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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: October, 2017
Oct 25, 2017

Werewolves are people that turn into wolves. Or they don't. Maybe they just wear a fancy wolf belt. Or maybe part of a wolf skin. Or maybe they just like to think they're a wolf. Or maybe they're just people that like killing. Werewolf stories are simple ones, but there's no simple answer as to why this thing happens. And it did. A lot. All throughout history there are stories of Werewolves, stretching back as far as Ancient Greece. As it turns out, humans being monstrous is as old as humanity itself.

The creature this time is the reason why you'll want to avoid the river if you see a ghostly woman crying out for her children. But if you're not already doing that, a podcast description won't save you.

Sponsors:

Check out Hello Fresh! It's the best meal delivery service we've used. Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code LEGENDS30 so they know who sent you.

Also, check out Glynn Washington's new show, "Heaven's Gate"!

 

Oct 18, 2017

Clever Hans is clever. He knows the best way to store needles and knives and how to carry a goat in your pockets on long walks through the country. He's even getting married to Gretel, and we'll see how taking advice on wooing your fiancee from your mom can end up in way too much mutilation.

The second story is also about Hans! A different one. It's about cat chefs and following voices down into the dark places under the earth.

The creature is why you'll want to pack a lunch and brush up on some cicada-speak (protip: it's just buzzing) the next time you plan on stealing from the guardians of the forest.

Sponsors:

Check out the very awesome Lore, now streaming on Amazon Video

This month's Loot Crate theme is Mythical! Check it out and get $3 off your new subscription today by going to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and using the code LEGENDS

All music by Podington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions

Oct 11, 2017

The conclusion to the dwarf with the long beard, a story about a dwarf. And a long beard. And entering the ear canals of magic horses for fun and profit. We'll see the epic struggle between brothers come to an end, as well as a powerful argument in favor of facial hair.

The creature this time is big, warm cat named Big Ears! He has Big Ears! And an army of demonic cats to do his will!

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Sponsors:

Loot. Crate. We share the first four letters of this month's crate, because the theme is Mythical! Check it out, and get $3 off your first crate by going to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and using the code LEGENDS

LORE. Lore is going to be a TV series. Really soon. In fact, it comes out THIS FRIDAY! If you love scary stories from folklore well, watch this show. Here is the trailer. Watch it now. Do it.

Link to the Lore trailer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12873/85b-slavic-folklore-hold-on-to-your-hat/

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Music:

"Remember Trees" by Chris Zabriskie

"I Should have been more human" by Chris Zabriskie

"Shake It" by Jahzzar

"Denouement" by Kai Engel

"Warbled Reflection" by Podington Bear

"Den" by Podington Bear

"The Telling" by Blue Dot Sessions

"White Limit" by Blue Dot Sessions

Oct 4, 2017

Today's story comes from Slavic folklore and it was so much fun. It's surprisingly complex and full of magic, love, and a sleazy little kidnapper who just can't catch a break.

Did you know cotton balls were vegetarian friendly snacks? I mean, they're also living things, but they are primarily plants. They taste like old fish and/or honey, but they are low cholesterol so, you know, there's that.

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Sponsor:

Check out Casper for the most comfortably mattress you will ever sleep on. Go to http://www.casper.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS to get $50 off your first order.

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Music:

"Vanagon" by Podington Bear

"Qi" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Waypoint 7" by Blue Dot Sessions

"We Drive Three Days" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Old Regrets" by Lee Rosevere

"The Secret to Growing Up" by Lee Rosevere

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