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

By Liv Albert

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Subscribers: 1697
Reviews: 12

Doug
 Mar 12, 2021
Great presentation. Liv loves this...stuff.


 Dec 3, 2020

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

Description

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. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild 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. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars/readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)


Episode Date
CXLII: No Crime Have I Committed, Save to Speak the Truth: Cursed Cassandra.
00:32:16

Oh, cursed, cursed Cassandra. The princess of Troy is an enigma whose story is told in disjointed fragments that this episode weaves together.

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: Theoi.com: Aeschylus' Agamemnon, translated by Herbert Weir Smyth and found on Theoi; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz. Episode title is an edited quote from Scream 2.

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Oct 26, 2021
INTRODUCING: The Partial Historians
00:04:20

In a series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the podcast The Partial Historians!

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Oct 23, 2021
Conversations: Do You Like Scary Movies? Scream Queens of Myth w/ Vanessa Stovall
01:28:38

Some things are eternal. What does Persephone have in common with Sidney Prescott? Or Antigone with Marion Crane? Let Vanessa tell you all about it... Find more about Vanessa's study of horror in myth and Greek tragedy here, and follow her on Twitter for more.

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.

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Oct 22, 2021
CXLI: So Many Snakes, the Prolific Monster Dynasty of Typhoeus & Echidna
00:36:00

So. Many. Snakes. To continue Spooky Season, a look at the Father of Monsters, Typhoeus (or Typhon), and the near equally monstrous Echidna.

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: Theoi.com; Early Greek Myth by Timothy Gantz.

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Oct 19, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Liv Reads Homer, The Odyssey Book XI
00:41:55

A Spooky Season re-airing of Liv reading Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus visits the edge of the Underworld and calls upon the dead...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Oct 15, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea (Medea Part 2)
00:49:46

As a continuation from the reading of Apollonios' Argonautika, revisiting the story of Medea and Jason after the return of the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece... This is a re-airing of an episode that aired in 2019.

Sources: please see the original episode, LXVII (67) for the sources used.

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Oct 12, 2021
Ancient Witches & Werewolves, Revisiting Past Spooky Seasons
00:43:21

A re-airing of two past Spooky Season episodes... All about witches of Greek myth, and werewolves and ghosts!

Sources: please see the original episodes, XCIV (94), and the Spooky Halloween Special from 2019, for the sources used.

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Oct 08, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Medea, See How She Flies, Witchy Woman (Medea Part 1)
00:30:19

As a continuation from the reading of Apollonios' Argonautika, revisiting the story of Medea and Jason after the return of the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece... This is a re-airing of an episode that aired in 2019.

Sources: please see the original episode, LXVI (66) for the sources used.

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Oct 05, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece
00:29:38

A re-airing of Liv's favourite Spooky Season story... Erysichthon, the man who ate himself, and boogeywomen of ancient Greece.

Sources: please see the original episode, XCV (95), for the sources used.

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Oct 01, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 3)
00:46:18

Liv reads Book IV, part 3 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. In the final part of the Argonautika, the Argonauts leave Phaeacia with Jason and Medea married before getting lost in Libya and then finally, finally, reaching the Greek mainland.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 28, 2021
Conversations: Who's This "Sophocles" Everyone's Talking About? Sophoclean Tragedy w/ Dr. Amy Pistone
01:27:00

Liv speaks with Amy Pistone Greek Tragedy, specifically: Sophocles and why he's every bit as good as Euripides, maybe... better? The plays referened are Sophocles' The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Tyrannos, Ajax, and Philoctetes and Euripides Medea, Bacchae, and Orestes.

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.

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Sep 24, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 2)
00:46:54

Liv reads Book IV, part 2 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Fleeing from Colchis, the Argonauts reach Circe's island before making their way to the Phaeacians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 21, 2021
Conversations: Starry-Eyed Asterion... The Minotaur, the Labyrinth, and Autism w/ Dr. Cora Beth Fraser
01:35:05

Liv speaks with Dr. Cora Beth Fraser all about the Minotaur, Asterion, in the Labyrinth in all its forms and how he relates to autistic people and autism! Follow Cora Beth on Twitter here, follow the new resource for neuro-divergency in Classics, Asterion, on Twitter here and check out Asterion's website here.

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.

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Sep 17, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 1)
00:40:17

Liv reads Book IV, part 1 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Medea flees Colchis with Jason and the Argonauts and they come up with a plan to get away from the Colchian ships, and Medea's brother Apsyrtus, following them.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 14, 2021
Conversations: Writing a New Amazonomachy with Danielle LaRose
00:55:02

Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose, actor and playwright, about her newest work: The Amazonomachy, a play retelling the myths of the Amazons (plus they talk Amazons generally, along with other fun things!). Learn more about Tiger's Hearts Collective here. For more information about Achilles & Patroclus check out the Seattle Opera.

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.

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Sep 10, 2021
Deus Ex Machina: The Very "Meh" Iphigenia at Aulis Epilogue (Iphigenia at Aulis Bonus)
00:13:03

Some believe Eurpides' play ends with Iphigenia walking to her sacrifice, but there's an epilogue that may or may not have been written by the tragedian.

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: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig; Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Sep 08, 2021
CXL: Death is Bad, the Anger of Clytemnestra & the Strength of Iphigenia (Iphigenia at Aulis Part 3)
00:49:28

The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Part three of Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate.

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: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig; Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Sep 07, 2021
Conversations: Singing the Blues of Achilles, the Modern Homeric Bard Joe Goodkin
01:17:53

Liv speaks with Joe Goodkin, the modern Homeric Bard, about his work's Joe's Odyssey and the Blues of Achilles. They chat Homeric epics and the field of Classics. Follow Joe on Twitter here, and visit the websites mentioned: Joe's Odyssey, the Blues of Achilles, and JoeGoodkin.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.

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Sep 03, 2021
CXXXIX: Enter Clytemnestra, Taking No Sh*t (Iphigenia at Aulis Part 2)
00:34:55

The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Part two of Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate.

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: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig; Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Aug 31, 2021
INTRODUCING: Ancient History Fangirl
00:10:54

In a series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the podcast Ancient History Fangirl! Liv is doing an exclusive livestream event with AHFGYou September 12th at 12pm Eastern (though it can be streamed in the following week, too)! Buy tickets here: momenthouse.com/letstalkaboutmythsbaby.

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Aug 28, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 3)
00:43:39

Liv reads Book III, part 3 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Medea and Jason finally meet when Medea begins helping Jason in completing the quests for Aeetes. First up, some angry bronze bulls.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

 

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Aug 27, 2021
CXXXVIII: Euripides Has No Business Making Us Feel for Agamemnon! (Iphigenia at Aulis, Part 1)
00:35:59

The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Even for Agamemnon, this one's particularly dark and Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate is the best way to tell her story.

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: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by E. Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig (quotes from Luschnig); Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Aug 24, 2021
Conversations: The Hairy World of Myth and Tragedy with Vanessa Stovall
01:06:35

Liv speaks with Vanessa Stovall about studying depictions of hair in myth and tragedy of the Classical world, the intricacies of myth and tragedy broadly, and a healthy dose of why Apollo isn't all that. You can follow Vanessa on twitter here, read her Corona Borealis publication on Medium here, and watch the Barnard/Columbia production of Iphigenia at Aulis here.

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.

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Aug 20, 2021
CXXXVII: Andromeda, Phoenician-Ethiopian Royalty & Monsters Turned to Stone (Perseus Part 3)
00:33:01

After killing Medusa, Perseus comes across the Phoenician-Ethiopian princess, Andromeda, awaiting death by sea monster. He steps in, for a price...

For the article referred to at the end of the episode: sententiaeantiquae.com/2021/08/07/just-a-girl-being-briseis

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: Theoi.com (entries on Perseus, Danae, Hesperides, primarily content from Apollodorus); Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.

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Aug 17, 2021
Conversations: the Most (and Least) Epic of Epic Heroes w/ Laura Jenkinson Brown of Greek Myth Comix
01:22:15

Liv speaks with Laura Jenkinson Brown of Greek Myth Comix all about the heroes of epic, breaking down the good and the bad of Achilles, Odysseus, and Aeneas. Follow Laura on Twitter or visit her website greekmythcomix.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.

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Aug 13, 2021
CXXXVI: Perseus at the Edge of the World, the Many Daughters of Phorcys & Ceto (Perseus Part 2)
00:30:53

Perseus's quest continues as he goes in search of the Gorgons sisters with a little (a lot) help from the gods. Looking at all the variations on this myth and their implications on one of the most ancient heroes... For more information on the intricacies of Medusa and all the variations over ~700 years, listen to this episode.

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: Theoi.com (entries on Perseus, Danae, Hesperides, primarily content from Apollodorus); Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Aug 10, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 2)
00:31:09

Liv reads Book III, part of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. This one's all about Medea.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 06, 2021
CXXXV: Born of a Golden Shower, the Somewhat Heroic Origins of Perseus (Part 1)
00:29:48

Revisiting the story of Perseus: the details and variations, the so-called "full" story of the (mostly) heroic hero's origins and his quest to save his mother, Danae.

