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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 and iHeartPodcasts

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 39 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.

    RE-AIR: Evil or Righteous? Manipulative or Brilliant? Wronged Women of Mythology

    RE-AIR: Evil or Righteous? Manipulative or Brilliant? Wronged Women of Mythology

    A Women's History Month re-airing of the episode dedicated to varied women whose stories have been manipulated by their interpreters and interpretation. 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: See the original episode from March 2021 for sources, future episodes mentioned in the intro and outro are found later in March 2021 and into April.

    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.

    • 33 min
    Turns Out They’re Just As Interesting As Men, Who Knew? Real Women of the Ancient Greek World

    Turns Out They’re Just As Interesting As Men, Who Knew? Real Women of the Ancient Greek World

    Just a little taste of what the lives of women in the Ancient Greek World might have looked like. 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: Hesiod's Works and Days, translated by Hugh Evelyn White; Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves by Sarah B. Pomeroy.

    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
    Conversations: A Journey Aboard the Argo, the Many Myths of the Argonautika w/ Helen Lovatt

    Conversations: A Journey Aboard the Argo, the Many Myths of the Argonautika w/ Helen Lovatt

    Liv speaks with Helen Lovatt, professor of Classics and author of a book all about the Argonauts! They talk about, well, the Argonauts and all the many varied versions of their story. Follow Helen on Twitter or check out her book, In Search of the Argonauts. 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 28 min
    RE-AIR: Pandora, the Beautiful Evil & the Misogyny of Her “Curiosity"

    RE-AIR: Pandora, the Beautiful Evil & the Misogyny of Her “Curiosity"

    A Women's History Month re-airing of the episode dedicated to vindicating the first woman of Greek mythology, Pandora. 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: See the original episode from June 2021 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.

    • 31 min
    So Much More Than Just Achilles’ Mother, the Strong-Willed Saviour Thetis

    So Much More Than Just Achilles’ Mother, the Strong-Willed Saviour Thetis

    She may have been mother to one of the most famous heroes, but Thetis did and meant so much more. Check out more episodes on strong women of Greek myth and women of history on this Spotify playlist. 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: Homer's Iliad, translated by A.T. Murray; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entry on Thetis.

    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
    Conversations: I Guess Aristophanes Is Worth Reading After All, Redeeming the Thesmophoriazusae w/ George Kovacs

    Conversations: I Guess Aristophanes Is Worth Reading After All, Redeeming the Thesmophoriazusae w/ George Kovacs

    Liv is joined by associate professor George Kovacs to give us all a much needed appreciation of Aristophanes and the Thesmophoriazusae. 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 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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