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The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversatio ...
 
Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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When Boudicca rebelled against the Romans, she knew exactly who to turn to for allies: the Trinovantes. Years ago, the Romans had taken over their town, Camulodunum—and made it over into a veterans’ retirement colony, subjugating the Trinovantes in the process. When the opportunity came to drive the Romans out, they seized the opportunity. But many…
 
Liv reads Book II, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Having left Heracles and Hylas behind, the Argo continues on its voyage, encountering the famous boxer Amycus and a very unfortunate prophet. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any t…
 
So many origins! Where did Laomedon of Troy's fancy horses come from, and why do they matter? And what about Heracles' familial origins?! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Theoi.com; Apollo…
 
How do you rediscover a happier, more purpose-driven (and less productivity-obsessed) self in the wake of the pandemic? Quiz yourself alongside work futurist Dominic Price as he lays out a simple yet insightful four-part guide to assessing your life in ways that can help you reconnect with what's really important.…
 
The ruins of Pompeii are famous for graffiti and the brothel, the Lupenar. Author Elodie Harper joins Liv to discuss her new novel The Wolf Den, imagining the stories of women living through life in the ancient CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as…
 
Hera is so much more than Zeus' vengeful wife. She has her own experiences, her own traumas, that affect how she handled her life with the king of the gods. This is why Hera is the way she is. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I…
 
Liv reads part three of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo do a few odd "heroic" things before Herakles and Hylas encounter some trouble... This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads...…
 
The story of Boudicca’s revolt is as epic as you can get. It’s got murder and pillage, Romans behaving badly, cities on fire, and a layer of destruction that was scorched into the earth. But it's also the story of a people on a precipice of great change. Who was Boudicca? Who was this iron-age warrior queen who stood up to the Romans—and whose name…
 
Nikita Gill, poet and author of Great Goddesses, amongst many other incredible books and poetry collections, speak with Liv about reimagining goddesses and monsters of Greek mythology, about Medusa, misogyny, and colonialism, among other fascinating things. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves …
 
Ariadne is so much more than the Minotaur, the Labyrinth, Theseus, even Dionysus. Liv speaks with author Jennifer Saint about her new book retelling the stories of Ariadne and Phaedra. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referen…
 
Our dear friend Liv (from Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!) wrote a book, Greek Mythology: the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook. And it’s already a bestseller in Canada and a #1 new release on Amazon!! We just had to celebrate by dropping an extra bonus episode where we interview Liv about her book like super serious professionals. At least, that’…
 
The story of the Titans, the first race of gods in Greek mythology, and the war between those Titans and the new race of gods, the Olympians. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Hesiod's Theo…
 
In a new series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent groups or people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the Ozymandias Project Podcast: find them on Apple and Spotify or wherever you're listening to this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this bonus episode Liv and Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist) have a particularly free wheeling conversation about AC Odyssey's Kassandra: the wonder, the strength, the drama, the overall nerd-ery. They talk historical intricacies of the game, the history behind its creation, the diversity. Plus an anecdote about the very real Alcibiades and Herms…
 
Liv reads part two of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo set sail before landing on the island of Lemnos where Jason meets Hypsipyle and the Lemnian women. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't ha…
 
Hadrian was the Roman emperor who commissioned Hadrian’s Wall--and he probably had a hand in designing it. But the Wall was only a very small part of Hadrian's life, and it’s not the only massive building project that comes down to us today from his reign. This week, Liv Albert from Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! joins us to talk about how Hadrian c…
 
Gaia/Ge is Mother Earth, the first goddess, the mother of the gods and Titans. She's also a near universal mythological being: the Mother Goddess. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Hesiod's…
 
Liv reads part one of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo assemble and plan to set sail in quest of the Golden Fleece. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! Attrib…
 
Penthesilea was one of the most badass Amazons... Until she encountered Achilles. This story is not kind to he of the weak ankle. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Amazons by Adrienne Mayor…
 
This is a re-airing of reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of the birth of Hermes and all the adventures he had as a newborn baby (they were plentiful). It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain. Attr…
 
Ever heard the one about kind Theseus, his herd of Pegasi, the Kraken, and the ancient island of Santorini? Sources: My imagination. None of this is true. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The Pictish Beast is a mysterious animal carved on Pictish standing stones. Nobody knows what kind of animal it is. But it must have been really important to the Picts, as over 40% of animals carved into their stones are the Pictish Beast. Is it an elephant? Is it a kelpie? Is it an ancient prehistoric monster the likes of which no living person ha…
 
Dictionaries and grammar "rules" don't have the final word on language -- and believing they do can harm more than help, especially for the trans community. Sociolinguist Archie Crowley deconstructs three common myths around language, demonstrating how it's a fluid system that naturally evolves in the direction of inclusion.…
 
The incredible women of the Amazons exist in myth and history, even if their myths tend to revolve around certain Greek heroes. Otrera, Hippolyta, Antiope, Penthesilea... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real …
 
Enjoy this bonus trailer for the audiobook version of Liv's forthcoming book Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, read by Liv herself and available wherever you get your audiobooks! linktr.ee/livalbert Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Se…
 