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: Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Aug 03, 2021
Conversations: Sing, Muses, of Hephaestus Famed for Inventions… w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 2)
01:02:01

Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly. In part two they focus on Hephaestus's relationship with Athena and Aphrodite, the more problematic ideas relating to him and disability today, and "modern" reception of the god (see the images we discuss here). You can follow Kyle on Twitter @HorusofNekhen and you can watch presentation he's done on Disability in Ancient Egypt: the Case of Geheset and Disability in Egyptian Myth and Literature.

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.

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Jul 30, 2021
CXXXIV: You Know He Basically Invented Robots?! Hephaestus & His Forge
00:34:28

Hephaestus beyond the drama: the importance and lasting impact of the god of the forge (there are *robots*!).

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: Theoi.com; the Homeric Hymn to Hephaestus translated by Hugh Evelyn-White; Gods and Robots by Adrienne Mayor.

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Jul 27, 2021
TRAILER: Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
00:01:00

Curious about Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!? Here's the basics, you're in for a wild (and rant-filled) ride.

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Jul 26, 2021
Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1)
01:09:20

Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly.

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.

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Jul 23, 2021
CXXXIII: Loving Medusa & Hating Theseus, Four Years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
00:46:50

It's the fourth anniversary of LTAMB! Liv reads listener submissions for favourite moments, clips, stories from the show's four years and 200+ 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.

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Jul 20, 2021
The Least Heroic Hero: A Bonus Conversation on the F***boi that is Theseus w/ Emily Edwards of FBOL
01:18:25

Liv speaks with Emily Edwards of F***bois of Literature explicitly to break down the horrors of Theseus in the most casual, ranty way imaginable. Because Theseus was the absolute worst.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault **ESPECIALLY THESEUS**. 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.

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Jul 17, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 1)
00:32:59

Liv reads Book III, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Arriving on Colchis, Jason and the Argonauts meet Aeetes and his daughter Chalciope and Medea.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Jul 16, 2021
RE-AIR: Who Knew Ancient Frogs Could Be So Fun? (Aristophanes’ The Frogs Parts 1 & 2)
00:54:52

Liv is on "holiday!"! Dionysus wanders and frogs ribbit in the Underworld, a battle of tragedians ensues! A re-airing of parts 1 and 2 of Aristophanes' The Frogs.

CW/TW: comedic references to suicide.

Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell.

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Jul 13, 2021
Conversations: The Many Faces of Myth, Classical Reception with Dr Victoria Austen
01:22:37

Liv speaks with Dr. Victoria Austen about the wide world of mythology and classical reception: Troy, Circe, Silence of the Girls, Song of Achilles, even the Aeneid as reception. Books mentioned: The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, A Thousand Ships and The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes, a trilogy by Emily Hauser, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, and the House of Names by Colm Toibin.

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.

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Jul 09, 2021
RE-AIR: The Serial Killer Who Left a Woman On An Island (Theseus Parts 1 & 3)
00:54:41

Liv is on "holiday!"! A re-airing of two favourite Theseus Was the Worst episodes. First, Theseus is destined to be a hero, he just knows it. He's willing to kill anyone along the way in order to prove it. Then, Theseus is back and badder than ever. He finally encounters the Minotaur and proceeds to leave the woman who helped him on an island. He's just that type of 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

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Plutarch's Life of Theseus translated by Bernadotte Perrin as found here theoi.com/Text/PlutarchTheseus.html.

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Jul 06, 2021
Conversations: Nonbinary Dionysus, a Look At Euripides' Bacchae with Emma Pauly
01:28:23

Liv speaks with Classicist and dramaturg Emma Pauly about nonbinary Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae and the resulting implications for Pentheus (along with queerness in myth and theatre in general!) For a refresher on Euripides' Bacchae you can listen to the past episodes covering the play here and here.

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.

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Jul 02, 2021
CXXXII: Pandora, the Beautiful Evil & the Misogyny of Her "Curiosity"
00:34:03

Today the story of Pandora's Box barely resembles the ancient story of a woman and a jar. It's been mistranslated, misunderstood, and misrepresented beyond comprehension. When a modern version becomes more misogynist than Hesiod talking Pandora, you know it's gone much too far.

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: Theoi.com; Hesiod's Works and Days (translation on Theoi and one by M.L. West); the problematic descriptions of Pandora found here.

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Jun 29, 2021
Conversations: Not Just a Phase, Atalanta & Hippolytus, Asexuality in Greek Mythology with Julie Levy
01:16:02

Liv speaks with independent scholar Julie Levy all about asexuality in Greek myth, specifically with characters of Atalanta and Hippolytus, with hints of Artemis, Athena, and Hestia.

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.

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Jun 25, 2021
CXXXI: Queer as Hell! Stories of LGBTQIA Characters in Greek Myth
00:30:45

More Pride stories! A re-airing of a collection of past stories of LGBTQIA characters including Heracles and Hylas, Dionysus and a phallus, Iphis and Ianthe and more!

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: see the sources listed on the episodes where these stories originally aired.

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Jun 22, 2021
INTRODUCING: Classically Trained & Peopling the Past
00:12:10

LTAMB is highlighting trailers for other similar independent shows from people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for two podcasts: Classically Trained and Peopling the Past. You can find Classically Trained on Apple and Spotify, and Myth Dynamite on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you're listening to this.

 

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Jun 19, 2021
Conversations: The Sexuality of Sappho and Papyrus Controversy! With Leesa Charlotte of Sweetbitter
00:57:53

Liv speaks with Leesa Charlotte of the Sweetbitter podcast (all about Sappho!), they talk... Sappho, sexuality, and the papyrology scandal you never knew you needed. Listen to Sweetbitter here or wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the Flame: A Podcast Musical wherever you listen to podcasts.

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.

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Jun 18, 2021
CXXX: Speak! Radiant Lyre, the Poetess of Lesbos, Sappho (& Other Women of that World)
00:29:21

Sappho was a very real woman, a poet of the island of Lesbos, the "Tenth Muse", and she almost definitely loved men and women. The origin of terms Lesbian and Sapphic, a true icon.

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: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy; If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson; Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece by Diane J. Rayor; notes compiled by Alyse Knorr of the Sweetbitter Podcast.

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Jun 15, 2021
RE-AIR: The Gods Were All A Little Gay, Representation in Mythology (w/ Myths & Tits)
00:38:51

A re-airing of last year's conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & Tits, artist of stunning illustrations (and so much more!) devoted to representation in mythology. Make sure you follow Mari/Myths & Tits on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsntits/.

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.

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Jun 11, 2021
CXXIX: Yes It’s Another Tragedy… Dionysus Loves Ampelus (Part 2)
00:28:54

The continuation of the (tragic) story of Dionysus and Ampelus, as told in Nonnus' Dionysiaca. Beloved Ampelus dies, and Eros tries to console Dionysus with another of two more tragic lovers: Calamos and Carpos.

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: Theoi.com; Nonnus' Dionysiaca translation found on Theoi.com.

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Jun 08, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika II (Part 3)
00:39:57

Liv reads Book II, (part 3) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. After more adventure and deaths along the way, the Argonauts finally reach the land of Colchis.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jun 04, 2021
CXXVIII: The God of Many Names and Many Lovers, Dionysus & Ampelus (PRIDE!)
00:35:00

Dionysus contains multitudes and his love reached across the genders. Today, the story of his love of the Satyr Ampelos (plus! sexy wrestling!). Subscribe to Gay History with Tom Ranzweiler here.

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: Theoi.com; Nonnus' Dionysiaca translated found on Theoi.com.

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Jun 01, 2021
Conversations: Let's Talk About Metal, Baby! Classical Reception in Metal Music with Dr. Jeremy Swist
01:16:44

The "Metal Classicist" Dr. Jeremy Swist joins Liv to talk Greek mythology in modern and classic metal music, along with the ancient world in general. You can check out the Spotify playlist with music mentioned (and even more not mentioned!) here, you can follow Jeremy on twitter here.

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.

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May 28, 2021
CXXVII: Oceanus is a River?! Gods, Creatures & Nymphs of the Sea
00:37:28

There's a god or nymph for everything! The many Titans, gods, nymphs, and creatures of the waters of Greek mythology... Oceanus, Nereus, Oceanids, and Nereids.

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: Theoi.com.

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May 25, 2021
INTRODUCING: Against the Lore & Myth Dynamite
00:10:56

In a new series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for two podcasts: Against the Lore and Myth Dynamite. You can find Against the Lore on Apple and Spotify, and Myth Dynamite on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you're listening to this.

