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.
243A-King Arthur: Doppel-Gwen-er
The story of Queen Guinevere as she goes from princess, to queen, to convict.
242-Albanian Folklore: Two Roads
The story of Zjermi, Handa, the dragon Kuchedra, and about a hundred naked armpit angels from Albania.
241-African Folklore: Hippopotamaster
In a story from the folklore of the Sorko people who lived along the Niger river in West Africa, a hippo is causing all sorts of trouble.
240B-German Fairy Tales: Heart of Stone
The conclusion of "A Heart of Stone" by Wilhelm Hauff, where we see what happens when Peter Munk, out of options after threatening the Little Glass Man, turns to the devil to help himself through dire circumstances.
240A-German Fairy Tales: Man of Glass
A German fairy tale about striving, falling short, and then seeking help from dangerous mythological creatures to help you pick up the slack.
239-Grimm: Give them a Hand
Three stories from the Grimm brothers of people helping someone out. Sometimes that goes well. Other times you end up with an indescribable urge to bury your nose in filth and hunt for truffles.
This is my first ever podcast. I started listening last year and I stuck with it. It's great because I don't really have a lot of time and Jason tells all the stories I wanted to read but for various reasons couldn't.
Jason, buddy, congratulations for a job done well!
By the way, have you ever considered Robin Hood? The common peoples favourite outlaw should make for an interesting collection of stories :-)
I recently started listening to your podcast and i have a lot of catching up to do. I really enjoy it especially because reading these stories would not be the same without your comments. They are so good. I am very happy its a regular thing and also free i assume it takes a lot of time and work. Thank you.
you make my day better
i began to listen 1 week ago from my workplace. I'm now at 15-Slavic Folklore: Bad wolf. you are very good theese stories are very interesting. I'm very courious about the stories. If you don't mind can you search about hungarian stories? I know that i will be at 65 episode after 1 month but i will be very glad if you search about a storie about our culture and i could listen it.(sorry for my english)