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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: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

The king returns to his homeland after nearly a decade of exile. An evil sorcerer king is at the apex of his power. Owls deliver insults and dating is difficult no matter who you are. The epic story of Sundiata, the first emperor of Mali, concludes.

 

The creature of the week is the grey man of Ben MacDhui, a...grey man. Who lives on the mountain of Ben MacDhui. And also he's naked because why not?

 

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Music:

 

"Fantasy and Denoument" by Podington Bear

"In" by Podington Bear

"Elipse" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Waves" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Endeavour" by Jahzzar

"Ruins" by Jahzzar

"We Drive 3 Days" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Pacing" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

 

Apr 18, 2018

The Webbys! You have until 11:59pm PST on 4/19 to vote, so if you haven't voted, please go to http://vote.mythpodcast.com and vote for Myths and Legends. Thank you so much.

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A new shadow rises to the north of Mali and an evil sorcerer king (and connoisseur of severed heads) will rise, but not before Djata, Sogolon, and others are forced into exile by the ruthless queen mother. It's part 2 of the story of Sundiata: an epic of old Mali.

The creature this week is a good-guy African dragon who, in a refreshing twist, is the victim of all of his interactions with humans.

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Music:

"Somnolence" by Kai Engel

"Delirium" by Kai Engel

"Oneiri" by Kai Engel

"Little Black Cloud" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Plum" by Podington Bear

"Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 11, 2018

The epic of Sundiata, the founder of the Mali empire, has everything - magical old women, evil magician kings, nice magician kings, and helpful buffaloes. The first part is like Mean Girls...if Mean Girls was set in 12th century Africa. But really, it's a fantastic tale of love, loss, and perseverance and I hope you like it.

 

The creature today has a surprise for you! It's her mule legs! Also she's going to eat you!

 

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Music:

"Alum Drum Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gaena" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gale" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Daedalus" by Kai Engel

"Low Jack" by Podington Bear

"Ringtail" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lonely Stairwell" by Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 4, 2018

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Reynard, having received a pardon from the Lion who was a King, is up to his old tricks. Like, immediately. He bit the head off the rabbit that was accompanying him on a holy pilgrimmage before he even left the kingdom.

Of course, the ground is shrinking beneath Reynard, and it won't be long before the fox who needs to deceive to survive runs into the king's justice and the king will only fall for the same lies so many times.

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Music

"When we set out" by Podington Bear

"Bit Rio" by Podington Bear

"Massive Attack" by Podington Bear

"Puppy" by Podington Bear

"Bell Solo" by Podington Bear

"Mystery Coat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Noe Noe" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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