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Myths and Legends

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.

Tracks

290-Indian Folklore: Hiss and Make Up
A story from Kashmir folklore about love, marriage, and murder. Kind of a lot of all those things, actually. The creature is a Jaculus, the snake that will kill you with kindness. And its sharp javelin head. -- New Scoundrel out today! https://myths.link/scoundrel Pickle Bath Salt: https://myths.link/picklebathsalt -- Sponsors:  Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Faherty: Get 15% off with code MYTHS at http://FahertyBrand.com/myths  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40:29 10/05/2022
289-Viking Sagas: Half the Man
The story of Half's Heroes, from the Icelandic Sagas. If you don't like being burned alive...and also do absolutely nothing to avoid the completely avoidable fate of being burned alive...can you even call yourself a man? The creature this week is the Ubigabi (姥ヶ火), the flaming head that's barreling toward you in the night. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Connect with us on Best Fiends with Friend Code: 2829841 Shopify: Sign up for a FREE trial at http://shopify.com/legends (all lowercase!) Helix Sleep: Get $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows at http://HelixSleep.com/myths Indeed: Start hiring at http://Indeed.com/legendsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:55 09/28/2022
288-Viking Sagas: The Pillage People
The Saga of Half and His Heroes from Icelandic folklore starts with Odin spitting in a family's ale and only gets stranger from there. The creatures are the Ellyllon, the flower glove wearing, grocery-store-visting, fungus eaters. -- Links! Scoundrel! https://myths.link/scoundrel That comic book villain podcast we have: https://www.nextpod.com/botw The shocking potato thing: https://myths.link/potato -- Sponsors: Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for free on the App Store or Google play and earn $5-worth of in- game rewards when you reach Level 5. Friend us with code: 2829841 Canva: Get a FREE 45-day extended trial at http://Canva.me/MYTHS -- Music: "Dusting" by Blue Dot Sessions "Transit Chrysl" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle DR Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chel Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40:23 09/21/2022
GOOD CULT IS AVAILABLE NOW!
Good Cult is an investigative podcast about the dark corners of the New Age self-help movements and the American counterculture. In season one, host River Donaghey will explore his family's group therapy cult to unpack the strange history of the Human Potential Movement, and try to understand how a violent self-help seminar in the 1980s evolved into a global phenomenon, which would capture his own family decades later. Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-cult/id1643228328 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/32alR42n7RSjALWyiFOoAV?si=3ad152facfd54944Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08:18 09/14/2022
287-Korean Legends: Sob Story
This week, it's the story of Stupid Ondal and the Princess Pyeonggang, where we see that it's Pyeonggang's birthday, and she can cry if she wants to. Oh, it's the next birthday, and she's still crying? Wait, three years down the road, and she hasn't stopped. Should someone find out what's wrong? The king just wants to threaten her with marriage to a guy he sees as terrible? Yeah, this should end well. The creature is Lazy Laurence. He guards apple orchards. And also doesn't mind a little backwash. -- A solid source for this week's episode: https://myths.link/ondal -- Sponsors: Indeed: Start hiring at http://Indeed.com/legends Simplisafe: Free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at http://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS Bombas: 20% off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Shopify: Free 14-day trial at http://Shopify.com/legends -- Music: "Selena Leica" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lady Marie" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drone Thistle" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:36 09/14/2022
286-Japanese folklore: Cat Dad
Tokutarō is not going to be tricked by fox monsters. He's just not. Also, a dad has a big problem with the new pet cat. Two stories from Japan about things not being what they seem (or things being exactly what they seem). -- New Scoundrel out this week! Some of the most famous paintings in the world are now publicly visible only because a woman tried to have her own son murdered! https://myths.link/scoundrel That disclaimer: https://myths.link/286 -- Sponsor: June's Journey! Check it out on the App Store, Google Play, or on PC on Facebook Games! -- Music: "Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40:59 09/07/2022
285-Romanian Folklore: Grin and Bear It
The story of Harap Alb (Povestea lui Harap Alb) from Romanian folklore has it all. Like, it really does try to jam as many fairy tale tropes in as possible, but it actually works. It's a fun story with a little bit of everything. Oh, and talking lettuce. The creature is the Iwana bōzu (岩魚坊主) a priest who loves fish and has a seeeeecrettttt. -- Sponsors: Indeed: Visit http://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now! Best Fiends: Check it out on the App Store or Google Play! -- Music: "Quindi Cavern" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kovir Straight Flat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zeriba Flats" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
42:53 08/31/2022
284-Grimm: To the Point
