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David Berger - Reimagining Myths for Redemption Mythic

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Author David Berger discusses Task Force Gaea and his mythic influences. Ovid's Metamorphoses, Clash of the Titans, Wonder Woman, and more!
About David BergerDavid Berger was the boy under the blanket reading books by flashlight when he should have been sleeping, and he hasn’t stopped reading since. His creative fires started by reading Greek mythology, the stories of Olympian gods and heroes sparking a conflagration of learning that took him through novels—sci-fi, fantasy, or whatever he could find—and that, coupled with his love of comic books, especially Wonder Woman, brought him to writing. The act of putting pen to paper gave him an outlet he had never had, and the inspiration of the Muses pushed him forward.
His love of fantasy prompted writing a Greek myth fantasy series, Task Force: Gaea, a Celtic fantasy trilogy beginning with The Quest of Wyndracer and Fyrehunter, as well as an anthology of his own short fiction and poetry, Hippocrene’s Promise. When he’s not teaching or writing, he’s living his best fantasy life playing Dungeons & Dragons.
www.davidbergerbooks.com
Twitter: CaptW0nd3r
Key Moments04:49 - David Berger's origin story09:44 - Task Force Gaea17:19 - Reversing Ovid's Metamorphoses: Artemis and Actaeon, Perseus and Medusa20:38 - Year of Redemption: reflections on teaching high school during the 2020 Covid shutdown26:35 - Clash of the Titans, Perseus is a dick.34:46 - Odysseus, the rise of humanism, and the twilight of the gods
Relevant LinksThe Great Greek Myths (Les Grands Mythes) - TV Series - IMDBDavid Berger's official websiteJLA: League of One by Christopher Moeller DC ComicsClash of the Titans (1981) - IMDbMetamorphoses - WikipediaD'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire | GoodreadsHow a Medusa Sculpture From a Decade Ago Became #MeToo Art - The New York Times
Music composed by Kevin MacLeod
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Author David Berger discusses Task Force Gaea and his mythic influences. Ovid's Metamorphoses, Clash of the Titans, Wonder Woman, and more!
About David BergerDavid Berger was the boy under the blanket reading books by flashlight when he should have been sleeping, and he hasn’t stopped reading since. His creative fires started by reading Greek mythology, the stories of Olympian gods and heroes sparking a conflagration of learning that took him through novels—sci-fi, fantasy, or whatever he could find—and that, coupled with his love of comic books, especially Wonder Woman, brought him to writing. The act of putting pen to paper gave him an outlet he had never had, and the inspiration of the Muses pushed him forward.
His love of fantasy prompted writing a Greek myth fantasy series, Task Force: Gaea, a Celtic fantasy trilogy beginning with The Quest of Wyndracer and Fyrehunter, as well as an anthology of his own short fiction and poetry, Hippocrene’s Promise. When he’s not teaching or writing, he’s living his best fantasy life playing Dungeons & Dragons.
www.davidbergerbooks.com
Twitter: CaptW0nd3r
Key Moments04:49 - David Berger's origin story09:44 - Task Force Gaea17:19 - Reversing Ovid's Metamorphoses: Artemis and Actaeon, Perseus and Medusa20:38 - Year of Redemption: reflections on teaching high school during the 2020 Covid shutdown26:35 - Clash of the Titans, Perseus is a dick.34:46 - Odysseus, the rise of humanism, and the twilight of the gods
Relevant LinksThe Great Greek Myths (Les Grands Mythes) - TV Series - IMDBDavid Berger's official websiteJLA: League of One by Christopher Moeller DC ComicsClash of the Titans (1981) - IMDbMetamorphoses - WikipediaD'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire | GoodreadsHow a Medusa Sculpture From a Decade Ago Became #MeToo Art - The New York Times
Music composed by Kevin MacLeod
How You Can Support the ShowShare it with friends and on social media
Leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.
Become a patron by making a one-time contribution or sustaining subscriber
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45 min