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Hercules vs. The Podcast

Wise Man Mike & James The Fool

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From atop Mount Olympus, Wise Man Mike spins grand tales of mythology — be it Greek, Norse, or beyond — to poor James The Fool. Cower in fear as bolts of lightning fly from the heavens and strike you firmly in your ear holes! For here there be MONSTERS, GODS, AND HEROES!
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What if we told you everything you know about the world is wrong? What if we told you that all the things you believe to be impossible are in fact very much possible? Reality is not what you think it is. It is so much more complicated, fascinating and, above all, terrifying. Join us in this anthology series of unspeakable horrors set in a world not that different from our own. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projected its own values. Heracles is the original s ...
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Gather round your camp fires and listen! To tales of daring, horror and high adventure from the worn pages of our History Book Not a talky Podcast. More like Action Radio! Join the man known only as the Pear Bear, the unflappable Tombo and your new favourite Uncles BobBob & Bilbo. Let us take a questionably queasy trip through the squishy bits of history and myth. Fun for all the family? We don’t know yet... But we promise it’ll be silly, it’ll be fun!
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What stories are the inspirational ‘Muses’ in your life? Many-headed monsters, ferocious fighters, scheming sorcerers, humble heroes: mythology, legends, and folklore are full of fascinating stories and vibrant characters. For thousands of years, humanity has used mythology to make sense of our own lives, express our creativity, and connect with each other. In Myths and Muses, the Mythik Camps team shares stories drawn from across many pantheons and cultures, with the hope that young demigod ...
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Once upon a time, many centuries ago, the veil between the realms of the mortal and the divine was nonexistent. Knowledge and information flowed freely, and the gods eagerly imbued their wisdom to all of their followers. After a time, mortals developed a desire for independence, and a young hero found a way to build a barrier that no divine voice could penetrate. Undeterred, the gods patiently waited until they discovered a rather unorthodox solution for their communication conundrum. Mortal ...
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In this episode, we're exploring stories of heroes who lost themselves in some way and had to find themselves again. We'll see how Heracles's Twelve Labors -- the things that made him one of the most famous demigods of all time -- only happened because of something he did while under a terrible curse. We'll also see how going into a frenzy makes so…
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! Today, we travel back in time to a time when ancient Greece was in its prime, and heroes walked among us. We learn about Heracles, the hero who was tasked with performing twelve Labors to atone for slaying his family in an induced fit of madness. The final Labor, as you will see, involved the …
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Its the Silly History of England Part two: Return of Jafar! Swotty Uncle Bob Bob is back for part two of the Silly History of England! A special 'talky' podcast where everyone's favourite History Pervert attempt to bridge gaps in people's knowledge and explain complicated history...in terms that a silly person can understand. This week he over stre…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! I received quite the audacious dead letter the other day, and given the fact that I appreciate honesty and chutzpah, I decided to humor it. Yes, I really am deliberately delaying my ceasefire! Although I won't swear this upon the river Styx. After all, such an oath isn't the sort of thing I'd …
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Mr Ritchie there’s something happening in 9th Century France! VIKINGS! There's many a Dane axe to be ground in the story of ROLLO THE WALKER...not to mention FEUDS, people falling in the water and HAIRCUTS worse than DEATH! Join the exiled ROLLO and his extremely SILLY band of VIKINGS as they travel to FRANCE in search of riches and ADVENTURE...whi…
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In this episode, the Muses have decreed that we’ll be looking at stories of heroes who were exiled from their homes and had to fight to regain what they had lost. There are a lot of epic tales that feature this theme, and it provides a great opportunity to send the hero on some sort of journey, where they can encounter monsters and challenges and a…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! The tale I've been wanting to tell, The Golden Pail, requires far more characters than we have deities for! This is primarily because a few of us, including myself, are at odds, and we're all too stubborn to move from our entrenched positions. However, if I am to rail against you mortals, or r…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! After the passage of the Divine Censorship Act by the U.S. Congress, (and overwhelmingly, I might add), I'll be ceding my podcast to my eldest sister, Hestia. Never fear, though! You'll still get to enjoy stories, recipes, fun facts, and games! Tonight, you'll hear an adaptation on L. Frank Ba…
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Thumping techno, thumping monsters and over flowing toilets! It's the silliest telling of the labours of Heracles ever!* This week...the taming of the Stymphalian Birds! But where has our favourite Demi God been for almost a year?! Rightings wrongs? Being righteous?** He's not completely sold out has he?*** Join us for the 'unbearable weight of bei…
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Season Two of Myths & Muses kicks off with the tale of a hero who lost it all and had to start again somewhere new! Aeneas rises from the ashes almost literally, leaving the destruction of Troy behind and setting off on an adventure that takes him all over the Mediterranean and even to the Underworld. Driving him all the way is his looming destiny:…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! My apologies for the delay getting this particular episode to you. Managing the Underworld's affairs has been quite the handful these days, what with Persephone absent and the mortal world being quite wrought with turmoil of late. This week, our journey takes us to the country of Yemen. Though…
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings listeners! Persephone here. After coming to the Upperworld, I've been observing the way you mortals behave, and I thought I'd take a leaf out of the playbook to defend my dear pomegranate prince, who's been taking a lot of heat lately! I know. Hearing the drama of the gods isn't your cup of tea ... but Ha…
