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 36m. Bisher sind 243 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing


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


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   43m
 
 

169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn


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


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   41m
 
 

168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals


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


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   40m
 
 

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.


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 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.


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 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.


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 2019-12-11  43m
 
 

Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion


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


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 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.


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 2019-12-04  34m
 
 

163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble


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


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 2019-11-20  37m
 
 

162-47 Ronin: Wanderers


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


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 2019-11-13  39m