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Myths and Legends

By Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

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.
    206-Mabinogion: The Blip12/02/2020
    40:23
  2. 2.
    205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre11/25/2020
    54:38
  3. 3.
    205A-Odyssey: Man of Constant Sorrow11/18/2020
    45:23
  4. 4.
    204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag11/11/2020
    47:19
  5. 5.
    203-Grimm: Out of the Woods11/04/2020
    40:32
  6. 6.
    202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society10/28/2020
    44:19
  7. 7.
    201-1001 Nights: In the Wind10/21/2020
    40:37
  8. 8.
    200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love10/14/2020
    49:26
  1. 9.
    199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight10/07/2020
    41:54
  2. 10.
    198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again09/30/2020
    42:11
  3. 11.
    197-Viking Legends: VFFs09/23/2020
    50:57
  4. 12.
    196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good09/16/2020
    40:39
  5. 13.
    195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger09/09/2020
    46:07
  6. 14.
    194-Mulan: The Warrior09/02/2020
    47:13
  7. 15.
    193B-Monkey King: Pilgrim's Progress08/26/2020
    45:09
  8. 16.
    193A-Monkey King: Golden Cicada08/19/2020
    51:05
  9. 17.
    192-Grimm: Brave Traveler08/12/2020
    44:35
  10. 18.
    191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly08/05/2020
    45:54
  11. 19.
    190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce07/29/2020
    47:28
  12. 20.
    189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You07/22/2020
    44:35
  13. 21.
    189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous07/15/2020
    37:15
  14. 22.
    189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater07/08/2020
    38:38
  15. 23.
    188-The Flea: Forever Home07/01/2020
    43:21
  16. 24.
    187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain06/24/2020
    39:25
  17. 25.
    186-Grimm: Don't Be Weird06/17/2020
    38:28
  18. 26.
    185-Queen of Serpents: With This Hiss I Thee Wed06/10/2020
    38:14
  19. 27.
    184-Robin Hood: Check, Please!06/03/2020
    34:34
  20. 28.
    183-Indian folklore: Revenant05/27/2020
    48:02
  21. 29.
    182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions05/20/2020
    38:17
  22. 30.
    181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These05/13/2020
    39:08
  23. 31.
    181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld05/06/2020
    42:45
  24. 32.
    180-Azorean Folklore: Power04/29/2020
    39:40
  25. 33.
    179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead04/22/2020
    36:08
  26. 34.
    178-Tanuki: Changes04/15/2020
    46:31
  27. 35.
    177D-Trojan War: Horsin' Around04/08/2020
    1:04:08
  28. 36.
    177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone04/01/2020
    53:46
  29. 37.
    177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears03/25/2020
    48:58
  30. 38.
    177A-Trojan War: Rage03/18/2020
    51:21
  31. 39.
    176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless03/11/2020
    39:43
  32. 40.
    175-Thor: Surprises03/04/2020
    50:59
  33. 41.
    174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time02/26/2020
    37:25
  34. 42.
    173-Tunisian Folklore: Fortune02/19/2020
    40:05
  35. 43.
    172-Norwegian Folklore: Adventure!02/12/2020
    38:26
  36. 44.
    171-Indian Folklore: Love and Marriage02/05/2020
    33:41
  37. 45.
    170B-Norse Sagas: On a Long Enough Timeline01/29/2020
    47:38
  38. 46.
    170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing01/22/2020
    43:32
  39. 47.
    169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn01/15/2020
    41:55
  40. 48.
    168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals01/08/2020
    40:40
  41. 49.
    167-Nutcracker: Cracked12/24/2019
    47:17
  42. 50.
    166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest12/18/2019
    39:13
  43. 51.
    165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web12/11/2019
    43:27
  44. 52.
    Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion12/09/2019
    10:34
  45. 53.
    164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me12/04/2019
    34:11
  46. 54.
    164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again11/27/2019
    36:44
  47. 55.
    163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble11/20/2019
    37:04
  48. 56.
    162-47 Ronin: Wanderers11/13/2019
    39:29
  49. 57.
    161-Japanese folklore: Karma11/06/2019
    35:03
  50. 58.
