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

By Liv, Greek Mythology Geek

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Reviews: 10

dc
 Feb 24, 2020
Liv (sp?) tells the myths in a pretty engaging and entertaining way. The sometimes excessive use of colorful language can be a bit offputting, put the woke feminist asides are very funny. overall I've learned quite a bit. Thanks Liv!


 Jul 31, 2019

Morgan
 Jun 21, 2019

Elle
 May 29, 2019
Love it! Greek mythology broken down in easy to digest episodes.

Emily
 Feb 20, 2019
Live has great story telling skills and shares her opinion on these stories in a strong feminist way. I appreciate it, as I never would have thought about the undertones of these stories. She researches each story and let's you know when there's discrepancies in stories over time. Overall great podcast!

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The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. 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.

Episode Date
Liv Reads the Iliad: Book One
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Liv reads Book One of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury (I believe technically it's the character of Iris in the Greek, but this translated chose to use Mercury, a man, weird) Kronos = Saturn Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Ilius = Troy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
LXXIV: Frogs Ribbit On Route to the Underworld (Aristophanes' The Frogs Part 1)
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We all need a laugh: Aristophanes' The Frogs is exactly that. This is part one of two. CW/TW: comedic references to suicide. Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Mini Myth: A Prayer to Apollo, God of Music, Prophecy & … Plague
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When better to do a special mini myth on plague? Plague in Greek mythology, plague in Greek theatre, the god of the plague, and even a real plague! Subscribe to Ancient History Fangirl: http://www.ancienthistoryfangirl.com/. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: for 20% off your first order, go to nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY. Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Hesiod's Theogony translated by M.L. West, Sophocles' Oedipus from memory (any translation should do!), and The Iliad (same deal). Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Mini Myth: Behind the Goddess, Pallas Athena
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The badass origins, both historical and mythological, of Pallas Athena. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus, translated by Robin Hard; Hesiod's Theogony, translated by M.L. West. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
LXXIII: Not That Damn Horse Again! (The Aeneid Part 3)
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Aeneas meets Dido who asks him to tell her all he's been through to get to Carthage (it's a lot). Meanwhile, Venus and Cupid plot. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care Of: for 50% off your first order, go to takecareof.com and enter code MYTHSBABY50. Sources: The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
TRAILER: Gods Doing Crazy Things, Monsters, Epic You Wish You'd Read, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
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A trailer for the Greek and Roman mythology podcast, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Fan Expo Live Episode! Is it Spring Yet? Flowers, Bees, & Predatory Seasonal Gods
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The live episode I recorded at the Vancouver Fan Expo covering the stories of Apollo and Cyrene, Aristaeus, Cyparrisus, Hyancinthus (again), and Pomona and Vertumnus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: for 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use the promo code MYTHSBABY at checkout! Bombas: for 20% off your first purchase visit bombas.com/MYTHSBABY! Sources: Edith Hamilton's Greek Mythology, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Mini Myth: Revisiting Plato's Soulmates & Pyramus and Thisbe
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In this episode we revisit the past episodes on Plato's theory of soulmates from his Symposium, and the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, the original Romeo and Juliet. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Plato's Symposium, Ovid's Metamorphoses (see original episodes for translations). Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid
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There's more to Queen Dido than Virgil tells us in the Aeneid, she had a life before Aeneas came to town, if you can believe it! This mini myth covers the story of Dido's founding of Carthage outside of what is told in the Aeneid. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Roman Mythology, a Traveler's Guide from Troy to Tivoli by David Stuttard; https://www.ancient.eu/Dido/. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
LXXII: Dido, the Badass Queen of Carthage (The Aeneid Part 2)
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Jupiter and Venus discuss Aeneas and the Trojans' fate, and it's time we meet the Carthaginians and their badass queen Dido. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
LXXI: He’s Greek & He’s Roman, He’s Making Juno Angry, He's Aeneas, Baby! (The Aeneid Part 1)
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It's (finally) time... Aeneas, the hero founder of Rome, exile from Troy, son of Venus, hated by Juno... He's lived quite the life. Here's part one of it. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Bombas: for 20% off your first purchase, visit bombas.com/MYTHSBABY! Sources: The Homeric Hymns (the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite) translated by Susan C. Shelmerdine; The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
LXX: Ancient Guys Doing Crazy Things (The Epic of Gilgamesh Part 2)
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Part two of the Mesopotamian epic, the first recorded work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Prose: get a free consultation and 20% off your first order, go to prose.com/MYTHSBABY!; Feals: for 50% off your first order, with free shipping, go to feals.com/MYTHSBABY! Sources: The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George; https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/; http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
