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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.

Myths and Legends Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 15.2K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15.2K Ratings

15.2K Ratings

kingkong573.05 ,

The best podcast on the internet. Period.

50/10 stars

westkenz ,

enthralling!

I started out listening to the podcast as something to listen to while knitting, but now I listen to this with my clients too. I work with adults with disabilities and they love to listen to the stories with me. The stories are interesting and well researched. Well done!

Rosemary Thyme ,

Fantastic podcast

Genuinely one of my favorite podcasts. I love the wide scope of cultures covered, and the diversity of tales told. The narrator’s delivery is great, and the retellings are well composed, with a wonderful mix of originality and humor in each of the stories.
I also really appreciate the interjections or acknowledgments of racism or sexism that are just part of the original stories (ie, Medusa) because, it brings a bit of the modern perspective, which I think validates the listener’s feelings without detracting from the story.
(Shameless request: I would love to hear some myths from the Aztec and Mayans (seriously, the Aztecs have some metal creation myths. Kinda like the Norse I think). Also, I always love the stories of the North American Native peoples.)
I also love the other podcast, Fictional. It’s a lot of fun to listen to, and I hope it will continue!
Keep up the good work!

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