372 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 Nextpod

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 75 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.

    277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook

    277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook

    The story of the cook and the warlock, from 1001 Nights, where you see how a hot tub can change your entire life's course.

    • 39 min
    276-Swiss Horror: Along Came a Spider

    276-Swiss Horror: Along Came a Spider

    An adaptation of a Swiss horror novella "The Black Spider" by author Jeremias Gotthelf (AKA Albert Bitzius), about a town with a knight problem, so they make a deal with a very suspicious man to help them in their time of need.

    The creature is the Kanbari nyūdō, that creepy hairy guy watching you go to the bathroom on New Year's Eve.

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    The disclaimer: https://myths.link/276

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    Music:

    All music by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 58 min
    275-Tibetan Folklore: Free Bird

    275-Tibetan Folklore: Free Bird

    A prince, chased by seven evil wizard roommates, seeks help from a hermit.

    • 48 min
    274-European Folklore: Murky

    274-European Folklore: Murky

    Two stories from Eastern Europe where we see why mythological water monsters aren't a great way to discipline your kids. On the second, if a wizard is mumbling something outside your house, you're in for a bad time unless you talk to a witch.

    The creatures are the Devil's Dandy Dogs! They're not dandy, not the devil's, and they're barely dogs!

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    Disclaimer: https://myths.link/274

    Newts! The new PRX podcast I mentioned that has the Vodník, the Czech water monster in the first story. If you want to check it out: https://myths.link/newts

    Man Glitter: https://myths.link/manglitter it's just sawdust.

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    Music:

    "Jubelio" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "The Broker" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Forgot His Jam" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "In Time We Shall" by Blue Dot Sessions

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    Sponsors:

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    • 44 min
    273-Robin Hood: The Good Thief

    273-Robin Hood: The Good Thief

    You would think, if you're the most wanted person in Britain, you would probably want to lie low for a little while . Robin doesn't.

    • 49 min
    VIGILANTE IS AVAILABLE NOW!

    VIGILANTE IS AVAILABLE NOW!

    Tim Miller is a famous search-and-rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, who's helped track down more than 300 missing persons. After 38 years of searching, he’s now convinced that he’s finally solved his own daughter’s murder.  In the first season of VIGILANTE, Allie Conti (New York Times, Vice) explores the human cost of Tim’s singular obsession with the case—from the people he’s falsely accused in the past, to the current girlfriend he’s put in the crosshairs of a possible serial killer. As Allie prepares to interview the suspect in person, she grapples with whether she might be the latest victim of Tim’s vigilantism.

     

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

onetwothreebella ,

It’s why Wed is my favorite day of the week

Besides the excellent writing, interesting mix of topics, and meticulous voice acting +sound design, what I really love is how it makes learning interesting and effortless.

Besides covering the basic mythos, we’re treated to tidbits of history, culture and context in relation to other similar myths. All of this combined makes for a highly entertaining listen that makes you feel smarter without you needing to try.

I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who loves learning about mythology and folklore!

lannahhasola ,

my go-to bedtime stories

i love the writing! the stories are all adapted very well to be engaging, entertaining, and educational. the simple (easily digestible) language lets me get carried away with the imagery, and it helps me sleep on nights when that’s tough. wish i was able to support in bigger ways, i love this podcast!

Jina_fire ,

Who wouldn’t rate you 5 stars

i would give you a hundred if i could.. i love every story. Your way of story telling amazes me. A great way to past time while traveling, waiting or doing anything. Thank you for all the great stories

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