LXIX: The Mesopotamians Did It First, the Epic of F---ing Gilgamesh
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The Mesopotamians were badass, and loved a badass woman. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: for 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY! Zola: for 50% off save the dates visit zola.com/MYTHSBABY and enter promo code SAVE50! Sources: The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George; https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/; http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Mini Myth: Friends, Romans, Countrymen... Rome, Janus & Virgil's Aeneid
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Let's talk Rome: their mythology and some very important historical contexts of a little thing called the Aeneid. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code MYTHSBABY50! Sources: Roman Mythology: A Traveler's Guide from Troy to Tivoli, Virgil's Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, Ovid's Fasti, translated by Anne and Peter Wiseman. Mythology, by Edith Hamilton. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
LXVIII: Medusa, Feminism, & Wine, an End of Year Q&A
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It's time for an end of year Q&A! I answer all of your questions about gods, goddesses, history, tragedy, and wine! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Simple Health: try for free with by going to simplehealth.com/mythsbaby or enter code MYTHSBABY at checkout! Brooklinen: to get 10% off AND free shipping go to brooklinen.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY! StoryWorth: get $20 off your first purchase when you visit StoryWorth.com/MYTHSBABY! Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
LXVII: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea
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Where all Medea's fame lasting relevancy comes from: Euripides. Plus a beautiful song about Medea written/performed by listener Alison Rush (alisonrush.com, Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3CcXbd6MSK0XikfdOmwZ7I?si=9Cy4EX6hSMeVQLTRimmcHA). CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: for 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY during checkout!; Audible: start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit audible.com/MYTHSBABY or text MYTHSBABY to 500-500. Sources: Euripides' Medea, translated by Rachel Kitzinger, from The Modern Library's The Greek Plays, The Ovidian Heroine as Author by Laurel Fulkerson, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Heroides as provided on Theoi.com. Edith Hall discussing Medea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_xjPVQxrfo. Article on Enheduanna: https://lithub.com/why-has-no-one-ever-heard-of-the-worlds-first-poet/ Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Myths, Baby LIVE at the Vancouver Podcast Festival!
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The first ever LIVE recording of the podcast at the Vancouver Podcast Festival! The stories of Zeus, Io, Hera, and Argus, and Orpheus and Eurydice. Then I take some really interesting and insightful questions from the audience. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY50! StoryWorth: for $20 off your first purchase, go to StoryWorth.com/MYTHSBABY! Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
LXVI: Medea, See How She Flies, Witchy Woman
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She's back! We continue on with the re-telling of the story of Medea, a woman who is badass, powerful, and misunderstood. She and Jason return to Iolchus, and more shit goes down. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsors! Everlywell: for 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test, visit everlywell.com/MYTHSBABY and enter the promo code MYTHSBABY. Truman's: to receive 50% off your Truman’s Starter Kit plus subscription, visit trumans.com and enter the promo code MYTHSBABY. Brooklinen: visit brooklinen.com for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! Or, post-BlackFriday/Cyber Monday you can use the promo code MYTHSBABY for 10% off AND free shipping, anytime. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollonios Rhodis' Argonautica, translated by Peter Green; Mythology by Edith Hamilton. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
Mini Myth: Party Time with Pan (& Syrinx)
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Pan, known for partying, panic, and the phallus he sports on the regular. He can also, obviously, be awful. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Simple Health: try for FREE with my code by going to simplehealth.com/MYTHSBABY or entering code MYTHSBABY at checkout. Sources: Theoi.com for their work with ancient, hard to find sources, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
LXV: Jason is a Perpetual Dirtbag, Hypsipyle & the Lemnian Women
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Returning to Iolchus, before Jason ever met Medea, and the other woman he promised himself to and subsequently abandoned, Hypsipyle, one of the infamous Lemnian Women. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: for 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY during checkout!; Audible: start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit audible.com/MYTHSBABY or text MYTHSBABY to 500-500. Sources: The Ovidian Heroine as Author by Laurel Fulkerson, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Heroides as provided on Theoi.com. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
LXIV: Penelope & Medea, the Heroines Behind their Heroes
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The women behind the men. Penelope beyond Odysseus and the Odyssey, and the second part in the story of Medea . Two fascinating and underrepresented women of mythology. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Brooklinen: get 10% off AND free shipping, anytime when you shop at brooklinen.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY; Care/Of: for 25% off your first Care/Of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY; Zola: build your free wedding website on Zola and get $50 toward your registry. Go to ZOLA.com/MYTHSBABY and get started today. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, a sourcebook by Daniel Ogden; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; and Mythology by Edith Hamilton. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Spooky Halloween Special: Magic & Mayhem, the Origin of Medea & Witches of Ancient Greece
