Mythology

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 Jul 20, 2020
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Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

Episode Date
Emerging Into the Upper World
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Born in darkness, deep within the earth, Ia’tik and Nao’tsiti were all each other had—until the voice of a spirit guided them into the barren world above. This creation tale comes from an American indigenous tribe of New Mexico, the Acoma Pueblo.
Aug 04, 2020
Kammapa
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From South Africa's Kingdom of the Sky comes the story of Kammapa: a shapeless, ravenous beast that nearly swallowed all of humanity.
Jul 28, 2020
Motecuhzoma Pt. 2
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Motecuhzoma has found Aztlán, but he is farther from his goal than he hoped. His search for Coatlicue will force him to face more of his personal demons, and the impending doom that faces his people.
Jul 21, 2020
Motecuhzoma Pt. 1
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He was a real historical figure, but Motecuhzoma’s story has become shrouded in myth. This particular legend tells the story of how the Aztec King went in search of their ancient homeland to save his kingdom from a deadly drought.
Jul 14, 2020
The Mwindo Epic Pt. 2
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An older, bolder Mwindo returns to his village to take down his father, but his temper causes unimaginable destruction and his father flees into the Underworld. As Mwindo ventures there to find him, he befriends a goddess, bargains with a god, and learns the hallmarks of a true leader.
Jul 07, 2020
The Mwindo Epic Pt. 1
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In this lively tale from the Nyanga people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a moody, magical toddler named Mwindo scrambles to escape his village chief father’s unhinged attempts to kill him. 
Jun 30, 2020
Father’s Day Special: Zeus & Cronus Pt. 2
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In the second part of this Mythology Father's Day special, the Titans are defeated, and the new gods rule from Olympus. But Zeus, new King of the Gods, is beset by doubts. How can he keep himself from following in his father's footsteps? And will his own children seek to overthrow him, the way he overthrew Cronus?
Jun 23, 2020
Introducing FAERIE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Welcome to a world where fairy tales do exist, and “once upon a time” is closer, darker, and more dangerous than you imagined. Welcome to the immersive new Parcast original series, Faerie. Available exclusively on Spotify, Faerie follows the investigation of Ryan Bailey—a young woman who saves a man’s life and is thrust into a secret world of mythological creatures called “faeries.” Join Ryan as she unearths more about their mysterious existence and the covert agency charged with protecting them. This 12-episode event features two new episodes every Monday, free and exclusively on Spotify. Get ready to question your truths and rethink your fantasies in this exclusive clip from Faerie’s first episode. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Faerie, free and only on Spotify.
Jun 22, 2020
Father’s Day Special: Zeus & Cronus Pt. 1
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The origin story of the Greek Gods is one of the most infamous father-son stories in all of mythology. Cronus, the King of the Titans was given a prophecy that he would be overthrown by his children. To prevent this from happening, he made a rather dramatic choice...
Jun 16, 2020
Introducing SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!
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To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery—where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous “in cold blood” murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
Jun 11, 2020
The Aeneid Pt. 4
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Today, we conclude our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: The war between the Latins and the Trojans comes to a head, while Venus seeks to put a stop to Juno's cruelty once and for all. Meanwhile, Aeneas charges head-long toward his destiny: a final battle with the future glory of Rome hanging in the balance.
Jun 11, 2020
The Aeneid Pt. 3
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Today, we continue our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid. Tune in this Thursday for the fourth and final part: Aeneas's adventure doesn't end when he reaches Italy. While he sets out to make allies of the people who live there, Juno conspires to throw the Trojans into a new war.
Jun 09, 2020
The Aeneid Pt. 2
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During the next two weeks, we’ll be bringing you episodes of Mythology on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we continue our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: The Trojan refugees continue their search for the new home promised by the Fates, a journey that will lead Aeneas to the depths of the underworld.
Jun 04, 2020
The Aeneid Pt. 1
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During the next two weeks, we’ll be bringing you episodes of Mythology on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we begin our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: After the fall of Troy, the Trojan hero Aeneas leads a band of refugees across the sea in search of a new home. Guided by his mother Venus, goddess of Love, and hounded by Juno, Queen of the gods, they will face brutal storms, terrifying monsters, and the wrath of a fiery queen.
Jun 02, 2020
Almafi
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In this Hungarian story, a child born from an apple leaves home in search of adventure—and discovers a world full of danger and magic.
May 26, 2020
How Maui Snared the Sun Pt. 2
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Maui continues to look for ways to fix the problem he caused by raising the sky, which led to shortened days and ruined crops. To set things right and rescue his image, he will have to snare the sun.
