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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, 2019
May 29, 2019

King Olaf has a new guest...named Guest. Guest has a story, an impossible story of gods, giants, and heroes from a time long past. If it's true, it could change everything King Olaf thought he knew about himself, his people, and his history. If it's not true, well, at least it's still a good story.

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Music:

"Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"At All Ends" by Blue Dot Sessions

May 22, 2019

The story this week is the reason you don’t make enemies with a decapod who’s friends with a bee, a pile of dung, a mortar and a chestnut. The other is the reason why you should buy a waterbottle for your next hike, or you might just need to be carried out of the woods.

The creature this week is why you don’t want to mispronounce anything ever because it might lead to you being cursed for eternity as a vampire. I’m pretty much already screwed.

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Music:

"Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fever Creep" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Bedroll" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Skatepark" by Chad Crouch

"In My Head" by Podington Bear

"Swing Lo" by Podington Bear

May 15, 2019

Romulus and Remus are finally striking out on their own, and what could go wrong with two seventeen year olds starting their own city when they are accompanied by a band of outlaws and they have too many weapons and not enough leadership experience and no one taught them how to share? Everything? Did you say everything? Because everything going wrong is the exact right answer.

The creature this week is Sir worm, AKA the Minhocão from Brazilian folklore, who likes to wear armor, eat horses, and make scientists get into fights.

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Music:

“True Blue Sky” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Opus 9-2” by Chad Crouch
“Ink” by Chad Crouch
“Lollygag” by Chad Crouch

May 8, 2019

If you're remotely familiar with the legendary history of Rome, you might know about two babies suckling a she-wolf....and that's about it. Really, though it's a story of intrigue and murder, betrayal and redemption, and, yes, a loving wolf mom with her two demigod babies.

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Music:

"Future You" by Chad Crouch

"Pilgrim's Progress" by Chad Crouch

May 1, 2019

When we left off last week, Robin Hood was stabbed in the side by an assassin who deceived him, and he was bleeding out all while his camp was being swarmed by the Sheriff of Nottingham's men, his friends being driven off, captured, or killed. It's not looking good.

The creature this week is the only one who could resist those sinful apple slices...and it gets rewarded by being set on fire.

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Music:

"Guild Rat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Betty Dear" by Blue Dot Sessions

"One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lupi" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Hickory Shed" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tartaruga" by Blue Dot Sessions

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