Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast

By Liv, Greek Mythology Geek

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LA
 Dec 7, 2018
you had me hooked at the first episode.


 Dec 5, 2018


 Oct 17, 2018

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 Sep 26, 2018
From the U.S., Myths with a great hook. Sing Liv sing. Lots of info. and laughs.

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Greek and Roman mythology: we all know the basics, but have you ever really considered how crazy some of the stories are? The gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. In Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! a myth geek tells stories of different myths in a casual, contemporary, and straight-up blunt way. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the insane things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between.

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Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apollo Has Awful Moments, too
1167
Aesclepius is the son of Apollo, pupil of Chiron, and god of Medicine. Plus, there are some fun historical facts associated with him.<br><br>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.<br><br>Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.<br><br>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.<br><br>
Dec 18, 2018
BONUS! Special Preview of Parcast's New Podcast: Mythology
1027
This is a special preview of Parcast's new podcast: Mythology. <br><br>To listen to the full episode, part one on Athena, search "Mythology" wherever you listen to this podcast, or for iTunes/Apple Podcasts, visit&nbsp; <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mythology/id1442945036?mt=2">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mythology/id1442945036?mt=2</a>&nbsp;
Dec 13, 2018
XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Actually Rode Pegasus
1804
We all know the name Pegasus: he's a pretty famous guy! But, do you know who actually rode him? Spoilers! It wasn't Perseus or Hercules... It was... Bellerophon. In this episode we cover the man and the horse.<br><br>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.<br><br>Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.<br><br>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure, is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.<br><br>
Dec 11, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Trainer to the Stars (Sagittarius)
540
Next up in the Zodiac constellations series: Sagittarius, who just happens to be that beloved centaur, Chiron.<br><br>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.<br><br>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.<br><br>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.<br><br>
Dec 07, 2018
XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour
1887
Poseidon, god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses. But, most of all, brother of Zeus. This episode delves into his history and his many, many conquests. Poseidon, earth-shaker and generally troubling guy.<br><br>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.<br><br>Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.<br><br>This episode is sponsored by Care/Of. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and use the promo code "mythsbaby".<br><br>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure, is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere.<br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder
854
Sisyphus! We all know what his punishment was, or at least that he is indeed being punished for eternity in the Underworld. But what, exactly, did he do to deserve such a thing?<br><br>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.<br><br>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.<br><br>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.<br><br>
Nov 21, 2018
XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides' Trojan Women
2197
<p>The Trojan War is over, but for the women of Troy, the horror is just beginning. This episode covers the fates of Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Cassandra, princess and prophetess, and Andromache, the widow of Hector. The episode is a retelling of the play by Euripides.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Trojan Women by Euripides, translated by Edith Hamilton, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure, is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Nov 13, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the Scorpion (Scorpio)
587
<p>In this Mini Myth, we start a series on the Zodiac constellations, and how the hell they got up there!</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.</p> <p>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Nov 06, 2018
Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down There… Hades and his Underworld
1350
<p>Happy Halloween! In this Halloween special we delve into the god and goddess of the dead themselves, Hades and Persephone. We also get the low down on where you go when you die, and who you might encounter.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves and The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi.</p> <p>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", and "The Nightmare" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Oct 31, 2018
XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About a Horse & a Heel
2140
<p>It's the end of the war as we know it. Finally, the Trojan War comes to an end. We cover Achilles and his famous heel, the Trojan horse, and what happens to the Trojans when the Greeks are finished with them.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure, is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Oct 23, 2018
XXXIX: The Iliad's Finale, Hector & the Wrath of Achilles
2018
<p>It's finale here (kind of), the final episode of the Iliad. Achilles is furious and heartbroken, and he's taking it out on Hector. Plus, the gods weigh in once again as the war comes crashing to it's finale. While the Iliad is over, there is one final episode of the Trojan War still coming. A certain horse is still missing.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Oct 10, 2018
Mini Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea, the Gross Origins of My Fair Lady
495
<p>In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Pygmalion and Galatea. It's super weird and creepy but also the origin of My Fair Lady and, yes, She's All That! </p> <p>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.</p> <p>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Sep 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire
561
<p>In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Ixion... A bad dude who wanted what he couldn't have and was given something very different in it's place. Plus, the origin of centaurs!</p> <p>Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.</p> <p>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Sep 20, 2018
XXXVIII: The Iliad, Part 10, Patroclus, Patroclus, Patroclus
1938
<p>In part ten of the telling of the Iliad, I give you a little recap on the major players to keep you all from getting too confused, and things get dark for our beloved Greeks...</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Sep 11, 2018
XXXVII: The Iliad, Part 9, Hera & Zeus' Dysfunctional Relationship
1616
<p>It's part nine of the Trojan War, and things are getting dicey for the Greeks. Hector is using his god-power to break down the walls, and Poseidon decides he needs to insert himself on behalf of the Greeks. Hera, meanwhile, realizes the key to success is an intricate seduction of her husband.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Aug 28, 2018
XXXVI: The Iliad, Part 8, the Beginning of the End of the Beginning
1747
<p>It's part eight of the Iliad/Trojan War and things are really starting to heat up! Eris gets involved (LOVE Eris), and Achilles continues to be a jerk. Paris is a dink, and Hector and Odysseus are kick ass. Things are getting feisty over in Troy!</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Aug 07, 2018
XXXV: When Women Revolt, Aristophanes' Lysistrata
1924
<p>The Lysistrata is a comedy play by the ancient Greek Aristophanes. He proposes this: what would happen if all the women banded together to deny sex from the men? Would they be able to stop a war they don't believe in?</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: Lysistrata and Other Plays, by Aristophanes, translated by Alan H. Sommerstein.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Jul 24, 2018
XXXIV: The Iliad, Part 7, Return of Achilles (Sort Of)
1533
<p>The Trojan War wages on. The gods involve themselves in the action once more, and surprise surprise, it doesn't go well for the humans. There's only one man that can save the Greeks now, Achilles! Too bad he's a little jerk.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Jul 11, 2018
XXXIII: The Iliad, Part 6, Hector of Troy, A Pretty Decent Dude
1624
<p>The Trojan War is back and better (not really) than ever! In this episode, we return to the humans affected by the war, the gods are chilling out for a brief moment. There's more of Diomedes' madness, and a delving into a day in the life of Hector, the mostly good guy on the side of the Trojans. Plus! I tell you about how I saw Stephen Fry's Mythos show.</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.</p> <p>Sudio headphones: <a href= "https://goo.gl/SKpK3n">https://goo.gl/SKpK3n</a></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Chronos & Why You Shouldn’t Try to Figure Out the Chronology of Greek Myths
831
<p>In this bonus Mini Myth, I tide you over during a delay between full length episodes (I've got a semi-good reason) with a brief rundown on the Orphic Tradition, the Orphic Theogony, and the god of Time himself, Chronos (not, you know, Cronus/Kronus). Then I try to explain chronology itself in the Greeks myths, or, rather, the lack of chronology there is, and why. Included are some questions/rundowns that have been provided to me via email, and my attempts at answering.</p> <p>Sources: Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition, Mark P.O. Morford & Robert J. Lenardon.</p> <p>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Jun 14, 2018
XXXII: The Iliad, Part 5, the Immortal and Dysfunctional Family of the Gods
1606
