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Ep 50 - April Fools: Anansi

We ain’t foolin’! It’s our 50th episode! Can you dig it?! We take a celebratory tickleback shot and start talking one of our favorite trickster gods and all around friend of man, Anansi. Coming all the way from the Ashanti people in Ghana in West Africa. Let us spin you a yarn of two Anansi stories: How the Trickster Spider god got all stories and you’re gonna carry that weight, ant.

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Ep 48 - Myth Love: Cupid and Psyche

It’s the tale as old as time, the beauty and the Greek. Love is blind for Psyche, who cannot look upon her new husband for some reason unbeknownst to Psyche but beknownst to us. One day her jealous sisters trick her into breaking this golden rule to look upon her husband and setting off a quest for some impossible tasks for Psyche to prove her love to the goddess of love herself, Venus.

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Ep 42 - Just Claus: Krampus versus La Befana

Ho ho ho and Happy everyday is Krampusnaucht! We gathered our holiday classics for your listening pleasure this Yuletide season. Along with the gift of our holiday classics, we’re upping the stakes this year and bringing you the ultimate festive fright night fight challenge! Who will win and become the new (recommended) Pepsi holiday mascot?

In this corner, you know him, you fear him, you hope that sacks not for you, it’s Krampus, the Austrian Christmas Claw! And in the other corner, here she comes riding in on her broom, La Befana the Italian Christmas Witch! Better leave out some sausage, broccoli, and wine for her!

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Ep 40 - Osiris, Isis, and The Falcon King

In this episode, Krista and Christian are once again joined by Anthony Saweres to drunkenly discuss the creation of the year and those rascally grandchildren of Ra: Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nephthys. In what was possibly one of the first tellings of Lion King we get the brother betrayal of the death of Osiris and Isis outsmarting Set time and time again, leading up to the final boss battle. In one corner, Set god of darkness in the form of a giant hippo, and in the other corner Horus in the form of… a giant handsome man? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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Ep 39 - Egyptian Myth: Origins with Anthony Saweres

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.

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Ep 37 - Vampires of China: Jiangshi Can Jump

The third installment of Drunk Mythology’s Vampires Around the World is taking you all to China, where the Jiangshi is hopping your way. The hungry ghost is coming for your chi thanks to the help of your local corpse-driver. Gee, thanks. 5 stars for that driver. If you’ve got a mirror, you might be able to stop this undead Qin dynasty bureaucrat from sucking your life-force. Don’t worry, we’ve got the down-low on this high hopper.

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Ep 36 - Vampires of Malaysia: Heads Up, Penanggalan

Mind your head, we’ve got a floating fanged Nosferatu coming at ya from Malaysia on this week’s Vampires Around the World! She’s a Penanggalan and you better have a pineapple or a sharp wit to fight this Southeast Asian bloodsucker.

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Ep 33 - Ride of the Valkyries

Grab your mead, don your horned helm, we are riding to victory with the Valkyries! This week we're talking about the winged women of Odin and roll call a few notable Norse, including a Norn.

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Ep 28 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 1 with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

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.

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Ep 27 - You're Welcome, Maui

Hey listeners, hey listeners! Make way, make way! We've got a story or two, about Maui's feats for you. Disney copyrights aside, he raised islands from the tide. Who needs more time for fun? Maui's gonna pull the sun. A little too cool in your seat? Maui's gonna bring the heat. Who needs anyone else, when Maui's all you need. And talk about coconuts? Maui made the trees. We've got the stories, about Maui.

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Ep 25 - God of War Lore pt. 2

This week, we are continuing our God of War lore series. We cover the events of God of War 2 and 3, breaking down Kratos' many journeys to the underworld and his unquenchable bloodlust for murdering every god, goddess, demigod, monster, and hero of the classical Greek tradition. Get ready for the ultimate showdown of ultimate destroying Olympus and find out what's in Pandora's box. Don't get your hopes up --- It's deicide.

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Ep 24 - God of War Lore

On the high holiday, in honor of today's release of the latest entry in the God of War franchise, we are talking about Kratos, God of War and its connection to actual Greek mythology. In this first part of our two-part God of War Lore series, we take on the first God of War game and the beef between Kratos and Ares. We talk about how the Ghost of Sparta got his name, Pandora got her box, and Ares got his mustache!

