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

By |2021-02-10T09:25:10-05:00December 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 [...]

10B-Hercules: Labor Intensive

By |2021-02-10T09:14:30-05:00September 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 |2021-02-10T09:14:09-05:00September 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 [...]

9-Dogs and Wolves: Generations (Fenrir, The Black Dog, Dog King of Denmark, Gelert)

By |2021-02-10T09:13:49-05:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Instead of one long story, this week I'm telling four stories about canines from folklore from all around the world. We'll go back to the Norse gods and goddesses where Loki will make more poor choices. Then I'll talk about the legend of the black dog of the UK and Ireland. There's the weird and hilarious [...]

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