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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.

    217-Mabinogion: Bringing Home the Bacon

    217-Mabinogion: Bringing Home the Bacon

    The fourth and final branch of the Mabinogion

    • 38 min
    216-Baba Yaga: Which Witch?

    216-Baba Yaga: Which Witch?

    Two stories from Russia. On the first, we catch up with the famous witch, Baba Yaga, as we follow yet another young person who has been sent on an errand/to be eaten at the evil witch's walking hut. The second one is about a dragon slayer, Dobrynya, as he makes a wrong turn down in the city and keeps falling in love with a woman who wants nothing at all to do with him.

    The creature is a tiny little old man with long hair who cries like a baby! And eats people!

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    Music:

    "Tach" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear
    "Black Kitty" by Rolemusic
    "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear
    "Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear

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    • 36 min
    215-Scandinavian Legends: Madness

    215-Scandinavian Legends: Madness

    The story that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, the tale of Amleth, the prince of Denmark. A ton of death, some cryptic non-riddles, and copious amounts of poop smearing serve as the starting point for one of the greatest works in the English language.

    The creature this week is a sad little bird from Hebrew folklore who just can't catch a break.

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    Music:

    "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Plum" by Podington Bear
    "Uncertain Ground" by Podington Bear

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    • 39 min
    THE OPPORTUNIST IS AVAILABLE NOW

    THE OPPORTUNIST IS AVAILABLE NOW

    The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a cult leader, or a scammer? Instead of portraying criminals as distinctly “other,” we explore our similarities and reveal the dark potential lurking inside of all of us. The Opportunist will launch with an episodic series on Sherry Shriner, a midwest mom and life-long church goer turned internet cult leader. The series follows Sherry as she gains thousands of followers online by promoting her own religion (a blend of biblical doomsday predictions and popular alien/reptilian conspiracy theories) and profits on selling spiritual weapons that defeat aliens and demons. As she rises to the status of infallible goddess, she leaves a trail of death and destruction in her wake. We speak with family & friends of deceased cult members, prosecutors, police officers, a high profile cult expert and more. Through thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, The Opportunist invites the listener along with us on a thrilling journey of discovery.

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    214-Japanese Folklore: Take Your Lumps

    214-Japanese Folklore: Take Your Lumps

    Two short stories from Japan. On the first, an old man is in a tree surrounded by demons and faced with a desperate choice. On the second, a farmer finally catches a notorious trickster who has been stealing his lunch, but tricksters gonna trick.

    • 35 min
    213-Reynard: What Does the Fox Say?

    213-Reynard: What Does the Fox Say?

    We continue the saga of Reynard where the the classic trickster tries to do good in a world turned against him...and, by his actions, reveals a sinister truth about the world in which the story was written.

    The creature is hatred! Who just wants love...and to not be turned into a jellyfish.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20.7K Ratings

20.7K Ratings

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Thank you and thank you. Your show has made my life better. I put it on while I paint, and the dramas seem to keep me in the present with my work. And love your sense of humor.

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I love it

This podcast is so relaxing, and amazing to listen to. He does an amazing job taking old stories and making them understandable in today’s humor

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Love your show-relaxing & suggestion

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Seath Mór Sgorfhiaclach- clan chief and formidable warrior.

His grave is protected by cursed stones and an iron grate was installed to protect the public after too many people became "victims of the curse." oldweirdscotland.com/tag/rothiemurc…

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