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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 287 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre


We're back, finishing up this leg of our journey in a packed episode with a witch, pigmen, more giants, Scylla, Charybdis, Hades, Tiresias, and, of course, Hercules.


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   53m
 
 

205A-Odyssey: Man of Constant Sorrow


With monsters, witches, sirens, and cyclopes, the Odyssey is one of the landmarks of world literature and a classic for the ages. This is the start.


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   43m
 
 

204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag


We're back in Russian folklore for a fun story about a soldier with some biscuits who fights demons, heaven, and yes, death herself.


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   45m
 
 

203-Grimm: Out of the Woods


Two stories from the Grimm brothers!


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   38m
 
 

202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society


Our super spooky, terrifying Halloween episode that'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.


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 2020-10-28  44m
 
 

201-1001 Nights: In the Wind


We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life.


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 2020-10-21  39m
 
 

200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love


The wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself.


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 2020-10-14  49m
 
 

199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight


A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk and it changes his life, and the empire, forever.


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 2020-10-07  41m
 
 

198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again


Robin Hood is back on the road and ready to make some quick cash, so of course, he's going to go undercover as a beggar an infiltrate a secret society. Meanwhile Little John poured himself into a friar costume to hit on strangers.


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 2020-09-30  42m
 
 

197-Viking Legends: VFFs


After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names.


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 2020-09-23  50m