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Myths and Legends

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.

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.

 

#363

270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land

This week, Olympus will fall. The reign of the Greek gods will come to an ignoble end to an enemy that has been lurking in the shadows the whole time. Hear how it all goes down in this definitely serious story about how the rule of the Olympians was usurped by something you see every day. The creature is the Kickle Snifter! The reason why you should wash your beard! Or don't because who doesn't enjoy having a semi-parasitic friend around all the time? -- Links! That disclaimer: [https://myths.link/270] (https://myths.link/270) That new show, Scoundrel: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) That other new show, Best of the Worst: [https://nextpod.com/botw] (https://nextpod.com/botw) The old show with new episodes, Fictional: [https://fictional.fm] (https://fictional.fm) -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at [http://joinhoney.com/myths] (http://joinhoney.com/myths) Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) to claim your $75 sponsored job credit! Simplisafe: Go to [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Head to [http://FahertyBrand.com] (http://FahertyBrand.com) and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! -- Music: "Enter the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Heath" by Blue Dot Sessions "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 May 2022

46 MINS

46:55

11 May 2022


#362

269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows

A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow. The creature this time is the invincible bear monster your ghost grandpa warned you about. — Scoundrel: All new this week! [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) Fictional: All new tomorrow! [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) — Sponsors: BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) June’s Journey: Get that Sherlock feeling. Download June’s Journey today in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Chime: Don’t wait, apply for a free account at [http://chime.com/revolutions] (http://chime.com/revolutions) Raycon: The fit. The sound. Go to [http://raycon.com/mal] (http://raycon.com/mal) to get 15% off your Mother’s Day order. — Music: "Apollo Dierdre" by Blue Dot Sessions "Desmontes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Molly Molly" by Blue Dot Sessions "Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Lane Lover" by Blue Dot Sessions "PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

04 May 2022

43 MINS

43:42

04 May 2022


#361

268-Viking Legends: Hride or Die

Two stories from Norse myth. The first is about how you should just be you, even if people think you're a fool for doing so...actually, kind of especially if people think you are a fool for doing so. The second is about why you shouldn't go to the bathroom alone at night: Norse toilet zombies. The creature is the Mimick Dog, a dog that will mimic you and maybe put on plays. -- Sherlock Holmes on Fictional! [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) Best of the Worst, our twice-weekly mini-cast with ridiculous super villains! [https://www.nextpod.com/botw] (https://www.nextpod.com/botw) and don't forget about Scoundrel: History's Forgotten villains: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to [http://helixsleep.com/myths] (http://helixsleep.com/myths) and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! Grove: Go to [http://grove.com/legends] (http://grove.com/legends) and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! -- Music: "Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steamboater" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions "Timid Luxor" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

27 Apr 2022

43 MINS

43:59

27 Apr 2022


#360

267-Dragons: The Horse and his Boy

A story of believing in yourself and finding your own way in the world...by imitating Pokemon and Hodor and wearing flashy suits from your best friend's stone safehouse. From a story from what's now Czech Republic and Slovakia, called "Prince Bayaya." Coming to a garden near you, the creature is the Jidra, from Medieval Europe. You might think you're a fantastic gardener, what with growing a plant bigger than you are...but you might rethink that when the plant tries to eat you. -- Links! Scoundrel: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) Fictional will also be new on Thursday! [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) As always, Best of the Worst is running twice a week now: [https://myths.link/botw] (https://myths.link/botw) -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Shopify: Go to [http://shopify.com/legends] (http://shopify.com/legends) for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Shipstation: Go to [http://shipstation.com] (http://shipstation.com) , click the microphone at the top of the page, and use the code MYTHS for a 60-day, risk-free trial! Headspace: Go to [http://headspace.com/legends] (http://headspace.com/legends) and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! Novo: Sign up for your free business checking account at [http://novo.co/legends] (http://novo.co/legends) and get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts. -- Music: "Jon Don" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gatinha Rosa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Epic Victory" by Valentina Gribanova "Lovers Hollow" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rue Severine" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Apr 2022

