Fire the Canon

Books 14-20 of The Odyssey, as translated by Emily Wilson. Once again, your hosts channel Odysseus. We told you this would be the end, but our boy takes so long going around Ithaca, creating individually crafted lies for his friends and family, that we have one more episode left! We lied to you. Now you know how Odysseus’ friends and family felt. Topics include: divine shriveling, the rule of spoilers, an extremely unfair fight, a book of useless lies, HateBoy, and more oil than you might suspect.

Content warning: The Odyssey contains discussion of violence, sexual assault, animal sacrifice, and slavery.

Show Notes

Books 14-20 of The Odyssey, as translated by Emily Wilson. Once again, your hosts channel Odysseus. We told you this would be the end, but our boy takes so long going around Ithaca, creating individually crafted lies for his friends and family, that we have one more episode left! We lied to you. Now you know how Odysseus’ friends and family felt. Topics include: divine shriveling, the rule of spoilers, an extremely unfair fight, a book of useless lies, HateBoy, and more oil than you might suspect.

Content warning: The Odyssey contains discussion of violence, sexual assault, animal sacrifice, and slavery.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.