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Happy Halloween! This Halloween special episode is a more detailed introduction to Medea, and her witchy family. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Trumans: to receive 50% off your Truman’s Starter Kit plus subscription, visit trumans.com and enter promo code MYTHSBABY at checkout Sources: The Library of Greek Mythology, Apollodorus, translated by Robin Hard, Magic in the Ancient Greek World by Derek Collins, and most notably Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, a sourcebook by Daniel Ogden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
LXII: Ripping Your Family to Shreds, Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 2)
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The bloody, gruesome finale to Euripides' last play: Bacchae. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Thrive Causementics: for 15% off your first purchase go to thrivecausmetics.com/MYTHSBABY and enter code MYTHSBABY . Simple Health: you can try for free with my code by going to simplehealth.com/MYTHSBABY or entering code MYTHSBABY at checkout. Sources: Bacchae, translated by Emily Wilson from The Greek Plays new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Bacchae and Other Plays translated by James Morwood, and Bakkhai translated by Anne Carson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Astraea & Her Scales (Virgo/Libra)
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The timeless story of a virgin and her scales. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Theoi.com. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
LXI: Punishing Pentheus, the Frantic & Violent Women of Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 1)
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Dionysus, he's quite the god. Then, a detailed and dramatic telling of Euripides' Bacchae, one of the most violent plays of Greek tragedy. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsors! Truman's: for 50% off your Truman’s Starter Kit visit trumans.com and enter promo code MYTHSBABY at checkout. Everlywell: for 15% off an Everlywell at-home lab test, visit everlywell.com/mythsbaby and enter the code MYTHSBABY. Care/Of: for 25% off your first Care/Of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY. Sources: Euripides' Bakkhai by Anne Carson, Bacchae and Other Plays translated by James Morwood, Bacchae, translated by Emily Wilson, from the The Greek Plays edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, and Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2019
LX: Penelope, Odysseus & A Very Special Olive Tree (The Odyssey Part 13)
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Penelope and Odysseus [sleeping under] a tree, proving his identity. (But seriously, it's nice.) CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
Witchiest Witch: A Discussion of Madeline Miller’s Circe, with Emily Edwards of FBOL
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Liv teams up with Emily Edwards of Fuckbois of Literature (https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/) to dive into Circe by Madeline Miller. We also talk Song of Achilles, Greek Drama, and a bunch of other things! Subscribe to Fuckbois of Lit on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fbol/id1455155797 to listen to Liv's episode on Jane Eyre! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! BarkBox: for a free extra month of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan, visit barkbox.com/mythsbaby. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2019
LIX: Odysseus and a Sea of Suitors' Blood (The Odyssey Part 12)
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Odysseus is fed up, it's time for the suitors to die. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: for 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY during checkout! Simple Health: try for free by going to simplehealth.com/MYTHSBABY or entering code MYTHSBABY at checkout. Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2019
BONUS! Sneak Peak at Liv's Jane Eyre Episode of the Fuckbois of Literature Podcast
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A clip from the episode of Fuckbois of Literature that Liv was a recent guest on. Liv and FBOL's Emily Edwards discuss Jane Eyre and it is REALLY fun. Please go subscribe to FBOL! Links here: https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Mini Myth: the Most Murderous Women of Mythology, the Danaids
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The murderous story of the Danaids, their father Danaus, and the very large extended family. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: For 25% off your first Care/Of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY Sources: Mythology by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and the Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2019
LVIII: Penelope, A Cunning Woman Surviving in a Man’s World (The Odyssey Part 11)
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Penelope and the "stranger" who is Odysseus finally speak. And the suitors inch closer and closer to their doom. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
Re-Broadcast: Mini Myth: It's Circe Not Cersei, One's a Badass Witch & the Other's a Badass B****
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A re-airing: Circe: Glaucus and Scylla, Medea, and, of course, Madeline Miller's book. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and Circe by Madeline Miller. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2019
Mini Myth: Heliades & the Many Stories of Cygnus
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Mourning that dumbass, Phaethon, and the many faces of a swan-man, Cygnus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsors! SimpleHealth: try Simple Health for free, just go to simplehealth.com/MYTHSBABY  or enter the code MYTHSBABY at checkout. Lola: for 40% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter MYTHSBABY when you subscribe! Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2019
LVII: Checking the Suitors' Privilege (The Odyssey Part 10)
