152 episodes

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. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the insane 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.

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

    • Arts
    • 4.7, 2.6K 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. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the insane 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.

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Fourteen

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Fourteen

    Liv reads Book Fourteen of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:
    Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 33 min
    PRIDE! Revisiting Iphis & Ianthe, Apollo & Hyacinthus, and Caenis/Caeneus

    PRIDE! Revisiting Iphis & Ianthe, Apollo & Hyacinthus, and Caenis/Caeneus

    This episode is a combined re-broadcasting of another set of past LGBTQ episodes. Happy PRIDE!

    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: sources are listed under the original episode's descriptions.

    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
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    • 23 min
    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Thirteen

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Thirteen

    Liv reads Book Thirteen of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:
    Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 49 min
    ANNOUNCEMENT! & Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Twelve

    ANNOUNCEMENT! & Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Twelve

    A very exciting announcement! And, Liv reads Book Twelve of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 29 min
    Mini Myth: All the Best Heroes Have Boyfriends, Heracles & Hylas (Plus More LGBTQ Stories)

    Mini Myth: All the Best Heroes Have Boyfriends, Heracles & Hylas (Plus More LGBTQ Stories)

    Happy Pride! Heracles and Hylas loved each other very much, but as with most gay love stories of Greek mythology... it doesn't end well. #BLM This episode also includes last year's PRIDE episode as a bonus,
    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.
    Sponsor! Storyworth: for $10 off your first purchase visit StoryWorth.com/mythsbaby.
    Sources: The Argonautika by Apollonios of Rhodes, translated by Peter Green; The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Theoi.com.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
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    • 25 min
    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Eleven

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Eleven

    Liv reads Book Eleven of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:
    Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    Eris = Discord/Discordia
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Hdhdhxbxhzhxh ,

i can't stop listening

Started this last week and now i'm almost caught up, it's now my favorite work podcast and i need more!! perfect for people who want a modern look on greek mythology

MaddyInABox ,

Just what I was looking for

After binging every mythological audiobook I could find, this was the perfect next step. I needed something fun and not droning on and ON. Liv is fun and a dope story teller.

ProveitAshlee ,

Kinda Hated... but now love it... Hang in there!

Liv is wildly adorable - she’s what keeps me coming back! When I start podcasts I usually start from the first episode & I REALLY appreciate Liv’s self-awareness here! She warns you that older episodes aren’t super great but go fall in love with her & then you won’t mind when you go back. Well, she wasn’t wrong! I stopped and started this pod a few times but I’m glad I’ve stuck with it. She’s hilarious & does A LOT OF FREAKIN WORK to bring us these stories. I for one am very appreciative of the time / effort. So stop giving her crap for “bad words”, commentary & her story telling. Just freakin move along y’all. She keeps it real - and I’m here for it.

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