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59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors

By |2017-02-01T01:39:43-05:00February 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 |2018-03-15T15:04:30-04:00November 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 [...]

46D-Jason and Medea: Scorned

By |2016-12-11T06:01:34-05:00October 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

23-Cupid and Psyche: Burned

By |2016-02-15T22:17:40-05:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this famous story from Greek Mythology, we'll meet Cupid (not a baby), as he accidentally nicks himself with his own arrow. In a podcast episode that is  like the movie "Mean Girls" with a trip to the Greek underworld, you'll see why it is against the law to harbor someone who's prettier than a goddess. [...]

10B-Hercules: Labor Intensive

By |2018-03-15T14:57:48-04:00September 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 [...]