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Odysseus and Telemachus get closer to finally doing away with the suitors, but first, confrontations and a cameo by Penelope. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Native: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY during checkout! Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2019
Mini Myth: I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger, but Midas is Messing With, Well, Gold
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Midas, he's got that Midas touch. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 25% off your first Care/Of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
LVI: Reunited and It Feels So Good (The Odyssey Part 9)
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Odysseus is reunited with his son Telemachus. They enjoy some quality father-son plotting of murderous revenge. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Have You Hera-d the One About the Lion and the Crab? (Cancer & Leo)
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A crab and a lion: two of Heracles' victims. But behind every mythological monster, there's a strong woman. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! For 20% off your first purchase of Native deodorant, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code MYTHSBABY during checkout! Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus, translated by Robin Hard, and Eratosthenes and Hyginus Constellation Myths translated by Robin Hard. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2019
LV: Ithaca, Is That You?! (The Odyssey Part 8)
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Odysseus is FINALLY back in Ithaca, took him long enough! But nothing in Greek mythology is easy. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Simple Health: try Simple Health for free by going to simplehealth.com/MYTHSBABY or entering code MYTHSBABY at checkout. Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2019
Mini Myth: The Olympians Put the B in LGBTQ+, A Pride Compendium
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The Olympians were nothing if not (very selectively) progressive. Dionysus, Pan, and Hermaphroditus: LGBTQ icons. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 25% off your first Care/Of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter the code MYTHSBABY. Sources: Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Robert Graves' The Greek Myths, and Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2019
LIV: Don't Eat the Sun God's Cattle (The Odyssey Part 7)
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Odysseus and his men escape from Scylla and Charybdis: the final dramatic episode before a whole new type of dramatic episodes. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2019
Re-Broadcast: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
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This is a re-airing of an earlier episode. We all know how helpful Athena is when it comes to male heroes, but what about when she encounters women? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Swans, Eggs, & the Twins Castor & Polydeuces (Gemini)
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Gemini: Castor and Polydeuces, the twin brothers of Clytemnestra and Helen, sons of Leda, Zeus, and Tyndareus (because Greek mythology). CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Lola, for 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter MYTHSBABY when you subscribe. Sources: Mythology by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Theoi.com, The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus and translated by Robin Hard, and Constellation Myths by Eratosthenes and Hyginus, translated by Robin Hard. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
LIII: Jupiter & Neptune Ruin Everything, the Stories of Caenis & Callisto
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Two more LGBTQ stories from mythology, those of Caenis/Caeneus and Callisto. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2019
Mini Myth: When Apollo Met Hyacinthus, A Frisbee Tragedy
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Starting Pride off with a bang, the tragic story of Apollo and Hyacinthus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: or 25% off your first Care/Of order, go to takecareof.com and enter the code MYTHSBABY Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum and Theoi.com. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2019
LII: In the Underworld Dead Men Whine (The Odyssey Part 6)
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Back in the Underworld hanging out with dead friends. Circe gives some tips on how to get past favourite mythological monstrosities: Scylla and Charybdis. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Cove: for your doctor consultation and first month of treatment for just $30 visit: WITHCOVE.com/mythsbaby Sources: The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Europa, Zeus, & His Bulls*** (Taurus)
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Zodiac constellations: there are two versions, both are weird and have bulls involved. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! For 30% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY30 Sources: Metamorphoses by Ovid, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
A Timely Re-Broadcasting of the Lysistrata: Why a Sex Strike is Not a Good Idea
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The Lysistrata is a comedy by Aristophanes. But it's become far more relevant in recent weeks, and not for good reasons. Here it is again, with a new introduction. I hope you'll listen. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Lysistrata and Other Plays, by Aristophanes, translated by Alan H. Sommerstein. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
BONUS! Your Questions, My Answers
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Questions and answers. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2019
LI: Hanging Out in the Halls of the Dread Goddess Persephone (The Odyssey Part 5)
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Odysseus and his men stay with Circe on Aiaia, before being given some advice on how best to get home to Ithaca from the dead. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Audible: Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus 2 Audible Originals are free. Visit audible.com/mythsbaby or text mythsbaby to 500-500 Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
Mini Myth: It's Circe, Not Cersei, One's a Badass Witch & the Other's a Badass B--
