Myths and Legends

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.

64-Frog Prince: Warts and All

March 22, 2017

48:40 Listen
63-Puss in Boots: These Boots

March 15, 2017

34:35 Listen
62-Thor: Hammer Time

March 8, 2017

36:42 Listen
61-Solomon: One Ring

March 1, 2017

41:48 Listen
60C-Beowulf: Unknowable but Certain

Feb. 22, 2017

35:41 Listen
60B-Beowulf: The Depths

Feb. 15, 2017

32:26 Listen
60A-Beowulf: I'm Kind of a Big Deal

Feb. 8, 2017

33:05 Listen
59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors

Feb. 1, 2017

45:14 Listen
58-Native American Folklore: Monster

Jan. 25, 2017

30:42 Listen
57-Japanese Fairy Tales: Faithful

Jan. 18, 2017

33:42 Listen
56-Nepali Folklore: Hope You Guess My Name

Jan. 11, 2017

32:47 Listen
55-Grimm: My (Bird) Heart Will Go On

Jan. 4, 2017

30:41 Listen
54C-Gilgamesh: Dust

Dec. 28, 2016

44:59 Listen
54B-Gilgamesh: Huge

Dec. 21, 2016

33:52 Listen
54A-Gilgamesh: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

Dec. 14, 2016

31:24 Listen
53-African Folklore: Crocodile Tears

Dec. 7, 2016

36:44 Listen
52-Greek Mythology: An Eternal Flame

Nov. 30, 2016

40:20 Listen
51-Loki: Them Apples

Nov. 23, 2016

35:56 Listen
50-Dracula: Bad Blood

Nov. 16, 2016

38:47 Listen
49-Russian Folklore: I Pity the Fool

Nov. 9, 2016

38:30 Listen
48-Snow White: Killer Queen

Nov. 2, 2016

37:46 Listen
47-Urban Legends: In the Dark

Oct. 26, 2016

29:42 Listen
46D-Jason and the Argonauts: Scorned

Oct. 19, 2016

39:11 Listen
46C-Jason and the Argonauts: The Long Way Home

Oct. 12, 2016

41:44 Listen
46B-Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin

Oct. 5, 2016

45:18 Listen
46A-Jason and the Argonauts: Some Assembly Required

Sept. 28, 2016

41:03 Listen
45-Rumpelstiltskin: Let's Make a Deal

Sept. 21, 2016

43:23 Listen
44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons

Sept. 14, 2016

41:49 Listen
43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland

Sept. 7, 2016

40:43 Listen
42-Chinese Folklore (Cinderella): You Only Live Thrice

Aug. 31, 2016

36:02 Listen
41C-Lancelot: It's Complicated

Aug. 24, 2016

52:52 Listen
41B-Lancelot: Promises to Keep

Aug. 17, 2016

40:21 Listen
41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child

Aug. 10, 2016

39:21 Listen
40-West African Folklore: Cold-blooded

Aug. 3, 2016

40:12 Listen
39-Odin: In the Land of the Blind

July 27, 2016

41:47 Listen
38B-Korean Literature: Master of Two Worlds

July 13, 2016

48:22 Listen
38A-Korean Literature: Crossing the Threshold

July 6, 2016

36:47 Listen
37-Hercules: The Best at What He Does

June 29, 2016

45:01 Listen
36B-Pocahontas: Between Two Streams

June 22, 2016

01:01:14 Listen
36A-Pocahontas: The Empire Business

June 15, 2016

50:07 Listen
35-Beauty and the Beast: Prisoners

June 8, 2016

51:22 Listen
34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle

June 1, 2016

44:07 Listen
33-Ali Baba: Inheritance

May 18, 2016

42:46 Listen
32-Tricksters: Wager

May 11, 2016

40:43 Listen
31B-Viking Sagas: Face-off

May 4, 2016

58:22 Listen
31A-Viking Sagas: Odd Man Out

April 27, 2016

43:53 Listen
30-Latin American Folklore: Unbreakable

April 20, 2016

36:46 Listen
29-Grimm: Upward Mobility

April 13, 2016

47:42 Listen
28-Prometheus: Adamantine

April 6, 2016

41:24 Listen
27C-King Arthur: The Errant Knight

April 5, 2016

51:46 Listen
27B-King Arthur: Mayday

March 23, 2016

43:13 Listen
27A-King Arthur: The Violence Inherent in the System

March 16, 2016

38:49 Listen
26-Japanese Fairy Tales: Wisdom

March 9, 2016

36:12 Listen
25-Dragons: This is Where You Get to Make it Right

March 2, 2016

31:59 Listen
24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

Feb. 24, 2016

28:40 Listen
23-Cupid and Psyche: Burned

Feb. 17, 2016

37:12 Listen
22C-Irish Legends: The Spoils of War

Feb. 10, 2016

49:24 Listen
22B-Irish Legends: You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry

