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

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Greek and Roman mythology: we all know the basics, but have you ever really considered how crazy some of the stories are? The gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. In Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! a myth geek tells stories of different myths...Show More
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XLIX: Pobody's Nerfect, Odysseus & Polyphemus (The Odyssey Part 3)

27:02 | Mar 26th

It's time for part three of the Odyssey! Odysseus begins to tell his story... And so far it involves people who eat Lotus and a giant with one eye named Polyphemus. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm s...Show More
BONUS! Next Door Villain Podcast: Medusa, featuring Liv

43:36 | Mar 21st

What's this? A bonus! That's right, I did an episode of Next Door Villain where Joe, Tiana, and I discuss Medusa (oh, Medusa!). We talk about her story, and, fair warning, we talk politics, and we talk feminism. Enjoy!Subscribe to the Next Door Villa...Show More
Mini Myth: When a Girl Loves a Girl, Ovid's Iphis & Ianthe

14:44 | Mar 19th

In the second Mini Myth of Women's History Month, I tell you the story of Iphis and Ianthe. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involv...Show More
XLVIII: It's All Calypso... Odysseus' Journey Begins (The Odyssey Part 2)

28:09 | Mar 12th

In part two of the Odyssey, we finally find Odysseus on Calypso's island. He's being set free, but the adventure is just beginning...A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is....Show More
Mini Myth: Heroine of Ancient Greece, the OG Wonder Woman, Atalanta

18:38 | Mar 5th

Happy Women's History Month! Today we're covering the one female hero from Greek mythology, Atalanta. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typica...Show More
XLVII: Telemachus is a Whiny Little B (The Odyssey, Part 1)

34:06 | Feb 26th

It's part one of the Odyssey!!! In this episode I introduce you to Odysseus' son and wife, Telemachus and Penelope. Telemachus, with the help of Athena, is a on a mission to find information about his father.A general mythology warning: far too many ...Show More
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Aquarius & Pisces, or, Cups' n' Fishes

08:47 | Feb 19th

We're back to the Zodiac! In this episode we're covering both Aquarius and Pisces. Ganymede, Zeus' cup-bearer and a couple'a fish.A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assault. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's ...Show More
BONUS: Plato's Weirdly Wonderful Origin of Soulmates

10:00 | Feb 14th

In this special bonus Valentine's Day episode, I give you the origin of the concept of Soulmates. This comes from Plato's Symposium, told to us through the voice of Aristophanes, the playwright who brought us the Lysistrata.Source: Plato's Symposium,...Show More
XLVI: Matricide Mania! Furies, Furies Everywhere (The Oresteia Part 3)

44:37 | Feb 12th

It's time for part three in our series on the Oresteia. If you thought the previous parts had drama, you just wait! Orestes and Electra take their anger out against their mother, Clytemnestra, her lover, Aegisthus, and even their aunt and uncle. A ge...Show More
Mini Myth: Hubris & Hamartia, Or, How the Ancient Greeks Warned Us

16:52 | Feb 5th

In this week's Mini Myth, we cover some of the most famous stories of Hubris and Hamartia in ancient Greek mythology. Some we've heard before, and some are brand new. Episodes covering some of these stories in more detail are:Mini Myth: Phaethon, the...Show More
XLV: Orestes & Electra, the Angriest, Best-Named Children of Greek Mythology (The Oresteia, Part 2)

32:54 | Jan 29th

This episode continues the story of Agamemnon's return home from the Trojan War, and the ramifications of his murder.A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fict...Show More
Mini Myth: Minor God Madness! Thanatos, Kratos, & Other Characters You've Asked About

08:09 | Jan 22nd

This week's mini myth covers a collection of characters you all have requested, included Thanatos, god of death, and Kratos, god of strength. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the w...Show More
XLIV: Will Someone Please Just Believe Cassandra?! The Oresteia, Part 1

