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. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Myths and Legends podcast dives into the world of folklore. And what it uncovers is a series of fascinating stories. Those that love old-world stories, myths, legends, and tall tales, will love this podcast. The series host, Jason Weiser, has a passion for all these things and walks listeners through retellings. This is a fascinating show that brings unbelievable stories to life. Listeners get to hear the real endings to Grimm brothers' fairy tales, and it isn't pretty. And when audiences hear the details behind their favorite myths, they're sure to get a surprise.

This podcast is the perfect combination of history and storytelling. It mixes lore with historical context and goes back to the origins of some well-known tales. For listeners with a fascination with tales of kings, knights, and wizards, or oral history, this podcast covers it all. It also shares a variety of cross-cultural stories, so listeners can compare tales and see how they differ. Weiser recounds Native American lore, Celtic myths, Ancient Greek tales, and Egyptian legends.

Listeners love the structure of the show, which allows the stories to be told with a little bit of commentary. The balance is right and allows for insight without overpowering.

This storybook-style podcast is highly reminiscent of the finest parts of a fantastic bedtime story. It is a mixture of nostalgia, history, a cultural deep dive, and pure entertainment. From facts to ghost stories, listeners around the world love Myths and Legends. This podcast has something to surprise and delight all mythology fans.

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