May 19, 2020
How Maui Snared the Sun Pt. 1
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This is the story of the Polynesian demi-god and cultural hero Maui. A cavelier do-gooder who tends to lean on his brawn more than his brains, Maui's heroic deeds once had the tendency to cause more harm than good.
May 12, 2020
Huang Di
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Over 5,000 years ago, the legendary Yellow Emperor Huang Di united all the tribes of China under his rule. But while most of the land celebrated this new era of peace and prosperity, one figure refused to submit. His name was Chi You, and he was determined to take Huang Di's head before he kneeled.
May 05, 2020
Chase of the Severed Head
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This horror myth focuses on the miraculous power of a young girl whose parents’ actions force her from a home she’s always known, and into the world beyond.
Apr 28, 2020
Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify! 
Apr 26, 2020
NEW: Bulat the Brave
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We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Mythology today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. This adventure is more than just fulfilling a prophecy. Though Bulat the Brave’s heroics are the backbone of the story, this Russian folktale is really about the unlikely friendship that blossoms between two very different men.
Apr 21, 2020
Crossover Week: Mythical Monsters (Argus)
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If you enjoy the stories told in Mythology, check out this episode from our series Mythical Monsters: In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes was a giant with 100 eyes spread over his entire body. Unlike most of the giants, who rebelled against the gods, Argus was one of Queen Hera’s most loyal servants.
Apr 14, 2020
Dangun
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He is a legendary figure revered as Korea's first ruler. But Dangun’s story begins with that of his father, the son of heavens Hwanung, who dreamt of bringing peace and enlightenment to mankind.
Apr 07, 2020
Vagina Dentata
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It’s a Ponca tribe tale about two sisters with an unusual second set of teeth. As the story goes, the Native American cultural hero and trickster, Coyote, happens upon these young women and finds himself drawn to their lethal sexual exploits.
Mar 31, 2020
Parcast Classic: Osiris and Isis Pt. 1
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Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! Together they wished to lead the world to peace and prosperity, but their tyrannical grandfather stood in their way. Once Isis figured out how to gain power, a nefarious villain would enact a plot against them that would change the fate of Egypt forever.
Mar 24, 2020
Mahishasur
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The Hindu Goddess Durga was created to stop the bull-headed Demon God Mahishasura from destroying the world—and her zeal to see him punished led to one of the greatest battles in Indian mythology.
Mar 17, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Mar 16, 2020
Orphan Boy & Elk Dog Pt. 2
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Long Arrow continues his journey to bring the Elk Dog to his people. It will take unwavering strength and perseverance—and even that may not be enough.
Mar 10, 2020
Orphan Boy & Elk Dog Pt. 1
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Long Arrow is an orphan and an outcast—unable to hear, unable to speak, he follows after his tribe, surviving only on scraps. However, he is destined to become a hero and usher his people into a new age.
Mar 03, 2020
Lạc Long Quân
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Born from a dragon and a god, Lạc Long Quân’s heroics and kindness taught the ancient Vietnamese how to survive and created a new, united nation of people.
Feb 25, 2020
Mythology Rewind: The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 1
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On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Mythology that you might have missed!  The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.
Feb 23, 2020
Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!
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Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “The Knights Templar Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Feb 20, 2020
Sudika-mbambi Pt. 2
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Sudika-mbambi’s quest for revenge against the monsters that had attacked his family ended in betrayal at the hands of his new friends, the Kipalendes. While Sudika-mbambi ventured through the Land of the Dead, Kabundungulu prepared himself for a journey to save his twin brother.
Feb 18, 2020
Sudika-mbambi Pt. 1
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They are two brothers known in Angola culture as the thunder Gods—with Sudika-mbambi being the thunder from the east, and his twin brother Kabundungulu the echo of thunder that answers from the west. They were known to destroy demons, defeat monsters, and take whatever they wanted.
Feb 11, 2020
Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
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Perhaps the story that exemplifies Robin Hood’s character more than any other was Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne. It’s possibly the oldest Robin Hood ballad, dating back to before the 15th Century. And it begins with the titular hero awakening from a dark and troubling dream...
Feb 04, 2020
Quetzalcoatl
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Known as the feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl has been worshipped in various forms by cultures throughout the region that is now Mexico. According to the Toltecs, he was initially a mortal priest-king named Ce Acatl who suffered a horrific fall from grace. He sacrificed himself to save humanity from a coming disaster and, in the process, was transformed into a god.
Jan 28, 2020
Mythology Rewind: Loki Pt. 1
