Sláinte! In this episode, learn about the most famous Irish warrior of Celtic Myth, Finn McCool! We recall back to our past episode where Finn got into a fight and accidentally created the Isle of Man and inadvertently, the Giant’s Causeway and now we’re going to give you the origin story on old Fionn Mac Cumhaill! Hear the very Game of Thrones-like circumstances of his birth and how the boy got so smart with the help of some great Druid and Fianna mentors and a thumbsuckingly delicious accident involving hazelnuts and a giant salmon!Read More
Hello Listeners! We are back from our long hiatus (we took a vacation), you know how it goes. We have a special treat for you fine folks, we are joined today by Adam DeCollibus, author of the new novel, Caravan. Adam joins us in talking about story inspirations and what keeps a young writer going at it when they are new to the craft.Read More
Hide yo kids and stay away from waterways and woods and roads because La Llorona is out catching kids. She’s hunting for hijos today to get into those pearly gates. We drink Pisco, trash on the name Martin, and admit we’re too scared to see the Curse of La Llorona, but we gonna tell you folks about the weeping boogie-woman.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
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