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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

315 episodi podcast


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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Robert Courtney was an upstanding Kansas City pharmacist and family man who was deeply ...

6 minuti
Jun 16, 2021

229-Monkey King: Forbidden Fruit

We're back in the story of the Monkey King and the Journey to the West. After picking u...

50 minuti
Jun 16, 2021

228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle

Two stories from the Italian writer Giovanni Francesco Straparola, who earns the title ...

45 minuti
Jun 09, 2021

227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus

Two stories from Greek/Roman mythology this week with the (not remotely) love story of ...

40 minuti
Jun 02, 2021

226-European Folklore: Failing Upward

This week, it's the story of Fortunatus, the man who, bet you could never guess from hi...

50 minuti
May 26, 2021

225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare

The Egyptian folktale of a young woman who's not messing around. After fleeing her home...

39 minuti
May 19, 2021

224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali

This week, it's a story from Africa (more specifically the Nilamba people in northern T...

36 minuti
May 12, 2021

223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party

There's a killer on the loose in Kyoto. Young women are disappearing from the streets, ...

54 minuti
May 05, 2021

223A-Samurai Legends: The Devil went down to Kyoto

Three connected stories of samurai from medieval Japan. On the first, Kintaro, a buff e...

44 minuti
Apr 28, 2021

222B-Norse Legends: It Takes a Pillage

A packed episode with Thor, Odin, mythological dwarves, sword arms, and Valhalla, all e...

48 minuti
Apr 21, 2021