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!Read More
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.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
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
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
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!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
In this episode, Krista and Christian are once again joined by Anthony Saweres to drunkenly discuss the creation of the year and those rascally grandchildren of Ra: Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nephthys. In what was possibly one of the first tellings of Lion King we get the brother betrayal of the death of Osiris and Isis outsmarting Set time and time again, leading up to the final boss battle. In one corner, Set god of darkness in the form of a giant hippo, and in the other corner Horus in the form of… a giant handsome man? You’ll have to listen to find out.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
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.Read More
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.Read More
Mind your head, we’ve got a floating fanged Nosferatu coming at ya from Malaysia on this week’s Vampires Around the World! She’s a Penanggalan and you better have a pineapple or a sharp wit to fight this Southeast Asian bloodsucker.Read More
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!Read More