Posts tagged storytelling
Ep 56 - Finn McCool and the Salmon of Knowledge

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!

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Ep 55 - Aztec Creation Myth pt. 2: The Fifth Age

Last time, we covered the first four ages and their epic ends at the hands of the gods, extreme elemental forces and Jaguarnado! Now, we bring you into the Fifth age of the poor and brave sun boy, Nanahautl, and the rich and cowardly moon boy, Tecuciztecatl.

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Ep 54 - Aztec Creation Myth pt. 1: The Four Tezcatlipocas and First Four Ages

Time to get some knowledge about the Aztec Creation myth and the first four ages and what went wrong every time. Spoiler alert: the gods are gonna wreck shit. We gonna bring you back to the very beginning, when Ometeotl made the gods out of the primordial void, and then we gonna about the first four suns and the four Tezcatlipocas. Every age begins and ends with one of the elements, like hurricanes, floods, rains of fire, and best of all — the JAGUARNADO!

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Ep 53 - Tickle Me, Rusalka

The first week of June was Rusalka week. May is considered Mermay in the art community. Coincidence? We don’t think so! If you take away one thing from this episode about Murderous Slavic River Wenches, it’s that they are always down to party.

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Ep 52 - Breaking down writing myths with guest Author Adam DeCollibus

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.

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Ep 47 - Myth Love: Orpheus and Eurydice

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.

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Ep 46 - Jason and the Argonauts: Medea's Argo-Naughty Bois

It’s part 2 of Jason and the Argonauty Bois’ (and Atalanta’s) epic quest to Kolchis to get the Golden Fleece to earn his kingdom from evil usurper Pelias. They’ll fight stone giants, dragons, Aeetes and fate! But they wouldn’t have gotten far without Medea, who does everything. Ask Euripides though, you better keep Medea on your side, Jason, cause she’ll mess you up and then peace out on her own dragon-pulled chariot!

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Ep 45 - Jason and the Argonauts: Avengers of Antiquity

ANTIQUITY AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Strap on a single sandal and hop aboard the Argo cause we’re going on a quest for the Golden Fleece! We are setting sail for high jinks on the high seas with Jason and every hero in Ancient Greece! Old man Demigod Hercules will be there, as will Orpheus the master musician, Peleus (Achilles’s dad), the Boreas Bois (literal sons of the North Wind), Castor and Pollux, Meleager and Atalanta (Greece’s most famous lady hero)! Listen in to learn about the Golden Ram of Hermes, Jason’s quest for his inheritance, the ladies of Lemnos, and Zeus’s most petty revenge. Tune in for a smashing ending!

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Ep 44 - Namahage: Japanese New Year's Oni

Hello and welcome to the year 2019! For our first episode of the new year, we have got a new year’s Oni demon coming to you from Japan to scare the willies out of all the bad kids out there. Better beware, the Namahage is out there and he knows you didn’t stick to your resolutions!

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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 34 - Korean Myths and Mythstakes Pt. 2 with Steven and Melanie Moore

Previously on Drunk Mythology… Krista and Christian were joined by Melanie and Steven Moore on a journey to Jeju Island for a soju-driven dive into a Korean Creation Myth. And then we lost half the episode. But we dug deep and got drunk all over again on somek and with all four of our brain bits we were able to recant the tales of the victorious Cheonjiwang and his ridiculous, good and bad, Jack and the Beanstalk climbing up to heaven sons, Daebyeol and Sobyeol. This part 2 features twice the sons, twice the moons, twice the suns, and this time the stories are even more… AMAZING.

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Ep 32 - Korean Myths and Mythstakes with Steven and Melanie Moore

On this episode of Drunk Mythology, Krista and Christian are joined by Melanie and Steven Moore on a journey to Jeju Island for a soju driven dive into a Korean Creation Myth. Where we pose several questions with no answers like: Where did the Rooster Emperors go? How many animals does it take to beat 4 and 30,000 naughty boys? Are there multiple Willow Trees? Join us to hear how Korea got its creation back. It'll be...Amazing.

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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 12 - The Monster Mashup Part 4 - Best of Sea Wives, Worst of Seahorses

A tale of two monsters: one cuddly seal sea spouse, the other a deadly danger horse. Don't go back into the water. It may be a wife or death situation. We’re talking about selkie smooth and kelpie killers.

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Ep 5 - Once Upon a Perseus

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.

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Ep 3 - The Twelve Labors of Jerkules Part 1

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.

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