38 MINS

38:38

20 Apr 2022


#359

266-1001 Nights: Good Night and Good Luck

A story from One Thousand and One Nights of an incompetent dude, a genie that's more than happy to be used for evil, and how the best legal outcome is one that involves free honey cakes. This is also where we wrap up the framing narrative, and we see if Scheherazade's gambit, of keeping herself alive by telling her husband stories every night for the past 989 days, finally pays off. The creature is Irusan, the Irish king of the cats, and he is tired of listening to your terrible poetry. -- Links! Best of the Worst: Ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out [https://myths.link/botw] (https://myths.link/botw) Fictional has a surprise narrator this week (and some killer soundscaping) check it out here: [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) Check out Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains, a show we host and make with Kast Media: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at [http://joinhoney.com/myths] (http://joinhoney.com/myths) Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! Simplisafe: Go to [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to [http://canva.me/myths] (http://canva.me/myths) -- Music: "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Other Times" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Trestle" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Apr 2022

50 MINS

50:26

13 Apr 2022


#358

265-Monkey King: Out of Your Gourd

A super-powered monkey from Chinese folklore meets more than he bargained for: a sloshing hollow gourd full of pus. The creature is the Mikaribaba (箕借り婆) from Japanese folklore, a great reason not to shower (because she will literally gouge out your eyes). -- Scoundrel! New episode of Scoundrel this week. Check it out: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) New episodes of Best of the Worst out, too. They're a lot of fun. [https://myths.link/botw] (https://myths.link/botw) -- Sponsors: Headspace: Go to [http://headspace.com/legends] (http://headspace.com/legends) and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! Call Me Curious: Listen to "Call Me Curious" on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/call-me-curious/id1611836389) , [Amazon Music] (https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/c3524724-cd1a-4a95-b4e7-6e52e997b5c8/call-me-curious) , or [wherever you listen] (https://wondery.com/shows/call-me-curious/) ! Bombas: Go to [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) for 20% off your first purchase! Chime: Join over 10 million people using Chime by going to [http://chime.com/revolutions] (http://chime.com/revolutions) . Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

06 Apr 2022

58 MINS

58:17

06 Apr 2022


#357

264-Korean folklore: On the Mountainside

Five stories from Korean folklore all woven together to tell a grand narrative of the lives of normal people (and animals...and trees) on a mountainside in medieval Korea. The creature is the Iara, from Brazil, a vampire mermaid who isn't thrilled to be a vampire mermaid but hey, it was the best her fish friends could do for her a the time. -- Best of the Worst! Check out our (other other) new podcast where we tell funny vignettes of ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out at [https://myths.link/botw] (https://myths.link/botw) Of course, there's also Fictional at [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) and Scoundrel at [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) both of which had new episodes out last week! -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to [http://helixsleep.com/myths] (http://helixsleep.com/myths) and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Scribd: Get two free months of Scribd for only 99 cents! Go to [http://try.scribd.com/myths] (http://try.scribd.com/myths) Call Me Curious: Listen to "Call Me Curious" on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/call-me-curious/id1611836389) , [Amazon Music] (https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/c3524724-cd1a-4a95-b4e7-6e52e997b5c8/call-me-curious) , or [wherever you listen] (https://wondery.com/shows/call-me-curious/) ! -- Music: "Bangolet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Patched In" by Blue Dot Sessions "Our Own Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions "Peacoat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

