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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 252 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears

The biggest battle of the war so far has the gods themselves being drawn into the war, fighting over the fate of the sacred city of Troy



177A-Trojan War: Rage

It begins: the Greek army marches on Troy



176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless

Three stories from the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen about people that are matchless



175-Thor: Surprises

Thor’s daughter is getting married to a dwarf, and Thor is the last person to find out about it.



174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time

The Legend of Sir Isumbras and the reason why you don't mess with unicorns


 2020-02-26  37m

173-Tunisian Folklore: Fortune

Fortune favors the bold. Or people willing to put up with a decade of junk. Or the best liars.


 2020-02-19  40m

172-Norwegian Folklore: Adventure!

The story of the master thief


 2020-02-12  38m

171-Indian Folklore: Love and Marriage

Three stories of love from India.


 2020-02-05  33m

170B-Norse Sagas: On a Long Enough Timeline

The conclusion of the saga of Grettir, where he fights trolls, outlaws, bounty hunters, witches, and, most dangerously, his tendency to screw up his own life.


 2020-01-29  47m

170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing

The aaga of Grettir the Strong, a Viking who's his own worst enemy


 2020-01-22  43m