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The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild 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. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversatio ...
 
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What tales kept people from thousands of years ago up at night? This Halloween, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! to delve into spooky stories from the ancient world that will send a shiver up your spine—tales of shrieking Banshees, deathly Furies, and the terrors of Samhain. So spread some salt ove…
 
Oh, cursed, cursed Cassandra. The princess of Troy is an enigma whose story is told in disjointed fragments that this episode weaves together. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Theoi.com: A…
 
In a series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the podcast The Partial Historians! You can find The Partial Historians on Apple and Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
Some things are eternal. What does Persephone have in common with Sidney Prescott? Or Antigone with Marion Crane? Let Vanessa tell you all about it... Find more about Vanessa's study of horror in myth and Greek tragedy here, and follow her on Twitter for more. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involv…
 
So. Many. Snakes. To continue Spooky Season, a look at the Father of Monsters, Typhoeus (or Typhon), and the near equally monstrous Echidna. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Theoi.com; Ear…
 
A Spooky Season re-airing of Liv reading Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus visits the edge of the Underworld and calls upon the dead... This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a …
 
Dads who devour their children. Disembodied baby heads. Corpses that stand up on the battlefield to prophesy doom. Women who return from the grave to carry on steamy affairs. The Ancient Greeks did ghost stories...a little differently. This week, we team up with Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! to bring you three ghostly tales from anc…
 
As a continuation from the reading of Apollonios' Argonautika, revisiting the story of Medea and Jason after the return of the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece... This is a re-airing of an episode that aired in 2019. Sources: please see the original episode, LXVII (67) for the sources used. Attributions and licensing information for mu…
 
A re-airing of two past Spooky Season episodes... All about witches of Greek myth, and werewolves and ghosts! Sources: please see the original episodes, XCIV (94), and the Spooky Halloween Special from 2019, for the sources used. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributio…
 
Communities all over the ancient world had a problem: their dead wouldn't stay in the ground. They rose up as shambolic corpses, gusts of wind and evil spirits, draining human life force and devouring flesh and blood. The vampire myth is an ancient one, found on every continent. Join us as we explore the oldest vampire myths we could find from Sume…
 
As a continuation from the reading of Apollonios' Argonautika, revisiting the story of Medea and Jason after the return of the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece... This is a re-airing of an episode that aired in 2019. Sources: please see the original episode, LXVI (66) for the sources used. Attributions and licensing information for mus…
 
A re-airing of Liv's favourite Spooky Season story... Erysichthon, the man who ate himself, and boogeywomen of ancient Greece. Sources: please see the original episode, XCV (95), for the sources used. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
The Lupanar, or “Wolf Den,” is the infamous brothel of Pompeii. Elodie Harper’s bestselling novel follows the lives of the sex workers who lived and worked there—their passions, their heartbreaks, and the tightly-knit community they built for themselves. Today, we’ve invited Elodie on the show to talk about the realities of sex workers’ lives in th…
 
Liv reads Book IV, part 3 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. In the final part of the Argonautika, the Argonauts leave Phaeacia with Jason and Medea married before getting lost in Libya and then finally, finally, reaching the Greek mainland. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. Fo…
 
Liv speaks with Amy Pistone Greek Tragedy, specifically: Sophocles and why he's every bit as good as Euripides, maybe... better? The plays referened are Sophocles' The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Tyrannos, Ajax, and Philoctetes and Euripides Medea, Bacchae, and Orestes. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typicall…
 
Last week, we told you about the lives of five courtesans in Classical Athens. But we left someone out--perhaps the most elite hetaera of them all. Long-term partner of a leading Athenian statesman, darling of the philosophical set, survivor of the plague of Athens—she threw her own parties, and they were the best parties ever thrown within a hundr…
 
Liv reads Book IV, part 2 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Fleeing from Colchis, the Argonauts reach Circe's island before making their way to the Phaeacians. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! Attr…
 
Liv speaks with Dr. Cora Beth Fraser all about the Minotaur, Asterion, in the Labyrinth in all its forms and how he relates to autistic people and autism! Follow Cora Beth on Twitter here, follow the new resource for neuro-divergency in Classics, Asterion, on Twitter here and check out Asterion's website here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involv…
 
In our last few episodes on sex workers in ancient Greece, we tried to paint a picture of a group of women, in some cases, with more freedom and independence than most in the ancient Greek world could dream of. But that freedom came at a price. Now, we’re going to tell you about the lives of some of ancient Greece’s most famous Hetaerae. Get ad-fre…
 
Liv reads Book IV, part 1 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Medea flees Colchis with Jason and the Argonauts and they come up with a plan to get away from the Colchian ships, and Medea's brother Apsyrtus, following them. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes l…
 
Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose, actor and playwright, about her newest work: The Amazonomachy, a play retelling the myths of the Amazons (plus they talk Amazons generally, along with other fun things!). Learn more about Tiger's Hearts Collective here. For more information about Achilles & Patroclus check out the Seattle Opera. CW/TW: far too many …
 
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