24:27 | Jan 15th

Guess who's back, back again? It's time for Agamemnon's return home to Argos after the decade-long Trojan War. And, well, things don't go super well for him. RECOMMENDED PRE-LISTENING: XXVII, XL, XLI, plus the entire Trojan War if you're down to bing...Show More
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Capricorn, Who is Really Just a "Sea-Goat"

12:27 | Jan 8th

Next up in the Zodiac Constellation series... Capricorn! Plus: a special announcement about an upcoming series of episodes.A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods...Show More
Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apollo Has Awful Moments, too

19:27 | Dec 18th, 2018

Aesclepius is the son of Apollo, pupil of Chiron, and god of Medicine. Plus, there are some fun historical facts associated with him.A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is....Show More
BONUS! Special Preview of Parcast's New Podcast: Mythology

17:07 | Dec 13th, 2018

This is a special preview of Parcast's new podcast: Mythology. To listen to the full episode, part one on Athena, search "Mythology" wherever you listen to this podcast, or for iTunes/Apple Podcasts, visit  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mytholo...Show More
XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Actually Rode Pegasus

30:04 | Dec 11th, 2018

We all know the name Pegasus: he's a pretty famous guy! But, do you know who actually rode him? Spoilers! It wasn't Perseus or Hercules... It was... Bellerophon. In this episode we cover the man and the horse.A general mythology warning: far too many...Show More
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Trainer to the Stars (Sagittarius)

09:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

Next up in the Zodiac constellations series: Sagittarius, who just happens to be that beloved centaur, Chiron.A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, an...Show More
XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour

31:27 | Nov 27th, 2018

Poseidon, god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses. But, most of all, brother of Zeus. This episode delves into his history and his many, many conquests. Poseidon, earth-shaker and generally troubling guy.A general mythology warning: far too many Gree...Show More
Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder

14:14 | Nov 21st, 2018

Sisyphus! We all know what his punishment was, or at least that he is indeed being punished for eternity in the Underworld. But what, exactly, did he do to deserve such a thing?A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting ...Show More
XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides' Trojan Women

36:37 | Nov 13th, 2018

The Trojan War is over, but for the women of Troy, the horror is just beginning. This episode covers the fates of Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Cassandra, princess and prophetess, and Andromache, the widow of Hector. The episode is a retelling of the play b...Show More
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the Scorpion (Scorpio)

09:47 | Nov 6th, 2018

In this Mini Myth, we start a series on the Zodiac constellations, and how the hell they got up there! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typic...Show More
Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down There… Hades and his Underworld

22:30 | Oct 31st, 2018

Happy Halloween! In this Halloween special we delve into the god and goddess of the dead themselves, Hades and Persephone. We also get the low down on where you go when you die, and who you might encounter. A general mythology warning: far too many G...Show More
XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About a Horse & a Heel

35:40 | Oct 23rd, 2018

It's the end of the war as we know it. Finally, the Trojan War comes to an end. We cover Achilles and his famous heel, the Trojan horse, and what happens to the Trojans when the Greeks are finished with them. A general mythology warning: far too many...Show More
XXXIX: The Iliad's Finale, Hector & the Wrath of Achilles

33:38 | Oct 10th, 2018

It's finale here (kind of), the final episode of the Iliad. Achilles is furious and heartbroken, and he's taking it out on Hector. Plus, the gods weigh in once again as the war comes crashing to it's finale. While the Iliad is over, there is one fina...Show More
Mini Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea, the Gross Origins of My Fair Lady

08:15 | Sep 27th, 2018

In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Pygmalion and Galatea. It's super weird and creepy but also the origin of My Fair Lady and, yes, She's All That!  Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All songs use...Show More
Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire

09:21 | Sep 20th, 2018

In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Ixion... A bad dude who wanted what he couldn't have and was given something very different in it's place. Plus, the origin of centaurs! Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Rober...Show More
XXXVIII: The Iliad, Part 10, Patroclus, Patroclus, Patroclus

32:18 | Sep 11th, 2018

In part ten of the telling of the Iliad, I give you a little recap on the major players to keep you all from getting too confused, and things get dark for our beloved Greeks... A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting ...Show More
XXXVII: The Iliad, Part 9, Hera & Zeus' Dysfunctional Relationship

