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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: February, 2017
Feb 22, 2017

There has been a menace sleeping in Beowulf's homeland since he was born. It has lived for centuries, and it is strong and dangerous, while Beowulf has lived for only eighty years, and is weakening. Yet, their paths draw them inexorably toward one another in a battle that will live on in legend, but might destroy them both. 

The creature this week is why you should keep a giant vat of moonshine in your backyard.

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"Another Beek Beep Beer Please" by Rolemusic

"The Dirty" by Podington Bear

"Bass Rider" by Podington Bear

"Moonsea" by Jelsonic

"Jettisoned" by Podington Bear

"Ice Cave" by Visager

"Wipe my Face Away" by Keshco

Feb 15, 2017

It's round two for everyone's favorite (only?) Geatish hero, as he bravely takes on...his former adversary's mother. Really, it's way more interesting than it sounds. Also she's not Angelina Jolie, but a terrifying, demonic swamp hag.

The creature this week is so cute you won't even mind that it watches you sleep.

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"Lights out" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dark Sanctum (Boss Fight)" by Visager

"Pho" by Jahzzar

"Sunset at Goat Fell" by Graham Bole

"But Enough about Me Bill Paxton" by Chris Zabriskie

"Wrong Dreams" by Gumbel

"The Secret to Growing Up" by Lee Rosevere

"What does Anybody Know About Anything" by Chris Zabriskie

 

Feb 8, 2017

You know the story of Beowulf. I don't need to do this. But really, there's mead. There's Grendel. There are mead-fueled fights with Grendel. It's just a fun, (kind of) light re-telling of the classic story, minus all the yelling, Angelina Jolie, and eye explosions of the 2007 movie.

The creature this week is why you have that perpetual sun burn. And vampire fingers.

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Music:

"The Telling" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Last Whale" by Jelsonic

"Stipple" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Our Quiet Company" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Forecasting" by Podington Bear

"Dunes" by Podington Bear

"Coronea" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dark Sanctum (Boss Fight)" by Visager

"Title Theme" by Visager

 

Feb 1, 2017

Many connected stories from Greek mythology. We'll start with story of Hades and Persephone, and learn why she's always hanging around the underworld (hint: it's not because she wants to). Then, I'll tell the story of the curse of the house of Atreus, starting with Tantalus and his questionable food choices. It's a long, dark episode, so get ready.

The creature is the Nakki, from Finland, who just wants to drown you and look good while doing it. Is that too much to ask?

The store: http://www.bardic.fm

Loot crate! http://www.lootcrate.com/legends

MVMT watches: http://www.mvmtwatches.com/myths 

Music:

"White Filament" by Blue Dot Sessions

"What it is" by Podington Bear

"Helmer Sprak" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere

"Casual Uncertainties" by Gurdonark

"Aquamarine, My Distant Blue" by Nihilore

"Deserted City" by Kai Engel

"Captain Socrates" by Nihilore

"As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore

 

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