A Myth of My Own
By Sohaila Zivari
A Myth of My OwnMay 26, 2021
Episode 11: Whose choice is it anyway?
An episode about women and their choices at the time of an unexpected and unplanned pregnancy. And as usual Sohaila the host of the podcast scratches the surface and tries to bring up nuances through her personal stories.
Episode 10: A Valentine's Day Special Part II, Farsi Edition
Recitation of Iraj Mirza's Epic love story, Zohreh and Manoochehr in Farsi.
Episode 9: Valentin's Day Special Part I, Romancing Nezami
A cursory look and a brief analysis of Nezami's epic love story. This 12th century poet is one of Iran's 5 giants in the Persian literary word.
Episode 8: New Year's Special.
A brief account of the history of the New Year resolutions, and its evolving meaning throughout the centuries and cultures, and more...
Episode 7: The night of Yalda, a celebration of winter solstice
A summery look at the origins of Shab-e-Yalda- aka Shab-e-Chelleh- an Iranian winter festival, and its evolution throughout the history of Iran’s plateau, from pre Zoroaster age til now, and more…
Episode 6: Mythical women with Judith Remy Leder
In this episode I invited Judith Remy Leder, A poet and a storyteller, to discuss some female heroes in mythology and how she treats them in her poems.
Corrections: 1) The duration of Odysseus absence is 40 years, not 20 years as Judith indicates during the interview, which she gives the correct number just seconds after the statement. 2) The Island which Kirke resided in was called Aeaea not Serpent Island.
From a Mediaeval Mikveh to A Bath House in the Garden of Adolescence
A travel log from the imagination dimension.
In this Episode Sohaila takes you from a real world to an imagined one.
Links to infos about medieval life of Jews of Montpellier.
The Owl Part II From Fallen King to a chosen savior
In this episode Sohaila tells a tale of heroes, anti heroes, sacred birds, divine prophecies and intervention, and the need for messianic solutions and sacrifices.
Mother's Day Special
In today's episode Sohaila illustrates aspects of her mother's life in Iran as a young Russian Immigrant through three independent stories.
Episode 2: Deconstructing a Myth
In this episode, Sohaila breaks down the elements common in mythologies across cultures and introduces the first part of her own mythological creation story, The Owl.
Episode 1: Nowruz
A new podcast with Sohaila Zivari where ancient Persian myth and personal stories come to life. A podcast of spoken and unspoken words; an auditory invitation to taste, to smell, to feel, and to own a dream or two. A place to share myths of our own.
In our first episode, we explore the meaning of the Nowruz hafsin and our personal experiences with the Persian New Year in Iran and in diaspora.
With special guests Shoreh Shooshani, Vida Nathan Ardebilchi, and Shayna Ross.