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Circe: Glaucus and Scylla, Medea, and, of course, Madeline Miller's book. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! For $20 off, visit storyworth.com/mythsbaby when you subscribe! Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and Circe by Madeline Miller. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
L: Winds are Strong, Giants are Big & a Witch is a Witch (The Odyssey Part Four)
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Odysseus and his men visit Aeolus, keeper of the winds, the Laestrygonians, and finally land on the witch Circe's island of Aiaia. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! For 50% off your first Care/Of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY50 Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Definitely Not Overreacting, Aries the Golden Ram
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Zodiac constellations: the golden ram who saves a guy from certain death by his very dysfunctional family. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2019
XLIX: Pobody's Nerfect, Odysseus & Polyphemus (The Odyssey Part Three)
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Odysseus begins to tell his story... So far it involves people who eat Lotus and a giant with one eye named Polyphemus.  CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Odyssey by Homer translated by Emily Wilson. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
BONUS! Next Door Villain Podcast: Medusa, featuring Liv
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Liv talks with the hosts of Next Door Villain, Joe and Tiana about the one and only, Medusa (oh, Medusa!). Her story, the good and the bad. Fair warning, we talk politics, and we talk feminism. Enjoy! Subscribe to the Next Door Villain podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/next-door-villain/id1358530011?mt=2 or search for it wherever you listen to this podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Mini Myth: When a Girl Loves a Girl, Ovid's Iphis & Ianthe
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Iphis and Ianthe, two girls in ancient Egypt. Women may not be able to be together back then, but the gods can make it happen. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTHSBABY50 Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
XLVIII: It's All Calypso... Odysseus' Journey Begins (The Odyssey Part Two)
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Finally, we find Odysseus on the beguiling nymph Calypso's island. He's being set free after so many years, but the Odyssey is just beginning... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsors! For $5 off your first month’s subscription, go to chegg.com/myths and enter the code MYTHS Sources: Homer's Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
Mini Myth: Heroine of Ancient Greece, the OG Wonder Woman, Atalanta
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Atalanta is Greek mythology's one mortal heroine, thankfully she's a real and true badass. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Audible: for a 30-day trial, go to audible.com/mythsbaby or text MYTHSBABY to 500500. Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
XLVII: Telemachus is a Whiny Little B (The Odyssey Part One)
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Telemachus, Odysseus and Penelope's whiny, grown son, with the help of Athena, is a on a mission to find information about his father. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Dropps: www.dropps.com/myths (code "myths") for 30% off your first order.  Sources: Homer's Odyssey, both the version translated by Emily Wilson, and the one adapted into a graphic novel by Gareth Hinds. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Aquarius & Pisces, or, Cups' n' Fishes
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We're back to the Zodiac! In this episode we're covering both Aquarius and Pisces. Ganymede, Zeus' cup-bearer and a couple'a fish. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Constellation Myths by Eratosthenes and Hyginus, with Aratus' Phaenomena, translated by Robin Hard. All songs used are clips from by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
BONUS: Plato's Weirdly Wonderful Origin of Soulmates
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The origin of the concept of Soulmates, from Plato's Symposium. It's weird, but ultimately lovely. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Plato's Symposium, translated by Christopher Gill. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
XLVI: Matricide Mania! Furies, Furies Everywhere (The Oresteia Part 3)
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It's one murderous party with siblings Orestes and Electra! There's a reason it's a story covered by all three remaining tragedians. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsors! www.zola.com/mythsbaby for a free wedding website and $50 off your registry. Sources: Electra by Euripides, translated by John Davie, and Orestes by Euripides, translated by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2019
Mini Myth: Hubris & Hamartia, Or, How the Ancient Greeks Warned Us
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Stories of Hubris and hamartia, the Tragic Flaw. It's Oedipus, in a concept. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 50% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins visit takecareof.com, promo code MYTHSBABY50; Dropps: for 30% off your first order www.dropps.com/myths promo code MYTHS. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
XLV: Orestes & Electra, the Angriest, Best-Named Children of Greek Mythology (The Oresteia Part Two)
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Siblings Orestes and Electra have quite the reunion; they plot and plot and plot. There's a reason it's a story covered by all three remaining tragedians. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Dropps: www.dropps.com/myths (promo code MYTHS) for 30% off your first order; Lola: www.mylola.com (code MYTHSBABY) for 40% off all subscriptions; Green Chef: www.greenchef.us/mythsbaby for $50 off your first box. Sources: Electra by Euripides, translated by John Davie, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield and Kathryn Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2019
Mini Myth: Minor God Madness! Thanatos, Kratos, & Other Characters You've Asked About