26:56 | Aug 28th, 2018

It's part nine of the Trojan War, and things are getting dicey for the Greeks. Hector is using his god-power to break down the walls, and Poseidon decides he needs to insert himself on behalf of the Greeks. Hera, meanwhile, realizes the key to succes...Show More
XXXVI: The Iliad, Part 8, the Beginning of the End of the Beginning

29:07 | Aug 7th, 2018

It's part eight of the Iliad/Trojan War and things are really starting to heat up! Eris gets involved (LOVE Eris), and Achilles continues to be a jerk. Paris is a dink, and Hector and Odysseus are kick ass. Things are getting feisty over in Troy! A g...Show More
XXXV: When Women Revolt, Aristophanes' Lysistrata

32:05 | Jul 24th, 2018

The Lysistrata is a comedy play by the ancient Greek Aristophanes. He proposes this: what would happen if all the women banded together to deny sex from the men? Would they be able to stop a war they don't believe in? A general mythology warning: far...Show More
XXXIV: The Iliad, Part 7, Return of Achilles (Sort Of)

25:34 | Jul 11th, 2018

The Trojan War wages on. The gods involve themselves in the action once more, and surprise surprise, it doesn't go well for the humans. There's only one man that can save the Greeks now, Achilles! Too bad he's a little jerk. A general mythology warni...Show More
XXXIII: The Iliad, Part 6, Hector of Troy, A Pretty Decent Dude

27:05 | Jun 26th, 2018

The Trojan War is back and better (not really) than ever! In this episode, we return to the humans affected by the war, the gods are chilling out for a brief moment. There's more of Diomedes' madness, and a delving into a day in the life of Hector, t...Show More
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Chronos & Why You Shouldn’t Try to Figure Out the Chronology of Greek Myths

13:52 | Jun 14th, 2018

In this bonus Mini Myth, I tide you over during a delay between full length episodes (I've got a semi-good reason) with a brief rundown on the Orphic Tradition, the Orphic Theogony, and the god of Time himself, Chronos (not, you know, Cronus/Kronus)....Show More
XXXII: The Iliad, Part 5, the Immortal and Dysfunctional Family of the Gods

26:47 | Jun 5th, 2018

It's back to the Trojan War! In this episode we cover the birth of Aeneas and the affair between his parents Anchises and Aphrodite, as well as the ways the gods made the war far, far worse for the humans. Thanks, gods! A general mythology warning: f...Show More
XXXI: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?

27:46 | May 22nd, 2018

We all know Athena from how GD helpful she is when it comes to male heroes. She's always there to lend a hand! But what about when she encounters women, how does she act then? Arachne and Medusa are two women who were utterly destroyed by Athena for ...Show More
XXX: The Iliad, Part 4, The Achaeans, Infinity War

30:11 | May 9th, 2018

It's part four of the Trojan War/Iliad series! In this episode we cover the wrath of Diomedes (he's nuts) and his encounters with Aeneas, Aphrodite, Athena, and Apollo. It's a gory and god-filled episode, friends! A general mythology warning: far too...Show More
XXIX: The Iliad, Part 3, Athena vs. Aphrodite (Kind Of)

27:22 | Apr 18th, 2018

The Trojan War continues with the results of the oath sworn by Paris and Menelaus, some godly intervention and drama, and, finally, an actual battle! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's ju...Show More
XXVIII: The Iliad, Part II, Vineyards and Doves, the Armies of the Trojan War

27:43 | Apr 3rd, 2018

In Part II of the Iliad/Trojan War series, we get a little closer to actual war! The Greeks work out their plan of approach, and the Trojans prepare for the Greek's attack.  A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting wom...Show More
XXVII: Don't be Awful, or, the Curse on the House of Atreus

28:39 | Mar 20th, 2018

We interrupt the Trojan War to look into what makes Agamemnon and Menelaus tick. There's a curse on the House of Atreus, but where did it come from? This episode tackles Pelops, Myrtilus, Atreus, Thyestes, and Aegisthus as well as how the actions of ...Show More
XXVI: The Iliad, Part 1: Achilles & Agamemnon, the Real Housewives of the Trojan War