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On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Mythology that you might have missed!  The son of a Giant and a God, Loki shows an ambivalence towards their problems and relies heavily on shape-shifting tricks.
Jan 26, 2020
Beowulf Pt. 3
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As Beowulf approaches his twilight years, he is left with little else to accomplish. He has slain monsters, ruled a peaceful kingdom for 50 years, and held invaders at bay. But that tranquility is soon disturbed when an underground thief steals a cup from a dragon—and a fiery fury is unleashed on the land of the Geats.
Jan 21, 2020
Beowulf Pt. 2
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After defeating the vicious monster Grendel, Beowulf and the Danes celebrate their first night of peace in many years. But little do they know, another vicious beast lurks in the darkness—Grendel's terrible mother, a creature who will stop at nothing for revenge.
Jan 14, 2020
Beowulf Pt. 1
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Whether it’s dismissed as little more than an old children’s story or a record of the moment when paganism gave way to Christianity, Beowulf has had a profound impact on the evolution of western storytelling and is one of the most important works of Old English literature.
Jan 07, 2020
Best of 2019: The Amazons Pt. 2
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the wake of Queen Hippolyta’s death and Antiope’s abduction by Theseus, the Amazon Queens’ youngest sister, Penthesilea, was left to rule the nation of warrior women. Consumed with rage at the injustices done to her sisters, Penthesilea grew into a bitter leader.
Dec 31, 2019
Best of 2019: The Amazons Pt. 1
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: For years, the tribe of warrior women known as “the Amazons” lived in isolation on an island far from men, until Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts beached upon their shores. From that moment on, a friendship was forged that would ultimately lead to the Amazons’ destruction.
Dec 24, 2019
Krampus Pt. 2
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Krampus is only one of a wide variety of Germanic Holiday Demons. In the 12 days surrounding Christmas, or Rauhnächte, demons, witches, werewolves, and spirits are believed to haunt the Alps, making the Christmas season a time of horror.
Dec 17, 2019
Krampus Pt. 1
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Every year, in early December, a creature roams the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. While the nice children get gifts from St. Nicholas, those who are naughty find themselves at the mercy of Krampus.
Dec 10, 2019
Krasue: The Vampiric Spirit
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In Southeast Asia, there persists a tale of a vampiric spirit more ghastly than almost any other. Legend has it: an affair discovered—a burning at the stake—and a protection spell cast too late.
Dec 03, 2019
The Monkey King Pt. 3
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For 14 years, The Monkey King protected Tripitaka from various demons seeking to destroy him. Alongside Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, and Yulong, the band of immortals finally reach India and are rewarded for their efforts by the Buddha.
Nov 26, 2019
Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 24, 2019
The Monkey King Pt. 2
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After 500 years trapped underneath a mountain by Buddha, the Monkey King finally gets a chance at redemption by joining the Buddhist Monkey, Tripitaka, on a sacred journey to India. Tripitaka quickly learns that the Monkey King's mischievous ways will be difficult to adjust to.
Nov 19, 2019
Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 14, 2019
The Monkey King Pt. 1
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Born from a stone egg atop a mountain, the magical Monkey King stops at nothing to learn the secrets to immortality. As his strength grows, he proves a challenge for the heavens—forcing the Jade Emperor and Buddah himself to teach this irresponsible monkey a lesson.
Nov 12, 2019
Chenoo: The Ice Giant
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According to old Algonquin legend, a terrifying beast stalks the winter wastes of Canada's northern tundra. It's heart is made of ice, and it feasts on human flesh. All who behold its terror know to fear the mighty Chenoo. 
Nov 05, 2019
Par for the Story: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the ugly truth behind some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 03, 2019
White Buffalo Calf Woman Pt. 2
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A Lakota deity said to bring good fortune. The White Buffalo Calf Woman was a central myth of the Plains tribes, serving as a beacon of inspiration, strength, and hope to those who needed it.
Oct 29, 2019
Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Oct 23, 2019
White Buffalo Calf Woman Pt. 1
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A central myth of the Plains tribes—the White Buffalo Calf Woman was a Lakota deity, said to bring good fortune. After their encounter with her, two Lakota hunters—Akecheta and Enapay—bring her back to their tribe with the hopes of experiencing enlightenment and harmony.
Oct 22, 2019
The Children of Lir Pt. 2
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Stepmoms can be so cruel. Just ask Fionnghuala, Aodh and twins Fiachra and Conn...condemned to live as swans for 900 years.
Oct 15, 2019
Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer
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On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
Oct 11, 2019
The Children of Lir Pt.1
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From Irish Mythology—a tale of affection, jealousy and a curse spanning hundreds of years.
Oct 08, 2019
Introducing: MYTHICAL MONSTERS, A New Parcast Original!
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The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. Our new podcast, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind. 