 

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May 22, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika II (Part 2)
00:28:56

Liv reads Book II, (part 2) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. The Argonauts handle the instructions and execution of the very risky venture of passing through the Clashing Rocks...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 21, 2021
CXXVI: Always Getting Sacked, Heracles (Hercules) & the Lesser Sacking of Troy
00:32:39

Before Agamemnon and Achilles, Troy had a messy encounter with a sea monster, Heracles, and some very fancy horses.

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: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entries on the Trojan Ketos and Poseidon; JSTOR article: The Capture of Troy by Heracles by J. M. Scammell; quote from Homer's Iliad translated by Samuel Butler.

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May 18, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika II (Part 1)
00:33:40

Liv reads Book II, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Having left Heracles and Hylas behind, the Argo continues on its voyage, encountering the famous boxer Amycus and a very unfortunate prophet.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 14, 2021
CXXV: Heracles (Hercules) Origins… Abduction Apology Horses & Menacing Theban Vixens
00:34:04

So many origins! Where did Laomedon of Troy's fancy horses come from, and why do they matter? And what about Heracles' familial origins?!

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: Theoi.com; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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May 11, 2021
Conversations: She-Wolves of Pompeii, The Lupenar, the Wolf Den with Elodie Harper
00:43:51

The ruins of Pompeii are famous for graffiti and the brothel, the Lupenar. Author Elodie Harper joins Liv to discuss her new novel The Wolf Den, imagining the stories of women living through life in the ancient

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.

The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper is available for preorder in the UK, with Blackwell Books shipping to North America (and possibly beyond).

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May 07, 2021
CXXIV: Why She Is the Way She Is, the Goddess Hera (& the Time She Tried to Overthrow Zeus)
00:28:59

Hera is so much more than Zeus' vengeful wife. She has her own experiences, her own traumas, that affect how she handled her life with the king of the gods. This is why Hera is the way she is.

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: Theoi.com entries on Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Briareus; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

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May 04, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika I (Part 3)
00:32:51

Liv reads part three of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo do a few odd "heroic" things before Herakles and Hylas encounter some trouble...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 30, 2021
CXXIII: Medusa, Colonialism, Re-Imagining Goddesses and Monsters with Nikita Gill
01:26:25

Nikita Gill, poet and author of Great Goddesses, amongst many other incredible books and poetry collections, speak with Liv about reimagining goddesses and monsters of Greek mythology, about Medusa, misogyny, and colonialism, among other fascinating things.

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.

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Apr 27, 2021
Conversations: More than the Labyrinth, More than Theseus, Ariadne with Jennifer Saint
00:45:09

Ariadne is so much more than the Minotaur, the Labyrinth, Theseus, even Dionysus. Liv speaks with author Jennifer Saint about her new book retelling the stories of Ariadne and Phaedra.

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.

Preorder Ariadne by Jennifer Saint wherever you get your books!

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Apr 23, 2021
CXXII: The Troubling Titan Timeline and Terrible Titanomachy
00:31:00

The story of the Titans, the first race of gods in Greek mythology, and the war between those Titans and the new race of gods, the Olympians.

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, translations by Hugh Evelyn-White and Richard Lattimore; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard; various Titan/Titaness entries on Theoi.com.

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Apr 20, 2021
INTRODUCING: The Ozymandias Project Podcast
00:05:39

In a new series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent groups or people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the Ozymandias Project Podcast: find them on Apple and Spotify or wherever you're listening to this.

 

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Apr 19, 2021
BONUS! Conversations: Kassandra, Hero of Sparta... Assassin's Creed Odyssey with Dr. Kira Jones
01:06:16

In this bonus episode Liv and Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist) have a particularly free wheeling conversation about AC Odyssey's Kassandra: the wonder, the strength, the drama, the overall nerd-ery. They talk historical intricacies of the game, the history behind its creation, the diversity. Plus an anecdote about the very real Alcibiades and Herms.

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Apr 17, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika I (Part 2)
00:31:21

Liv reads part two of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo set sail before landing on the island of Lemnos where Jason meets Hypsipyle and the Lemnian women.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 16, 2021
CXXI: The Beginning of Things… Gaia, Ge, Mother F$&%ing Earth
00:35:01

Gaia/Ge is Mother Earth, the first goddess, the mother of the gods and Titans. She's also a near universal mythological being: the Mother Goddess.

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, Homeric Hymns, and primary sources found under Gaia on Theoi.com.

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Apr 13, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book I (Part 1)
00:41:13

Liv reads part one of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo assemble and plan to set sail in quest of the Golden Fleece.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 09, 2021
CXX: Peerless Penthesilea and the Horror of Achilles (Mythological Amazons Part 2)
00:34:30

Penthesilea was one of the most badass Amazons... Until she encountered Achilles. This story is not kind to he of the weak ankle.

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: Amazons by Adrienne Mayor; Quintus Smyrnaeus' The Fall of Troy translated by A.S. Way; Theoi.com.

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Apr 06, 2021
RE-AIR: A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
00:33:08

This is a re-airing of reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of the birth of Hermes and all the adventures he had as a newborn baby (they were plentiful). It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain.


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Apr 02, 2021
Mini Myth: Kind, Noble Theseus, His Herd of Pegasi & the Defeat of the Kraken
00:06:59

Ever heard the one about kind Theseus, his herd of Pegasi, the Kraken, and the ancient island of Santorini?

Sources: My imagination. None of this is true.

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Apr 01, 2021
CXIX: They’re Warriors with Great Names, the Mythological History of the Amazons
00:31:00

The incredible women of the Amazons exist in myth and history, even if their myths tend to revolve around certain Greek heroes. Otrera, Hippolyta, Antiope, Penthesilea...

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 Amazons by Adrienne Mayor; Homer's Iliad, translated by Caroline Alexander, another translated by Richard Lattimore; Theoi.com entries on Otrera, Penthesilea, and the Amazonian nymph Harmonia.

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Mar 30, 2021
AUDIOBOOK TRAILER! Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook
00:05:05

Enjoy this bonus trailer for the audiobook version of Liv's forthcoming book Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, read by Liv herself and available wherever you get your audiobooks! linktr.ee/livalbert

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Mar 27, 2021
Conversations: Kore, Persephone, Real Women and the Dread Goddess of the Underworld with Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts
01:05:18

Persephone and real women of antiquity. Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts, author of Heroines of Olympus, talks about the versions of Persephone, real women's interactions with her, and understanding the idea of "abduction" in Greek mythology. Follow Ellie on TikTok and Twitter.

CW/TW: **This episode contains more discussion of assault than usual, and in the context of historical women of ancient Greece; the references begin after the ad break**

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Mar 26, 2021
CXVIII: Phaedra and the Curse of Theseus & A Conversation with Jennifer Saint
00:57:05

Phaedra is one of the most misunderstood women of mythology, and Greek tragedy. But she was so much more than the problematic, tragic Phaedra of Euripides' Hippolytus. The episode tells her story, and includes a conversation with author Jennifer Saint, who's new book Ariadne is available for pre-order!

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: Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes, Heroines of Olympus by Ellie Mackin Roberts, and, peripherally, Ovid's Heroides.

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Mar 23, 2021
Bonus Conversation: Sara Richard, Illustrator of Greek Mythology the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook
00:51:43

Liv speaks with the illustrator of her upcoming book of Greek mythology. Preorder links here.

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.

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Mar 20, 2021
Conversations: Seduction or Strategy? The Very Real Cleopatra VII with The Partial Historians
01:08:07

In a bit of a departure from other Conversations episodes, Dr. Rad and Dr. G of the Partial Historians Podcast give Liv a history lesson, with a rundown on the life of Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt.

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Mar 19, 2021
CXVII: The Heroines of Thebes, Jocasta & Antigone (The Phoenician Women Part Two)
00:34:37

The life of Jocasta after the tragedy of her marriage to Oedipus continues with more tragedy in the city of Thebes.

CW/TW: death by suicide; and 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: Euripides' The Phoenician Women, two translations used: Elizabeth Wickoff and Cecelia Luschnig (quotes from Luschnig); Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes.

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Mar 16, 2021
Conversations: Jason Has the Personality of a Used Dishcloth, Medea with Anwen Kya Hayward
00:58:13

Liv is back speaking with author of the Medusa novella, Here, the World Entire, Anwen Kya Hayward all about the intricacies and nuances of Medea (Jason and Theseus are dragged, of course).

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.

Works Referred: Euripides' Medea, Ovid's Heroides (quotes from Harold Isbell translation), Seneca's Medea, and peripherally Apollonios' Argonautika.

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Mar 12, 2021
CXVI: Jocasta Beyond Oedipus, Euripides’ The Phoenician Women (Part One)
00:34:49

Oedipus, and by extension Jocasta's story is known primarily via Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, but Euripides's Phoenician Women has a much more satisfying story for the queen of Thebes.

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: Two translations of Euripides' The Phoenician Women, one translated by Elizabeth Wickoff the other by Cecelia Luschnig (Lushnig's is quoted); Natalie Haynes' Pandora's Jar.

