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A bite sized look into the monsters of global folklore and mythology with Erin, a self-confessed mythology addict. Jump in and learn about your favourite monsters from Gorgons to Kelpies, to Wendigos to Bigfoot. Stay spooky every Thursday. Get in touch @mythmonsterspod
 
In The Adventures of Ulysses, Charles Lamb re-tells the story of Ulysses’s journey from Troy to his own kingdom of Ithaca. The book uses Homer’s The Odyssey as the basis for the story, but it isn’t a direct translation of the Greek classic. The book is considered a modern version of the epic tale when it was published in 1808. In the preface of the book, Lamb said that he made the narration of the story faster so that more readers would be attracted to it. To begin with, Homer’s Odyssey is a ...
 
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"There is a lot of room for educating startups on how to manage their finance." - Gregory Cronie, founder of Finabling and Startupbootcamp Mentor. In this episode, Gregory Cronie, FinTech and Payment expert and a startup mentor, talks about the importance of financial management for startups. He shares his take on the democratization of financial k…
 
It's the ultimate showdown: Polyphemus' lack of hospitality versus Odysseus's hubris. Which will the gods hate more? The answer may surprise you! Topics include sympathetic Disney villain prequels, strange character design, monster friends, who gets to boast in Greek mythology, and which characters deserved more from the Star Wars sequel trilogy (H…
 
Happy Birthday, Podcast of Poseidon!! Our podcast birthday is in October, and we’re going to be those people by celebrating all month long! This means we’re giving gifts to YOU, our legendary listeners. This week, we’ve unlocked a Patron bonus episode—the second bonus episode we ever recorded, back when it was called “Secret Cabin.” In this episode…
 
In the Odyssey, Homer depicted sirens as mysterious musicians with all the world's knowledge in their voices. Later storytellers would transform sirens into... sexy naked ladies. And we hate that. Topics include the best modern depiction of sirens, the strangest siren art, tricks to navigate sexual frustration, and songs we would definitely throw o…
 
"As a founder, you should always keep in mind the holy trinity between product, distribution, and marketing"- Danielle Guirguis, Founder & Chief Smartie at Smarthouse. The term "Impact branding" is a new popular buzzword. But what does it actually mean? How can impact-driven startups communicate their value in the right way? How do you make sure th…
 
We're well into The Sea of Monsters, which means it's time to talk about that original witchy woman, Circe. Which animal would you hope to be turned into if you washed up on Circe's island? (Women and non-binary listeners need not respond.) Topics include iconic witches of pop culture, the age of fictional characters, Avatar: The Last Airbender, th…
 
Imagine a world where every time you spend money, you get wealthier. Next time you buy something from Amazon or another store, you become a shareholder for free. Our alumnus of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, Bits of Stock brings this concept into reality. In this episode of What's Next, our series about innovation, we sat with Bits' founder and CEO, Ar…
 
So, you're about to enter the Sea of Monsters. But first, you need to get past the dreaded oceanic beasts Charybdis and Scylla. How do you survive with your ship and crew intact? DJ has a pretty good idea. Topics include sea monsters, modes of transportation, Godzilla, sea monster classifications, glass sharks, canals, and Darien's fish phobia (aga…
 
Last year showed the business world that employee engagement could be a turning point of life and death, especially during crises. In this episode of What's Next, we discussed the challenges of improving employee engagement and implementing organizational transformation with the founder and CEO of Tradler, Jasper Deprez.…
 
How would you kill the Hydra? Obviously not by cutting off its head. You could aim for the body, but what if you can't tell where the neck ends and the body begins? This week, Darien and DJ talk about strategies for killing the Hydra. Topics include comic book lore, bottomless lakes, immortal fresh-water organisms, monster movies, and fish. Spoiler…
 
It's been a while since we've talked about a god! This week, DJ (he/him) takes over the research to talk about the good ol' god of messengers, thieves, and tricksters, Hermes. Topics include early 2000's technology, tiny snakes, not-so-tiny snakes, tricksters, Looney Tunes, the Tricky/Fun Matrix, con artists, reality TV hosts, and not-so-reality TV…
 
If there's one thing you can count on at Podcast of Poseidon, it's conversations about bad dads. And, oh gods, do we have a pretty terrible dad for you all this week. We're talking Tantalus, known for his terrible punishment in Tartarus and his even worse parenting decisions. Topics include the worst dads of pop culture, generational curses, sweet …
 
In the latest episode of our ‘What’s Next’ podcast, Giovanni Vaccari, head of product at Startupbootcamp, talks to the founder and CEO of Scylla.ai, Albert Stepanyan. Scylla is a Startupbootcamp alumnus that aims to empower private security firms with next-generation AI solutions. Albert spoke of the motivation behind his company and how he was ins…
 
The Gray Sisters are another strange, magical trio from mythology. In honor of this trio of cab-driving gossips, we're exploring other great trios from storytelling. Topics include power trios, weird sisters, mythical monkey powers, terrible video game mechanics, and the best game on the Nintendo GameCube. Spoilers for The Trials of Apollo, The Adv…
 
The Laistrygonians appear in a handful of paragraphs in The Odyssey and half a chapter in The Sea of Monsters. But, wow, do Darien and DJ find a lot to talk about in this giant of an episode. Topics include why giants are also always cannibals, the height threshold for giants, weird Canadian stereotypes, Darien's rock climbing skills, and Attack on…
 
Woo-oo! The Odyssey is a story about a man trying to return home. In this episode, Darien (she/her) and DJ (he/him) talk about that home—and about a cartoon duck family that made them cry. Tim O'Connor (he/him) from Everything Nerdy and Anything in Between joins the show to talk about DuckTales, duck puns, Ragnarok, and professional wrestling. Spoi…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of Podcast of Poseidon! We kick off the season by talking about the second book in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Sea of Monsters. This is DJ's favorite book! Right? Topics include Tyson being the best, Confederates being the worst, Blackjack's muddled history, and the best misleading ending of the series. S…
 
It's the Podcast of Poseidon Season 1 Finale! In this episode, Darien (she/her) and DJ (he/him) talk about the podcast namesake, the sea god himself. Topics include Poseidon's theme park appearances, video game skins, and complicated father-daughter/son relationships. Spoilers for Athena Complex, Islands of Adventure’s Poseidon’s Fury, Once Upon a …
 
In every episode, Darien (she/her) and DJ (he/him) remind their lovely listeners not to be like Zeus. In this episode, the siblings cover the one time Zeus wasn't The Worst... and why they never want Zeus coming down to their school to talk to their teacher. Bonus Cabin Episode 9: Godly Smackdown - Best Divine Field Trip Chaperone is available on P…
 
The tale of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the great Greek tragedies. This is why we invited alleged comedian Dylan Hunter (he/him) to help keep up the mood during this episode! We discuss human nature, the ship of Theseus (before Vision made it cool), and the importance of choosing your wedding venue carefully. Listen to the cover of the song Why …
 
Darien (she/her) and DJ (he/him) continue their journey through the Underworld, this time joined by artist K OGlasain (she/her). They're out to answer a very important question: Why does everyone want to hook up with the King of the Dead? Follow Kate on Instagram! Spoilers for Hades, Smite, Disney's Hercules, and MYth by Zelda C. W. Content Warning…
 
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