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Welcome to Legendary Africa, a South African podcast where we take you on a sometimes spooky, sometimes trippy, and always hilarious adventure through the world of African myth, legend and lore. Sisters Theshira and Rashalia regale you with tales from all over the continent, both ancient and modern. After Rashalia passed away in July 2020, Theshira now continues on alone with her sister as the angel on her shoulder. Join her as she wades through the diverse lore of Africa. Stay safe, stay sexy...and stay legendary!

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Legendary Afric‪a‬ Theshira & Rashalia Pather

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Welcome to Legendary Africa, a South African podcast where we take you on a sometimes spooky, sometimes trippy, and always hilarious adventure through the world of African myth, legend and lore. Sisters Theshira and Rashalia regale you with tales from all over the continent, both ancient and modern. After Rashalia passed away in July 2020, Theshira now continues on alone with her sister as the angel on her shoulder. Join her as she wades through the diverse lore of Africa. Stay safe, stay sexy...and stay legendary!

***Follow us***
Instagram: legendarypod
Twitter: @Legendarypod1

    Episode 21: Faaraa’see and the Pot of Boiling Butter - Zanzibar

    Episode 21: Faaraa’see and the Pot of Boiling Butter - Zanzibar

    Hi Legends! Welcome back to Season 2 of Legendary Africa! Today we go to Zanzibar to hear about the Islamic-influenced tale of a heroic horse, a wise apprentice and a wicked magician.

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    ‘African’ - AShamaluevMusic.

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    ‘At The Shore’ and ‘Ibn Al-Noor’ by Kevin MacLeod 

    Ibn Al-Noor Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    At The Shore Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    Logo: Photograph by Rene Rauschenberger.

    • 24 min
    Coming up in Season 2 of Legendary Africa!

    Coming up in Season 2 of Legendary Africa!

    Welcome back to Season 2 of Legendary Africa! I have some personal news and talk a bit about Season 2. 

    Season 2 launches 8th February 2021! 

    #staylegendary 

    Featured:

    Joshua Gillingham, author of The Gatewatch and creator of the Viking game Althingi 

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    Dr Richard Sugg, author of Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

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    Leine Marie Daini, author of Giraffe's Eggs and host of the podcast Giraffe's Eggs and other African Tales 

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    Podcast



    Logo: Photograph by Rene Rauschenberger.

    Music: ‘African’ - AShamaluevMusic.

    Music Link: https://youtu.be/bECszEydRKg

    • 4 min
    Tribute to My Aunt and the End of Season 1

    Tribute to My Aunt and the End of Season 1

    Hi Legends. This is a tribute to my late aunt - someone who was like my second mother - and an announcement about the end of Season 1 of Legendary Africa. Thank you so much for all the support during this season. I will see you in February 2021. #staylegendary 



    Logo: Photograph by Rene Rauschenberger.

    Music: A Good Day On the African Planes - Doug Maxwell_Media Right Productions.mp3 (YouTube Music Library) 

    • 3 min
    Episode 20: Hole in the Wall - South Africa

    Episode 20: Hole in the Wall - South Africa

    Hi Legends! Happy December! Today, we’re talking about the Xhosa legend revolving around the Hole in the Wall. This is an actual rock formation in the Eastern Cape. My story is inspired and based on the legend - hope you enjoy it! The legend is actually quite romantic and fantastical. Thanks to Nikkole, one of my wonderful listeners, who requested the episode! Stay legendary!

    Podcast recommendation of the episode: Sandman Stories Presents! 

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    My dad’s new books

    Mythic Tales Retold

    Meandering

    Twitter: @PatherWoody

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    Dr Richard Sugg

    Credits

    ‘African’ - AShamaluevMusic.

    Music Link 

    At The Shore by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3389-at-the-shore

    License 

    Untitled African rhythm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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    'Invisible Beauty' by Aakash Gandhi (YouTube Audio Library) 

    Logo: Photograph by Rene Rauschenberger.

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    • 26 min
    Bonus Episode: Interview with author and game designer, Joshua Gillingham!

