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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 or 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! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold Liv Albert

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 55 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 or readings of ancient epics every Friday. (Episodes from late 2019/2020 on are much more in depth and nuanced!)

    CXLVII: The Most Infamous Woman of Greek Myth, Helen of Sparta (Part 1)

    CXLVII: The Most Infamous Woman of Greek Myth, Helen of Sparta (Part 1)

    Helen is simultaneously the most well known mortal of myth and a complete and utter enigma. What do we actually know about her, and the choices she did and did not make that lead to the Trojan War?
    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: Helen: Goddess, Princess, Whore by Bettany Hughes; Theoi.com; The Iliad, translated by Samuel Butler; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Sappho's Lyre by Diane Rayor.
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    • 34 min
    Conversations: Singing the Words of Homer, Ancient Music and Lyrics with Bettina Joy De Guzman

    Conversations: Singing the Words of Homer, Ancient Music and Lyrics with Bettina Joy De Guzman

    Liv speaks with teacher, songwriter, and ancient instrument musician Bettina Joy De Guzman all about ancient instruments, music, and singing songs of Greek myths and stories. Find more about Bettina Joy's work here: bettinajoydeguzman.com
    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.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    CXLVII: Far-Shooting Phoebus Apollo, God of Everything & Nothing

    CXLVII: Far-Shooting Phoebus Apollo, God of Everything & Nothing

    Oh, far-shooting Apollo... What are you exclusively the god of, anyway? All things Apollo, the good and the very, very bad. Submit your questions to Liv's 2022 New Year Q&A episode 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.
    Sources: Theoi.com; Homeric Hymns translated by Hugh Evelyn-White.
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    • 33 min
    Liv Reads the Homeric Hymns to Apollo

    Liv Reads the Homeric Hymns to Apollo

    Homeric Hymns are beautiful and detailed and so, so ancient... The two Homeric Hymns to Apollo tell the story of his birth and the founding of the Oracle at Delphi.
    This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!
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    • 41 min
    CXLVI: Io the Wanderer and Hermes, Boot-Lick of the Gods (Prometheus Bound Part 3)

    CXLVI: Io the Wanderer and Hermes, Boot-Lick of the Gods (Prometheus Bound Part 3)

    Prometheus tells Io of her ongoing story of suffering, but also hey! She's going to start quite the dynasty. Finally, Hermes arrives with news from Zeus.
    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: The Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.
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    • 42 min
    Conversations: Who Was This "Homer" Guy, Anyway? Homeric Theories w/ Joel Christensen

    Conversations: Who Was This "Homer" Guy, Anyway? Homeric Theories w/ Joel Christensen

    There's so, so much more to the concept of "Homer" than a blind poet from Archaic Greece. In fact, there probably was never any Homer, or any Hesiod for that matter. Plus... Toxic heroes being toxic. Follow the Sententiae Antiquae twitter here, or visit the site for loads of ancient Greek and Roman goodness: here.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Cornel Steyn ,

Love the show!

As a South African I am facinated by the Myths, Baby! Was not allowed to be in any books when we grew up back in the day.
The humour and sarcasm just makes it so much better! You go girl!

Lifewithmichal ,

Hell yes listen to this

I live in South Africa and have always been obsessed with Greek myths. Every time I am doing a task with my hands that leaves my mind free I’m listening. luv is beyond hilarious

Rianduh ,

Frickin love your work girl!

Omw I seriously looooove this podcast! I am so sad I only found it now! I am binge listing all the episodes! Liv you are so funny! I have always loves Greek myths but I am a lazy reader so thank you thank you thank you for bringing this joy to my ears! 😍

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