257 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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    • 4.9, 1.6K 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.

    182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions

    182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions

    Join Bulat the Brave Companion and Ivan Tsarevich (no, not that one) as they get a magical new horse, escape magical prison, and get in some magical fights.

    • 38 min
    181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These

    181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These

    The kings of Great Britain and Ireland just want to bro out. That isn't happening, and the people in their lives will start a war to ensure that.

    • 39 min
    181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld

    181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld

    The first branch of the Mabinogion, the epic collection of Welsh legends

    • 42 min
    180-Azorean Folklore: Power

    180-Azorean Folklore: Power

    The story from Azorean folklore about a sorcerer who turned his life around and became a priest...and then his old life came hunting for him.

    • 39 min
    179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

    179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

    A classic quest with princesses, dragons, wizards, dragons fighting wizards, and princesses fighting wizards fighting dragons.

    • 36 min
    178-Tanuki: Changes

    178-Tanuki: Changes

    An episode about the Tanuki, the notorious raccoon-dog trickster from Japan with giant...well...you'll see.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

ValhallaValkyrie ,

The best thing since sliced bread

This podcast is the absolute best thing I’ve discovered this year. I just started and I am listening to them all starting from the very beginning. Jason does such a perfect job at explaining these sometimes confusing myths in a very clear and straightforward way. His jokes are hilarious, his voice calming and his content is superb! My favourites so far are the Viking related myths! I love this podcast so much and, even though I’m discovering it late, I’m so glad that it is still ongoing! I’m hoping to get up to date by the end of quarantine! Thank you Jason for this amazing podcast! It brings immense joy to my days!! Keep up the good work!

KE919 ,

Excellent writing & narration!

This podcast is such a great way to learn about old myths & lore. I love having the convoluted writing broken down into an easily understandable format, with humour thrown in. It’s a fun listen, and the narrator is relatable and witty. Love it!

boople kim ,

I love this podcast so much

This podcast is honestly amazing, the episodes don’t leave you on a cliff hanger. And the host is very entertaining, it’s a great podcast to listen to when your bored. And my favourite part is the creature of the week. And the retelling of the stories are creative and have a humorous twist, it’s a great podcast for children and adults who just love funny retellings of old myths and legends. 100/5 stars from me. Totally recommend!💯💯👍👍

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