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Oct 07, 2019
Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 2: Hades
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Orpheus descends into the underworld in search of his beautiful wife. But Hades, the God of the Underworld, does not let his own go easily, and Orpheus finds the challenge Hades sets before him extremely difficult...
Oct 01, 2019
All Mythology Episodes Now Available!
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Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Sep 25, 2019
Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 1: Tragic Love
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Orpheus, a great singer, and Eurydice, his beautiful bride, were deeply in love. But their union wasn't fated for happiness, and quickly devolved into tragedy. Orpheus must face man's darkest fear for his beloved: death itself. 
Sep 24, 2019
The Legend of the Rosstrappe
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Atop Rosstrappe hill in Germany’s Harz Mountains, there is a massive indentation resembling a horse’s hoof print. According to legend, it became imprinted in the rock when a beautiful princess named Brunhilde fled from an evil giant named Bodo.
Sep 17, 2019
Anansi the Spider Pt. 2: Humanity
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Now a human, Anansi must navigate having a fragile body and living in a complex social structure. He struggles with looking outside of himself, frequently manipulating others without considering the consequences. As he ages and tires of his earthly responsibilities, he longs to return to the life of a god. 
Sep 10, 2019
Introducing: HOROSCOPE TODAY, a new Parcast Original!
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Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily.

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Sep 08, 2019
Anansi the Spider Pt. 1: Trickster
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The West African Ashanti tribe have a rich oral tradition surrounding one central figure. Anansi is a spider, a man, a hero, a villain, a comedian, and a teller of serious truths. In our version, he begins as a god, the son of Nyame the sky god. He trades wits with his father, both demanding a series of favors from one another that escalate into madness. In the process, Anansi might just bring enlightenment to humanity. 
Sep 03, 2019
Introducing: NATURAL DISASTERS, a new Parcast Original!
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Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.

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Aug 29, 2019
The Odyssey Pt. 4: Death To All Suitors
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Following his reunion with his son, Telemachus, Odysseus puts his plan in motion, goading the suitors into anger as his allies stole their weapons and sealed the palace doors. As Odysseus prepared to reveal himself, he knew one thing; he would show no mercy. 

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Aug 27, 2019
The Odyssey Pt. 3: Return to Ithaca
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After twenty years away, Odysseus finally returns to his homeland of Ithaca, only to find that all was not well. A small army of suitors had taken up residence in his palace, hoping to coerce his wife, Penelope, into marrying one of them so that they could lay claim to Odysseus' kingdom. With help from the Goddess Athena, Odysseus sets about his plan to retake his throne. 