30 Mar 2022

39 MINS

39:10

30 Mar 2022


#356

263-Celtic Folklore: You Can't Take it With You

Three stories of things worth more than gold from Slavic, Celtic, and Chinese folklore. Also, why you shouldn't eat gold (it will literally kill you), why you should dig into that road cake early on, and why you should remember where you put stuff before getting the authorities involved. The creature is a cow's stomach with bone melting eyes! Who hates it when evil barons are evil! -- New Scoundrel out this week! Check it out at [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) New Fictional out tomorrow! Check it out at [https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe) New Best of the Worst out twice this week! Check it out at [https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe] (https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe) -- Sponsors: Bombas: Go to [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) for 20% off your first purchase! Shipstation: Use our offer code MYTHS to get a 60-day free trial. Just go to [https://ShipStation.com] (https://ShipStation.com) , click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in MYTHS Novo: Sign up for your free business checking account at [http://novo.co/legends] (http://novo.co/legends) and get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts. Canva: Go to [http://Canva.me/myths] (http://Canva.me/myths) to get your FREE 45-day extended trial! -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Mar 2022

43 MINS

43:23

23 Mar 2022


#355

262-Japanese Folklore: Fatal Attraction

Three stories from Japan about love gone wrong. On the first, the fairest youth in all the land is set to marry the daughter of a rich noble. The problem? His father kind of oversold his looks... On the second, we'll see why moths and other nighttime bugs go toward the light, and on the third, a lovelorn samurai meets a woman from his past he thought was long gone. The creature just wants you to chill out and stop trying to kill its friends...or else it will make you swell up in horrifying and painful places. -- Fictional this week is a prescient sci-fi tale of isolation and redemption. Check it out: [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) Scoundrel was new last week, too! Check out the story of the original Great Gatsby: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) Want to hear basically a creature of the week segment but with terrible villains from comic book history? Check out Best of the Worst, another show we secret-launched: [https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe] (https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe) -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at [http://joinhoney.com/myths] (http://joinhoney.com/myths) Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before March 31st, 2022! Shopify: Go to [http://shopify.com/legends] (http://shopify.com/legends) for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Headspace: Go to [http://headspace.com/legends] (http://headspace.com/legends) and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! -- Music: "Spinning Meter" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cocktail Gig" by Blue Dot Sessions "Two Pound" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Envelope" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plate Grayscale" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Mar 2022

45 MINS

45:57

16 Mar 2022


#354

261-Jewish Folklore: Mirror, Mirror

Two stories of King David's magic mirror. One actually involves a folklore version of the Biblical king facing off against an enemy from his past...and maybe turning into a balloon? The second involves a rabbi, a murderous sorcerer, and a magic battle dinner party. The creature is what happens when you stay too long as a vampire. You turn into what's basically an angry George Costanza with seven goat tails. -- Links! Scoundrel (new episode out today!): [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) Fictional (new episode out Thursday!): [https://fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://fictional.fm/subscribe) Best of the Worst (our new twice-weekly mini-cast we stealth-launched when we brought back Fictional): [https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe] (https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe) That terrible Alexander the Great thing: [https://myths.link/261] (https://myths.link/261) -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Chime: Make your first good decision of the new year and join over 10 million people using Chime by going to [http://chime.com/revolutions] (http://chime.com/revolutions) . Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Head to [http://FahertyBrand.com] (http://FahertyBrand.com) and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! -- Music: "Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Mar 2022

41 MINS

41:19

09 Mar 2022


#353

260-Norse Sagas: Norse Code

Heidrek the wise...was not actually all that wise. He took ownership of a cursed sword for one. He also got in a riddle battle with Odin, which is never a good idea. In fact, if you want to be wise, it might be a good idea to just look at Heidrek's life, and do the opposite. The creature is the Kaibaan, and he's that guy hanging out with his guitar on the quad trying to meet girls. You can spot him because he's the size of a human baby. -- Links! Fictional is back! [https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe] (https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe) Scoundrel is here! [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) Christopher Tolkien translation of today's story: [https://myths.link/heidrek] (https://myths.link/heidrek) -- Sponsors: BOMBAS! Go to [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) to get 20% off your first purchase! INDEED! Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before March 31st, 2022! NORDVPN! Go to [http://nordvpn.com/myths] (http://nordvpn.com/myths) or use code MYTHS to get up to 70%(!) off your NordVPN plan, plus one additional month free! -- Music: "Vinyl Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chilvat" by Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Golden Grass" by Blue Dot Sessions "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "What Does Anybody Know About Anything?" by Chris Zabriskie See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Mar 2022

47 MINS

47:04

02 Mar 2022


#352

WE HAVE A NEW PODCAST! SCOUNDREL: HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN VILLAINS IS AVAILABLE NOW!

