This podcast is both a re-telling and a conversation about the mighty epic the Mahabharata.
This series was originally published in a blog format, with each episode released about once a week. This developed into a total of 100 episodes, covering every event in the epic from start to finish. Any sections that I left out are mentioned, so this should effectively give you an idea what is in the entire, unabridged Mahabharata.
The Mahabharata is also the earliest extant source on the life and times of Krishna, Avatar of Vishnu and the object of worship for millions across the globe. Remarkably, the story of Krishna's birth and childhood are not included in the epic. In order to make up for that lack, I also turned to the Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), 10th Canto, which contains the most details about Krishna's life.
The audio is available as downloads from this blog, and it can also be found here on iTunes.
Each episode was published chronologically, the first episode is at the bottom of the list of posts. You can start at Episode 1.
If you are interested in the life of Krishna, you can jump to that series starting at Episode 11.
The famous Dice Game starts at Episode 21.
I also cover the Bhagavad Gita, starting at Episode 59.
If you are interested on my ideas on the epic, I have two commentary episodes, once in the midst of the Great War, Episode 76, and then I give my take on the epic as a whole in the finale, Episode 100.