386 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.

    289-Viking Sagas: Half the Man

    289-Viking Sagas: Half the Man

    If you don't like being burned alive...and also do absolutely nothing to avoid the completely avoidable fate of being burned alive...can you even call yourself a man?

    • 41 min
    288-Viking Sagas: The Pillage People

    288-Viking Sagas: The Pillage People

    The Saga of Half and His Heroes from Icelandic folklore starts with Odin spitting in a family's ale and only gets stranger from there.

    • 40 min
    GOOD CULT IS AVAILABLE NOW!

    GOOD CULT IS AVAILABLE NOW!

    Good Cult is an investigative podcast about the dark corners of the New Age self-help movements and the American counterculture. In season one, host River Donaghey will explore his family's group therapy cult to unpack the strange history of the Human Potential Movement, and try to understand how a violent self-help seminar in the 1980s evolved into a global phenomenon, which would capture his own family decades later.

    Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-cult/id1643228328

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/32alR42n7RSjALWyiFOoAV?si=3ad152facfd54944
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    • 8 min
    287-Korean Legends: Sob Story

    287-Korean Legends: Sob Story

    What to do if your teen spends three years crying. Or, for the teens out there, how to get back at your dad because all he did was threaten you while you cried for three years.

    • 41 min
    286-Japanese folklore: Cat Dad

    286-Japanese folklore: Cat Dad

    Tokutarō is not going to be tricked by fox monsters. He's just not.

    Also, a dad has a big problem with the new pet cat.

    Two stories from Japan about things not being what they seem (or things being exactly what they seem).

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    New Scoundrel out this week! Some of the most famous paintings in the world are now publicly visible only because a woman tried to have her own son murdered! https://myths.link/scoundrel

    That disclaimer: https://myths.link/286

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    June's Journey! Check it out on the App Store, Google Play, or on PC on Facebook Games!

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    Music:

    "Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions
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    • 40 min
    285-Romanian Folklore: Grin and Bear It

    285-Romanian Folklore: Grin and Bear It

    The story of Harap Alb (Povestea lui Harap Alb) from Romanian folklore has it all. Like, it really does try to jam as many fairy tale tropes in as possible, but it actually works. It's a fun story with a little bit of everything. Oh, and talking lettuce.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

M. Wiz ,

So good, for so long.

I’ve been listening to Jason for years.

I love how the show has evolved since the early days and loved how the family became more involved.

M&L has made me fall in love with Greek mythology again and the portrayal of the Greek gods and their relationships with each other are fantastic.

Also, fictional is great and I’m glad it’s come back. Scoundrel is also a winner.

Well done guys! Keep up the awesome work.

Much love from Aus.

Al from Karratha WA ,

Love it

Definitely love the Journey West Stories. My fave. The more the better.

love this pody ,

Great listen 🎧

All around good

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