Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.


202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society

This week it is the very very spooky* Halloween episode about a terrifying** trek through the Greek underworld. It's definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all.

The creatures this week are bogeymen! I don't know why it's pronounced like that they don't boogie but they do eat children.


Sloth raft:



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"Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear

"Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear

"Broken Branch" by Podington Bear

"Frogs in Tuxes" by Podington Bear

"Broken Branch" by Podington Bear

"Hard Won" by Podington Bear

"Daydreamer" by Podington Bear

*It's not remotely spooky

** by "terrifying" we mean "kind of funny."


 2020-10-28  44m