Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! is a Greek mythology podcast. If Edith Hamilton were reincarnated and cooler today she would be Liv Albert. The first time I was exposed to mythology was by Harry Steele Savage’s slick drawings used for later editions of Edith Hamilton’s 1942 book, Mythology. Liv is taking a stab at the literature route with her own artist. Sara Richard the illustrator of Liv Albert’s book, Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook: From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who’s Who in Greek Mythology fleshes out the Greek gods in sharp flowing vibrant colors. The book is a perfect starting point for those who want to delve into Greek mythology. You will have to listen to the podcast to get more intimate and detailed accounts of those crazy gods.
Liv Albert’s oral interpretation is in the same vein as Stephen Fry’s first book Mythos and the sequel companion book Heroes and also Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman who borrows heavily from mythology roots for his own books. I recommend you listen to Stephen Fry’s audiobook version of both books, highly entertaining. I really enjoy Liv’s sarcastic non-censored descriptions of the ancient gods’ tribulations and triumphs. Most likely straight-laced Edith Hamilton would wince in her grave with disapproval. Liv’s modern take on myths is a bubbly romp that merits a book version of her podcast.
Her most recent podcast with Sara Richard and how her drawings came to life for the book. I usually get many books sent by publishers to review. In this case, I pre-ordered the book on Amazon. Why? I want to support Liv Albert’s great work on her podcast by buying the book. I was sold by Sara’s work, I hope the book does well that there will sequels.
In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!
Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore!
Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! started in the summer of 2017 and has evolved into a twice-weekly podcast. Listen in every Tuesday for a new story from mythology, and every Friday for a reading of a Homeric epic. Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! covers myths from ancient Greece and Rome through in-depth research and a casual, contemporary take on these stories, focusing on examining them through a modern lens and focusing where possible on women, trans, and non-binary people and examining how the ancient sources influenced how mythology is understood today.
But it’s not your average mythology podcast, this one is told by a 30-something Millennial with a penchant for cursing and a feminist attitude. The stories are deeply researched, thoroughly told, and they don’t hold back the details that have been sugarcoated and treated with kid gloves over the millennia.
Liv has a degree in English Literature & Classical Civilizations from Concordia University in Montreal. Liv thinks Greek mythology is the most wonderful thing history has ever given us, even if it is full of bloodshed & perverts. Liv is also partial to Harry Potter, Tolkien, Marvel movies, & the ampersand. She lives on the magnificent west coast of Canada, & she’s willing to bet good money that she has more books than you.
There’s violence, assault, and so, so many gods transforming into animals to have their way with [insert sentient being of your choice]. Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! is casual and fun but equally knowledgeable and will leave you with a deeper understanding of the myths and the people who told them those many, many years ago.
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