Posts tagged Dragon
Ep 30 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 3: The Return of the King Kavus with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

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.

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Ep 29 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 2: The True Prince of Persia with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

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!

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Ep 23 - The Resplendent Quetzalcoatl

The Resplendent Quetzalcoatl bird is the word this week. Learn about the feathered serpent dragon-bird god who can do it all and did it all for the Mesoamerican societies before Hernan Cortes and Spain came to wreck shit. Featuring hot sauce and horrible pronunciations.

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Ep 22 - Journey to the West, I thought you said Weast

Continuing our epic saga of the Journey to the West, we introduce our hero monk, all around good guy Tang Xuanzang, bestowed upon the heavenly quest to get Buddha's latest scrolls, the Tripitaka from the West and take them back East, to bring Buddhism and enlightenment to the land. He'll have help from epic guest stars like the Boddhisatvas Kuan Yin and Lingji, as well as the Gold Star of Venus. With his new quest, which is also now his title, Tripitaka will journey to the West through dangerous mountains and rivers together with his disciples who he must gather to join his Tripitaka Team: Pigsy, as Face. Tripitaka, as Hannibal. Sandy, as Mad Dog Murdock. And Sun Wukong as B.A. Barracas. And featuring: Dragon, as Horse.

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