    160-Halloween Special: Lurking10/30/2019
    39:18
  51. 59.
    159-Rip Van Winkle: Bad Dad10/23/2019
    33:19
  52. 60.
    158-Agamemnon: Fate Proceeds10/16/2019
    33:29
  53. 61.
    157-Jack the Giant Killer: Giant Problems10/09/2019
    34:38
  54. 62.
    156-Italian Folklore: Clever Girl10/02/2019
    39:59
  55. 63.
    155-Fairy Tales: The Pearl09/25/2019
    41:00
  56. 64.
    154B-Viking Legends: The Army of the Dead09/18/2019
    37:50
  57. 65.
    154A-Viking Legends: Family Business09/11/2019
    40:21
  58. 66.
    153-Odysseus: The Angry One09/04/2019
    39:47
  59. 67.
    152-King Arthur: When in Rome08/28/2019
    34:13
  60. 68.
    151B-Faust: The Bad Place08/21/2019
    39:48
  61. 69.
    151A-Faust: A Man of Wealth and Taste08/14/2019
    34:26
  62. 70.
    150B-European Epics: Where the Shadows Lie08/07/2019
    35:23
  63. 71.
    150A-European Epics: King Me07/31/2019
    31:13
  64. 72.
    149-Japanese Fairy Tales: Son of a Peach07/17/2019
    40:21
  65. 73.
    148B-Monkey King: Leaps and Bounds07/10/2019
    38:41
  66. 74.
    148A-Monkey King: Good Little Monkey07/03/2019
    38:06
  67. 75.
    147B-Antigone: Authority06/26/2019
    33:21
  68. 76.
    147A-Oedipus: Team Spear It06/19/2019
    36:45
  69. 77.
    146-Scandinavian Folklore: Twinning06/12/2019
    35:18
  70. 78.
    145-Achilles: The Age of Heroes06/05/2019
    43:25
  71. 79.
    144-Viking Legends: The Old Gods and the New05/29/2019
    37:42
  72. 80.
    143-Japanese Folktales: Crabby05/22/2019
    37:38
  73. 81.
    142B-Rome: Politics05/15/2019
    37:55
  74. 82.
    142A-Rome: Glory05/08/2019
    31:45
  75. 83.
    141C-Robin Hood: On Brand05/01/2019
    40:24
  76. 84.
    141B-Robin Hood: The Hunted04/24/2019
    34:14
  77. 85.
    141A-Robin Hood: Merry04/17/2019
    34:30
  78. 86.
    140-La Llorona: No Way Out04/10/2019
    32:18
  79. 87.
    139B-Irish Legends: Evitable04/03/2019
    39:59
  80. 88.
    139A-Irish Legends: The Hound03/27/2019
    34:46
  81. 89.
    138-Knights of the Round Table: Carl03/20/2019
    33:14
  82. 90.
    137-Italian folklore: Tailor-made03/13/2019
    34:53
  83. 91.
    136-Pecos Bill: To the Moon and Back03/06/2019
    39:25
  84. 92.
    135C-Tristan and Isolde: Homecoming02/27/2019
    51:04
  85. 93.
    135B-Tristan and Isolde: Secrets02/20/2019
    39:44
  86. 94.
    135A-Tristan and Isolde: Matchmaker02/13/2019
    37:44
  87. 95.
    134-Grimm: Thirsty02/06/2019
    38:14
  88. 96.
    133-Filipino folklore: Monkey Business01/23/2019
    33:47
  89. 97.
    132B-Trojan War: Some Foolish Thing01/16/2019
    37:47
  90. 98.
    132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come01/09/2019
    36:44
  91. 99.
    131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family01/02/2019
    36:13
  92. 100.
    131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal12/26/2018
    37:05
  93. 101.
    130C-Jungle Book: An Old War12/19/2018
    33:04
  94. 102.
    130B-Jungle Book: The Strength of the Pack12/12/2018
    32:51
  95. 103.
    130A-Jungle Book: Welcome to the Jungle12/05/2018
    36:31
  96. 104.
    129B-Persian mythology: Champions11/28/2018
    38:34
  97. 105.
    129A-Persian Mythology: The Mammoth that Rides11/21/2018
    35:03
  98. 106.