27:08 | Mar 6th, 2018

Part one of the Iliad/Trojan War series. Achilles and Agamemnon have a dramatic spat over a prize (read: a woman). The gods are called in to settle things, and everyone gets a little dramatic.  A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths in...Show More
XXV: Aphrodite, Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad, Always Naked

21:47 | Feb 20th, 2018

Aphrodite: Goddess of love and sexuality and super hot woman. She helped to cause the Trojan War, and she's famous for being born of a certain *ahem* type of ocean foam. In this episode we cover the background on Aphrodite, and some of her more famou...Show More
Mini Myth: Pyramus and Thisbe, the OG Star-Crossed Lovers

07:44 | Feb 14th, 2018

In a special Valentine's Day Mini Myth, we cover the Roman myth of Pyramus and Thisbe, the couple that inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Source: Ovid, The Metamorphoses. Translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Part of the Everyman’s Library series.” A...Show More
XXIV: They're Not So Awful After All, Ancient Greek Women in Herodotus' History

29:39 | Feb 6th, 2018

The ancient Greeks weren't all gods and monsters. They were also the people who invented so many concepts we now take for granted. Herodotus was the world's first historian. He travelled the region writing down stories of the recent past. This episod...Show More
XXIII: Trojan War Origins Pt. 2 When a Seer Tells You to Kill Your Daughter, Just, Don't

22:43 | Jan 24th, 2018

It’s the most famous war of history, and mythology. But there’s more to the story of the Trojan War than the war itself. It’s origins are complex, and stories in their own right. Part two of the origin of the Trojan War covers Paris and Helen who jet...Show More
XXII: Trojan War Origins Pt. 1 One Mustn't Trust Mysterious, Inscribed, Shiny Fruit

31:10 | Jan 9th, 2018

It’s the most famous war of history, and mythology. But there’s more to the story of the Trojan War than the war itself. It’s origins are complex, and stories in their own right. Part one of the Origin of the Trojan War covers the life of Peleus, his...Show More
XXI: Pandora had a Jar & the Snake-People of Early Athens

30:17 | Dec 19th, 2017

In this week's episode we continue on with the human origin myths of Greek mythology. Next up, Pandora, the first woman who ruined everything. Because the Greek's were big fans of the female. Also, we cover the origin of Athens, and it's first kings ...Show More
XX: Prometheus, & the Other Origin of Species

25:02 | Dec 12th, 2017

This week, we delve into the origin of the human race. Why were we made? When were we made? We all know the name Prometheus, but what exactly did he do? Leant his name to a wildly disappointing alien movie, but what else? Something about fire and peo...Show More
XIX: Heracles (Hercules) Part Four, a Star is Born

22:31 | Dec 5th, 2017

In the conclusion to this Heracles (Hercules) series of episodes, we finish off the final labours in what are famously (and descriptively) referred to as “The Twelve Labours of Heracles”. There’s more Cerberus, a replacement wife, and, you guessed it...Show More
XVIII: Heracles (Hercules) Part Three, Can He Go the Distance?

26:31 | Nov 28th, 2017

It’s part three of the Heracles/Hercules series! The next few of Heracles’ labours are detailed, including a little background on everyone’s favourite DC superhero, Wonder Woman. Spoilers: it’s not what you saw in the movie. There's also a very nifty...Show More
XVII: Heracles (Hercules) Part Two, the Gospel Truth

26:07 | Nov 14th, 2017

In part two of our adventure into the story of Heracles/Hercules, we cover his first six tasks. Hercules sure was a hero, but maybe a bit less fun than the Disney version. Special thanks to the book The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield for the help on...Show More
Mini Myth: Artemis, the Goddess Who Takes No Man's S**t

