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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: August, 2020
Aug 26, 2020

We're on the road with the monk, Xuanzang, and Monkey King, Sun Wukong, as they start their Journey to the West... that is, if Sun Wukong is coming back from taking off in a huff (he is). Once he gets back, the trip won't be without problems, though, like river dragons, murderous monks, and bear ogre birthday parties.

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Music:
"Blue" by Podington Bear
"Messy Inkwell" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Li Fonte" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions
"The Gall" by Podington Bear
"All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear

Aug 19, 2020

We return to the stories of the Monkey King and pick up at the end of his long imprisonment under a mountain, for trying to overthrow everyone and everything.

Meanwhile, a messenger from heaven is on the move, looking for a pilgrim to make a dangerous journey that will bring them into contact with demons, monsters, and companions to help him along the way...who might just be more dangerous than anything on the road.

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Music:
“Follow Me” by Keith Anthony Holden
"In Epic" by Valentina Gribanova
"Lonely Drive Home" by Lance Conrad
"Left on my own" by Judson Lee
"A Horrible Piano" by Bobby Cole
"Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear
"Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions

Aug 12, 2020

An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him.

The creature is a man who you don't want to high five. Mainly because he has eyeballs on his palms. Also mainly because he'll drink your bones with a straw.

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Music:
"The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions
“Scary Sounds” by Bobby Cole
“Storm Passing” by Podington Bear
"Relinquish" by Podington Bear
"Demon Dollhouse" by Bruce Zimmerman
"Nervous Whisp" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Sorrento" by Podington Bear

Aug 5, 2020

In this episode from Norse legends, we'll see that the worst breakups involve Thor breaking up the couple with his hammer and we'll see that even though Odin can shapeshift, that doesn't mean he skips the conditioner. It's the Saga of King Gautrek, a story spanning generations of Viking warriors and their bizarre and dangerous interactions with the gods, giants, elves, and everything in between (but mostly just those three).

The creature this week likes to drill holes in your boat with its nose. Hope you don't mind awkward tickle sessions...

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Music:

"Illa Villardo" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Lens Flare" by Podington Bear
"Paper Boat" by Podington Bear
"Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear
"Minor Islands" by Podington Bear
"Flor Vjell" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Samara" by Podington Bear
"Threshold" by Podington Bear

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A darkly funny take on the Ättestupa from the show "Norsemen" on Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD7f5ZWhAk

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