Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast
Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast
Liv Albert
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!)
Conversations: Do You Like Scary Movies? Scream Queens of Myth w/ Vanessa Stovall
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 22
1 hr 28 min
CXLI: So Many Snakes, the Prolific Monster Dynasty of Typhoeus & Echidna
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 19
36 min
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Liv Reads Homer, The Odyssey Book XI
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  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 15
41 min
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea (Medea Part 2)
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 12
49 min
Ancient Witches & Werewolves, Revisiting Past Spooky Seasons
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 8
43 min
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Medea, See How She Flies, Witchy Woman (Medea Part 1)
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 5
30 min
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Oct 1
29 min
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 3)
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! Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Sep 28
46 min
Conversations: Who's This "Sophocles" Everyone's Talking About? Sophoclean Tragedy w/ Dr. Amy Pistone
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Sep 24
1 hr 27 min
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 2)
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! Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Sep 21
46 min
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