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151A-Faust: A Man of Wealth and Taste

By Jason Weiser

The story of Faust and his infamous deal is one that has survived for hundreds of years. Beginning as whispers in Germany in the 1500s, it grew to plays and, most famously, a play by the German writer Goethe, largely considered to be one of the greatest works of German literature. The story has been done and redone, and the phase Faustian bargain is still in use to this day. In today's episode, we're getting back to the very beginning - to the legends behind the masterpieces, and the story of a doctor who just wanted every question answered and desire granted. Was that too much to ask? If you don't mind trading your soul, apparently it's not too much to ask. The creature this week is the onocentaur...a sad donkey centaur that needs to put down whatever he's carrying in order to run like a weird little bug. -- Sponsors: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying. -- Music: "Cover Letter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie

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