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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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116A-Mexican Legends: Alta California
It's 1850. The gold rush in the wild west, and Joaquin Murrieta seeks a better life in the US state of California, only recently taken from Mexico in the Mexican-American War. He tries to play by the rules and live by the laws, but everything keeps getting taken from him over and over again. Tired of living underfoot in a land that used to be his homeland, Joaquin decides to stand up and take his place as one of the legendary bandits of the old west. The creature this week is the headless mule. Like, a firebreathing one that moves around, not just a dead mule. -- Sponsors: Check out Vikings on The Great Courses Plus! It's a great way to learn not just about the culture behind some of the most popular stories from the podcast, but seemingly anything. There are over 10,000 lectures available. Go to http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to sign up for a free trial! Casper mattresses are so much more comfortable than sticks. For real. I absolutely love mine. Check out http://www.casper.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS to get $50 off your mattress purchase. -- Music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free “Bald Eagle” by Chad Crouch “Global Warming” by Kai Engel “Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions “Roll On” by Ketsa “Pied-billed Grebe” by Chad Crouch “Maree” by Kai Engel “We Drive 3 Days” by Blue Dot Sessions “Masked” by Ketsa “Meekness” by Kai Engel “Residual Anxieties” by Ketsa “Life in Letters” by Ketsa “Sad Moments” by Ketsa “Dangerous Swing” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wandering” by Steve Combs  
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Comments (199)

Golden Whale

wow... wow

Sep 17th
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Madilynne Anderson

omg

Sep 10th
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Ashley Renée

such a fucked up story. poor talia 😭

Sep 9th
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Ariem HetaReads

Listening to the golem episode right now and it's great but you make a mistake in the intoduction. You don't make yourself a friend-you BUY yourself a friend and make ypurself a RABBI. (I'm sorry for the joke you won't get.) I also listened to The Eyrie and really enjoyed it and I was wondering if you'd do more Maharal stories, the story of King Solomon and the demon and the nails, and the Rabbi Nachman story about the glass palace. Sorry if you did any of these already; I'm still catching up, but this is the best podcast.

Sep 9th
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Nat Attack

Oh my, the music sucks. Great show though!

Sep 1st
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Samuel Butler

this background noise is really off putting

Sep 1st
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alexgamer

so sad 😢

Aug 26th
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Faith Lotus

that was a wild ride!

Aug 25th
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Nikhil Goel

where can I find transcripts of this episode?

Aug 22nd
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Aaron Lee Brown

this is a really good podcast

Aug 9th
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Mike Tolman

A great podcast that keeps me entertained and learning during the work day. absolutely love it!

Aug 8th
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Tam

kinda don't agree with this. there's like a lot of context. but it's kinda hard to explain any Mahabharat story in less than an hour

Aug 5th
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Allea Wolfe

This one really got me. Stories of resistance are really needed more than ever right now <3

Aug 1st
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jay lo

I honestly kindve preferred shishupaul. Krishnu seemed to be a really annoying hero in this story.Arrogant and not willing to see his own faults he just seemed like a pretty crappy example of a hero.

Jul 27th
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Eli Weinstein

it's pronounced Teer, not tire

Jul 27th
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Peter Chaloner

Unlike the pithy drama of Krishna, charioteer, advising reluctanr warrior Arjuna, this bla bla bla tale is diffuse, contains too many characters, and is unlikely to retain the listener's attention.

Jul 27th
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Golden Whale

anyone reading this, have a good day

Jul 26th
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Golden Whale

lol

Jul 26th
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jay lo

Fantastic narrating.Really enjoy this podcast.

Jul 25th
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CJ

nice

Jul 21st
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