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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.
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 28, 2016

The end of the saga of Gilgamesh...and possibly the end of Gilgamesh, but not if the demi-god has anything to say about it. After a tragic loss, Gilgamesh goes on a quest to defeat mankind's greatest enemy - death itself, and he learns the secrets of our destructive past.

The creature this week slathers his naked body in mud and twigs. Hows that for juxtaposition?

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Music:

"Seasong" by Jelsonic | "The Terrerium" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Sunbeam" by Podington Bear | "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear | "Pacing" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Neil Takes Two" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Lead Shroud" by Blue Dot Session | "Epiphany" by Podington Bear | "Dry Air" by Podington Bear | "Studie I" by Jahzzar | "There's a Special Place for some People" by Chris Zabriskie

Dec 21, 2016

Gilgamesh and his new best friend are heading out on an adventure to fight a firebreathing giant named "Hugeness the Terrible." Also there's a giant deadly bull fight, talk of zombies, some tiny shoes, and light hand-holding. If those things don't make you want to listen to this episode I can't think of anything else that would.

The creature this week is splinter cat, the enemy of arboretums everywhere.

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Music:

"LA" by Podington Bear

"Insatiable Toad" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Great is the Contessa" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gnossienne 3" by Podington Bear

"Gnossienne 4" by Podington Bear

"Dark Wonder" by Julie Maxwell

"The Group of Girls Die First" by Keshco

"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

Dec 14, 2016

The Epic of Gilgamesh is amazing. It is quite possibly the oldest epic we have, and though it only exists in fragments, it tells a surprisingly human story. There are questions of life and death, such as what it all means and why are we here? It delves into the issues of what it means to be a human rather than just a beast, what it means to be a good ruler, and what it means to leave a legacy. These are questions relevant even today, over 4,000 years after this story was told.

Of course, it is also folklore, so there is a troubling amount of hairy nudity.

All-in-all, this three-parter will be epic.

For the creature of the week, we'll meet a creepy forest dweller with an unexpected hobby.

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Music:

"Savage Steel Fun Club" by Rolemusic

"Thread of Clouds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Formant" by Podington Bear

"Curious" by Podington Bear

"Cats Corps" by Blanket Music

"Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear

"Title Theme" by Visager

Dec 7, 2016

The story of a dragon slayer from South Africa has, of course, dragons, but it also has giant towers, underwater villages, and a frog who is just trying to have a nice dinner with his family without all the insults, thank you very much.

The creature this week is the world-famous Leprechaun. You should definitely not let him hold your baby.

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Music:

"Scape from the city" by Rolemusic

"Peter Gray" by Podington Bear

"Manele" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Haena" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Front Runner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fives" by Podington Bear

"Chain Link" Blue Dot Sessions

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