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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

Author: Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

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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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William Serhal

Amazing I love this show. You should do Roman Mythology

Jun 23rd
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Charlie Bridge

Bad ending very disappointing

Jun 22nd
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Mary Shuk

old soviet cartoon buratino is closer to this story than disney version.

Jun 15th
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Ben Davis

Mary Shuk I've never heard of that. Is it a cartoon? Is it any good?

Jun 17th
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Mary Shuk

absolutely love dark original stories!

Jun 15th
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Christine Dost

I love this podcast .... story time all over again ... loved story time as a child ... thank you

Jun 13th
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Christine Dost

Christine Dost was a good time

Jun 13th
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Ben Davis

I'd love an all-fairy-tale spin-off.

Jun 11th
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harrison obermeyer

I love your podcast

May 31st
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Nick Lubbers

love the podcast. keeps me focused at work and entertained. thank you!

May 30th
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little red book

I love this podcast but I disagree with your interpretation of this story. This is a cautionary tale. I actually find Disney's version much more horrifying. In Disney's version, she gets an unearned happy ending by changing herself. In the original, she doesn't get what she wants (marrying the Prince) but is given a chance to earn a soul (her secondary, but more important goal in the long run) by being a good spirit. In other words, she earns her worth by her own actions after trying, and failing, to gain it through marriage. "Hey ladies, a man isn't going to save you and you're going to turn into sea foam waiting for him. " Granted, it's a heavy handed metaphor, but this is from the author of The Red Shoes (girl attains what she wants but finds out it controls her; her feet are literally hacked off so she can stop dancing) and The Little Match Girl (an abused girl freezes to death and is welcomed into heaven by her grandfather, the only person who ever truly loved her). Also see The Fir Tree about a tree that desperately wants to be a Christmas tree only to find that after Christmas it was useless and dead. It just had that one evening of glory. Hans Christian Andersen tells anti-fairy tales about how ambition can destroy us. If female characters are hit hardest in his stories, it's only because females were much more vulnerable during his time. Despite all this criticism, I love how your voice comes through in this podcast and in Fictional as well. Keep up the good work. (and do the adult version of red riding hood some time 😉)

May 27th
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Joseph Gibson

little red book couldn't agree more.

Jun 22nd
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Richard Ruper

Well I like this story a lot!

May 26th
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Terry Moneypenny

please please do a pandoras box episode

May 25th
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Eveleen Liew

Awesome work!! Thank you so much!

May 19th
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Theo Mamalis

it's a shock to discover you haven't done the legend of Troy. A famous Greek myth done countless times over, I can see why it's not top of the pile but I imagine it's one you're keen on telling

May 15th
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Highness Alex

great show. Please keep up the good work

May 13th
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Highness Alex

great series. Keep up the good work.

May 13th
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Danielle Yu

I backtracked and for the creature of the week, i have never heard anything you said about tikbalangs in our folklore hahahaha

May 12th
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Daniel Shue

Woah!! Pokemon Go reference!?! You know, I ran into someone playing PokemonGo near my house this morning.

May 3rd
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Ian Ellis

I look forward to new episodes every week to make my commute tolerable. thank you so much for what you do

May 1st
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Andrew Vaughn

EVEYONE WHO LIKES CATS COMMET #CATS

Apr 30th
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Norm al

"maybe someone should give him a podcast" lol the self awareness

Apr 25th
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