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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, conversations with authors and scholars/readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)

Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast Liv Albert

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 21 Ratings

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, conversations with authors and scholars/readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)

    Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1)

    Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1)

    Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly.
    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 information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    CXXIII: Loving Medusa & Hating Theseus, Four Years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!

    CXXIII: Loving Medusa & Hating Theseus, Four Years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!

    It's the fourth anniversary of LTAMB! Liv reads listener submissions for favourite moments, clips, stories from the show's four years and 200+ episodes.
    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 information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 46 min
    The Least Heroic Hero: A Bonus Conversation on the F***boi that is Theseus w/ Emily Edwards of FBOL

    The Least Heroic Hero: A Bonus Conversation on the F***boi that is Theseus w/ Emily Edwards of FBOL

    Liv speaks with Emily Edwards of F***bois of Literature explicitly to break down the horrors of Theseus in the most casual, ranty way imaginable. Because Theseus was the absolute worst.
    CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault **ESPECIALLY THESEUS**. 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 information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 1)

    Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 1)

    Liv reads Book III, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Arriving on Colchis, Jason and the Argonauts meet Aeetes and his daughter Chalciope and Medea.
    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 list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 32 min
    RE-AIR: Who Knew Ancient Frogs Could Be So Fun? (Aristophanes’ The Frogs Parts 1 & 2)

    RE-AIR: Who Knew Ancient Frogs Could Be So Fun? (Aristophanes’ The Frogs Parts 1 & 2)

    Liv is on "holiday!"! Dionysus wanders and frogs ribbit in the Underworld, a battle of tragedians ensues! A re-airing of parts 1 and 2 of Aristophanes' The Frogs.
    CW/TW: comedic references to suicide.
    Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 54 min
    Conversations: The Many Faces of Myth, Classical Reception with Dr Victoria Austen

    Conversations: The Many Faces of Myth, Classical Reception with Dr Victoria Austen

    Liv speaks with Dr. Victoria Austen about the wide world of mythology and classical reception: Troy, Circe, Silence of the Girls, Song of Achilles, even the Aeneid as reception. Books mentioned: The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, A Thousand Ships and The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes, a trilogy by Emily Hauser, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, and the House of Names by Colm Toibin.
    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 information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

H.M.B.21 ,

Amazing

Am new here but from the few episodes I listened to, this podcast is amazing and the way Liv is funny and great to listen to.

Poyepoyemaster ,

French guy liked it

Thank you for the different perspective this podcast puts on the stories. I read numerous books on mythology and always like to read and listen more.
A feminine view is good, but women shouldn’t be against men, we should be equal.
A little swearing is nice but too much isn’t that much. Maybe I’m not used to North America...

I love Wattpad but.. ,

best podcast maybe ever??

liv has a very entertaining way of telling the great myths of the past. I adore it and so will you!

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