I mean, if you style your beard to a point so that it looks like an enormous bird's beak, you can't really fault an insult comedy pro princess for taking some shots at it. It's "King Thrushbeard" by the Grimm brothers. The creature is a giant whose career path involves working for kings, hermits, and, oh yeah, the devil. -- Get your links. Hot and fresh. Scoundrel. Learn how two sisters in the 1800s were inadvertently responsible for John Edwards and Miss Cleo. https://myths.link/scoundrel Membership: Like helping? Don't like ads? Feel like fall is taking too long to get here and want to take the fight to the foliage to get it to hurry up? I can't help you with that last one, but as for the first two, just between you and me: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Speaking of ads, say hello to our lovely sponsors: Helix Sleep: $200 off all mattress orders and 2 free pillows at http://HelixSleep.com/myths Shopify: 14-day trial with full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features at http://Shopify.com/legends Liquid IV: Buy Liquid IV in bulk nationwide at Costco, or get 15% off with code MYTHS at http://LiquidIV.com -- And last but certainly not least, it's the Music. Thank you to the hardest working (people? I think it's like a collective of artists? I don't know.) in showbiz, Blue Dot Sessions. "Asterisx" by Blue Dot Sessions "Are We Loose" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thannoid Piano" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thannoid Swing" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38:02 08/24/2022
283B-Indian Folklore: To the Victor
We see if Victor can come out on top using the power of stories…for murder? The creature is a tiny fish with fingers and teeth! — Disclaimer/mermaid: https://myths.link/283b Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership — Sponsors Shipstation: Free 60-day trial at http://ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in MYTHS Indeed: $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://Indeed.com/LEGENDS Best Fiends: Friend us with code 2829841 Canva: Free 45-day extended trial at http://Canva.me/myths Faherty: 20% off at http://FahertyBrand.com/MYTHS with code MYTHS at checkout — Music: “The Telling” by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45:58 08/17/2022
283A-Indian Folklore: King of the Jungle
What happens when a lion and his prey become best friends? Or when a monkey starts messing around on a worksite? Or a weaver pretends to be a god to woo a princess? The Panchatantra happens. An eclectic, free-flowing anthology of short, funny, sometimes brutal stories that are meant to teach people wisdom...but might all be part of a long-con to gain control of a kingdom. The creature is the Nasnas, and he is very bad at hide and seek. And will also melt your flesh. -- Links! An English version of the Panchatantra: https://myths.link/panchatantra So you can taunt your dog with a ball they'll never get to use: https://myths.link/poochselfie The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at http://SimpliSafe.com/Legends Shopify: Free 14-day trial with full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features at http://Shopify.com/legends June's Journey: Download June’s Journey! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games Ora Organic: Text MYTHS to 64-000 for 30% off your first subscription -- Music: "Idle Ways" by Blue Dot Sessions "McCarthy" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vulcan Street" by Blue Dot Sessions "Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39:28 08/10/2022
282-Gawain: All Knight Long
King Arthur and his best knight, Sir Gawain, have to answer the age-old question: what do women want? Oh, and if King Arthur doesn't find the definitive answer within a year, he'll be executed. Hijinks ensue. The creature is Nalusa Falaya, an evil porcupine who will turn you into an unwitting sleeper agent against your own family. -- The Salt Shooter: https://myths.link/saltshooter The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Bombas! Get 20% off your first purchase: http://Bombas.com/legends -- Music: "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beignet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palms Down (No Cello)" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36:56 08/03/2022
281-Grimm: Beyond the Grave
Two stories from the Grimm brothers with people going beyond death. On the first, it's a prince and princess who find love...after they swear a terrible and toxic oath to one another. On the second, if your guest sees ghost children in your house, maybe you should listen to them? The creature is the Leyak, a witch who likes munching on some human entrails and turning into a monkey with golden teeth. -- Scoundrel: If someone offers you a miracle tonic that's literally just heavily irradiated bottled water, don't take it! https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Helix Sleep: Go to https://HelixSleep.com/myths to take the quiz and for up to $200 off and 2 free pillows Indeed: Go to http://Indeed.com/LEGENDS to start hiring now. Shopify: Go to http://Shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial. Ora Organic: Text MYTHS to 64-000 for 30% off your first subscription -- Music: "Valladolid Funeral" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:05 07/27/2022
280-Korean Folklore: Family Matters
Three stories from Korean folklore about family with terrible frog sons, angry imps beating guys with sticks until their arms get tired, and a mayor who just doesn't know when to quit. The creature is the Leanhaum-Shee, and if someone wants to set you up on a date with an invisible person...maybe pass. And also run away as quickly as possible. -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/280 Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring. Best Fiends: https://bestfiends.com Go to the App Store or Google Play to download Best Fiends for FREE! Faherty: Go to http://fahertybrand.com/myths and use code MYTHS at checkout to get 20% off! Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide at Costco, or you can get 25% off when you go to liquidIV.com and use code MYTHS at checkout -- Music: "Pitho Magnus" by Blue Dot Sessions "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "It Must Be" by Michele Nobler "Why" by bzurSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49:27 07/20/2022
