Writer & director: Rob Stringer

Oblivity is Rob’s fault. When not thinking up ways to annoy the Persephone team, Rob writes other things, writes and plays music with Tom in Auctioneers, and occasionally (over)acts in plays. He likes audio-drama - especially funny stuff and scary stuff. He also has a day job doing internal communications and employee engagement. He is married to a delightful human, with whom he likes to travel. He dreams of one day running a madcap hotel staffed by ghosts. Tweet him.

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Recording, editing & mixing: Joe Carr

Joe records all the things and puts all the things together in some sort of order. If Rob is lucky it will be in the order he intended. Joe is a lifelong sci-fi comedy nerd and huge fan of radio comedies from the last few decades (the ones he was alive in). When not editing he teaches people how to edit.. and record video... and audio... and other things related to the whole general area of making stuff for people to watch/listen to when they're bored/sick of real life human interaction.

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Music: Tom Ashton

Tom has recorded and produced two albums for Oxford-based band, Auctioneers, together with Rob Stringer. This is his first foray into the world of podcast music production, which has been a thoroughly enjoyable learning curve! Tom also voices Cybergerbil.

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Production manager: Helen Stringer

Helen isn't an actor or a singer. She was once lead angel in her primary school Christmas play aged 6 1/2 and was so enamoured with the limelight that she's never been in anything since. Instead, she up-cycles furniture, carves wooden spoons and talks to animals. She's also an organiser and can turn her hand to marketing, budgeting, sourcing costumes or making an epic millionaires shortbread. She has a voice which sounds surprisingly like a futuristic AI and is married to Rob, hence why she managed to wangle the part of Phoebe....

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Production support: Alex Coke

A lifetime fan of radio and podcasts, Alex is thrilled to be working in the medium for the first time. She works in theatre for her day job, doing Marketing & Programming at the Old Fire Station in Oxford - she’s also on the board of Oxfordshire Theatre Makers, and is an Artistic Director of Nova Theatre. Alex has directed several theatre shows in Oxford including Festen (2016), The Tempest (2017) and Julius Caesar (2018).

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