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Mar 09, 2021
Conversations: I Promise We’re Not Defending Murder, Clytemnestra with Aimee Hinds
00:57:50

Liv speaks with Aimee Hinds about the intricacies of Clytemnestra's story and how storytellers and reception over millennia has affected the understanding of this powerful Spartan woman. Follow Aimee Hinds on Twitter, here and check out her incredible Etsy shop here.

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 referred to: Aeschylys's Oresteia, Sophocles' Electra, Euripides' Orestes and Electra (ie, all the stories of the death of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra); Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis. For episodes covering Clytemnestra's story, refer to those on the Oresteia primarily, plus some early Trojan War and Atreidae Curse.

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Mar 05, 2021
CXV: Evil or Righteous? Manipulative or Brilliant? Wronged Women of Mythology
00:34:29

In the first episode of International Women's Month, stories of the many women wronged by history and mythology. Jocasta, Medea, Medusa, Helen, Andromeda, Clytemnestra, and 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.

Past episodes on Medea, here, here, and here. On Medusa here, here, and here.

Sources: Inspiration and some material from Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes.

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Mar 02, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIV
00:33:06

Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In the final (*tear*) episode of the Odyssey, Odysseus reunites with his father and there's a bit of a scuffle with the family of the suitors,

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Feb 26, 2021
CXIV: Dionysus Is Everyone & Everything, Queer Theory with the Queer Classicist Yentl Love
01:03:00

Dionysus is Queer as hell. Liv speaks with Yentl Love of the Queer Classicist all about Dionysus and queer theory. Plus, is Harry Styles today's Dionysus?! (Yes.) Here is a link to the post referenced: https://www.thequeerclassicist.com/post/harry-styles-dionysus-reborn.

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.

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Feb 23, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIII
00:23:50

Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Penelope and Odysseus: reunited and it feels so good.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Feb 19, 2021
CXIII: Zodiac Constellation Bonanza! (A Re-Airing of All the Zodiac Mini Myths)
01:12:51

All the Zodiac Constellation Mini Myths in one place! This episode is a compilation of all of the Mini Myth episodes over the course of 2018-2019 that were dedicated to the Zodiac Constellation 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: Refer to the original Mini Myth Zodiac episodes for an exhaustive list of sources.

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Feb 16, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXII
00:28:52

Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's murderin' time. Odysseus, Telemachus, Eumaeus, and the death of all the suitors.

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Feb 12, 2021
CXII: Alcibiades Was Very Real, an Assassin's Creed Odyssey (& Whatever Else) Q&A
00:46:21

Liv answers your questions about Assassin's Creed Odyssey's mythology and historicity, and her favourite food, and the gods in general, and whatever else you all asked.

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.

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Feb 09, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXI
00:26:44

Liv reads Book XXI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hmm, hmm, hmm... Who can string that bow?

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Feb 05, 2021
CXI: Climate Crisis, But Make it Ancient… Deucalion, Pyrrha, and the Great Deluge
00:25:16

Which ancient civilization *didn't* have a flood myth, that's the real question! It's time for the full story of the flood myth of the ancient Greeks, the Great Deluge and Deucalion and Pyrrha.

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: Theoi.com for varied sources and versions; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum for the extensively detailed story.

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Feb 02, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XX
00:25:17

Liv reads Book XX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Things heat up between the disguised Odysseus and the suitors of Penelope.

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Jan 29, 2021
BONUS: Why We Should Give Aeneas A Chance, with Dr. Aven McMaster
01:16:58

That's right: it's time to defend Aeneas! Classics professor Dr. Aven McMaster tells me all about Virgil's Aeneid, why the Aeneid is Good, Actually, and why we should really give Aeneas a chance. (Brief, simplified historical note should you get confused: Octavian = Augustus. Same person, Octavian = before he was emperor, Augustus = emperor.) You can find more from Aven on alliterative.net.

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Jan 27, 2021
CX: The Real Aeneid Was the Friends We Made Along the Way (Aeneid Finale)
00:43:58

It's here: the final episode of the Aeneid. The battle isn't over... Bloodshed, meddling goddesses, and angry dudes. Aeneas vs. Turnus... last man standing.

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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Jan 26, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XIX
00:38:45

Liv reads Book XIX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus finally speaks with Penelope and comes up with even more detailed lies about his identity.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 22, 2021
CIX: Calliope is Over Your Sh*t, the Women of the Trojan War with Natalie Haynes
01:03:34

Liv speaks with author and classicist Natalie Haynes about the women of the Trojan War and Pandora. Natalie's latest books are A Thousand Ships, recently published in North America and Pandora's Jar, available in the UK. Also mentioned is her book the Children of Jocasta, and the recently performed play series 15 Heroines, put on virtually by the Jermyn Street Theatre in London.

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.

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Jan 19, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XVIII
00:26:54

Liv reads Book XVIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus, still in disguise, makes trouble with the suitors of Penelope.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 15, 2021
CVIII: Violent Aeneas, Merciful Aeneas, Phantom Aeneas (The Aeneid Part 13)
00:29:31

The war between the Trojans and their allies and Turnus, the Latins, and theirs, continues. Pallas, Lausus, and Mezentius enter the fray and things don't go well for any of them. Plus, ghost Aeneas!

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: Virgil's Aeneid translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Jan 12, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XVII
00:35:13

Liv reads Book XVII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus returns home to Penelope, before Odysseus and Eumaeus also return to the palace and the suitors within.

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Jan 08, 2021
A Conversation on Medusa and Fragility, with Anwen Kya Hayward
01:03:25

In this bonus episode, Liv speaks with author Anwen Kya Hayward about Medusa and her ability to attract horrible men on the internet. Find Anwen on twitter here, her book, Here, the World Entire here, and a thread of relevant Medusa tweets and responses to them here. (Note: this episode was recorded in October 2020)

CW/TW: particular warning for references to sexual assault in this episode.

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Jan 05, 2021
CVII: Sister, Survivor, Saviour, the Gorgon Medusa
00:34:51

Medusa is never just one thing: her history, variations on her story, interpretations... There's a whole wide world of Medusa and this episode attempts to touch upon just a fraction of ancient sources and versions. Monster? Beautiful woman? Survivor? Mother? One of three mortal queens? Medusa is everything. Find the thread of relevant Medusa tweets and responses to them here. Liv has also discussed Medusa on the The Partial Historians podcast, listen here, and Next Door Villain, listen here.

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, Theoi.com, The Medusa Reader edited by Marjorie Garber and Nancy J. Vickers.

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Jan 05, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XVI
00:29:03

Liv reads Book XVI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus returns to Ithaca and he and his father are finally reunited. Meanwhile, the suitors plot...

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Jan 01, 2021
CVI: Alexander the Great, the Man, the Myth (& the Movie) with Meg Finlayson
01:16:46

Liv speaks with Meg Finlayson (@agameganon on Twitter) all about Alexander the Great and Macedon. They talk history and mythology, especially in relation to the 2004 movie (but you don't have to have sat through those 3 hours, don't worry!).

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.

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Dec 29, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XV
00:32:35

Liv reads Book XV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus leaves Sparta for Ithaca, and Odysseus chats some more with Eumaeus, the swineherd (who's got QUITE the life story).

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Dec 25, 2020
CV: Poetess of the Ancient World, Sappho (with Ellie and Alyse of the Sweetbitter Podcast)
00:58:04

Finally, Sappho! Along with Ellie and Alyse of the Sweetbitter podcast devoted to her, Liv discusses Sappho, the very real Greek poet and overall badass woman. Make sure to subscribe to the Sweetbitter podcast where ever you listen, or visit sweetbitterpodcast.com. Liv is on their show talking Aphrodite on December 24th.

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: Diane Rayor's translation of Sappho; the play mentioned is The War/The Desert/The Labyrinth, 15 Heroines, put on by the Jermyn Street Theatre in November of 2020 (it's amazing).

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Dec 22, 2020
BONUS: Io Saturnalia! An Episode of Ancient History Fangirl
01:01:18

Roman mythology and the Saturnalia festival. Io Saturnalia! This BONUS! episode is an episode of Ancient History Fangirl!Subscribe to Ancient History Fangirl wherever you get your podcasts, or visit: ancienthistoryfangirl.com.

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Dec 19, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XIV
00:31:04

Liv reads Book XIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In disguise, Odysseus weaves an intricate story to his own swineherd, Eumaeus.

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Dec 18, 2020
CIV: Rosy-Fingered Dawn, Eos, Was Problematic As Hell (Cephalus Wasn’t Much Better)
00:30:08

Rosy-Fingered Titan/goddess Eos has a great epithet, but she wasn't such a great lady... She had a habit of pulling a Zeus. The stories of Cephalus and Procris, and Tithonus.

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: Theoi.com; Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard.

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Dec 15, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XIII
00:27:27

Liv reads Book of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Finally, Odysseus reaches the shores of Ithaca.

