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 37m. Bisher sind 296 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 20 hours 14 minutes


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204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag

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201-1001 Nights: In the Wind

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200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love

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199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

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198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again

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197-Viking Legends: VFFs

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196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good

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