Episode 51: Zeus

Episode 51: Zeus

You’ve heard us mention Zeus, but today you’re going to know why we consider him the Fuckfather of all Fuckboys. We talk about how Hera’s just doing her job, how Homer kept grudges like a forlorn high school senior, long cons like Ocean’s Eleven, and more! To sum things up, toxic masculinity sucks.

Content Warning: Discussion of sexual assault. If this is a topic you’d like support about, head over to http://rainn.org to learn about free resources available to you.

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Episode 50: Your Urban Legends Part III

Episode 50: Your Urban Legends Part III

We’re back with another round of your Urban Legends! From werewolves to werepanthers to haunted trolleys, we have a few drinks and happily stumble through some of the creepiest things that have happened to our listeners. Also featuring a Haunted Trolley Problem, why possession is the same as a concussion, and how old timey people got it on.

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Episode 49: La Lechuza

Episode 49: La Lechuza

#Creeptober might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done telling scary stories. Driving along the dark highways on the border of the United States and Mexico, keep your eye on the sky. You never know when La Lechuza will swoop down out of the darkness. We also chat about the evils of colonialism, the transfer of matter in magic, pitch a horrifying spin off to Spirits, and tell more owl stories from around the world.

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Episode 48: College Ghost Stories (with Jeffrey Gardner)

Episode 48: College Ghost Stories (with Jeffrey Gardner)

Just in time for Halloween, we’re delivering some of the creepiest college ghost stories we’ve ever heard. With Jeffrey Gardner of Our Fair City fame leading the haunted tour through Kenyon College urban legends, we discuss the best practices in surviving haunted places or for rushing a frat, pitch a Roman Mars/Bruno Mars ghost podcast, and let you know why you should never go to estate sales.

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Episode 47: Sekhmet

Episode 47: Sekhmet

There’s something in the distance, coming closer. Blood is in the air. You know what that means—it’s time to get drunk and talk about Ancient Egypt! This week’s episode covers the goddess of war and intoxication, Sekhmet. We talk about balance in the world and in our lives; Julia schools Amanda on the hierarchy of lion prides; and we create a mythologically themed beer!

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Episode 46: Your Urban Legends Part II

Episode 46: Your Urban Legends Part II

We’re telling your creepy stories this week! From haunted theatres to farms and rivers to something called a Dinglehole, we bring you listener stories that made us giggle and gave us goosebumps. Listen as we come up with band names, discuss haunted rooms in our high school, and reveal how Amanda definitely misunderstood the premise of Field of Dreams.

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Episode 45: Creepy Kids

Episode 45: Creepy Kids

Let’s face it - from Irish changelings to the creepy twins in the Shining, humankind has found kids to be super creepy for generations. This week, Julia rounds up the creepiest stories about the spookiest kids to start off #creeptober, while Amanda shows her hand at how few horror movies she’s seen. We get inventive with urban legend backstories, quiz each other on classic horror movies, reminisce about creepy kids from our past.

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Episode 44: Circe (with Jess Zimmerman)

Episode 44: Circe (with Jess Zimmerman)

#Creeptober is just around the corner, but we’re starting the season out right with one of our favorite creepy-cool witches: Circe. From turning men into pigs, enchanting sailors with herbs and feasts, and turning A WOMAN INTO A BUNCH OF DOGS FROM THE WAIST DOWN, Circe is the biggest badass the Odyssey has to offer. Featuring how ace/aro folks would make a killing in the love potion business, how you should never eat food given to you by a beautiful woman, the question of cannibalism in men-pigs, and an herb called HOLY MOLEY.

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Episode 43: Javanese Mermaid Queen

Episode 43: Javanese Mermaid Queen

Down the cliffs overlooking the Southern Sea of Java, plunging into the depths of the rough ocean, you’ll find the kingdom of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul. Mortal princess turned mermaid queen, we take away lessons of mindfulness, the duality of life, and the fact that you definitely can’t smoke gillyweed from Harry Potter. Also featuring a lot of Moana references, Magic Girl transformations, and the goddess equivalent of Venmo.

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