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Legendary Africa

A weekly Society, Culture and Mythology podcast
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Greetings Legends and welcome to Legendary Africa! Today, I bring you three monsterific, marvellous and monstrous tales from the Hausa, the Fang and the Guji Oromo! Join me as we meet the astonishing Zankallala, a tiny monster who packs a punch
Hello Legends! Today we are travelling south of the Nile to hear about how Samba, a handsome, strong, and kind prince became Samba the Coward and found himself in self-exile in another kingdom. There he meets a great warrior who will change his
Happy Birthday Legendary Africa! It is the podcast's first birthday. 1 year since we started the podcast, and how the world and my life has changed. One thing is for sure: I am proud of how Legendary Africa has developed as a podcast, and I am
Hello Legends and welcome back to Mzanzi! Today, we head to Chatsworth, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (my birthplace!) to uncover the horrific and dark legend of Highway Sheila! *TRIGGER WARNING* Please note that this episode contains disturbing refere
Welcome Legends! Today, we learn all about Jackal and his various (mis)adventures! This episode is very special to me as my dear friend and fantastic fellow podcaster, Dustin Steichmann, host of Sandman Stories Presents, has kindly provided his
Hi Legends! I have a very special episode for you today. I am joined by none other than the fabulous host of The Faerie Folk podcast! A folklore enthusiast who runs an amazing podcast about all things faerie, she and I chat about the most popul
Hi Legends! Welcome back to Season 2 of Legendary Africa! Today we go to Zanzibar to hear about the Islamic-influenced tale of a heroic horse, a wise apprentice and a wicked magician. Straight Up Strange Productions Follow on Twitter and Instag
Welcome back to Season 2 of Legendary Africa! I have some personal news and talk a bit about Season 2.  Season 2 launches 8th February 2021!  #staylegendary  Featured: Joshua Gillingham, author of The Gatewatch and creator of the Viking game Al
Hi Legends. This is a tribute to my late aunt - someone who was like my second mother - and an announcement about the end of Season 1 of Legendary Africa. Thank you so much for all the support during this season. I will see you in February 2021
Hi Legends! Happy December! Today, we’re talking about the Xhosa legend revolving around the Hole in the Wall. This is an actual rock formation in the Eastern Cape. My story is inspired and based on the legend - hope you enjoy it! The legend is
Hi Legends! I have another simply amazing bonus episode for you. I am delighted and excited to welcome onto the show, Joshua Gillingham! He is the author of The Gatewatch, a novel inspired by Norse myths and Icelandic sagas, the creator of the
Hi Legends! Today I am so excited to have a very special guest on the show: Leine Marie Daini! The incredible author of the wonderful children's book Giraffe's Eggs and the amazing host of the podcast Giraffe's Eggs and Other African Stories.  
Hi Legends! Break is over and I’m back with an exciting Egyptian folktale! This is the first Egyptian tale to be featured on Legendary Africa and I can promise you that it is an amazing one. Featuring a powerful pharaoh, lots of treasure, a mur
Happy Halloween, Legends! I hope everyone is having a super spooky, super fun Halloween despite Covid-19 and all the restrictions it brings. In this special, we are going to Kenya, South Africa and Angola to hear some seriously spooky stories.
Hey Legends! We’re back with some wonderful animal tales, this time featuring 2 tales. First from the Mende people of Sierra Leone we meet First Man, Jackal and Python, then we listen to a tale from the Khoikhoi and meet Lion, Vultures and Bull
Hey Legends! Gather round, gather round! Today, I will be retelling the story of Makoma, the boy hero (in a slightly comical fashion). A tale from the Sena people of Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Makoma is a boy with extraordinary powers who goes on
Hey legends! It’s Halloween month and that means it’s time for Legendary Africa to get spooky! Join me in Cape Town as we wander through the torture chambers and eerie corridors of the Castle of Good Hope, tiptoe through Claremont Cemetery and
Hey legends! Today we’re heading back home to South Africa, first to Howick Falls to search the deep pools for the Inkanyamba, then to Richtersveld in the Eastern Cape where we’ll descend into the ‘Bottomless PIt’ and hopefully not get eaten by
Hey legends! Join me today for two lovely folktales about Elephants. They truly are wondrous creatures. For the first tale, we go to Nigeria to listen to a tale by the Ibibio people, then we head to Congo, where the Bakongo people tell a clever
Join me as we follow a wonderful Islam-influenced folktale from East Africa. Originally told in Swahili, this tale has everything: betrayal, redemption, an evil Vzir, a majestic Snake King and a boy who just wants to become a doctor. Enjoy and
Welcome back to Mzansi, Legends! Join me in South Africa as we journey from Cape Town to Knysna to Johannesburg to George as we try to solve the unsolvable mystery of Rosalind Ballingall. Grab your pipe and grab your cane, you’re going to have
It’s cryptid time, Legends! In this episode, we wander around the swamps and wetlands of Zambia, climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and parachute down Mount Kenya in an attempt to find the legendary Kongamoto! Come listen to eyewitness account
From the Rain-makers of the Okavango comes two tales revolving around devious and crafty Hares. In the first story from the Humbukushu people, find out how Kadima the Hare betrayed a mother leopard and how the Go-Away bird saved an entire villa
Hi Legends and welcome to Legendary Africa! This is the first proper episode since I returned to Legendary Africa after Rashalia, my sister and co-host, passed away and, although it was sometimes difficult, I enjoyed it. Join me as I weave a ta
Legendary Africa is back to torment your ears! In this minisode, I choose to honour Rashalia’s life by continuing with the podcast. Since Rashalia loved all kinds of spooky and paranormal stories, to celebrate her, I talk about the short, but s
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