Myth America™: Ideas That Light Your Fire
The stories that we tell. The stories that tell us.™
What makes us think what we think? Believe what we believe? Value what we value?
Stories. The big stories and metaphors that sit in the background of our consciousness and our culture and shape how we understand ourselves and the the world we live in. They are indelibly shaped not only by who we are, but where we come from. Myth America looks at the metaphors and myths that emerge from the American psyche.
Join us on Myth America to explore those stories, those metaphors in a rich, evocative conversation. After four years being broadcast live on affiliate NPR, we are delighted to share that Myth America is now available as a podcast worldwide. Check out the latest news and episodes!
Join Myth America Host Leigh Melander on the Jung Platform!
Hungering for a break away from the doldrums of a long winter? Join Myth America host Leigh Melander on a course on the Jung Platform! Living a Mythic Life Step toward your soul by leaning [...]
On a Birthday!
Myth America | Episode Four | On a Birthday! Today (March 26) is mythologist Joseph Campbell's birthday. It's also my birthday! I thought I'd share a musing on the nature of birthdays - mythically, imaginally, metaphorically. [...]
Death of an Era (An Episode from the Vault)
Join us for a really cool conversation with longtime music executive Chris Hensley, from our Myth America vault...this show was recorded live on WIOX Community Radio 91.3 FM on January 26, 2016. Among hundreds of [...]
Chickadees and Small Wonders in the Coming of Spring
Early March, and spring is maybe, just maybe, on the horizon. The light is changing, and there is a new song in the woods. We think of robins and crocuses as the harbingers of spring, [...]
Mythos & Logos
Mythos & Logos We like to delineate, us humans. We want things to be different. And we want our way to be better. That tends to takes us to defining the world in binary ways - pitching [...]
Living in Mythic Times
Are we living in mythic times? Myth sits in the paradox of being both/and. It is true and untrue. It is metaphor – meta – carrying, phor – across – making meaning by moving from [...]