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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

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.


314 - 228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle
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  • 314 - 228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle

    Two tales from Straparola, where we'll see someone beat con men at their own game, and three scoundrels who try to win...by losing.

    Wed, 09 Jun 2021
  • 313 - 227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus

    Two stories from Greek/Roman mythology this week with the (not remotely) love story of Apollo and Daphne as well as the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, where we'll see that a wall can bring people together as well as keep them apart. The creature is the Bakru, from Suriname, a mythological creature in the form of a child that stopped on the way to becoming a real boy and you can also hire him to burn down someone's house on Fiverr. -- Sponsors: Warby Parker: Try five pairs of glasses at home for free at http://warbyparker.com/myths Pretty Litter: Pretty Litter: Get 20% off by going to http://prettylitter.com and using the promo code "myths" KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with code MYTHS at http://kiwico.com Literati: Reimagine what a book club can be. Redeem your free trial at http://literati.com/legends -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/227 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Public domain "Metamorphoses": https://myths.link/metamorphoses Not-public-domain "Metamorphoses": https://myths.link/ovid -- Music: "Sunset Stroll in the Wood" by Podington Bear "Douglas Fir" by Chad Crouch "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear "Helado" by Blue Dot Sessions "OneEightFour" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kallaloe" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wed, 02 Jun 2021
  • 312 - 226-European Folklore: Failing Upward

    This week, it's the story of Fortunatus, the man who, bet you could never guess from his name, was given an inexhaustible fortune, and how things kind of went off the rails for him and his kids.

    Wed, 26 May 2021
  • 311 - 225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare

    The Egyptian folktale of a young woman who's not messing around. After fleeing her home, she only sees one way to live free: become a monster that haunts the wild.

    Wed, 19 May 2021
  • 310 - 224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali

    A story from Africa about a hunt for a murderer that goes off the rails very quickly with talking animals...and giant, sad pumpkins.

    Wed, 12 May 2021