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 236 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


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.



163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble

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



162-47 Ronin: Wanderers

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




161-Japanese folklore: Karma

The stories of a lost dumpling and two young people finding love among the ashes.



160-Halloween Special: Lurking

On our annual Halloween special, it's a supposedly true story of a string of killings and something lurking in the dark forest


 2019-10-30  39m

159-Rip Van Winkle: Bad Dad

The story of the fictional protagonist you never knew you hated


 2019-10-23  33m

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.


 2019-10-16  33m

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.


 2019-10-09  34m

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.


 2019-10-02  39m