Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold
Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold
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 or readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)
Conversations: Singing the Words of Homer, Ancient Music and Lyrics with Bettina Joy De Guzman
Liv speaks with teacher, songwriter, and ancient instrument musician Bettina Joy De Guzman all about ancient instruments, music, and singing songs of Greek myths and stories. Find more about Bettina Joy's work here: bettinajoydeguzman.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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Dec 3
1 hr 32 min
CXLVII: Far-Shooting Phoebus Apollo, God of Everything & Nothing
Oh, far-shooting Apollo... What are you exclusively the god of, anyway? All things Apollo, the good and the very, very bad. Submit your questions to Liv's 2022 New Year Q&A episode 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; Homeric Hymns translated by Hugh Evelyn-White. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Nov 30
33 min
Liv Reads the Homeric Hymns to Apollo
Homeric Hymns are beautiful and detailed and so, so ancient... The two Homeric Hymns to Apollo tell the story of his birth and the founding of the Oracle at Delphi. 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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Nov 26
41 min
CXLVI: Io the Wanderer and Hermes, Boot-Lick of the Gods (Prometheus Bound Part 3)
Prometheus tells Io of her ongoing story of suffering, but also hey! She's going to start quite the dynasty. Finally, Hermes arrives with news from Zeus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it'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 Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Nov 23
42 min
Conversations: Who Was This "Homer" Guy, Anyway? Homeric Theories w/ Joel Christensen
There's so, so much more to the concept of "Homer" than a blind poet from Archaic Greece. In fact, there probably was never any Homer, or any Hesiod for that matter. Plus... Toxic heroes being toxic. Follow the Sententiae Antiquae twitter here, or visit the site for loads of ancient Greek and Roman goodness: here. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Nov 19
1 hr 23 min
CXLV: Prometheus vs. the Tyranny of Zeus (Prometheus Bound, Part 2)
Prometheus laments and laments, he meets the Titan Oceanus and, finally, the woman and survivor of Zeus, Io. The Prometheus Bound is an examination of tyranny and the rule of Zeus, king of the gods. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it'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 Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Nov 16
39 min
Conversations: Socrates Was Invented by Plato to Sell More Philosophy, Classical Memeology w/ Ben of CSMFHT
Turns out the Classical world is ripe for use in memes! Liv speaks with Ben of the Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens Twitter and Facebook empires about Classics, memes, and a whole lot else. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Nov 12
1 hr 14 min
CXLIV: All This Over a Bit of Fire? Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound (Part 1)
Prometheus gave humanity fire, but he paid the price. Prometheus is brought to his punishment and meets the chorus of Oceanids. The Prometheus Bound is an examination of tyranny and the rule of Zeus, king of the gods. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it'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 Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. 
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Nov 9
33 min
Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides, Letters from Hypsipyle & Medea
In the first readings of Ovid, Liv reads the letters of Hypsipyle and Medea. Hypsipyle writes to Jason after hearing he's not coming back to Lemnos, she's heard of his new wife Medea and wants to tell him about the twins she gave birth to. Medea writes to Jason to remind him everything she did for him before he gave her up for a Greek princess. 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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Nov 5
34 min
CXLIII: Adapting Greek Myth, the World of Lore Olympus w/ Rachel Smythe
Hades and Persephone are some of the most beloved characters of Greek myth and Rachel Smythe is retelling their story (and so many others) in the incredible Webtoon (and now, book!) Lore Olympus. Rachel and Liv chat mythology and adapting myth, characters and sourcing, and so much 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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Nov 2
1 hr 16 min
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