Last time, we covered the first four ages and their epic ends at the hands of the gods, extreme elemental forces and Jaguarnado! Now, we bring you into the Fifth age of the poor and brave sun boy, Nanahautl, and the rich and cowardly moon boy, Tecuciztecatl.Read More
Time to get some knowledge about the Aztec Creation myth and the first four ages and what went wrong every time. Spoiler alert: the gods are gonna wreck shit. We gonna bring you back to the very beginning, when Ometeotl made the gods out of the primordial void, and then we gonna about the first four suns and the four Tezcatlipocas. Every age begins and ends with one of the elements, like hurricanes, floods, rains of fire, and best of all — the JAGUARNADO!Read More
Baby, it’s a Bad Ra-mance! We’re tackling the Egyptian origin story with our resident Egyptian and editor, Anthony Saweres. He’s giving us the deets on the birth of Golden Egg boy Ra and thus the world of Egypt. Ra the creator is gonna make a whole bunch of good things to serve him while he’s working the Pharaoh biz, until he gets too old and everyone stops respecting him.
So angry Ra makes the powerful Sekhmet to lay down the hurt on man for the dis until she takes the lion’s share of man-flesh and clever Ra’s gotta fix it all with some craft beers.
But the real trick is Isis, who’s gotta know Ra’s real name, the source of his power, and the hook for this episode.Read More
Make way listeners for Prince Rostam! Here is the final chapter of our series on Iranian poet Firdawsi's Shahnameh with special guests and Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi.
Heroic Prince Rostam labors away, beating local villagers and saving the foolhardy King Kavus who has been blinded and kidnapped by the evil white demon *cough* King Theoden and Sarumon *cough*. Rakash and Rostam rescue the king of Mazandaran and go off onto many more adventures, like accidentally committing filicide and eventually succumbing to siblicide after 600 years of living that rock & roll prince lifestyle. And we say goodbye to our special guests Katie and Damir who have been with us for this 60,000 couplet ride.Read More
We continue our dive into Firdawsi's Shahnameh with special guests and Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi.
In this part 2, we follow the one, the only, the true Prince of Persia. Hero-prince Rostam will go across deserts and mountains in order to fall asleep in some reeds to maybe save King Kai Kavus. Rostam will meet the beautiful princess Tahmina and then leave her for a horse. Along the way, that faithful horse Rakash will fight lions and dragons, while Rostam kills a sheep and fights all of Fleetwood Mac. We'll have one final part to come, so keep listening!Read More
Shananananaha Shanameh we got multi-part series that starts today. Special guests and resident Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi, tell us about Firdawsi and his epic 60,000 couplet book, the Shahnameh --- the Book of Kings.
In part 1, we dive into the history of Firdawsi, the Shahnameh and the first part of the epic tome. Featuring bad dads and magical eagle moms, a more practical Rapunzel, 30 days of weddings with ropes and drinking, some sweet, sweet, albino baby Benjamin Buttons, and a whole mess of sexy blacksmiths.Read More
Say HELLO to show hosts Christian Madonna and Krista Hunsicker as we give our booze-infused take on the actual accounts of how the universe and world were created according to the Ancient Greek Pantheon from straight up Chaos to the establishment of Zeus as King God on Mount Olympus.Read More