556 episodes

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.

Myths and Legends Nextpod

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 22.9K Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

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

    Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

    Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

    When your seven spouses all have the same dream on the same night and ask you not to do the thing they dreamt would lead to problems for all of you...maybe don't immediately do that thing.

    The creature is Sæhrímnir from Norse myth, AKA ham sandwiches.

    Dog wigs: https://myths.link/dogwigs
    Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
    ---

    Sponsors:

    MeUndies: Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at https://meundies.com/legends

    Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at https://shopify.com/legends

    Bombas: Get comfy this spring and give back with Bombas. Head over to https://bombas.com/legends and use code legends for twenty percent off your first purchase.

    ---

    Music:

    "Memeti" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Sargento" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 38 min
    Irish folklore: Daft Monk

    Irish folklore: Daft Monk

    The madcap story of what happens when a monk decides he doesn't want to be a monk anymore. He wants to make way more money...as a poet.

    Also, why it might be weird if you're eating several cows for breakfast.

    Back shaver: https://myths.link/backshaver
    Irish source: https://myths.link/anier1
    English source: https://myths.link/anier2

    ---

    Sponsors:

    Shady Rays: Head to https://shadyrays.com and use code: LEGENDS for $20 off polarized sunglasses. 

    BetterHelp: Myths and Legends is Sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://betterhelp.com/myths today to get 10% off your first month.

    Field of Greens: Visit https://fieldofgreens.com and use promo code LEGENDS for your discount.

    ---

    Music: 

    "Kremp" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Titter Snowbird" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Laddo" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 39 min
    Monkey King: Roadblock

    Monkey King: Roadblock

    Back in the Journey to the West and Monkey has a fan club, the Tang Monk teaches an impromptu class, and Pigsy finds his calling: sitting and eating.

    The creatures are the Ruslaki, and they're very easy to break up with. 

    Shrok Pillow: https://myths.link/shrok

    ---

    Music:

    "Germaine" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Lush Arborio" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Sparkling Craft" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Simple Aside" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 38 min
    Korean folklore: Goblin

    Korean folklore: Goblin

    Two stories of goblins (도깨비) from Korean folklore and how, if they stop by, you'll want to have drinks on hand because it might just save your life.

    The creature is Ratatoskr, the greatest* squirrel in Norse myth.

    *only

    Disclaimer and list of Dokkaebi: https://myths.link/365

    ---

    Sponsors:

    Quince: Upgrade your wardrobe and enjoy free shipping and 365-day returns at https://Quince.com/legends

    GhostBed: Ready for a more comfortable night of sleep? Visit https://GhostBed.com/legends and use code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide.

    BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Find your social sweet spot, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at https://BetterHelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self.

    ---

    Music:
    "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Lofoten Eggels" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Raskt Landsby" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Timble Rider Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 38 min
    English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

    English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

    When your parents get you three tiny men in a golden box as a going away present.

    The creature is the Neugle, who will drown you but feel super bad about it.

    AI Bird feeder that you probably shouldn't buy: https://myths.link/birdfeeder

    --

    Sponsors:

    Style for everyone and unmatched comfort—that’s MeUndies! Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at https://MeUndies.com/legends

    Can you solve the case? June needs your help, detective! Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android! https://wooga.com/games/junes-journey

    --

    Music:

    "Delicious" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Crown of September" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Willow Willow" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 48 min
    Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

    Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

    The story of Yaroslav is one of growing up and figuring out who you are...so you can stop accidentally killing people with your deadly high-fives.

    The creature is the Pombrero, a sleazy, muscly little hobbit who might already be in your house.

    ---

    Sponsors:

    Can you crack the case? Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android! https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey

    This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Find your social sweet spot, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at https://BetterHelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self.

    ---

    "Miniatures" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Stuffed Monsters" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Bird Language" by Chad Crouch

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22.9K Ratings

22.9K Ratings

Samiys Gmgy ,

Lol

all the storys are grait an funy last year i binged all of the episodes i was not disiponted thx so much for what you do

r3bot9zillw ,

Tape

Ambutakauuuuummmmmmm

N’ate ,

We need this

We need myths and legends con

Top Podcasts In Arts

Fresh Air
NPR
The Moth
The Moth
99% Invisible
Roman Mars
Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked
Snap Judgment
The Magnus Archives
Rusty Quill
Poetry Unbound
On Being Studios

You Might Also Like

Lore
Aaron Mahnke
Grim & Mild Presents
iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild
Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild
Noble Blood
iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild
American Shadows
iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild
Mythology
Spotify Studios