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Joe and Sean rummage through cinema’s garbage for the good, bad, and god-awful! Tune in for insightful and comedic deep dives of hidden gems, out-there oddities, and Hollywood stinkers. Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and everything in-between, the Dumpster never disappoints! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moviedumpster/support
 
The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of an ...
 
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Michael Marshall joins us for a skeptical review of The Secret. It's based on the book of the same name, and it's about the secret of the universe. No it's not. --- Check out more from Marsh on the Be Reasonable podcast, or follow him on Twitter (@MrMMarsh). --- If you're interested in attending the best skeptical conference ever, go here: https://…
 
In this very Euripidean finale, Helen and Menelaus execute their escape from Egypt, and Theoclymenus is visited by unexpectedly divine guests... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: The Greek …
 
Liv speaks with author Cait Corrain about retelling and adapting Greek myths, both in space and on earth. Follow Cait for updates on Crown of Starlight, Dionysus and Ariadne in space, follow on Twitter and Instagram. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferent…
 
The legendary Cecil of Cognitive Dissonance joins us for an atheist review of In Search of Dudley Dumpling. It's a children's puppet movie about kidnapping, race wars, and Christianity. --- Check out more from Cecil on the Cognitive Dissonance podcast. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us …
 
Euripides is really here making us all fall for Menelaus and I don't know how to deal with it. Menelaus and Helen are reunited and plan their escape from Egypt. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sou…
 
A re-airing of Liv's reading of Ovid's Heroides, Paris to Helen and Helen to Paris. Ovid's Heroides are fictional letters between mythological figures... These two are particularly incredible (and in the case of Paris, hilarious). Ovid's Heroides, translated by Grant Showerman. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus rea…
 
This week, Michael Marshall joins us for an atheist review of Hardflip, the story of an 18 year old skateboarder (played by a 31 year old who probably loses his balance on a bathroom scale) trying to find direction in his life and deciding to find Jesus instead. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please…
 
Things aren't looking good for Helen in Egypt, but then Menelaus rolls in and... makes things more difficult. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: The Greek Plays edited by Mary Lefkowitz and …
 
We're going back to Plato and his Timaeus with Kaitlyn Boulding and it's absolutely fascinating. More context on Plato's work, on his story of Atlantis, and even how he connects with and mimics Hesiod. Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'…
 
This week, Anna Bosnick joins us for an atheist review of Dying to be Heard, the story of Christians pretending to be an abortion clinic so they can trick desperate women into sitting through their Jesus pitch. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawfu…
 
What if Helen of Sparta was never taken by Paris, never brought to Troy at all? Euripides' Helen explores a "ghost theory" of Helen, an eidolon theory. Check out the podcast's curated Spotify playlists or visit the (in progress) categorized stories on mythsbaby.com. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically …
 
For the fifth anniversary of the podcast, Liv revisits moments from past conversation episodes. They're so fun! We learn so much! KNOWLEDGE! Find all of Liv's past conversation episodes on mythsbaby.com or in this Spotify playlist! (The playlist is more complete... the website is missing many) CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given …
 
This week, the gang teams up for an atheist review of The Prince of Egypt, and prove that no amount of all-star cast can make up for the source material the Bible gives movie makers to work with. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawful Check out our…
 
On this special FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE (!!!) Liv looks back on some of her favourite moments, episodes, and quotes from the last five years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! (Plus she tells you all how thankful she is to have you as listeners.) Listen to the full episodes clipped in this episode on this Spotify playlist! CW/TW: far too many G…
 
Liv reads Ovid's Heroides, the letters from Penelope to Ulysses (Odysseus) and Dido to Aeneas, translated by Grant Showerman. Penelope questions where on Gaia's green earth her husband Ulysses has been all this time, and Dido calls Aeneas out for being such an absolute dweeb. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an anci…
 
This week, Jessica Bluemke joins us for an atheist review of Late One Night, the story of what Dave Christiano had to offer the filmmaking world before mom made him bring his brother along. -- Hear more from Jessica on the Friendly Atheist podcast: https://friendlyatheistpodcast.com/ --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly …
 
