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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

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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.

    228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle

    228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle

    Two tales from Straparola, where we'll see someone beat con men at their own game, and three scoundrels who try to win...by losing.

    • 45 min
    227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus

    227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus

    Two stories from Greek/Roman mythology this week with the (not remotely) love story of Apollo and Daphne as well as the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, where we'll see that a wall can bring people together as well as keep them apart.

    The creature is the Bakru, from Suriname, a mythological creature in the form of a child that stopped on the way to becoming a real boy and you can also hire him to burn down someone's house on Fiverr.

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    Music:

    "Sunset Stroll in the Wood" by Podington Bear

    "Douglas Fir" by Chad Crouch

    "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear

    "Helado" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "OneEightFour" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Kallaloe" by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 40 min
    226-European Folklore: Failing Upward

    226-European Folklore: Failing Upward

    This week, it's the story of Fortunatus, the man who, bet you could never guess from his name, was given an inexhaustible fortune, and how things kind of went off the rails for him and his kids.

    • 50 min
    225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare

    225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare

    The Egyptian folktale of a young woman who's not messing around. After fleeing her home, she only sees one way to live free: become a monster that haunts the wild.

    • 39 min
    224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali

    224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali

    A story from Africa about a hunt for a murderer that goes off the rails very quickly with talking animals...and giant, sad pumpkins.

    • 36 min
    223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party

    223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party

    Four samurai warriors do some arts and crafts and go to a demon dinner party.

    • 54 min

Reseñas de los clientes

4.8 de 5
21.1 mil valoraciones

21.1 mil valoraciones

GettingOutOfHand ,

Knowledge and Wit

Stumbled on this by accident and now I am hooked. Jason’s storytelling is detailed and his side bars are hilarious. I have found myself giggling and laughing out loud at his witty take on many of these stories. I am just on the first season but I hope he does some African stories. I can send him a list. There are hundreds from my childhood.

75Fishhook ,

Awesome sauce

I absolutely love this podcast. Mr. weisers storytelling talent and style is so fun and truly captures complex mythology into such a wonderfully digestible and entertaining listen.

Jwojo ,

Excellent!

Just discovered this podcast and I love it! Jason has a great voice and tells the stories beautifully! I am looking forward to catching up! I have been missing out for quite some time!

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