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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. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: 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, readings of Homer et al every Friday.

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

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 3.2K 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 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, readings of Homer et al every Friday.

    CXV: Evil or Righteous? Manipulative or Brilliant? Wronged Women of Mythology

    CXV: Evil or Righteous? Manipulative or Brilliant? Wronged Women of Mythology

    In the first episode of International Women's Month, stories of the many women wronged by history and mythology. Jocasta, Medea, Medusa, Helen, Andromeda, Clytemnestra, and Penelope.
    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.
    Past episodes on Medea, here, here, and here. On Medusa here, here, and here.
    Sources: Inspiration and some material from Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 34 min
    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIV

    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIV

    Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In the final (*tear*) episode of the Odyssey, Odysseus reunites with his father and there's a bit of a scuffle with the family of the suitors,
    This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. 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.
     
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    • 33 min
    CXIV: Dionysus Is Everyone & Everything, Queer Theory with the Queer Classicist Yentl Love

    CXIV: Dionysus Is Everyone & Everything, Queer Theory with the Queer Classicist Yentl Love

    Dionysus is Queer as hell. Liv speaks with Yentl Love of the Queer Classicist all about Dionysus and queer theory. Plus, is Harry Styles today's Dionysus?! (Yes.) Here is a link to the post referenced: https://www.thequeerclassicist.com/post/harry-styles-dionysus-reborn.
    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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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIII

    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIII

    Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Penelope and Odysseus: reunited and it feels so good.
    This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. 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.
     
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    • 23 min
    CXIII: Zodiac Constellation Bonanza! (A Re-Airing of All the Zodiac Mini Myths)

    CXIII: Zodiac Constellation Bonanza! (A Re-Airing of All the Zodiac Mini Myths)

    All the Zodiac Constellation Mini Myths in one place! This episode is a compilation of all of the Mini Myth episodes over the course of 2018-2019 that were dedicated to the Zodiac Constellation mythology.
    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: Refer to the original Mini Myth Zodiac episodes for an exhaustive list of sources.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXII

    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXII

    Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's murderin' time. Odysseus, Telemachus, Eumaeus, and the death of all the suitors.
    This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. 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.
     
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Yamzmasta ,

The absolute best!

I love this podcast. Since covid made my 12 mile each way commute to 75 miles each way I've been listening to this all the time. Liv is so passionate about this topic it makes me want to keep listening to the next episode.

michellemiz ,

Obsessed!!!

I’m obsessed. I’ve been binging all the episodes for about two weeks now and I’m almost up to date. I listen in the car on the way to work, while I’m cooking, and then in the evenings when I’m sewing. I’ve always been interested in mythology and recently I read the book The Silence of the Girls and have been trying to find all things Greek mythology and I’m so happy I found this podcast. Sending support and appreciation from Mobile, Alabama!

CavalierLover🐶💕 ,

Love!!!! This podcast

I have always loved Greek mythology and this podcast has significantly increased my loving for these myths. On top of that, the modern and feminist references really make it fun and enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone!!! 💕💖

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