<p>It's back to the Trojan War! In this episode we cover the birth of Aeneas and the affair between his parents Anchises and Aphrodite, as well as the ways the gods made the war far, far worse for the humans. Thanks, gods!</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell, Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition, Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.</p> <p>Sudio headphones: <a href= "https://goo.gl/SKpK3n">https://goo.gl/SKpK3n</a></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Jun 05, 2018
XXXI: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
1665
<p>We all know Athena from how GD helpful she is when it comes to male heroes. She's always there to lend a hand! But what about when she encounters women, how does she act then? Arachne and Medusa are two women who were utterly destroyed by Athena for minor infractions, or things that were just entirely not their fault. </p> <p>Warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women, this one very much included. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
May 22, 2018
XXX: The Iliad, Part 4, The Achaeans, Infinity War
1810
<p>It's part four of the Trojan War/Iliad series! In this episode we cover the wrath of Diomedes (he's nuts) and his encounters with Aeneas, Aphrodite, Athena, and Apollo. It's a gory and god-filled episode, friends!</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
May 09, 2018
XXIX: The Iliad, Part 3, Athena vs. Aphrodite (Kind Of)
1641
<p>The Trojan War continues with the results of the oath sworn by Paris and Menelaus, some godly intervention and drama, and, finally, an actual battle!</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.</p> <p>Sudio headphones: <a href= "https://goo.gl/SKpK3n">https://goo.gl/SKpK3n</a></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Apr 18, 2018
XXVIII: The Iliad, Part 2, Vineyards and Doves, the Armies of the Trojan War
1662
<p>In Part II of the Iliad/Trojan War series, we get a little closer to actual war! The Greeks work out their plan of approach, and the Trojans prepare for the Greek's attack. </p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.</p> <p>Sudio headphones: <a href= "https://goo.gl/SKpK3n">https://goo.gl/SKpK3n</a></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Apr 03, 2018
XXVII: Don't be Awful, or, the Curse on the House of Atreus
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<p>We interrupt the Trojan War to look into what makes Agamemnon and Menelaus tick. There's a curse on the House of Atreus, but where did it come from? This episode tackles Pelops, Myrtilus, Atreus, Thyestes, and Aegisthus as well as how the actions of those men affected the brothers Agamemnon and Menelaus. </p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: Classical Mythology, Morford and Lenardon, and The Greek Myths, Robin Waterfield<span class="s1">.</span></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "The Nightmare", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Mar 20, 2018
XXVI: The Iliad, Part 1: Achilles & Agamemnon, the Real Housewives of the Trojan War
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<p>Part one of the Iliad/Trojan War series. Achilles and Agamemnon have a dramatic spat over a prize (read: a woman). The gods are called in to settle things, and everyone gets a little dramatic. </p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell<span class= "s1">. Also I rave about The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Mitchell.</span></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Mar 06, 2018
XXV: Aphrodite, Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad, Always Naked
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<p>Aphrodite: Goddess of love and sexuality and super hot woman. She helped to cause the Trojan War, and she's famous for being born of a certain *ahem* type of ocean foam. In this episode we cover the background on Aphrodite, and some of her more famous escapades with ancient Greek men including Hephaestus, Ares, Hermes, and Adonis. </p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Sources: <span class="s1">The Gods of the Greeks, by C. Kerenyi; </span><span class="s1">The Greek Myths, by Robin Waterford, and </span><span class="s1">The Metamorphoses, by Ovid and translated by Allen Mandelbaum.</span></p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Feb 20, 2018
Mini Myth: Pyramus and Thisbe, the OG Star-Crossed Lovers
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In a special Valentine's Day Mini Myth, we cover the Roman myth of Pyramus and Thisbe, the couple that inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.<br><br>Source: Ovid, The Metamorphoses. Translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Part of the Everyman’s Library series.”<br><br>All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.<br><br>
Feb 14, 2018
XXIV: They're Not So Awful After All, Ancient Greek Women in Herodotus' History
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The ancient Greeks weren't all gods and monsters. They were also the people who invented so many concepts we now take for granted. Herodotus was the world's first historian. He travelled the region writing down stories of the recent past. This episode recounts Herodotus' history, rather than myth. I'll tell you about the man himself, how he accounts for some of the most famous myths of the Greek world, and some of the badass women he wrote about. Special thanks to the book The Landmark Herodotus as the primary source on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Feb 06, 2018
