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46C-Jason: The Long Way Home

By |2018-03-15T14:45:37-04:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It finally comes time to fight the dragon, (hopefully) survive the return journey home, and have the showdown with Pelias. This is a big episode. If you've made it this far in the series, though, it probably doesn't matter what I write here, because you are either into the Argonaut story or not. Really, though, it is [...]

46B-Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin

By |2018-03-15T14:44:00-04:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The quest for the golden fleece begins for the legendary heroes packed aboard the Argo. We find them making all haste for Colchis...except for all the times they stop to feast...and drink too much...and meet beautiful women...and get in unnecessary boxing matches. We also meet the princess Medea; catch up with Cupid (Eros), a hot-shot toddler [...]

46A-Argonauts: Some Assembly Required

By |2016-09-27T12:55:01-04:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The beginning of the story of Jason and his legendary Argonauts doesn't start with Jason, but with Zeus being...well, Zeus, and kidnapping an unsuspecting woman. There is a dragon, a giant bronze robot, and court intrigue, leading to some familiar names coming back to help Jason travel to a faraway land and obtain the golden fleece. [...]

34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle

By |2018-03-15T14:46:30-04:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

23-Cupid and Psyche: Burned

By |2016-02-15T22:17:40-04:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this famous story from Greek Mythology, we'll meet Cupid (not a baby), as he accidentally nicks himself with his own arrow. In a podcast episode that is  like the movie "Mean Girls" with a trip to the Greek underworld, you'll see why it is against the law to harbor someone who's prettier than a goddess. [...]

17C-Theseus: I Volunteer as Tribute

By |2018-03-15T14:51:02-04:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The final chapter in the story of Theseus, the Minotaur, and all the other people that have gotten swept up in this drama spanning decades. We'll learn exactly what the Delphic Oracle meant by her prophecy, and how you can use a spool of thread to kill a giant monster. On the creature of the week, [...]

17B-Icarus and Daedalus: A Portrait of the Artificer as a Young Man

By |2016-03-07T09:28:38-04:00December 9th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The story of Daedalus and Icarus is much more than just Icarus flying too close to the sun. Daedalus, the inventor, is directly responsible for the labyrinth and the Minotaur. He's a man whose will to survive and desire for significance drives him to make magnificent things, which only bring death, destruction, and tragedy for him [...]

17A-Theseus: It’s Dangerous to go Alone!

By |2016-03-07T09:29:56-04:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have all heard the story of Theseus fighting that monstrous half-bull, half-man beast known as the Minotaur, but the original story starts years earlier. It involves tensions between two kingdoms, a deadly poetry slam, and dumb bandits. The creature of the week is a small chicken that will give you lots of gold...if you can [...]