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Aug 20, 2019
The Odyssey Pt. 2: Odysseus' Journey
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As a guest of the Phaeacians, Odysseus entertains his hosts with the tale of his misadventures. He tells the story of what happened after he and his fellow Ithacans left Troy with the spoils of war. Here, Odysseus relays his encounter with the dreaded Cyclops, the Witch Circe, and his own descent into the Underworld itself. 

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Aug 13, 2019
The Odyssey Pt. 1: The Missing King
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Nearly 10 years after the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus, king of Ithaca and bravest of the Greeks, had yet to return home. His wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, had no idea if he was even alive, though they held out hope that he would one day come back to him. After a message from the Gods, Telemachus sets out to pick up his father's trail and learn the fate of Odysseus. 

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Aug 06, 2019
The Amazons Pt. 2: Blood Debt
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In the wake of Queen Hippolyta’s death and Antiope’s abduction by Theseus, the Amazon Queens’ youngest sister, Penthesilea, was left to rule the nation of warrior women. Consumed with rage at the injustices done to her sisters, Penthesilea grew into a bitter leader and planned to launch an attack on Theseus’ Athens.

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Jul 30, 2019
The Amazons Pt. 1: The Tragedy of Men
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For years, the tribe of warrior women known as the Amazons lived in isolation on an island far from the worlds of men, until Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts beached upon their shores. From that moment on, a friendship was forged between Hercules and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta. A friendship that would ultimately lead to the Amazons' destruction.

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Jul 23, 2019
Inanna’s Descent Pt. 2: Lusting for Life
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After Inanna, Queen of Heaven, was killed by her sister Ereshkigal, Queen of the Underworld, the world began to suffer in a melancholy malaise of sexless apathy. 

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Jul 16, 2019
Inanna’s Descent Pt. 1: Lusting for Power
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In Ancient Sumer, Inanna was the goddess of sexuality and the Queen of Heaven, the most powerful goddess alive. Yet, even as she stood at the pinnacle of deific power, she longed to conquer more.

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Jul 09, 2019
Cú Chulainn Pt. 3: Prophecy Fulfilled
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The honeymoon is cut short when the vile Queen Medb casts a curse upon the fighting men of Uliad. She marches her army towards the castle and Cú Chulainn is the only thing that can stand in her way.

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Jul 02, 2019
Cú Chulainn Pt. 2: The Gae Bulg
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When Cú Chulainn is denied the opportunity to marry the love of his life, he travels to the Isle of Skye to train under the warrior woman Scathach. Her training is legendary for its brutality, and Cú Chulainn realizes that he may not make it home alive.

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Jun 25, 2019
Cú Chulainn Pt. 1: Overwhelming Rage
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In the ancient Irish kingdom of Uliad, the God Lu and a beautiful woman had a child named Setante. He is gifted beyond all measure, but he's also cursed with a fiery temper that transforms him into a monster who cannot discern friend from foe.

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Jun 18, 2019
King Hadding Pt. 2: A Hunger for War
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After Hadding claimed the throne of ancient Denmark through war and blood, he found himself growing increasingly bored with the day to day aspects of ruling a kingdom. In his boredom, Hadding begins to seek out battle and conflict that leads to negative consequences for his kingdom, and even his own children. 

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Jun 11, 2019
King Hadding Pt. 1: A Hunger for Vengeance
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When the Norwegian king Swipdag invaded ancient Denmark, he slaughtered the Danish King Gram, sending Gram's infant son Hadding into exile. After being raised by giants, Hadding becomes a man and decides to seek revenge against the tyrant who murdered his father.

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Jun 04, 2019
Pandora’s Box
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When the Titan Prometheus stole fire for humanity, Zeus sought vengeance against him and all he held dear. His most extreme act of retribution came in the form of Pandora, a magnificent woman who didn't realize she was simply a pawn in a squabble between the gods.

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May 28, 2019
The Book of Thoth Pt. 2: Leave It With the Dead
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The Ancient Egyptian prince, Setne, longed for the magical power the Book of Thoth could grant him. In order to acquire it, he breaks into Naneferkaptan's tomb, only to find the dead pharaoh's spirit guarding the book. 

