Myths and Legends

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.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
100B-Knights of the Round Table: Family Reunion 00:50:58 2018-02-21 05:59
100A-Knights of the Round Table: Buddy System 00:32:46 2018-02-14 05:59
99-William Tell: One Shot 00:34:00 2018-02-07 05:59
98-Native American History: Runner in the Night 00:31:30 2018-01-31 05:59
97-Jack and the Beanstalk: Sleeping Giant 00:38:58 2018-01-24 05:59
96-Russian Folklore: Cold as Ice 00:36:00 2018-01-17 05:59
95B-Irish Legends: Finn the Human 00:40:03 2018-01-10 05:59
95A-Irish legends: Wanted 00:35:06 2018-01-03 05:59
Bonus-The Time Machine: Inspector Spacetime 00:44:03 2017-12-30 00:54
94-Norse Legends: A Very Viking Christmas 00:28:49 2017-12-20 05:59
93B-Theseus: Love and War 00:36:30 2017-12-13 05:59
93A-Amazons: Wonder Women 00:37:19 2017-12-06 05:59
92-Greek Myths: Gigantic 00:37:56 2017-11-29 05:59
91-Greek Myths: Fatherhood 00:35:15 2017-11-22 05:59
90-Viking Legends: Mighty 00:41:41 2017-11-15 05:59
89-Maui: The Mauiest Maui 00:34:31 2017-11-08 05:59
88-Ragnarok: Doom 00:47:16 2017-11-01 04:59
87-Werewolves: The Lost 00:37:41 2017-10-25 05:54
86-Grimm: Clever 00:35:39 2017-10-18 05:59
85B-Slavic Folklore: Hold on to Your Hat 00:35:23 2017-10-11 05:59
85A-Slavic Folklore: For the Right Reasons 00:32:22 2017-10-04 05:59
84-Famous Fairy Tales: Rule of Three 00:35:02 2017-09-27 05:59
83-Tale of Tales: Skin Deep 00:42:31 2017-09-20 05:59
82B-Arabian Nights: Show Me What You Got 00:34:32 2017-09-13 05:59
82A-Arabian Nights: I'll Most Likely Kill You in the Morning 00:31:13 2017-09-06 05:59
81-Trolls: Breakups 00:33:32 2017-08-30 06:50
80B-Perseus: I'm Set Free 00:36:23 2017-08-23 05:59
80A-Medusa: Golden Child 00:34:34 2017-08-16 05:59
79-Odin: The War to Begin all Wars 00:39:53 2017-08-09 05:59
78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer 00:34:20 2017-08-02 05:59
77-Romanian Folklore: Mrs. Piggy 00:37:15 2017-07-26 05:59
76-Greek Myths: Lioness 00:40:20 2017-07-19 05:59
75-Pecos Bill: Rider on the Storm 00:34:32 2017-07-12 05:59
74-Japanese Folklore: Do You Really Want to Live Forever? 00:29:53 2017-07-05 05:59
73-Japanese Folklore: I will find you 00:43:41 2017-06-28 05:59
72-Kelpie: Party Horse 00:39:54 2017-06-21 05:59
71C-Sinbad: There and Back and There and Back Again 00:45:34 2017-06-14 05:59
71B-Sinbad: Snake Eyes 00:38:09 2017-06-07 05:59
71A-Sinbad the Sailor: Venture 00:35:00 2017-05-31 05:59
70-Ugly Duckling: Fowl Play 00:33:46 2017-05-24 05:59
69-Midas: You Got the Touch 00:37:33 2017-05-17 05:59
68B-Morgan le Fay: Her Majesty 00:45:22 2017-05-10 05:59
68A-Morgan Le Fay: Get Thee to a Nunnery 00:34:12 2017-05-03 05:59
67B-Gawain and the Green Knight: Head On 00:39:50 2017-04-26 05:59
67A-Gawain: To the Dogs 00:44:26 2017-04-19 05:59
66-Paul Bunyan: Truth in Advertising 00:33:50 2017-04-12 05:59
65-Oedipus: Motherboy 00:43:35 2017-04-05 05:59
64-Frog Prince: Warts and All 00:48:40 2017-03-22 04:59
63-Puss in Boots: These Boots 00:34:35 2017-03-15 04:59
62-Thor: Hammer Time 00:36:42 2017-03-08 05:59