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A collection of characters you all have requested, including Thanatos, god of death, and Kratos, god of strength. It's like God of War, but not at all. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Hesiod's Theogony, translated by Stanley Lombardo. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
XLIV: Will Someone Please Just Believe Cassandra?! (The Oresteia Part One)
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Guess who's back, back again? Agamemnon returns home to Argos after the decade-long Trojan War. And, well, things don't go super well for him. Recommended Listening: XXVII, XL, XLI, plus the entire Trojan War if you're down to binge. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! for your free wedding website and $50.00 off your registry on Zola.com, visit Zola.com/mythsbaby! Sources: The Oresteia (Agamemnon) translated by Robert Fagles and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Capricorn, Who is Really Just a "Sea-Goat"
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Let's talk Zodiac! Capricorn, it's really just a goat, in the sea. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2019
Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apollo Has Awful Moments, too
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Aesclepius: son of Apollo, pupil of Chiron, and god of Medicine. Plus, there are some fun historical facts associated with him. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Actually Rode Pegasus
1984
Pegasus, he's a pretty famous horse, but, do you know who actually rode him? The myth, the man, the horse. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Trainer to the Stars (Sagittarius)
630
Let's talk Zodiac. Sagittarius, who just happens to be that beloved centaur, Chiron. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2018
XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour
2067
God of the sea, earthquakes, and horses, but most of all, brother of Zeus. Poseidon, earth-shaker and generally troubling guy. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 25% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and use the promo code MYTHSBABY. Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder
1004
What, exactly, did Sisyphus do to deserve being the most famous man in hell? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2018
XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides' Trojan Women
2392
The Trojan War is over, but for the women of Troy, the horror is just beginning. Euripides' Trojan Women: Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Cassandra, princess and prophetess, and Andromache, the widow of Hector. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Trojan Women by Euripides, translated by Edith Hamilton, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the Scorpion (Scorpio)
677
Let's talk Zodiac: there's a scorpion in this one! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2018
Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down There… Hades and his Underworld
1530
The god and goddess of the dead, Hades and Persephone, and all there is about to know about where they live. Let's take a trip to the Underworld. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves and The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About a Horse & a Heel
2320
It's the end of the war as we know it. Achilles and his famous heel, the Trojan horse, and what happens to the Trojans when the Greeks are finished with them? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2018
XXXIX: Hector & the Wrath of Achilles, the Iliad's Finale
2213
Achilles is furious and heartbroken, and he's taking it out on Hector. The gods weigh in once again as this epic war comes crashing to it's finale. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2018
Mini Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea, the Gross Origins of My Fair Lady
585
Pygmalion and Galatea, it's super weird and creepy but also the origin of My Fair Lady and, yes, She's All That!  CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire
651
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! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2018
XXXVIII: Patroclus, Patroclus, Patroclus (The Iliad Part Ten)
2118
Things get dark for our beloved Greeks... *sigh* Patroclus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
XXXVII: Hera & Zeus' Dysfunctional Relationship (The Iliad Part Nine)
1796
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. Things are getting dicey for the Greeks. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2018
XXXVI: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (The Iliad Part Eight)
1927
Eris gets involved in the war, it's a real thrill, and Achilles continues to be a jerk. Paris is a dink, and Hector and Odysseus are kickass. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
XXXV: When Women Revolt, Aristophanes' Lysistrata
2104
What would happen if all the women banded together to go on a sex strike? Would they be able to stop a war they don't believe in? Would it be hilarious, absolutely. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Lysistrata and Other Plays, by Aristophanes, translated by Alan H. Sommerstein. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2018
XXXIV: Return of Achilles, Sort Of (The Iliad Part Seven)
1773
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. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2018
XXXIII: Hector of Troy, A Pretty Decent Dude (The Iliad Part Six)
1804
More of Diomedes' madness, and a day in the life of Hector, warrior prince of Troy, CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Sponsor: Sudio headphones: https://goo.gl/SKpK3n Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2018
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Chronos & Why You Shouldn’t Try to Figure Out the Chronology of Greek Myths
921
The Orphic Tradition is a weird, weird thing that includes the god of Time himself, Chronos (not, you know, Cronus/Kronus). Plus, don't try to understand the chronology of Greek mythology. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition, Mark P.O. Morford & Robert J. Lenardon. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2018
XXXII: The Immortal and Dysfunctional Family of the Gods (The Iliad Part Five)
1786
