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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, 2018
Oct 31, 2018

On our annual Halloween episode, it's stories of a monstrous creature who stalks the north woods...and how they might be sitting right next to you.

The creature is a vampire that's super scary...only it can't actually walk...and moreso bounces everywhere...and hates messy rooms.

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Check out The Great Courses Plus! It's a great way to learn about pretty much anything anything. There are over 10,000 lectures available. Go to http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to sign up for a free trial!

Check out Screen Dive on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screen-dive/id1439492501?mt=2

Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime, available now!

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Music:

"Traffic" by Kai Engel

"Somnolence" by Kai Engel

"Delirium" by Kai Engel

"Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel

"Mare" by Kai Engel

Oct 24, 2018

We're back in Norse Mythology. It's set before Ragnarok (obviously), and it's a story we never got to of Freyja, Odin, Loki, and four dwarves. Freyja makes a lot of new friends, and Loki gets completely out of control at a party and tells all the Aesir exactly what he thinks of them.

The creature of the week is the invunche, a very sad, hairy, contorted baby.

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Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime, available now!

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Music:

"Catching Feathers" by Ketsa

"Midnight" by Ketsa

"The Confrontation" by Podington Bear

"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

"Walking Shoes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"House of Grendel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear

"Hard Sell" by Ketsa

 

Oct 17, 2018

Theseus has had a long and storied life, but now he faces his greatest challenge: after you've accomplished everything you set out to do and your name will live on for generations, what comes next?

 

The creature is the, impundulu environmentally-conscience bird who only uses alternative fuels for its tiny plane. Unfortunately, the alternative fuel is human blood.

 

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Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime on October 19th

 

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Theseus episodes:

17A: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3329/17a-theseus-its-dangerous-to-go-alone/

17B: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3339/17b-icarus-and-daedalus-a-portrait-of-the-artificer-as-a-young-man/

17C: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3390/17c-theseus-i-volunteer-as-tribute/

46A-D (Argonauts): https://www.mythpodcast.com/4228/46a-argonauts-assembly-required/

76 (Atalanta): https://www.mythpodcast.com/12714/76-greek-myths-lioness/

93A: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12938/93a-amazons-wonder-women/

93B: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12945/93b-theseus-love-and-war/

 

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Music:

"A Rush of Clear Water" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Baroque" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Curio" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dirty Wallpaper" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Myrian" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Celadon" by Podington Bear

"Tweetstorm Gathering" by Podington Bear

"Telltale" by Podington Bear

"SuzyB" by Blue Dot Sessions

"John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie

"There's Probably No Time" by Chris Zabriskie

"Trap" by Jahzzar

Oct 10, 2018

A game turns dark as a child disappears. Her brothers must follow her into a land that's like a mirror image of our own to get her back from the king who lives in the dark tower. Oh and also Merlin is barely any help at all.

The creature this time is the ilomba, from Zambia, and it's a terrible reason to collect your fingernail clippings.

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The Stephen King Quote: https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2017/08/how-did-stephen-king-to-the-dark-tower-come-through-robert-brownings-childe-roland/

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Oct 3, 2018

A king fighting against fate. A young man surviving the impossible. A hermit reading the future from his toilet. This week, it's the long road to becoming who you were always meant to be.

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Fictional

Check out Fictional at http://apple.fictional.fm or by searching for "Fictional" wherever you get your podcasts.

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Music:

"Raven" by Chad Crouch

"CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie

"We Always Thought the Future would be Kind of Fun" by Chris Zabriskie

"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Petaluma" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Releasing the Sculpture" by Podington Bear

"Nocturne" by Podington Bear

"New Skin" by Podington Bear

"Cloudbank" by Podington Bear

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