Myths and Legends

By Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser

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Christopher Stephen
 Apr 8, 2021
Scott and Carissa Wiser...the names are burned into my memory because the way they re-tell old stories with personality and comedy is amazing. Love these family-friendly stories!

Unwyrden
 Aug 18, 2020
One of my absolute favorite podcasts. Excellent storytelling and great content!

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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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247-Argentinian Folklore: Beast Tartare, Can't Go Far
2094
This week, it's the story from Argentina about Senorita Maldonado. We'll learn that sometimes the beasts of the woods might be better than your cruel, micromanaging boss. The creature is a shapeshifting water monster who has one rule for her spouse. Just one. Think he can go without breaking it? Yeah, neither do I. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Get 50% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Olive and June: go to http://oliveandjune.com/myths and use code myths for 25% off your first Mani System! Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. -- Links: Feet sweepers: https://myths.link/slipperslippers Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 24, 2021
246-Slavic Legends: The Queen's Gambit
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The legendary story of Olga of Kiev, a 10th century queen who's always four steps ahead of her enemies. For the creature of the week, when you're the dogai, you always have a sleeping bag handy. Because they're your ears. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Simplisafe: Get 50% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Grubhub: Order through the grubhub app or by going to http://grubhub.com! 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: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 17, 2021
245-Pirates: Pretty Pretty Pirate
2450
The story of a pirate princess from Jewish/Polish folklore, we'll see how many fiancees is too many fiancees (the answer, of course, is however many try to marry you at sword-point), and that you really, really don't want to mess with a team of pirate princesses. The creature is a foot umbrella and yoga instructor that doesn't skip leg day. -- Links: Yodeling pickle: https://myths.link/pickle Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase during their big holiday sale by going to http://bombas.com/legends Headspace: Find some headspace at http://headspace.com/legends and get one month free of their entire meditation library. Prose: Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Go to http://prose.com/myths and get 15% off your first order today. Sundance Now: Start streaming your next obsession. Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to http://sundancenow.com and use promo code "myths" -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 10, 2021
244-Georgian Folklore: Here Fishy Fishy
2427
A story from Georgian folklore about a king who needs a cure for his condition, the prince who decided that cure was going to be his new pet, and all the problems that come from an animal blood eye wash so maybe don't do an animal blood eye wash. If you give the creature of the week the moon, he's going to want the sun to go with it. Then, we're all pretty much doomed. -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/244 Lightsaber chop sticks: https://myths.link/lightsabers Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Quip! Quip is the good habits company. Go to http://getquip.com/myths and youll get your first refill free! MeUndies! To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping, go to http://meundies.com/myths Sugarwish! Go to https://sugarwish.com to get $10 off your order today. Send a Sugarwish for the holidays and let them pick exactly what they want! Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! -- Music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2021
243B-King Arthur: Double Trouble
2761
Arthur has been kidnapped. Guinevere's evil twin is at large. The kingdom is thrown into chaos. Their hope rests with a bunch of knights putting others first and doing the right thing. Yeah, they're pretty much doomed. The creature is a soft-bodied, vampire hunter with crazy black hair. Finally, a Halloween costume I can pull off. -- Sponsors: Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Butcherbox: Get a 10-16 pound turkey FREE with your first box. Go to http://butcherbox.com/myths to sign up! Sundance Now: Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to http://sundancenow.com and using the promo code 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. -- Links: Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2021
243A-King Arthur: Doppel-Gwen-er
2605
The story of Queen Guinevere as she goes from princess, to queen, to convict. The creature is the Ciguapa, from Haitian and Dominican folklore, and you'll see that if you're asking which monsters to follow into the dark forest, you're kind of already making questionable decisions. -- Sponsors: [Gravely voice] Check out The Sandman: Act Two on Audible by going to http://audible.com/dreaming Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Olive and June: go to http://oliveandjune.com/myths and use code myths for 20% off your first Mani System! Grubhub: Order through the grubhub app or by going to http://grubhub.com! -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/234a Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Darth Vader toaster: https://myths.link/vadertoast Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2021
242-Albanian Folklore: Two Roads
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The story of Zjermi, Handa, the dragon Kuchedra, and about a hundred naked armpit angels from Albania. When it comes to the creature this week, look, we all need our "me" time, just don't transform your children into sleepy foxes to get it. -- Sponsors: Headspace: Get one month free of their entire meditation library at http://headspace.com/legends! Bombas: Get 20% off your first order at http://bombas.com/legends Simplisafe: Get 20% off your entire new system and your first month of monitoring service free at http://simplisafe.com/legends Laithwaites Wine: Get six amazing bottles of wine, two bonus bottles, and two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 plus tax with free delivery! Just text MYTHS to 6400 -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 13, 2021
241-African Folklore: Hippopotamaster
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In a story from the folklore of the Sorko people who lived along the Niger river in West Africa, a hippo is causing all sorts of trouble. I mean, hippos are dangerous, but ones that can sprout ovens on their back and shoot fire streams like some kind of final-evolution Pokemon mean this village needs a hero. The creature is Babamik! She's a deranged murderer who had it all...until her daughter started dating. -- Sponsors: Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Grove! Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! Grubhub! Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com MeUndies! Get 15% off your first order, free shipping AND a 100% satisfaction guarantee at http://meundies.com/myths -- Links: Hobbit feet: https://myths.link/feet Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Source: https://myths.link/miriam -- Music: Music by Podington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2021
240B-German Fairy Tales: Heart of Stone
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The conclusion of "A Heart of Stone" by Wilhelm Hauff, where we see what happens when Peter Munk, out of options after threatening the Little Glass Man, turns to the devil to help himself through dire circumstances. The creature, the okuri-inu (送り犬) is a dog that might help you out when you need it most...because when it comes to killing you, this dog has dibs. -- Links: Disclaimer and source: https://myths.link/240b Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Grubhub: check them out online (http://grubhub.com) or through the app! Bombas: Get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2021
240A-German Fairy Tales: Man of Glass
2384
A German fairy tale about striving, falling short, and then seeking help from dangerous mythological creatures to help you pick up the slack. The creature is Azrail, the giant who is terrible at fighting. -- Sponsors: Butcherbox: Get free ground beef for life! Sign up at http://butcherbox.com/myths and get two pounds of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership. Grubhub: check them out online (http://grubhub.com) or through the app! Audible: Go to http://audible.com/dreaming to listen to the next part of The Sandman! Laithwaites Wine: get 6 amazing bottles of wine, plus 2 bonus bottles AND two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 plus tax, with FREE delivery. Just text “MYTHS” to 64000 -- Links: The dog calendar: https://myths.link/pooches The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2021
