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A fresh take on ancient myth

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A fresh take on ancient myth

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It's like drivetime FM DJs - for mythology!

By DrewVK - May 03 2018
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Describing MythTake is tough. If I say "it's two professors of classics discussing little-known works of Greek mythology," that, while true, won't come close to gripping the fun that they bring. Alison and Darrin remind me of a pair of drivetime DJs on the radio, where one is trying to tell the story, and the other is riffing humorous interjections. It works. You'll laugh out loud and learn a ton about stories you thought you already knew. Get into this podcast now, because it's worth it.

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By Komishan - Dec 05 2017
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I'm listening to the episodes about the Gods who have planets named for them. I've known that the Roman gods originally were different from the Greek Gods, and this podcast discusses that. Very entertaining!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
1
0
0
1

It's like drivetime FM DJs - for mythology!

By DrewVK - May 03 2018
Read more
Describing MythTake is tough. If I say "it's two professors of classics discussing little-known works of Greek mythology," that, while true, won't come close to gripping the fun that they bring. Alison and Darrin remind me of a pair of drivetime DJs on the radio, where one is trying to tell the story, and the other is riffing humorous interjections. It works. You'll laugh out loud and learn a ton about stories you thought you already knew. Get into this podcast now, because it's worth it.

Information I've wanted awhile!

By Komishan - Dec 05 2017
Read more
I'm listening to the episodes about the Gods who have planets named for them. I've known that the Roman gods originally were different from the Greek Gods, and this podcast discusses that. Very entertaining!
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MythTake

Latest release on Jan 28, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 9: Mythological Tour of the Solar System: Saturn/Kronos

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Join us for another stop on our mythological tour of the solar system as we visit Saturn! This gas giant, featuring 53 moons and multiple rings, is named after the Roman god Saturn, (Kronos) the father of Jupiter (Zeus). We'll examine how the Romans and Greeks depicted Saturn/Kronos in different ways.

This week’s passages are from Hesiod "Theogony"; Virgil "Aeneid"; Ovid "Metamorphoses."

For sources, credits and passage text, visit http://alisoninnes.wordpress.com

Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum

Subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mythtake/id1103569489?mt=2

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This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Jul 09 2016

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Rank #2: Episode 20: Homeric Hymn to Apollo (Part 1)

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This week we undertake a multi-part study of the Homeric Hymn to Apollo. The first 92 lines of the hymn lead up to the birth scene of this potentially violent god and set him us a pan-Hellenic deity.
 
Passages: Homeric Hymn to Apollo lines 1-92. 
 
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For sources, credits and passage, visit http://mythtake.blog
 
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Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum #MythTake #HumanitiesPodcasts
 
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or Google Play so you don’t miss an episode!
 
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This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Mar 12 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 19: Pelops

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Pelops who? Meet this lesser-known Greek hero-king who lends his name to the Peloponnese and is connected with the founding of the Olympic games. Was he really chopped up by his father and served to the gods or is something else going on?
 
Passages: Pindar Olympian 1
 
For sources, credits and passage, visit http://mythtake.blog
 
Hang out with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mythtake/ 
 
Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum #MythTake #HumanitiesPodcasts
 
Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play so you don’t miss an episode!
 
Like what you hear? Support us on Patreon
 
Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com
 
This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Feb 04 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: Episode 12: Mythological Tour of the Solar System: Pluto/Hades

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This week we visit the dwarf planet Pluto. Travel with us to the dark underworld and meet the Greek god Hades. It's not as scary as it sounds!

Passage: Homeric Hymn to Demeter (Trans. Susan Shelmerdine)

For sources, credits and passage text, visit http://alisoninnes.wordpress.com

Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum

Subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mythtake/id1103569489?mt=2

Google Play https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iaegzaquhc7lfvc24icrzardzmu?t%3DMythTake

Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com

This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Sep 07 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #5: Episode 06: Mythological Tour of the Solar System: Venus/Aphrodite

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The third stop on our Mythological Tour of the Solar System is Venus (Greek goddess Aphrodite). We take a look at the origins of this mysterious goddess of sexuality.

