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Myths and Legends

By Jason Weiser

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.

  1. 1.
    128-Irish folklore: Give Him the Finger11/14/2018
    41:35
  2. 2.
    127-Finnish Mythology: The Boy who Lived11/07/2018
    40:45
  3. 3.
    126-Wendigo: Hunger10/31/2018
    33:53
  4. 4.
    125-Norse Mythology: Bound10/24/2018
    37:07
  5. 5.
    124-Greek Mythology: The Fall10/17/2018
    44:12
  6. 6.
    123-Dark Tower: Directions10/10/2018
    34:07
  7. 7.
    122-Indian Folklore: Let it Be10/03/2018
    32:55
  8. 8.
    121-Grimm Brothers: King of the Mountain09/26/2018
    37:33
  1. 9.
    120B-Holy Grail: Beyond the Sea09/19/2018
    38:01
  2. 10.
    120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass09/12/2018
    35:12
  3. 11.
    119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening09/05/2018
    33:41
  4. 12.
    118-Jewish Folklore: The Eyrie08/29/2018
    34:55
  5. 13.
    117-Romanian Folklore: What did it Cost?08/22/2018
    38:40
  6. 14.
    116B-Mexican Legends: Outlaw Country08/15/2018
    36:11
  7. 15.
    116A-Mexican Legends: Alta California08/08/2018
    43:38
  8. 16.
    115-Chinese Folklore: Another Brick in the Wall08/01/2018
    44:23
  9. 17.
    114B-Indian Stories: Heavy07/25/2018
    37:17
  10. 18.
    114A-Indian Stories: Calamity07/18/2018
    35:56
  11. 19.
    113-Armenian folklore: Occupational Hazard07/11/2018
    42:03
  12. 20.
    112C-Pinocchio: Whale Jail06/27/2018
    44:51
  13. 21.
    112B-Pinocchio: Nosey06/20/2018
    36:09
  14. 22.
    112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached06/13/2018
    43:04
  15. 23.
    111-Thumbelina: Sweet Summer Child06/06/2018
    38:56
  16. 24.
    110-Viking Myths: Alone05/30/2018
    44:12
  17. 25.
    109-Athens: Home05/23/2018
    54:23
  18. 26.
    108-Tom Thumb: Thumbs Up05/16/2018
    35:02
  19. 27.
    107B-Golem: To Dust You Shall Return05/09/2018
    35:09
  20. 28.
    Bonus-U.S. Folklore: Gaslighting05/05/2018
    8:46
  21. 29.
    107A-Golem: Guardian05/02/2018
    35:43
  22. 30.
    106C-African Legends: Who Tells Your Story04/25/2018
    34:13
  23. 31.
    106B-African Legends: Bad Move04/18/2018
    34:23
  24. 32.
    106A-African Legends: Long Live the King04/11/2018
    36:37
  25. 33.
    105B-Reynard: Ferocious Mr. Fox04/04/2018
    33:43
  26. 34.
    105A-Reynard: Fox on the Run03/28/2018
    38:00
  27. 35.
    104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger03/21/2018
    34:45
  28. 36.
    103-Middle Eastern Folklore: Shipshape03/14/2018
    33:14
  29. 37.
    102-Charlemagne: Honor Among Thieves03/07/2018
    32:02
  30. 38.
    101-Fairy Tales: Three Dog Night02/28/2018
    33:18
  31. 39.
    100B-Knights of the Round Table: Family Reunion02/21/2018
    51:02
  32. 40.
    100A-Knights of the Round Table: Buddy System02/14/2018
    32:48
  33. 41.
    99-William Tell: One Shot02/07/2018
    33:59
  34. 42.
    98-Native American History: Runner in the Night01/31/2018
    31:32
  35. 43.
    97-Jack and the Beanstalk: Sleeping Giant01/24/2018
    39:01
  36. 44.
    96-Russian Folklore: Cold as Ice01/17/2018
    36:02
  37. 45.
    95B-Irish Legends: Finn the Human01/10/2018
    40:06
  38. 46.
    95A-Irish legends: Wanted01/03/2018
    35:08
  39. 47.
