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.
210-Russian Legends: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere
The story of Dobrynya the dragon slayer from Russian folklore is the tale of a young man finding his heroic destiny, from magical hats to skinny dipping and dancing with baby dragons. Sorry, did I say dancing *with* baby dragons? I meant dancing *on* baby dragons.
209C-Viking Legends: Black Widow
Kjartan and Gudrun were always meant to be together, but when the former gets waylaid in a foreign kingdom with a beautiful princess, the latter needs to make other plans. Of course, she accepts the proposal of their mutual best friend, sparking a love triangle that could prove deadly.
209B-Viking Legends: Time and Tide
Continuing these Viking legends, we'll see how a deep V can get you in deep trouble, and if at first you don't succeed in keeping your spouses alive, try, try again. And again. And again. And again.
209A-Viking Legends: Bloodlines
The beginning of an Icelandic saga with cursed swords, Viking love triangles, and why throwing stinky socks at a person whose only desire is to punch you in the face is a terrible idea.
208-Maui: Big Tuna
After his exploits, Maui decides to settle down. Unfortunately, married life is anything but bliss, but that's probably because his wife's ex-husband is a vicious eel monster.
207-Monkey King: Girls Before Swine
The Monkey King and friends stop off on a side quest to rescue a young woman kidnapped by a pig monster, but they might get more than they bargained for, and make a new friend along the way.
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Calm Voice and Intelligent Storytelling
I’ve recently discovered this series and I’m instantly hooked. Jason has a calm and soothing voice and tells the stories with a lot of clarity and intelligence mixing in some humor here and there. I’m so glad I found this podcast and have added it to my regular list!
I’ve always really enjoyed listening to myth and I’ve been looking for a good source of many. This podcast was totally what I was looking for. The team that makes this show is amazing and makes the stores come alive. I really enjoy the humor of they add as well to these stories. As you listen you will feel all the hard work and love that goes into each episode of this podcast.
Can you please do more coyote episodes