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
We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
I love this podcast
I’ve already listened to every episode and I only started listening three months ago
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.