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 229 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast


158-Agamemnon: Fate Proceeds

We’re back on the boat to the Trojan War and Agamemnon has a problem. It's a problem he can solve, he just doesn't want to.



157-Jack the Giant Killer: Giant Problems

Jack is back and ready to do what he does best, and who is along for the ride? King Arthur's teenage son.



156-Italian Folklore: Clever Girl

The stories of Costanza/Costanzo, the youngest daughter of the king of Thebes, who sets out to find her way in the world, and Molly Whuppie, the young orphan girl who battled giants.



155-Fairy Tales: The Pearl

Two stories of terrible parenting, one from Scandinavia, and the other from Naples



154B-Viking Legends: The Army of the Dead

Hrolf Kraki, the Viking king of Denmark, sets out to avenge his father and fight way too many mythological creatures


 2019-09-18  37m

154A-Viking Legends: Family Business

Part one of the story of Hrolf Kraki, legendary Viking king, and his twelve berserkers


 2019-09-11  40m

153-Odysseus: The Angry One

The lives of Odysseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Clytemnestra, and Penelope before the event that would make them all famous: the Trojan War.


 2019-09-04  39m

152-King Arthur: When in Rome

Things are going great for Arthur and the gang...until some guys from Rome show up and tell him the rent is due.


 2019-08-28  34m

151B-Faust: The Bad Place

Faust takes his magical powers he got from his deal with the devil, and decides to really live it up for the time he has left. Unfortunately, that time is waning.


 2019-08-21  39m

151A-Faust: A Man of Wealth and Taste

Doctor Faust makes an ill-conceived deal with the devil. Hijinks ensue.


 2019-08-14  34m