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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: January, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

This week, we continue the story of Grettir. Last week he was driven by an intense, mysterious tendency toward self-destruction. This week, he’ll still have that…but he’s been cursed by a draugr to always be unlucky. And it shows. A lot. He’ll start this week’s episode on his way home to start a new life and he’ll end it…we’ll, you’ll see.

The creature is the Turban snail demon, and it’s why, if you see a snail demon dancing exotically on the water, you should not stop to say hello.

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Music:

“Third in Line” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Veins of Silver” by Blue Dot Session
“Holo” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Scalloped” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Midday” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Ballast” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Four Point Path” by Blue Dot Sessions

Jan 22, 2020

This week, we’re back in the Icelandic sagas with the story of Grettir the strong, who, whether it’s by berserkers crashing his Christmas party, bears stealing his clothes, or his own obscene insult poetry, just can’t catch a break.

Speaking of breaks, you should really break up if you find yourself dating the creature this week.

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Music:
“Stack me up” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Lubby” by Blue Dot Sessions

Jan 15, 2020

A story from the famous Middle Eastern collection of folklore entitled 1001 Nights where, three friends go on a road trip to get so many bottles full of evil genies. There's no such thing as too many side quests when their travels lead them to the legendary City of Brass, one of the greatest cities in the world...one that shut itself off from the world years ago.

The creature is a little guy with red hair who hates being farted on.

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Music:

“Surface Tension 3” by Podington Bear

“Stucco Grey” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Neon Drip” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Surface Tension 1” by Podington Bear

“No Solace” by Podington Bear

“Placticity” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Warbled Reflection” by Podington Bear

Jan 8, 2020

How to win friends and influence people and also get beat up a lot in the 12th century. We've talked about Robin's origins, but who are all these other guys? Today we learn some outlaw recruiting strategies (mainly just getting whacked in the ribs with a stick and giving piggyback rides) and meet all the other important members of Robin's crew.

The creature is just a pleasant and fashionable coat who will not so pleasantly remove the skin and muscle and everything from your bones.

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Music:

“The Bus at Dawn” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Blue Blanket” by Poddington Bear

“Scallat” by Blue Dot Sessions

"Moodswing” by Podington Bear

“Shapeshifters” by Podington Bear

“Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Lover’s Hollow” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Indian Paintbrush” by Blue Dot Sessions

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