250 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 / Bardic

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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.

    177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone

    177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone

    Achilles is back and it's god vs. god, Greek vs. Trojan, Achilles vs. Hector in the most epic battle of the Trojan War.

    • 53 min
    177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears

    177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears

    The biggest battle of the war so far has the gods themselves being drawn into the war, fighting over the fate of the sacred city of Troy

    • 48 min
    177A-Trojan War: Rage

    177A-Trojan War: Rage

    “Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.”

    It begins: the Greek army marches on Troy

    • 51 min
    176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless

    176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless

    Three stories from the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen about people that are matchless

    • 39 min
    175-Thor: Surprises

    175-Thor: Surprises

    Thor’s daughter is getting married to a dwarf, and Thor is the last person to find out about it. Also he punted a dwarf onto a burning ship for fun at his brother’s funeral, so things might get awkward.

    • 50 min
    174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time

    174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time

    The Legend of Sir Isumbras and the reason why you don't mess with unicorns

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

brightonion ,

Best story telling podcast

I've learnt so much about stories and cultures through this show. And Jason is so funny and affable! Was hoping Fictional would still be around though. Love this show and I listen to every ep. always look forward to every show! How about some south East Asian myths? Keep it up! (Singapore)

fraserjnoble ,

A great modern take on original stories.

This is a fantastic podcast which gives a wide range of old stories from all over the world. It is narrated in an original and witty manner which keeps you engaged and informed. Thank you for creating this.

(Please look into the story of 'Tam O'Shanter' by Robert Burns. It's a tail from Ayrshire, Scotland which has a drunkenly farmers, ghosts, the devil, and a sexy young which)

Valkyrieride ,

Old tales in modern humour

Sometimes tales can bore me with their medieval language but the humour here keeps me up!

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