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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: September, 2018
Sep 26, 2018

A man loses everything except for his children and his field, but it's while he's in that field with his children that he receives a visit from a mythological creature...and makes a deal that will change all of their lives forever.

The creature of the week is a mythpodcat! She just loves to dance! And set you on fire!

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Music:

"Red-winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch

"Clear and Present" by Ketsa

"Divider" by Chris Zabriskie

"Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear

"That Kid in the Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos" by Chris Zabriskie

"Retrograde" by Podington Bear

"Minor Islands" by Podington Bear

"Bell Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions

Sep 19, 2018

Seven people have been informed that they will be pivotal in the quest for the greatest holy object that has ever existed: the Holy Grail. First, they have to get it to England. That, of course, will involve angelic post-it notes, ships with ejector seats, attacking giants, and, the most unbelievable thing of all (to some of our characters): multi-colored wood.

We'll see how the Grail comes to Britain and that the end of Joseph's quest is just the beginning.

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"Svela Tal" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Degradation" by Podington Bear

"All the Ways" by Podington Bear

"All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear

"Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Flashing Runner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"It's Always too late to Start Over" by Chris Zabriskie

"Osprey" by Chad Crouch

Sep 12, 2018

The Holy Grail: The greatest legendary item of all time and the focal point of the Arthurian legends. This is its origin.

Beginning as the humble cup of a crucified savior, the Grail will take on legendary status. We'll see how it moved from Jerusalem to a far-flung province on the edge of the world, and we'll meet the people tasked with protecting it, whose great, great, great, great grandchildren will become the heroes of the Arthurian legends.

This is a Grail story unlike any you've ever heard. This is where it all begins.

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Music:

"Double-crested Cormorant" by Chad Crouch

"Cicle Vascule" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cicle Veroni" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Toil" by Podington Bear

"Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie

"Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Things We Save" by Podington Bear

"Trillium" by Podington Bear

 

Sep 5, 2018

It's the first written version of Sleeping Beauty, put down to paper in the 1600s by the Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile. And it's horrifying.

 

The creature is elephant rat. It's an elephant whose also a rat sometimes. No big deal. Now move along and let him murder in peace.

 

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 Music:

"Running on Empty" by Podington Bear

"Sylvestor" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Midday" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Black Cosmos Ring" by Podington Bear

"The Nightmare" by Podington Bear

"Studie I" by Jahzzar

"Betrayal" by Lee Rosevere

"Support Me in This Moment That I'm About to Lose Hope" by Nihilore

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