Mythology

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65-Oedipus: Motherboy

By |2018-03-15T14:39:07+00:00April 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 [...]

62-Thor: Hammer Time

By |2018-03-15T15:03:09+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Quite possibly the last episode on Norse mythology before we start on the epic showdown that is Ragnarok, this story has Thor earning a ridiculous facial feature and wetting himself in terror. Also, you shouldn't follow Loki into the wilderness, no matter how good the party he is telling you about sounds, and [...]

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 [...]

51-Loki: Them Apples

By |2018-03-15T15:03:15+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Three stories of Loki, the infamous trickster from Norse mythology. Most of his hijinks are light-hearted, and end with him getting his comeuppance, but it comes in the form of being a bridesmaid at Thor's wedding or (as in this episode) an extremely uncomfortable game of tug-of-war. What happens when a trick gets taken too far? [...]

46D-Jason and Medea: Scorned

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

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 [...]

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 [...]