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Dec 11, 2020
CIII: What is the Aeneid Without Aeneas? The Second Trojan War Continues (The Aeneid Part 12)
00:24:52

The war rages on, Trojans vs. Latins. Jove convenes a meeting of the gods and Juno and Venus each make their case. And finally, FINALLY, Aeneas is on the horizon.

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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Dec 08, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XII
00:29:06

Liv reads Book XII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus and his crew encounter all the biggest baddies: the Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis, and Helios's cattle...

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Dec 04, 2020
CII: Vulcan Sure Can Forge a Prescient Shield (The Aeneid Part 11)
00:30:54

It's time for war... Fortunately, though, the future's pretty clearly laid out on Vulcan's shield for Aeneas. The war with Turnus and the Latins begins.

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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Dec 01, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XI
00:37:43

Liv reads Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus travels to the Underworld and visits with the dead.

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Nov 27, 2020
CI: Just When Things Are Looking Up, Aeneas Goes to War (the Aeneid Part 10)
00:31:20

Finally, finally, Aeneas and the Trojans reach Latium. But Hera isn't finished with them yet!

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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Nov 24, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book X
00:32:53

Liv reads Book X of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Winds! Laestrygonians! And a witch, Circe.

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Nov 20, 2020
C: Sing, Muses, of Yourselves… of Apollo, Eagles, Dragons, and the Oracle of Delphi
00:33:09

The *official* 100th episode is here! Sing, Muses, of the Oracle, the woman who held the fates of the Greeks in her hands. And of yourselves, the women who give us the arts and all its wonders.

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: Theoi.com; Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymns translated by Hugh Evelyn White; The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind its Lost Secrets by William J. Broad; quotes from: The Iliad translated by Caroline Alexander, The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson. All other quotes found and sourced on Theoi.com under Muses.

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Nov 17, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IX
00:34:45

Liv reads Book IX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus tells the story of he and his men arriving on the island of the Cyclopes.

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Nov 13, 2020
XCIX: Aeneas, Anchises, and Underworld Propaganda (The Aeneid Part 9)
00:33:27

Aeneas travels to the Underworld to speak with his father and learn the future of his descendants including, once again, Caesar and Augustus themselves!

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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Nov 10, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VIII
00:33:46

Liv reads Book VIII of Homer's Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Having arrived before King Antinous, Odysseus is welcomed by the Phaeacians who hold athletic games and a feast in the stranger's honour.

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Nov 06, 2020
XCVIII: The Cyprian Goddess, the Cytherean, Venus, Aphrodite, A Conversation with Author Bettany Hughes
00:58:11

Liv speaks with Bettany Hughes about all things Aphrodite, Venus, and her ancestors throughout even more ancient Mediterranean cultures. You can find Bettany Hughes's book Venus and Aphrodite at your local bookstore.

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.

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Nov 03, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VII
00:21:58

Liv reads Book VII of Homer's Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus meets with Alcinous and Arete, king and queen of the Phaeacians.

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Oct 30, 2020
XCVII: My Favorite [Ancient] Murder, Nyx, Eris, and their Deadly Dynasty
00:26:56

It's here: the final episode of Spooky Season... featuring the mother-daughter goddesses of darkness themselves, Nyx and Eris, and their deadly dynasty of murder, manslaughter, and overall mayhem, including serial killers 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: Hesiod's Theogony translated by Hugh Evelyn White; Theoi.com.

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Oct 27, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VI
00:21:23

Liv reads Book VI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus arrives on the island of Scheria where he encounters Nausicaa, princess of the Phaeacians.

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Oct 23, 2020
XCVI: Horror Comes in Many Forms… the Transformations of the Daughters of Minyas, Procne & Philomela
00:33:57

There's horror movie horror, and there's "the world is dark and awful" horror. This episode has a little of each... The Daughters of Minyas could've used to be a bit more deferential to the god Dionysus, and Procne and Philomela, well, they were just unlucky enough to meet Tereus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault (this one especially). 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, Apollodorus' the Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Theoi.com.

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Oct 20, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book V
00:29:23

Liv reads Book V of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Finally, Odysseus! On orders from Zeus, Calypso allows him to leave Ogygia.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 16, 2020
XCV: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece
00:29:02

For the next episode in Spooky Season, we travel to Thessaly where their king, Erysichthon gets a horrifying punishment for his crimes against Demeter. Plus, Lamia and Empusa... monstrous and vampiric women of mythology.

CW/TW: eating disorders; and as usual: 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: Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds (A Sourcebook) by Daniel Ogden, Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Oct 13, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IV
00:47:25

Liv reads Book IV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus visits Sparta for news from Menelaus.

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Oct 09, 2020
XCIV: The Lycanthropic Tale of Lycaon & Other Ghosts & Werewolves
00:27:10

It's officially Spooky Season! Ancient werewolves, ghosts, and haunted houses...


CW/TW: this episode contains less mythological references to sexual assault and may be more triggering than typical episodes, there is a warning in the episode prior to that story and can easily be avoided.


Sources: Theoi: https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Lykaon.html; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden.


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Oct 06, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book III
00:27:44

Liv reads Book III of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus travels to Pylos to hear what news Nestor has about Odysseus.

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Oct 02, 2020
XCIII: A Dramatic Ship Race & Someone Lands in Blood and Dung (The Aeneid Part 8)
00:20:54

Abandoning queens! Burial anniversary celebrations! Funereal ship races! Aeneas and the Trojans set off from Carthage, but there is more in their way. They must land on Sicily where they take the opportunity to hold some anniversary funereal rites for Aeneas's father, Anchises. Plus, a ghost!


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 by Virgil, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Sep 29, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book II
00:25:06

Liv reads Book II of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus gathers together a counsel.

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Sep 25, 2020
XCII: Augustus's Rome, Carthage & the History of Virgil's Dido (with Ancient History Fangirl!)
01:07:51

In this special episode devoted to even more on the queen of Carthage, Dido, Liv teams up with Genn and Jenny of Ancient History Fangirl for a rundown of why Rome "needed" so much Augustan propaganda, and what that means for the real Carthage and the mythological Dido. There's drunken elephants, loathing of Julius Caesar, gossip about Augustus's family, Cleopatra, Ovid, and of course, 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.


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Sep 22, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book I
00:24:56

Liv reads Book I of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's been 20 years and Odysseus is *still* not back from the war. Telemachus complains about Penelope's suitors.

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Sep 18, 2020
RE-AIR Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid
00:14:11

Due to some technical difficulties, this is a re-airing of an earlier episode. 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/.


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Sep 15, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXIV
00:46:39

Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Zeus forces Achilles to return the body of Hector.

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Sep 11, 2020
XCI: No Earthly Ships, the Tragedy of the Aeneid’s Dido (The Aeneid Part 7)
00:27:37

Dido's fate is determined by Aeneas's stubbornness and the far too potent love spell of Venus... Things get sad and dark for Carthage.


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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden; the Dido song mentioned is called My Lover's Gone.


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Sep 08, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXIII
00:48:22

Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. The ghost of Patroclus visits Achilles.

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Sep 04, 2020
A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
00:30:47

This is a bonus reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes to accompany today's episode on Hermes. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of the birth of Hermes and all the adventures he had as a newborn baby (they were plentiful). It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain.


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Sep 01, 2020
XC: The Trickster God Hermes, the Original Baby Genius
00:22:01

Hermes is a pretty incredible newborn. He invents the lyre, steals some cattle, lies through his teeth, all within mere moments of birth! (Also, it's a tortoise). Please listen to this episode before the Homeric Hymn to Hermes.


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: Theoi.com, the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, translated by Hugh Evelyn-White and Jules Cashford, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Sep 01, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXII
00:32:40

Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles and Hector fight before the walls of Troy.

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Aug 28, 2020
LXXXIX: Dido Wonders Why She Got Out of Bed At All (The Aeneid Part 6)
00:23:24

The "relationship" of Dido and Aeneas continues with the affects of the love potion only increasing. Juno and Venus begin to form a plan of how to handle Carthage.


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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Aug 25, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXI
00:35:54

Liv reads Book XXI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles fights the river Xanthus, full of corpses.

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Aug 21, 2020
LXXXVIII: The Man, the Myth, the Legend? Aeneas (The Aeneid Part 5)
00:25:02

Guess who's back, back again? It's time to return to the Aeneid. Aeneas is in Carthage with its queen, Dido, and things are going well... for now. A brief recap of the earlier Aeneid episodes is included in the episodes, but for a list of those past episodes, see below.


