210 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

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 1.7K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Milliehartie95 ,

Exciting and funny - look forwards to it every week

I absolutely love the way the stories are researched and narrated. It’s very entertaining and the style with which you tell the stories is fantastic! Excellent job! I especially love your little asides where you analyse the stories a bit, eg in Twinning, the Scandinavian story wherein you discussed how one of a kind the tale is.

I would really love if you retold your earlier stories in your newer style - would be interesting to see how it has evolved over time.

Some ideas for stories: king Wenceslaus (Christmas!), Gráinne Mhaol (Grace o malley), Ching Shih (from prostitute to pirate lord), Alexander the Great’s conquests across Asia and Europe, Maori and Australian legends.

Emma_Plover ,

Folklore Fan Forever

I’m a huge folklore fan and this podcast combines historic stories with an incredible 21 century perspective (and sense of humour) has me cackling away to myself at how ridiculously wild some of our favourite stories are, I love this podcast and it’s one of the reasons I end up with black rings under my eyes because I can’t turn it off at nighttime 😳

kiara-gal ,

New listener

I like this podcast and the idea of learning more about different cultures through their mythology, but I have a few minor dislikes: the background music and the request for subscriptions and reviews. I wouldn’t mind the mention of reviews if the episodes were longer but they’re not.

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