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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. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars/readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)

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

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 3.4K 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. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars/readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)

    CXXXI: Queer as Hell! Stories of LGBTQIA Characters in Greek Myth

    CXXXI: Queer as Hell! Stories of LGBTQIA Characters in Greek Myth

    More Pride stories! A re-airing of a collection of past stories of LGBTQIA characters including Heracles and Hylas, Dionysus and a phallus, Iphis and Ianthe and more!
    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 sources listed on the episodes where these stories originally aired.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 30 min
    INTRODUCING: Classically Trained & Peopling the Past

    INTRODUCING: Classically Trained & Peopling the Past

    LTAMB is highlighting trailers for other similar independent shows from people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for two podcasts: Classically Trained and Peopling the Past. You can find Classically Trained on Apple and Spotify, and Myth Dynamite on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you're listening to this.
     
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    • 12 min
    Conversations: The Sexuality of Sappho and Papyrus Controversy! With Leesa Charlotte of Sweetbitter

    Conversations: The Sexuality of Sappho and Papyrus Controversy! With Leesa Charlotte of Sweetbitter

    Liv speaks with Leesa Charlotte of the Sweetbitter podcast (all about Sappho!), they talk... Sappho, sexuality, and the papyrology scandal you never knew you needed. Listen to Sweetbitter here or wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the Flame: A Podcast Musical wherever you listen to podcasts.
    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.
     
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    • 57 min
    CXXX: Speak! Radiant Lyre, the Poetess of Lesbos, Sappho (& Other Women of that World)

    CXXX: Speak! Radiant Lyre, the Poetess of Lesbos, Sappho (& Other Women of that World)

    Sappho was a very real woman, a poet of the island of Lesbos, the "Tenth Muse", and she almost definitely loved men and women. The origin of terms Lesbian and Sapphic, a true icon.
    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: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy; If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson; Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece by Diane J. Rayor; notes compiled by Alyse Knorr of the Sweetbitter Podcast.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 29 min
    RE-AIR: The Gods Were All A Little Gay, Representation in Mythology (w/ Myths & T**s)

    RE-AIR: The Gods Were All A Little Gay, Representation in Mythology (w/ Myths & T**s)

    A re-airing of last year's conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & T**s, artist of stunning illustrations (and so much more!) devoted to representation in mythology. Make sure you follow Mari/Myths & T**s on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsntits/.
    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.
     
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    • 38 min
    CXXIX: Yes It’s Another Tragedy… Dionysus Loves Ampelus (Part 2)

    CXXIX: Yes It’s Another Tragedy… Dionysus Loves Ampelus (Part 2)

    The continuation of the (tragic) story of Dionysus and Ampelus, as told in Nonnus' Dionysiaca. Beloved Ampelus dies, and Eros tries to console Dionysus with another of two more tragic lovers: Calamos and Carpos.
    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: Theoi.com; Nonnus' Dionysiaca translation found on Theoi.com.
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    • 28 min

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