346 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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 21.7K 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.

    254-Spanish Folklore: Ready or Not

    254-Spanish Folklore: Ready or Not

    A story from Spanish folklore of three brothers, a crafting competition, a smelly Trojan parrot, and a lesson that it's never too late to start on the Hero's Journey. I mean, you might end up in jail, but it's still inspiring?

    The creature this week is the Gohonga, a creature that will take your child, educate them, and return them as a forty-year-old

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    • 39 min
    253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys

    253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys

    Monkey has been fired. Sandy has been captured. Pigsy is fleeing in terror, and the monk is about to be cut to pieces by a room full of angry guys. Things are not going well.

    • 50 min
    253-Monkey King: Severance

    253-Monkey King: Severance

    The Monkey King looks for food, does some murders, and gets fired.

    • 49 min
    252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune

    252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune

    Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy.

    The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet...

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    • 36 min
    251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past

    251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past

    Two stories of Christmas in Iceland. So that apparently means wizards and zombies?

    • 37 min
    250-Grimm: Fauxsicians

    250-Grimm: Fauxsicians

    Two stories of absolutely real and definitely not fake doctors!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21.7K Ratings

21.7K Ratings

Stacylany ,

Some of the best storytelling ever

I love how informative this podcast is. And not to mention I end up laughing out loud at every episode. It’s done SO well!!!! I can’t get over it. Good job guys. There’s mythology, love, violence, mindfulness, and hilarity all in one. Love it!!!!

Schmoe90 ,

LOVE THE STORES

I’m still new and listening to the older ones. Because I can’t skip any of the stories but I want to say I appreciate the time and work that you put into these stories and the time to be Authentic as possible can’t wait till I get caught up but glad I have plenty to listen to. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE STORIES DONT STOP!!!! 😁😁😁

Glitchesruingames ,

Too corny, irreverent and sarcastic.

Basically the whole podcast is a sarcastic retelling of cherished stories from around the globe, delivered with a shallow western style irreverence. I’ve tried listening several times. The storyteller needs to have his creative license revoked! The jokes are so corny and predictable that they only serve to disrespect and demean the whole story. It’s actually very disturbing... I haven’t been able to sit through a single episode. It’s the same schtick over and over and over again. The main character is almost always a bumbling dumb dumb who is motivated by nothing but their own stupidity.

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