61-Solomon: One Ring 00:41:48 2017-03-01 05:59
60C-Beowulf: Unknowable but Certain 00:35:41 2017-02-22 05:59
60B-Beowulf: The Depths 00:32:26 2017-02-15 05:59
60A-Beowulf: I'm Kind of a Big Deal 00:33:05 2017-02-08 06:57
59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors 00:45:14 2017-02-01 06:28
58-Native American Folklore: Monster 00:30:42 2017-01-25 05:59
57-Japanese Fairy Tales: Faithful 00:33:42 2017-01-18 05:59
56-Nepali Folklore: Hope You Guess My Name 00:32:47 2017-01-11 06:03
55-Grimm: My (Bird) Heart Will Go On 00:30:41 2017-01-04 05:59
54C-Gilgamesh: Dust 00:44:59 2016-12-28 05:59
54B-Gilgamesh: Huge 00:33:52 2016-12-21 05:59
54A-Gilgamesh: Did We Just Become Best Friends? 00:31:24 2016-12-14 06:18
53-African Folklore: Crocodile Tears 00:36:44 2016-12-07 01:46
52-Greek Mythology: An Eternal Flame 00:40:20 2016-11-30 06:07
51-Loki: Them Apples 00:35:56 2016-11-23 05:59
50-Dracula: Bad Blood 00:38:47 2016-11-16 05:59
49-Russian Folklore: I Pity the Fool 00:38:30 2016-11-09 05:59
48-Snow White: Killer Queen 00:37:46 2016-11-02 04:59
47-Urban Legends: In the Dark 00:29:42 2016-10-26 05:59
46D-Jason and the Argonauts: Scorned 00:39:11 2016-10-19 05:59
46C-Jason and the Argonauts: The Long Way Home 00:41:44 2016-10-12 05:59
46B-Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin 00:45:18 2016-10-05 06:11
46A-Jason and the Argonauts: Some Assembly Required 00:41:03 2016-09-28 05:59
45-Rumpelstiltskin: Let's Make a Deal 00:43:23 2016-09-21 05:59
44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons 00:41:49 2016-09-14 05:59
43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland 00:40:43 2016-09-07 04:49
42-Chinese Folklore (Cinderella): You Only Live Thrice 00:36:02 2016-08-31 05:59
41C-Lancelot: It's Complicated 00:52:52 2016-08-24 06:46
41B-Lancelot: Promises to Keep 00:40:21 2016-08-17 05:59
41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child 00:39:21 2016-08-10 05:59
40-West African Folklore: Cold-blooded 00:40:12 2016-08-03 05:59
39-Odin: In the Land of the Blind 00:41:47 2016-07-27 06:14
38B-Korean Literature: Master of Two Worlds 00:48:22 2016-07-13 06:49
38A-Korean Literature: Crossing the Threshold 00:36:47 2016-07-06 06:12
37-Hercules: The Best at What He Does 00:45:01 2016-06-29 05:59
36B-Pocahontas: Between Two Streams 01:01:14 2016-06-22 07:24
36A-Pocahontas: The Empire Business 00:50:07 2016-06-15 05:59
35-Beauty and the Beast: Prisoners 00:51:22 2016-06-08 06:57
34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle 00:44:07 2016-06-01 05:59
33-Ali Baba: Inheritance 00:42:46 2016-05-18 07:53
32-Tricksters: Wager 00:40:43 2016-05-11 05:59
31B-Viking Sagas: Face-off 00:58:22 2016-05-04 05:59
31A-Viking Sagas: Odd Man Out 00:43:53 2016-04-27 05:59
30-Latin American Folklore: Unbreakable 00:36:46 2016-04-20 05:59
29-Grimm: Upward Mobility 00:47:42 2016-04-13 05:59
28-Prometheus: Adamantine 00:41:24 2016-04-06 05:59
27C-King Arthur: The Errant Knight 00:51:46 2016-04-05 20:40
27B-King Arthur: Mayday 00:43:13 2016-03-23 05:13
27A-King Arthur: The Violence Inherent in the System 00:38:49 2016-03-16 05:51
26-Japanese Fairy Tales: Wisdom 00:36:12 2016-03-09 05:59
