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Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek...
Greek and Roman mythology: we all know the basics, but have you ever really considered how crazy some of the stories are? The gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. In Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! a myth geek tells stories of different myths in a casual, contemporary, and straight-up blunt way. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the insane things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between.
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BONUS: Plato's Weirdly Wonderful Origin of Soul...
10 min
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XLVI: Matricide Mania! Furies, Furies Everywher...
44 min
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Mini Myth: Hubris & Hamartia, Or, How the Ancie...
16 min
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XLV: Orestes & Electra, the Angriest, Best-Name...
32 min
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Mini Myth: Minor God Madness! Thanatos, Kratos,...
8 min
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XLIV: Will Someone Please Just Believe Cassandr...
24 min
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Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Capricorn, Wh...
12 min
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Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apo...
19 min
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BONUS! Special Preview of Parcast's New Podcast...
17 min
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XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Ac...
30 min
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Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Train...
9 min
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XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour
31 min
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Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & t...
Sisyphus! We all know what his punishment was, but what, exactly, did he do to deserve such a thing?
14 min
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XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides...
The Trojan War is over, but for the women of Troy, the horror is just beginning. This episode covers the fates of Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Cassandra, princess and prophetess, and Andromache, the widow of Hector. The episode is a retelling of the play by...
36 min
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Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the S...
In this Mini Myth, we start a series on the Zodiac constellations, and how the hell they got up there! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and...
9 min
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Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down Ther...
Happy Halloween! In this Halloween special we delve into the god and goddess of the dead themselves, Hades and Persephone. We also get the low down on where you go when you die, and who you might encounter. A general mythology warning: far too many...
22 min
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XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About ...
It's the end of the war as we know it. Finally, the Trojan War comes to an end. We cover Achilles and his famous heel, the Trojan horse, and what happens to the Trojans when the Greeks are finished with them. A general mythology warning: far too many...
35 min
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XXXIX: The Iliad's Finale, Hector & the Wrath o...
It's finale here (kind of), the final episode of the Iliad. Achilles is furious and heartbroken, and he's taking it out on Hector. Plus, the gods weigh in once again as the war comes crashing to it's finale. While the Iliad is over, there is one final...
33 min
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Mini Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea, the Gross Origi...
In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Pygmalion and Galatea. It's super weird and creepy but also the origin of My Fair Lady and, yes, She's All That!  Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. All songs...
8 min
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Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire
In this mini myth, I tell you the story of Ixion... A bad dude who wanted what he couldn't have and was given something very different in it's place. Plus, the origin of centaurs! Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert...
9 min
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XXXVIII: The Iliad, Part 10, Patroclus, Patrocl...
In part ten of the telling of the Iliad, I give you a little recap on the major players to keep you all from getting too confused, and things get dark for our beloved Greeks... A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting...
32 min
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XXXVII: The Iliad, Part 9, Hera & Zeus' Dysfunc...
It's part nine of the Trojan War, and things are getting dicey for the Greeks. Hector is using his god-power to break down the walls, and Poseidon decides he needs to insert himself on behalf of the Greeks. Hera, meanwhile, realizes the key to success...
26 min
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XXXVI: The Iliad, Part 8, the Beginning of the ...
It's part eight of the Iliad/Trojan War and things are really starting to heat up! Eris gets involved (LOVE Eris), and Achilles continues to be a jerk. Paris is a dink, and Hector and Odysseus are kick ass. Things are getting feisty over in Troy! A...
29 min
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XXXV: When Women Revolt, Aristophanes' Lysistrata
The Lysistrata is a comedy play by the ancient Greek Aristophanes. He proposes this: what would happen if all the women banded together to deny sex from the men? Would they be able to stop a war they don't believe in? A general mythology warning: far...
32 min
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XXXIV: The Iliad, Part 7, Return of Achilles (S...
The Trojan War wages on. The gods involve themselves in the action once more, and surprise surprise, it doesn't go well for the humans. There's only one man that can save the Greeks now, Achilles! Too bad he's a little jerk. A general mythology...
25 min
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XXXIII: The Iliad, Part 6, Hector of Troy, A Pr...
The Trojan War is back and better (not really) than ever! In this episode, we return to the humans affected by the war, the gods are chilling out for a brief moment. There's more of Diomedes' madness, and a delving into a day in the life of Hector,...
27 min
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Mini Myth: Orpheus, Chronos & Why You Shouldn’t...
In this bonus Mini Myth, I tide you over during a delay between full length episodes (I've got a semi-good reason) with a brief rundown on the Orphic Tradition, the Orphic Theogony, and the god of Time himself, Chronos (not, you know, Cronus/Kronus)....
13 min
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XXXII: The Iliad, Part 5, the Immortal and Dysf...
It's back to the Trojan War! In this episode we cover the birth of Aeneas and the affair between his parents Anchises and Aphrodite, as well as the ways the gods made the war far, far worse for the humans. Thanks, gods! A general mythology warning:...
26 min
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XXXI: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do...
We all know Athena from how GD helpful she is when it comes to male heroes. She's always there to lend a hand! But what about when she encounters women, how does she act then? Arachne and Medusa are two women who were utterly destroyed by Athena for...
27 min
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XXX: The Iliad, Part 4, The Achaeans, Infinity War
It's part four of the Trojan War/Iliad series! In this episode we cover the wrath of Diomedes (he's nuts) and his encounters with Aeneas, Aphrodite, Athena, and Apollo. It's a gory and god-filled episode, friends! A general mythology warning: far too...
