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 243 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing

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



169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn

Evil Genies, automatons, and magical rings abound when we revisit the stories from 1001 Nights!



168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals

How to win friends and influence people and also get beat up a lot in the 12th century.



167-Nutcracker: Cracked

In a podcast full of problematic and wildly different original tellings of popular adaptations, this might be the most different and most problematic. It's the original tale of the nutcracker.


 2019-12-24  47m

166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest

Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told.


 2019-12-18  39m

165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

Four stories from Greek mythology: Arachne and Athena, Pandora's box, the great flood of the ancient Greek world, and the love story of Idas and Marpessa.


 2019-12-11  43m

Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion

The conclusion to the story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian


 2019-12-09  10m

164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me

The legend of Lady White Snake continues with a packed episode. There are magical (if not wholly unexpected) resurrections, crustacean armies, Doctor Strange ripoffs, and that's just in the first half.


 2019-12-04  34m

163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble

The wonderfully ridiculous and surprisingly human original story of Hansel and Gretel


 2019-11-20  37m

162-47 Ronin: Wanderers

47 warriors lead one of the greatest (true) revenge stories ever told.


 2019-11-13  39m