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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: May, 2018
May 30, 2018

Odin. Jotunheim. Shin Tinder. We're (basically) back in Norse mythology with the legendary story of Hadingus, a Viking king that hates being king. We'll visit nearly half of the worlds in Norse mythology as we follow a spectacularly bad ancient Norse hero.

The creature this time is a way to get superpowers...if you ever wanted to be a bitter, stinky, homicidal muppet.

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Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time, bringing us to the front line of history’s greatest special forces missions. Check it out on Apple Podcasts!

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"Orange Juicier" by Podington Bear

"Holding Steady" by Podington Bear

"So We Go" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Closet Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Bristlecone" by Podington Bear

"Shade Ways" by Podington Bear

"Telltale" by Podington Bear

"We Make a Good Team" by Podington Bear

"House Finch" by Chad Crouch

"Journies" by Podington Bear

May 23, 2018

The city of Athens is one of the most famous of the ancient world and its royal family was plagued with, well, weirdness. Between the dragon kings and the bird people, you either had to be sure to trust no one, or to never go anywhere ever because the wind or even the dawn could be out to get you.

The creature of the week is a fairy cow by the name of Fuwch Gyfeiliorn which I have the good sense to not even begin to attempt to say.

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Music:

"Bombadore" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Records" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Rate Sheet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Setting Pace" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Minor Islands" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Crumbling Dock" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Waves of Intensity" by Podington Bear

 

May 16, 2018

Tom Thumb is the story of a guy named Tom...who is as big as his dad's thumb. A practical joke by a wizard, Tom went on to become Sir Thomas Thumb, the greatest knight in the realm, but not before becoming indigestion for a giant, a raven's canker sore, and exploring all the thrilling intricacies of a cow's digestive system.

The creature this week is a fish that's more manly than I'll ever be.

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Music:

"Le Monstre" by Podington Bear

"Pives and Flarinet" by Podington Bear

"Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear

"Releaseing the Sculpture" by Podington Bear

"Two Boys and a Girl" by Podington Bear

"Airliner" by Podington Bear

"New Skin" by Podington Bear

"Denouement" by Podington Bear

"Waiting for the Moment that Never Comes" by Lee Rosevere

"You're Enough" by Lee Rosevere

May 9, 2018

It's quiet. Too quiet.

It has been years since the last blood libel and the Jewish community in Prague is starting to relax. Then, the Maharal receives a sign from God a few days before Passover, letting him know that the danger is far from over.

On the creature of the week, if you can't take the heat, get out of the desert. Or stay in the desert and be like the Funeral Mountain Terrashot.


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Music:

"Just need a walk under the lights of the boulevard" by Bisou de l'enfant sauvage

"After midnight kiss" by Bisou de l'enfant sauvage

"Ocean Ending" by Soft and Furious

"The Coil Winds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lost in Russia" by TRG Banks

"Alchemical" by Blue Dot Sessions

May 5, 2018

As a way to say thank for voting for Myths and Legends for the Webbys (and for being the reason why we won!), we wanted to share an additional story this week. It's from the southern United States, and it was originally an episode on the Myths and Legends member feed. It's a story of two wives in a stupidity arms race over who has the worse husband.

The creature is the reason why the owl is such a shady bird that never comes out during the day.

Thanks again for your vote. If you liked this episode and want more like it, there are now 31+ other episodes on the member feed. Go to support.mythpodcast.com for more info.

All music this week by Podington Bear

May 2, 2018

In 16th century Prague, a people are under attack. Accused of an unspeakable crime they didn't commit, they have no recourse: even the rulers of the city have turned against them. They can't find justice, so they have to make justice - a silent guardian to watch over their community, one to keep the wolves at bay. But is he too late to help guard the innocents against the sinister machinations of one man?

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There's an interesting new podcast by Parcast out called Unexplained Mysteries. Go to http://parcast.com/unexplained or find it on Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play.

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Music:

"An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions

"A Simple Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Andelo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Toothless Slope" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions

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