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Myths Your Teacher Hated Podcast
17 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Episode 77 - How Beer Saved the World
This week on MYTH, we’re headed back to the primordial mists of creation itself in a listener suggestion episode. You’ll learn that you should never piss off a giant lion goddess, that the Eye of Sauron needs to step up its game, and that dyeing your beer can be a religious experience. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll meet the OG phoenix.
38 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Episode 76 - Cinderella
This week on MYTH, we’re getting down and dirty with one of the best-known stories ever told. You’ll see that you should never piss off magic fairies (or birds), that trees are almost as good as mothers, and that princes can’t recognize anybody. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll see that even friendly hippos are jerks.
32 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 72Y - King of Ithaca
This week on MYTH, we’ll finally reach the long-awaited conclusion to our epic journey. You’ll discover that Odysseus doesn’t trust anybody, that Penelope is a good match for her returned husband, and that there’s always time for just a little more brutal violence. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll learn the mythological origins of the Ghost of Sparta.
44 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 72X - A Red Wedding
This week on MYTH, it’s the penultimate episode of the Odyssey, and things are going to get bloody. You’ll see why you shouldn’t let a beggar play suitor games, why you shouldn’t let a servant into your chimney, and why you shouldn’t let a goddess perch in your rafters. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the story behind Odysseus’ famous bow.
39 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Episode 72W - The Last Straw
This week on MYTH, things are finally approaching the bloody finale with only three episodes left. You’ll discover that siblings always have similar sounding names, that people like to throw things at Odysseus, and that getting your feet washed is a good way to get caught. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s basically a Shakespearean tragedy - for reals.
37 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
Episode 72V - The Beggar King
This week on MYTH, Odysseus is going to have a chance to size up the competition. You’ll discover that it’s hard out there for a beggar, that some things are too cruel even for the other villains, and that everyone is ready to murder the suitors. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll learn how seven stars can become six in only 100,000 years.
30 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Episode 72U - Family Reunion
This week on MYTH, it’s a long overdue reunion, tender and tearful. You’ll see that if you want murder done you should probably do it yourself, that Odysseus is very confident in his battle skills, and that Penelope can only take so much before she loses it. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the towering bronze giant standing between you and your Cretan vacation.
32 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Episode 72T - Good Omens
This week on MYTH, we’ll have tests and omens and portents, oh my. You’ll discover that you can read the future in a bird’s dinner, that Odysseus likes to test the people helping him, and that pirates are a real problem. Then, in Gods and Monsters, be vewy vewy quiet - we’we hunting...evewything.
39 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Episode 72S - Return of the King
This week on MYTH, Odysseus is home. You’ll see that Athena is finally ready to come clean, that Odysseus can be shockingly oblivious, and that swineherds are the best people. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll discover why you should never be the lookout for a cheating god.
31 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Episode 72R - Take Me Home Country Roads
This week on MYTH, Odysseus will finally catch a real break in his attempts to get home. You’ll see that random prophecies are never actually random, that magic sleep is the best sleep, and that Poseidon hates public transit. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll learn that it’s wrong to throw a baby off a mountain.
36 minutes | May 29, 2021
Episode 72Q - On the Road Again
This week on MYTH, Odysseus is going to find help in unexpected places. You’ll see that it’s a bad idea to creep around a princess, that sometimes hiding is easy, and what to do if someone asks you if you’re a god. Then, in Gods and Monsters, Zeus is going to get freaky with a cow instead of as one.
33 minutes | May 15, 2021
Episode 72P - Naked and Afraid
This week on MYTH, Odysseus is getting wrecked. You’ll see that scarves are the perfect accessory, that leaves make a great bed but not a great outfit, and that Odysseus would kill for a fig leaf. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll see why you should never trust infants.
26 minutes | May 1, 2021
Episode 72O - Homeward Bound
This week on MYTH, it’s time for Odysseus to make a final push towards home. You’ll see that Odysseus is a liar, that not all goddesses are jealous, and that rafts can be fancy. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it doesn’t pay to brag about how many kids you have.
27 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Episode 72N - Secrets and Lies
This week on MYTH, Telemachus’ secret is about to get out. You’ll discover that you really shouldn’t blame a slave for what a prince does, that the suitors are really bad at being villains, and that talking in your sleep can be helpful. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll see what happens when you piss off a naked Artemis.
32 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Episode 72M - Sacrificial Bull
This week on MYTH, Telemachus is finally going to catch up on some of what you already know. You’ll see that bulls can agree to be sacrificed, that Helen has a stash of happy drugs, and that everyone likes Odysseus as long as they don’t have to be around him. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s Europe’s origin story.
27 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Episode 72L - Coming Unraveled
This week on MYTH, Telemachus is going to be a little bit all over the place. You’ll discover you can be an expert in bird omens, that Penelope is crafty in every sense of the word, and that it’s important to know when you’re talking to a goddess. Then, in Gods and Monsters, we’ll journey into the distant past to witness the birth of that goddess.
22 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Episode 72K - Party Pooper
This week on MYTH, it’s finally time to meet Odysseus’ long-abandoned son and see how things are going back on the home front. You’ll discover that wannabe stepdads are the worst, that absentee fathers make it hard to be well-adjusted, and that Athena is a master of disguise. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll see the lengths that some gods will go to in order to thank sexy men the naughty way.
36 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Episode 72J - Holy Cow
This week on MYTH: beef. It’s what’s for dinner. You’ll see that you should really listen to magical warnings, that stealing from gods is a bad idea, and that there’s never a good time for a nap. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll discover why deadbeat dads and magical horses are a deadly combination.
42 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Episode 75 - Let Your Hair Down
This week on MYTH, it’s a dysfunctional Valentine’s Day special for a dysfunctional year. You’ll learn why you should say no to vegetables, what lions are scared of, and how to leave a room with no doors. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll see why you should be careful who you marry.
31 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Episode 72I - A Rock and a Hard Place
This week on MYTH, we’ll try to survive a trio of murderous monsters. You’ll see that Odysseus was a bondage enthusiast, that Odysseus was a music lover, and that Odysseus doesn’t always say the right thing. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s time for a double helping of sea monster origin story.
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