Myths and Legends

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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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2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew

May 20th, 2015

The story of a poor man who finds a being of unlimited power, and not only uses it to put food on the table, but goes a little farther to take over the… Go to Episode

2B-Aladdin: A Whole New World of Problems

May 27th, 2015

In the conclusion of the original Aladdin story, there's the meteoric rise of Aladdin, who is definitely not using magic to do any of this. Really. Will… Go to Episode

3A-Vikings: The Norse and the Furious, Bredi’s Drift

June 3rd, 2015

Swords, dragons, werewolves, Vikings, betrayal, and revenge are all hallmarks of the thrilling, yet little known, Saga of the Volsungs, the story of an… Go to Episode

3B-Vikings: All that Hate’s Gonna Burn You Up

June 18th, 2015

The Saga of the Volsungs continues, with a princess held captive by the man who killed her father, and her brother roaming the forest waging a covert… Go to Episode