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 278 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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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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   50m
 
 

196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good


A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster, with two completely new stories.


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   40m
 
 

195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger


Dionysus was the god of wine from Greek myths and the last Olympian to earn a place on Mount Olympus. His story starts with him being born from Zeus's thigh...and then somehow gets stranger.


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   46m
 
 

194-Mulan: The Warrior


A completely new version of the Mulan legend, sourced from a story from the late middle ages, so even if you think you know the Mulan story, this version has twists and turns that make her big secret, that she's a woman pretending to be a man, the least of her worries. The creature is the Manticore! It's terrifying, but not for the reasons that it should be terrifying! The episode post (and horrifying pictures of the Manticore): https://myths...


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   47m
 
 

193B-Monkey King: Pilgrim's Progress


Xuanzang and the Monkey King begin their quest, meeting dragons, murderous monks, demons, monsters, and ogres who love tea parties.


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   45m
 
 

193A-Monkey King: Golden Cicada


We return to the stories of the Monkey King and pick up at the end of his long imprisonment under a mountain, for trying to overthrow everyone and everything. Meanwhile, a messenger from heaven is on the move, looking for a pilgrim to make a dangerous jo


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 2020-08-19  51m
 
 

192-Grimm: Brave Traveler


An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him.


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 2020-08-12  44m
 
 

191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly


Thor breaks up a couple, King Gautrek meets a strange family in the dark forest, Odin raises a kid, and a lazy young guy has strange snacking habits in three interwoven stories from Norse myth.


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 2020-08-05  45m
 
 

190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce


Two stories with two very different heroines who share one defining characteristic: their unbreakable will to survive.


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 2020-07-29  47m
 
 

189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You


The hero of the story is dead, and the princess has a score to settle


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 2020-07-22  44m