The Mythology Podcast
By Beau-Caprice Vetch
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The Mythology Podcast explores myth, folklore, and legend from throughout history and from all over the world.
||CleanMPC 031 : Halloween, Samhain, Allhallowtide||In this episode we’ll meet the patron Saint of the Internet, a disembodied head that speaks, swan maidens, a Celtic goddess that strangles people with her hair, and more. And also learn about Halloween.||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 030 : The Underworld||In this episode we’ll explore just a few of the many various conceptions of the Underworld from around the world, and get a glimpse at the denizens of these lower realms.||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 029 : Legends of Lycanthropy||Awoooooooo! In this episode, we’re going to get into some werewolf lore from Latvia, Iceland, Armenia, Argentina, and elsewhere. Almost every part of the globe has espoused a belief in were-creatures at some point or another,||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 028 : Haitian Vodou (Part 2)||The post MPC 028 : Haitian Vodou (Part 2) appeared first on The Mythology Podcast.||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 027 : Haitian Vodou (Part 1)||History of Haiti & Introduction to Vodou||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 026 : Bee Lore||Bees, Hives, and Honey in Mythology & Folklore||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 025 : Midsummer Solstice||In honor of the solstice, we’re going to take a look at some of the mythology and folklore surrounding Midsummer. This episode looks a bit at archeoastronomy, Zoroastrianism, pre-Christian pagan Midsummer traditions, and the journey of the sun.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 024 : Born With the Caul||This episode explores some of the curious lore surrounding babies born with “the caul”- part of the amniotic sac that occasionally covers a newborn’s head and shoulders at birth. The power of the caul was rumored to prevent drowning,||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 023 : Satan Through the Ages (Part 2)||Part 2 of Satan Through the Ages looks at the Devil as a character in folklore, both as trickster and tricked. Unfortunate souls make pacts with the devil, the devil attends a dance, mows the field of an angry farmer, and builds a bridge.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 22 : Satan Through the Ages (Part 1)||Part 1 of “Satan Through the Ages” explores the origins and evolution of the Devil, or the idea of the Devil and evil in the world. From early Biblical texts through medieval times and the witch trials, into the Enlightenment,||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 021 : Yoruba Myth, Folklore, and the Orishas||An introduction to some of the basic elements of Yoruba religion and mythology. We will look at the mythology behind the city of Ife, the importance of divination, and some of the Orishas in the Yoruba pantheon.||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 020 : #FolkloreThursday Interview With DeeDee Chainey||I got a chance to chat with DeeDee Chainey, one of the hosts of #FolkloreThursday on Twitter. #FolkloreThursday happens every Thursday and gives people from all over the world a space to connect and share ideas and stories related to folklore.||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 019 : Plant Lore||Plants were traditionally used for so many things: food, clothing, craft, shelter, and, of course, medicine. It seems natural, then, that a huge volume of plant lore has developed through the ages. We look at just a bit of it in this episode,||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 018 : Riddle Me This||Episode 18 of The Mythology Podcast explores some of the ancient riddles found in several mythological traditions from various parts of the world. In this episode we look at Sumerian riddles, the Sphinx, a battle of wits between Norse god Odin and the .||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 017 : The Feminomicon – Interview with artist Christopher Stoll||I chat with artist Christopher Stoll about his upcoming art book, The Feminomicon, “a fantasy-art style bestiary of incredible female myths and monsters from around the world.” We discuss three particularly striking characters from the book: The Y||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 016 : Year of the Monkey||In honor of The Year of the Monkey, as per the Chinese zodiac, we’ll be looking at some mythological monkeys in this episode of The Mythology Podcast.||2/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 015 : Santa Muerte||Aztec mythology, ancient Rome, and Spanish Catholicism all come into play when looking at the history of this contemporary folk saint.||2/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 014 : Raven||In this episode of the Mythology Podcast, we’ll look at the character of Raven in the culture and mythology of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and parts of Siberia. Raven is a dynamic figure,||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 013 : Creation Stories Pt. 2||Happy New Year! Since it is a good time to be thinking about “new beginnings,” I decided to do another episode on Creation Myths. We’ll look at some stories from Tibet, Africa, Australia, and The Maluku (“Spice”) Islands in this episode.||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 012 : Irish Mythology||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast we will look briefly at the history of Ireland, including the arrival of the Celts, the introduction of Christianity, and the “golden age” of medieval Irish literature.||12/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 011 : Dance!||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast we’ll be taking a look at a few examples of the interplay between dance and myth.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 010 : Maya Hero Twins||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast, we’ll be looking at the ancient Maya civilization and several stories focused on The Hero Twins of Maya mythology. We’ll take a brief look at some of the history surrounding the Maya and then get into the my||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 009 : Slavic Folklore||UPDATE: I’m not sure why, but only half of this episode made it onto I-tunes when I first posted it. The full episode is now up. In this episode of The Mythology Podcast, we’ll be looking at several popular characters from Slavic folklore and a few||7/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 008 : Hindu Goddess Kali||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast, we’ll take a look at the Hindu Goddess Kali. We’ll explore her origins, her evolution, and her contemporary role. In particular, we’ll be looking at the origins of the famous image of Kali in her warrior f||7/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 007 : Greek Monsters||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast we will take a look at some of the more famous monsters from Greek Mythology, as well as the heroes that dispatched them.||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 006 : Snakes||The Mythology Podcast – Episode 6 : Snakes! The relationship between human beings and snakes goes way back. Some of the earliest known historical writings and artifacts of human history contain depictions of snakes.||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 005 : Japanese Yokai||Human-headed trees, fox weddings, a trip to the underworld, and enchanted umbrellas: Episode 5 of The Mythology Podcast explores the idea of yokai in Japanese mythology, history, and culture. Yokai is an umbrella term,||6/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 004 : Coyote||Death, Fire, Vagina Dentata! In this episode of The Mythology Podcast we’ll talk about Coyote characters in Native American folklore. Coyote appears in some form or another throughout many different indigenous religious and folkloric traditions of Nor||6/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 003 : Loki||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast, we will take an in-depth look at the Old Norse god Loki, known for his cunning, trickery, and dual-natured character. We’ll talk a little bit about context and the history surrounding Norse mythology and how L||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 002 : Mermaids||In this episode of The Mythology Podcast, we look at legends and lore about mermaids (and mermen/merfolk in general). We’ll look at mermaid tales from the famous 1001 Arabian Nights to the Haitian Vodou deity La Sirenn and more.||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMPC 001 : Creation Stories||Episode 1 : Creation Stories In this episode of The Mythology Podcast we talk about the different archetypes surrounding creation myths and tell a story to illustrate each one. This episode includes stories from Melanesia, China, North America,||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I came in expecting to only hear about western mythology, but was delightfully surprised to find that there are TONS of cultures that are pulled from. African, Asian, Russian, Greek--I can't wait to hear from more different countires.
I enjoy the narrator's gentle voice--it starts off rather nervous (no judgement here), but he relaxes quickly. He has a very nice flow.
I can't wait to hear more about what he has to teach us about the fascinating wonders of worldy mythology.
A new staple in my lineup.
After just the first 3 episodes I was hooked. The narrator is engaging and he chooses fascinating stories. I can't wait to hear what else he has in store, and more about the Scottish selkies, in particular. I recommend this podcast to any history/mythology buff, or just anyone who wants to listen to a good story.
Good subject matter - bad production
Good subject matter with interesting material, but had to stop listening because of all the awful, poorly timed, sound effects. It seems like a 12 year old got control of a sound board.