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.
271-Korean folklore: A Friend in Need
Three stories of people helping people from Korea, including helpful monsters, deadly Pictionary, and why you should shove strangers down hills.
270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land
The Olympians meet their end.
269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows
A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow.
268-Viking Legends: Hride or Die
Norse toilet zombies and misunderstandings abound in two stories from the Icelandic Sagas.
267-Dragons: The Horse and his Boy
A story of believing in yourself and finding your own way in the world...by imitating Pokemon and Hodor and wearing flashy suits from your best friend's stone safehouse.
266-1001 Nights: Good Night and Good Luck
Scheming advisors, hapless kings, evil genies, and free honey cakes make up the last of Scheherazade's stories to her king and husband.
I love this podcast!
I have been listening to this podcast since late 2016 but I JUST got caught up this week! Life gets crazy with kids and I’d always fall more and more behind… but now I’m caught up and I have enjoyed the ride so much! Jason your humor is great and you’re an amazing story teller! I am wondering if for some reason I’m having issues though? The last 130 episodes or so I’ve noticed some sentences, words, or phrases repeated? And this last episode was really wacky for me! Layers of audio blending together and I could barely understand half of it! Not a complaint but I am wondering if something is going on with my app or something 😅
I didn’t see any on the podcast, nor Native American or Latin. Did I miss something? Why are these people not included?
Excellent podcast but the high energy ads are killing me
I used to fall asleep to this podcast every night but when they started doing weird “skits” for ads, it destroyed my ability to use this as a bedtime podcast. The ads are extremely annoying too. I understand that they have to exist, but the faux banter is so cringey.