114A-Indian Stories: Calamity

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114A-Indian Stories: Calamity

Three lifetimes, two guardians, one objective: get back home. In our long overdue first foray into stories from India, it's the story of Jaya and Vijaya, the gatekeepers to Vishnu's celestial abode and the fateful decision they made one day that would change everything. It's the story of a demon that, reborn across generations and millennia, battles heroes that are born for the fight.

The creature this week is an angry bird who is less about wrecking towers and more about exsanguinating the corpses of his enemies.


"Silent Dreams" by Ketsa | "Moon Love" by Ketsa | "Our Names Engraved" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Sanctuary" by Podington Bear | "Seventh Hill" by Podington Bear | "Ervira" by Blue Dot Sessions | "4 Point Path" by Blue Dot Sessions


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By |2018-07-17T15:10:08+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments


  1. Arnav July 28, 2018 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this one! I’ve been waiting for you to do an Indian story forever. It would be cool though to revisit the Ramayan as an independent episode further down the line – it’s one of the two major epics of Indian mythology, has retellings and different versions all over Southeast Asia, and its own epic framing around the 10 avatars of Vishnu and the Ayodhya dynasty. Looking forward to more great episodes!

  2. Amy July 20, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Love this episode! So picturesque and I love how you described their flashbacks.

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