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59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors

By |2017-02-01T01:39:43+00:00February 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+00:00November 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 [...]

46C-Jason: The Long Way Home

By |2018-03-15T14:45:37+00:00October 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 [...]

46A-Argonauts: Some Assembly Required

By |2016-09-27T12:55:01+00:00September 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. [...]

37-Hercules: The Best at What He Does

By |2016-06-28T22:40:36+00:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hercules is as terrible as he is awesome. In this episode there are sea monsters, centaurs, people being thrown off of things, Hydra poison, and Hercules making ridiculous choices. Basically, it's everything you could want from a Hercules episode. Oh, and he dies, because apparently he can do that. The creature this time is the Mamagwasewug, and he [...]

10B-Hercules: Labor Intensive

By |2018-03-15T14:57:48+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Finishing up the twelve labors, Hercules fights way, way too many things: a giant boar, a giant bull, vicious birds, man-eating horses, the three-headed hell hound Cerberus, and more, all as penance for his crime. The creature of the week are invisible weasel brothers that might give you a small cut or two...or might cut off [...]

10A-Hercules: Going into Labor

By |2018-03-15T14:57:58+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The story of Hercules is one part gritty, serious tragedy and two parts over-the-top monster fights. This week, in the origin story of one of the greatest mythological heroes of the western world, we get to see the human side of the demigod before the story goes completely off-the-rails and it's just one big monster fight [...]