With the holidays, we definitely got delayed! But we hope you had a good one, as we did. We are continuing with Persephone by discussing the 2009 animated Wonder Woman movie! It's a bit of a...loose adaptation, but we have a good bit of fun discussing it and our favorite things about Wonder Woman. Join us next… Continue reading Persephone 3: Wonder Woman?
This episode is a first in a lot of ways: our first Persephone retelling, our first Greek mythology retelling, and our first time doing a sequel of a series! We dive into Sarah J Maas's A Court of Mist and Fury to discover that we maybe do love our Hades character, sometimes like our Persephone character,… Continue reading Persephone 2: A Court of Mist and Fury
Happy Thanksgiving! If you need a break from family, come dive into SEASON 8! We talk a few Greek underworld mythos, particularly Persephone and Hades and Orpheus and Eurydice! We are incredibly excited to branch out! Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate and review us! Facebook Group | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join… Continue reading Persephone and Greek Mythology
Mari and Meg headed to NYCC, so everything is late ahhh! But that's okay: due to peer pressure, we switched movies to John Wick! Which leads to a long discussion of how this has nothing to do with Baba Yaga. But we wrap up our thoughts on our favorite witch before getting ready for our next… Continue reading BabaYaga 6: John Wick
Mari and Meg are back with a slightly disappointing Baba Yaga story this week. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble is pitched as an Anastasia Romanov and Baba Yaga story....which it does have both of these things. This book is as close to a "nice" Baba Yaga as we get, and that's a bit hard to stomach. Whiny teens,… Continue reading Dreaming Anastasia
Mari and Meg are back and talking about Vassilissa the Beautiful retellings! We have two for you in one episode, so get ready. We discuss "Fair Vasyl," a genderbending retelling by Stephen Harper with a steampunk bonus, and Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter — a magical realism retelling set in Brooklyn and is dark and… Continue reading Fair Vasyl and Vassa in the Night
This week Mari and Meg watch the 1973 Italian film Baba Yaga! Unfortunately, we caught it on Amazon Prime right before it left. Based on a comic series, this movie follows Valentina, a photographer, as she falls under the sensual spell of Baba Yaga. We discuss the use of dolls in films and the racism of… Continue reading Baba Yaga – 1973 Italian Film