Persephone and real women of antiquity. Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts, author of Heroines of Olympus, talks about the versions of Persephone, real women's interactions with her, and understanding the idea of "abduction" in Greek mythology. Follow Ellie on TikTok and Twitter. CW/TW: **This episode contains more discussion of assault than usual, and in the…
 
Phaedra is one of the most misunderstood women of mythology, and Greek tragedy. But she was so much more than the problematic, tragic Phaedra of Euripides' Hippolytus. The episode tells her story, and includes a conversation with author Jennifer Saint, who's new book Ariadne is available for pre-order! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assaul…
 
Liv speaks with the illustrator of her upcoming book of Greek mythology. Preorder links here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast c…
 
In a bit of a departure from other Conversations episodes, Dr. Rad and Dr. G of the Partial Historians Podcast give Liv a history lesson, with a rundown on the life of Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Subscribe to the Partial Historians podcast here. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: my…
 
The Picts burst onto the Romano-British scene as terrifying Celtic pirates, overwhelming Hadrian’s Wall from the north, sweeping in from the sea to ravage and burn Romano-British settlements as the power of the Roman Empire slowly receded. In the centuries after Rome faded, they were the true Kings in the North—building a powerful kingdom in the no…
 
The life of Jocasta after the tragedy of her marriage to Oedipus continues with more tragedy in the city of Thebes. CW/TW: death by suicide; and far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Euripides' The Ph…
 
When you report an emergency in the US, police, firefighters or paramedics answer the call. What if mental health professionals responded, too? Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod shares a straightforward and research-backed approach that brings heart and humanity to criminal justice rather than unnecessary fines and arrests -- and keeps cri…
 
Liv is back speaking with author of the Medusa novella, Here, the World Entire, Anwen Kya Hayward all about the intricacies and nuances of Medea (Jason and Theseus are dragged, of course). CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I ref…
 
Picture your favorite place in nature. How would you feel if it disappeared tomorrow? In this love letter to the planet, social worker and environmental activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug invites us to confront the deep, difficult emotions -- love, sorrow and even rage -- born from climate-driven ecological loss in order to act in service of our collec…
 
Oedipus, and by extension Jocasta's story is known primarily via Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, but Euripides's Phoenician Women has a much more satisfying story for the queen of Thebes. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referen…
 
Liv speaks with Aimee Hinds about the intricacies of Clytemnestra's story and how storytellers and reception over millennia has affected the understanding of this powerful Spartan woman. Follow Aimee Hinds on Twitter, here and check out her incredible Etsy shop here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically…
 
By the end of the 300s, the soldiers on Hadrian's Wall were hungry, they were under-equipped, and they hadn't been paid in years. Even so, many stayed at their posts--even as the Roman Empire lost its grip on Britain entirely. Find out how the fall of Rome looked from the view of Hadrian's Wall--and what became of those stationed there, holding the…
 
In the first episode of International Women's Month, stories of the many women wronged by history and mythology. Jocasta, Medea, Medusa, Helen, Andromeda, Clytemnestra, and Penelope. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referenci…
 
Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In the final (*tear*) episode of the Odyssey, Odysseus reunites with his father and there's a bit of a scuffle with the family of the suitors, This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that do…
 
In the grand scheme of history, modern reality is a bizarre exception when compared to the worlds of ancient, precolonial and Indigenous civilizations, where myths ruled and gods roamed, says historian Greg Anderson. So why do Westerners today think they're right about reality and everybody else is wrong? Anderson tears into the fabric of objective…
 
Dionysus is Queer as hell. Liv speaks with Yentl Love of the Queer Classicist all about Dionysus and queer theory. Plus, is Harry Styles today's Dionysus?! (Yes.) Here is a link to the post referenced: https://www.thequeerclassicist.com/post/harry-styles-dionysus-reborn. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typic…
 
Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Penelope and Odysseus: reunited and it feels so good. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were …
 
The living at Hadrian's Wall wasn't as austere as you might think for those stationed there--especially in the beginning. Merchants flocked from all over the Empire to sell their wares to soldiers with regular paychecks. But conditions changed drastically in the decades and centuries after Hadrian died. New Emperors--Antoninus Pius, Diocletian, Sep…
 
All the Zodiac Constellation Mini Myths in one place! This episode is a compilation of all of the Mini Myth episodes over the course of 2018-2019 that were dedicated to the Zodiac Constellation mythology. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I wou…
 
Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's murderin' time. Odysseus, Telemachus, Eumaeus, and the death of all the suitors. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman…
 
Liv answers your questions about Assassin's Creed Odyssey's mythology and historicity, and her favourite food, and the gods in general, and whatever else you all asked. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real th…
 
How do you get the environment to the top of everyone's priority list? You can't, says climate advocate Angela Francis -- but you can get them to care about improving their lives. In this pragmatic talk, she shares her playbook for helping even the most skeptical among us see the benefits of a greener economy on their health, wealth and well-being.…
 
Liv reads Book XXI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hmm, hmm, hmm... Who can string that bow? This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, …
 
Happy February, pod pals -- we are bringing all of the recs this month! It's Black History Month, and we shout out some favorite pods from black creators and hosts across a range of genres. Additionally, in lieu of an interview we bring back our old bit Podcast Pop Quiz with a word suggested by a very familiar surprise guest. Lainey shares a great …
 
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