265 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, 19.3K 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.

    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

    We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength on their wedding night. He failed, and ended up naked and hog-tied, yelling out for help while dangling upside down from the rafters.

    • 37 min
    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there.

    • 38 min
    188-The Flea: Forever Home

    188-The Flea: Forever Home

    Two stories of pets, a rooster and a flea, from Italian writer Giambattista Basile

    • 43 min
    187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain

    187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain

    Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War. He has no idea what's waiting for him.

    • 39 min
    186-Grimm: Don't Be Weird

    186-Grimm: Don't Be Weird

    A story from the Grimm brothers about three down-on-their-luck soldiers who get everything they could ever dream and then do their absolute best to lose it.

    • 38 min
    185-Queen of Serpents: With This Hiss I Thee Wed

    185-Queen of Serpents: With This Hiss I Thee Wed

    The story of Eglė the Queen of Serpents, from Lithuanian folklore, about a young woman who is faced with an impossible choice: witness the destruction of her family...or marry a snake.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19.3K Ratings

19.3K Ratings

Becca514 ,

Good

I love to listen to this in my room with my knitting! 🧶❤️🥟🌮🐶🍦🥨🍉

dfang7221 ,

Big nerd who loves this crap

My name is Rae Serbeck and I’m a huge nerd. God I freaking love this podcast. You my friend make a refreshing twist on storytelling and I love it. I’ve always been a fan of old storytelling, so i highly recommend this podcast ❤️

Hanscholo77 ,

Great podcast

Fun interesting and the creatures of the week are always interesting.

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