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: 170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing

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

164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again

November 26th, 2019

The legend of the White Snake is one of the four great folktales of China. Today, we start that with an act of kindness, demons lurking in the places… Go to Episode

164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me

December 3rd, 2019

Xu Xian is dead. He discovered the truth about his wife and he died. I mean, yeah, he's dead...but he's also unwittingly married to a 1700 year old magical… Go to Episode

Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion

December 9th, 2019

A short supplemental that finishes the story of Lady White Snake...because there wasn't enough story left for a full episode. There's still a full Myths… Go to Episode