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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 Nextpod

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 77 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.

    282-Gawain: All Knight Long

    282-Gawain: All Knight Long

    King Arthur and his best knight, Sir Gawain, have to answer the age-old question: what do women want?

    • 36 min
    281-Grimm: Beyond the Grave

    281-Grimm: Beyond the Grave

    Two stories from the Grimm brothers with people going beyond death. On the first, it's a prince and princess who find love...after they swear a terrible and toxic oath to one another. On the second, if your guest sees ghost children in your house, maybe you should listen to them?

    The creature is the Leyak, a witch who likes munching on some human entrails and turning into a monkey with golden teeth.

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    Music:

    "Valladolid Funeral" by Blue Dot Sessions
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    • 41 min
    280-Korean Folklore: Family Matters

    280-Korean Folklore: Family Matters

    Three stories from Korean folklore about family with terrible frog sons, angry imps beating guys with sticks until their arms get tired, and a mayor who just doesn't know when to quit.

    • 49 min
    279-Norse Sagas: Prince Ali

    279-Norse Sagas: Prince Ali

    The story of Spotted Ali, from the Icelandic sagas, has werewolves, ogre battles, and witch curses.

    • 49 min
    278-Oscar Wilde: Skyrockets in Flight

    278-Oscar Wilde: Skyrockets in Flight

    Two literary fairy tales from Irish writer Oscar Wilde. On the first, we'll see that even fireworks need spa days. Is that what wallowing in the mud with animals is? Probably, right?

    On the second, it's a story of love. Cynical, brutal love.

    The creature is the Joseung Saja (저승 사자), a dapper grim reaper who's all business.

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    Music:

    "Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions
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    • 38 min
    277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook

    277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook

    The story of the cook and the warlock, from 1001 Nights, where you see how a hot tub can change your entire life's course.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Caleb Que ,

On of if not the best story telling podcast

Excellent podcast. Classic and relatively unknown myths and legends retold in fresh and funny ways.

nerd with a smile ,

My favorite podcast

I love to listen to the show while I work or exercise. My girlfriend loves the way I laugh when listening to your amusing adaptations. Thanks for expanding my knowledge of well known and celebrated stories.

rythmoftheriptide ,

Pretty much my favorite podcast

I’ve always loved fairy tales and old stories. Especially the original versions. This podcast is amazing and you write it really well. I find the podcasts both funny, entertaining and interesting. Keep it up man 👍🏻

From far far away

(Jk South Africa)

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