Myth and Science Analysis

Myth and Science Analysis

Two people who talk a lot about history, myths, tropes, science, literature and architecture, sometimes together, sometimes separately, depends on the crossover of the subject.


October 16, 2022 14 min

Welcome to Historical Shenanigans, basically a time to make fun of something absurd in history. It says it in the title. Remember the time Greece was Japan? Well now you do. The tribulations of Plataea, who has it rough in the Peloponnesian war, for a tiny city in the middle of Boeotia.

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We lose all reputation of being an educational podcast (but it’s holidays so it’s fine) and do some Hamilton talk. Cat makes some excellent points about the language used while Bird constantly interrupts her for no good reason, then goes on to ramble about musical foreshadowing or something. We promise we will be back with the educational stuff at some point. All music played in this is by Bird on his piano. If we need to copyright...

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September 13, 2022 5 min

This is the first of hopefully very few misnamed episodes we did as filler to plan out for a bigger, longer episode coming next week. Bird briefly touches on how you can contact us, then goes on for a fair amount of time for the truly ridiculous sexism Babylon displays. Cat is going to have to take the Babylon history, because Bird obviously can't be impartial at this point.
Sources: Herodotus, Book 1, 196-199. If you don't ...

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August 19, 2022 8 min

Alright, we're done with the weirdness of the Zodiac. For examples, see giant flaming crab, and any Sumerian myths. But can I, Cat, match it with Medusa, the Gorgon?  Who is she? Is she good or bad? And was anything actually her fault? Plus: another very weird birth story and more mispronunciations. 
Please email or message me to tell me what myths to do next. - email - discor...

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August 6, 2022 16 min

Finally! I, Bird, am done with the Zodiacs and have free reign over who I want to attack without worrying about overshadowing Cat, running out of time, or being nice for the sake of society's norms. I take down Ptolemy, learn that he was basically Goldilocks, and that he had Roman citizenship. But mostly I just have a good old go at him. Plus: plot twist: I like him now?

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The last one!!! We did it!!! 12 constellations and 4 episodes. This one we did together, so the audio is less dodgy. We discuss an overdose of suicide, whether Libra should be it’s own constellation, and the coolest star names yet! Also some REALLY bad singing. Plus: our future plans and Cat stealing all of Bird’s topics.

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July 30, 2022 53 min

This is rerecorded again because we had to rerecord as the audio had too much background noise. Not Bird's fault, his boarding house's, so blame it on them. We also went on holiday, so it is very late, sorry. We discuss a ton of twins, mostly human, a bunch of stuff Heracles killed, and the second largest structure in the universe! Plus: Everywhere’s a stairway to heaven

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June 18, 2022 51 min

Sooo… Bird accidentally ruined the recording, so we had to do this again. That’s why we seem so knowledgeable about each other’s subjects. We discuss a theorized Jesus, why everyone sees a bull when the Aztecs see a bird (not the host, the animal), and the exploits of Poseidon and some sheep. Also some stars or something. Plus: Cat researches really thoroughly, and despite Bird having an extra week, he kinda doesn't.

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The inaugural episode of something Cat and Bird hope lasts for more than 4 of these. We discuss the first three zodiac signs: where they come from, their myths and their stars. No astrology, if that’s what you’re looking for. Plus: We can't pronounce anything!


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