XXIII: Trojan War Origins Pt. 2 When a Seer Tells You to Kill Your Daughter, Just, Don't
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It’s the most famous war of history, and mythology. But there’s more to the story of the Trojan War than the war itself. It’s origins are complex, and stories in their own right. Part two of the origin of the Trojan War covers Paris and Helen who jet off toward Troy leaving Helen's husband peeved, and what happens when a Greek king feels wronged by a foreigner. Agamemnon puts together an expedition to Troy, and there are some hiccoughs. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield as the primary source on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Jan 24, 2018
XXII: Trojan War Origins Pt. 1 One Mustn't Trust Mysterious, Inscribed, Shiny Fruit
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It’s the most famous war of history, and mythology. But there’s more to the story of the Trojan War than the war itself. It’s origins are complex, and stories in their own right. Part one of the Origin of the Trojan War covers the life of Peleus, his marriage to Thetis, and the birth of their son. And meanwhile, in Troy, a city in the east, the birth of an equally important baby takes place. This is the story of the births of Achilles and Paris, the war’s heroes, and of the Judgement of Paris. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield as the primary source on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Jan 09, 2018
XXI: Pandora had a Jar & the Snake-People of Early Athens
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In this week's episode we continue on with the human origin myths of Greek mythology. Next up, Pandora, the first woman who ruined everything. Because the Greek's were big fans of the female. Also, we cover the origin of Athens, and it's first kings who had a thing for snakes and tragedy. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield as the source on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Dec 19, 2017
XX: Prometheus, & the Other Origin of Species
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This week, we delve into the origin of the human race. Why were we made? When were we made? We all know the name Prometheus, but what exactly did he do? Leant his name to a wildly disappointing alien movie, but what else? Something about fire and people and sacrifice. This is your explainer. Prometheus and Epimetheus, on Zeus' instruction, created the human race as we know it. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield as the source on this episode. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Dec 12, 2017
XIX: Heracles (Hercules) Part Four, a Star is Born
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In the conclusion to this Heracles (Hercules) series of episodes, we finish off the final labours in what are famously (and descriptively) referred to as “The Twelve Labours of Heracles”. There’s more Cerberus, a replacement wife, and, you guessed it, more cows! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Dec 05, 2017
XVIII: Heracles (Hercules) Part Three, Can He Go the Distance?
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It’s part three of the Heracles/Hercules series! The next few of Heracles’ labours are detailed, including a little background on everyone’s favourite DC superhero, Wonder Woman. Spoilers: it’s not what you saw in the movie. There's also a very nifty use of a cup. You'll learn something, I'm sure. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Nov 28, 2017
XVII: Heracles (Hercules) Part Two, the Gospel Truth
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In part two of our adventure into the story of Heracles/Hercules, we cover his first six tasks. Hercules sure was a hero, but maybe a bit less fun than the Disney version. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield for the help on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Nov 14, 2017
Mini Myth: Artemis, the Goddess Who Takes No Man's S**t
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Artemis and Actaeon: one of the most famous run-ins between a goddess and a mortal. Actaeon learns that he should not mess with Artemis, goddess of the hunt, animals, and most importantly, protectress of girls. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Nov 10, 2017
XVI: Heracles (Hercules), Zero to Hero, Just Like That
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Think you know the story of Hercules? You may well be mistaken. This week is part one of the story of Heracles (Hercules, in the Roman). We delve into his true origins, and compare that to the classic Disney movie. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield for the help on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Nov 07, 2017
XV: An Ancient Greek Monster Mash
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Happy Halloween! This week's Halloween special episode is a collection of ancient Greece's most famous, and most obscure, monsters! Pro tip: the Greeks invented some pretty crazy, and some pretty famous, monsters. There are lots of snakes and lots of females. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Oct 31, 2017
Mini Myth: Goddess Hecate, Work Thy Will!
