show episodes
 
We watch films and flog dead horses, so you don't have to. Is this week's film choice a complete waste of your viewing time? Much like Flogging/Beating a dead horse is...Get it? Anywho...Bone dry humour, an Irish woman's potty mouth & petty squabbling await. As our Greek mate Sophocles once said: "Nay, allow the claim of the dead; stab not the fallen; what prowess is it to FilmFlog the slain anew?" So, grab your whip of choice, mount your dead steed and let's ride!
 
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. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of an ...
 
This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual.
 
Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence.
 
Jeff Roster (Gartner & IHL retail sector analyst) and Brian Sathianathan (the VC) explore the retail sector startup community on This Week in Innovation podcast. We discuss the trends driving the retail industry and examine the emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning, low code, cloud computing, SaaS, data, robots, augmented reality, virtual reality, livestreaming, personalization, recommendations and QR codes being built ...
 
When I was 4 years old, my dad decided that it was time for my intro to philosophy. So he told me, "Did you know that I get all my ideas at the idea store?". This didn't sit well with me and I kept insisting "No you don't!". For the next two years, many car rides were spent talking about the idea store. It baffled my little mind but I kept trying to reason with him the best I could. At age 6 I found the solution. "You can't see and touch ideas. You can only buy things you can see and touch. ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Part two of Liv's conversation with Eduardo García-Molina who studies the Hellenistic Period and the Seleukids specificially, they talk Hellenistic kings and empires, the cultures and people of the east, and so much more (including video games)! Follow Eduardo on Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typi…
 
I'm starting a new series called #Advice4Entrepreneurs. I ask the same two questions to close out the interview: 1. What advice can you offer budding entrepreneurs? 2. What skills that you use now do you wish you would have paid more more attention to back in college or the early part of your career? This series are those last two questions. Transc…
 
A re-airing of Liv's 2019 episodes covering Euripides' Bacchae, one of his most gruesome and brilliant plays... Don't anger a god like Dionysus, even if he's your cousin. 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 …
 
As Ben continues to struggle under the unbearable weight of his massive talent, he thought best to rope in someone else to see if they can work with The Machholz. I don't think Sean will be coming back. Let's sit back and feast on two juggernauts of cinema, Sean Travolta and Dan Cage, as they Face.........Off in John Woo's 90's action classic. OOOO…
 
Liv speaks with Eduardo García-Molina who studies the Hellenistic Period and the Seleukids specificially, they talk Hellenistic kings and empires, the cultures and people of the east, and so much more (including video games)! Follow Eduardo on Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods …
 
Fang Cheng is the Founder and CEO of Linc, a conversational CX Automation platform built for retail that is focused on the conversation in commerce. Her focus is to create extraordinary customer experiences through conversation that span the customer lifecycle to grow revenue, reduce support costs, and increase sales conversions. Linc is a CX Autom…
 
Liv speaks with author and past guest, Jennifer Saint, about her new novel ELEKTRA, following the stories of Elektra, Clytemnestra, and Cassandra, and the curse on the house of Atreus... ELEKTRA is out now in North America and the UK, find it wherever you get your books. Follow Jennifer on Instagram and Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths invo…
 
Manil Uppal is Co-Founder of Delivery Solutions. Delivery Solutions is a SAAS based B2B white label solution that enables retailers to have Same Day Delivery, BOPIS, Curbside, Shipping & Post Purchase with a single API and global multi-provider network. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Manil Uppal Founder Delivery Solu…
 
Liv speaks with past guest Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts all about Euripides' Alcestis... And Euripides, and tragedy, and tragedy competitions... And so much more. Mostly, what, on earth, is going on? 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 wer…
 
Dray Alliance is a venture-backed startup that is focused on building a container trucking platform to deliver shipping containers from ports to warehouses. Its technology connects container shippers with a network of vetted truck drivers through a mobile app. By leveraging API integrations with the ports and data from the mobile app, Dray Alliance…
 
Best in class and the leading figure in the indie podcast scene, Lindsay from Schlock and Awe, joins Ben and some bald Batman wannabe to figure out the price for repairing Ben's blind eye after being attached virtually by the wannabe. There will be vengeance. Timestamps: (0:00) - Dan attempts a take-over (2:25) - What do we want from our Batman? (3…
 
A bonus re-airing of last year's conversation with author Elodie Harper whose book The Wolf Den is now available in North America. The sequel, the House With the Golden Door is now available in the UK and will be out in North America in September! Liv and Elodie talk about the book, the ancient Lupenar/Wolf Den of Pompeii, and the remains of Pompei…
 
Taking an even stronger turn into the comedy side of tragicomedy, Heracles finds out the truth of the situation in Pherae. 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: Euripides' Alcestis, found in Th…
 
Liv reads the remaining, shorter Homeric Hymns to gods and heroes, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of Aphrodite and Dionysus, Pan and Hermes, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, even the mother of all gods. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't hav…
 
Before listening to us waffle about this 80's classic, do yourself a favour and jump over to a proper show in the form of The Video Vintage Podcast. They are rewatching and reviewing every major film release of the 1980s in chronological order for your amusement! You brave souls! Check them out below, and then maybe come back to this junk. Or not. …
 
