In this episode we talk two tales of two lovers. Starting out is Pyramus and Thisbe who met through a glory hole?! And later we draw the parallels to the most well known doomed star-crossed lovers story: Romeo and Juliet. That once again proves Shakespeare stole it from the French, who stole it from Italy, who stole it from Greece, who stole it from Babylon.Read More
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.Read More
To Hell and Back Again, a Bards tale by Orpheus of Thrace. Orpheus would do anything for love, and he would do that. Go to hell with Orpheus in pursuit of his lost love, Eurydice. He’ll prove that true love and love songs conquer almost all, even death as he plays his lyre and sways the crowds including Pluto, Proserpina, Charon and Cerberus. And if that don’t touch your heart, then you might be a murder-lusting Maenad Bacchus groupie.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Karma, karma, karma, chimerachameleon!
It's a monster mashin' conspiracy this October, folks. We got episodes coming out every week this month full of the monsters that have been inhabiting our myths and nightmares for millennia, starting with that dang ol' nightmare-fueling chimera!Read More
Krista and Christian talk about the heroics of Demigod and all-around good guy Perseus, who proves that even in Greek myth, good things happen to good people and there can actually be happy endings. Perseus’s featured feats include defeating the Gorgons, the Graeae, befriending both acorn bread eating people and Hyperboreans and many more good things. Zeus’s featured feats include impregnating Perseus’s mom, Danae, as a golden shower. What the Hades, Zeus.Read More
Part 2 of our Hercules series, last time he took the Oracles’ chair, this time, he's gonna fight the sun! Man-eating birds and giant white bulls are no match for our hero Herakles, but will our brave demigod succeed in completing his remaining labors? Man-eating mares, Amazonians, golden apples and a trip to the underworld are on Hercules’ to-do list and the jerk is even gonna help and hinder some titans along the way.Read More
Put on your Nemean Lion pelts and grab your cudgels! We're talking about Hercules this week: twelve labors, two parts, and two bottles of wine! In this first half, we are talking Hercules’ family line, early years nabbing that sweet God milk from Hera, killing snakes and music teachers and earning that pelt and cudgel, and actually living a pretty happy life with his happy wife Megara.
Then boom. Hera strikes and tragedy. One angry stop to talk to the Oracles and now Hercules has gotta do some labors for his cousin, Eurystheus. We predict, Lions, hydras, hinds, and boars, and oh my a whole mess of cow poop are in Herk the Jerk’s future.Read More
Put on your earbuds, we gonna talk our way through the many god and goddess children of that no-good, philandering scoundrel king of Mt. Olympus, Zeus. Thanks to the infidelity that rascal Zeus, we have Hermes, Athena, Artemis, Ares, Apollo, Dionysus, Hephaestus, and Persephone. Somebody better tell Hera, she's got some revenging to do.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