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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. [...]

39-Odin: In the Land of the Blind

By |2018-03-15T15:03:25-04:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Born in ice and fire, Norse mythology starts violently...and strangely. There's a blood ocean, a giant primeval cow, and some light grandpa murder. Thor and Loki take two kids on a field trip to Jotunheim, where, like any family vacation, Thor gets in a drinking contest and wrestles an old lady. Then, Odin travels to the [...]

37-Hercules: The Best at What He Does

By |2016-06-28T22:40:36-04:00June 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 [...]

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 [...]

32-Tricksters: Wager

By |2018-03-15T15:03:41-04:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three stories of tricksters. We have Coyote from Native American mythology giving great gifts and racing a turtle. There's also Anansi the spider-man from West African folklore, who is trying to buy the stories of the world. We also catch up with our old friend Loki from Norse mythology, who just wants to give Thor's wife [...]

24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

By |2018-03-15T15:03:30-04:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norse mythology, like all mythology, is strange. Thor's hammer is gone. It was stolen...or he just left it somewhere and forgot about it. To get it back, though, he's going to have to do something more difficult than fighting legions of giants. He's going to need to get married. And there's the origin of poetry, which [...]

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 |2016-03-07T09:28:38-05:00December 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 [...]