07:45 | Nov 10th, 2017

Artemis and Actaeon: one of the most famous run-ins between a goddess and a mortal. Actaeon learns that he should not mess with Artemis, goddess of the hunt, animals, and most importantly, protectress of girls. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosev...Show More
XVI: Heracles (Hercules), Zero to Hero, Just Like That

27:45 | Nov 7th, 2017

Think you know the story of Hercules? You may well be mistaken. This week is part one of the story of Heracles (Hercules, in the Roman). We delve into his true origins, and compare that to the classic Disney movie. Special thanks to the book The Gree...Show More
XV: An Ancient Greek Monster Mash

24:37 | Oct 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween! This week's Halloween special episode is a collection of ancient Greece's most famous, and most obscure, monsters! Pro tip: the Greeks invented some pretty crazy, and some pretty famous, monsters. There are lots of snakes and lots of...Show More
Mini Myth: Goddess Hecate, Work Thy Will!

08:14 | Oct 27th, 2017

Mini Myth! Hecate, Queen Witch, goddess of witchcraft, magic, ghosts, and necromancy, she's the queen of Halloween! Listen as I tell you the origin of Hecate, and all about this badass female who was about as powerful as they get in ancient Greece. A...Show More
XIV: Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Jason'll Burn & the Children Bubble

28:32 | Oct 24th, 2017

MEDEA! This week, on another special October episode... We delve into the character most famous for being downright insane. The story of Medea, and the play by Euripides, is one of the most bloody and violent of all of Greek mythology. It's also one ...Show More
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Eurydice, & the Importance of Following Underworld Instructions

08:11 | Oct 20th, 2017

Today's Mini Myth continues on with our October theme, bringing you deep into the Underworld with the oh-so-famous story of Orpheus and Eurydice. There's tragic death, trips to the Underworld, and repeat tragic deaths... A general mythology warning: ...Show More
XIII: Jason, Medea, & the Mother F***ing Argonauts

30:54 | Oct 17th, 2017

This week! Jason, Medea, and the mother f***ing Argonauts, baby! Murder, monsters, and mayhem, it's another episode in what we'll call a "Violent October" theme, because no Greek mythology is "scary" per se, but man is it violent. Special thanks to t...Show More
Mini Myth: Tantalus' Tantalizing Test

09:40 | Oct 13th, 2017

Today, on a very special Mini Myth, we fully embrace a Friday the 13th in October with one of the most gruesome myths of the ancient Greeks. Tantalus is famous for his punishment in the Underworld, but how did he get there? All songs used are clips f...Show More
XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & More Violence, Cupid & Psyche Part Three

25:15 | Oct 11th, 2017

The third and final part of our series on the story of Cupid and Psyche! This week Psyche has some insane tasks to complete to prove herself to Venus, she makes some mistakes and tries to make even bigger ones. But surprise surprise, there's a man to...Show More
XI: Sneaky & Snoopy, the story of Cupid & Psyche, Part Two

28:43 | Oct 3rd, 2017

This week's episode is part two of Cupid and Psyche. There are awful family members, a vengeful and overreactive mother, a really bad oil burn, and a whole slew of adventure! Cupid and Psyche isn't one of the most famous myths ever for nothing. I've ...Show More
X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic, Cupid & Psyche Part One

30:30 | Sep 26th, 2017

This week's episode is part one of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche is a beautiful girl who Venus (Aphrodite) hates for exactly that reason. She sends her son Cupid to mess things up. There's a visit to the Oracle (shocker), a potential monster, an angry mot...Show More
Mini Myth: Don't Mess with the God of Wine, Duh

10:37 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Today's Mini Myth covers Euripides' play The Bacchae which is basically the first rager. There's a lot of partying, wine, and violence. Don't mess with a god devoted to the world's best beverage. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On T...Show More
Bonus: Conclusion of the Theban Saga

05:25 | Sep 21st, 2017

This bonus episode is a brief summary of the end of the Theban Saga that I began in episodes eight and nine about Oedipus. In the latest Oedipus episode I mentioned another episode of Seven Against Thebes and Antigone, but turns out they don't warran...Show More
IX: (Oedipus Pt. 2) Oedipus, Mother-Lover & Father-Killer

29:02 | Sep 17th, 2017

This week's episode is part two of the story of Oedipus, the man famous for the things he did to his father and his mother... Part two involves a lot of revelations, and some more inconceivable ignorance and Oedipus' part. Good old Theseus makes an a...Show More
VIII: (Oedipus Pt.1) Don't Mess with the Oracle, Just Don't Do It. Why Would You Do It?