    Bonus Episode: Interview with author and game designer, Joshua Gillingham!

    Hi Legends! I have another simply amazing bonus episode for you. I am delighted and excited to welcome onto the show, Joshua Gillingham! He is the author of The Gatewatch, a novel inspired by Norse myths and Icelandic sagas, the creator of the Viking-style board game Althingi and a musician for the band, The Ugly Mugs, a group focused on Celtic, Irish and Maritime music. We chat all about Althingi, his upcoming book The Everspring (the second book in the epic fantasy series The Saga of Torin Ten-Trees) and some very tantalising details about the newly revealed Althingi Anthology!  Josh also drops some very interesting teasers for the anthology. I can't say much but I promise it's super exciting. Listen to find out! 

    All links and info for episode:

    Josh's twitter: @JoshMGillingham 

    Josh's website: https://www.joshuagillingham.ca/ 

    Buy The Gatewatch on Crowsnest Books (with The Everspring mailing list sign up): https://www.crowsnestbooks.com/product/the-gatewatch/

    Althingi Kickstarter Page

    Outland Entertainment - Althingi Game Page

    Althingi - Board Game Geek Page



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    Credits:

    ‘African’ - AShamaluevMusic.

    Music Link: https://youtu.be/bECszEydRKg

    At The Shore by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3389-at-the-shore

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    "Marie's Wedding" by The Ugly Mugs (provided by Joshua Gillingham)

    Logo: Image of the board game Althingi, providing by Joshua Gillingham 

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    This episode is not monetised and no copyright infringement is intended.

    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode: Interview with author and podcaster, Leine Marie Daini!

    Bonus Episode: Interview with author and podcaster, Leine Marie Daini!

    Hi Legends! Today I am so excited to have a very special guest on the show: Leine Marie Daini! The incredible author of the wonderful children's book Giraffe's Eggs and the amazing host of the podcast Giraffe's Eggs and Other African Stories.  I was so excited to invite Leine onto Legendary Africa and am so happy that she joined me today. In this episode we dive into a multitude of elements behind Leine's book and podcast, including: What inspired her to write her own folktale? How did her job as a school teacher influence her writing? And what's the story behind the title Giraffe's Eggs anyway?? I can guarantee you one thing: this is not an episode to miss. Leine will not only make you laugh, but also inspire, motivate and delight. Thanks for listening and stay legendary! 

    Leine's website: https://lmdaini.com/

    Buy Giraffe's Eggs: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Giraffes-Eggs-L-M-Daini/dp/978548341X

    Listen to Giraffe's Eggs and Other African Stories on all popular podcast platforms:  https://anchor.fm/lmdaini 

    Main link: https://linktr.ee/lm.daini

    Get in touch with Leine: 

    Instagram: @lm_daini

    Email: leine@lmdaini.com

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    Email: staylegendarypod@gmail.com 



    Music:

    ‘African’ - AShamaluevMusic.

    Music Link: https://youtu.be/bECszEydRKg

    'A Good Day on the African Planes' - Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

    Source: YouTube Audio Library

    At The Shore by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3389-at-the-shore

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



    Logo: Photograph by Rene Rauschenberger.

    Episode thumbnail from Leine Marie Daini

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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Theshira and Rashalia brought a lot of wonderful tales from the continent of Africa. Stories that would never have come into my world withouth their knowledge and warm storytelling style. I hope that Theshira "Doc" Pather continues on with the podcast and continues to bring amazing stories from the continent that she loves so much. Great for a spooky tale and an insight into what people fear and hope for. A wonderful podcast

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I really enjoyed this podcast. The way the story was told held my attention very detailed I could almost see what was being described. I will be back to listen to more ✌🏼❣️~Lydia
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Such Interesting Stories!

Absolutely love this podcast! I’d never heard any African myths or folklore before, and they are all so fascinating. And Theshira has such a fun, modern spin on everything. Her way of telling the stories always keeps me entertained, and her speaking voice is so lovely as well!

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