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.
Member Episode 78-Samurai Legends: Heads Up
A former samurai accepts an invitation to stay at a strange house in the dark forest. Basically, he breaks the first two rules of Myths and Legends, and it goes about as well as you might think.
The creature is Seatco And the Seatco. It's not a very redundant band name, but a bunch of evil hairy guys who like stinking up your beach.
296B-Roman/Greek myths: Should I Bray or Should I Go?
Lucius has been turned into a donkey after using the wrong body lotion. Then, he was kidnapped by bandits. Things are about to get a whole lot worse for Lucius.
296A-Greek Myths: To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch
Lucius’s lifelong dream, as of ten minutes ago, is learning how to do sorcery. Luckily, he’s not only in a city crawling with witches who are slicing bits off people’s faces to do their magic and bringing wineskins to life, but his hostess is a sorceress herself, and all he has to do is catch her in the act.
The creature is the Lizard Man, lover of sinking his claws into cars…and his teeth into some Filet-o-Fish sandwiches.
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295-1001 Nights: What's in the Box?
The story of a merchant gets lost ducking out early from a funeral and who ends up sleeping in a graveyard…and that’s somehow the least scary thing that happens to him that year.
294-West African Folklore: Spirited Away
The story of Moremi Ajasoro from modern-day Nigeria has love, loss, and, of course, evil forest monsters.
Member episode 77-Grimm: The Dark Tower
The story of one young woman who was imprisoned for seven years for loving the wrong prince...and what she finds when she fights her way out. The creature is the Rarog! A friendly little dude who will give you good luck! Or a tornado at which you throw knives!
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One of the best storytellers!
One of the best podcasts around, can’t recommend enough. I love the contemporary twist on the storytelling. Fun listen!
I listen to this podcast all the time all over the place. Great old stories with a modern touch and humour throughout. Cannot suggest it enough ps: please make a bloopers episode