Flashback to the birth of Aeneas and the affair between his parents Anchises and Aphrodite. Plus, as usual, the gods made the war far, far worse for the humans. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. 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. Sponsor: Sudio headphones: https://goo.gl/SKpK3n Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
XXXI: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
1860
Arachne has the nerve to out-spin the goddess Athena, and Medusa, well Medusa's crime is simply being around a god. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2018
XXX: The Achaeans, Infinity War (The Iliad Part Four)
1990
The wrath of Diomedes (he's something else), and his encounters with Aeneas, Aphrodite, Athena, and Apollo. It's gory and god-filled! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2018
XXIX: Athena vs. Aphrodite, Kind Of (The Iliad Part Three)
1836
Results of the oath sworn by Paris and Menelaus, some godly intervention and drama, and, finally, an actual battle! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Sponsor: Sudio headphones: https://goo.gl/SKpK3n Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2018
XXVIII: Vineyards and Doves, the Armies of the Trojan War (The Iliad Part Two)
1842
The Greeks go on and on planning their approach and the Trojans prepare for the Greek's attack. It's more excited than it sounds, I swear. So many vineyards and doves. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sponsor: Sudio headphones: https://goo.gl/SKpK3n Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2018
XXVII: Don't be Awful, or, the Curse on the House of Atreus
1898
What makes Agamemnon and Menelaus tick? There's a curse on the House of Atreus: Pelops, Myrtilus, Atreus, Thyestes, and Aegisthus, so much awful s**t. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Classical Mythology, Morford and Lenardon, and The Greek Myths, Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2018
XXVI: Achilles & Agamemnon, the Real Housewives of the Trojan War (The Iliad, Part One)
1807
We're in it now. Achilles and Agamemnon have a major spat over a prize (read: a woman). The gods are called in to settle things, and everyone gets a little dramatic.  CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Homer's Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Honorary mention: the Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2018
XXV: Aphrodite, Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad, Always Naked
1486
Aphrodite finds Adonis super hot, too. She's married to Hephaestus but she'd rather be chained to a bed with Ares. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Gods of the Greeks, by C. Kerenyi; The Greek Myths, by Robin Waterford, and The Metamorphoses, by Ovid and translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2018
Mini Myth: Pyramus and Thisbe, the OG Star-Crossed Lovers
553
Pyramus and Thisbe, an Ovidian Shakespearean romance. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum. All music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2018
XXIV: They're Not So Awful After All, Ancient Greek Women in Herodotus' History
1988
The ancient Greeks weren't all gods and monsters. Herodotus was the world's first historian, he travelled the region writing down stories of the recent past. We discuss how he accounts for some of the most famous myths of the Greek world, and some of the badass women he wrote about. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Landmark Herodotus edited by Robert B. Strassler. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2018
XXIII: When a Seer Tells You to Kill Your Daughter, Just, Don't (Trojan War Origins Part Two)
1542
Paris and Helen jet off to Troy leaving Helen's husband more than a little peeved. Agamemnon puts together an expedition to Troy, and there are some familial hiccoughs. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2018
XXII: One Mustn't Trust Mysterious, Inscribed, Shiny Fruit (Trojan War Origins Part One)
2064
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. Peleus marries the nymph Thetis, and their wedding is a s**tshow. Paris and Achilles are born. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2018
XXI: Pandora had a Jar & the Snake-People of Early Athens
1996
Pandora is the first woman, and the one to ruin everything. Plus, the early people of Athens really had a thing for snakes. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2017
XX: Prometheus, & the Other Origin of Species
1741
Forethought and Afterthought are brothers and they're here to create humanity. What could go wrong? this is the story of Prometheus, Epimetheus, and a slab of clay. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2017
XIX: Heracles (Hercules) A Star is Born (Heracles Part Four)
1530
In Heracles' final labours there’s more Cerberus, a replacement wife, and, you guessed it, more cows! A star really is born. Even if he killed his family. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2017
XVIII: Heracles (Hercules) Can He Go the Distance? (Heracles Part Three)
1830
More of Heracles' labours, more comparisons to Disney, and a nifty use of a very large cup. Heracles has truly got it going on. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2017
XVII: Heracles (Hercules) the Gospel Truth (Heracles Part Two)
1746
Heracles and his first six labours. He sure was a hero, but there's a lot more work and a lot less fun than the Disney version. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2017
Mini Myth: Artemis, the Goddess Who Takes No Man's S**t
554
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. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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 music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2017
XVI: Heracles (Hercules), Zero to Hero, Just Like That (Heracles Part One)
1844
Think you know the story of Hercules? You may well be mistaken. His true origins are exposed... and compared to the Disney movie. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Theme music from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2017
XV: An Ancient Greek Monster Mash
1656
This Halloween special is a collection of ancient Greece's most famous, and most obscure, monsters! The Greeks invented some pretty crazy, and some pretty famous, monsters. Lots of snakes and lots of females. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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 from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2017
Mini Myth: Goddess Hecate, Work Thy Will!
