Retold Myths and Tales

Tanner Campbell & Quinn Greenhaus

Retold Myths and Tales is a storytelling podcast featuring traditional re-tellings of myths and folktales from all the world's pantheons; familiar and unfamiliar alike. Every episode is expertly narrated, scored, and sound-designed. Our priority is on providing accurate and honest retellings of every story from mythology or folklore we revive. Our goal is to share these myths and folktales with you in as true-to-source a way as possible, rewriting only in ways which make the adaptation of a story from mythology or folklore to the podcasting medium easier and which provide a better experience.

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When you're a Cherokee hunter and you go out a'hunting for your family, it's perhaps not a bad idea to team up with a panther to make the hunt easier. Or maybe it's a terrible idea. You'll need to listen to this episode, featuring a brave Cherokee hunter and a strong panther, to find out. -- CREDITS & NOTES Inspiration for rewrite : "Myths of the Cherokee", by James Mooney [1902] Writing and Narration by : Tanner Campbell Sound Design by : Quinn Greenhaus Music licensed through: Artlist.io SFX licensed through: Artlist.io and Boom Library -- If you'd like to support this podcast please click here. If you want to get in touch, use the contact form at retoldthepodcast.com If you'd like to read this story, visit our blog by clicking here. Review this podcast on Podchaser by clicking here

Oct 24

5 min 23 sec

This week we travel to ancient Turkey for a story featuring a Sultan, a horse, a jinn, a witch, and a woman who has married in to some significant family drama. When a father gives his daughter to a horse in marriage, things go sideways in unexpected way. Just who is this horse anyway, and what's this Sultan's deal? Forcing his daughter to marry a horse!? Listen to learn more and discover if this one has a happy ending. -- CREDITS & NOTES Inspiration for rewrite : "Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales", by Willy Pogany [1913] Writing and Narration by : Tanner Campbell Sound Design by : Quinn Greenhaus Music licensed through: Artlist.io SFX licensed through: Artlist.io and Boom Library -- If you'd like to support this podcast please click here. If you want to get in touch, use the contact form at retoldthepodcast.com If you'd like to read this story, visit our blog by clicking here. Review this podcast on Podchaser by clicking here

Oct 11

22 min 21 sec

Last week we shared a piece of folklore from Ghana which featured Anansi, and in that folktale Anansi was less of a trickster and more of a villain. But Anansi's body of work, like the African diaspora itself, is broad and varied. Depending within which folktale you encounter our spider friend, he may be less villain and more tricky trickster, as is the case in this week's story. This week we experimented with the format a little bit, and instead of telling you the story, it is acted out. Let us know how you liked it! -- CREDITS & NOTES Inspiration for rewrite : "Tales from the West Indies", by Philip Sherlock [1988] Rewritten & Narrated by : Tanner Campbell Sound Designed by : Tanner Campbell Music License: Artlist.io -- If you want to get in touch, send an email to thoughts@retoldthepodcast.com If you'd like more content, consider checking out our blog by clicking here. If you'd like to support this podcast please click here.

Sep 26

16 min 44 sec

Anansi, the spider trickster of West Africa, and later the Caribbean at large, is often depicted as selfish and greedy in addition to being ever-lazy and painfully clever. Anansi is always quick to hatch a plan to swindle another person (or animal) in order to get something for himself. Often, that something is an easy meal, or free labor for a job he doesn't want to do himself. Most times Anansi is successful, but in rare instances, as may be the case with this story, he is outwitted by a more clever someone. Will Anansi be outwitted by the end of this story, or will he retain his unofficial title as West Africa's finest trickster? Listen to find out, and if you'd like to support this podcast please click here. Thank you! -- CREDITS & NOTES Original Story : "West African Folk-Tales", collected and arranged by W.H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair [1917] Rewritten & Narrated by : Tanner Campbell Sound Designed by : Quinn Greenhaus -- If you want to get in touch, send an email to thoughts@retoldthepodcast.com If you'd like more content, consider checking out our blog by clicking here.

Sep 13

7 min 53 sec

Nicholas Van Wempel was the sort of drinker with a knack for stumbling into situations of the dumbest of luck, and perhaps the smartest misfortune - but where does the goose come into it? Listen to find out, and if you'd like to support this podcast, please click here. Thank you! -- CREDITS & NOTES Original Story : Collected by Charles M. Skinner in the 1896 two-volume set "Myths and Legends of Our Own Land" Rewritten & Narrated by : Tanner Campbell Sound Designed by : Quinn Greenhaus Music by : Nico Vettese (2017), and commissioned by Tanner Campbell -- If you want to get in touch, send an email to thoughts@retoldthepodcast.com If you'd like more content, consider checking out our blog by clicking here

Aug 30

11 min 29 sec

The Chessboard Cherry Tree is a story about a hot-headed Daimyo named Oda Sayemon, a faithful retainer named Saito Ukon, an a fateful game of Go that would change both their lives. It's a story about service to a master, and all the dangers, and honor, that are wrapped up in that service.  -- CREDITS & NOTES Original Story : Richard Gordon Smith "Myths and Legends of Our Own Land" (1918) Rewritten & Narrated by : Tanner Campbell Sound Designed by : Tanner Campbell Music by : Nico Vettese (2017), and commissioned by Tanner Campbell -- If you'd like to support this podcast, please click here. Thank you! If you want to get in touch, send an email to thoughts@retoldthepodcast.com If you'd like more content, consider checking out our blog by clicking here

Aug 15

13 min 1 sec