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Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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.

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Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

    English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

    When your parents get you three tiny men in a golden box as a going away present.

    The creature is the Neugle, who will drown you but feel super bad about it.

    AI Bird feeder that you probably shouldn't buy: https://myths.link/birdfeeder

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    Music:

    "Delicious" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Crown of September" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Willow Willow" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 48 min
    Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

    Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

    The story of Yaroslav is one of growing up and figuring out who you are...so you can stop accidentally killing people with your deadly high-fives.

    The creature is the Pombrero, a sleazy, muscly little hobbit who might already be in your house.

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    "Miniatures" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Stuffed Monsters" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Bird Language" by Chad Crouch

    • 46 min
    Chinese folklore: Broken

    Chinese folklore: Broken

    Two stories from Chinese folklore about broken things. A broken pot, a broken future, and how things can come together to heal. And why you shouldn't go to work drunk or else you might have to arrest a tiger.

    The creature is the tooth tyrant, the Odontotyrannos, and it's not an angry dentist.

    Links:
    Uncle Jim's Worm Farm: https://myths.link/liftinjimmy

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    Music:

    "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Gathering Stasis" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Liptis" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Town Market" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 37 min
    Member episode 94-Grimm: Cake

    Member episode 94-Grimm: Cake

    How being evil to children might get them to vomit gold! Or toads!

    The creature is the Pukis, and it's why your cat might be a secret dragon. Or not so secret, depending on the cat.

    Music:

    "Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions

    English folklore: In a Pickle (jar)

    English folklore: In a Pickle (jar)

    Two stories from English folklore about perspective, and how you can't get something for nothing, but you can absolutely get nothing for something.

    The creature is an outlandish, bizarre, and strange creature known as an "ostrich."

    Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar: https://myths.link/vinegar
    The Bogey Beast: https://myths.link/bogeysonyourtail
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    Music:

    "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Crumbling Dock" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Lights Out" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Beignet Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Rafter" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 40 min
    Leprechauns: Lucky

    Leprechauns: Lucky

    The saga of Fergus mac Léti is, apparently, the first time leprechauns make their appearance in folklore. It's also the first time leprechauns try to kill a guy, get stuck in porridge, and offer some magical menswear.

    The creature this time is the Oyaleroweck, who's thriving in the absence of knights in Canada.

    We actually merged two stories of Fergus. Here's one translation of the overarching narrative: https://www.ucd.ie/tlh/trans/dab.eriu.16.001.t.text.html

    Here's the inset one with King Iubdan: https://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/fergusmacleide.html

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    Music:

    "Daphne" by Chad Crouch
    "Dog and Pony Show" by Chad Crouch
    "Dutiligi" by Chad Crouch
    "In My Head" by Chad Crouch
    "Midnight Blue" by Chad Crouch

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22.9K Ratings

22.9K Ratings

Bob Newvill ,

MYTHLETS

The mythlets must be a thing, it is needed. Jason make it a thing please.

Samiys Gmgy ,

Lol

Lol this was a funny and goffy story

Bruce of Alberta ,

5/5 stories - bring back numbering system in titles

Awesome podcast. Perfect for a calming or adventurous listen depending on the episode.

Would like to see the numbering system to continue though, it is helpful for keeping place within the catalogue.

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