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.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
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
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.Read More
Leviathan, Behemoth and Ziz walk into a bar on this week's Drunk Mythology with special guest Sam Lemberger. Together we drink and discuss the three's company of Old Testament Monsters who evolved into the Weather Trio of Pokemon legend. That's right Drunk Mythologists, it's a Pokemon episode! Get ready to learn about the true origins of Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza. I swear to Arceus we are telling the truth.Read More
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!Read More
Jealousy, betrayal, shapeshifting old women, and death! this week we've got it all when a death in the family sets off a chain reaction for doomsday in a "you're probably wondering how I got here" moment."
This week we wrap up Norse November thinking about all the Ragnarok and Vikings in our lives. Remember this Thanksgiving that even though you may have to spend it with your distant relatives, at least you don't have an uncle Loki plotting to kill you and set off the apocalypse.Read More
This is big! This is the end of the world as Snorri Sturluson knows it! Just in time for Marvel's new Thor Ragnorak movie, we have our own Ragnarok world-changing event with our first guest ever, Brian James, author of the new novel Mjolnir and all-around great guy and knower of Norse things.
It's the end of the line for Odin, Thor, Loki, and the rest of Asgard and all the gards as we know them! You'll hear the real deets on what happens when Surtr and the gang say hi for one last ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny!Read More
We put the CAN in CANNIBAL in this feast of frights featuring fantastically ferocious feral flesh-eating foodies.Read More
It all started on Thor's day. Thor faces his greatest challenge: a battle of wits. Listen to how Thor's greatest humiliation came in the form of failing to lift a cat, being beaten by an old grandma giant, and perhaps worst of all, failing to finish his mead.Read More
Loki is anything but low key in these tales of offerings and offspring. You want fantastical dwarven-crafted gifts for the Gods and Goddesses? Loki's got em. You want apocalyptic nightmare monsters that will destroy everything in Ragnarok? Loki's got em. You want to know the down low on Loki? We've got you.Read More
Somebody lost a hammer and found a husband, whoop whoop. It’s up to Loki and Thor to convince the salacious Thrym that Freyja is indeed ready to marry him, so single Girl Thor and his bestie Loki get dolled up for a hot night in Jotenheim. But will Thor get cold feet in the land of Frost Giants?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
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