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Myths and Legends podcast

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.

 

#333

243A-King Arthur: Doppel-Gwen-er

The story of Queen Guinevere as she goes from princess, to queen, to convict. The creature is the Ciguapa, from Haitian and Dominican folklore, and you'll see that if you're asking which monsters to follow into the dark forest, you're kind of already making questionable decisions. -- Sponsors: [Gravely voice] Check out The Sandman: Act Two on Audible by going to http://audible.com/dreaming Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Olive and June: go to http://oliveandjune.com/myths and use code myths for 20% off your first Mani System! Grubhub: Order through the grubhub app or by going to http://grubhub.com! -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/234a Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Darth Vader toaster: https://myths.link/vadertoast Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

43 MINS

43:25

20 Oct 2021


#332

242-Albanian Folklore: Two Roads

The story of Zjermi, Handa, the dragon Kuchedra, and about a hundred naked armpit angels from Albania. When it comes to the creature this week, look, we all need our "me" time, just don't transform your children into sleepy foxes to get it. -- Sponsors: Headspace: Get one month free of their entire meditation library at http://headspace.com/legends! Bombas: Get 20% off your first order at http://bombas.com/legends Simplisafe: Get 20% off your entire new system and your first month of monitoring service free at http://simplisafe.com/legends Laithwaites Wine: Get six amazing bottles of wine, two bonus bottles, and two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 plus tax with free delivery! Just text MYTHS to 6400 -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

46 MINS

46:40

13 Oct 2021


#331

241-African Folklore: Hippopotamaster

In a story from the folklore of the Sorko people who lived along the Niger river in West Africa, a hippo is causing all sorts of trouble. I mean, hippos are dangerous, but ones that can sprout ovens on their back and shoot fire streams like some kind of final-evolution Pokemon mean this village needs a hero. The creature is Babamik! She's a deranged murderer who had it all...until her daughter started dating. -- Sponsors: Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Grove! Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! Grubhub! Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com MeUndies! Get 15% off your first order, free shipping AND a 100% satisfaction guarantee at http://meundies.com/myths -- Links: Hobbit feet: https://myths.link/feet Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Source: https://myths.link/miriam -- Music: Music by Podington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

45 MINS

45:26

06 Oct 2021


#330

240B-German Fairy Tales: Heart of Stone

The conclusion of "A Heart of Stone" by Wilhelm Hauff, where we see what happens when Peter Munk, out of options after threatening the Little Glass Man, turns to the devil to help himself through dire circumstances. The creature, the okuri-inu (送り犬) is a dog that might help you out when you need it most...because when it comes to killing you, this dog has dibs. -- Links: Disclaimer and source: https://myths.link/240b Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Grubhub: check them out online (http://grubhub.com) or through the app! Bombas: Get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

46 MINS

46:06

29 Sep 2021


#329

240A-German Fairy Tales: Man of Glass

A German fairy tale about striving, falling short, and then seeking help from dangerous mythological creatures to help you pick up the slack. The creature is Azrail, the giant who is terrible at fighting. -- Sponsors: Butcherbox: Get free ground beef for life! Sign up at http://butcherbox.com/myths and get two pounds of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership. Grubhub: check them out online (http://grubhub.com) or through the app! Audible: Go to http://audible.com/dreaming to listen to the next part of The Sandman! Laithwaites Wine: get 6 amazing bottles of wine, plus 2 bonus bottles AND two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 plus tax, with FREE delivery. Just text “MYTHS” to 64000 -- Links: The dog calendar: https://myths.link/pooches The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

39 MINS

39:44

22 Sep 2021


#328

239-Grimm: Give them a Hand

Three stories from the Grimm brothers of people helping someone out. Sometimes that goes well. Other times you end up with an indescribable urge to bury your nose in filth and hunt for truffles. The creatures are three generations of sleazy Irish water creatures on a redemption arc. -- Post/disclaimer: https://myths.link/239 Shakespeare bandages: https://myths.link/insult-bandages Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Indeed: Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Bombas: Get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends today on the App Store or Google Play! Athena Club: Go to http://athenaclub.com and use the promo code "myths" for 20% off! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

48 MINS

48:39

15 Sep 2021


#327

238-Indian Folklore: Blue Raja

A story from India about what happens when a murder cult who turns intruders into dogs moves in across the river and why you should get as far away as possible...because of the murder cult that turns people into dogs. The creature is Bolster the giant! He has fun festivals celebrating him (dying)! -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Grubhub! Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's full library of meditations for any situation. Grove! Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions -- Links: T-Rex bust candle: https://myths.link/t-rex Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

