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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. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of ancient epics every Friday.

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

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 340 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. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of ancient epics every Friday.

    BONUS: Xerxes, Hairless Like a Sphinx Cat: Tearing Apart the 300 Film w/ Ben of CSMFHT

    BONUS: Xerxes, Hairless Like a Sphinx Cat: Tearing Apart the 300 Film w/ Ben of CSMFHT

    Presented with apologies to the United States of America.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Conversations: A Long and Storied History of Sparta, Modern Misuse & Misconception w/ Stephen Hodkinson

    Conversations: A Long and Storied History of Sparta, Modern Misuse & Misconception w/ Stephen Hodkinson

    Liv speaks with Stephen Hodkinson, expert in all things Sparta. They discuss Sparta throughout history including its use in politics from the founding of the USA to Nazi Germany to modern day misuses of Spartan culture and history. Read more about Sparta and the Capitol insurrection (and so much more Sparta content!) here. Read the book, Classical Controversies, for free here. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

    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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    They Really Just Loved to Sing & Dance, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Four)

    They Really Just Loved to Sing & Dance, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Four)

    We're talking more of Sparta's history and culture including a (very brief!!) overview of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars and just a taste of Sparta during the Roman period, Lacedaimonia Land. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

    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: Thucydides translation by X; Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period by Nigel M. Kennell from A Companion to Sparta, Edited by Anton Powell; Pre-Classical Sparta as Song Culture by Claude Calame; Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth by Anton Powell; Spartan Religion Michael A. Flower; Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period by Nigel M. Kennell. Find some fascinating Bad Ancient articles on Sparta here.

    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Conversations: Not the Fun Kind of Myths, De-Mystifying Spartan Tradition w/ Owen Rees

    Conversations: Not the Fun Kind of Myths, De-Mystifying Spartan Tradition w/ Owen Rees

    Liv speaks with Owen Rees, a professor and founder of Bad Ancient, about ancient Sparta, that Mirage, and how Sparta is viewed today by some of the most dangerous groups around. Follow Owen and Bad Ancient on Twitter and find some fascinating Bad Ancient articles on Sparta here.

    Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

    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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Mythology vs. Myth Making, From the Heracleidae to Thermopylae, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Three)

    Mythology vs. Myth Making, From the Heracleidae to Thermopylae, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Three)

    Everyone's got a Heracles story these days.

    • 48 min
    Conversations: The Classic Blunder! 'Never get involved in a land war [with Sparta], Spartan Military w/ Roel Konijnendijk

    Conversations: The Classic Blunder! 'Never get involved in a land war [with Sparta], Spartan Military w/ Roel Konijnendijk

    Yes I'm misquoting Princess Bride, what of it?

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

Michael in Sydney. ,

Great passionate, research and fun.

Been listening for over 12months. Learned so much and delivered in such a fun way by Liv. Beats the old dusty penguins classics OXbridge translations. Great work Liv. Cheers Michael from Sydney

Luca Collins1 ,

Don’t Look Back

Liv’s rendition of Orpheus’s descent into the Underworld is fabulous. Witty,thoroughly researched and brilliantly told. And at last I get the reference in the title of Bob Dylan’s doco. Great series. Cheers Luca

forrestmoon ,

Awesome show!

Love Liv and how she dissects myths. Every time I see a new interview ep makes my day!!

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