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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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Mar 28, 2018

Despite cute talking animals, the world in the stories of Reynard the fox is a rough place. The fox might not be the biggest or toughest animal in the kingdom, but he is the smartest. Once he gets talking, run, because there's no way you're going to come out the other end in one piece.

The creature this week is an angry muddy ghost dad.

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Music:

"Bad Cut" by Podington Bear

"LA" by Podington Bear

"Reddit" by Podington Bear

"Roscoe" by Podington Bear

"Curious Process" by Podington Bear

"Operatives" by Podington Bear

"Cicle Vascule" by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 21, 2018

Horus's uncle Set murdered his father, and because his mother was shrewd, he gained the throne and the murderer was exiled to the South. There was just one problem: Set wasn't going to go quietly. He vowed on the day he left to kill Horus, feast on his flesh, and reclaim the throne for himself. The boy Pharoah, Horus, watched Set and his followers go, and knew he had to be ready. The war was coming.

The creature this time is the vegetable man, and, no worries, he's not going to make you eat your vegetables. As a (possible?) vegetable himself, he's way more interested in eating you.

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Music:

"Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear

"Pythagoras" by Podington Bear

"Graduation" by Podington Bear

"Blammo" by Podington Bear

"Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear

"Strange Dog Walk" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 14, 2018

A story about a king and his garden...that somehow turns into a story with genies, witches, boats full of male models, guys getting boiled alive, angry kitties, and secret agent mice. It's the story of the bronze ring, as collected by Scottish writer Andrew Lang.

The creature this time just wants to pop on by your hut for a beer and maybe turn you into an undying goblin. Because he likes you so much.

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Music:

"Cicle Ariel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Molerat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lime Beat" by Podington Bear

"Lamb" by Podington Bear

"Two Faces" by Podington Bear

"Soldier's Story" by Podington Bear

"Smack" by Podington Bear

Mar 7, 2018

Charlemagne is the Holy Roman Emperor, and as a Holy Roman Emperor in a legend, it's not surprising that he'd get a command directly from God. What is surprising, however, is that the command is less than holy.

The angry, bitter bird people on the creature of the week will be the death of chairs as we know them.

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"Little Strut Surprise" by Podington Bear

"K2" by Podington Bear

"Gentle Marimbas" by Podington Bear

"Chrysalis" by Podington Bear

"B7 Bomber" by Podington Bear

"Cicle Gerano" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cobalt Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions

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