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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 iHeartPodcasts and Liv Albert

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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.

    Beware the Blood of a Gorgon, Euripides’ Ion (Part 1)

    Beware the Blood of a Gorgon, Euripides’ Ion (Part 1)

    Back with another fascinating Euripidean woman... Mistaken identities, lost half divine children, and the horrors of Apollo. 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: Euripides' Ion: translation by Cecelia Eaton Luschnig; introduction to Euripides' Orestes and Other Plays by Edith Hall.

    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.

    • 37 min
    Liv Reads Quintus Smyrnaeus: The Fall of Troy (Part 4)

    Liv Reads Quintus Smyrnaeus: The Fall of Troy (Part 4)

    Liv reads Book 4 and part of 5 of the Fall of Troy, translated by AS Way. After the death of Achilles, the Greeks honour him with funeral games held by Thetis. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

    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 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    RE-AIR: There Once Was a Battle of Frogs & Mice, the Satirical Silliness of the Batrachomyomachia

    RE-AIR: There Once Was a Battle of Frogs & Mice, the Satirical Silliness of the Batrachomyomachia

    Revisiting the silliest epic of them all... We all know the famed battle of Achaean and Trojans, but what about the equally epic battle between the Frogs and the Mice?

    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: select research by August Guszkowski; The Battle Between the Frogs and Mice, translated by A.E. Stallings; The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice, edited by Joel Christensen and Erik Robinson.

    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.

    • 35 min
    Conversations: Revisiting the Cultural Memory of the Bronze Age

    Conversations: Revisiting the Cultural Memory of the Bronze Age

    Revisiting three past conversations featuring mythology based in the cultural memory of the Bronze Age... The Minotaur and Autism featuring Cora Beth Fraser, Helen of Sparta and the Kalon Kakon with Alexia Burrows Charalambidou, and Homer with Joel Christensen. Find the full Bronze Age playlist here. 

    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 33 min
    (Mostly) Archaic Myths as Cultural Memory of the Bronze Age

    (Mostly) Archaic Myths as Cultural Memory of the Bronze Age

    Revisiting past episodes featuring myths born of the cultural memory of the Bronze Age. Find the full Bronze Age playlist here. 

    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: See the individual episodes' descriptions for sources.

    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.

    • 44 min
    Liv Reads Thucydides: Classical Greece's Mythical History

    Liv Reads Thucydides: Classical Greece's Mythical History

    Liv reads a selection from Book 1, chapter 1 of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, translated by Richard Crawley. The ancient Athenian historian recounts the cultural "history" of the Bronze Age during the Classical period. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

    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 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

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