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Jan. 31, 2022

48. Manimekalai (Tamil Epics)

In today's episode we discuss Manimekalai, the heroine of another Tamil Epic. We compare and contrast it with the Silippatikaram …

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July 19, 2021

34. Grendel's Mother (Beowulf)

In today's episode, we discuss Grendel's Mother from the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. We discuss cycles of violence, the subjec…

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Jan. 11, 2021

17. Kannaki (Tamil Epics)

In our seventeenth episode we discuss Kannaki, the heroine of the earliest Great Tamil Epic, The Cilappatikāram. We talk about ka…

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Dec. 28, 2020

15. Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir (Sagas of Icelanders)

In today's episode, we discuss Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir, the protagonist of the thrilling Laxdæla Saga. We talk about tragic love tri…

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Nov. 9, 2020

8. Gudrid and Freydís (Greenlanders' Sagas)

In our eighth episode, we discuss Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir and Freydís Eiríksdóttir, the two principle female characters from the…

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