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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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Ep 21 - Sun Wukong, the Dankey Kang

Happy Year of the Dog! To celebrate we are journeying to the East, to bring to you the Journey to the West! We start this epic saga like the Chinese myth itself, with the Stone Monkey, the Handsome Monkey King, the Demon Monkey King, the Keeper of the Heavenly Horses, the Great Sage Equal to Heaven, the... You get it. Sun Wukong, he who is awakened to emptiness and immortal AF. He will defy the Jade Emperor, Dragons, Heaven and Hell, Lao Tzu, the enlightened Gautama Buddha himself, and he'll even duke it out with the lead singer of Third Eye Blind, Erlang Shen!

Listening, subscribing, and giving us them good, good Apple Podcast ratings will grant you one ticket to Immortalfest 2018! Coming soon to the heavens near you!

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Ep 20 - The Baba Yaga Saga

The Baba Yaga is the OG Queen Bee of bad witches! 1 Part Fairy Godmother, 1 Part Boogeyman, add in a dash of Russian folklore and boom, you've got a recipe for the arch-crone herself and the topic of this week's episode!

Find out all about her, her badass house, her badass servants, her badass self, and her badass exploits as we tell how this Fairy Boogeyman helps Vasilisa the beautiful in a Russian Cinderella story.

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Ep 19 - Maria Morevna and the Death of Koschei the Deathless pt. 2

Say Здравствуйте to 2018 with this hero's journey into new mythological territory! Russia and Slavic traditional folklore! We are branching out with the tale of badass lady queen general Maria Morevna and her husband Ivan the dimwitted matchmaker prince! In the second half of our story, Ivan has gone after his wife Maria who has been stolen away by Koschei the Deathless. After stealing Maria away three times and failing, our naive and trusting hero ventures to the Baba Yaga to get himself a brand new horse!

This episode is brought to you by the number 3! The tale begins and ends with three, three sisters and three soon to be bird-person brother-in-laws, and many, many, many more threes!

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Ep 18 - Maria Morevna and the Death of Koschei the Deathless pt. 1

Say Здравствуйте to 2018 with this hero's journey into new mythological territory! Russia and Slavic traditional folklore! We are branching out with the tale of badass lady queen general Maria Morevna and her husband Ivan the dimwitted matchmaker prince! In a tale of, "hey, listen to what your wife tells you," Ivan unleashes the dreaded Koschei the deathless and starts his adventure with a little help from his bird-in-laws.

This episode is brought to you by the number 3! The tale begins and ends with three, three sisters and three soon to be bird-person brother-in-laws, and many, many, many more threes!

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Ep 17 - A Clause By Any Other Name Pt. 2

You better watch out! Belsnickel and the Gryla Killa are coming to town this holiday season! Listen closely for the sounds of switches whipping and drunk fur pelt-wearing Santa contenders!  We hope you have received your obligatory gift clothes and haven't been taken away in Gryla's sack! If you thought Gryla was bad then wait until you meet her spawn -- the Yule Lads! Thirteen days of thirteen awful monsters breaking into your house and mildly inconveniencing you and your family for the Icelandic Yuletide Christmas.

Celebrate 2018 by listening to us, reminding you that we all just barely made it through 2017 and that Krampus is still out there!

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Ep 16 - A Clause By Any Other Name Pt. 1

Hide yo presents, hide yo kids, hide for your life because it's Krampus Day! He is coming for you, Barbara! And who's that behind him? Look there, chiiilllldren! Here comes La Befana riding in on her broom! Better leave out some sausage, broccoli, and wine for the Italian Christmas Witch!

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Episode 15 - All I Want for Saturnalia is Yule

Yule want to listen to this episode and our whole Holiday party pack of episodes coming to you in the month of December! It's Yuletide and Saturnalia all in one this week. We hope you are ready to lose your togas and don your pileus caps! Gather your wine and your wassail, take a seat and light the log and party for at least a week to celebrate Saturn and the Golden Age of Man in our favorite Roman Holiday, Saturnalia!

We're not limiting this celebration just to Classical Rome. No sir! It's not a Yuletide party until you've ridden your Sleipnir with Odin all the way up and down the heims for a raucous season of the hunt.

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