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59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors

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

46D-Jason and Medea: Scorned

By | 2016-12-11T06:01:34+00:00 October 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 [...]

46A-Argonauts: Some Assembly Required

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