    Bonus-The Time Machine: Inspector Spacetime12/29/2017
    44:06
  40. 48.
    94-Norse Legends: A Very Viking Christmas12/20/2017
    28:50
  41. 49.
    93B-Theseus: Love and War12/13/2017
    36:32
  42. 50.
    93A-Amazons: Wonder Women12/06/2017
    37:21
  43. 51.
    92-Greek Myths: Gigantic11/29/2017
    37:58
  44. 52.
    91-Greek Myths: Fatherhood11/22/2017
    35:17
  45. 53.
    90-Viking Legends: Mighty11/15/2017
    41:44
  46. 54.
    89-Maui: The Mauiest Maui11/08/2017
    34:33
  47. 55.
    88-Ragnarok: Doom11/01/2017
    47:19
  48. 56.
    87-Werewolves: The Lost10/25/2017
    37:43
  49. 57.
    86-Grimm: Clever10/18/2017
    35:42
  50. 58.
    85B-Slavic Folklore: Hold on to Your Hat10/11/2017
    35:25
  51. 59.
    85A-Slavic Folklore: For the Right Reasons10/04/2017
    32:24
  52. 60.
    84-Famous Fairy Tales: Rule of Three09/27/2017
    35:04
  53. 61.
    83-Tale of Tales: Skin Deep09/20/2017
    42:34
  54. 62.
    82B-Arabian Nights: Show Me What You Got09/13/2017
    34:34
  55. 63.
    82A-Arabian Nights: I'll Most Likely Kill You in the Morning09/06/2017
    31:15
  56. 64.
    81-Trolls: Breakups08/30/2017
    33:34
  57. 65.
    80B-Perseus: I'm Set Free08/23/2017
    36:25
  58. 66.
    80A-Medusa: Golden Child08/16/2017
    34:36
  59. 67.
    79-Odin: The War to Begin all Wars08/09/2017
    39:56
  60. 68.
    78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer08/02/2017
    34:22
  61. 69.
    77-Romanian Folklore: Mrs. Piggy07/26/2017
    37:17
  62. 70.
    76-Greek Myths: Lioness07/19/2017
    40:22
  63. 71.
    75-Pecos Bill: Rider on the Storm07/12/2017
    34:34
  64. 72.
    74-Japanese Folklore: Do You Really Want to Live Forever?07/05/2017
    29:54
  65. 73.
    73-Japanese Folklore: I will find you06/28/2017
    43:44
  66. 74.
    72-Kelpie: Party Horse06/21/2017
    39:56
  67. 75.
    71C-Sinbad: There and Back and There and Back Again06/14/2017
    45:38
  68. 76.
    71B-Sinbad: Snake Eyes06/07/2017
    38:12
  69. 77.
    71A-Sinbad the Sailor: Venture05/31/2017
    35:02
  70. 78.
    70-Ugly Duckling: Fowl Play05/24/2017
    33:48
  71. 79.
    69-Midas: You Got the Touch05/17/2017
    37:36
  72. 80.
    68B-Morgan le Fay: Her Majesty05/10/2017
    45:25
  73. 81.
    68A-Morgan Le Fay: Get Thee to a Nunnery05/03/2017
    34:14
  74. 82.
    67B-Gawain and the Green Knight: Head On04/26/2017
    39:52
  75. 83.
    67A-Gawain: To the Dogs04/19/2017
    44:29
  76. 84.
    66-Paul Bunyan: Truth in Advertising04/12/2017
    33:52
  77. 85.
    65-Oedipus: Motherboy04/05/2017
    43:38
  78. 86.
    64-Frog Prince: Warts and All03/22/2017
    48:43
  79. 87.
    63-Puss in Boots: These Boots03/15/2017
    34:37
  80. 88.
    62-Thor: Hammer Time03/08/2017
    36:44
  81. 89.
    61-Solomon: One Ring03/01/2017
    41:51
  82. 90.
    60C-Beowulf: Unknowable but Certain02/22/2017
    35:43
  83. 91.
    60B-Beowulf: The Depths02/15/2017
    32:28
  84. 92.
    60A-Beowulf: I'm Kind of a Big Deal02/08/2017
    33:06
  85. 93.
