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Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

Mythology Parcast

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 2.8K Ratings

Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Alexander Asperatus ,

Really good

This podcast is really good but when are you going to do the episode on the twelve tasks of Heracles. Anyway, l love the context and cast but feel that many episodes don’t quite have enough.

Anonymous_Annoyed_Reviewer ,

Very good but missing an ending

I love this podcast! It has so much history and the storytelling is amazing. I am disappointed though that the King Haddings story ended so abruptly and with no clear end. I finished part 2 but it seems like there should be a part 3...am I missing an episode?

Aquamantor ,

An important note for everyone

These myth “retellings” are perhaps entertaining, but it should be noted that the actual academic research is shaky at best. Many of these stories are different from any credible source I can find, and parcast doesn’t seem to be sharing their sources. This would be okay if they were presenting these stories purely as reimagination, but they seem to be posturing themselves as some kind of educational source. The opening Athena episodes, in particular, apply chronological order to a series of myths that have no order, for the purpose of telling an extremely 21st century story that completely, perhaps even willfully, misunderstands who Athena was to the Ancient Greeks. Later, they completely sanitize the more brutal aspects of Heracles’ character in order to present him as some kind of man of honor in an honorless world. In both cases, the episodes include lengthy asides that mention what these characters meant to the Ancient Greeks, which seem to be more accurate than the actual retellings, but are still damnable because they help sell those inaccurate retellings as reliable.

I find the podcast entertaining, but under the shaky justification of “there are many different versions,” they present their own version and present it as the actual myth. That isn’t just a poor adaptation and isn’t just bad research. It’s unethical and fraudulent.

If parcast could only cite their sources, I would really appreciate it. Show me one credible source on how Athena is a “protector of women.” Please. I’d be happy to believe it.

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