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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      113-Armenian folklore: Occupational Hazard


      The story of the a prince whose life is too awesome


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      112C-Pinocchio: Whale Jail


      The end of Pinocchio


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         44m
       
       

      112B-Pinocchio: Nosey


      Pinocchio part two, in which a lot of stuff happens to our little buddy, starting with him coming back to life.


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         36m
       
       

      112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached


      The amazingly brutal original story of Pinocchio


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       2018-06-13  43m
       
       

      111-Thumbelina: Sweet Summer Child


      A fairy tale for children about a girl being born from a flower and trying to find love manages to contain kidnapping, death threats, crushing nihilism, and sleazy moles.


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       2018-06-06  38m
       
       

      110-Viking Myths: Alone


      Odin. Jotunheim. Shin Tinder. We're back in Norse mythology with the legendary story of Hadingus


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       2018-05-30  44m
       
       

      109-Athens: Home


      The royal family of Athens. Dragon kings, bird princesses, and everything in between.


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       2018-05-23  54m
       
       

      108-Tom Thumb: Thumbs Up


      The story of a guy named Tom...who is as big as a thumb.


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       2018-05-16  35m
       
       

      107B-Golem: To Dust You Shall Return


      The golem of Prague and the Maharal's final blood libel


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       2018-05-09  35m
       
       

      107B-Golem: To Dust You Shall Return


      The golem of Prague and the Maharal's final blood libel


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       2018-05-09  35m