To help understand the world around them, ancient peoples often used sacred tales or fables to explain the numerous aspects of what is known as the human condition. Today, we know these tales and fables as myths. From the harrowing adventures of Odysseus to the travels of Gilgamesh, myths and legends have captivated our imaginations for millennia. Here are a few mythology podcasts to help you discover new myths or get the full story on the most famous myths we all thought we knew.
Myths and Legends
From the origins of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses and kings, host Jason Weiser brings listeners the folklore that has shaped our world. Weiser discusses the most popular stories and dives into their surprising origins along with introducing myths you might not have heard before. Recent episodes include "Tanuki: Changes," "Trojan War: Horsin’ Around" and "Trojan War: When I am Gone."
Find it: https://mythpodcast.com
Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!
Exploring Greek and Roman mythology, host Liv Albert doesn’t hold back on any of the details of the antics of Greek and Roman gods. Albert tells the stories of the mythology's treatment of women, what the gods did and how the Greeks and Romans came up with these stories. Recent episodes include "Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Four," "Mini Myth: The Gigantomachy, it’s a War, with Giants" and "Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Three."
Find it: https://mythsbaby.com
With an assortment of voice actors and theatre-like production, Mythology brings the drama of ancient myths to life. Each episode presents stories and analyses of each myth’s history and origins. Episodes also offer insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Recent episodes include "Crossover Week: Mythical Monsters," "Dangun" and "Mahishasur."
Find it: https://parcast.com/mythology
Our Fake History
This podcast dives into the myths we think are history and the history that might be hidden in the myths. Sebastian Major and Beth Lorimer explore the tall-tales and try to figure out what is fact. Major and Lorimer combine storytelling, humor and detective work for both history buffs and those who love a good story. Recent episodes include "What Should We Believe About Boudica?" "Is the Renaissance a Myth?" and "What Caused the Black Death?"
Find it: https://ourfakehistory.com