23:39 | Sep 9th, 2017

This week's episode is part one of the story of Oedipus, the man famous for the things he did to his father and his mother... He's got a Freudian complex named after him, so you know he's cool. One too many seek awful advice from the Oracle, and ther...Show More
VII: Cadmus, Saviour of Awful Zeus & Guy Who Can Grow People from Dragon Teeth

27:02 | Sep 3rd, 2017

This week's episode covers the hero, and founder of Thebes, Cadmus. It's a primer episode for the upcoming Theban Saga. We learn that Zeus is a jerk and also sometimes needs major help from mortals, that a daughter of Aphrodite and Ares is awesome, a...Show More
VI: Don't Piss Off Moms & Don’t Eat the Pomegranate: Important Life Lessons

23:10 | Aug 27th, 2017

This week's episode covers the myth of Hades' kidnapping of Persephone, and her mother Demeter's crazy quest to find her daughter. I dig into the details of the Underworld, and why you should eat things people give you when you're in said Underworld....Show More
Mini Myth: Phaethon, the Teenage Boy Who Ruined Everything

11:57 | Aug 25th, 2017

This week's Mini Myth tells the story of Phaethon, the teenage boy whose stupidity basically ruined the earth and totally messed up the sun in the sky. Youths can be just the worst. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "N...Show More
V: Theseus, Ruiner of Women and All Around Awful Person

33:44 | Aug 19th, 2017

This week's episode covers the "hero" Theseus and all his epic and varied awfulness. There are many variations to the Theseus mythology, I've picked one. Highlights include: bandits, Hippolyta queen of the Amazons, Ariadne and our friend the Minotaur...Show More
Mini Myth: Daphne, the Nymph Who Said "Hell No, Apollo"

11:38 | Aug 18th, 2017

This week's Mini Myth covers the story of Apollo and Daphne. Better known as the man who wouldn't take no for an answer and the woman who would rather be a tree than surrender to him. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve rape...Show More
IV: Queen Pasiphae did WHAT with a Bull?

24:06 | Aug 12th, 2017

In today's episode we delve into the mythology of the island of Crete, and the kingdom of Knossos. Queen Pasiphae learns the hard way what god-magic can make you do... and what that might result in (see: the half-man/half-bull named the Minotaur). We...Show More
Mini Myth: Echo, Echo, Echo... & Narcissus

11:13 | Aug 9th, 2017

Today’s Mini Myth (the first of its kind!) is devoted to the brief, but no less fascinating, story of why the earth has echoes (and narcissists, for that matter!). All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I ...Show More
III: Zeus, King of the Gods and Creepy Old Man Who Tricks Women

35:32 | Jul 29th, 2017

This week's episode goes into the nitty gritty details of Zeus's "personal life"*! We learn how he fathered the second generation of Olympians, and all the women (and one man) that he laid with in some of the world's most creative (and troubling) way...Show More
II: Perseus and the Crazy Things that Emerge When You Behead a Gorgon

27:34 | Jul 20th, 2017

This is the story of the hero Perseus. Spoilers: it's only vaguely like Clash of the Titans. In this episode we get a taste of how bad an idea it is to talk to the Oracle, we learn one of the creepiest ways Zeus got his rocks off, and just what happe...Show More
I: Eatin' Kids & Killin' Dads, an Introduction to Greek Mythology

20:34 | Jul 20th, 2017

In this inaugural episode of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! I give this whole podcasting thing a whirl and tell the story of what the ancient Greek's called the Theogony. A rundown on how they understood the universe's creation, and how their pantheon...Show More