553
Hecate, Queen Witch, goddess of witchcraft, magic, ghosts, and necromancy, she's the queen of Halloween! The origin of Hecate, the badass female who was about as powerful as they get. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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 music used by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2017
XIV: Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Jason'll Burn & the Children Bubble
1906
Medea, the character most famous for being downright insane. Her story, 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. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Medea, by Euripides and translated by John Davie. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2017
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Eurydice, & the Importance of Following Underworld Instructions
571
We travel deep into the Underworld with Orpheus and Eurydice. There's tragic death, quests to the gods of the dead, and repeated tragic deaths... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2017
XIII: Jason, Medea, & the Mother F***ing Argonauts
2033
Murder, monsters, and mayhem, the story of Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts is full of everyone one might desire in their Greek myths. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2017
Mini Myth: Tantalus' Tantalizing Test
639
Tantalus, one of the most gruesome myths of ancient Greece. A man famous for his punishment in the Underworld, but how did he get there? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2017
XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & More Violence (Cupid & Psyche Part Three)
1694
Psyche is given maniacal tasks 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! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated (brilliantly!) by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2017
XI: Sneaky & Snoopy (Cupid & Psyche Part Two)
1917
Cupid is clumsy and Psyche has incredibly awful siblings. Things... heat up with the couple. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated (brilliantly!) by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2017
X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic (Cupid & Psyche Part One)
2024
Cupid and Psyche, the timeless tale of lies, horrible relatives, and the pettiness of the gods. Venus can't handle other beautiful women and Psyche's life is just not ideal, but that won't last long. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated (brilliantly!) by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2017
Mini Myth: Don't Mess with the God of Wine, Duh
696
A telling of 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. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2017
Bonus: Conclusion of the Theban Saga
324
A brief bonus episode to finish up the story of Thebes. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2017
IX: Oedipus, Mother-Lover & Father-Killer (Oedipus Part Two)
1921
Oh, Oedipus, the trouble you get into. Part Two involves some revelations and some more inconceivable ignorance and Oedipus' part. It's definitely not dramatic. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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 from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other clips 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/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2017
VIII: Don't Mess with the Oracle, Just Don't Do It. Why Would You Do It? (Oedipus Part One)
1598
Oedipus, famous for the awful advice of the Oracle and nothing more. Part One covers the aforementioned Oracle, and a little encounter with a sphinx and a father. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2017
VII: Cadmus, Saviour of Awful Zeus & Guy Who Can Grow People from Dragon Teeth
1816
Cadmus is a hero and the founder of Thebes, he also saves Zeus' skin. His wife is a badass daughter of Aphrodite and Ares. The gods can be petty and vindictive too, they're only human. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2017
VI: Don't Piss Off Moms & Don’t Eat the Pomegranate: Important Life Lessons
1584
Hades, god of the Underworld, kidnaps Persephone. Her mother Demeter endures quite the quest to find her daughter. We detail the Underworld, and why you shouldn't eat things people give you when you're there. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2017
Mini Myth: Phaethon, the Teenage Boy Who Ruined Everything
776
Phaethon, the teenage boy whose stupidity ruined the earth and totally messed with the sun in the sky. Youths can be just the worst. Not to mention he ruined his relationship with his father, Helios. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2017
V: Theseus, Ruiner of Women & All Around Awful Person
2233
The "hero" Theseus and all his epic and varied awfulness. Highlights include: bandits, Hippolyta queen of the Amazons, Ariadne and our friend the Minotaur! (Spoilers for Wonder Woman!) CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2017
Mini Myth: Daphne, the Nymph Who Said "Hell No, Apollo!"
817
Apollo and Daphne, or, the god who wouldn't take no for an answer and the woman who would rather be a tree. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2017
IV: Queen Pasiphae did WHAT with a Bull?!
1655
Queen Pasiphae, of Knossos, Crete, learns the hard way what god-magic can make you do... (hint: it's the Minotaur). The secrets of the Labyrinth, the brilliant inventor Daedalus, and his not as brilliant son Icarus. Ever heard the saying "flying too close to the sun"? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2017
Mini Myth: Echo, Echo, Echo... & Narcissus
762
A nymph's tragic, unrequited love for Narcissus. Echoes and Narcissists share an origin, who'd've thought. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2017
III: Zeus, King of the Gods and Creepy Old Man Who Tricks Women
2386
How did Zeus manage to father most of the second generation of Olympians? And what about all the women (and one man) that he "had sex" 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. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2017
II: Perseus & the Crazy Things that Emerge When You Behead a Gorgon
1833
The story of the hero Perseus (it's only vaguely like Clash of the Titans). We get a taste of how dangerous it is to talk to the Oracle, learn one of the creepiest ways Zeus got his rocks off, and just what happens when you behead a woman like Medusa. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2017
I: Eatin' Kids & Killin' Dads, an Introduction to Greek Mythology
1479
In the inaugural episode of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! We cover the story of what the ancient Greek's called the Theogony, the dark and violent ancient Greek creation story. The universe's creation, and how their pantheon of gods came into existence. Gods, monsters, patricide, and some castration, I think we'll all have a pretty great time!  CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2017