239-Grimm: Give them a Hand
2919
Three stories from the Grimm brothers of people helping someone out. Sometimes that goes well. Other times you end up with an indescribable urge to bury your nose in filth and hunt for truffles. The creatures are three generations of sleazy Irish water creatures on a redemption arc. -- Post/disclaimer: https://myths.link/239 Shakespeare bandages: https://myths.link/insult-bandages Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Indeed: Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Bombas: Get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends today on the App Store or Google Play! Athena Club: Go to http://athenaclub.com and use the promo code "myths" for 20% off! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2021
238-Indian Folklore: Blue Raja
2933
A story from India about what happens when a murder cult who turns intruders into dogs moves in across the river and why you should get as far away as possible...because of the murder cult that turns people into dogs. The creature is Bolster the giant! He has fun festivals celebrating him (dying)! -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Grubhub! Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's full library of meditations for any situation. Grove! Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions -- Links: T-Rex bust candle: https://myths.link/t-rex Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2021
NIGHTY NIGHT WITH RABIA CHAUDRY IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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Nighty Night is a horror anthology series where famed attorney, author and podcaster Rabia Chaudry delivers bone-chilling bedtime stories that will be sure to keep you wide awake all night long. These creepy tales will be a mix of both original content and lesser known classics delivered with a modern spin. Listen on all audio platforms now!  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nighty-night-with-rabia-chaudry/id1581854514 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6c003br3coRNMn6RXYyecr?si=fkAUvqdCTNiJ4Q7B8t6c4g&dl_branch=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2021
237B-Odyssey Finale: To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and not to Yield
2841
Odysseus confronts the suitors, and our long journey comes to its end. The creatures (Bakwas and Dzunukwa) just want to make you a roommate in their strange, invisible house. Or kill you. Or both. -- Sponsors: Halo Collar: Go to http://shophalocollar.com/myths to save 20% on your Halo Collar! Grubhub: Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com Butcherbox: Right now, new members can get three pounds of chicken breast, two pounds of burgers, and one pack of hotdogs for free! Go to http://butcherbox.com/myths -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions (https://sessions.blue) -- Links: Disclaimer and poem: https://myths.link/237b Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2021
237A-Odyssey Finale: The Shape of Things to Come
2493
Odysseus finally landed on Ithaca, but, with 120 angry, armed men in his house who want his wife and life, can he survive his homecoming? The creatures are Black Annis and Gentle Annis. Black Annis is a pale blue and Gentle Annis wrecks boats. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off a mattress order ad two free pillows by visiting http://helixsleep.com/myths! Canva! Design like a por with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's -- Links: Earthworm Jerky: https://myths.link/worm-jerky Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Bogero" by Blue Dot Sessions "Home Home at Last" by Blue Dot Sessions "Just the Feeling in the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Coal Camper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Everybody" by Podington Bear "Shields Up" by Blue Dot Sessions   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2021
236-French Fairy Tale: Piece of Cake
2915
This week, we're in French fairy tales with queen who prepared her daughter for the world a little too well, and to the queen's despair she doesn't want to marry, choosing to rely instead on her own strength and judgement. Oh, and also there are griffin fights, dragons, sphinxes, giant turkey chariots, evil fairies, and cat-riding mythological dwarves. It's a big week. The creature is a toad full of hate. And also full of rainbow breath. -- Sponsors: Athena Club: Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order. Just go to http://athenaclub.com and use code MYTHS Best Fiends! Download the five-star rated puzzle game free today on the App Store or Google Play. http://bestfiends.com Bombas! Check out our favorite socks. Go to http://bombas.com/legends today and get 20% off your first order! Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. -- Links: Lunch box: https://myths.link/lunch-box Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Mellow D" by Podington Bear "So it Goes" by Podington Bear "Vic Fenceta Lan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gilroy Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2021
235-Korean Folklore: Ghost Story
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Three stories from Korean folklore! On the first, a boy loves collecting stories, but no one really taught him proper story care, so they went the way of so many carnival goldfish. On the second, a young man protests his unfair (and kind of murdery) working conditions...by turning his boss's lunchbox into a toilet. On the third, there are people, there are cows, and no one can tell the two apart. The creature is the ziz, and it wrecks cities by accident. -- Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Faherty Brand! Stock up on summer clothes now! Go to http://fahertybrand.com and use the code MYTHS20 at check out to get 20% off all your summer gear. Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's -- Music: "Mind Body Mind" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kvelden Trapp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Base Camp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arizona Moon" by Podington Bear "Well and Good" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2021
234-Scandinavian Folklore: Trolling
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This week, there are two stories from the north. On the first, a young Danish man is doing the hero's journey thing...but it's not going well, and that leads to him taking a job working for an actual troll. On the second story, from Iceland, we learn why, if a merman ends up in your net, you should pull an Elsa and just let it go. The creature is a rock monster who goes up against the Slayer of Alien Gods. -- Sponsors: Halo Collar: Check out the awesome Halo Collar at http://shophalocollar.com/myths to save 20%! Grove Collaborative: Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! ButcherBox: Two words: Lobster tails. Well, ok, how about three words: lobster tails and ribeyes. Those are what you can get for free when you sign up for a new membership at http://butcherbox.com/myths Grubhub: Order through the app or check them out online: http://grubhub.com -- SMBC Hero Comic: https://myths.link/hero-comic Rabbit poop: https://myths.link/rabbit-poop Black Panther gardening gloves: https://myths.link/gardening Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Outmoded Waltz" by Podington Bear "La Inglesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Santo Apure" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zulia Conspiracy" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2021
233C-King Arthur: Not Dead Yet
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We finish up our current run of King Arthur episodes with the most evil castle in the land having fallen...maybe. Some knights will learn that the threat might not be so far removed, and Lancelot meets the dastardly commander of the Dolorous Guard...who might actually be pretty terrible at his job of being terrible. The creature is the Yech, a tiny shapeshifting cat in a top hat! Who wants to set you on fire! -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Check out the 5 star-rated puzzle game FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! KiwiCo: Get your first month free on select crates at http://kiwico.com.myths Canva: Design like a por with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Grubhub: Get a free delivery perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more! Check it out: order through the Grubhub app or online! -- Links: Bread Pillow: https://myths.link/breadpillow Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Setting Out on a Quest" by "Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions "Two Boys and a Girl" by Podington Bear "Vegimaine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Selena Leica" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hardsider" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2021
233B-King Arthur: 'Tis But a Scratch
