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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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Sep 20, 2017

The "Tale of Tales" is a very famous, moderately deranged collection of folklore from 16th century Italy. It's by the author Giambattista Basile, a storyteller who traveled the Mediterranean region collecting stories. The collection known as "Tale of Tales" follows a similar framing narrative to "1001 Nights", with the storyteller telling the king stories in a very loosely-connected fashion.

I'm not even going to say the titles for today's stories, but they are two of the most famous in the collection and wildly unpredictable. They're gross, violent, weird, and interesting - so, basically like everyday life.

The creature is a man...who is a bat. But he's not Batman, because Batman can't handle this little guy's intensity.

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Music:

"Sad Marimba Planet" by Lee Rosevere

"Are we Loose Yet?" by Blue Dot Sessions

"August (Summer Nights)" by Kai Engel

"November Mist" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shiny" by Podington Bear

"Yellow Dust" by Rolemusic

"Swapping Tubes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Petaluma" by Blue Dot Sessions

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