267 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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    • 5.0, 7 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.

    190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

    190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

    Two stories with two very different heroines who share one defining characteristic: their unbreakable will to survive.

    • 47 min
    189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

    189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

    The hero of the story is dead, and the princess has a score to settle

    • 44 min
    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

    We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength on their wedding night. He failed, and ended up naked and hog-tied, yelling out for help while dangling upside down from the rafters.

    • 37 min
    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there.

    • 38 min
    188-The Flea: Forever Home

    188-The Flea: Forever Home

    Two stories of pets, a rooster and a flea, from Italian writer Giambattista Basile

    • 43 min
    187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain

    187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain

    Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War. He has no idea what's waiting for him.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Viki Leeasa ,

Awesome and very interesting podcast!

The stories are so well told, the narration is clear and engaging. Very informative and perfect for learning about other culture’s stories.

Hanuman1702 ,

Excellent and entertaining

This is my favourite podcast on iTunes! I have yet to listen to a boring episode. Jason Weisner includes his own thoughts about the myths and legends which show just how well-thought this podcast is. A combination of entertaining and thought-provoking, "Myths and Legends" is definitely worth a listen.

Aaron D Schmidt ,

Entertaining and informative

Myths and legends podcast is a rare combination of entertaining and informative. The wry readings of the stories by host Jason Weiser are great!

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