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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.

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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.

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Have been a fan for years now thanks for the great story telling!

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iTunes Ratings

15274 Ratings
Average Ratings
14125
676
212
140
121

Favorite podcast

By Sean3431 - Jun 18 2019
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Have been a fan for years now thanks for the great story telling!

Fantastic

By Joe Fookin - Jun 17 2019
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It’s a fantastic podcast and you should listen to it

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Myths and Legends

Updated 22 days ago

Rank #1 in Literature category

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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.

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The beginning of Robin Hood's epic tale

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Rank #2: 140-La Llorona: No Way Out

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If you hear her weeping, it might already be too late. This week, it's a deep dive into the stories behind La Llorona, the weeping woman from Latin American folklore.

Apr 10 2019
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Rank #3: 131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal

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The origin stories of the Olympians

Dec 26 2018
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Rank #4: 119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening

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The original story of Sleeping Beauty.

Sep 05 2018
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Rank #5: 104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger

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The battles of Horus and Set rage for 90 years along the Nile.

Mar 21 2018
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Rank #6: 50-Dracula: Bad Blood

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Dracula isn't a creature from myths, legends, or folklore. The fictional vampire is a product of Bram Stoker. The name, though, stretches back centuries to a prince who ruled the kingdom called Wallachia, which borders the land with which he's most famously associated: Transylvania. We'll be talking all about the pseudo-legendary exploits of the real bloody tyrant, the bizarre rules surrounding fictional vampires, and the inspirations for the most famous vampire novel of all time. If you see your significant other on the roof scraping moss, you should just eat the soup they make you even if it makes you vomit. Sponsors: Stranglers, by Earwolf Stranglers on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stranglers/id1174116487?mt=2 Stranglers site: http://www.earwolf.com/show/stranglers/ Casper Mattresses are amazing! http://www.casper.com/legends Vistaprint: For 50% off holiday cards: http://www.vistaprint.com and use code MYTHS at checkout New show! Our new show is Career Day. The jobs, lives, and stories of everyday people, every other Tuesday. It's an awesome show and we're really excited about it, so please check it out if it sounds cool. On iTunes: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com Online: http://www.careerdayshow.com The feed (to copy and paste in any player): http://careerdayshow.libsyn.com/rss   Music: "Watermark" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Independent Film" by Steve Combs "Scalloped" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Calendar Spread" by Blue Dot Sessions "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore "Support Me in this Moment that I'm About to Lose Heart" by Nihilore "Studie I" by Jahzzar "Aisles" by Jahzzar

Nov 16 2016
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Rank #7: 24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

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Norse mythology, like all mythology, is strange. Thor's hammer is gone. It was stolen...or he just left it somewhere and forgot about it. To get it back, though, he's going to have to do something more difficult than fighting legions of giants. He's going to need to get married. And there's the origin of poetry, which contains way more men formed from spit than you'd expect for the origin of poetry. On the creature of the week, seriously, just stay out of the woods. It never ends well. Except when it does, and you find love and learn to put on a puppet show. Become a member! Find the show on iTunes Say hi on Twitter The Prose Edda - THE source for Norse Mythology Music: "Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions "Witch Laws" by Dlay "Hanami Matsuri" by Fabian Measures "It's Always Too Late to Start Over" by Chris Zabriskie

Feb 24 2016
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Rank #8: 107A-Golem: Guardian

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The Golem of Prague, from Jewish legend.

May 02 2018
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Rank #9: 93A-Amazons: Wonder Women

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Zeus v. Typhon and the beginning of Theseus and the Amazons

Dec 06 2017
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Rank #10: 120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass

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The Holy Grail. This is where it all begins.

Sep 12 2018
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Rank #11: 80A-Medusa: Golden Child

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Perseus starts on the quest to slay Medusa...and it's weird.

Aug 16 2017
34 mins
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Rank #12: 139A-Irish Legends: The Hound

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Cú Chulainn goes to fairyland to fight a demon horde.