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May 21, 2019
The Book of Thoth Pt. 1: A Bamboozling Baboon
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In Ancient Egypt, one god's wisdom surpassed all the rest: Thoth, the baboon god of intelligence. Thoth took it upon himself to maintain the balance of Ma'at, the force that sustained all life and constantly fluctuates between order and chaos. 

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May 14, 2019
Bellerophon Pt. 2: Soaring Victories
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Falsely accused of a horrific crime, Bellerophon is punished by King Lobates, who desperately wants to see him dead. The King sends Bellerophon on a suicide mission; to fight and kill the chimaera, a nightmarish beast with the heads of a lion, a goat, and a venomous serpent. 

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May 07, 2019
Not Guilty, Vanessa’s new podcast!
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In this new podcast, we dive into cases resulting in acquittal or exoneration, examining the crimes, trials, and verdicts that make us ask the question: what defines guilt? If you enjoy true crime, courtroom drama, and high stakes storytelling, you won’t want to miss an episode of NOT GUILTY. Subscribe today on Spotify, or wherever you get your shows!


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May 06, 2019
Bellerophon Pt. 1: Justly Exiled, Unjustly Reviled
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After discovering that he was the son of Poseidon, Bellerophon dreamed of flying on Pegasus, an immortal winged stallion.  With the help of Athena, Bellerophon would achieve his dream, but  jealousy would eventually tear his life apart. 

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Apr 30, 2019
Perseus: A Gaze of Stone
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Acrisius, the King of Argos, feared that his offspring would rise up against him. He locked Danae, his only daughter, in a tower to keep her from bearing children. Yet no tower can stop Zeus, king of the gods. 

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Apr 23, 2019
Amaterasu Pt. 2: The Sun Hides Its Face
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Ancient Japan was ruled by the gods who lived in heaven, and the kami who roamed the earth. The most important god of all was Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, who gave life. However, after fighting with her brother, Amaterasu hid herself from the world, leaving everything to die. 

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Apr 16, 2019
Amaterasu Pt. 1: Shining Brilliance
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In Ancient Japan, practitioners of the Shinto religion worshiped Amaterasu, goddess of beauty and the sun. Amaterasu lives in the heavens shining her brilliance down upon the Earth. Yet, her brother, Susano-O, god of storms and seas, destroys her creations out of spite. 

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Apr 09, 2019
Osiris and Isis Pt. 2: Chaos Reigns
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Seth, the god of chaos and violence, ruled over Ancient Egypt after murdering his brother, Osiris. Now Isis, Osiris's wife and goddess of magic and compassion, set out on a quest to bring Osiris back to life. However, Seth does not plan on giving up his power easily.

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Apr 02, 2019
Osiris and Isis Pt. 1: Good Intentions, Evil Siblings
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They wish to lead the world to peace and prosperity, but their tyrannical grandfather stands in their way. When Isis figures out how to gain power, a nefarious villain would soon enact a plot against them that would change the fate of Egypt forever.

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Mar 26, 2019
Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 2
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After traveling most of the globe, Jason finds the fleece guarded by a tyrannical king, his army, and a dragon. Faced with such steep odds, Jason doubts his own talents. But the gods soon send him help... In the form of the King's daughter.

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Mar 19, 2019
Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 1
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Jason crafts the finest ship ever built and crews it with the greatest men from Greek legend. This group of warriors then travels far across the sea facing beast, giants, and obstacles the likes of which have never been seen before. The fleece soon proves to be more difficult to acquire than Jason could have possibly imagined.

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Mar 12, 2019
The Pride of Narcissus Pt. 2
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After driving a man to suicide, Narcissus's self-obsessed worldview only grows. He soon finds himself stalked by Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance, and his story ends when he rejects a Nymph named Echo. This rejection was just one too many.

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Mar 05, 2019
The Pride of Narcissus Pt. 1
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Blessed with nearly divine beauty, the mortal man Narcissus finds himself the object of affection from all around him. As his pride grows to momentous levels, he leaves behind him a trail of tears borne from rejection. Eventually, those tears turn to blood.

