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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.
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Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold Liv Albert

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 4.1K 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.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Thebes, the City of Tragedy, Sophocles’ Antigone Part 4

    Thebes, the City of Tragedy, Sophocles’ Antigone Part 4

    Continuing with Sophocles' Antigone... There's nothing but tragedy in the city of Thebes. 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: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. If you're curious about the article about Antigone and feminism mentioned, find it here.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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    • 41 min
    Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book IV (Part 1)

    Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book IV (Part 1)

    Liv reads part 1 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book IV, translated by Brookes More. The daughters of Minyas tell stories, including that of Pyramus and Thisbe. 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!
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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    • 37 min
    Everything is Eclipsed By the Shape of Destiny, Sophocles’ Antigone (Part 3)

    Everything is Eclipsed By the Shape of Destiny, Sophocles’ Antigone (Part 3)

    In part three of Sophocles' Antigone, Kreon speaks with his son who was set to marry Antigone, and Antigone is finally sentenced to her death. 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: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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    • 41 min
    Conversations: Loving the God of Love, The Making of QCODE’s Cupid w/ Creator Katy Cavanagh Jupe

    Conversations: Loving the God of Love, The Making of QCODE’s Cupid w/ Creator Katy Cavanagh Jupe

    Liv speaks with the creator of QCODE's Cupid podcast, Katy Cavanagh Jupe! They talk about all things Cupid, from its origins in Greek myth to the details of the show itself. Plus, just, loads of nerding out about Greek gods.
    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.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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    • 55 min
    BONUS: Gorgon’s Glare Greek Myth is Fun and Fascinating! (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow Finale)

    BONUS: Gorgon’s Glare Greek Myth is Fun and Fascinating! (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow Finale)

    We're back with more bonus mythological content based on QCODE's new podcast CUPID! This time, the finale... What's the deal with Greek myth, anyway? Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.
    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. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

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    • 17 min
    Sometimes Laws Are Meant to Be Broken, Sophocles’ Antigone (Part 2)

    Sometimes Laws Are Meant to Be Broken, Sophocles’ Antigone (Part 2)

    Continuing with Sophocles' Antigone... Antigone is caught burying Polyneices, and both she and Ismene are going to be blamed by Kreon. 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: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com.
    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

AIIJay ,

Great binge

Going from oldest to newest has been a great binge so far very interesting

Caer Rialis ,

Enjoy this

I’ve enjoyed this podcast the last couple years. Luv does her research and presents Greek myths with a different light I saw in my youth (when dinosaurs ruled the Earth). I especially enjoy the conversations with academics, whether historians, archeologists, and literature scholars. Keep going on your novel, Liv.

meggo cuthbert ,

This is my all time favorite podcast

Liv is so funny and makes greek mythology a-lot funner than my honors class. Thank you for being so funny you always make my day!

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