279 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 20K 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.

    201-1001 Nights: In the Wind

    201-1001 Nights: In the Wind

    We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life.

    • 39 min
    200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love

    200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love

    The wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself.

    • 49 min
    199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

    199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

    A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk and it changes his life, and the empire, forever.

    • 41 min
    198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again

    198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again

    Robin Hood is back on the road and ready to make some quick cash, so of course, he's going to go undercover as a beggar an infiltrate a secret society. Meanwhile Little John poured himself into a friar costume to hit on strangers.

    • 42 min
    197-Viking Legends: VFFs

    197-Viking Legends: VFFs

    After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names.

    • 50 min
    196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good

    196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good

    A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster, with two completely new stories.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20K Ratings

20K Ratings

Stave! ,

This is amazing, narration is great! 5 stars!

So ive had an iPhone for AGESSSS but i always would delete the apps i never use.
With all this corona madness Ive seen just about every show i can think of that pertains to mythology and i grew bored of hearing the same stories over and over.
I rediscovered postcasts and took a chance and found this freaking fabulous podcast about myths and legends!! The narration is the best, he enunciates, has stories from many cultures, and his quirky humor is what i love the best. He really reflects what the listener is thinking. Adding that little quip about the creature of the day is also fantastic. So many different cultures and creatures i have never even heard of!!! This is the best! Not even halfway through it all and im HOOKED! Ten stars!!!!!!!!

Birchleaf2001 ,

1001 nights

Ok this story is my fav so far, nothing wrong with a good fart 💨

MrsTopher336 ,

Love it!

I'm only on the 3rd episode, but I love it so far!

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