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We catch up with the strange knight in the white armor, the boy who doesn't know his own past, as he travels the realm, and we witness him come up against the cursed fortress known as the Dolorous Guard. The creature is an old bearded dude who's like a male siren, which, if you're into murderous older fishermen, might be your thing? -- Sponsors! Bombas: Bombas belong on your feet. Go to http://bombas.com/legends and get 20% off your first order! GoHenry: Get started at http://gohenry.com and get one free month with the promo code MYTHS Helix Sleep: Get up to $200 off a mattress order ad two free pillows by visiting http://helixsleep.com/myths! Athena Club: Show your skin you care with an Athena Club razor kit! Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order by going to http://athenaclub.com and using the promo code myths -- Links! Scorpion: https://myths.link/scorpions Disclaimer: https://myths.link/233b Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Cymbal Patter" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions "Believe the Hype" by Sander Kalmeijer "Crem Valle" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2021
233A-King Arthur: The Boy with No Name
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We're back in the world of King Arthur! It's been too long, and if you haven't heard our King Arthur stories (or it's been a while) then this is the perfect place to jump in. A beginner-friendly episode that kind of resets our timeline. I'm so excited to be getting back into the stories of Arthur and his knights because there are so many good ones still left to tell. The creature is the hairy, greasy Yamataro (山童), your eternal reminder that, no matter how tempting it seems, to not sumo wrestle strangers on the road. I'm not going to put the tooth link here because if you have to put on your website that you're following international law to the letter and on the lookout for human rights abuses you're kind of already in the wrong business. -- Sponsors: Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free one-month trial, with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation. Indeed: Get a $75 credit at http://indeed.com/legends! Offer valid through 9/30/2021. Terms and conditions apply. Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor! Halo Collar: Save 20% on your Halo collar by going to http://shophalocollar.com/myths! -- Music: "Scalloped" by Blue Dot Sessions "ShadowPlay" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tyrano Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2021
232-Robin Hood: Public Enemy
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Robin decides that, you know what he needs? To walk directly into the home of his greatest enemies. Nothing bad can come from this. Nothing bad at all. The creature is the Wolpertinger, a German chimera who might help you solve some problems...but at the expense of your soul. -- Links: Tortilla blanket: https://myths.link/tortillas Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Daily Harvest: Stay cool during the summer. Go to http://DailyHarvest.com and enter code "myths" to get $25 off your first box. Warby Parker! Try five pairs of glasses at home for FREE when you go to http://warbyparker.com/myths. Literati: Reimagine what a book club can be. Redeem your 30-day trial for only 99 cents at http://literati.com/legends. Faherty Brand: Stock up on all your clothes for summer now! Go to http://fahertybrand.com and use code "MYTHS" at checkout to snag 20% off all your summer gear! -- Music: "Gambrel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Glass Stopper" by Blue Dot Sessions “Lesser Gods of Metal” by Blue Dot Sessions "Bright and Blank" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vdet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Median Point" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2021
231-Irish Folklore: Challenge Accepted
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Two stories from Ireland. On the first, Finn McCool, a giant Irish here, isn't scared! He totally isn't! He's just speed walking away from that guy he's been threatening for weeks who finally showed up at his shore after leaving an incorrect forwarding address. The second is the story of a Leprechaun, and why you never want to take your eyes off the little guy. The creatures are the wish hounds! They're surprisingly dark for creatures called "wish hounds." -- Links: Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Pretty Litter: Go to http://prettylitter.com and use the promo code "myths" for 20% off your first order! Kiwico: Get your first month free on select crates at http://kiwico.com/myths! Grubhub! Download the app or check out http://grubhub.com Bombas: Get 20% off your first order at http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: "Flutterbee" by Podington Bear "Setting Up" by Blue Dot Sessions "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions "Daymaze" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Confrontation" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2021
230-Grimm: A Hairy Situation
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A story from the Brothers Grimm about an evil king and a bad penny of a kid who's apparently unkillable. Oh, and prophesied to marry his daughter. The creature is a squirrel who wants to surprise you and shove psychotropic substances up your nose. -- Links! Left-handed candle: https://myths.link/lefties Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors! Pretty Litter: check out http://prettylitter.com and use promo code "myths" for 20% off your first order. GoHenry: go to http://gohenry.com and use promo code "myths" for one free month! GrubHub: Check them out via the app or at http://grubhub.com Helix Sleep: go to http://helixsleep.com/myths for up to $200 off a mattress order and two free pillows! -- Music! "Palladian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Waltz and Fury" by Blue Dot Sessions "One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sensitive" by Podington Bear "Set the Tip Jar" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2021
229-Monkey King: Forbidden Fruit
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We're back in the story of the Monkey King and the Journey to the West. After picking up Sandy, the sand monster and final member of their party, the guys haven't seen a soul for two months. All that will change with a mysterious stop in the forest. The creature is the Wilser dragon, where the only thing more dangerous than fighting it...is killing it. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: http://simplisafe.com/legends for a free security camera and a 60-day, risk-free trial. Check out Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play by going to http://bestfiends.com Daily Harvest: Go to http://dailyharvest.com and use the promo code MYTHS to get $25 off your first box! Bombas: Go to http://Bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first order. -- Links: The episode post (and list of Monkey King episodes in order): https://myths.link/229 Corgi Pillows: https://myths.link/corgi Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Imprinter" by Chad Crouch "Action" by Chad Crouch "Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions "New Crescente" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2021
THE OPPORTUNIST SEASON TWO IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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Robert Courtney was an upstanding Kansas City pharmacist and family man who was deeply devoted to his church. Courtney owned and operated two pharmacies and was perceived as an innovative businessman. His wealth was apparent to people in Kansas City in the 90’s— he lived in a $700,000 home and collected sports cars. It all came crashing down in 2001 when an oncologist discovered that Courtney had been diluting chemotherapy medications. She tipped off the FBI and the Courtney investigation became the FBI’s number one priority in 2001 up until 9/11. Courtney claimed that he started diluting the medication to pay a $600,000 IRS bill and to honor his pledge of $1 million to his church. But his greed, and the fact that he got away with it, led him to dilute more and more medications. In the end, over 98,000 prescriptions were diluted, over 4,000 patients were affected and almost 200 people died as a result. One of the most shocking aspects of this whole story is that it took 10 years for Courtney to get caught and if it weren't for one woman, he would still be working as a pharmacist today. How is that possible? We explore that question along with the even scarier question: Could this happen again? Listen today at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-opportunist/id1551162705  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2021
228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle
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Two stories from the Italian writer Giovanni Francesco Straparola, who earns the title of one of the earliest fairy tale writers, putting tales down to paper in the 1500s. On the first, you'll learn that you can't con an honest man...and that you really shouldn't, because the honest man three con men do trick out of a mule comes back for vengeance...and beats the con men at their own game. On the second story, three men are proudly lazy and make a bet to see who can be the laziest scoundrel. They all try to win...by failing. The creature is a Bannick! He wants to watch you take a bath! -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/228 Glasses: https://myths.link/glasses Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors Zocdoc: Download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor at http://zocdoc.com/myths Headspace: Check out Headspace and get a free one-month trial with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation at http://headspace.com/legends today. Indeed: You need indeed. Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Grubhub! Check them out and get the app! https://www.grubhub.com/ -- Music: "New Skin" by Podington Bear "Caterpillar Brigade" by Podington Bear "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Re:Joyce" by Podington Bear "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2021
227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus
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Two stories from Greek/Roman mythology this week with the (not remotely) love story of Apollo and Daphne as well as the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, where we'll see that a wall can bring people together as well as keep them apart. The creature is the Bakru, from Suriname, a mythological creature in the form of a child that stopped on the way to becoming a real boy and you can also hire him to burn down someone's house on Fiverr. -- Sponsors: Warby Parker: Try five pairs of glasses at home for free at http://warbyparker.com/myths Pretty Litter: Pretty Litter: Get 20% off by going to http://prettylitter.com and using the promo code "myths" KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with code MYTHS at http://kiwico.com Literati: Reimagine what a book club can be. Redeem your free trial at http://literati.com/legends -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/227 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Public domain "Metamorphoses": https://myths.link/metamorphoses Not-public-domain "Metamorphoses": https://myths.link/ovid -- Music: "Sunset Stroll in the Wood" by Podington Bear "Douglas Fir" by Chad Crouch "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear "Helado" by Blue Dot Sessions "OneEightFour" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kallaloe" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2021
226-European Folklore: Failing Upward
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This week, it's the story of Fortunatus, the man who, bet you could never guess from his name, was given an inexhaustible fortune, and how things kind of went off the rails for him and his kids. The creature is Babi, from Egyptian mythology, who's as dedicated to your love life as he is to cracking you open like a coconut and feasting on your innards. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: http://simplisafe.com/legends for a free security camera and a 60-day, risk-free trial. June's Journey: Download it free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Grubhub: Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub! GoHenry: Go to http://gohenry.com and use the promo code MYTHS for 1 free month! -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/226 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The story of Fortunatus: http://www.michaelhaldane.com/Fortunatus.htm The story of Andolosia: http://www.michaelhaldane.com/Andolosia.htm -- Music: "Pull Beyond" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamb Drop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Heather" by Blue Dot Sessions "Risers" by Chad Crouch "More Sky" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2021
225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare
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The Egyptian folktale of a young woman who's not messing around. After fleeing her home, she only sees one way to live free: become a monster that haunts the wild. The creature is what happens when a jaguar and a human have a happy marriage...and a very unhappy mother-in-law. -- Sponsors: Check out Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play by going to http://bestfiends.com Daily Harvest: Go to http://dailyharvest.com and use the promo code MYTHS to get $25 off your first box! Bombas: Go to http://Bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first order. Pillpack: Go to http://amazon.com/myths to learn more about Pillpack! Check out M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu! -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/225 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Cumulous" by Chad Crouch "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kingfisher" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2021
224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali
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This week, it's a story from Africa (more specifically the Nilamba people in northern Tanzania) about a hunt for a murderer that goes off the rails very quickly with talking animals...and giant, sad pumpkins. The creature this week is a dancing horse. A big chunky ballerina boy who wants to give you a high five at 2100 RPM. -- Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv and use our promo code, LEGENDS! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends for a 60-day risk-free trial and a free security camera! Headspace: Get a free one-month trial at http://headspace.com/legends! Indeed: Get a free, $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/224 Mini wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man: https://myths.link/tubeman Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Lonely Warbler" by Chad Crouch "Bird Language (Instrumental)" by Chad Crouch "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Besos and Abrazos" by Rolemusic "Celestial Navigation" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2021
223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party
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There's a killer on the loose in Kyoto. Young women are disappearing from the streets, never to be heard from again. Minamoto no Raikō, the legendary samurai, knows that it isn't merely a serial killer, but the demons. After he and other samurai like him drove the demons away, the began amassing in the far-off, desolate regions of Japan, but now they have a new leader: Shuten Doji, the drunken demon, a creature as smart as he is deadly. Raikō knows he can't face these oni alone, so he puts together a team of Japan's greatest warriors and together, just maybe, they'll have a chance. The creature is Angoulaffre of the Broken Teeth, great great great great (^10) grandson of Goliath and actually a pretty good governor. Store! https://myths.link/store Membership! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Twitter! https://myths.link/twitter -- Sponsors: Helix: Get $200 off yall mattress order and two free pillows at http://helixsleep.com/myths! KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with code MYTHS at http://kiwico.com Check out Best Fiends (http://bestfiends.com) and June's Journey (http://junesjourney.com) on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Connect with your community by checking out Nextdoor by going to http://nextdoor.com/myths -- "Tapoco" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lunette Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Machination" by Blue Dot Sessions "Systems" by Chad Crouch "Cirrostratus" by Chad Crouch "Epic Journey" by Valentina Gribanova See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2021
223A-Samurai Legends: The Devil went down to Kyoto
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Three connected stories of samurai from medieval Japan. On the first, Kintaro, a buff eight-year-old, discovers his destiny. On the second, Watanabe no Tsuna, a samurai warrior in his prime fights a demon that's been terrorizing a gate in Kyoto, and on the third he's recruited by Minamoto no Raiko to follow a magical floating skull to a dilapidated haunted house. All these lead into next week, when the heroes will come together to fight the greatest demon in Japan's history: Shuten-dōji. The creature is the aspidochelone! A napping turtle! Who might be the devil! The giraffe skeleton: https://myths.link/giraffe If you're an eccentric billionaire looking to throw a few bitcoins my way: https://www.mythpodcast.com/donate The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days by going to http://acorn.tv and using our code: legends (all lowercast) Grove Collaborative: check out http://grove.co/legends and choose your free gift with your first order of $30 or more. ZocDoc: I already found my new PCP and dentist with Zocdoc. It's time to prioritize your health. Check out http://zocdoc.com/myths! Check out Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan: https://www.strangeandunexplainedpod.com/ -- Music: "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Rumoi Night" by Blue Dot Sessions "Orchard Lime" by Blue Dot Sessions "Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2021
