Myths and Legends

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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.

Recent Episodes

Tristan and Isolde have a problem: they can't get enough of each other. After they inadvertently drank the love potion, they couldn't control their love...and it is looming like a snare, one that will destroy them and everything they love if they let it. The creature is the loup garou, from Caribbean folklore and it's the reason to carry around a keyhole with you and collect your dog's eye booger…
I don't want to spoil anything for someone who doesn't know this story, but this three-parter has everything: sneering villains, valiant heroes, monster fights, love, loss, betrayal, and someone shoving dragon tongues down their pants despite that not remotely being the best way to transport dragon tongues. It's the long-requested original story of Tristan and Isolde. The creature is just a hungr…
For once, the king is dead and the queen is alive, and she's going to make sure her daughter avoids the dangers that many princesses have to face. Or, she tries. The creature is a balding, adorable werewolf with a love of fuzzy slippers. Sponsors: Robinhood: The simple, straightforward way to start investing without commission fees straight from your smartphone. Go to http://myths.robinhood.comto…

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AmyCapLeitch reviewed this podcast on Jun 10th, 2017
"This is my go to podcast! The content is amazing and the host is funny and engaging. Lots of episodes that are (older) kid friendly, and there's always a disclaimer on episodes that may not be."
 
tikkitavi reviewed this podcast on Aug 4th, 2017
"If you love hearing about acient myths and stories from around the globe, just wait until you hear Jason's retelling on the Myths and Legends podcast. Old stories I thought I knew are brought to life in a fun way. I wish I hadn't burned through the back catalog so quickly. Plus, creature of the week!"
 
Sundy reviewed this podcast on Aug 29th, 2017
"great stories, told in a simple and easily digestible way"
 

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