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Season 2: The Comeback Kid starts on April 25th! Hello, demigods! I’m Cass, host of the Myths & Muses podcast and daughter of Clio, the muse of history, here to announce that Season 2 will be launching soon! The Muses have pointed me in a really interesting direction for this season. They sent me on a bunch of research trips over the winter, and th…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! This week, we have officially begun a new season of our podcast because Persephone is no longer with us! Yes folks, Dionysus is officially handling the recipe segment. Of course, that means I won't be getting my Mutabal for quite some time, but I suppose good things come to those who wait. Thi…
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FIRE! STILL FIRE! If you thought the first part of our tale was overcooked, then get in on this chewy action! The Great Fire of London is taking hold! The Pear Bear is in search of Samuel Pepys and the other Silly Boys! Mayor Bloodworth is flapping and there is nary a fire-hook to be seen! Can the boys help this fine old city? Or will their family …
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! This is a bittersweet episode for me because we are bidding farewell to Fireside Folklore with Hades as you know it. You see, we've encountered some fiscal challenges related to our Olympian problems, including ensuring you don't have to deal with the acoustics of the Underworld, a transition …
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! This episode was recorded before Persephone left for the Upperworld, so depending on where you are, it may be spring or perhaps your Southern hemisphere Hades is eagerly catching up with his tropical queen! This week, we're traveling to South Africa, a country which rose from the ashes of Apar…
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FIRE! FIRE! That's right, it gets everywhere, even the school national curriculum! So if you know anyone on KS1, force them to listen to this! They'll cry, they'll resit, they'll learn (?) They'll learn everything from [INSERT HISTORY FACT HERE] to [DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN MUMMY? HERE]. Oh the fun you'll have! Join the Silly Boys and a special liter…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. The coming of spring is bittersweet, for this is when Persephone must go back to the Upperworld. How will that change the podcast? Will Dionysus end up taking over the recipe segment? Will Persephone accept the offer of a temporal gate? Or will nothing change at all? Persephone must grapple with these questions in …
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The Silly History Boys are on trial...and they plead silly! This weeks episode puts the 'ARGH' in Courtroom Drama as we are flung screaming into the bubbling cauldron of medieval justice...with Trial by Ordeal. Water, Fire and Combat are the only to freedom this week via the stories of... Queen Emma of Normandy's red hot trial by FIRE The PAINFUL t…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! Here is the long-awaited first stop in Palestine. This week, we retell the story of Half of a Halfling, a story about a young hero who was born with one foot, one arm, one ear, and one eye. Despite his challenges, he goes on to prove to the naysayers that he is just as capable as everyone else…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Show Notes for "Fireside Folklore with Hades" Special Episode: Greetings, mortals and immortals alike. Hades here, with an unexpected special episode to explain the delay in releasing our next tale. As many of you know, I take great pride in crafting each episode with care and precision. However, even the lord of t…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! This came out later than intended, but it's here at last: our inaugural episode for our second season of this folklore podcast, coming at you straight from the Underworld. We dedicate this season to the people of Palestine and those who stand in solidarity with their struggles. By showcasing t…
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He's back! Katana's sing and hearts flutter as one of the show's early heroes returns! Miyamoto Musashi is thirteen going on forty (judging by his voice) He yearns to be the best swordsman in all Japan but his Father wants him to commit to the family business... Unfulfilling Saturday jobs and duels to the death are the order of the day in this defi…
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! For those who can't be left in suspense, here is the full tale of "Cursed Into Secrecy". This truly is the final (yes, final!) upload before Season 2. We will endeavor to have the premiere episode, set in Syria, ready by March 1, because we all know you can't sleep without our deadtime stories…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Greetings, listeners! In this final installment of "Cursed Into Secrecy", Charon and Nyx have the showdown of a lifetime as they heatedly discuss whether Hades is a manipulative and controlling god who merely enjoys playing games with those in his dominion, or a concerned friend who is trying to keep their wedding …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Welcome listeners to this ultimate deception! What we thought would be our final episode before the beginning of Season 2 turned out to simply be the penultimate episode, squared! In this first installment of the Underworld's adaptation of the German tale "Faithful John", Charon and Nyx are getting married, and I n…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Oh hi there our lovelies. You looked stressed and/or full of sugar. It must be half term! That means the Silly Boys aren't here, but babysitting your ungrateful brood of-... little darlings. The Pear Bear and Bilbo have been at the Jorvik Viking Festival (at least one of them will have broken their hand in sword school) and it gave the us an idea f…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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Send over your dead SMS messages. Ferry passengers! Lord Hades here with a tantalizing glimpse into our next mythic podcast tale. Join me as we welcome a bold mortal visitor to the Underworld - one Pythias, who comes seeking a cure to save his afflicted father. But like all who petition the God of the Dead, he quickly learns favors do not come free…
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And here we go listener. Closing the Sarcophagus lid on our first (but hopefully not last) Egyptian tale. Big thanks to the nation of Egypt for being a good sport with all the fun liberties taken with your rich history. A weighty box of gold talons for ZapSplat for all the music and murder noises. A bit of the Pyramid of Unas (that Pear Bear chippe…
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We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a twenty part tale of unspeakable horror set in the quiet CDP of Sabineville. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as an Imagination Adventures+ Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. …
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