367 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.

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 41 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.

    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
    272-Egyptian Folklore: Imposter

    272-Egyptian Folklore: Imposter

    The story of a young man who decided that he would do anything to live the life of his dreams...but how far is too far?

    • 39 min
    New Podcast: Myths and Legends, now in Spanish!

    New Podcast: Myths and Legends, now in Spanish!

    Sonoro and Nextpod (that’s Jason and Carissa Weiser!) present Mitos y Leyendas. The acclaimed podcast about mythology and worldwide folklore, now in Spanish. 

    Listen, learn, and subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform to catch all the episodes every week. Available now!

    To listen directly on Apple Podcasts: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7 


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    • 7 min
    271-Korean folklore: A Friend in Need

    271-Korean folklore: A Friend in Need

    Three stories of people helping people from Korea, including helpful monsters, deadly Pictionary, and why you should shove strangers down hills.

    • 36 min
    270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land

    270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land

    The Olympians meet their end.

    • 46 min
    269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows

    269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows

    A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

purpleteapot ,

Diverse stories, great sense of humour

I love that the stories and creatures of the week come from diverse cultures—not just European and American, but also African and East Asian. Jason has a great sense of humour and I enjoy his sharing of his takes on the stories after telling them.

Although the stories are often told in a lively way, it’s still comfortable enough to listen to just before bed. The witty dialogue takes some liberties from the source material, but that’s what makes the telling special. Also, lots of research is done into variations of the tales, which is no small feat.

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)

aemmartell ,

😊

Great stories and info. Nice reading voice but ditch the terrible music please

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