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.
197-Viking Legends: VFFs
After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names.
196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good
A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster, with two completely new stories.
195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger
Dionysus was the god of wine from Greek myths and the last Olympian to earn a place on Mount Olympus. His story starts with him being born from Zeus's thigh...and then somehow gets stranger.
194-Mulan: The Warrior
A completely new version of the Mulan legend, sourced from a story from the late middle ages, so even if you think you know the Mulan story, this version has twists and turns that make her big secret, that she's a woman pretending to be a man, the least of her worries.
The creature is the Manticore! It's terrifying, but not for the reasons that it should be terrifying!
The episode post (and horrifying pictures of the Manticore): https://myths.link/194
The earlier Mulan episode based off "The Ballad of Mulan": https://myths.link/4
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"Insatiable Toad" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Inside the Origami Violin" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Cocoon Transit" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Vibrant Canopy" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Moving Emotional Piano Hero Track" by Daniel Bordovsky
"Broken" by Michael Vignola
193B-Monkey King: Pilgrim's Progress
We're on the road with the monk, Xuanzang, and Monkey King, Sun Wukong, as they start their Journey to the West... that is, if Sun Wukong is coming back from taking off in a huff (he is). Once he gets back, the trip won't be without problems, though, like river dragons, murderous monks, and bear ogre birthday parties. -- Sponsors: We think it's the best in home security. Give it a shot with free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends Preparing for a standardized test? Go to http://magoosh.com and use the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Blue" by Podington Bear "Messy Inkwell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Li Fonte" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Gall" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear
193A-Monkey King: Golden Cicada
We return to the stories of the Monkey King and pick up at the end of his long imprisonment under a mountain, for trying to overthrow everyone and everything. Meanwhile, a messenger from heaven is on the move, looking for a pilgrim to make a dangerous journey that will bring them into contact with demons, monsters, and companions to help him along the way...who might just be more dangerous than anything on the road. Show post: https://myths.links/193a Check out the Myths and Legends store at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Sponsors: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get twenty percent off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Check out Magoosh at http://magoosh.com and use the promo code myths for a 20% off discount! -- Music: “Follow Me” by Keith Anthony Holden "In Epic" by Valentina Gribanova "Lonely Drive Home" by Lance Conrad "Left on my own" by Judson Lee "A Horrible Piano" by Bobby Cole "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions
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This is my favorite podcast. The narrator is quite funny and tells the story in such a way that keeps you very entertained. My favorite parts are when he’s sarcastic, or when he’s trying to relay a message that isn’t quite appropriate, but wants it known it was said/done. I find it hilarious. I truly hope they don’t end anytime soon. They’re a great temporary cure for my depression.
Wish I could’ve been hip to this years ago!!!
I randomly found this a few weeks ago and decided to try the newest Milan episode, then immediately found the first Milan episode and LOVED IT!! I knew I had to go all the way back to the beginning and hear it all in all it’s glory! I read the story of Yvain as a Freshman in college; English 161 I believe but who knows because while reading it, it’s amazing how much I missed and how much my image of courtly love twisted my interpretation! But I love your witty, yet grounded opinions of the so called protagonists! I keep finding myself laughing at stuff that’s actually very dark but your comments illuminate the texts in a humorous light!! So glad I got almost 150 more to go!! Thank you for killing it!!