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
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.
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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"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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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.
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.
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.
223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party
Four samurai warriors do some arts and crafts and go to a demon dinner party.
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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.
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.
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!