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Mini Myth! Hecate, Queen Witch, goddess of witchcraft, magic, ghosts, and necromancy, she's the queen of Halloween! Listen as I tell you the origin of Hecate, and all about this badass female who was about as powerful as they get in ancient Greece. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", and "The Nightmare" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Oct 27, 2017
XIV: Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Jason'll Burn & the Children Bubble
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MEDEA! This week, on another special October episode... We delve into the character most famous for being downright insane. The story of Medea, and the play by Euripides, is one of the most bloody and violent of all of Greek mythology. It's also one of the few that treat women as humans. What a coincidence. Thanks to the Penguin Classics edition of Medea, by Euripides and translated by John Davie. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Oct 24, 2017
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Eurydice, & the Importance of Following Underworld Instructions
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Today's Mini Myth continues on with our October theme, bringing you deep into the Underworld with the oh-so-famous story of Orpheus and Eurydice. There's tragic death, trips to the Underworld, and repeat tragic deaths... A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", and "The Nightmare" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Oct 20, 2017
XIII: Jason, Medea, & the Mother F***ing Argonauts
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This week! Jason, Medea, and the mother f***ing Argonauts, baby! Murder, monsters, and mayhem, it's another episode in what we'll call a "Violent October" theme, because no Greek mythology is "scary" per se, but man is it violent. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield for the help on this episode. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Oct 17, 2017
Mini Myth: Tantalus' Tantalizing Test
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Today, on a very special Mini Myth, we fully embrace a Friday the 13th in October with one of the most gruesome myths of the ancient Greeks. Tantalus is famous for his punishment in the Underworld, but how did he get there? All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", and "The Nightmare" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Oct 13, 2017
XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & More Violence, Cupid & Psyche Part Three
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<p>The third and final part of our series on the story of Cupid and Psyche! This week Psyche has some insane tasks to complete to prove herself to Venus, she makes some mistakes and tries to make even bigger ones. But surprise surprise, there's a man to save the day! I've referenced my edition of the Golden Ass by Apuleius. Translated by Sarah Ruden and published by Yale University Press. It's an amazing translation, current and colloquial without going too far. Highly recommend. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Oct 11, 2017
XI: Sneaky & Snoopy, the story of Cupid & Psyche, Part Two
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<p>This week's episode is part two of Cupid and Psyche. There are awful family members, a vengeful and overreactive mother, a really bad oil burn, and a whole slew of adventure! Cupid and Psyche isn't one of the most famous myths ever for nothing. I've referenced my edition of the Golden Ass by Apuleius. Translated by Sarah Ruden and published by Yale University Press. It's an amazing translation, current and colloquial without going too far. Highly recommend. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic, Cupid & Psyche Part One
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This week's episode is part one of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche is a beautiful girl who Venus (Aphrodite) hates for exactly that reason. She sends her son Cupid to mess things up. There's a visit to the Oracle (shocker), a potential monster, an angry mother, and conniving sisters. This story has it all! I've referenced my edition of the Golden Ass by Apuleius. Translated by Sarah Ruden and published by Yale University Press. It's an amazing translation, current and colloquial without going too far. Highly recommend. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Sep 26, 2017
Mini Myth: Don't Mess with the God of Wine, Duh
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Today's Mini Myth covers Euripides' play The Bacchae which is basically the first rager. There's a lot of partying, wine, and violence. Don't mess with a god devoted to the world's best beverage. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Sep 22, 2017
Bonus: Conclusion of the Theban Saga
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This bonus episode is a brief summary of the end of the Theban Saga that I began in episodes eight and nine about Oedipus. In the latest Oedipus episode I mentioned another episode of Seven Against Thebes and Antigone, but turns out they don't warrant a whole episode. This is a quick bonus, to finish up those storylines! All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Sep 21, 2017
IX: (Oedipus Pt. 2) Oedipus, Mother-Lover & Father-Killer
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This week's episode is part two of the story of Oedipus, the man famous for the things he did to his father and his mother... Part two involves a lot of revelations, and some more inconceivable ignorance and Oedipus' part. Good old Theseus makes an appearance. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Sep 17, 2017
VIII: (Oedipus Pt.1) Don't Mess with the Oracle, Just Don't Do It. Why Would You Do It?
