240 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.

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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.

    170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing

    170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing

    The aaga of Grettir the Strong, a Viking who's his own worst enemy

    • 43 min
    169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn

    169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn

    Evil Genies, automatons, and magical rings abound when we revisit the stories from 1001 Nights!

    • 41 min
    168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals

    168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals

    How to win friends and influence people and also get beat up a lot in the 12th century.

    • 40 min
    167-Nutcracker: Cracked

    167-Nutcracker: Cracked

    In a podcast full of problematic and wildly different original tellings of popular adaptations, this might be the most different and most problematic. It's the original tale of the nutcracker.

    • 47 min
    166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest

    166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest

    Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told.

    • 39 min
    165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

    165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

    Four stories from Greek mythology: Arachne and Athena, Pandora's box, the great flood of the ancient Greek world, and the love story of Idas and Marpessa.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

JoannaNZ ,

100% my favourite podcast

Love this podcast so much. Thank you for such great storytelling and interesting side notes.

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Love this podcast so much. It’s so good to just chuck headphones and do housework while listening to the myths of old and new.

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