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Greek Gods and Human Mythtakes
61 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
Athena Brings the Malice In the Pallas
There are few myths in which Athena doesn't appear in-- whether that be a the main divinity, or a smaller role in the myth-- many of which we have already covered in out episode. For this episode, we cover the the curses of Athena instead of the blessings. Because for every Hero that Athena blesses (Odysseus), there's there's another that she curses (Ajax the Lesser.)
42 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Ares: Jar Wars
While the The ancient Greeks revered Athena, they had a complex relationship with Ares. They built shrines and made offerings to him, but did not worship him in the same manner they worshipped Other Olympians. To the Greeks he was a necessary evil, not something to worship.
47 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Aristophanes: Bird Eye Blind
Dustin continue our retelling of the comedic genius Aristophanes', by retelling the comedy "The Birds", which centers around an Athenian's hairbrained scheme to use birds to destroy the Olympians. This play was so good it was deemed ILL EAGLE.
36 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
Who Let the Frogs Out?
Aristophanes’ comedy “The Frogs” is a hilariously, absurd play which follows the ridiculous antics of Dionysus and his slave as they try to revive the greatest Athenian tragedians from the underworld. I guess you could call it a “ribbeting” play.
55 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
Prometheus: Planes, Chains, and Automobiles
Prometheus, the champion of mankind, is bound to a mountain for giving us fire. But exactly WHY he was given this brutal punishment appears to have been an issue many ancient Greeks grappled with. In this episode we cover Aeschylus’ playwright “Prometheus Bound”— a completely new take on Prometheus— and how the play shapes our ideas and thoughts on his myth as a whole.
34 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Muse line is it anyway?
The Muses, the divine inspiration of the arts, poets, language, bards, and so much more. Since Muses were the embodiment of every key characteristic of what ancient Greeks (and even we today) define as being human; it’s only natural that ancient Greeks create myths which create a close bond with them.
36 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
In this episode we cover the Nymphs, who, like humans, find themselves at the mercy of the whim of the Olympians.
26 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Satyrs:The baaaahd boys of Ancient Greece
What do you get when you combine ancient Greeks, drunken revelries, an unhealthy libido, and the table manners of a goat? In this episode we discuss how the outrageous, yet hilarious, tales of satyrs won of the Ancient Greek hearts. No other mythical creature is so crude, yet so loved by the Greeks.
53 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Chiron’s Centaur for Rearing heroes
Chiron, the teacher of heroes, inventor of medicine, and the probably the only centaur you’d feel comfortable with watching your children. This episode we continue our journey into the rustic deities and go into Chiron’s “Hay day”.
33 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Long Tide, No Sea
This episode we will discuss some of the Greek deities involving liquid, whether it be water or booze. So join us and drink it all in!
49 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Wind Gods: Quid Blow Quo
This episode we discuss the origins of the Anemoi (the 4 gods of wind that correspond with North, South, East, and West). Tune in and prepare to be blown away!
51 minutes | May 24, 2021
Thanatos gets Nyxed
Now that we've wrapped up Homer's great works, we return back to the very beginning in the Greek Mythology. In this episode we highlight the creation of the world, the many children of Chaos and Nyx, and give Thanatos his time to shine.
53 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
The Odyssey Finale: Honey, I Trunk the Kids
The moment has finally come to a head. Every slight Odysseus has endured will be repaid, tenfold. In this episode Odysseus strikes back at the suitors and takes back his palace, Penelope is unsure if the man in her presence is really Odysseus and tests his knowledge of their bed, and Ithaca's nobles rise to arms to fight back against Odysseus.
65 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Bowdysseus, It's worth a shot
In this next to last episode of The Odyssey, we will see Odysseus finally talk with his wife Penelope and partake in an archery contest. Tune in to find out how it plays out!
92 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
With Odysseus, the "Thigh's the Limit"
In this episode of "Undercover King", Odysseus maintains his disguise as an old beggar and finally comes face to face with the suitors and is challenged to a wrestling match with the town drunk. However, prior to the match Odysseus shows off his giant thighs and puts him into a world of hurt.
65 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
The Odyssey: Eumaeus Well Sleep with Pigs
After battling cyclops, fighting off seductive goddesses--Although only after he allowed himself to succumb to their advances for years, listening to Sirens, journeying to the underworld, and surviving Scylla; Odysseus has embarked--or disembarked-- on his greatest challenge yet... His homecoming. The stakes are set, the suitors are in place to kill his son Telemachus and will kill Odysseus if they recognize him. Odysseus decides to go "undercover boss" in this episode, to see how his country has been ruled in his absence.
83 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
The Odyssey: Sirens of the Lambs
How does a hero surpass a feat of blinding a Cyclops? Odysseus' journey continues to become more Epic. In this Episode Odysseus becomes he lover of Circe, journeys to the underworld, survives Charybdis and Scylla, and experiences the lovely sounds of the Sirens.
64 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
The Odyssey part 3: Polyphemus' Eye-conic scene
What happens when the hero violates Xenia and is trapped inside a cave with a Cyclops? In this episode we discuss the most iconic scene of the Odyssey as Odysseus tells his epic journey.
54 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
The Odyssey Part 2: Calypso Royale
In our previous episode we left off with Odysseus' son, Telemachus, trying to learn the fate of his father--now missing for over ten years. Telemachus learns his father is not only alive, but is a prisoner to a goddess' every whim and desire. How will Odysseus ever escape his current predicament
56 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Odysseus' Epic Homecoming: You Odyssey it
Troy is sacked, Hector and Achilles are dead, Helen is returned, and the Greeks are returning home. The Greeks indulged themselves a little too much with their pillaging, and now they have to fight the elements and the gods on their way home. Where is Odysseus? It's up to his son to discover.
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