222B-Norse Legends: It Takes a Pillage
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A packed episode with Thor, Odin, mythological dwarves, sword arms, and Valhalla, all ending up with a beautiful double wedding...which ends somehow worse than the last time we visited a giant wedding on this podcast. We're finishing up the saga of Egil and Asmund. The creature this time is little mucus boy, and if you're a villain, you don't want to get caught monologuing around this sticky, moist little hero. -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days by going to http://acorn.tv and using our code: legends (all lowercast) Grove Collaborative: check out http://grove.co/legends and choose your free gift with your first order of $30 or more. Best Fiends: It's super fun and we're all really into it. Download it free: http://bestfiends.com Audible: Visit http://audible.com/myths or text "myths" to 500-500 to try Audible for free for 30 days! Daily Harvest: So. Good. And so easy on those days you don't feel like cooking. Go to http://dailyharvest.com and enter the promo code "myths" to get $25 off your first box! -- Links! The disclaimer: https://myths.link/222b Ragnarok: https://myths.link/88 The Myths and Legends twitter: https://myths.link/twitter The store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Showers" by Podington Bear "Dockers" by Podington Bear "Molassas" by Podington Bear "Roscoe" by Podington Bear "Curious Process" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2021
222A-Norse Legends: The Land of the Ice and Snow
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We’re back in the nine worlds of Norse myth where two Viking blood brothers are looking for princesses that have been kidnapped by legendary monsters. Their journey will take them beyond their world of Midgard, to Jotunheim, to see the ravages Thor has brought. The creature this time is a kitty! Who wants to make a kitty-human hybrid for...reasons? The post (disclaimer, and a detailed summary of the nine worlds): https://myths.link/222a The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv and use our promo code, LEGENDS! Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Pretty Litter: Get 20% off by going to http://prettylitter.com/myths Pillpack: Save on prescription meds by going to http://amazon.com/myths -- Music: "Her Caliber" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gullwing Sailor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Floating in Space" by Podington Bear "We Drive 3 Days" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2021
221-Chinese/Scottish folklore: The Great Beyond
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This week, there are two stories about death and what comes next, from China and Scotland. On the first, a lonely fisherman meets an odd man down by the river with a strange plan for his life. On the second, a stablehand helps out two strangers who stop by his tavern for the night...and discovers a terrifying secret. The creature is an epic hero with oiled pecs who is doing his best to keep everyone in the world alive. The cat that I tried to put in a harness (he hated it): https://myths.link/tomato The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv and use our promo code, LEGENDS! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends for a 60-day risk-free trial and a free security camera! Headspace: Get a free one-month trial at http://headspace.com/legends! Indeed: Get a free, $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends -- Music: "Cloud Nine" by Podington Bear "Dark Clouds" by Podington Bear "Fading Prospects" by Podington Bear "Eleven" by Broke for Free See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2021
220B-Odyssey: Lonely Island
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We're back in the Odyssey where Menelaus comes home, Telemachus leaves it, and Odysseus? Odysseus has been stuck in the same place for seven long years. The creatures this week are the Agogwe, tiny hairy naked people who are really cool until they aren't. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/220b Thanos swimsuit: https://myths.link/thanos Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Talkspace: Go to http://talkspace.com and use the code MYTHS for $100 off of your first month! Acorn TV: Check out our favorite British streaming service free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv, promo code LEGENDS Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: "Rotary Cog" by Blue Dot Sessions "When in the West" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Milkwood" by Blue Dot Sessions "Box Canyon" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2021
220A-Odyssey: The Castaways
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Three men grappling with the legacy, or curse, of their fathers. Menelaus loses everything and finds a life, but will his past come hunting for him? Telemachus lives each day in the shadow of the absence of his father, pushing back at the inevitable. Orestes knows what he must do to avenge his father, even if it means prolonging his family’s curse. The creature is a tiny elephant who might just eat your brain? Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Store: https://myths.link/store Bob Ross Waffle Maker: https://myths.link/bobross —   Sponsors LinkedIn: Get a free $75 credit at http://indeed.com/legends Check out Best Fiends at http://bestfiends.com Acorn TV: Get your first 30 days for free at http://acorn.tv promo code LEGENDS — Music: "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "Darkened Treeline" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2021
219-Italian folklore: Unhand Me
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A story from the Pentamerone with a title so spoiler-y that I can't even say it here, but it's a fun, mildly horrifying tale of a relationship that just doesn't work out. And is also really gross. The creatures this week are the little devil and angel on your shoulder, except one of them is a burly wildman and the other is a snake with a human head. Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www/mythpodcast.com/membership Post: https://myths.link/219 THE REDWALL COOKBOOK: https://myths.link/redwall -- Sponsors: Bombas: All of us Weisers love Bombas, and you can get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends to try them out for yourself! -- Music: "Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions "Surface Tension 1" by Podington Bear "Felt Lining" by Blue Dot Sessions "Surface Tension 3" by Podington Bear "Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions "At the Curb" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2021
218-Monkey King: Enter Sandman
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We resume our journey to the west right where we left off: the Tang monk has been kidnapped by demons, and it's up to Sun Wukong and Pigsy to save him...if they aren't too busy making tiny monkey babies out of Sun Wukong's fur, crying, and talking to fantasically bearded men to save him. The creature this time is a monster skunk that isn't farting everyone to death! It's actually kind of way worse! Stephen the frog (soap): https://myths.link/stephen The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Get a 60-day risk free trial AND a free security camera by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends! Headspace: For a free one-month trial, go to http://headspace.com/legends. -- Music: "The Black Frame" by Rolemusic" "Tiny Spoons" by Podington Bear "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear "Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Remsen" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Crisper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2021
217-Mabinogion: Bringing Home the Bacon
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We’re back in the Mabinogion, where we’ll learn about the perils of bacon - and it’s not the cholesterol, but the magical wizard war that the first pigs ever brought to the world. Then, we’ll see why you shouldn’t lie to a wizard and how to be safe stepping out of the bath and onto your pet goat - just make sure no one is throwing spears at you. The creature this week is a hatchet headed prankster! Who wants to headbutt you! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/217 Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership — Sponsor Talkspace: We're so glad we found Talkspace. Check it out and get $100 off your first month at http://talkspace.com using the code MYTHS — Music: "Aim is True" by Podington Bear "Hedgehog Wallace" by Blue Dot Sessions "Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Throughput" by Blue Dot Sessions "We Collect Shiny Things" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2021
216-Baba Yaga: Which Witch?
