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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod

Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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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  • 413 - 313A-1001 Nights: Party Down

    A party no one can speak of under threat of death. Genie fights, wizard battles, and grocery shopping. Yes, we're back in One Thousand and One Nights.

    Wed, 22 Mar 2023
  • 412 - 312-Norwegian Folklore: Let's Dance

    A Norwegian tale about why you should pay your employees a living wage (or at least not beat them and try to have them executed), or else you could end up in a never-ending dance party.

    Wed, 15 Mar 2023
  • 411 - 311-Samurai: Lost and Found

    A Ronin (a masterless samurai) goes on a quest to find a stolen sword and restore the honor of his family's name, but, when it comes to pushing the limits of what is right in order to see his mission through, how far is too far?

    Wed, 08 Mar 2023
  • 410 - 310-Norse Sagas: The Maiden King

    The story of Sigrgarthr and the Maiden King, from Icelandic folklore has Viking male models, ruthless princesses, people shoving metal down their pants to make unbeatable weapons, dragons, trolls, witches, and monsters.

    Wed, 01 Mar 2023
  • 409 - 309-Scandinavian Folklore: The Enemy of my Enemy

    This week, there are three stories of people bargaining: with the devil, with that angry lady who owns too many cats, and, and we'll see that the person you need...might be the one you least suspect.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2023
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