From Jason and Carissa Weiser, the hosts of Myths and Legends, comes Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains.History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters thatScoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villainsis all about.Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them.Sidney Gottlieb,George Remus, Hetty Green, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves. Listen anywhere you get podcasts: Apple Podcasts: [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scoundrel-historys-forgotten-villains/id1609801925] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scoundrel-historys-forgotten-villains/id1609801925) Spotify: [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KRjtrNffxIZzCb6gGxPCN?si=2ae9d508ac5744e9] (https://open.spotify.com/show/3KRjtrNffxIZzCb6gGxPCN?si=2ae9d508ac5744e9) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Feb 2022

13 MINS

13:39

23 Feb 2022


#351

259-Egyptian Folklore: Butter

NEW SHOW NEW SHOW! We have a new show out. We've partnered with Kast media to make a history podcast called Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. Carissa and I host it and we really think you'll love it. Please check it out here: [https://myths.link/scoundrel] (https://myths.link/scoundrel) -- This story has a little bit of everything: genies, sorcerers, insecure kings, true love (with two practice marriages beforehand that the king insists do not count don't count those), and, of course, dancing houseplants. All of this set against the backdrop of two young people trying to find their place in the world after being abandoned by their parents. The creatures this time love humans. Like, a lot. Which would be fine...if they weren't giants. We'll see how that works...spoiler: it doesn't. -- Links: Our new site - it kind of gets buried this week with the Scoundrel launch, but Bardic is now Nextpod! We have some big announcements over there, so if you're interested in seeing whats going on, head to [https://nextpod.com] (https://nextpod.com) ! Shrek pooping toothpaste topper: [https://myths.link/shrekpooping] (https://myths.link/shrekpooping) -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to [http://helixsleep.com/myths] (http://helixsleep.com/myths) and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Fabulous: Start building your ideal daily routine today with Fabulous Premium! Get 25% off Fabulous Premium by going to [http://thefab.co/myths] (http://thefab.co/myths) Check out The Vanished, by Wondery! [https://wondery.com/shows/the-vanished-podcast/] (https://wondery.com/shows/the-vanished-podcast/) -- All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Feb 2022

49 MINS

49:52

23 Feb 2022


#350

258-Icelandic Legends: Welcome Back, Cotter

Two stories from Iceland. On the first, Signy has a shot at the good life. Unfortunately, that shot involves camping out in a cave with giants, tone deaf swans, and magic flying beds. Oh, and some light kidnapping. On the second the pastorage servant just wants to kiss that dead guy and does not care who knows it. The creature is stuck between two dimensions, and they're going to take out their anger about that on you. With their club. -- Links: Not-a-pocketknife: [https://myths.link/notpocketknife] (https://myths.link/notpocketknife) Store: [https://shop.bardic.fm] (https://shop.bardic.fm) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) -- Sponsors: Truebill: Don't fall for subscription scams! Go to [http://truebill.com/myths] (http://truebill.com/myths) ! It could save you thousands per year! Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) and get a a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Offer ends March 31st, 2022 Shopify: Go to [http://shopify.com/legends] (http://shopify.com/legends) for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Shipstation: Go to [http://shipstation.com] (http://shipstation.com) , click the microphone at the top of the page, and use the code MYTHS for a 60-day, risk-free trial! -- Music: "Airliner" by Podington Bear "Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear "Funk and Flash" by Blue Dot Sessions "Symphony 40 in G Minor" by Blue Dot Sessions "An Oddly Formal Dance" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Feb 2022