30 min
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XXIX: The Iliad, Part 3, Athena vs. Aphrodite (...
The Trojan War continues with the results of the oath sworn by Paris and Menelaus, some godly intervention and drama, and, finally, an actual battle! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's...
27 min
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XXVIII: The Iliad, Part 2, Vineyards and Doves,...
In Part II of the Iliad/Trojan War series, we get a little closer to actual war! The Greeks work out their plan of approach, and the Trojans prepare for the Greek's attack.  A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting...
27 min
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XXVII: Don't be Awful, or, the Curse on the Hou...
We interrupt the Trojan War to look into what makes Agamemnon and Menelaus tick. There's a curse on the House of Atreus, but where did it come from? This episode tackles Pelops, Myrtilus, Atreus, Thyestes, and Aegisthus as well as how the actions of...
28 min
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XXVI: The Iliad, Part 1: Achilles & Agamemnon, ...
Part one of the Iliad/Trojan War series. Achilles and Agamemnon have a dramatic spat over a prize (read: a woman). The gods are called in to settle things, and everyone gets a little dramatic.  A general mythology warning: far too many Greek...
27 min
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XXV: Aphrodite, Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad, ...
Aphrodite: Goddess of love and sexuality and super hot woman. She helped to cause the Trojan War, and she's famous for being born of a certain *ahem* type of ocean foam. In this episode we cover the background on Aphrodite, and some of her more famous...
21 min
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Mini Myth: Pyramus and Thisbe, the OG Star-Cros...
7 min
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XXIV: They're Not So Awful After All, Ancient G...
The ancient Greeks weren't all gods and monsters.…
29 min
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XXIII: Trojan War Origins Pt. 2 When a Seer Tel...
It’s the most famous war of history, and mytholog…
22 min
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XXII: Trojan War Origins Pt. 1 One Mustn't Trus...
It’s the most famous war of history, and mytholog…
31 min
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XXI: Pandora had a Jar & the Snake-People of Ea...
In this week's episode we continue on with the hu…
30 min
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XX: Prometheus, & the Other Origin of Species
This week, we delve into the origin of the human …
25 min
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XIX: Heracles (Hercules) Part Four, a Star is Born
In the conclusion to this Heracles (Hercules) ser…
22 min
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XVIII: Heracles (Hercules) Part Three, Can He G...
It’s part three of the Heracles/Hercules series! …
26 min
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XVII: Heracles (Hercules) Part Two, the Gospel ...
In part two of our adventure into the story of He…
26 min
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Mini Myth: Artemis, the Goddess Who Takes No Ma...
Artemis and Actaeon: one of the most famous run-i…
7 min
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XVI: Heracles (Hercules), Zero to Hero, Just Li...
Think you know the story of Hercules? You may wel…
27 min
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XV: An Ancient Greek Monster Mash
Happy Halloween! This week's Halloween special ep…
24 min
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Mini Myth: Goddess Hecate, Work Thy Will!
Mini Myth! Hecate, Queen Witch, goddess of witchc…
8 min
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XIV: Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Jason'll B...
MEDEA! This week, on another special October epis…
28 min
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Mini Myth: Orpheus, Eurydice, & the Importance ...
8 min
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XIII: Jason, Medea, & the Mother F***ing Argonauts
This week! Jason, Medea, and the mother f***ing A…
30 min
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Mini Myth: Tantalus' Tantalizing Test
9 min
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XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & Mo...
The third and final part of our series on the sto…
25 min
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XI: Sneaky & Snoopy, the story of Cupid & Psych...
This week's episode is part two of Cupid and Psyc…
28 min
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X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic, Cupid & ...
This week's episode is part one of Cupid and Psyc…
30 min
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Mini Myth: Don't Mess with the God of Wine, Duh
Today's Mini Myth covers Euripides' play The Bacc…
10 min
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Bonus: Conclusion of the Theban Saga
This bonus episode is a brief summary of the end …
5 min
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IX: (Oedipus Pt. 2) Oedipus, Mother-Lover & Fat...
This week's episode is part two of the story of O…
29 min
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VIII: (Oedipus Pt.1) Don't Mess with the Oracle...
This week's episode is part one of the story of O…
23 min
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VII: Cadmus, Saviour of Awful Zeus & Guy Who Ca...
This week's episode covers the hero, and founder …
27 min
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VI: Don't Piss Off Moms & Don’t Eat the Pomegra...
This week's episode covers the myth of Hades' kid…
23 min
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Mini Myth: Phaethon, the Teenage Boy Who Ruined...
This week's Mini Myth tells the story of Phaethon…
11 min
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V: Theseus, Ruiner of Women and All Around Awfu...
This week's episode covers the "hero" Theseus and…
33 min
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Mini Myth: Daphne, the Nymph Who Said "Hell No,...
This week's Mini Myth covers the story of Apollo …
11 min
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IV: Queen Pasiphae did WHAT with a Bull?
In today's episode we delve into the mythology of…
24 min
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Mini Myth: Echo, Echo, Echo... & Narcissus
Today’s Mini Myth (the first of its kind!) is dev…
11 min
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III: Zeus, King of the Gods and Creepy Old Man ...
This week's episode goes into the nitty gritty de…
35 min
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II: Perseus and the Crazy Things that Emerge Wh...
This is the story of the hero Perseus. Spoilers: …
27 min
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I: Eatin' Kids & Killin' Dads, an Introduction ...
In this inaugural episode of Let's Talk About Myt…
21 min