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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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142B-Rome: Politics

142B-Rome: Politics

2019-05-1500:38:00

Romulus and Remus are finally striking out on their own, and what could go wrong with two seventeen year olds starting their own city when they are accompanied by a band of outlaws and they have too many weapons and not enough leadership experience and no one taught them how to share? Everything? Did you say everything? Because everything going wrong is the exact right answer. The creature this week is Sir worm, AKA the Minhocão from Brazilian folklore, who likes to wear armor, eat horses, and make scientists get into fights. -- Go to https://madison-reed.com and use the code LEGENDS to get 10% off plus free shipping. -- Music: “True Blue Sky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Opus 9-2” by Chad Crouch “Ink” by Chad Crouch “Lollygag” by Chad Crouch
142A-Rome: Glory

142A-Rome: Glory

2019-05-0800:31:50

If you're remotely familiar with the legendary history of Rome, you might know about two babies suckling a she-wolf....and that's about it. Really, though it's a story of intrigue and murder, betrayal and redemption, and, yes, a loving wolf mom with her two demigod babies. -- Sponsor: Check out https://amazon.com/legends to get two months of Kindle Unlimited (access to over a million e-books and over 5,000 audio books) for just 99 cents. -- Music: "Future You" by Chad Crouch "Pilgrim's Progress" by Chad Crouch
141C-Robin Hood: On Brand

141C-Robin Hood: On Brand

2019-05-0100:40:22

When we left off last week, Robin Hood was stabbed in the side by an assassin who deceived him, and he was bleeding out all while his camp was being swarmed by the Sheriff of Nottingham's men, his friends being driven off, captured, or killed. It's not looking good. The creature this week is the only one who could resist those sinful apple slices...and it gets rewarded by being set on fire. -- Sponsors: Get $20 off your subscription to Storyworth at https://storyworth.com/legends With Kindle Unlimited, you can get two months of access to over a million books for just 99 cents by going to https://amazon.com/legends -- Music: "Guild Rat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Betty Dear" by Blue Dot Sessions "One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lupi" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hickory Shed" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tartaruga" by Blue Dot Sessions
141B-Robin Hood: The Hunted

141B-Robin Hood: The Hunted

2019-04-2400:34:43

This week, it’s a continuation of our Robin Hood tale, and this time, the Sheriff of Nottingham is on his final nerve. With his reputation on the line, failure is not an option…despite his unimpressive past peppered with exactly that. Then, on Creature of the Week, it’s the Merman in all his glory. And this time, you have options. Except, nobody said those options had to be great. -- Sponsors: Go to https://madison-reed.com and use the code LEGENDS to get 10% off plus free shipping. With Kindle Unlimited, you can get two months of access to over a million books for just 99 cents by going to https://amazon.com/legends -- Music: “Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions “When in the West” by Blue Dot Sessions “Aloscape” by Blue Dot Sessions “Turning to You” by Blue Dot Sessions “Bald Eagle” by Chad Crouch “Something Elated” by Broke for Free “Wandering” by Steve Combs
141A-Robin Hood: Merry

141A-Robin Hood: Merry

2019-04-1700:34:28

Robin Hood is a name that has echoed through the ages as a noble outlaw - one who takes from the rich and gives to the poor and who, with his bow and arrow and merry men, makes the powerful, cruel leaders answer for their treatment of the downtrodden. He wasn’t always that symbol. In his earliest tellings, Robin Hood is a much different outlaw. He’s a cutthroat who lives on the edges of the society. He takes from rich and poor alike and gives to his own. He will grow into the symbol that will be known a world over, but he’s not there yet. This is the beginning of the story of Robin Hood. -- Sponsors: Go to SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDSto check out an awesome home security system Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. LeVar Burton Reads is back! http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com -- Music: “Chrome and Wax” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wandering” by Steve Combs   “Something Elated” by Broke For Free   “Middle” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Crumpet” by Blue Dot Sessions    “Setting Up” by Blue Dot Sessions
140-La Llorona: No Way Out

140-La Llorona: No Way Out

2019-04-1000:32:159

If you hear her weeping, it might already be too late. A life fraught with loss and betrayal creates a tragic and dangerous being that's trapped between life and death, salvation and destruction. She's crying out on the edge of madness for those she's lost, and she might be coming for the ones you care about most. This week, it's a deep dive into the stories behind La Llorona, the weeping woman from Latin American folklore. The creature this week is the chupacabra, which is either a vicious blue imp, a spiky naked bear, or a coyote with advanced mange. One of these things is not like the other. -- Sponsor: You've heard the story from folklore, now go see "The Curse of La Llorona" in theaters on April 19th! It's an interesting and terrifying take on the La Llorona legend. You can get tickets now: https://www.fandango.com/the-curse-of-la-llorona-215072/movie-times -- Music: "Threads and Veils" by Blue Dot Sessions "Charcoal Lines" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions  
139B-Irish Legends: Evitable

139B-Irish Legends: Evitable

2019-04-0300:39:576

Where we left off, Cú Chulainn was getting dung smeared in his face by a stronger, magical king. None of that matters, because Cú Chulainn won. Of course he did. He's Cú Chulainn. Today's story picks up years later. As it turns out, killing people indiscriminately for all of your adult life (and pretty much all of your childhood) has consequences. Today, we'll learn what those are. The creature is lady Kiya, from Japan, and she's a great reason to be honest with people about your feelings. -- Sponsor: Robinhood makes investing easy, and they don’t take commission fees, so you keep all the profit. For a free stock, go to myths.robinhood.comto check it out today. -- Music: “Scaffoldings” by Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear “Forces” by Podington Bear “Blue Blanket” by Podington Bear “Guild Rat” by Blue Dot Sessions “Campanula” by Blue Dot Sessions “Uncertain Ground” by Blue Dot Sessions
139A-Irish Legends: The Hound

