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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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    • 4.7 • 72 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.

    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    Music:

    "La Ingesa" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Fearfully Dashing" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "So it Goes" by Podington Bear

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    212-Armenian Folklore: Witchy Woman

    212-Armenian Folklore: Witchy Woman

    An awesome story about a young king who wants to do the impossible! And the ill-advised! And, frankly, makes a kind of stupid choice to go into the murder forest that took the lives of his father and six consecutive brothers.

    Inside, a deeper, darker secret lurks, one that brings fairies, witches, sorcery, and...love?

    The creature is a tall hairy man who takes issue with your dating choices...all while visiting half the town every night.

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    Music:

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    “Lemania” by Blue Dot Sessions

    “McCarthy” by Blue Dot Sessions

    “Apollo Diedre” by Blue Dot Sessions

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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 👍🏻

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Great podcast

Great podcast here from Bloemfontien South Africa

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