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.
206-Mabinogion: The Blip
We're back in the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh folklore, where we'll see what happens when the apocalypse comes and goes and you are left behind with your friends. And mom.
205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre
We're back, finishing up this leg of our journey in a packed episode with a witch, pigmen, more giants, Scylla, Charybdis, Hades, Tiresias, and, of course, Hercules.
205A-Odyssey: Man of Constant Sorrow
With monsters, witches, sirens, and cyclopes, the Odyssey is one of the landmarks of world literature and a classic for the ages. This is the start.
204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag
We're back in Russian folklore for a fun story about a soldier with some biscuits who fights demons, heaven, and yes, death herself.
203-Grimm: Out of the Woods
Two stories from the Grimm brothers!
202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society
Our super spooky, terrifying Halloween episode that's definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all.
Thank you so much!
With every episode I listen to, my day gets better. It‘s so much fun and I keep laughing because I love the way you tell these stories! I work at an animal sanctuary and while mucking the stables it‘s really entertaining to learn about different cultures, tales and myths...and keeping my brain occupied while doing this relatively boring work. Keep up the sarcasm😂! Thank you for this podcast!🤪
Informative and funny
I'm familiar with many of the stories, but Jason's renditions (and wee asides particularly) give the sagas and myths of my childhood a great new twist. Highly recommend this to people who enjoy Lore and Hello from the Magic Tavern.
Good concept and content but...
Interesting and fun stories.
But, unfortunately not told theatrically enough and rather too fast to enjoy.
Also, terrible music that is way too loudly mixed... what a shame.. could have been a huge pleasure !