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Two stories from Russia. On the first, we catch up with the famous witch, Baba Yaga, as we follow yet another young person who has been sent on an errand/to be eaten at the evil witch's walking hut. The second one is about a dragon slayer, Dobrynya, as he makes a wrong turn down in the city and keeps falling in love with a woman who wants nothing at all to do with him. The creature is a tiny little old man with long hair who cries like a baby! And eats people! The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Indeed: Get a free $75 credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends (offer valid through 3/31/2020. Terms and conditions apply) Simplisafe: Get a 60-day risk free trial AND a free security camera by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends! Audible: Go to http://Audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 to try Audible for 30 days on them. -- Music: "Tach" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Black Kitty" by Rolemusic "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear "Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 24, 2021
215-Scandinavian Legends: Madness
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The story that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, the tale of Amleth, the prince of Denmark. A ton of death, some cryptic non-riddles, and copious amounts of poop smearing serve as the starting point for one of the greatest works in the English language. The creature this week is a sad little bird from Hebrew folklore who just can't catch a break. Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Episode post: https://myths.link/215 -- Sponsors: Bombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair and get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Acorn TV: Check out http://acorn.tv and use the code LEGENDS to get your first 30 days for free Helix Sleep: Go to http://helixsleep.com/myths for up to $200 off and two free pillows! Best Fiends: Go to http://bestfiends.com to get started on the super-popular puzzle game! -- Music: "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plum" by Podington Bear "Uncertain Ground" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2021
214-Japanese Folklore: Take Your Lumps
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Two short stories from Japan. On the first, an old man is in a tree surrounded by demons and faced with a desperate choice. On the second, a man has a pet that his wife is not thrilled about, so she makes that known. With scissors. The creature is a sad cow! Or a vampire! Either way you probably don't want to hang out with it. Weird flavored soda: https://myths.link/soda The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: To get a 60-day risk-free trial and a free home security camper, go to http://Simplisafe.com/legends! Headspace: For a free one-month trial, go to http://headspace.com/legends. -- Music: "In the Backroom" by Blue Dot Sessions "Inamorata" by Blue Dot Sessions "Alsace" by Podington Bear "Seashore" by Podington Bear "Wasto Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions "Samara" by Podington Bear "Clair De Lune (Pianet, Moog, and Brushes Arr.)" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2021
213-Reynard: What Does the Fox Say?
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We continue the saga of Reynard where the the classic trickster tries to do good in a world turned against him...and, by his actions, reveals a sinister truth about the world in which the story was written. The creature is hatred! Who just wants love...and to not be turned into a jellyfish. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/213 The membership: https://mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Talkspace: We're so glad we found Talkspace. Check it out and get $100 off your first month at http://talkspace.com using the code MYTHS Mercari: Start buying and selling today at http://Mercari.com or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play -- Music: "La Ingesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fearfully Dashing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "So it Goes" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2021
212-Armenian Folklore: Witchy Woman
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An awesome story about a young king who wants to do the impossible! And the ill-advised! And, frankly, makes a kind of stupid choice to go into the murder forest that took the lives of his father and six consecutive brothers. Inside, a deeper, darker secret lurks, one that brings fairies, witches, sorcery, and...love? The creature is a tall hairy man who takes issue with your dating choices...all while visiting half the town every night. -- The membership: https://mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store The item this week (hen bag hand bag): https://myths.link/henbag Sponsors: Helix Sleep: Get a seriously supportive mattress with $100 off your first order at http://helixsleep.com/myths Best Fiends! Join this fun little puzzle game on the Apple App Store or Google Play by going to http://bestfiends.com Grove Collaborative: Get a free Mrs. Meyer's gift set plus free shipping on your first order when you go to http://grove.co/legends Talkspace: We're so glad we found Talkspace. Check it out and get $100 off your first month at http://talkspace.com using the code MYTHS -- Music: "Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear “Lemania” by Blue Dot Sessions “McCarthy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Apollo Diedre” by Blue Dot Sessions “Just Watching” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2021
211-Aeneid: Troy Story
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The Aeneid, by Virgil, is one of the great world epics. Inspired by, and modeled after, the Odyssey, it's the story of Aeneas's journey from burning Troy to found the Roman empire, and all bleeding ground, sad Cyclopes, and bellybutton-wolves he encounters along the way. The creature is the Camazotz, from Mayan mythology, and it's like Batman, only if a Batman was an actual bat and not only didn't have an aversion to killing, but was like super into decapitation all day every day. -- The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The unicorn head feeder: https://myths.link/unicornhead -- Sponsors: Athletic Greens: Visit http://Athleticgreens.com/legends and get you free year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs today! Mercari: Start buying and selling today at http://Mercari.com or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play AcornTV: For a free 30 days, go to http://acorn.tv and use the code LEGENDS Headspace: For a free one-month trial, go to http://headspace.com/legends today! -- Music: "Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Last Legion" by Valentina Gribanova "Velvet Ladder" by Blue Dot Sessions "Silver Lanyard" by Blue Dot Sessions "Viscaz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Blood Meridian" by Lance Conrad "A Place Beyond Belief" by Sander Kalmeijer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2021
210-Russian Legends: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere
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The story of Dobrynya the dragon slayer from Russian folklore is the tale of a young man finding his heroic destiny, from magical hats to skinny dipping and dancing with baby dragons. Sorry, did I say dancing *with* baby dragons? I meant dancing *on* baby dragons. The creature is the lavellan a plague-ridden mouse! Because we need more of that right now! The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Bombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20 percent off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Simplisafe: Right now, our listeners get a FREE home security camera when you purchase a SimpliSafe system at http://SimpliSafe.com/legends Athletic Greens: Visit http://athleticgreens.com/legends and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today. Indeed: Right now, our listeners get a FREE 75 dollar credit to upgrade your job post at http://Indeed.com/legends -- Music: "The Things We Save" by Podington Bear "Crumbtown" by Blue Dot Sessions "Senseless" by Podington Bear "Tarnish" by Podington Bear "Fern and Andy" by Blue Dot Sessions "Retrograde" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2021
209C-Viking Legends: Black Widow