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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden. For past episodes on the Aeneid and Dido/Carthage, listen to:

LXXI: He’s Greek & He’s Roman, He’s Making Juno Angry, He's Aeneas, Baby! (The Aeneid Part 1)

LXXII: Dido, the Badass Queen of Carthage (The Aeneid Part 2)

Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid

LXXIII: Not That Damn Horse Again! (The Aeneid Part 3)

LXXVI: Aeneas Had a Wife in Troy! Ghost Creusa’s Got Shit to Say (The Aeneid Part 4)


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Aug 18, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XX
00:30:33

Liv reads Book XX of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles punishes the Trojans for the death of Patroclus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 14, 2020
LXXXVII: The Gods Were All A Little Gay, Representation in Mythology (w/ Myths & Tits)
00:55:47

It's here: 2020's Pride special. Greek mythology loves a gay story, a queer story, a trans story. The long, long list of LGBTQIA stories from the ancient Greek world are covered. Plus, Liv has a wonderful and hilarious conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & Tits, stunning art devoted to representation in mythology. Check out Myths & Tits on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsntits/.


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.


Past episodes referenced include:

Mini Myth: The Olympians Put the B in LGBTQ+, A Pride Compendium

Mini Myth: When A Girl Loves a Girl, Ovid’s Iphis & Ianthe

Mini Myth: Apollo and Hyacinthus, a Frisbee Tragedy

Fan Expo Live Episode: Is It Spring Yet? Flowers, Bees, & Predatory Seasonal Gods

LII: Jupiter & Neptune Ruin Everything, the Stories of Caenis & Callisto


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Aug 11, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XIX
00:24:37

Liv reads Book XIX of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles stews in his grief and anger.

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Aug 07, 2020
A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter
00:31:44

This is a bonus reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to accompany today's episode on Persephone and Demeter. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of Hades (Aidoneus) kidnapping Persephone and her mother, Demeter's search for her daughter. It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain.


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Aug 04, 2020
LXXXVI: Bringer of Death, the Dread Goddess Persephone, and her mother, Demeter
00:22:42

She's the Bringer of Death, the Dread Goddess Persephone (and she's Kore, the maiden goddess of the spring). Persephone and Hades have a hand in countless stories from mythology and theatre, they ruled the Underworld and required constant appeasement. Meanwhile, in the daily lie of the ancient Greeks, Persephone and Demeter were equally vital if in very different ways from those revolving around 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.


Sources: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy; The Homeric Hymns translated by Jules Cashford; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden; Theoi.com; Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi.


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Aug 04, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XVIII
00:37:04

Liv reads Book XVIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Agamemnon tries to make amends with Achilles.

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Jul 31, 2020
LXXXV: Liv is Finally Obsessed with Lore Olympus, a 3 Year Anniversary Q&A
00:40:16

It's that time again! Your questions, my answers. I talk Lore Olympus (finally!), Cupid and Psyche, Hellenism, the gods and goddesses, and just about everything else!


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.


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Jul 28, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XVII
00:43:37

Liv reads Book XVII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. They fight over the body of Patroclus.

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Jul 24, 2020
LXXXIV: The “Hero” Who Kidnapped an Amazon, a Child, & a Goddess (Theseus Finale)
00:25:33

Theseus, Theseus, Theseus. He's not done terrorizing the Hellenic world, next up: a kidnapping spree including a very, very young Helen of Sparta, an Amazonian queen, and a flesh and blood goddess.


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, Ovid’s Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus’ Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Ovid’s Fasti as found on theoi.com's entry on Ariadne; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus as found on theoi.com's entry on Dionysus.


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Jul 21, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XVI
00:54:32

Liv reads Book XVI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Patroclus goes to battle in Achilles's armour.

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Jul 17, 2020
LXXXIII: Movin’ On Up, Ariadne & the Adventures of Her God of Wine, Dionysus (There Are Pirates!)
00:27:12

Theseus left Ariadne alone on an island, then what happened? Ariadne moves on to bigger and better things: the god Dionysus. Before all that, though, Dionysus was kidnapped by pirates.


CW/TW: suicide, and, 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, Ovid’s Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus’ Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Ovid’s Fasti as found on theoi.com's entry on Ariadne; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus as found on theoi.com's entry on Dionysus.


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Jul 14, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XV
00:41:45

Liv reads Book XV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Zeus sends Apollo to help the Trojans.

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Jul 10, 2020
LXXXII: What Kind of Hero Abandons a Princess on an Island!? (Theseus Part 3)
00:27:56

Theseus is back and badder than ever. He finally encounters the Minotaur and proceeds to leave the woman who helped him on an island. He's just that type of guy.

CW/TW: suicide, and as usual, 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: Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes; Ovid's Heroides translated by Harold Isbell; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; Theoi.com; and Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard.

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Jul 07, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XIV
00:29:57

Liv reads Book XIV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hera pulls one over on Zeus is an attempt to help the Greeks.

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Jun 30, 2020
PRIDE! Revisiting Iphis & Ianthe, Apollo & Hyacinthus, and Caenis/Caeneus
00:23:31

This episode is a combined re-broadcasting of another set of past LGBTQ episodes. Happy PRIDE!


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: sources are listed under the original episode's descriptions.


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Jun 23, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XIII
00:48:02

Liv reads Book XIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hector is warned about Achilles by a prophet.

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Jun 19, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XII
00:29:37

Liv reads Book XII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. The Trojans attack the Greek camps.

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Jun 16, 2020
Mini Myth: All the Best Heroes Have Boyfriends, Heracles & Hylas (Plus More LGBTQ Stories)
00:25:17

Happy Pride! Heracles and Hylas loved each other very much, but as with most gay love stories of Greek mythology... it doesn't end well. #BLM This episode also includes last year's PRIDE episode as a bonus,


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.


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Sources: The Argonautika by Apollonios of Rhodes, translated by Peter Green; The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Theoi.com.


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Jun 09, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XI
00:47:34

Liv reads Book XI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles sends Patroclus to find out what's been going on in the war.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jun 05, 2020
Fan Favourite: The Cupid & Psyche Trilogy
01:05:57

This is a re-airing of the fan favourite episodes on Cupid and Psyche, combined into one epic episode.


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 by Sarah Ruden.


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Jun 02, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book X
00:32:36

Liv reads Book X of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Diomedes and Ulysses/Odysseus terrorize the Thracians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 29, 2020
LXXXI: Daedalus’ Inventions, Icarus & the Melting Point of Wax
00:26:05

A certain famous inventor and his impulsive son attempt to escape the island of Crete. It doesn't go well. Flying too close to the sun has a price.


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: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Theoi.com


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May 26, 2020
Liv ReadsHomer: The Iliad Book IX
00:38:06

Liv reads Book IX of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Agamemnon tries to make amends with Achilles.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 22, 2020
SPECIAL: Shakespeare's Helen of Troy, a Conversation About Troilus and Cressida
00:54:11

Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose of Tiger's Hearts Collective, an all woman theatre company performing Troilus and Cressida (virtually) on May 25th for #CanadaPerforms. We talk Shakespeare, women in theatre, feminism, mythology, and Homer in general. And, of course, all about Shakespeare's interpretation of the Trojan War and all its heroes: Troilus and Cressida. The (shortened) play will be performed at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on May 25th. Visit: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/26631 for how and when to watch.


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.


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May 19, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad, Book VIII
00:30:42

Liv reads Book VIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Gods versus humans... Drama, drama, drama.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 15, 2020
LXXX: This Guy, Am I Right? (Theseus Part 2)
00:24:28

The adventures of this obnoxious hero continue. There's dealings with Medea, a war among family, the Marathonian bull is finally killed, and his most famous story begins.


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: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Theoi.com.


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May 12, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book VII
00:26:19

Liv reads Book VII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hector and Ajax duel.

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May 08, 2020
LXXIX: Europa & Minos’ Bull Dynasty, the Marathonian Bull Has Seen Some Sh**
00:26:02

The mythological history of Minoan Crete's obsession with bulls is dark and wildly, terribly entertaining. Bulls, baby, bulls.


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.


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Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Theoi.com.


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May 05, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book VI
00:29:27

Liv reads Book VI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hector rallies the Trojans.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 30, 2020
LXXVIII: Theseus & All the People He Killed While Taking a Walk (Theseus Part 1)
00:25:15

Theseus is destined to be a hero, he just knows it. He's willing to kill anyone along the way in order to prove 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.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Plutarch's Life of Theseus translated by Bernadotte Perrin as found here theoi.com/Text/PlutarchTheseus.html.


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Apr 28, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book V
00:50:15

Liv reads Book V of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Diomedes runs rampant on the battlefield.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 23, 2020
LXXVII: Aegeus Wants an Heir, Not a War With Minos & Another Tragic Scylla
00:25:02

King Aegeus of Athens goes looking for an heir and he gets on in the most troubling of ways. King Minos wages war against Attica, creating another tragic Scylla.


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: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Apr 21, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book IV
00:28:58

Liv reads Book IV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hera influences Zeus to act against the Trojans.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 16, 2020
Mini Myth: The Gigantomachy, it’s a War, with Giants
00:13:10

Gaia sends her Giant children to wage war against the Olympians. Guess who wins?


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: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard.