Feb. 3, 2016

33:33 Listen
22A-Irish Legends (The Tain): Red Ledger

Jan. 27, 2016

33:36 Listen
21-Frozen/The Snow Queen: Fearful Symmetry

Jan. 20, 2016

40:25 Listen
20-Korean Folklore: Prayers

Jan. 13, 2016

35:46 Listen
19-Native American Folklore: Skeletons

Jan. 6, 2016

28:31 Listen
18-St. Nick: Rusty Chains and Candy Canes

Dec. 23, 2015

32:35 Listen
17C-Theseus: I Volunteer as Tribute

Dec. 16, 2015

35:51 Listen
17B-Icarus and Daedalus: A Portrait of the Artificer as a Young Man

Dec. 9, 2015

34:39 Listen
17A-Theseus: It’s Dangerous to go Alone!

Dec. 2, 2015

28:26 Listen
Listener-Submitted Episode 1 (Jan Van Hunks, Drop Bear)

Nov. 25, 2015

24:15 Listen
16-Russian Fairy Tales: She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

Nov. 18, 2015

38:29 Listen
15-Slavic Folklore: Bad Wolf

Nov. 11, 2015

41:11 Listen
13B-Ragnar Lodbrok: Why’d it have to be Snakes?

Nov. 4, 2015

37:10 Listen
14-Doppelgangers: Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night

Oct. 28, 2015

37:20 Listen
13A-Ragnar Lodbrok: The Beggar King

Oct. 21, 2015

34:52 Listen
12-Pig-faced Women: Citation Needed

Oct. 14, 2015

25:33 Listen
11-Japanese Fairy Tales: Key Details (Urashima Taro, The Boy Who Drew Cats)

Oct. 7, 2015

34:27 Listen
10B-Hercules: Labor Intensive

Sept. 30, 2015

38:10 Listen
10A-Hercules: Going into Labor

Sept. 23, 2015

35:41 Listen
9-Dogs and Wolves: Generations (Fenrir, The Black Dog, Dog King of Denmark, Gelert)

Sept. 16, 2015

32:50 Listen
8-Merlin: Call of the Wyllt

Sept. 9, 2015

13:36 Listen
7-Little Mermaid: Cry with the Saints

Sept. 2, 2015

30:43 Listen
6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother

Aug. 26, 2015

34:35 Listen
6B-Merlin: What’s Red, White, and Fighting All Over

Aug. 19, 2015

30:53 Listen
6A-King Arthur Prologue: The Once and Really Only that One Time King

Aug. 12, 2015

31:17 Listen
5B-Slavic Folklore: The First Horcrux

Aug. 5, 2015

32:17 Listen
5A-Slavic Folklore: Tried and Died

July 29, 2015

36:56 Listen
4-Mulan: A Likely Hero

July 22, 2015

27:09 Listen
3E-Vikings: The Debt is Paid

July 15, 2015

33:54 Listen
3D-Vikings: Blood of the Dragon

July 1, 2015

28:20 Listen
3C-Vikings: Renewed shall be Blade that was Broken

June 24, 2015

27:52 Listen
3B-Vikings: All that Hate’s Gonna Burn You Up

June 18, 2015

25:41 Listen
3A-Vikings: The Norse and the Furious, Bredi’s Drift

June 3, 2015

30:00 Listen
2B-Aladdin: A Whole New World of Problems

May 27, 2015

30:57 Listen
2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew

May 20, 2015

24:08 Listen
1C-Knights of the Round Table: The Lion Knight Rises

May 13, 2015

32:14 Listen
1B-Knights of the Round Table: You’re So Yvain

May 6, 2015

17:42 Listen
1A-Knights of the Round Table: Yvainglory

April 30, 2015

16:42 Listen
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