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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Title: 169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn

169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn

January 14th, 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… Go to Episode

168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals

January 7th, 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… Go to Episode

167-Nutcracker: Cracked

December 24th, 2019

This week, it is the insane original story behind the popular holiday ballet. In this story for children, we'll get some contradictory lessons for the… Go to Episode

166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest

December 17th, 2019

Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told. The first one is that of three… Go to Episode