(This episode includes discussion of sex in mythological contexts.)

For sources, credits and passage text, visit http://alisoninnes.wordpress.com

Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mythtake/id1103569489?mt=2

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Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com

This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

May 25 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #6: Episode 21: Theseus

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It's been a wait for episode 21, we know, but we think it will be worth it! This episode is a very special joint project between us here at MythTake and our friends Aven and Mark at The Endless Knot Podcast.

If you're already subscribing to The Endless Knot (and really, you should be!), you'll know that our areas of interest often intersect and overlap. We've had many conversations with Mark and Aven over the last year, and finally decided to do a joint podcast--with a twist. To get the whole episode, you'll have to listen to both our podcasts!

Don't miss the rest of the show at here at The Endless Knot or subscribe via iTunes, GooglePlay or the podcatcher of your choice!

Passage: Bacchylides dithyramb 1 & 2
 
Like what you hear? Please support us on Patreon
 
For sources, credits and passage, visit http://mythtake.blog
 
Hang out with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mythtake/ 
 
Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum #MythTake #HumanitiesPodcasts
 
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or Google Play so you don’t miss an episode!
 
Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com
 
This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Apr 13 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #7: Episode 18: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

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We celebrate the new year with the story of a new arrival: Dionysus. The newest god of the Greek pantheon, Dionysus was imported into early Greek culture, probably from the east. The Hymn describes a young, strong and beautiful god who is abducted by pirates for ransom. Long story short, it doesn't quite work out for the pirates and yet again we see the after effects of a divine encounter.
 
Passages: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus (Hymn 7). 
 
For sources, credits and passage, visit http://mythtake.blog
 
Hang out with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mythtake/ 
 
Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum #MythTake #HumanitiesPodcasts
 
Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so you don’t miss an episode!
 
Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com
 
This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Jan 08 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #8: Episode 13: Mythological Tour of the Solar System Ceres/Demeter

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Our last stop on our mythological tour of the solar system is the dwarf planet Ceres! We take a look at the Greek goddess Demeter, who is anything but insignificant! 

(I can't believe we've made it through 13 episodes and you guys are still listening. Thanks!)

Passage: Homeric Hymn to Demeter (Trans. Susan Shelmerdine)

For sources, credits and passage text, visit http://alisoninnes.wordpress.com

Hang out with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mythtake/ 

Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum

Subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mythtake/id1103569489?mt=2

Google Play https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iaegzaquhc7lfvc24icrzardzmu?t%3DMythTake

Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com

This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Oct 14 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: Episode 14: Necromancy in Greek Mythology (Hallowe'en Special)

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It's Hallowe'en! We have a special spooky episode for you this week: two episodes of necromancy from Greek mythology! Follow the spell-binding details (haha!) of Odysseus' encounter with the dead and Jason's summoning of Hekate in Argnoaautika.
Passages:
Odyssey 11.13-50
Argonautika 3.1026-1224 

For sources, credits and passage text, visit http://alisoninnes.wordpress.com

Hang out with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mythtake/ 

Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstru

Subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mythtake/id1103569489?mt=2

Google Play https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iaegzaquhc7lfvc24icrzardzmu?t%3DMythTake

Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com

This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Oct 31 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #10: Episode 10: Mythological Tour of the Solar System Uranus/Ouranos

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This week we discuss the story of Ouranos, an early sky god in Greek mythology. Darrin ties it in to Frankenstein and Alison offers some summer reading recommendations for those wanting to geek out on history of astronomy. The cat also makes a guest appearance. 

For sources, credits and passage text, visit http://alisoninnes.wordpress.com

Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum

Subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/mythtake/id1103569489?mt=2

Google Play https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iaegzaquhc7lfvc24icrzardzmu?t%3DMythTake

Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com

This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

Jul 27 2016

41mins

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