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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 an ...
 
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Revisiting Liv's favourite myth in much more detail... What happens when a hero marries a goddess? The story of Cadmus and Harmonia, the mysterious and yet deeply important couple and the origins of their family's curse. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as defe…
 
Part two of Liv's conversation with Eduardo García-Molina who studies the Hellenistic Period and the Seleukids specificially, they talk Hellenistic kings and empires, the cultures and people of the east, and so much more (including video games)! Follow Eduardo on Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typi…
 
A re-airing of Liv's 2019 episodes covering Euripides' Bacchae, one of his most gruesome and brilliant plays... Don't anger a god like Dionysus, even if he's your cousin. 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 …
 
Liv speaks with Eduardo García-Molina who studies the Hellenistic Period and the Seleukids specificially, they talk Hellenistic kings and empires, the cultures and people of the east, and so much more (including video games)! Follow Eduardo on Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods …
 
Liv speaks with author and past guest, Jennifer Saint, about her new novel ELEKTRA, following the stories of Elektra, Clytemnestra, and Cassandra, and the curse on the house of Atreus... ELEKTRA is out now in North America and the UK, find it wherever you get your books. Follow Jennifer on Instagram and Twitter. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths invo…
 
Liv speaks with past guest Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts all about Euripides' Alcestis... And Euripides, and tragedy, and tragedy competitions... And so much more. Mostly, what, on earth, is going on? 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 wer…
 
A bonus re-airing of last year's conversation with author Elodie Harper whose book The Wolf Den is now available in North America. The sequel, the House With the Golden Door is now available in the UK and will be out in North America in September! Liv and Elodie talk about the book, the ancient Lupenar/Wolf Den of Pompeii, and the remains of Pompei…
 
Taking an even stronger turn into the comedy side of tragicomedy, Heracles finds out the truth of the situation in Pherae. 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: Euripides' Alcestis, found in Th…
 
Liv reads the remaining, shorter Homeric Hymns to gods and heroes, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of Aphrodite and Dionysus, Pan and Hermes, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, even the mother of all gods. 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 hav…
 
The eponymous character dies. And then what? The tragicomic play by Euripides that turns everything on its head, and then some. 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: Euripides' Alcestis, found …
 
Liv speaks with Ryan Denson who studies ancient SEA MONSTERS... Ketos and beyond, sharks, whales, and everything in between. It's possible Liv feels too strongly about ocean life... 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 referencin…
 
Euripides' Alcestis is a fascinating(ly weird) play that doesn't quite fit the genre of tragedy... Admetus is a man cheating fate, but at a cost. 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: Euripides…
 
Liv reads the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of the Cytherean goddess and her encounter with the mortal Anchises, the conception of the Trojan prince Aeneas. 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 Rea…
 
When Aphrodite gets with mortals, crazy things happen. Aphrodite's affair with the Trojan Anchises lead to the birth of the Trojan prince Aeneas, a man who's much more interesting before the Romans ever got their hold on him... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not …
 
Find out more about the Out of Chaos theatre's Playing Dionysus here. Follow Amy Pistone and ask any questions you might have on Twitter. 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…
 
Can you believe there was a time when Isis was worshipped as a Greek goddess, even sometimes one of the Olympians? Check out Lindsey's book on Isis worship and follow her on Twitter. 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 referenci…
 
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