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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192-Grimm: Brave Traveler

An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him.


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191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly

Thor breaks up a couple, King Gautrek meets a strange family in the dark forest, Odin raises a kid, and a lazy young guy has strange snacking habits in three interwoven stories from Norse myth.


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190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

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189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

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189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

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189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

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