279-Norse Sagas: Prince Ali
The story of Spotted Ali, from the Icelandic sagas, has werewolves, ogre battles, and witch curses. It also has parents doing the right thing (and then the wrong thing for way too much cash), enemies becoming friends if they can keep on doing enemy stuff, and why you should always be polite to people who help you out: you don't know which ones might be actual trolls. The creature this week is the Kibaan, a chill hairy guy who will play music for you...providing you don't try to steal his child. -- Links! Tiny plastic babies! https://myths.link/tinyplasticbabies Ali source and academic article: https://myths.link/alisource -- Sponsors: Indeed: with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description. Visit http://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now. Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! -- Music: "A Certain Lightness" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bridgewalker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clouds at Castor Ridge" by Blue Dot Sessions "Persimmon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sals Piano Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tapoco Critter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zelus" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49:56 07/13/2022
278-Oscar Wilde: Skyrockets in Flight
Two literary fairy tales from Irish writer Oscar Wilde. On the first, we'll see that even fireworks need spa days. Is that what wallowing in the mud with animals is? Probably, right? On the second, it's a story of love. Cynical, brutal love. The creature is the Joseung Saja (저승 사자), a dapper grim reaper who's all business. -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/278 -- Sponsors: June's Journey: download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games. Honey: Check out Honey for free at http://joinhoney.com/myths Blenders Eyewear: Go to http://blenderseyewear.com and use code “mythsvip” for 15 percent off. Raycon: Go to http://buyracon.com/mal to get 15 percent off your Raycon order. -- Music: "Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38:33 07/06/2022
277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook
The story of the cook and the warlock, from 1001 Nights, where you see how a hot tub can change your entire life's course. The creature is the Murghi-i-adami, a buff peacock with a lot to say. -- Disclaimer & vizier bit: https://myths.link/277 Scoundrel! Check out the worst (as in least talented) counterfeiter in US history: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Check out June's Journey on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Helix Sleep: Go to http://helixsleep.com/myths for up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description. Visit http://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now. -- Music: "Gothrd" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hrse Hrse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Still Nite" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pglet Credits" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shepman" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shphrd" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39:46 06/29/2022
276-Swiss Horror: Along Came a Spider
An adaptation of a Swiss horror novella "The Black Spider" by author Jeremias Gotthelf (AKA Albert Bitzius), about a town with a knight problem, so they make a deal with a very suspicious man to help them in their time of need. The creature is the Kanbari nyūdō, that creepy hairy guy watching you go to the bathroom on New Year's Eve. -- The disclaimer: https://myths.link/276 -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions -- Sponsors: BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Go to the App Store or Google Play to download Best Fiends for FREE. Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free gift set worth up to $50 with your first order! Head to http://FahertyBrand.com and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google PlaySupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58:00 06/22/2022
275-Tibetan Folklore: Free Bird
A prince, chased by seven evil wizard roommates, seeks help from a hermit. This leads him on a journey of discovery that entails ghosts, mythological creature kidnapping, and many, many blisters. The creature is the Lioumere, and you'll see that clowns aren't just for children's birthday parties! They're also for doing dental work on dangerous ogresses. -- The strange, sad life of Bernarr Macfadden: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit. Plus, earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews. Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to http://canva.me/myths Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! -- Music: "Arc Chamber" by Blue Dot Sessions "Laser Focus" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tango Rosino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions "TwoPound" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48:11 06/15/2022
274-European Folklore: Murky
Two stories from Eastern Europe where we see why mythological water monsters aren't a great way to discipline your kids. On the second, if a wizard is mumbling something outside your house, you're in for a bad time unless you talk to a witch. The creatures are the Devil's Dandy Dogs! They're not dandy, not the devil's, and they're barely dogs! -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/274 Newts! The new PRX podcast I mentioned that has the Vodník, the Czech water monster in the first story. If you want to check it out: https://myths.link/newts Man Glitter: https://myths.link/manglitter it's just sawdust. -- Music: "Jubelio" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Broker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Forgot His Jam" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Time We Shall" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Sponsors: Call Me Curious: Listen to Call Me Curious on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen. You can listen early and ad- free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. Honey: Get Honey for free today by going to http://honey.com/myths Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends Raycon: The fit. The sound. Go to http://raycon.com/mal to get 15% off your Raycon order.    Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44:30 06/08/2022
