46D-Jason and Medea: Scorned

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46D-Jason and Medea: Scorned

The end of the story of Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts. Things have been pretty easy for Jason. Medea solved all of his problems before he even knew he had them on the Argo, and her fairly violent murder-by-proxy of Pelias secured Iolcus for Jason's father. It would probably be a very bad idea to cheat on Medea, right? The hard times are about to catch up with Jason.

The creature of the week is the selkie, and they will either give you a tragically beautiful story to tell your half-seal children, or curse your entire island...depending on how creepy you are.

Links I talked about:

The selkie movie, "Song of the Sea": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/

Cages through the ages: https://amzn.com/B00MS9PSK8

"Medea" by Euripides: http://a.co/hWck30M

 

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Music:

"On Belay" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gentle Heart" by Podington Bear

"Floating in Space" by Podington Bear

"Ember" by Podington Bear

"Bright and Blank" by Blue Dot Sessions

"I Believe in You" by Lee Rosevere

"Themes from Penguins on Parade" by Lee Rosevere

"Thaw (Outro)" by Kai Engel

"Solitude" by Jahzzar

"Curtains are Always Drawn" by Kai Engle

Disclaimer:

Someone is burned alive, and it's not pretty. I talk about melted and bubbling skin, but that's basically the extent of it.

Off-screen child death

By | 2016-12-11T06:01:34+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments
  • Rebekah

    That was a good episode. Medea was really cool, but yeah, then killed her kids. I was wondering why she didn’t bring them back to life before, like Jason’s dad? Eh. Love the show.

  • BugnBenny

    My son and I have been listening to your podcast for a while. We love it! The Scourned episode was great and I felt compelled to comment on two points. First, as a woman who grew up with tales of La Llorona, the weeping woman, I understand the reasoning behind Maedea’s actions. I would never imagine killing my child as revenge towards my husband, but I recognize the women’s behavior as a way to regain power. It’s all about power, I think. My second comment refers to the Selkie creature. Have you seen The Secret of Roan Inish, its about the children of a Selkie woman. I love this film, it’s full of folklore and I think you might appreciate it. Thanks again for great stories.

  • Diziet

    Another great re-telling- thanks! Medea is such a powerful intriguing figure and I’m drawn to her and repulsed in equal measure! Regarding Selkies you might be interested in David Calcutts “Daughter of the Sea’ on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zfmwh which is based on the selkie myths.

  • Bunny

    This brings such glee to my cold black heart! ;D Seriously though, I did serious prose back in High School and Medea’s story was one of my favorites. I feel bad for the kids but damn if Jason didn’t get what was coming to him. This has always been my favorite story of revenge. Great job with her story, I really enjoyed and appreciated it!!