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This week's episode is part one of the story of Oedipus, the man famous for the things he did to his father and his mother... He's got a Freudian complex named after him, so you know he's cool. One too many seek awful advice from the Oracle, and there's a Sphinx involved! It's a real thrill ride. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Sep 09, 2017
VII: Cadmus, Saviour of Awful Zeus & Guy Who Can Grow People from Dragon Teeth
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This week's episode covers the hero, and founder of Thebes, Cadmus. It's a primer episode for the upcoming Theban Saga. We learn that Zeus is a jerk and also sometimes needs major help from mortals, that a daughter of Aphrodite and Ares is awesome, and that husbands can be petty, vindictive people too. Greek gods were only human. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Sep 03, 2017
VI: Don't Piss Off Moms & Don’t Eat the Pomegranate: Important Life Lessons
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This week's episode covers the myth of Hades' kidnapping of Persephone, and her mother Demeter's crazy quest to find her daughter. I dig into the details of the Underworld, and why you should eat things people give you when you're in said Underworld. And, we talk about the crazy things a mom will do for their kid. It's a wild ride. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Aug 27, 2017
Mini Myth: Phaethon, the Teenage Boy Who Ruined Everything
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This week's Mini Myth tells the story of Phaethon, the teenage boy whose stupidity basically ruined the earth and totally messed up the sun in the sky. Youths can be just the worst. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Aug 25, 2017
V: Theseus, Ruiner of Women and All Around Awful Person
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<p>This week's episode covers the "hero" Theseus and all his epic and varied awfulness. There are many variations to the Theseus mythology, I've picked one. Highlights include: bandits, Hippolyta queen of the Amazons, Ariadne and our friend the Minotaur! Also spoilers for Wonder Woman!</p> <p>A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.</p> <p>Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Aug 19, 2017
Mini Myth: Daphne, the Nymph Who Said "Hell No, Apollo"
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This week's Mini Myth covers the story of Apollo and Daphne. Better known as the man who wouldn't take no for an answer and the woman who would rather be a tree than surrender to him. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve rape. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Aug 18, 2017
IV: Queen Pasiphae did WHAT with a Bull?
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In today's episode we delve into the mythology of the island of Crete, and the kingdom of Knossos. Queen Pasiphae learns the hard way what god-magic can make you do... and what that might result in (see: the half-man/half-bull named the Minotaur). We cover the secrets of the Labyrinth, the brilliant inventor Daedalus, and his not so brilliant son Icarus. Have you ever heard the saying "flying too close to the sun"? Icarus knows what that's about. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Aug 12, 2017
Mini Myth: Echo, Echo, Echo... & Narcissus
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Today’s Mini Myth (the first of its kind!) is devoted to the brief, but no less fascinating, story of why the earth has echoes (and narcissists, for that matter!). All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts 4. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Aug 09, 2017
III: Zeus, King of the Gods and Creepy Old Man Who Tricks Women
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This week's episode goes into the nitty gritty details of Zeus's "personal life"*! We learn how he fathered the second generation of Olympians, and all the women (and one man) that he laid with in some of the world's most creative (and troubling) ways! Zeus was a creep, but he sure knew how to make an entrance. *Read: words I can't use in a podcast description. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Jul 29, 2017
I: Eatin' Kids & Killin' Dads, an Introduction to Greek Mythology
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<p>In this inaugural episode of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! I give this whole podcasting thing a whirl and tell the story of what the ancient Greek's called the Theogony. A rundown on how they understood the universe's creation, and how their pantheon of gods came into existence. There are gods, monsters, patricide, and some castration, I think we'll all have a pretty great time! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.</p>
Jul 20, 2017
II: Perseus and the Crazy Things that Emerge When You Behead a Gorgon
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This is the story of the hero Perseus. Spoilers: it's only vaguely like Clash of the Titans. In this episode we get a taste of how bad an idea it is to talk to the Oracle, we learn one of the creepiest ways Zeus got his rocks off, and just what happens when you behead a lady like Medusa. It's sure to be a sea-monster-sized adventure! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
Jul 20, 2017