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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 / Bardic

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    • 4.8 • 73 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.

    210-Russian Legends: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere

    210-Russian Legends: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere

    The story of Dobrynya the dragon slayer from Russian folklore is the tale of a young man finding his heroic destiny, from magical hats to skinny dipping and dancing with baby dragons. Sorry, did I say dancing *with* baby dragons? I meant dancing *on* baby dragons.

    • 39 min
    209C-Viking Legends: Black Widow

    209C-Viking Legends: Black Widow

    Kjartan and Gudrun were always meant to be together, but when the former gets waylaid in a foreign kingdom with a beautiful princess, the latter needs to make other plans. Of course, she accepts the proposal of their mutual best friend, sparking a love triangle that could prove deadly.

    • 51 min
    209B-Viking Legends: Time and Tide

    209B-Viking Legends: Time and Tide

    Continuing these Viking legends, we'll see how a deep V can get you in deep trouble, and if at first you don't succeed in keeping your spouses alive, try, try again. And again. And again. And again.

    • 45 min
    209A-Viking Legends: Bloodlines

    209A-Viking Legends: Bloodlines

    The beginning of an Icelandic saga with cursed swords, Viking love triangles, and why throwing stinky socks at a person whose only desire is to punch you in the face is a terrible idea.

    • 45 min
    208-Maui: Big Tuna

    208-Maui: Big Tuna

    After his exploits, Maui decides to settle down. Unfortunately, married life is anything but bliss, but that's probably because his wife's ex-husband is a vicious eel monster.

    • 42 min
    207-Monkey King: Girls Before Swine

    207-Monkey King: Girls Before Swine

    The Monkey King and friends stop off on a side quest to rescue a young woman kidnapped by a pig monster, but they might get more than they bargained for, and make a new friend along the way.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 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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