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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 21.7K 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.

    253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys

    253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys

    Monkey has been fired. Sandy has been captured. Pigsy is fleeing in terror, and the monk is about to be cut to pieces by a room full of angry guys. Things are not going well.

    • 50 min
    253-Monkey King: Severance

    253-Monkey King: Severance

    The Monkey King looks for food, does some murders, and gets fired.

    • 49 min
    252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune

    252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune

    Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy.

    The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet...

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    • 36 min
    251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past

    251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past

    Two stories of Christmas in Iceland. So that apparently means wizards and zombies?

    • 37 min
    250-Grimm: Fauxsicians

    250-Grimm: Fauxsicians

    Two stories of absolutely real and definitely not fake doctors!

    • 39 min
    249-Italian Folklore: Unbearable

    249-Italian Folklore: Unbearable

    Two stories from Giambattista Basile, Neapolitan writer, of angry sisters, busted Mario pipes, and she-bears that are only mad if you try to force them into marriage.

    The creature is the wiffenpoof, who only wants to eat fancy cheeses and not get your chewing tobacco in his eyes.

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4.8 out of 5
21.7K Ratings

21.7K Ratings

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My Myths and Legends review

I Honestly think this is probably one of the most funny podcasts I’ve listened to. My older brother got me into it and I’m glad he did. The amount of sarcasm is awesome. 😂 I especially like the episode about how the tortoise got the lion to be kicked out of being king. This is truly a great podcast and I recommend anyone who likes sarcasm and is interested in stories the may have heard of and the original stories to them!

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