    59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors02/01/2017
    45:17
  86. 94.
    58-Native American Folklore: Monster01/25/2017
    30:43
  87. 95.
    57-Japanese Fairy Tales: Faithful01/18/2017
    33:44
  88. 96.
    56-Nepali Folklore: Hope You Guess My Name01/11/2017
    32:49
  89. 97.
    55-Grimm: My (Bird) Heart Will Go On01/04/2017
    30:43
  90. 98.
    54C-Gilgamesh: Dust12/28/2016
    45:02
  91. 99.
    54B-Gilgamesh: Huge12/21/2016
    33:54
  92. 100.
    54A-Gilgamesh: Did We Just Become Best Friends?12/14/2016
    31:26
  93. 101.
    53-African Folklore: Crocodile Tears12/07/2016
    36:47
  94. 102.
    52-Greek Mythology: An Eternal Flame11/30/2016
    40:23
  95. 103.
    51-Loki: Them Apples11/23/2016
    35:58
  96. 104.
    50-Dracula: Bad Blood11/16/2016
    38:50
  97. 105.
    49-Russian Folklore: I Pity the Fool11/09/2016
    38:32
  98. 106.
    48-Snow White: Killer Queen11/02/2016
    37:49
  99. 107.
    47-Urban Legends: In the Dark10/26/2016
    29:44
  100. 108.
    46D-Jason and the Argonauts: Scorned10/19/2016
    39:13
  101. 109.
    46C-Jason and the Argonauts: The Long Way Home10/12/2016
    41:47
  102. 110.
    46B-Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin10/05/2016
    45:21
  103. 111.
    46A-Jason and the Argonauts: Some Assembly Required09/28/2016
    41:06
  104. 112.
    45-Rumpelstiltskin: Let's Make a Deal09/21/2016
    43:26
  105. 113.
    44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons09/14/2016
    41:52
  106. 114.
    43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland09/07/2016
    40:46
  107. 115.
    42-Chinese Folklore (Cinderella): You Only Live Thrice08/31/2016
    36:04
  108. 116.
    41C-Lancelot: It's Complicated08/24/2016
    52:55
  109. 117.
    41B-Lancelot: Promises to Keep08/17/2016
    40:24
  110. 118.
    41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child08/10/2016
    39:24
  111. 119.
    40-West African Folklore: Cold-blooded08/03/2016
    40:14
  112. 120.
    39-Odin: In the Land of the Blind07/27/2016
    41:50
  113. 121.
    38B-Korean Literature: Master of Two Worlds07/13/2016
    48:26
  114. 122.
    38A-Korean Literature: Crossing the Threshold07/06/2016
    36:49
  115. 123.
    37-Hercules: The Best at What He Does06/29/2016
    45:04
  116. 124.
    36B-Pocahontas: Between Two Streams06/22/2016
    1:01:18
  117. 125.
    36A-Pocahontas: The Empire Business06/15/2016
    50:10
  118. 126.
    35-Beauty and the Beast: Prisoners06/08/2016
    51:25
  119. 127.
    34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle06/01/2016
    44:10
  120. 128.
    33-Ali Baba: Inheritance05/18/2016
    42:50
  121. 129.
    32-Tricksters: Wager05/11/2016
    40:47
  122. 130.
    31B-Viking Sagas: Face-off05/04/2016
    58:27
  123. 131.
    31A-Viking Sagas: Odd Man Out04/27/2016
    43:58
  124. 132.
    30-Latin American Folklore: Unbreakable04/20/2016
    36:49
  125. 133.
    29-Grimm: Upward Mobility04/13/2016
    47:47
  126. 134.
    28-Prometheus: Adamantine04/06/2016
    41:23
  127. 135.
    27C-King Arthur: The Errant Knight04/05/2016
    51:45
  128. 136.
    27B-King Arthur: Mayday03/23/2016
    43:12
  129. 137.
    27A-King Arthur: The Violence Inherent in the System03/16/2016
    38:48
  130. 138.
    26-Japanese Fairy Tales: Wisdom03/09/2016
    36:11
  131. 139.
    25-Dragons: This is Where You Get to Make it Right03/02/2016
    31:58
  132. 140.
