WATCHING TROY FALL: THE PODCAST
By Jeff Wright
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Join history geek of Trojan War: The Podcast fame as he anticipates and then reviews the BBC and Netflix joint production Troy: Fall of a City.
||CleanEPISODE 7: THE CHALLENGE OF HELEN – HISTORY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL & “POLITICIZED” WOMAN||I dedicate this anticipatory episode of WATCHING TROY FALL to Helen of Troy: in my view one of the most fascinating and “politicized” female characters in story. I begin by noting that the “Helen stories” that a culture chooses to tell inevi||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 6: THE CHALLENGE OF PARIS – PRINCE CHARMING or VACUOUS JERK?||In this anticipatory episode of WATCHING TROY FALL I speculate on which character from the Trojan War epic will serve the role of “sympathetic male lead” in the Netflix/BBC production TROY: FALL OF A CITY. I first review the resumes of the major G||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 5: THE CHALLENGE OF ACHILLES – HOMER’S MOST CONFUSING CHARACTER||This entire “anticipatory episode” of WATCHING TROY FALL is dedicated to history’s original weapon of mass destruction: the Greek warlord Achilles. Achilles is the most challenging character from the entire Trojan War Epic to “translate” t||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 4: THE CHALLENGE OF “BRONZE AGE ATTITUDES” CONCERNING WOMEN & WAR||In this “anticipatory episode” of WATCHING TROY FALL I explore the challenges that Netflix will face in reconciling the 3000 years old values and cultural mores of the original Trojan War Epic story, with the values and cultural mores of a 21st cent||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 3: THE CHALLENGE OF “TELLING THE UGLY TRUTH” ABOUT HELEN, PARIS & APHRODITE||In this episode I first offer a quick primer on Aphrodite, mistakenly assumed to be the goddess of love, but actually the goddess of lust, sexual passion and the one-night stand. I explore her origin story,||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 2: THE CHALLENGE OF PORTRAYING BIG GOD(S) ON LITTLE SCREENS||In this episode I first offer a quick primer on the Olympian Gods that dominate the Trojan War Epic story. Gods that – unlike our modern monotheistic gods – were neither omnipotent, omnipresent, or, for that matter, particularly “good”,||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 1: THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSFORMING BRONZE AGE EPIC INTO 21ST CENTURY TELEVISION||In this inaugural episode of WATCHING TROY FALL I lay out my master plan for the podcast serial: a series of “Anticipatory Episodes” followed by eight “Viewing Episodes” (see the ABOUT PAGE for all the details).||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|