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Apr 14, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book III
00:23:54

Liv reads Book III of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Paris offers to fight Menelaus one on one.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 09, 2020
LXXVI: Aeneas Had a Wife in Troy! Ghost Creusa’s Got Shit to Say (The Aeneid Part 4)
00:25:45

Aeneas tells the story of the end of the Trojan War, and where to go from there. He's visited by ghosts, quite a few ghosts. It's a vibe.


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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, and Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Apr 07, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book II
00:49:07

Liv reads Book II of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Agamemnon tests the will of the Greeks after so many years at war.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 02, 2020
LXXV: Battle of the Poets, Euripides vs. Aeschylus (Aristophanes’ The Frogs Part 2)
00:29:02

We all need a laugh: Aristophanes' The Frogs is exactly that. This is part two: the battle of the poets.


CW/TW: comedic references to suicide.


Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell.


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Mar 31, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book I
00:37:33

Liv reads Book I of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It begins in the middle of things... Late in the Trojan War, a priest arrives to ask the Greeks to return his daughter who they've taken captive.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Mar 26, 2020
LXXIV: Frogs Ribbit On Route to the Underworld (Aristophanes' The Frogs Part 1)
00:27:28

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.


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Mar 24, 2020
Mini Myth: A Prayer to Apollo, God of Music, Prophecy & … Plague
00:15:42

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!

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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: 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).


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Mar 17, 2020
Mini Myth: Behind the Goddess, Pallas Athena
00:15:28

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.


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Mar 10, 2020
LXXIII: Not That Damn Horse Again! (The Aeneid Part 3)
00:25:41

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.


Sources: The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry.


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Mar 03, 2020
TRAILER: Gods Doing Crazy Things, Monsters, Epics You Wish You'd Read, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
00:01:26

A trailer for the Greek and Roman mythology podcast, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!

 

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Mar 03, 2020
Fan Expo Live Episode! Is it Spring Yet? Flowers, Bees, & Predatory Seasonal Gods
00:26:10

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.


Sources: Edith Hamilton's Greek Mythology, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Feb 25, 2020
Mini Myth: Revisiting Plato's Soulmates & Pyramus and Thisbe
00:13:52

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).


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Feb 18, 2020
Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid
00:13:37

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/.


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Feb 11, 2020
LXXII: Dido, the Badass Queen of Carthage (The Aeneid Part 2)
00:24:53

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.


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Feb 04, 2020
LXXI: He’s Greek & He’s Roman, He’s Making Juno Angry, He's Aeneas, Baby! (The Aeneid Part 1)
00:19:23

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.


Sources: The Homeric Hymns (the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite) translated by Susan C. Shelmerdine; The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry.


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Jan 28, 2020
LXX: Ancient Guys Doing Crazy Things (The Epic of Gilgamesh Part 2)
00:36:28

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.


Sources: The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George; https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/; http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html.


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Jan 21, 2020
LXIX: The Mesopotamians Did It First, the Epic of F---ing Gilgamesh
00:26:50

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.


Sources: The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George; https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/; http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html.


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Jan 14, 2020
Mini Myth: Friends, Romans, Countrymen... Rome, Janus & Virgil's Aeneid
00:18:04

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.


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.


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Jan 07, 2020
LXVIII: Medusa, Feminism, & Wine, an End of Year Q&A
00:39:50

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.


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Dec 17, 2019
LXVII: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea
00:53:48

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.


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/


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Dec 10, 2019
Myths, Baby LIVE at the Vancouver Podcast Festival!
00:48:59

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.


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Dec 03, 2019
LXVI: Medea, See How She Flies, Witchy Woman
00:29:37

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.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollonios Rhodis' Argonautica, translated by Peter Green; Mythology by Edith Hamilton.


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Nov 26, 2019
Mini Myth: Party Time with Pan (& Syrinx)
00:13:06

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.


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.


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Nov 19, 2019
LXV: Jason is a Perpetual Dirtbag, Hypsipyle & the Lemnian Women
00:22:45

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.


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.


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Nov 12, 2019
LXIV: Penelope & Medea, the Heroines Behind their Heroes
00:28:28

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.


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.


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Nov 05, 2019
Spooky Halloween Special: Magic & Mayhem, the Origin of Medea & Witches of Ancient Greece
00:20:42

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.


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.


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Oct 29, 2019
LXII: Ripping Your Family to Shreds, Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 2)
00:36:20

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.


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.


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Oct 23, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Astraea & Her Scales (Virgo/Libra)
00:15:53

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.


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Oct 15, 2019
LXI: Punishing Pentheus, the Frantic & Violent Women of Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 1)
00:30:59

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.


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.


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Oct 08, 2019
LX: Penelope, Odysseus & A Very Special Olive Tree (The Odyssey Part 13)
00:30:54

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.


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Oct 01, 2019
Witchiest Witch: A Discussion of Madeline Miller’s Circe, with Emily Edwards of FBOL
00:46:42

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!


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.


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Sep 24, 2019
LIX: Odysseus and a Sea of Suitors' Blood (The Odyssey Part 12)
00:34:17

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.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Sep 17, 2019
BONUS! Sneak Peak at Liv's Jane Eyre Episode of the Fuckbois of Literature Podcast
00:06:08

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/.

 

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Sep 12, 2019
Mini Myth: the Most Murderous Women of Mythology, the Danaids
00:15:41

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.


Sources: Mythology by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and the Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus.


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Sep 10, 2019
LVIII: Penelope, A Cunning Woman Surviving in a Man’s World (The Odyssey Part 11)
00:29:48

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.


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Sep 03, 2019
Re-Broadcast: Mini Myth: It's Circe Not Cersei, One's a Badass Witch & the Other's a Badass B****
00:23:06

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.


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Aug 27, 2019
Mini Myth: Heliades & the Many Stories of Cygnus
00:14:41

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.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

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Aug 20, 2019
LVII: Checking the Suitors' Privilege (The Odyssey Part 10)
00:29:19

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.

Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.

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Aug 13, 2019
Mini Myth: I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger, but Midas is Messing With, Well, Gold
00:11:42

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.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

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Aug 06, 2019
LVI: Reunited and It Feels So Good (The Odyssey Part 9)
00:24:56

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.


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Jul 30, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Have You Hera-d the One About the Lion and the Crab? (Cancer & Leo)
00:13:08

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.


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.


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Jul 23, 2019
LV: Ithaca, Is That You?! (The Odyssey Part 8)
00:30:20

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.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Jul 16, 2019
Mini Myth: The Olympians Put the B in LGBTQ+, A Pride Compendium
00:15:35

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.


Sources: Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Robert Graves' The Greek Myths, and Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology.


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Jul 09, 2019
LIV: Don't Eat the Sun God's Cattle (The Odyssey Part 7)
00:26:18

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.


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Jul 02, 2019
Re-Broadcast: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
00:28:12

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.


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Jun 25, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Swans, Eggs, & the Twins Castor & Polydeuces (Gemini)
00:12:34

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.


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.


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Jun 18, 2019
LIII: Jupiter & Neptune Ruin Everything, the Stories of Caenis & Callisto
00:21:30

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.


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Jun 11, 2019
Mini Myth: When Apollo Met Hyacinthus, A Frisbee Tragedy
00:10:27

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.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum and Theoi.com.


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Jun 04, 2019
LII: In the Underworld Dead Men Whine (The Odyssey Part 6)
00:28:02

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.


Sources: The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson.


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May 28, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Europa, Zeus, & His Bulls*** (Taurus)
00:11:15

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.


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Sources: Metamorphoses by Ovid, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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May 21, 2019
A Timely Re-Broadcasting of the Lysistrata: Why a Sex Strike is Not a Good Idea
00:37:52

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.


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May 14, 2019
BONUS! Your Questions, My Answers
00:18:03

Questions and answers.


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May 10, 2019
LI: Hanging Out in the Halls of the Dread Goddess Persephone (The Odyssey Part 5)
00:26:20

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.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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May 07, 2019
Mini Myth: It's Circe, Not Cersei, One's a Badass Witch & the Other's a Badass B--
00:21:18

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.


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Apr 30, 2019
L: Winds are Strong, Giants are Big & a Witch is a Witch (The Odyssey Part 4)
00:26:22

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.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Apr 23, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Definitely Not Overreacting, Aries the Golden Ram
00:12:49

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.


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Apr 16, 2019
XLIX: Pobody's Nerfect, Odysseus & Polyphemus (The Odyssey Part 3)
00:27:02

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.


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Mar 26, 2019
BONUS! Next Door Villain Podcast: Medusa, featuring Liv
00:43:36

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!

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Mar 21, 2019
Mini Myth: When a Girl Loves a Girl, Ovid's Iphis & Ianthe
00:14:44

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.


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Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Mar 19, 2019
XLVIII: It's All Calypso... Odysseus' Journey Begins (The Odyssey Part 2)
00:26:26

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.


Sources: Homer's Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Mar 12, 2019
Mini Myth: Heroine of Ancient Greece, the OG Wonder Woman, Atalanta
00:18:38

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.


