34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle

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34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle

Two stories from Greek Mythology: first, it's the story of Sisyphus, who you might know from his interminable, crushing labor, but who actually really deserved that punishment because of how horrible he was. The second story is of good-guy-Bellerophon, Sisyphus's grandson, who is constantly having that football pulled out from under him just as he is about to kick it.

The creature is an 80-foot-tall, sneaky Japanese skeleton who has a drinking problem...in that he has a difficult time drinking the blood spewing from his decapitated victims.

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  • Sisyphus is generally a terrible person and robs and rapes people. Nothing graphic, though.
  • A whole city of women offer themselves sexually to Bellerophon. Again, nothing graphic.
  • Writing this, I'm not sure why I made a disclaimer. It's kind of hard to find the line between appropriate and not appropriate for children. If you read this and were happy these disclaimers were here, let me know. Otherwise I probably won't do one for episodes like this.


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By |2018-03-15T14:46:30+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments


  1. Ms. Hester September 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I’m sure you’ve heard this once or twice, but I use your podcast in my high school Mythology class ALL THE TIME! The students love your casual tone and jokes. Thank you for being so great. I’ve personally been a fan of yours since your first episode.

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

  2. Charlotte August 31, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Also appreciate the content warnings. My 8 and 10 year old LOVE listening with me (and I with them) and it’s helpful for me to determine if something is inappropriate for them. On that point, very much appreciate your tact in dealing with adult themes, so that we can listen as a family.

  3. Alla June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Jason! Thank you very much for this wonderful podcast! Brilliant!
    I have seen only few transcripts for some episodes. I will be grateful for your help on where I can find all other transcripts – I am not a Native Speaker, so it would be great to check if I catch everything correctly, especially the names. Thanks a lot! Best wishes, Alla

  4. Siobhan June 2, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I really appreciate the content warnings. It’s a nice thing to do, and it enables me to brace myself appropriately.

  5. Mack June 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Hi! I appreciate the content warnings, even though these greek episodes are predictable. Not knowing the first bullet point is coming can be upsetting.

  6. Tian June 1, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Amazing podcast. Can you do some Chinese legends as well, like the monkey King. Thanks.

    • Jason June 1, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

      YES!! I’m excited to do the Journey to the West and cover the Monkey King.

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