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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: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

Rostam embarks on his quest to free his king, taken captive in the land of the demons, where he'll not only have to free his stupid, stupid ruler and end the war, but embark on seven labors which will include: letting his horse do a lot of the heavy lifting, a dragon fight, a new friend, and tossing a demon's head like a bride throws a bouquet.

The creatures this week are the kakamora, from Polynesian mythology and, yes, from Moana. Unlike Moana, however, they are way less violent, way more naked, and have a taste for the finer things in life (possum).

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Music:

“Zulia Conspiracy” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Watercool Quiet” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Santo Apure” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Rambling” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear

“Assmack” by Podington Bear

“Paramo Ocho” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Besos y Abrazos” by Rolemusic

Nov 21, 2018

The story of Rostam from the Shahnameh, an important book in Iranian Mythology. It starts out in a weird place, with a strange little Benjamin Button-type baby being raised by a mythological peacock dog, and only gets stranger, but it explores themes of loyalty, fealty, and power, even if a leader is not deserving.

The creature this week is the Jackalope, from Wyoming, and you can only hunt them one day a year. Unfortunately, that day doesn't exist.

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Music:

"Softly Villainous" by Blue Dot Sessions

"De Facto" by Chad Crouch

"Common Merganser" by Chad Crouch

"Gadwell" by Chad Crouch

"Investigation" by Chad Crouch

"An Oddly Formal Dance" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tessalit" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Drch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore

Nov 14, 2018

A fairy tale from Ireland with a genre savvy queen who has one request for her husband: don't let his surely evil next wife get anywhere near her three sons. Of course, things don't really go as planned.

The creature this week is hook girl! Don't bug hook girl, or hook girl will bug you...and by "bug you" I mean "tear you to tiny pieces."

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Homecoming is spectacular, and it's on Amazon Prime now. Check it out.

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Music:

"Building the Sled" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Flashing Runner"  by Blue Dot Sessions

"Awaiting an Arrival" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Bauxite" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie

"Masonry" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

Nov 7, 2018

A story from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, about revenge, letting go, and moving on. Also why you shouldn't mess with babies that can whisper threats at three months old and survive way more things than you could.

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

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Music:

"Alphabet Soup" by Podington Bear

"Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Readers do you Read?" by Chris Zabriskie

"Vik Fenceta Lan" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Another Version of You" by Chris Zabriskie

"Vik Fenceta" by Blue Dot Sessions

"NirvanaVEVO" by Chris Zabriskie

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