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: 191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly

191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly

August 4th, 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… Go to Episode

190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

July 28th, 2020

In one story, a dragon is rampaging around the countryside unless he gets his favorite meal: teenage girls. In the other, a young woman trapped in an… Go to Episode

189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

July 22nd, 2020

In the third and final part of our series on the Nibelungenlied, the hero of the story, Siegfried, is dead and his wife, the princess, has a score to… Go to Episode

189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

July 14th, 2020

We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength… Go to Episode