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Kjartan and Gudrun were always meant to be together, but when the former gets waylaid in a foreign kingdom with a beautiful princess, the latter needs to make other plans. Of course, she accepts the proposal of their mutual best friend, sparking a love triangle that could prove deadly. The creature is a good dog! Who has to die! The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The episode post: https://myths.link/209c The saga: https://myths.link/gudrunsaga -- Sponsors: Athletic Greens: Check out http://athleticgreens.com/legends and get your free year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs today! Best Fiends: Check it out on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com/ Mercari: Download the app from the app stores or from http://mercari.com Grove Collaborative: Make our home healthier this new year. When you go to http://grove.co/legends, you will get a free Mrs. Meyer's gift set plus free shipping with your first order! -- Music: "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Feel the Tension" by Bobby Cole "Broken" by Michael Vignola "Undying" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2021
209B-Viking Legends: Time and Tide
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Our winter Norse saga continues, with our protagonists celebrating Christmas in Norway...and also learning what Christmas is when the king basically puts a sword to their necks and tells them to convert or die. We’ll also follow Gudrun on marriages 1 and 2, the first ending with a problematic wardrobe malfunction and the second with a meddling of (possible) sorcerers. The creature is the Tomten, a forlorn little goblin who will either make sure you’re safe in bed...or bite you. Episode post (with poem): https://myths.link/209b The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership — BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month — "Jog into the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clay Pawn Shop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Spare Change" by Lance Conrad "Wax Paper Jewel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions "Izeah" by Blue Dot Sessions "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 30, 2020
209A-Viking Legends: Bloodlines
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A Norse saga in the truest sense of the word, this story follows one family through changing times of the Middle Ages. There are cursed swords, Viking love triangles, and why throwing stinky socks at a person whose only desire is to punch you in the face is a terrible idea. The creature is the Yule goat, who hasn't been burned down yet! Maybe! The Yule goat's twitter: https://myths.link/goat The Myths and Legends store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Episode post (and disclaimer): https://myths.link/209a -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month. Athletic Greens: Check out http://www.athleticgreens.com/legends to get a free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today! -- Music: "Down to the Wire" by Lance Conrad "Voyage to America" by Lance Conrad "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions "Unseen" by Michael Vignola "Stumbling" by Michael Vignola See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2020
208-Maui: Big Tuna
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What do you do after you hook the sun, dredge up islands for humanity, and bring fire to the world? How about settle down with a nice goddess, have some kids, and enjoy the simple life. Nevermind that your new spouse's evil ex is on the way...and he's a vicious, monstrous eel. You have nothing to worry about! You're Maui! You have a...fishhook? Ok maybe you do have something to worry about. The creature is the family tension that leads to you turning someone into a vicious, blood-thirsty firefly. The site: https://www.mythpodcast.com The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://myths.link/membership -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month. Headspace: Meditation made simple (and awesome). Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free one-month trial. You will be so glad you did. Simplisafe: Get a free security camera and a risk-free 60-day free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends AcornTV: Check it out and get 30 days(!) free at http://acorn.tv code LEGENDS -- Music: "Douglas Stairs" by Blue Dot Sessions "Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flattered" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2020
207-Monkey King: Girls Before Swine
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We're back in the tale of the Journey to the West, where we'll catch up with the pious monk, Xangzang, the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, and the incognito dragon horse, Yulong as they continue their trek to India. This week, they stop off on what they think is a side-quest - helping an old man whose daughter was kidnapped by a pig monster - but they might get more than they bargained for...and make a new friend. The creature this week is the Milk Bird, your new source of milk that doesn't care about trivial details like birds not being mammals. Looking for gifts for the holidays? Look no further than the Myths and Legends store: https://myths.link/store Or how about ad-free episodes and bonus shows? Check out https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsor: Check out http://www.athleticgreens.com/legends to get a free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today! -- Music: "Lord Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Grimmail" by Blue Dot Sessions "Escaping Forever" by Michael Vignola "Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamb Drop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Classical tension" by Neil Cross See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2020
206-Mabinogion: The Blip
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We're back in the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh folklore, where we'll see what happens when the apocalypse comes and goes. The good news is that you survived! Yay! The bad news is that, since your servants have all disappeared, you'll now have to make your own bed. Bummer. The creature this week is the Afanc, which is also from Wales, with a great reason why you don't want that angry lizard beaver monster to fall asleep in your lap. If you're looking for a gift for a fan (or yourself??), check out the Myths and Legends store at https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Bombas: Seriously. They are so comfortable. Check them out today and get 20% off any purchase, but that's today only! This sale ends on 12/2/2020. Check it out at http://bombas.com/legends BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month. Headspace: Meditation made simple (and awesome). Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free one-month trial. You will be so glad you did. -- Music: "Simple Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions "Soothe" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear "Mineral Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Hump" by Podington Bear "Moodswing" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2020
205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre
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We're back, finishing up this leg of our journey in a packed episode with a witch, pigmen, more giants, Scylla, Charybdis, Hades, Tiresias, and, of course Hercules. The creature is an evil, eyeless monster from South Africa and the reason you'll want to carry a 2-ton boulder with you everywhere you go. -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths Headspace: Meditation made simple. Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial! -- Music: "Mensa" by Podington Bear "Respiration" by Podington Bear "An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions "Showers" by Podington Bear "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gilly Wash" by Blue Dot Sessions "Campanula" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fomant" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
205A-Odyssey: Man of Constant Sorrow
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With monsters, witches, sirens, and cyclopes, the Odyssey is one of the landmarks of world literature and a classic for the ages. This is the start of Odysseus's long journey home from a war that he didn't want to join in the first place. The creature is a big monster with one small request: all the water in the world forever. Chipfingers: https://myths.link/chipfingers -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Hurry! You can get 30% off plus a free security camera if you order by Friday (11/20) by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths -- Music: "PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions “Cavern” by Jahzzar “Owls” by Jahzzar "Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zelus" by Blue Dot Sessions “Play the Hook and Leave” by Steve Combs “Domani – Tomorrow” by Emanuele Dentoni “Be Nice” by Jahzzer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2020
204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag
