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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 iHeartPodcasts and Liv Albert

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 4.6K 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. 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.

    A Special Anniversary Episode, Seven Years of LTAMB

    A Special Anniversary Episode, Seven Years of LTAMB

    Some of Michaela's favourite moments from the last couple years of the podcast, because it's our seven year anniversary!
    CW/TW: this compilation features episodes on Seneca's Thyestes (major gore etc.) and one on Ovid's "Nice Guys" (major misogyny), and as always... 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 episodes for sources/further information.
    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 31 min
    Remnants of a Matriarchy Hidden in the Crimes of Zeus

    Remnants of a Matriarchy Hidden in the Crimes of Zeus

    Liv revisits the third episode of the podcast, the many crimes of Zeus, this time breaking down what's hidden behind the wild stories of a predatory god. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content! Submit to this year's summer/anniversary Q&A! 
    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 3 min
    Liv Reads Quintus Smyrnaeus: The Fall of Troy (Part 8)

    Liv Reads Quintus Smyrnaeus: The Fall of Troy (Part 8)

    Liv reads Book 9 and part of Book 10 of the Fall of Troy, translated by AS Way. With Neoptolemus on their side the Greeks defeat Troy's hero Eurypylus and the Trojans put up their last stand. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!
    This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SPECIAL! Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Heracles x Omphale by Ancient History Fangirl

    SPECIAL! Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Heracles x Omphale by Ancient History Fangirl

    Liv shares an episode of Ancient History Fangirl, Genn and Jenny have a story to share... That time Heracles, the strong man, son of Zeus and noted impenetrable penetrator, lived as a woman. Yes, you read that right. And not only did he live as a woman, he was the submissive to a powerful female dom who took up his lionskin and club as symbols of her own power.
    Get ready for a fun, gender-bending episode that completely overturns the ancient Greek binary. Get the show notes here. Find more from Ancient History Fangirl.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Liv Reads Quintus Smyrnaeus: The Fall of Troy (Part 7)

    Liv Reads Quintus Smyrnaeus: The Fall of Troy (Part 7)

    Liv reads the rest of Book 7 and part of 8 of the Fall of Troy, translated by AS Way. With the threat of Eurypylus on the side of Troy, Odysseus and Diomedes go in search of Achilles' son Neoptolemus. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!
    This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    RE-AIR: It’s Almost Like Being Trans Isn’t New… Transgender Transformations in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

    RE-AIR: It’s Almost Like Being Trans Isn’t New… Transgender Transformations in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

    Revisiting the stories of trans characters, Caeneus and Iphis, in Ovid's Metamorphoses. 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: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Stephanie McCarter (entries and end notes); "Reframing Iphis and Caeneus: Trans Narratives and Socio-Linguistic Gendering in Ovid’s Metamorphoses" by J. L. Watson.
    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Immotreal ,

Genuinely love this 🔥

I was looking around for Greek mythology podcasts because I wanted to learn more and you provided the best one, she says everything I think and as a fellow nerd it’s just so fun te hear someone else talking about it with my same mind so that later I can yap about it to my friends. Luv it sm <3 I also love the way Liv points out clear misogyny and wrong things in the funniest ways it’s such a joy to feel board In the day and realising I can always put your voice in my headphones. I’ve been listening from all the way down and I think it’s good. Absolutely love you girl and keep up the amazing work <3

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schav00 ,

My Absolute Favorite

I’ve been listening since early 2019 and look forward to new episodes every week. Hearing Liv’s progress and confidence grow along with her ability to research has been amazing. This podcast kept me going through hours of school projects and especially through the covid years. If you’re basing your opinion off of older episodes, PLEASE listen to some of the newer ones first. A lot has changed including the information available and opinions on certain topics. From Liv’s ability to present a lot of information in a condensed and entertaining way to talking to scholars in a way that makes it easy for a non scholar to understand, the podcast is truly a show easy to love.

BCMythlover ,

An amazing well researched thoughtfully presentation of the ancient world!!

This podcast is such a joy to listen to, hearing Liv break down masogyny in ancient Greece and present the myths and stories in a way I haven't heard them before is always the highlight of my day! This podcast is so well-researched and interesting it never leaves me disappointed! I found this podcast when I wanted more info outside of my ancient history class and I haven't stopped listening since! 4 years in and I finally got around to writing a review, thank you so much Liv for the joy your storytelling brings!!

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