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Episode 25 - The Devil's Threesome

1/13/2018
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be starting the new year with a new creation myth from a new pantheon (see what I did there). This story is between roughly 30 and 38 centuries old, which makes it the oldest one we’ve covered yet. You’ll learn that Enki is basically a divine Batman, that ancient god names sound more like knock off super-heroes, and that infanticide is an acceptable solution to a lot of problems. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll learn that ancient demons can do a lot more than make...

Duration: 00:31:29


Episode 24 - Seven at One Stroke

12/31/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be finishing up the holiday season with a story that has a nice mix of comedy and weirdness. I thought we could use a little levity for the end of this dumpster fire of a year with a story about making a new beginning. You’ll learn that some people will kill for a nice jam, that Spongebob Squarepants is a badass, and that heart disease really is the number one killer. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll discover why self-reliant women are basically demons. This is the...

Duration: 00:40:00


Episode 23 - Have a Holly Jolly Yuletide

12/17/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be leaving the barren wastes of the Arabian desert and sliding into the holiday season with a story that has a nice mix of comedy and weirdness. You’ll discover that kissing under the mistletoe is darker than you knew, that sometimes the gods like to cross-dress, and that Loki’s kids were a real handful. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll learn that being a naughty kid can get you dropped in a Saw movie. This is the Norse story of how mistletoe came to be a holiday...

Duration: 00:39:07


Episode 22B - Black and White

12/3/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be continuing the story Scheherazade began last time and finally venture inside the City of Brass. You’ll learn that thrilling conclusions sometimes aren’t, that if someone takes the time to post lots of warnings, you should listen to them, and that throwing away the lives of your men for trinkets can really pay off. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the powerful demon born from the blood of murdered innocence. This episode is the conclusion of the search for the...

Duration: 00:24:58


Episode 22A - Cursed by God

11/18/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll trek into the endless desert in search of 1001 Arabian nights. This would roughly be the right time to belt out the opening song to Disney’s Aladdin, if you like. Instead of Agrabah, though, we’ll be searching for the Lost City of Brass. You’ll discover that people lie for the dumbest reasons, why genies are trapped in bottles, and that you can totally trust evil creatures trapped in stone forever by Allah. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the shape-shifting,...

Duration: 00:28:41


Episode 21 - The Magical Fruit

11/1/2017
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This week on MYTH, it's back to West Africa for more exciting adventures from the Amazing Spider Man. And by Spider Man, I of course mean that delightful trickster god, Anansi. In this episode, you’ll learn that beans can do worse things than make you fart, that it’s a bad idea to sell your daughter for an easy meal, and that spiders are mooches. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s a snake-elephant crossbreed that protects an incredible treasure. This episode tells three stories of Anansi the...

Duration: 00:39:15


Episode 20 - Pray the Stars are Wrong

10/22/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’re going to head in about as opposite a tone as possible from sunny, pleasant Hawaii and instead, head to rainy, dreary New England for the Halloween special. In this episode, you’ll learn that racism doesn’t age well, that sometimes looks CAN kill, and that pirates are never to be trusted. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the evil shapeshifting pharaoh you might have met without realizing it. This is the story of the dead god Cthulhu, center of the H. P. Lovecraft's...

Duration: 00:56:23


Episode 19 - Hawaiian Tuna

10/6/2017
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Aloha! This week on MYTH, I’m headed to sunny Hawaii for vacation in honor of one year of podcasting, so I figured it would be the perfect time to do another episode on the trickster god, Maui. In this episode, you’ll see that little kids shouldn’t be in charge of naming creation, that eels are creepy bastards, and that fish make great landscaping. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the evil spirit that will wreck your world for eating in the wrong place, unless you’re related. This is the...

Duration: 00:32:16


Episode 18C - The Ice King Cometh

9/23/2017
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This week on MYTH, it's back to Mother Russia for the third and final part of the story cycle begun by Bulat the Brave Companion. In this episode, you’ll learn that Adventure Time’s Ice King is way creepier than you thought, that Bulat has a ridiculous amount of restraint, and that eggs can be very harmful to your health. Then, in Gods and Monsters, Froggy went a courtin' and he did ride, and then he drowned you.

Duration: 00:39:14


Episode 18B - Naked and Afraid

9/8/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll probe deeper into Russian folklore with a continuation of the Prince Ivan stories. In this episode, you’ll learn that birds make the best brother-in laws, that magical horses can be smartasses, and that Xena was not the first warrior princess. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the black-winged demon that haunted many childhood nightmares.

