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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: March, 2020
Mar 25, 2020

The episode starts with Menelaus sparking the biggest battle of the war so far and ends with an even bigger battle. A lot happens as the Trojan War, with the absence of Achilles, takes its darkest turn yet.

The creature is Amabie! A mermaid with great hair who just wants to help you out.

Episode post (with Amabie links): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14149/177b-trojan-war-storm-of-spears/

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Music:

"Paper Boat" by Podington Bear
"Secret Pocketbook" by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 18, 2020

“Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.”

We're here. The culmination of a dozen episodes and twice as many stories has led to this. Achilles. Helen. Agamemnon. Menelaus. Hector. Odysseus. There's a reason these names are still with us after thousands of years. This is the story of the Trojan War.

The creature is pretty much the opposite of an epic, brutal war. It's the not-epic, not-intimidating little Tofu boy!

The episode post with the listening list: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14142/177a-trojan-war-rage/

The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music:

“Darkened Treeline” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Throughput” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Roadside Bunkhouse” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Illa Villardo” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Only Lara” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Pedalrider” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Late Night Reading” by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 11, 2020

Three stories this week from the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen about people that are matchless. The first is the tale of the emperor and his new clothes, where an emperor who needs a new coat every hour gets an offer he can't refuse. The second is about a boy who wants to marry the daughter of a monarch and all the cool gadgets and racially insensitive cosplaying he'll do to win her hand, and the third is the story of the little match girl. That one literally has matches in it. I still do puns.

The creature is the scariest couch potato in the world. If the seas have couches. I mean, they probably have lots of couches with how much trash we throw into them. Ok, I'm sad now.

The store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store

The post on mythpodcast.com: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14116/176-the-emperors-new-clothes-matchless/

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Check out Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform, premiering Wednesday, March 18th!

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Sources:

The Emperor's New Clothes: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-emperors-new-clothes-by-hans-christian-andersen/

The Swineherd: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-swineherd-hans-christian-andersen/

The Little Match Girl: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-little-match-girl-hans-christian-andersen/

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Music:

“Symphony No. 1: II. Truth” by Steve Combs

“Thom York (At Home)” by Podington Bear

“Symphony No. 1: IV. Hope” by Steve Combs

“Delican’t” by Podington Bear

“Twosome” by Podington Bear

“Introduction to Part 1” by Steve Combs

“Despite my Empathy” by Steve Combs

“Sex and Death and God” by Steve Combs

“April” by Kai Engel

Mar 4, 2020

Thor’s daughter is getting married to a dwarf, and Thor is the last person to find out about it. Also he punted a dwarf onto a burning ship for fun at his brother’s funeral, so things might get awkward.

The creature is the Segbin, and it’s a smelly goat that bites. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t want to eat you. It wants to kill you, but it doesn’t want to eat you.

The Myths and Legends store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store

The post on mythpodcast.com with all the names: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14036/175-thor-surprises/

Sponsors:

Squarespace: Head to http://Squarespace.com/MYTHS for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

Check out Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform, premiering Wednesday, March 18th!

Music:

“An Unknown Visitor” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Baroque” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Blood Petal” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Slow Toe” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Thread of Clouds” by Blue Dot Sessions

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