Mar 27 2019
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Rank #13: 132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come

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The Trojan War started long before the Greeks sailed east.

Jan 09 2019
36 mins
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Rank #14: 112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached

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The amazingly brutal original story of Pinocchio

Jun 13 2018
43 mins
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Rank #15: 28-Prometheus: Adamantine

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The much-requested story of Prometheus, a Titan who was cursed by Zeus to have his liver pecked out every day for defying the Olympian and bringing fire to the earth. We'll also talk about the Titanomachy, the very literal clash of the Titans at the very beginning of Greek mythology, where Zeus comes to power and we all learn that any policy that involves crazy paranoia is basically the only one a Greek god considers. The creature is the gooseberry wife, but unlike the name, and the berries she protects, she is not sweet, and might eat your child. Our sponsor: Loot Crate. Don't forget the promo code LEGENDS! Become a member? Find the show on iTunes Music: "The Faslehood of Positivity" by Rowan Box "Owls" by Jazzar "Captive" by Steve Combs and Delta Is "Gminor long delays" by Solo Bass Steve "Liberosis" by Nihilore "Something (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel "Kelp Grooves" by Little Glass Men "May" by Kai Engel  

Apr 06 2016
41 mins
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Rank #16: 110-Viking Myths: Alone

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Odin. Jotunheim. Shin Tinder. We're back in Norse mythology with the legendary story of Hadingus

May 30 2018
44 mins
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Rank #17: 88-Ragnarok: Doom

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The end of Norse mythology

Nov 01 2017
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Rank #18: 78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer

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Starting at the beginning of the universe and going to the beginning of the epic and mildly disturbing battles between Set and his nephew Horus

Aug 02 2017
34 mins
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Rank #19: 59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors

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Many connected stories from Greek mythology. We'll start with story of Hades and Persephone, and learn why she's always hanging around the underworld (hint: it's not because she wants to). Then, I'll tell the story of the curse of the house of Atreus, starting with Tantalus and his questionable food choices. It's a long, dark episode, so get ready. The creature is the Nakki, from Finland, who just wants to drown you and look good while doing it. Is that too much to ask? The store: http://www.bardic.fm Loot crate! http://www.lootcrate.com/legends MVMT watches: http://www.mvmtwatches.com/myths  Music: "White Filament" by Blue Dot Sessions "What it is" by Podington Bear "Helmer Sprak" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere "Casual Uncertainties" by Gurdonark "Aquamarine, My Distant Blue" by Nihilore "Deserted City" by Kai Engel "Captain Socrates" by Nihilore "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore  

Feb 01 2017
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Rank #20: 35-Beauty and the Beast: Prisoners

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This is not the Beauty and the Beast you've heard. It's not even the story the one you've heard is based on. That one is a super-pared-down version of an 18th century French novella. The original contains way too much description about fairy politics and power structures, 18th century Pandora, and an idea for a "Downton Abbey" reboot...with monkeys. The creature of the week is Papa Bois, from Trinidad and Tobago. He will show you why regular exercise and a balanced diet of strangers lost in the forest will keep you healthy well into old age. Our super-awesome sponsor: Loot Crate (don't forget the code Legends) The other awesome sponsor: Casper. All that in the ad was true. These things are amazing. Find the show on iTunes The discussion post with all the fun links Music: "March" by Kai Engel "Train" by Sergey Cheremisinov "Usless Confusion" by much, "Comet Trails" by Moon "She Does Her Best (feat. Small Colin)" by Six Umbrellas "Falling into You" by Little Glass Men "Captain Socrates" by Nihilore "Everest" by Scott Holmes "Stay 17" by Peter Rudenko "Todas las promesas" by Gumbel "Space(Outro)" by Andy G. Cohen "Breeeze" by Jelsonic "Dizzy Spells - Instrumental" by Josh Woodward "Midnight Undercover" by Jelsonic "Seasong" by Jelsonic  

Jun 08 2016
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