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Myths and Legends

Podcast Series 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.

Series Episodes

165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

Four stories from Greek mythology: Arachne and Athena, Pandora's box, the great flood of the ancient Greek world, and the love story of Idas and Marpessa.

43 mins

11 December Finished

164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me

164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me

The legend of Lady White Snake continues with a packed episode. There are magical (if not wholly unexpected) resurrections, crustacean armies, Doctor Strange ripoffs, and that's just in the first half.

34 mins

4 December Finished

164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again

164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again

The legend of the White Snake is one of the four great folktales of China. Today, we start that with an act of kindness, demons lurking in the places we can’t look, and a (misguided?) monk hoping to bring justice.

36 mins

27 November Finished

163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble

163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble

The wonderfully ridiculous and surprisingly human original story of Hansel and Gretel

37 mins

20 November Finished

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