    128-Irish folklore: Give Him the Finger11/14/2018
    41:35
  99. 107.
    127-Finnish Mythology: The Boy who Lived11/07/2018
    40:45
  100. 108.
    126-Wendigo: Hunger10/31/2018
    33:53
  101. 109.
    125-Norse Mythology: Bound10/24/2018
    37:07
  102. 110.
    124-Greek Mythology: The Fall10/17/2018
    44:12
  103. 111.
    123-Dark Tower: Directions10/10/2018
    34:07
  104. 112.
    122-Indian Folklore: Let it Be10/03/2018
    32:55
  105. 113.
    121-Grimm Brothers: King of the Mountain09/26/2018
    37:33
  106. 114.
    120B-Holy Grail: Beyond the Sea09/19/2018
    38:01
  107. 115.
    120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass09/12/2018
    35:12
  108. 116.
    119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening09/05/2018
    33:41
  109. 117.
    118-Jewish Folklore: The Eyrie08/29/2018
    34:55
  110. 118.
    117-Romanian Folklore: What did it Cost?08/22/2018
    38:40
  111. 119.
    116B-Mexican Legends: Outlaw Country08/15/2018
    36:11
  112. 120.
    116A-Mexican Legends: Alta California08/08/2018
    43:38
  113. 121.
    115-Chinese Folklore: Another Brick in the Wall08/01/2018
    44:23
  114. 122.
    114B-Indian Stories: Heavy07/25/2018
    37:17
  115. 123.
    114A-Indian Stories: Calamity07/18/2018
    35:56
  116. 124.
    113-Armenian folklore: Occupational Hazard07/11/2018
    42:03
  117. 125.
    112C-Pinocchio: Whale Jail06/27/2018
    44:52
  118. 126.
    112B-Pinocchio: Nosey06/20/2018
    36:09
  119. 127.
    112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached06/13/2018
    43:04
  120. 128.
    111-Thumbelina: Sweet Summer Child06/06/2018
    38:56
  121. 129.
    110-Viking Myths: Alone05/30/2018
    44:12
  122. 130.
    109-Athens: Home05/23/2018
    54:23
  123. 131.
    108-Tom Thumb: Thumbs Up05/16/2018
    35:02
  124. 132.
    107B-Golem: To Dust You Shall Return05/09/2018
    35:09
  125. 133.
    Bonus-U.S. Folklore: Gaslighting05/05/2018
    8:46
  126. 134.
    107A-Golem: Guardian05/02/2018
    35:43
  127. 135.
    106C-African Legends: Who Tells Your Story04/25/2018
    34:13
  128. 136.
    106B-African Legends: Bad Move04/18/2018
    34:23
  129. 137.
    106A-African Legends: Long Live the King04/11/2018
    36:37
  130. 138.
    105B-Reynard: Ferocious Mr. Fox04/04/2018
    33:43
  131. 139.
    105A-Reynard: Fox on the Run03/28/2018
    38:00
  132. 140.
    104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger03/21/2018
    34:45
  133. 141.
    103-Middle Eastern Folklore: Shipshape03/14/2018
    33:14
  134. 142.
    102-Charlemagne: Honor Among Thieves03/07/2018
    32:02
  135. 143.
    101-Fairy Tales: Three Dog Night02/28/2018
    33:18
  136. 144.
    100B-Knights of the Round Table: Family Reunion02/21/2018
    51:02
  137. 145.
    100A-Knights of the Round Table: Buddy System02/14/2018
    32:48
  138. 146.
    99-William Tell: One Shot02/07/2018
    33:59
  139. 147.
    98-Native American History: Runner in the Night01/31/2018
    31:32
  140. 148.
    97-Jack and the Beanstalk: Sleeping Giant01/24/2018
    39:01
  141. 149.
    96-Russian Folklore: Cold as Ice01/17/2018
    36:02
  142. 150.
    95B-Irish Legends: Finn the Human01/10/2018
    40:06
  143. 151.
    95A-Irish legends: Wanted01/03/2018
    35:08
  144. 152.
    Bonus-The Time Machine: Inspector Spacetime12/29/2017
    44:06
  145. 153.
    94-Norse Legends: A Very Viking Christmas12/20/2017
    28:50
  146. 154.
