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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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Aug 28, 2019

Things are going well for King Arthur for once. He’s in complete control over the island of Great Britain, he’s got a bunch of awesome knights, and dragon attacks are down. What could go wrong?

King Arthur should know to never ever ask that question, because twelve men from the definitely not defunct and/or fictional Roman Empire are here to show him exactly what can go wrong.

The creature this time is orphan bird, because when you can turn a bird that abandons her children into an religious allegory, why not?

Sponsors:

This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends.

Check out The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix on August 30th. As promised, here's a link to the awesome trailer: https://youtu.be/a3_owZfYVR8

If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS

Music:
“Drifting” by Chad Crouch
“Daybreak” by Chad Crouch
“Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions
“The Snowgarden” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Three Stories” by Blue Dot Sessions
“The Bluff Trail (Instrumental)” by Chad Crouch

Aug 21, 2019

Faust decides that if he's going to have these powers, he's really going to enjoy them so, in no particular order, he gives himself:

A Doctor Strange cloak

Telekinesis

A demon common law wife and baby

A get-out-of-debt plan that involves humorously tearing off his own limbs

And grapes. In the winter. Crazy, right?

 

Seriously, though, we take the somewhat more grounded story of last week...and then completely go off the rails while Faust (and the writer of the chapbook...mostly the writer of the chapbook) imagines all the things he can do with powers from the devil, and then does them.

The creature this week is the ophies pteretos, and you might feel bad for them...if they weren't angry flying snakes.

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Sponsors:

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If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS

Check out The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix on August 30th. As promised, here's a link to the awesome trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3_owZfYVR8

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Music:

"Ghost Byzantine" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Hardboil" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ballad of the Blackbirds" by Chad Crouch

"Pacing" by Chad Crouch

"Small Hours" by Chad Crouch

"Undying" by Blue Dot Sessions

Aug 14, 2019

The story of Faust and his infamous deal is one that has survived for hundreds of years. Beginning as whispers in Germany in the 1500s, it grew to plays and, most famously, a play by the German writer Goethe, largely considered to be one of the greatest works of German literature. The story has been done and redone, and the phase Faustian bargain is still in use to this day.

In today's episode, we're getting back to the very beginning - to the legends behind the masterpieces, and the story of a doctor who just wanted every question answered and desire granted. Was that too much to ask?

If you don't mind trading your soul, apparently it's not too much to ask.

The creature this week is the onocentaur...a sad donkey centaur that needs to put down whatever he's carrying in order to run like a weird little bug.

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Sponsors:

Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount.

If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS

Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying.

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Music:

"Cover Letter" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie

Aug 7, 2019

From the end of the world to the underworld and Armageddon itself, Kalevipoeg does way too many things.

The creature will throw acres of caustic feces in your direction.

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Sponsors:

This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends.

Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying.

If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS

 

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