That's right, we're returning to the story of Theseus because there is still more to that oh-so-problematic man! The myths of Theseus are uniquely Athenian, means of tying mythological heroes with Athenian might and the larger mythological history of Homeric tradition. (Begs the question, why did they have stories of him being quite so messy?!) CW/…
 
Liv speaks with Justin Lorenzo Biggi who studies Athenian citizenship, autochthony, and how both intersect with disability in ancient Athens. It turns out Autochthony isn't just about being born of the snakey-legged early peoples of Athenian mythology... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves god…
 
The doddering and slightly senile Grandma Rollins (Jane Connell) is treated as a burden by her self-centered, unsympathetic family, who plan to throw her in a nursing home against her will. When she is told to make a wish the week before she leaves, her family grows to understand, quite literally, the hardships that come with old age. Written by Ju…
 
This week, the gang gets together for an atheist review of Taken by Grace, the story of a road trip between a holier than thou Christian couple and a noisy eater. At gunpoint. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawful Check out our other shows, The Sc…
 
Liv reads Lucian's True History, translated by Francis Hickes. In a satirical novel of epic proportions, on the Island of the Blessed Lucian meets (and gossips about) all the most famous men of myth and history. Then, who's in Tartarus anyway? This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For …
 
A re-airing of Liv's conversation with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly. Find part two of the conversation here, and my episode on Hephaestus as a god and his mythology here.…
 
Chain smoker Frank Bigalow (Richard Romanus) wakes up in a replica of his apartment outfitted with alarms and bars on the windows. He is overseen by Dr. Synapsis (Sam Anderson), an addiction counselor, who tells Frank that he will only be allowed to leave his prison if he quits smoking of his own accord. Written by Michael McDowell. Original air da…
 
This week, Cara Santa Maria joins us for an atheist review of Noah's Shark, and we tell you all about the secret shark-based story of the Bible that they don't want you hearing about. --- Check out more from Cara on the Talk Nerdy podcast. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreo…
 
Liv reads Lucian's True History, translated by Francis Hickes. In a satirical novel of epic proportions, Lucian and his companions get eaten by a whale, fight a war inside, before they eventually land on the island of the blessed... This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular epi…
 
Liv reads Ovid's Heroides, letters from Leander to Hero and Hero to Leander, translated by Grant Showerman. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! Attributions and licensing information for music used in the …
 
This week, @Eve_WasFramed joins us to talk about a cartoon that's almost as inappropriate for children as the Bible it was based on. --- Check out more from Eve on her TikTok channel. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawful Check out our other shows…
 
Liv reads Lucian's True History, translated by Francis Hickes. In a satirical novel of epic proportions, Lucian invents a world featuring rivers of wine and trips (and resulting wars!) to the moon and the sun. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that…
 
WHO ARE WE HERE? Joe and Sean are back in the Video Dungeon just in time for Stepfather's Day weekend and they've brought with them The Winter Stepfather™! Terry O'Quinn is re-activated for this sequel to the 1987 thriller classic and Terry is back to his old ways, preying on a single mother in an attempt to create his version of a perfect all-Amer…
 
Liv speaks with Professor Karen Carr about stories of Hero and Leander, and ancient swimming practices across the world. Stories that speak to how different cultures through history saw the act of swimming and what it meant. Follow Karen Carr on Twitter for more, and pick up a copy of her new book Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming, ava…
 
This week, Michael Marshall joins us for an atheist review of Knowing; a film that asks "what if angels are aliens and the protagonist never mattered?" --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawful Check out more from Marsh on Be Reasonable and Skeptics w…
 
The story of Hero and Leander is one of the most widely known myths of ancient Greece, except, we have no ancient Greek text sources. But that just makes it all the more interesting... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referen…
 
Welcome to the replay of our May 2022 Wrap-Up! Make sure to head over to our Twitch channel to watch and chat live with us at the end of every month! MOVIE DUMPSTER TWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/moviedumpster Get your tickets for our 'Magick, Mayhem, and Little Rubber Monsters' LIVE show now! https://thecolonialtheatre.com/events/guest-presentation…
 
Selections from past conversation episodes featuring LGBTQIA topics from Greek mythology (and history!). Selected by incredible intern Grace Roby, put together by the magnificent Michaela Smith. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were…
 