    93B-Theseus: Love and War12/13/2017
    36:32
  147. 155.
    93A-Amazons: Wonder Women12/06/2017
    37:21
  148. 156.
    92-Greek Myths: Gigantic11/29/2017
    37:58
  149. 157.
    91-Greek Myths: Fatherhood11/22/2017
    35:17
  150. 158.
    90-Viking Legends: Mighty11/15/2017
    41:44
  151. 159.
    89-Maui: The Mauiest Maui11/08/2017
    34:33
  152. 160.
    88-Ragnarok: Doom11/01/2017
    47:19
  153. 161.
    87-Werewolves: The Lost10/25/2017
    37:43
  154. 162.
    86-Grimm: Clever10/18/2017
    35:42
  155. 163.
    85B-Slavic Folklore: Hold on to Your Hat10/11/2017
    35:25
  156. 164.
    85A-Slavic Folklore: For the Right Reasons10/04/2017
    32:24
  157. 165.
    84-Famous Fairy Tales: Rule of Three09/27/2017
    35:04
  158. 166.
    83-Tale of Tales: Skin Deep09/20/2017
    42:34
  159. 167.
    82B-Arabian Nights: Show Me What You Got09/13/2017
    34:34
  160. 168.
    82A-Arabian Nights: I'll Most Likely Kill You in the Morning09/06/2017
    31:15
  161. 169.
    81-Trolls: Breakups08/30/2017
    33:34
  162. 170.
    80B-Perseus: I'm Set Free08/23/2017
    36:26
  163. 171.
    80A-Medusa: Golden Child08/16/2017
    34:36
  164. 172.
    79-Odin: The War to Begin all Wars08/09/2017
    39:56
  165. 173.
    78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer08/02/2017
    34:22
  166. 174.
    77-Romanian Folklore: Mrs. Piggy07/26/2017
    37:17
  167. 175.
    76-Greek Myths: Lioness07/19/2017
    40:22
  168. 176.
    75-Pecos Bill: Rider on the Storm07/12/2017
    34:34
  169. 177.
    74-Japanese Folklore: Do You Really Want to Live Forever?07/05/2017
    29:55
  170. 178.
    73-Japanese Folklore: I will find you06/28/2017
    43:44
  171. 179.
    72-Kelpie: Party Horse06/21/2017
    39:57
  172. 180.
    71C-Sinbad: There and Back and There and Back Again06/14/2017
    45:38
  173. 181.
    71B-Sinbad: Snake Eyes06/07/2017
    38:12
  174. 182.
    71A-Sinbad the Sailor: Venture05/31/2017
    35:02
  175. 183.
    70-Ugly Duckling: Fowl Play05/24/2017
    33:48
  176. 184.
    69-Midas: You Got the Touch05/17/2017
    37:36
  177. 185.
    68B-Morgan le Fay: Her Majesty05/10/2017
    45:25
  178. 186.
    68A-Morgan Le Fay: Get Thee to a Nunnery05/03/2017
    34:14
  179. 187.
    67B-Gawain and the Green Knight: Head On04/26/2017
    39:52
  180. 188.
    67A-Gawain: To the Dogs04/19/2017
    44:29
  181. 189.
    66-Paul Bunyan: Truth in Advertising04/12/2017
    33:52
  182. 190.
    65-Oedipus: Motherboy04/05/2017
    43:38
  183. 191.
    64-Frog Prince: Warts and All03/22/2017
    48:43
  184. 192.
    63-Puss in Boots: These Boots03/15/2017
    34:37
  185. 193.
    62-Thor: Hammer Time03/08/2017
    36:44
  186. 194.
    61-Solomon: One Ring03/01/2017
    41:51
  187. 195.
    60C-Beowulf: Unknowable but Certain02/22/2017
    35:43
  188. 196.
    60B-Beowulf: The Depths02/15/2017
    32:28
  189. 197.
    60A-Beowulf: I'm Kind of a Big Deal02/08/2017
    33:07
  190. 198.
    59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors02/01/2017
    45:17
  191. 199.
    58-Native American Folklore: Monster01/25/2017
    30:43
  192. 200.
    57-Japanese Fairy Tales: Faithful01/18/2017
    33:44

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