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Feb 26, 2019
Titanomachy: The War of the Titans
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This 10-year war between the old gods and the new gods of Greek Mythology has Cronus leading the Titans and Zeus leading the new gods. Zeus came from a line of tyrannical deities, focused only on their own power. But when it comes time for him to take the lead, will he be able to forge his own way, or will he fall back into the abusive pattern of his predecessors?


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Feb 19, 2019
The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 2
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After slaying the giant Humbaba, Gilgamesh and Enkidu find themselves challenged by the gods themselves. The fallout from their next fight leads Gilgamesh on an existential journey for the gift of immortality. 


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Feb 12, 2019
The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 1
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The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.

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Feb 05, 2019
The Abduction of Persephone
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The goddess of the harvest, Demeter, loved nothing more than her daughter, Persephone. So when Hades, King of the Underworld, kidnaps Persephone, she vows to rescue her. Demeter’s grief plunges the entire world into an endless winter. With the fate of humanity at stake, will Demeter be able to rescue her daughter? Or will Persephone be trapped forever under frozen ground?

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Jan 29, 2019
Hercules Pt. 2: Apotheosis
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The King sends him on a suicide mission, but determined to find redemption, Hercules sets out to complete the task. His journey would take him to the gates of Hades and the heights of Mount Olympus, but Hercules’ story would only end with fire and blood.

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Jan 22, 2019
Hercules Pt. 1: Strength in Suffering
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Of all the mythological figures of Ancient Greece, none has maintained as much prominence as Hercules, the demigod gifted with super strength. While many of us know of Hercules's feats, his childhood and early life were defined by drastic mistakes and their gruesome consequences. 

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Jan 15, 2019
Loki Pt. 3: The God of Fire
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The Trickster God has tested the Asgardian gods’ patience for the last time. Ever the treasonous brethren, scapegoat, and foe to the gods, Loki stands trial as Odin hands down an unthinkably cruel punishment in the wake of the impending prophecy.

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Jan 08, 2019
Loki Pt. 2: The God of Mischief
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The Gods know their fate and that Loki’s is the most tragic of them all. Constantly confronted with his terrible destiny, a darkness begins to settle over Loki’s one time light hearted countenance. He begins to resent the gods and their ignorant vanity. But is it the Gods who are responsible for this budding malice, a malice that will ensure the coming of Ragnarok and the destruction of the world, or is it Loki himself? 


Jan 01, 2019
Loki Pt. 1: The Trickster God
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A figure prevalent within the Norse Mythology, but one whose motivations and purpose have been the subject of debate for hundreds of years. There is relatively little source material about Loki and his name has multiple translations. The son of a Giant and a God, Loki shows an ambivalence towards their problems and relies heavily on shape shifting tricks. 

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Dec 25, 2018
Athena Pt. 2: Lady of Athens
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She exists in a liminal state, but slowly finds her own identity as protector of Athens, guardian of heroes, and goddess of wisdom at home and at war. Athena struggles to walk the line between her feminine ideal and her warrior nature, defending the weak, and fighting for her own city. But soon realizes that her penchant for transformations has dark consequences. 


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Dec 18, 2018
Athena Pt. 1: War and Wisdom
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The Goddess of art and war defied gender roles exhibited in Greek culture. Athena fought fiercely in a culture where women didn’t go to battle. Athena vowed to never be a lover or bear children. She used wisdom to find a balance between the ways of the past and the way of the future.

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Dec 10, 2018
Introducing Mythology
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Gods and heroes. Titans and transformations. Life before earth, and after it. Mythology uses half-humans to explore what it means to be human. And the newest podcast from Parcast explores Mythology. Through audio-drama, we bring these stories to life. Then, we examine where myths come from, what they mean, and how they shape our world today. New episodes of Mythology come out every Tuesday. 
Nov 16, 2018
Find Full Archive of Mythology on Stitcher Premium
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We now offer our complete AD-FREE archives of episodes six months or older on Stitcher Premium! 

To get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to StitcherPremium.com/PARCAST and use the promo code PARCAST. 
Dec 31, 2013