This week, Moishe joins us to talk about the very worst selection in the James Bond franchise. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawful Check out our other shows, The Scathing Atheist, The Skepticrat, Citation Needed, and D&D Minus. Our theme music i…
 
Selections from past episodes featuring LGBTQIA characters from Greek mythology (and history!). Selected by incredible intern Grace Roby, put together by the magnificent Michaela Smith. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I refere…
 
THE DUMPSTER DUDES ARE READY!! Tony from Hack the Movies joins us in the Video Dungeon on one of the hottest days of the year to break down one of the greatest sci-fi action movie sequels of all-time! The MDU floodgates are blasted open by Voodoo Magic as Danny Glover battles the alien City Hunter across Los Angeles, while also dealing with a bruta…
 
Liv dives into ancient parody and satire before reading the Batrachomyomachia, the Battle of Frogs and Mice, translated by Hugh Evelyn White. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: select resear…
 
This week, Cara joins us for an atheist review of Mayflower II, the story of a group of plucky Christians taking their ball and going home. --- If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get monthly bonus episodes, please check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/godawful Check out more from Cara on the Talk Nerdy podcast Check out our othe…
 
We all know the famed battle of Achaean and Trojans, but what about the equally epic battle between the Frogs and the Mice? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: select research by August Guszk…
 
Joe and Sean are back in the Video Dungeon and they've brought a hidden gem with them! An old man falls ill after pricking his finger on an exotic flower and is rushed to the hospital, where he births an insect from his mouth that then grows to gigantic proportions. It's kind of a big bug! Officer Duane Barry teams up with Doctor Klingon and that c…
 
Herodotus was an incredibly influential ancient figure... And he also wrote a lot of bizarre stuff. Liv is joined by Kate Minniti who shares all the weird and wonderful things Herodotus "saw" and "learned" in Egypt. Plus, AC Odyssey talk, obviously. Follow Kate on Twitter and catch her streaming lots of Archaeo-gaming content on the Save Ancient St…
 
Excelsior, Dumpster Dwellers! Joe and Sean are traveling through the MDU's Multiverse of Madness to bring you a Ripe Review of the 1978 made-for-TV Dr. Strange! Starring Peter Hooten of Orca fame and Arrested Development's matriarch Jessica Walter, we're breaking down this recent limited run blu-ray release by Shout! Factory and chatting about Marv…
 
This week on Movie Dumpster, we're taking over Hack The Movies! Special guest Klayton Fioriti of Dragoncurve joins us to talk about one of the most infamous dinosaur movies to come out the 90s. Exterminate all rational thought and watch a contractually obligated Whoopi Goldberg team up with an anthropomorphic T-Rex to save the world from a CGI rock…
 
This week, Genetically Modified Skeptic joins us for an atheist review of In Gramps' Shoes, the story of Donald James Parker paying a bunch of people to tell him how young he looks and how impressive his athletic skills are. --- Check out Drew's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1uayRlzz3ahT8ISRdyw7Q If you’d like to make a p…
 
How does a curse like theirs filter down the generations? The fate of the family of Cadmus and Harmonia, and their own... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Early Greek Myths, by Timothy Gan…
 
Liv reads the Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod, translated by Hugh Evelyn White. A battle between Heracles and Cycnus, son of Ares, but really just a nice description of a shield made by Hephaestus. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that do…
 
Real estate developer Carl Gropper (Vince Edwards) discovers that laundromat owner Chow Ting (James Hong) is purportedly able to wash away the sin of his clients. With this in mind, Carl pays Ting for his special service, then goes onto engage in various increasingly mean-spirited actions to move up in the world, believing that his guilt will be wa…
 
This week, Andrew Torrez joins us for an atheist review of Mountain Top, the story of a lawyer turned pastor turned lawyer helping a man with dementia convince himself to always do what the voices in his head tell him to do. Check out more from Andrew on Opening Arguments or Clean Up on Aisle 45 If you’d like to make a per episode donation and get …
 
Revisiting Liv's favourite myth in much more detail... What happens when a hero marries a goddess? The story of Cadmus and Harmonia, the mysterious and yet deeply important couple and the origins of their family's curse. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as defe…
 
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