The eponymous character dies. And then what? The tragicomic play by Euripides that turns everything on its head, and then some. 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: Euripides' Alcestis, found …
 
Liv speaks with Ryan Denson who studies ancient SEA MONSTERS... Ketos and beyond, sharks, whales, and everything in between. It's possible Liv feels too strongly about ocean life... 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 referencin…
 
Euripides' Alcestis is a fascinating(ly weird) play that doesn't quite fit the genre of tragedy... Admetus is a man cheating fate, but at a cost. 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: Euripides…
 
Liv reads the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of the Cytherean goddess and her encounter with the mortal Anchises, the conception of the Trojan prince Aeneas. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Rea…
 
When Aphrodite gets with mortals, crazy things happen. Aphrodite's affair with the Trojan Anchises lead to the birth of the Trojan prince Aeneas, a man who's much more interesting before the Romans ever got their hold on him... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not …
 
Find out more about the Out of Chaos theatre's Playing Dionysus here. Follow Amy Pistone and ask any questions you might have on Twitter. 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. Attributions and licensing…
 
Can you believe there was a time when Isis was worshipped as a Greek goddess, even sometimes one of the Olympians? Check out Lindsey's book on Isis worship and follow her on Twitter. 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 referenci…
 
Atalanta: the heroine of ancient Greece. Or, was it heroines? There are two Atalantas, sometimes conflated into one, other times separate. One fought the Calydonian boar, wrestled Peleus, and generally kicked ass. The other lost a foot race, distracted by a golden apple. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typic…
 
Liv reads Ovid's Heroides, letter from Deianeira to Hercules, translated by Grant Showerman, and Ovid's Metamorphoses, selection from Book 9, translated by Brookes More. Looking at the story of Deianeira and Hercules (because, Roman) from Ovid's perspective both through the words of Deianeira, and the full story as it appears in the Metamorphoses. …
 
Atalanta: the heroine of ancient Greece. Or, was it heroines? There are two Atalantas, sometimes conflated into one, other times separate. One fought the Calydonian boar, wrestled Peleus, and generally kicked ass. The other lost a foot race, distracted by a golden apple. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typic…
 
Liv speaks with returning guest Amy Pistone who specializing in Sophoclean tragedy. Amy shares some of the complexities hidden within the Trachiniae and they discuss Sophoclean prophecies (ie., the origin of Never Trust the Oracle). Follow Amy on Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves go…
 
In the finale of the Trachiniae series, Deianeira deals with what she has inadvertently done, and Heracles finally returns to Trachis. CW/TW: Suicide, and, 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.…
 
"You Know, I Have One Simple Request, And That Is To Have Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads!" The dream...And the only thing keeping this podcast going. Sharks with frickin laser beams quickly follow fame and fortune. Anywho, hop in our shaguar, and let us take you for a spin back to the first two Austin Powers films. And som…
 
Liv is joined by Dr Christie Vogler who talks about women of the Roman world who practiced medicine, in varied forms, and how these women were seen and understood in the wider Roman world. Follow Christie on Twitter and check out her podcast, Movies We Dig (where Liv will soon be a guest!). Attributions and licensing information for music used in t…
 
Continuing on with Sophocles' Women of Trachis, Deianeira learns the truth of where Heracles has been all this time, and what he's been doing. Spoilers: it's not good. CW/TW: Specific references to the effects and horrors of war, this was planned and written prior to the invasion of Ukraine, please take special care. Far too many Greek myths involv…
 
Do you need a warm-up before seeing The Batman? Was Rpatz's emo Batz's not doing it for you? Are you in the market for a campier, nipple sporting Cape Crusader? Flogalong with us as we sit down and rewatch Batman Forever because everyone (no one) asked us to! You'll find no topics discussed during this episode because there was no way I was going t…
 
Liv answers listener questions about Atlantis, and reads all your comments and observations about this messy, messy non-mythological idea. For more on pseudoarchaeology and debunking Atlantis, follow David S Anderson, Flint Dibble, and Steph Halmhofer. Check out Bad Ancient on Twitter and BadAncient.com for more, well, Bad Ancient. To submit questi…
 
Heracles is a complicated fellow... Or maybe it's not so complicated. Sophocles' Trachiniae, the Women of Trachis, looks at the life, and tragedy, of Heracles' last mortal wife, Deianeira. CW/TW: Specific references to the effects and horrors of war, this was planned and written prior to the invasion of Ukraine, please take special care. Far too ma…
 
Liv speaks with David J Wright who has studied Monster Theory as it relates to the monsters of Greek myth... He also teaches mythology, and Medusa specifically, so you just know they had a great conversation. Follow David on Twitter for all things monsters and more. The piece of pottery referred to after the ad break can be found here. CW/TW: far t…
 
Bulgarian Chainsaw Massacre? Walker Texas Chainsaw Massacre? We continue on our quest to get cancelled, bro. Topics sliced and diced during the episode include: The Gen z folk rear their ugly, gentrified heads. Fiona only talks about the films she knows. Fiona is tearing Ben Wiseau's world apart. Fiona doesn't know half the films she talks about. E…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login