25-Dragons: This is Where You Get to Make it Right 00:31:59 2016-03-02 06:47
24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer 00:28:40 2016-02-24 05:59
23-Cupid and Psyche: Burned 00:37:12 2016-02-17 05:59
22C-Irish Legends: The Spoils of War 00:49:24 2016-02-10 05:59
22B-Irish Legends: You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry 00:33:33 2016-02-03 05:59
22A-Irish Legends (The Tain): Red Ledger 00:33:36 2016-01-27 05:59
21-Frozen/The Snow Queen: Fearful Symmetry 00:40:25 2016-01-20 05:59
20-Korean Folklore: Prayers 00:35:46 2016-01-13 05:59
19-Native American Folklore: Skeletons 00:28:31 2016-01-06 05:59
18-St. Nick: Rusty Chains and Candy Canes 00:32:35 2015-12-23 06:45
17C-Theseus: I Volunteer as Tribute 00:35:51 2015-12-16 05:45
17B-Icarus and Daedalus: A Portrait of the Artificer as a Young Man 00:34:39 2015-12-09 05:45
17A-Theseus: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! 00:28:26 2015-12-02 05:45
Listener-Submitted Episode 1 (Jan Van Hunks, Drop Bear) 00:24:15 2015-11-25 07:09
16-Russian Fairy Tales: She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named 00:38:29 2015-11-18 05:45
15-Slavic Folklore: Bad Wolf 00:41:11 2015-11-11 05:45
13B-Ragnar Lodbrok: Why’d it have to be Snakes? 00:37:10 2015-11-04 05:45
14-Doppelgangers: Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night 00:37:20 2015-10-28 05:45
13A-Ragnar Lodbrok: The Beggar King 00:34:52 2015-10-21 06:45
12-Pig-faced Women: Citation Needed 00:25:33 2015-10-14 06:45
11-Japanese Fairy Tales: Key Details (Urashima Taro, The Boy Who Drew Cats) 00:34:27 2015-10-07 06:45
10B-Hercules: Labor Intensive 00:38:10 2015-09-30 06:45
10A-Hercules: Going into Labor 00:35:41 2015-09-23 06:45
9-Dogs and Wolves: Generations (Fenrir, The Black Dog, Dog King of Denmark, Gelert) 00:32:50 2015-09-16 06:45
8-Merlin: Call of the Wyllt 00:13:36 2015-09-09 06:45
7-Little Mermaid: Cry with the Saints 00:30:43 2015-09-02 06:45
6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother 00:34:35 2015-08-26 06:45
6B-Merlin: What’s Red, White, and Fighting All Over 00:30:53 2015-08-19 06:45
6A-King Arthur Prologue: The Once and Really Only that One Time King 00:31:17 2015-08-12 06:45
5B-Slavic Folklore: The First Horcrux 00:32:17 2015-08-05 06:45
5A-Slavic Folklore: Tried and Died 00:36:56 2015-07-29 06:45
4-Mulan: A Likely Hero 00:27:09 2015-07-22 06:45
3E-Vikings: The Debt is Paid 00:33:54 2015-07-15 06:45
3D-Vikings: Blood of the Dragon 00:28:20 2015-07-01 06:45
3C-Vikings: Renewed shall be Blade that was Broken 00:27:52 2015-06-24 06:45
3B-Vikings: All that Hate’s Gonna Burn You Up 00:25:41 2015-06-18 16:52
3A-Vikings: The Norse and the Furious, Bredi’s Drift 00:30:00 2015-06-03 06:45
2B-Aladdin: A Whole New World of Problems 00:30:57 2015-05-27 06:45
2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew 00:24:08 2015-05-20 06:45
1C-Knights of the Round Table: The Lion Knight Rises 00:32:14 2015-05-13 06:45
1B-Knights of the Round Table: You’re So Yvain 00:17:42 2015-05-06 19:05
1A-Knights of the Round Table: Yvainglory 00:16:42 2015-04-30 10:04