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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.

Myths and Legends Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 231 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.

    248-Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Magic Words

    248-Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Magic Words

    Two stories of sorcerer's apprentices. The first picks the wrong major at wizard school. The second finds a creative way into school...by becoming a dangerous sorcerer's BFF.

    • 38 min
    247-Argentinian Folklore: Beast Tartare, Can't Go Far

    247-Argentinian Folklore: Beast Tartare, Can't Go Far

    This week, it's the story from Argentina about Senorita Maldonado. We'll learn that sometimes the beasts of the woods might be better than your cruel, micromanaging boss.

    The creature is a shapeshifting water monster who has one rule for her spouse. Just one. Think he can go without breaking it? Yeah, neither do I.

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    • 34 min
    246-Slavic Legends: The Queen's Gambit

    246-Slavic Legends: The Queen's Gambit

    The legendary story of Olga of Kiev, a 10th century queen who's always four steps ahead of her enemies.

    • 41 min
    245-Pirates: Pretty Pretty Pirate

    245-Pirates: Pretty Pretty Pirate

    The story of a pirate princess from Jewish/Polish folklore, we'll see how many fiancees is too many fiancees (the answer, of course, is however many try to marry you at sword-point), and that you really, really don't want to mess with a team of pirate princesses.

    • 40 min
    244-Georgian Folklore: Here Fishy Fishy

    244-Georgian Folklore: Here Fishy Fishy

    A story from Georgian folklore about a king who needs a cure for his condition, the prince who decided that cure was going to be his new pet, and all the problems that come from an animal blood eye wash so maybe don't do an animal blood eye wash.

    • 40 min
    243B-King Arthur: Double Trouble

    243B-King Arthur: Double Trouble

    Arthur has been kidnapped. Guinevere's evil twin is at large. The kingdom is thrown into chaos.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

DumboDong ,

Best podcast by far

Listen to the stories everyday while I work, consume of 8+hrs a day. Could you do more stories of New Zealand (Māori) myths and legends.
Chur

BlairC123 ,

Best podcast hands down

Excellent content

Jamebskalmwvwjwoddusajsdwv ,

Best podcast on the internet.

This podcast is my absolute favourite. The balance of plot, humour, soothing voice, accuracy to source material, and consistency makes for such a pleasant experience. I especially love the Greek mythology episodes and the Robin Hood saga. Highly recommend.

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