Greek mythology

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65-Oedipus: Motherboy

By |2018-03-15T14:39:07-04:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The story of Oedipus is fun until it isn't. I've met people with varying degrees of familiarity with the story. Some are familiar only with the central premise of the story, while others' knowledge only extends to a certain disgusting little complex popularized by a similarly-disgusting Viennese psychologist. Regardless, the story of Oedipus is [...]

59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors

By |2017-02-01T01:39:43-04:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Many connected stories from Greek mythology. We'll start with story of Hades and Persephone, and learn why she's always hanging around the underworld (hint: it's not because she wants to). Then, I'll tell the story of the curse of the house of Atreus, starting with Tantalus and his questionable food choices. It's a [...]

52-Greek Mythology: An Eternal Flame

By |2018-03-15T15:04:30-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Two love stories from Greek mythology...because those go so well. The first is the story of Narcissus and Echo, which was doomed from the moment one jumped out of the bushes at the other for a non-consensual hug. The second story is of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus takes the (non-death) early retirement option from his heroics [...]