46 MINS

46:19

16 Feb 2022


#349

257-Chinese Folklore: Love Me, Love Me

It's (almost) Valentine's Day, and we have two stories from Chinese folklore about love, loss, and marrying all sorts of things you shouldn't be marrying, like ghosts and livestock! The creature is a sleazy alligator man who's looking for love* in all the wrong places** -- Links: Cereal Killer: [https://myths.link/cerealkiller] (https://myths.link/cerealkiller) Store: [https://shop.bardic.fm] (https://shop.bardic.fm) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Chime: Make your first good decision of the new year and join over 10 million people using Chime by going to [http://chime.com/revolutions] (http://chime.com/revolutions) . Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Check out June's Journey on the App Store or Google Play Scribd! Get two months free of scribd for only 99 cents at [http://try.scribd.com/myths] (http://try.scribd.com/myths) ! *naked people **down by the river See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Feb 2022

46 MINS

46:48

09 Feb 2022


#348

256-Indian Folklore: Tiger Mom

A story from India that's like a more awesome version of two different Grimm fairy tales. A woman is promised in marriage to a stranger and we learn that, yeah, that's actually a pretty terrible idea. The creature is the reason why you don't want pigeons to pity you. -- Sponsors: Check out Vanished, the new Wondery show! Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase by going to [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) Grove: Go to [http://grove.com/legends] (http://grove.com/legends) and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! Truebill: Don't fall for subscription scams! Go to [http://truebill.com/myths] (http://truebill.com/myths) ! It could save you thousands per year! Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) and get a a 75 dollar sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Offer ends March 31st, 2022 -- Links: The Ocarina of Time: [https://myths.link/ocarina] (https://myths.link/ocarina) The store: [https://shop.bardic.fm] (https://shop.bardic.fm) The membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/256] (https://myths.link/256) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Feb 2022

39 MINS

39:10

02 Feb 2022


#347

255-Chinese Folklore: Picture Me This

A story from China where we see a young man embark on a dangerous journey for love that definitely isn't a knock-off version of "The Journey to the West" and/or "The Hobbit". Then, we learn how the world's first selfie resulted in kind of more death than you'd think. The creature his a demon from Japan...who's working through a bad breakup. -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at [http://joinhoney.com/myths] (http://joinhoney.com/myths) Best Fiends: Download the app on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to [http://helixsleep.com/myths] (http://helixsleep.com/myths) and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Fabulous: Start building your ideal daily routine today with Fabulous Premium! Get 25% off Fabulous Premium by going to [http://thefab.co/myths] (http://thefab.co/myths) -- Links: Hand horse: [https://myths.link/onehandhigh] (https://myths.link/onehandhigh) Store: [https://myths.link/store] (https://myths.link/store) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Jan 2022

42 MINS

42:17

26 Jan 2022


#346

254-Spanish Folklore: Ready or Not

A story from Spanish folklore of three brothers, a crafting competition, a smelly Trojan parrot, and a lesson that it's never too late to start on the Hero's Journey. I mean, you might end up in jail, but it's still inspiring? The creature this week is the Gohonga, a creature that will take your child, educate them, and return them as a forty-year-old -- Links: The earbags: [https://myths.link/earbags] (https://myths.link/earbags) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) Store: [https://shop.bardic.fm] (https://shop.bardic.fm) -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get your first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Indeed: Go to [http://indeed.com/legends] (http://indeed.com/legends) and get a a 75 dollar sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Offer ends March 31st, 2022. Shopify: Go to [http://shopify.com/legends] (http://shopify.com/legends) for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Headspace: Go to [http://headspace.com/legends] (http://headspace.com/legends) and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! NordVPN: Go to [http://nordvpn.com/myths] (http://nordvpn.com/myths) or use code MYTHS to get up to 70% off your NordVPN Plan plus one additional month for free! -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Jan 2022