Duration: 00:46:59


Episode 18A - The Worst Servant in Russia

8/26/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be trying to beat the summer heat (depending on when and where you listen to this episode) with a trip to wintry Russia. In this episode, you’ll learn that contracts signed under torture are binding, that it’s totally fair to go all emo over a lost arrow, and that murder is a valid alternative to divorce. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the hairy kindergartner who might do your chores for you if he doesn't murder you in your bed.

Duration: 00:33:49


Episode 17 - Love 'Em and Leave 'Em

8/12/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’re heading to the Emerald Isle for one of the biggest baddies we’ve seen so far. In this episode, you’ll discover that if you’re not careful you’re face will freeze that way, that sometimes he really did just lose your number, and that Celtic names are complicated to pronounce. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the sexy, redheaded seductress who’ll give you everlasting fame for the low, low price of your life.

Duration: 00:27:49


Episode 16 - Cleverman

7/29/2017
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This week on MYTH, it’s time to head down under for a story from the Australian Aborigines. In this episode, you’ll learn that creepy caves are always bad, that bones can be magical, and that some parents will go to serious extremes for their kids. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s a very good reason to be afraid of fig trees.

Duration: 00:18:12


Episode 15 - Monkey Business

7/15/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be trekking through the jungles of South America for two ancient animal myths. In this episode, you’ll learn that teenage skunks are just as arrogant as teenage humans, that the Mayans could be brutal as hell, and that anything can be fixed by a monkey with a guitar. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the weirdest were-animal missing a body part that you’ve ever seen.

Duration: 00:22:11


Episode 14 - Hooker with a Heart of Gold

6/30/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be heading into the brothels of ancient India. In this episode, you’ll learn how to impress the country’s most beautiful woman, why losing body parts can be holy, and that bleeding out in a graveyard is just as terrifying as you’d think. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s a kinky goddess who likes to drink her own blood while watching couples fornicate.

Duration: 00:21:05


Episode 13 - The Devil's Sooty Brother

6/16/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be looking for a little sympathy for the devil from a Grimm fairy tale. In this episode, you’ll learn that making a deal with the devil is absolutely a good idea, that Hans is the original Pretty Woman, and what is in hell broth. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the most stylish version of the devil this side of Hollywood.

Duration: 00:30:34


Episode 12 - The Soulless Little Mermaid

6/4/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll be diving (pun intended) into the world of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, which was, unsurprisingly, the inspiration for the Disney musical of the same name. This is the third and final episode in out 3-episode series called “Disney Lied to Me,”, where I take a famous Disney musical and ruin it by telling you the bloodthirsty, torture filled, and rapey story behind the racist singing crab. In this episode, you’ll learn that being a mermaid princess...

Duration: 00:43:24


Episode 11 - Sleeping Beauty: Plucking Brier Rose

5/19/2017
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This week on MYTH, we’ll meet a sleeping beauty who finds that waiting for your prince can cause a lot of problems. This is the second episode in our 3-episode series called “Disney Lied to Me,” where I’ll be taking a famous Disney musical and ruining it by telling you the sexual, blood-soaked story behind the singing animals. In this episode, you’ll learn that Prince Charming was a dick, that the best epidural might be a splinter, and that sticking your sword penis where it doesn’t belong...

Duration: 00:29:08


Episode 10 - Maui, His Brother Maui, and His Other Brother Maui

5/6/2017
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This week on MYTH, it’s a Polynesian demigod with a big fishhook and a bigger ego. This is the first episode in our 3-episode series called “Disney Lied to Me,” where I’ll be taking a famous Disney musical and ruining it by telling you the sexual, blood-soaked story behind the singing animals. In this episode, you’ll discover that casting your infant into the sea can give them magic powers, that Maui would do anything for love, including that, and that screwing up a ritual can have dire...

Duration: 00:27:10


Episode 9 - Evil Dead

4/21/2017
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This week on MYTH, it’s a Jewish story that you won’t find in the Torah. In this episode, you’ll discover how you can be raped by a ghost, why you should never doubt Moses, and that Sam Raimi might have been inspired by medieval Judaism. Then, in Gods and Monsters, it’s the archangel of death responsible for the slaughter of countless children.

Duration: 00:25:45

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