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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. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: 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 betwee ...
 
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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…
 
Liv Albert, host of the popular podcast Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her new book Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook. Liv talks to us about her podcast and how it came into fruition, she tells us what her research and production process is like, and she tells how her podcast led t…
 
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…
 
Nina Grinstead, the founder of Valentine PR, joins us on the podcast this week to share how she creates strategic marketing plans for her authors. Nina talks to us about influencer marketing, utilizing different social media platforms, and how she helps her authors reach their career goals. Learn more about this episode!…
 
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…
 
Come, divine lyre, speak to me and sing!Translated by Rayor.Thank you for listening! You can follow us on Twitter & Instagram @sweetbitterpod. You can support us on patreon.com/sweetbitter.Our guests this episode were Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Jade Esteban Estrada, Aimee Suzara, Maya Herbsman and Vanessa Stovall. You can learn more about our guest…
 
New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren joins us on the podcast this week. Skye has been an indie author for almost a decade and she tells us how her writing process and marketing strategy has changed throughout her career. Skye is also the founder of the Romance Authors Mastermind and she tells us how RAM came to be and why it is so differen…
 
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…
 
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…
 
]heart ]absolutely ]I can ] ]would be for me ]to shine in answer ]face ] ]having been stained ] Translated by Carson. Thank you for listening! You can follow us on Twitter & Instagram @sweetbitterpod. You can support us on patreon.com/sweetbitter. Our guests this episode were Diane Rayor, Ian Oliver and Tracey Walters. You can learn more about our …
 
Ricardo Fayet, the head of marketing and one of the founders of Reedsy, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss his book How to Market a Book: Overperform in a Crowded Market. Ricardo uses his wealth of marketing experience to give advice and share some best practices for finding your target audience, discovering new readers on different retai…
 
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…
 
Debut author and certified clinical hypnosis practitioner Shauna Cummins joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her book Wishcraft. Shauna has been a hypnotherapist for almost a decade and she talks to us about finding creativity during difficult times, her creative process and the experience of writing her first book, and she shares a simple…
 
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