decline of one of the world's most magnificent estuaries, Chesapeake Bay. Judith lays out our journey and Miriam delves into the Oyster Wars.

Nov 2020

52 min 48 sec

In the second episode of this 4-part podcast, Miriam and Judith sink into the deeper waters of the Bay to explore the seabed, the marine life that it sustains and the fragile ecosystem of which it is a part. What makes a deadzone? What is the seabed thinking? And what do trees have to do with any of this?

Dec 2020

53 min 16 sec

In the penultimate episode of this 4-part podcast, Judith and Miriam finally join the prey and predator in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They try to unpick the intricacy of the marine ecosystem of the estuary, and the human lives that depend on the health of its waters.

Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

In this final episode, Miriam and Judith hear from 3 inspiring individuals who have found their own unique ways of sharing their love for nature and the environment. With Jack Baddams, The Dormouse that Roared and Cherelle Harding from Steppers UK.

Jan 1

1 hr 18 min

In this 3-minute trailer, Miriam and Judith let you into The Fateful Tale's first season about the Chesapeake Bay. Feel free to get in touch at    

Mar 1

3 min 4 sec