    24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer02/24/2016
    28:39
  133. 141.
    23-Cupid and Psyche: Burned02/17/2016
    37:11
  134. 142.
    22C-Irish Legends: The Spoils of War02/10/2016
    49:23
  135. 143.
    22B-Irish Legends: You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry02/03/2016
    33:34
  136. 144.
    22A-Irish Legends (The Tain): Red Ledger01/27/2016
    33:35
  137. 145.
    21-Frozen/The Snow Queen: Fearful Symmetry01/20/2016
    40:24
  138. 146.
    20-Korean Folklore: Prayers01/13/2016
    35:45
  139. 147.
    19-Native American Folklore: Skeletons01/06/2016
    28:30
  140. 148.
    18-St. Nick: Rusty Chains and Candy Canes12/23/2015
    32:36
  141. 149.
    17C-Theseus: I Volunteer as Tribute12/16/2015
    35:52
  142. 150.
    17B-Icarus and Daedalus: A Portrait of the Artificer as a Young Man12/09/2015
    34:40
  143. 151.
    17A-Theseus: It’s Dangerous to go Alone!12/02/2015
    28:27
  144. 152.
    Listener-Submitted Episode 1 (Jan Van Hunks, Drop Bear)11/25/2015
    24:15
  145. 153.
    16-Russian Fairy Tales: She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named11/18/2015
    38:28
  146. 154.
    15-Slavic Folklore: Bad Wolf11/11/2015
    41:10
  147. 155.
    13B-Ragnar Lodbrok: Why’d it have to be Snakes?11/04/2015
    37:09
  148. 156.
    14-Doppelgangers: Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night10/28/2015
    37:19
  149. 157.
    13A-Ragnar Lodbrok: The Beggar King10/21/2015
    34:51
  150. 158.
    12-Pig-faced Women: Citation Needed10/14/2015
    25:32
  151. 159.
    11-Japanese Fairy Tales: Key Details (Urashima Taro, The Boy Who Drew Cats)10/07/2015
    34:26
  152. 160.
    10B-Hercules: Labor Intensive09/30/2015
    38:09
  153. 161.
    10A-Hercules: Going into Labor09/23/2015
    35:40
  154. 162.
    9-Dogs and Wolves: Generations (Fenrir, The Black Dog, Dog King of Denmark, Gelert)09/16/2015
    32:49
  155. 163.
    8-Merlin: Call of the Wyllt09/09/2015
    13:35
  156. 164.
    7-Little Mermaid: Cry with the Saints09/02/2015
    30:42
  157. 165.
    6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother08/26/2015
    34:34
  158. 166.
    6B-Merlin: What’s Red, White, and Fighting All Over08/19/2015
    30:52
  159. 167.
    6A-King Arthur Prologue: The Once and Really Only that One Time King08/12/2015
    31:16
  160. 168.
    5B-Slavic Folklore: The First Horcrux08/05/2015
    32:16
  161. 169.
    5A-Slavic Folklore: Tried and Died07/29/2015
    36:55
  162. 170.
    4-Mulan: A Likely Hero07/22/2015
    27:08
  163. 171.
    3E-Vikings: The Debt is Paid07/15/2015
    33:53
  164. 172.
    3D-Vikings: Blood of the Dragon07/01/2015
    28:19
  165. 173.
    3C-Vikings: Renewed shall be Blade that was Broken06/24/2015
    27:51
  166. 174.
    3B-Vikings: All that Hate’s Gonna Burn You Up06/18/2015
    25:40
  167. 175.
    3A-Vikings: The Norse and the Furious, Bredi’s Drift06/03/2015
    29:59
  168. 176.
    2B-Aladdin: A Whole New World of Problems05/27/2015
    30:56
  169. 177.
    2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew05/20/2015
    24:07
  170. 178.
    1C-Knights of the Round Table: The Lion Knight Rises05/13/2015
    32:13
  171. 179.
    1B-Knights of the Round Table: You’re So Yvain05/06/2015
    17:41
  172. 180.
    1A-Knights of the Round Table: Yvainglory04/30/2015
    16:41
  173. 181.
    Myths and Legends Trailer04/27/2015
    0:56

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