269 episodes

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.

Myths and Legends Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

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    • 4.8, 1.5K Ratings

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.

    192-Grimm: Brave Traveler

    192-Grimm: Brave Traveler

    An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him.

    • 44 min
    191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly

    191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly

    Thor breaks up a couple, King Gautrek meets a strange family in the dark forest, Odin raises a kid, and a lazy young guy has strange snacking habits in three interwoven stories from Norse myth.

    • 45 min
    190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

    190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

    Two stories with two very different heroines who share one defining characteristic: their unbreakable will to survive.

    • 47 min
    189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

    189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

    The hero of the story is dead, and the princess has a score to settle

    • 44 min
    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

    We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength on their wedding night. He failed, and ended up naked and hog-tied, yelling out for help while dangling upside down from the rafters.

    • 37 min
    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Player one23 ,

Far out fairy tales

I’ve always been a fan of gruesome myths and legends and this podcast pairs the oftentimes chilling stories with the reassuring voice of the host that is a before bedtime favourite. Could possibly give you nightmares.

Εχχοtikgaming ,

Interesting

Me and my brother really love listening to this in the car. Whenever people start talking about history, my brother always shows off his knowledge of the different myths and legends. It’s pretty cool to watch. Anyways absolutely love the podcast.

broncash ,

Funny & refreshing

Love this podcast! I’ve listened to every episode at least once. Always a great retelling of such diverse stories!

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