• MazanderCast
9 episodes
Welcome to our podcast about myth, magic, and maast oh khiar! Join us to learn about tales from the Shahnameh and interesting tidbits about Persian culture.

Episodes

Episode 9: Blood Brothers (of a Sort)
2020 Dec 2249m 19s
Things take an even crazier turn as we see what Fereydun's boys get up to now that they're kings.Content Warning: Violence, Blood, DeathLogo Art:https://www.lorrainelin.com/Music:Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Thumbnail Art:The National Library of Russia, St. PetersburgFollow Us:https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.comFor more information on our topics, check out these links:Chapter On the Sons of Fereydun: http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/shahnameh/page08.htm
Episode 8: You Thought Your Parents Were Crazy?
2020 Nov 0952m 58s
And we're back.  After a long hiatus we're pleased to present you with another tale from the Shahnameh!  This time we look at Fereydun and his rule 50 years after the fall of Zahak and we get to meet Fereydun's (3) sons.  Lets watch this tale of dragons and questionable parenting choices.  You thought your parents were crazy?Logo Art:https://www.lorrainelin.com/Music:Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Follow Us:https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.comFor more information on our topics, check out these links:Chapter On the Sons of Fereydun: http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/shahnameh/page08.htm
Episode 7: Travel and Tehran
2020 Aug 0259m 43s
This week we talk about travel and things to do and see in Iran, specifically when you land in the capital city of Tehran.  We go over things you should prepare to bring and different things you might be curious about when traveling to Iran. Art:https://www.lorrainelin.com/ Music:Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Follow Us:https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.com
Episode 6: The Light Returns
2020 Jun 2156m 55s
The epic conclusion to our previous reading of the Shanameh about the wicked Serpent King Zahak. If you're lost on this one be sure you listen to Episode 5 to get the full story.Logo Art:https://www.lorrainelin.com/Music:Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Follow Us:https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.comThumbnail Photo Credit:Kaveh Ahangar Came Back Home taken by Rasoul Shojaei with IMNA Photo see the full photo collection here:https://en.imna.ir/photo/343345/Look-Who-s-BackFor more information on our topics, check out these links:Chapter On Zahak: http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/shahnameh/page07.htm
Episode 5: Rise of the Serpent King
2020 May 1733m 17s
This week we share one of the most famous stories from the Shahnameh as we talk about the Serpent King Zahak and how he ruled the Seven Kingdoms for 1000 years.  Catch us next week for Part 2 of this story. Logo Art: https://www.lorrainelin.com/Thumbnail Art: Music: Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...  Follow Us: https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.com  For more information on our topics, check out these links:  Chapter on Zahak: http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/shahnameh/page07.htm
Episode 4: Nowruz! Don't Touch My Grass!
2020 May 0451m 58s
Clean your house, jump over the fire, and don't forget your mirror because today is all about Nowruz! Come bring in the new year with us on this episode.  Logo Art: https://www.lorrainelin.com/Thumbnail Art: Music: Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...  Follow Us: https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.com  For more information on our topics, check out these links:  Zoroastrianism http://www.religionfacts.com/zoroastr...Video by Cogito https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl9QgeHdKYk
Episode 3: Tahmures and Jamshid: A Turn for the Worst
2020 Apr 2045m 5s
This week we share more from the first kings of Persia with the story of Tahmures and his son Jamshid as well as answer some of your questions.  Art: https://www.lorrainelin.com/ Music: Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...  Follow Us: https://twitter.com/MazanderCastMazanderCast@gmail.com  For more information on our topics, check out these links: Chapter for Tahmures http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoro...Chapter for Jamshid http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoro...Zoroastrianism http://www.religionfacts.com/zoroastr...
Episode 2: Enter the Bird Temple
2020 Mar 2650m 27s
We're back in the saddle again with an episode introducing the Shahnameh, the tales of Keyumars and Hushang, and our first discussion on Zoroastrianism.Art: https://www.lorrainelin.com/Music: Desert of Lost Souls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Follow Us: https://twitter.com/MazanderCast MazanderCast@gmail.com For more information on our topics, check out these links:Chapter for Kiyumars http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/shahnameh/page03a.htm Chapter for Hushang http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/shahnameh/page04.htm Zoroastrianism http://www.religionfacts.com/zoroastrianism
MazanderCast - Pilot: The Meanie Medes - Ep. 1
2020 Mar 0855m 12s
Pilot episode featuring host introductions, brief Persian history, the making of the Shahnameh, and the confusing rules about Tarof.
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