08 Sep 2021

48 MINS

48:53

08 Sep 2021


#326

NIGHTY NIGHT WITH RABIA CHAUDRY IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Nighty Night is a horror anthology series where famed attorney, author and podcaster Rabia Chaudry delivers bone-chilling bedtime stories that will be sure to keep you wide awake all night long. These creepy tales will be a mix of both original content and lesser known classics delivered with a modern spin. Listen on all audio platforms now!  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nighty-night-with-rabia-chaudry/id1581854514 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6c003br3coRNMn6RXYyecr?si=fkAUvqdCTNiJ4Q7B8t6c4g&dl_branch=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Sep 2021

16 MINS

16:24

07 Sep 2021


#325

237B-Odyssey Finale: To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and not to Yield

Odysseus confronts the suitors, and our long journey comes to its end. The creatures (Bakwas and Dzunukwa) just want to make you a roommate in their strange, invisible house. Or kill you. Or both. -- Sponsors: Halo Collar: Go to http://shophalocollar.com/myths to save 20% on your Halo Collar! Grubhub: Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com Butcherbox: Right now, new members can get three pounds of chicken breast, two pounds of burgers, and one pack of hotdogs for free! Go to http://butcherbox.com/myths -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions (https://sessions.blue) -- Links: Disclaimer and poem: https://myths.link/237b Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

01 Sep 2021

47 MINS

47:21

01 Sep 2021


#324

237A-Odyssey Finale: The Shape of Things to Come

Odysseus finally landed on Ithaca, but, with 120 angry, armed men in his house who want his wife and life, can he survive his homecoming? The creatures are Black Annis and Gentle Annis. Black Annis is a pale blue and Gentle Annis wrecks boats. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off a mattress order ad two free pillows by visiting http://helixsleep.com/myths! Canva! Design like a por with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's -- Links: Earthworm Jerky: https://myths.link/worm-jerky Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Bogero" by Blue Dot Sessions "Home Home at Last" by Blue Dot Sessions "Just the Feeling in the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Coal Camper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Everybody" by Podington Bear "Shields Up" by Blue Dot Sessions   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

25 Aug 2021

41 MINS

41:33

25 Aug 2021


#323

236-French Fairy Tale: Piece of Cake

This week, we're in French fairy tales with queen who prepared her daughter for the world a little too well, and to the queen's despair she doesn't want to marry, choosing to rely instead on her own strength and judgement. Oh, and also there are griffin fights, dragons, sphinxes, giant turkey chariots, evil fairies, and cat-riding mythological dwarves. It's a big week. The creature is a toad full of hate. And also full of rainbow breath. -- Sponsors: Athena Club: Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order. Just go to http://athenaclub.com and use code MYTHS Best Fiends! Download the five-star rated puzzle game free today on the App Store or Google Play. http://bestfiends.com Bombas! Check out our favorite socks. Go to http://bombas.com/legends today and get 20% off your first order! Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. -- Links: Lunch box: https://myths.link/lunch-box Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Mellow D" by Podington Bear "So it Goes" by Podington Bear "Vic Fenceta Lan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gilroy Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

18 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:35

18 Aug 2021


#322

235-Korean Folklore: Ghost Story

Three stories from Korean folklore! On the first, a boy loves collecting stories, but no one really taught him proper story care, so they went the way of so many carnival goldfish. On the second, a young man protests his unfair (and kind of murdery) working conditions...by turning his boss's lunchbox into a toilet. On the third, there are people, there are cows, and no one can tell the two apart. The creature is the ziz, and it wrecks cities by accident. -- Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Faherty Brand! Stock up on summer clothes now! Go to http://fahertybrand.com and use the code MYTHS20 at check out to get 20% off all your summer gear. Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's -- Music: "Mind Body Mind" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kvelden Trapp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Base Camp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arizona Moon" by Podington Bear "Well and Good" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:47

11 Aug 2021


#321

234-Scandinavian Folklore: Trolling

This week, there are two stories from the north. On the first, a young Danish man is doing the hero's journey thing...but it's not going well, and that leads to him taking a job working for an actual troll. On the second story, from Iceland, we learn why, if a merman ends up in your net, you should pull an Elsa and just let it go. The creature is a rock monster who goes up against the Slayer of Alien Gods. -- Sponsors: Halo Collar: Check out the awesome Halo Collar at http://shophalocollar.com/myths to save 20%! Grove Collaborative: Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! ButcherBox: Two words: Lobster tails. Well, ok, how about three words: lobster tails and ribeyes. Those are what you can get for free when you sign up for a new membership at http://butcherbox.com/myths Grubhub: Order through the app or check them out online: http://grubhub.com -- SMBC Hero Comic: https://myths.link/hero-comic Rabbit poop: https://myths.link/rabbit-poop Black Panther gardening gloves: https://myths.link/gardening Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Outmoded Waltz" by Podington Bear "La Inglesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Santo Apure" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zulia Conspiracy" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

04 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:43

04 Aug 2021