Episode 5: The Odyssey

One of the reasons we wanted to start this podcast was to read and discuss Emily Wilson's new translation of The Odyssey, and now we have! It was amazing. While Odysseus schemes and Telemachus whines, The Odyssey's women finally get their due.

We discuss Homer, Ancient Greek archeology, and Zeus the fangirl! (P.S. I know the audio quality isn't great, but we will be upgrading our audio equipment soon, and eps 7 and beyond will be better.)

Recommendations:

  • The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
  • The movie O! Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The netflix show Troy: The Fall of a City
  • Traveling Heroes: Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer by Robin Lane Fox
  • 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline
  • Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

 

Episode 6: The Pillow Book

Episode 4: The Turn of the Screw