Conversations: Just Keep Swimming, Hero, Leander & the World of Ancient Swimming w/ Professor Karen Carr

06.17.2022 - By Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold

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Liv speaks with Professor Karen Carr about stories of Hero and Leander, and ancient swimming practices across the world. Stories that speak to how different cultures through history saw the act of swimming and what it meant. Follow Karen Carr on Twitter for more, and pick up a copy of her new book Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming, available now! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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