273-Robin Hood: The Good Thief
You would think, if you're the most wanted person in Britain, you would probably want to lie low for a little while and think that the all-too-happy-to-get-kidnapped abbot with the big bags of gold strolling through Sherwood forest might be an obvious trap. The creature is why you don't want to eat a big meal and then go into battle. -- Links! Scoundrel! Check out the story of Sarah Wilson: https://myths.link/scoundrel Our membership! It still exists! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: June’s Journey: Get that Sherlock feeling. Download June’s Journey today in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Chime: Don’t wait, apply for a free account at http://chime.com/myths Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free gift set worth up to $50 with your first order! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! -- Music: "Access Road" by Blue Dot Sessions "Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ballade" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cold Summers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tionesta" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49:07 06/01/2022
VIGILANTE IS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tim Miller is a famous search-and-rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, who's helped track down more than 300 missing persons. After 38 years of searching, he’s now convinced that he’s finally solved his own daughter’s murder.  In the first season of VIGILANTE, Allie Conti (New York Times, Vice) explores the human cost of Tim’s singular obsession with the case—from the people he’s falsely accused in the past, to the current girlfriend he’s put in the crosshairs of a possible serial killer. As Allie prepares to interview the suspect in person, she grapples with whether she might be the latest victim of Tim’s vigilantism.   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vigilante/id1622288667 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/49wzulSXKQKWYOIWoTVEPT?si=d9bb79b8fb9243e2Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05:04 05/26/2022
272-Egyptian Folklore: Imposter
The story of a young man who decided that he would do anything to live the life of his dreams...but how far is too far? The creature is the Minata-Karaia, basically ents who snack on their armpit fruit. -- Mitos y Leyendas: https://myths.link/mitos Best of the Worst, another show we have that's basically creature of the week but with comic book villains: https://myths.link/botw Fictional is back, too! https://fictional.fm/subscribe -- Sponsors: Best Fiends! Check it out on the App Store or Google Play, or go to https://bestfiends.com/ Helix: Get a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! -- Music: "Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "Purple Light" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39:16 05/25/2022
New Podcast: Myths and Legends, now in Spanish!
Sonoro and Nextpod (that’s Jason and Carissa Weiser!) present Mitos y Leyendas. The acclaimed podcast about mythology and worldwide folklore, now in Spanish.  Listen, learn, and subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform to catch all the episodes every week. Available now! To listen directly on Apple Podcasts: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7  Nextpod.com Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07:51 05/23/2022
271-Korean folklore: A Friend in Need
Three stories of people helping people from Korea, including helpful monsters, deadly Pictionary, and why you should shove strangers down hills. The creature is the Glashtin, a creature with sticky hands, but in the murdery way and not the stealy way or ice creamy way. -- Sonoro and Nextpod (that's us!) present Mitos y Leyendas. It's this podcast, now in Spanish! Listen to the trailer and first TWO episodes now: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7 Check out this week's all-new Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel And we are up to 25 episodes of best of the worst! https://nextpod.com/botw -- Sponsors: Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to http://canva.me/myths Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Skillshare: explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/myths for a one month free trial! Fuzzy: Go to http://YourFuzzy.com/myths for your free trial of Fuzzy, with access to 24/7 personalized pet care and vet-recommended products -- Music: "Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions "Marble Chase" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kirkus Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Line Exchange" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36:44 05/18/2022
270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land
This week, Olympus will fall. The reign of the Greek gods will come to an ignoble end to an enemy that has been lurking in the shadows the whole time. Hear how it all goes down in this definitely serious story about how the rule of the Olympians was usurped by something you see every day. The creature is the Kickle Snifter! The reason why you should wash your beard! Or don't because who doesn't enjoy having a semi-parasitic friend around all the time? -- Links! That disclaimer: https://myths.link/270 That new show, Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel That other new show, Best of the Worst: https://nextpod.com/botw The old show with new episodes, Fictional: https://fictional.fm -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at http://joinhoney.com/myths Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Head to http://FahertyBrand.com and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! -- Music: "Enter the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Heath" by Blue Dot Sessions "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slapstick" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46:55 05/11/2022
