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Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

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Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    306-Latin American Folklore: Payback

    306-Latin American Folklore: Payback

    Two stories from Latin America folklore about people (and animals?) getting payback. The first is a story about why you shouldn't bite strangers. The second is about a man who can make the dead rise...but for a small fee will make sure that they stop.

    • 35 min
    Member Episode 80-Romanian Folklore: The Calling

    Member Episode 80-Romanian Folklore: The Calling

    If the voice calls you into the wilderness, and the voice is the way people in your village die...maybe don't follow that voice?

    The creature is the shirt that's trying to kill you!

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    Music:

    "Let me Explain" by Michael Vignola

    "Disconnected Forever" by Jayson Wayne Brown

    305-Turkish Folklore: Angry Bird

    305-Turkish Folklore: Angry Bird

    The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people messing up coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants.

    • 36 min
    304-Celtic Folklore: Among Us

    304-Celtic Folklore: Among Us

    Two stories from Celtic folklore of the things that lurk among us

    • 38 min
    303-Japanese Folklore: Rice and Means

    303-Japanese Folklore: Rice and Means

    Two stories from Japan about samurai (and wannabe samurai) following their dreams. Too bad it takes fights with giant creatures and a little bit of murder to do so.

    • 44 min
    302-Jewish Folklore: Losing Hares

    302-Jewish Folklore: Losing Hares

    This week, we learn where you shouldn't kiss a rabbit (it's exactly where you think), and how a dance party can save a city.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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