279 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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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.

    201-1001 Nights: In the Wind

    201-1001 Nights: In the Wind

    We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life.

    • 39 min
    200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love

    200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love

    The wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself.

    • 49 min
    199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

    199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

    A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk and it changes his life, and the empire, forever.

    • 41 min
    198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again

    198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again

    Robin Hood is back on the road and ready to make some quick cash, so of course, he's going to go undercover as a beggar an infiltrate a secret society. Meanwhile Little John poured himself into a friar costume to hit on strangers.

    • 42 min
    197-Viking Legends: VFFs

    197-Viking Legends: VFFs

    After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names.

    • 50 min
    196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good

    196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good

    A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster, with two completely new stories.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Loz810 ,

Helps me sleep (in a good way)!!!

Well done, these really are so well put together and interesting. I suffer with insomnia and honestly these podcasts help me to calm my mind and absorb the story and when it’s all done - a delightful sleep. I’ve been working my way through them and I’ve nearly listened to them all. Would really like some more Native American Stories. Thank you for providing such a great podcast!

YOLORHINOs ,

I love this podcast

I’ve already listened to every episode and I only started listening three months ago

Tori19Facer ,

Amazing Podcast

These stories are absolutely amazing! There is such a wide variety and they really keep you wanting to keep listening. I would definitely recommend this as it is my new favourite podcast.

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