269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows
A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow. The creature this time is the invincible bear monster your ghost grandpa warned you about. — Scoundrel: All new this week! https://myths.link/scoundrel Fictional: All new tomorrow! https://fictional.fm/subscribe — Sponsors: BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends June’s Journey: Get that Sherlock feeling. Download June’s Journey today in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Chime: Don’t wait, apply for a free account at http://chime.com/revolutions Raycon: The fit. The sound. Go to http://raycon.com/mal to get 15% off your Mother’s Day order. — Music: "Apollo Dierdre" by Blue Dot Sessions "Desmontes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Molly Molly" by Blue Dot Sessions "Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Lane Lover" by Blue Dot Sessions "PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions       Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43:42 05/04/2022
268-Viking Legends: Hride or Die
Two stories from Norse myth. The first is about how you should just be you, even if people think you're a fool for doing so...actually, kind of especially if people think you are a fool for doing so. The second is about why you shouldn't go to the bathroom alone at night: Norse toilet zombies. The creature is the Mimick Dog, a dog that will mimic you and maybe put on plays. -- Sherlock Holmes on Fictional! https://fictional.fm/subscribe Best of the Worst, our twice-weekly mini-cast with ridiculous super villains! https://www.nextpod.com/botw and don't forget about Scoundrel: History's Forgotten villains: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! -- Music: "Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steamboater" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions "Timid Luxor" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43:59 04/27/2022
267-Dragons: The Horse and his Boy
A story of believing in yourself and finding your own way in the world...by imitating Pokemon and Hodor and wearing flashy suits from your best friend's stone safehouse. From a story from what's now Czech Republic and Slovakia, called "Prince Bayaya." Coming to a garden near you, the creature is the Jidra, from Medieval Europe. You might think you're a fantastic gardener, what with growing a plant bigger than you are...but you might rethink that when the plant tries to eat you. -- Links! Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel Fictional will also be new on Thursday! https://fictional.fm/subscribe As always, Best of the Worst is running twice a week now: https://myths.link/botw -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Shipstation: Go to http://shipstation.com, click the microphone at the top of the page, and use the code MYTHS for a 60-day, risk-free trial! Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! Novo: Sign up for your free business checking account at http://novo.co/legends and get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts. -- Music: "Jon Don" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gatinha Rosa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Epic Victory" by Valentina Gribanova "Lovers Hollow" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rue Severine" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38:38 04/20/2022
266-1001 Nights: Good Night and Good Luck
A story from One Thousand and One Nights of an incompetent dude, a genie that's more than happy to be used for evil, and how the best legal outcome is one that involves free honey cakes. This is also where we wrap up the framing narrative, and we see if Scheherazade's gambit, of keeping herself alive by telling her husband stories every night for the past 989 days, finally pays off. The creature is Irusan, the Irish king of the cats, and he is tired of listening to your terrible poetry. -- Links! Best of the Worst: Ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out https://myths.link/botw Fictional has a surprise narrator this week (and some killer soundscaping) check it out here: https://fictional.fm/subscribe Check out Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains, a show we host and make with Kast Media: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at http://joinhoney.com/myths Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to http://canva.me/myths -- Music: "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Other Times" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Trestle" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50:26 04/13/2022
265-Monkey King: Out of Your Gourd
A super-powered monkey from Chinese folklore meets more than he bargained for: a sloshing hollow gourd full of pus. The creature is the Mikaribaba (箕借り婆) from Japanese folklore, a great reason not to shower (because she will literally gouge out your eyes). -- Scoundrel! New episode of Scoundrel this week. Check it out: https://myths.link/scoundrel New episodes of Best of the Worst out, too. They're a lot of fun. https://myths.link/botw -- Sponsors: Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! Call Me Curious: Listen to "Call Me Curious" on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen! Bombas: Go to http://bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first purchase! Chime: Join over 10 million people using Chime by going to http://chime.com/revolutions. Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. -- Music: All music by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membershipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58:17 04/06/2022