Fire the Canon

Books 10-13 of The Odyssey, as translated by Emily Wilson. Yet again, Odysseus is “forced” to cheat on his wife. We learn where the gang both does and doesn’t tend to keep coins, and Theo reveals an Odyssey-related secret from his past. Multiple people tell Odysseus to leave some cows alone. Odysseus’ crew finds out if it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission. Topics include: Kevin James’ oeuvre, our other best boy Elpenor, HUBRIS, name-dropping, the mythical origin of earwax, and less oil than usual.

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

Show Notes

Books 10-13 of The Odyssey, as translated by Emily Wilson. Yet again, Odysseus is “forced” to cheat on his wife. We learn where the gang both does and doesn’t tend to keep coins, and Theo reveals an Odyssey-related secret from his past. Multiple people tell Odysseus to leave some cows alone. Odysseus’ crew finds out if it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission. Topics include: Kevin James’ oeuvre, our other best boy Elpenor, HUBRIS, name-dropping, the mythical origin of earwax, and less oil than usual.

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

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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.