Posts tagged Storytelling
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 43 - Just Claus 2: Belsnickel versus Gryla and the Yule Lads

It’s the second round of our ultimate festive fright night fight challenge! We gathered our holiday classics for your listening pleasure this Yuletide season. Who will win and become the new (recommended) Pepsi holiday mascot?

In this bracket, Belsnickel and the Gryla are facing down 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.

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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 41 - Holiday Classics: All I Want for Saturnalia is Yule

Yule want to listen to this episode and our upcoming holiday classics! This episode is Yuletide and Saturnalia all in one. 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 classic re-release celebration 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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Ep 38 - Vampires of Ghana: From Adze to Obayifo

It’s the last of our Vampires around the Worldfest 2018 for you fine folks! We got a spooky assortment of mythological bloodsuckers from West Africa and we think you’re Ghana love it! From the Togo to Cote d’Ivoire and all that Ghana in between, we’ve got legends from the Ashanti and Ewe peoples. First up is the bloodsucking shape-shifting firefly better known as an Adze. Watch out for the insects, they’ll suck the life right out of you. But beware up in the trees for the even more deadly iron teeth and iron hooked-feet of the Asanbosam and the Sasabonsam! And scariest of all some say, beware the Obayifo and it’s glowing armpits and anuses. Wait, what.

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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 35 - Vampires of the Philippines: Aswangs and you

Hello from the undead side! We are kicking off October with our series Vampires around the world with the Aswang of the Philippines. We got Aswangs, we got Tik-Tiks, we got Wak-Waks, we got Sok-Sok, and Bayot, and Zegben, and so many more regional varieties all across the Philippine islands. We take a deep dive into this shape-shifting, day-walking, baby amniotic fluid eating, proboscis having creature of the night. So be friendly to your neighbors, your butchers, and get yourself a stingray tail-whip because they’re coming for you!

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Ep 31 - Finn McCool: Rebel without a Giant's Causeway

Are you too Finn McCool for school? Are you ready for the giant fight of the century? In the Irish corner, Finn McCool and his clever lady Oona, the pride and joy and baby boy of the Emerald Isle. And in the Scottish corner, one giant, two names, the one, the only --- Benandonner the big red giant. Tonight these giants will build bridges and break bread and cry and then run away like giant babies.

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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 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 26 - Pokemon of the Old Testament with Sam Lemberger

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.

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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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Bonus Episode - Drunk Mythology Abridged

It's Drunk Mythology Abridged! We're taking a little break this week because we got god shit to do. Please enjoy our vacation away message bonus in which we explain nothing about why we are so busy. Listen for updates and shameless plugs for sponsors, the Lizzie Mcguire movie, and listener love.

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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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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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