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Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.


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Mar 05, 2019
XLVII: Telemachus is a Whiny Little B (The Odyssey Part 1)
00:32:27

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.


Sources: Homer's Odyssey, both the version translated by Emily Wilson, and the one adapted into a graphic novel by Gareth Hinds.


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Feb 26, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Aquarius & Pisces, or, Cups' n' Fishes
00:08:47

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.


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, Constellation Myths by Eratosthenes and Hyginus, with Aratus' Phaenomena, translated by Robin Hard.


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Feb 19, 2019
BONUS: Plato's Weirdly Wonderful Origin of Soulmates
00:10:00

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.


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Feb 14, 2019
XLVI: Matricide Mania! Furies, Furies Everywhere (The Oresteia Part 3)
00:43:02

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.


Sources: Electra by Euripides, translated by John Davie, and Orestes by Euripides, translated by Robin Waterfield.


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Feb 12, 2019
Mini Myth: Hubris & Hamartia, Or, How the Ancient Greeks Warned Us
00:13:14

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.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.


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Feb 05, 2019
XLV: Orestes & Electra, the Angriest, Best-Named Children of Greek Mythology (The Oresteia Part 2)
00:27:59

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.


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.


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Jan 29, 2019
Mini Myth: Minor God Madness! Thanatos, Kratos, & Other Characters You've Asked About
00:08:09

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.


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Jan 22, 2019
XLIV: Will Someone Please Just Believe Cassandra?! (The Oresteia Part 1)
00:22:23

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.


Sources: The Oresteia (Agamemnon) translated by Robert Fagles and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Jan 15, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Capricorn, Who is Really Just a "Sea-Goat"
00:12:27

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.


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Jan 08, 2019
Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apollo Has Awful Moments, too
00:19:27

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.


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Dec 18, 2018
XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Actually Rode Pegasus
00:30:04

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.


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Dec 11, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Trainer to the Stars (Sagittarius)
00:09:00

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.


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Dec 07, 2018
XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour
00:29:17

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.


Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Nov 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder
00:14:14

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.


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Nov 21, 2018
XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides' Trojan Women
00:36:37

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.


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Nov 13, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the Scorpion (Scorpio)
00:09:47

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.


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Nov 06, 2018
Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down There… Hades and his Underworld
00:22:30

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.


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Oct 31, 2018
XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About a Horse & a Heel
00:35:40

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.


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Oct 23, 2018
XXXIX: Hector & the Wrath of Achilles, the Iliad's Finale
00:33:38

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.


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Oct 10, 2018
Mini Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea, the Gross Origins of My Fair Lady
00:08:15

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.


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Sep 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire
00:09:21

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.


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Sep 20, 2018
XXXVIII: Patroclus, Patroclus, Patroclus (The Iliad Part 10)
00:32:17

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.


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Sep 11, 2018
XXXVII: Hera & Zeus' Dysfunctional Relationship (The Iliad Part 9)
00:26:56

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.


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Aug 28, 2018
XXXVI: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (The Iliad Part 8)
00:29:07

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.


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Aug 07, 2018
XXXV: When Women Revolt, Aristophanes' Lysistrata
00:32:04

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.


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Jul 24, 2018
XXXIV: Return of Achilles, Sort Of (The Iliad Part 7)
00:25:33

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.


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Jul 11, 2018
XXXIII: Hector of Troy, A Pretty Decent Dude (The Iliad Part 6)
00:24:59

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.


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Jun 26, 2018
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Chronos & Why You Shouldn’t Try to Figure Out the Chronology of Greek Myths
00:13:51

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.


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Jun 14, 2018
XXXII: The Immortal and Dysfunctional Family of the Gods (The Iliad Part 5)
00:23:40

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.


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Jun 05, 2018
XXXI: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
00:27:45

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.


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May 22, 2018
XXX: The Achaeans, Infinity War (The Iliad Part 4)
00:30:10

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.


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May 09, 2018
XXIX: Athena vs. Aphrodite, Kind Of (The Iliad Part 3)
00:25:20

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.


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Apr 18, 2018
XXVIII: Vineyards and Doves, the Armies of the Trojan War (The Iliad Part 2)
00:25:32

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.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Apr 03, 2018
XXVII: Don't be Awful, or, the Curse on the House of Atreus
00:28:38

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.


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Mar 20, 2018
XXVI: Achilles & Agamemnon, the Real Housewives of the Trojan War (The Iliad, Part 1)
00:27:07

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.


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Mar 06, 2018
XXV: Aphrodite, Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad, Always Naked
00:21:46

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.


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Feb 20, 2018
Mini Myth: Pyramus and Thisbe, the OG Star-Crossed Lovers
00:07:43

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.


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Feb 14, 2018
XXIV: They're Not So Awful After All, Ancient Greek Women in Herodotus' History
00:29:38

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.


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Feb 06, 2018
XXIII: When a Seer Tells You to Kill Your Daughter, Just, Don't (Trojan War Origins Part 2)
00:22:42

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.


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Jan 24, 2018
XXII: One Mustn't Trust Mysterious, Inscribed, Shiny Fruit (Trojan War Origins Part 1)
00:31:09

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.


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Jan 09, 2018
XXI: Pandora had a Jar & the Snake-People of Early Athens
00:30:16

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.


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Dec 19, 2017
XX: Prometheus, & the Other Origin of Species
00:25:01

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.


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Dec 12, 2017
XIX: Heracles (Hercules) A Star is Born (Heracles Part Four)
00:22:30

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.


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Dec 05, 2017
XVIII: Heracles (Hercules) Can He Go the Distance? (Heracles Part Three)
00:26:30

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.


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Nov 28, 2017
XVII: Heracles (Hercules) the Gospel Truth (Heracles Part Two)
00:26:06

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.


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Nov 14, 2017
Mini Myth: Artemis, the Goddess Who Takes No Man's S**t
00:07:44

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.


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Nov 10, 2017
XVI: Heracles (Hercules), Zero to Hero, Just Like That (Heracles Part One)
00:27:44

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.


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Nov 07, 2017
XV: An Ancient Greek Monster Mash
00:24:36

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.


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Oct 31, 2017
Mini Myth: Goddess Hecate, Work Thy Will!
00:08:13

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.


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Oct 27, 2017
XIV: Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Jason'll Burn & the Children Bubble
00:28:31

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.


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Oct 24, 2017
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Eurydice, & the Importance of Following Underworld Instructions
00:08:01

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.


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Oct 20, 2017
XIII: Jason, Medea, & the Mother F***ing Argonauts
00:30:53

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.


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Oct 17, 2017
Mini Myth: Tantalus' Tantalizing Test
00:09:39

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.


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Oct 13, 2017
XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & More Violence (Cupid & Psyche Part Three)
00:25:14

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.


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Oct 11, 2017
XI: Sneaky & Snoopy (Cupid & Psyche Part Two)
00:28:42

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.


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Oct 03, 2017
X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic (Cupid & Psyche Part One)
00:30:29

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.


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Sep 26, 2017
Mini Myth: Don't Mess with the God of Wine, Duh
00:10:36

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.


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Sep 22, 2017
IX: Oedipus, Mother-Lover & Father-Killer (Oedipus Part Two)
00:29:01

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.


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Sep 17, 2017
VIII: Don't Mess with the Oracle, Just Don't Do It. Why Would You Do It? (Oedipus Part One)
00:23:38

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.


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Sep 09, 2017
VII: Cadmus, Saviour of Awful Zeus & Guy Who Can Grow People from Dragon Teeth
00:27:01

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.


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Sep 03, 2017
VI: Don't Piss Off Moms & Don’t Eat the Pomegranate: Important Life Lessons
00:23:09

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. A Note from 2020: In this episode That Woman is mentioned fondly. That was 2017, this is now: trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary people are who they say they are. Trans rights are human rights.


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Aug 27, 2017
Mini Myth: Phaethon, the Teenage Boy Who Ruined Everything
00:11:56

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.


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Aug 25, 2017
V: Theseus, Ruiner of Women & All Around Awful Person
00:33:43

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.


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Aug 19, 2017
Mini Myth: Daphne, the Nymph Who Said "Hell No, Apollo!"
00:11:37

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.


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Aug 18, 2017
IV: Queen Pasiphae did WHAT with a Bull?!
00:24:05

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.


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Aug 12, 2017
Mini Myth: Echo, Echo, Echo... & Narcissus
00:11:12

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.


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Aug 09, 2017
III: Zeus, King of the Gods and Creepy Old Man Who Tricks Women
00:35:30

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.

A Note from 2020: In this episode That Woman is mentioned fondly. That was 2017, this is now: trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary people are who they say they are. Trans rights are human rights.


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Jul 29, 2017
II: Perseus & the Crazy Things that Emerge When You Behead a Gorgon
00:27:33

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.


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Jul 21, 2017