39 MINS

39:45

19 Jan 2022


#345

253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys

Monkey has been fired. Sandy has been captured. Pigsy is fleeing in terror, and the monk is about to be cut to pieces by a room full of angry guys. Things are not going well. The creature is a buff angry dude whose solution to everything is hitting it with a spiky club. -- Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/253b] (https://myths.link/253b) Giant Hoodie Snuggie: [https://myths.link/snuggiehoodie] (https://myths.link/snuggiehoodie) Store: [https://myths.link/store] (https://myths.link/store) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) -- Sponsors! June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Shopify: Go to [http://shopify.com/legends] (http://shopify.com/legends) for a free 14-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Chime: Make your first good decision of the new year and join over 10 million people using Chime by going to [http://chime.com/revolutions] (http://chime.com/revolutions) . Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

12 Jan 2022

50 MINS

50:28

12 Jan 2022


#344

253-Monkey King: Severance

We're back on the road on the Journey to the West and our heroes are starving. The solution? Some murders, some personnel changes, and human buns. The creature is a devil fish, a not-so-friendly businessfish. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Simplisafe: Get 20% off your entire new system. [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase by going to [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) Grove: Go to [http://grove.com/legends] (http://grove.com/legends) and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! -- Devilfish Bay: [https://myths.link/devilfishbay] (https://myths.link/devilfishbay) Secret Succulent Pen Plant: [https://myths.link/penplant] (https://myths.link/penplant) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) -- Music: All music by [Blue Dot Sessions] (https://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Jan 2022

49 MINS

49:37

05 Jan 2022


#343

252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune

Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy. The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet... -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the free browser extension that can help you find savings all around the internet by going to [http://joinhoney.com/myths] (http://joinhoney.com/myths) ! Zocdoc: Now is the time to prioritize your health. Go to [http://ZocDoc.com/myths] (http://ZocDoc.com/myths) and download the ZocDoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor! -- Links! 2021 glasses (don't buy these they are truly worthless. Though I guess they aren't as bad as 2020 glasses.): [https://myths.link/2021] (https://myths.link/2021) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

29 Dec 2021

36 MINS

36:40

29 Dec 2021


#342

251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past

Two stories of Christmas in Iceland. So that apparently means wizards and zombies? The creature is the Cuegle! It's like a walking great white shark with terrible self-esteem -- Sponsors: June's Journey: Check it out on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Grubhub: This holiday season, give the gift of Grubhub. [http://grubhub.com] (http://grubhub.com) Quip: Go to [http://getquip.com/myths] (http://getquip.com/myths) and you'll get your first refill free! Quip, the good habits company. -- Music: All music by [http://www.sessions.blue] (http://www.sessions.blue) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

22 Dec 2021

37 MINS

37:50

22 Dec 2021


#341

250-Grimm: Fauxsicians

Two stories of absolutely real and definitely not fake doctors! The first is a Grimm tale where a guy goes to medical school and opens a practice! Never mind that his medical school is just a white coat and a bone saw! The second is a bit more legit with one cure-all elixir that really does cure all...and it may or may not be yule ale. The creatures are the buschfrauen! And they will hunt you to the ends of the earth if you mess with their pets or teach you great knitting techniques if you give them a place to stay. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Simplisafe: Get 40% off your entire new system. [http://simplisafe.com/legends] (http://simplisafe.com/legends) Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase during their big holiday sale by going to [http://bombas.com/legends] (http://bombas.com/legends) Sundance Now: Start streaming your next obsession. Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to [http://sundancenow.com] (http://sundancenow.com) and use promo code "myths" -- Links: The necronomicon book cover: [https://myths.link/necronomicon] (https://myths.link/necronomicon) Twitter: [https://myths.link/twitter] (https://myths.link/twitter) Store: [https://myths.link/store] (https://myths.link/store) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) -- Music: "A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear "Forces" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Encounter" by Podington Bear "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

15 Dec 2021

39 MINS

39:36

15 Dec 2021