139A-Irish Legends: The Hound

2019-03-2700:34:5119

Swan hunting, demon horde fighting, and marriage counseling: we’re back in the stories of Cú Chulainn, the hound of Ulster, after he won the war. He’s at a party, celebrating, but then his wife hints that she’d like one small thing, and that snowballs into him going to battle in fairy land against Senach the Spectral, shadow king. Really, though, if you’re a legendary hero, pretty much any todo list can end up with you fighting a shadow king. The creature is Master Stoorworm, and he's still around. You can find him in the Orkney Islands and Iceland. Oh, sorry, did I say "in?" I meant "as." -- Sponsor: Check out Pet Cemetery on April 5th! -- Music: "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flunked Funk" by Podington Bear "Bjork" by Podington Bear
Gawain, Kay, and Bishop Baldwin are road tripping, but it's starting to rain. Kay won't camp out in the rain, so that only leaves one option: Carl's house. The knights are in for one of the strangest nights of their life. The creature this week is the mantindane, from Kenya, maybe an evil poison monkey...or an alien trying to create a race of alien-human hybrids. -- Sponsors: Pet Cemetery comes out in theaters April 5th! Squarespace is the perfect tool for your passion project. Check out our photoblog we made with Squarespace here: https://thecincinnatist.comand when you’re ready, head on over to https://Squarespace.com/mythsand use the code MYTHS to get 10% off a website or domain.
Young Dionigi is an apprentice to the master tailor, Maestro Lattantio. It’s a good job and, frankly, the best one he could get. The problem? He wants a better one. He wants to be a wizard. His boss wants him to get back to work. The mamlambo is the reason why you don’t want to date the guy you grew in a jar. -- Sponsors: Go to SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS to check out an awesome home security system Want to help out the show? Go to http://podsurvey.com/myths -- Check out Hello from the Magic Tavern at http://hellofromthemagictavern.com -- Music: “So It Goes” by Podington Bear “Pounded Piano” by Podington Bear “Tiptoe Treadline” by Blue Dot Sessions “Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Our Only Lark” by Blue Dot Sessions “Elmore Heights” by Blue Dot Sessions
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Comments (272)

Nicole Everwine

I really enjoy the way you spin a yarn, Jason Weisser.

May 16th
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Lola L

This one gave me badass dreams of meeting a sexy mountain monk thousands of years old who looked no more than 40 who took me flying through super tall trees and promised to tell me the secrets of immortality and power. It was sic, so thanks!

May 11th
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Tiffy Sonier

is there anyway to download everysingle one so that i can put them on my mp3 and have them everywhere i go when i dont have wifi or data

May 7th
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Juliane Kelly

is this based on a true story?

Apr 21st
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Thomas Franklin

666

Apr 17th
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That Guy Goldy

I love this podcast! The snarky, sarcastic telling of usually overly fluffed or musty and pretentious tellings.

Apr 16th
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Cassidy Srock

Personally, I enjoy the music and Jason's commentary.

Apr 15th
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Darcy Jennings

Brilliant podcast extremely eye opening and educational great job 👍😃

Apr 14th
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flood_destroyer_185

way to scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 140-la lorna

Apr 13th
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flood_destroyer_185

best stories ever!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 13th
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creepytwin

this episode won't play for me - anyone else got this issue?

Apr 12th
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Blueberk

creepytwin Yeah same issue here

Apr 12th
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Justsharp 63

Love your podcast. I always listen at night while in bed in the dark so I can visualize the story. I have to say the sound effects were a distraction for me.

Apr 11th
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priyankasj28

Justsharp 63 Perfect at night when there's a thunderstorm and no power!

Apr 19th
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Bishnu Mahali

Justsharp 63 good to see

Apr 11th
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Jenn Jones

Love this show so much, I binged the entire catlogue and started over from the begining! P.S. still waiting for the robin hood that was promised back in episode 57

Mar 29th
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Jenice Grimes-Robinson

Yesssss you did the jackalope thank you soooooooooooo much it’s my favorite folklore I have a big tattoo of a jackalope in a lightning storm running with a ufo chasing it. I have studied it so much thank you

Mar 22nd
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JRoss Levine

Myths and Legends are not for me. Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Non-fiction tales are what I like. So it's time for me to take a hike.

Mar 20th
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Thomas Franklin

fun

Mar 19th
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Ashley Knapp

This was such a fun episode!

Mar 17th
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priyankasj28

I was listening to older episodes (2015)... is it me or do you have more energy in recent episodes?

Mar 16th
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Jenn Jones

priyankasj28 I got the impression in the earlier episodes he was going for the NPR tone most podcasts go for, but as time went on he found his own voice. Personally I like the more energetic funny/sarcastic episodes. I know most of the classic stories so hearing them told like this makes them all new again.

Mar 29th
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Camille0207

Just recently found this podcast and can't get enough of it! Excellent! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Also loving Fictional. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for it as well. Keep up the great work! 😊

Mar 15th
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little red book

loved your HFTMT appearance and said so on their podcast. another commenter asked me about you and I recommended this pidcast and fictional. hopefully you got a new listener! umm... when's the new fictional season start?

Mar 13th
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