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We're back in Russian folklore for a fun story about a soldier with some biscuits who fights demons, heaven, and yes, death itself. The creature is the valravn and I just can't get over how cool that name is. -- Sponsors: Bombas!! They are fantastic, and right now you can get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends. AcornTV: We're low key addicted (in the best way) to AcornTV. Check it out and get 30 days(!) free at http://acorn.tv code LEGENDS -- Music: "The Louver” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gentle Chase” by Podington Bear “In My Head” by Podington Bear “Poise” by Podington Bear "Low Jack" by Podington Bear “Lochley Fells” by Blue Dot Sessions “March on Gumdrop Field” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2020
203-Grimm: Out of the Woods
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Two stories from the Grimm brothers! On the first, a wolf wants to eat some kids, and is annoyed that he needs to do the smallest amount of effort to do so. On the second, a woman travels to a mysterious land, talks to some bread, and finds her strength. The creature is a lonely monster with an awesome blue bonnet and flowing blonde hair...but you can't take a look at them because he's so ugly you'll die. -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: get 10 percent off your first month at http://BetterHelp.com/myths Athletic Greens: Check it out! You’ll receive up to a year’s supply of Liquid Vitamin D for FREE with your first purchase. Go to http://athleticgreens.com/legends -- Music: “Fog Interlude” by Blue Dot Sessions “Shields Up” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Killjoy Brothers” by Blue Dot Sessions “Mood Unit” by Blue Dot Sessions “Dowdy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Crumbtown” by Blue Dot Sessions "Game Hens" by Blue Dot Sessions “True Shape” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020
202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society
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This week it is the very very spooky* Halloween episode about a terrifying** trek through the Greek underworld. It's definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all. The creatures this week are bogeymen! I don't know why it's pronounced like that they don't boogie but they do eat children. Membership: http://support.mythpodcast.com Sloth raft: https://myths.link/sloth -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: get 10 percent off your first month at http://BetterHelp.com/myths Hello Fresh: get free shipping and a total of 80 dollars off across 5 boxes by going to http://hellofresh.com/myths80 and using the code MYTHS80 Simplisafe: Get a free security camera and a risk-free 60-day free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends -- Music: "Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear "Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "Frogs in Tuxes" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "Hard Won" by Podington Bear "Daydreamer" by Podington Bear *It's not remotely spooky ** by "terrifying" we mean "kind of funny." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2020
201-1001 Nights: In the Wind
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We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life. On the first, a man ruins a wedding reception and can't show his face in town again. The second starts with a murder, and then only gets darker. This week's item, the ridiculous umbrella hat: https://myths.link/umbrella -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: get 10 percent off your first month at http://BetterHelp.com/myths Bombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20 percent off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Athletic Greens: Check it out! You’ll receive up to a year’s supply of Liquid Vitamin D for FREE with your first purchase. Go to http://athleticgreens.com/legends Indeed: try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit at Indeed.com/legends -- Music: “Sunset Stroll into the Wood” by Podington Bear “Retrograde” by Podington Bear “Two Boys and a Girl” by Podington Bear "Wavy Glass" by Podington Bear "Linen" by Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2020
200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love
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Returning to Irish legends, we tackle the wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself. The creature is a dangerous blanket! Don't sit on blankets with teeth! -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends to get a free HD camera with your order. -- Music: “Balti” by Blue Dot Sessions “Our Fingers Cold” by Blue Dot Sessions “Children of Lemuel” by Blue Dot Sessions "The Summit" by Blue Dot Sessions “Steadfast” by Blue Dot Sessions “Encounter” by Podington Bear “Refraction” by Podington Bear "Passing Station 7" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Ariel" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2020
199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight
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A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever. The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient Greek city of Thebes can't catch a break ever. -- Sponsor: Better Help: Myths and Legends listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths -- Extras: Wolverine claws! https://myths.link/wolverine Membership: http://support.mythpodcast.com Music: “Calm and Gentle and Touching Inspiration” by Denis Pavlov “Cold Dust” by Jermaine Culbreath “Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions “Town Market” by Blue Dot Sessions "Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2020
198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again
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Robin Hood is back on the road and ready to make some quick cash, so of course, he's going to go undercover as a beggar an infiltrate a secret society. Meanwhile Little John poured himself into a friar costume to hit on strangers. The creature is an iron-toothed rat who will eat your books. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends to get a free HD camera with your order. Better Help: Myths and Legends listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths AcornTV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to http://acorn.tv and using the promo code LEGENDS -- Music: "Back Stairs" by Podington Bear "Line Etching" by Blue Dot Sessions "Colrain" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamprey" by Blue Dot Sessions "Logjam" by Podington Bear "All Out" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2020
197-Viking Legends: VFFs
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After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names. A quest that involves poison vultures, evil priestess witches, kings that can transform into dragons, and stuffed animal cows. The creature is the teakettler! A creature that just wants to be left alone and if you keep hassling it, it will get really steamed...in that it will shoot a jet of steam at you. -- Music: "Black is the Color" by Podington Bear “He went away” by Podington Bear “Voyage to America” by Lance Conrad “All the Pretty Horses” by Podington Bear “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” by Podington Bear “Peter Gray” by Podington Bear “Dunes” by Podington Bear "Pxl Cray" by Blue Dot Sessions “Forecasting” by Podington Bear -- Fondue problems require fondue solutions (fondutions?): https://myths.link/fondue See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2020
196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good
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A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster. I found a much older, much more nuanced version of the fox's stories. Today, we meet his father, get an origin story, and see him trying to make things right in a society run by predators...or is he working a long con to eat all the animals in his charge? With Reynard, we never really know. The creature this week is the Talasam, who will very politely ask you for a human sacrifice. -- Sponsors: Bombas! Check out http://bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first purchase. Indeed - go to http://indeed.com/legends to get a free $75 credit to boost your posting -- Music: "Forces" by Podington Bear "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Away Game" by Blue Dot Sessions “Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions “Her Caliber” by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Gerano" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger
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Dionysus was the god of wine from Greek myths and the last Olympian to earn a place on Mount Olympus. His story starts with him being born from Zeus's thigh...and then somehow gets stranger. He does make a lot of really fun, dangerously intense fans among the humans, though. The creature is the Tenjoname! He's a helpful ghost who will clean your ceilings with his filthy tongue! Check out the ad-free membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Indeed: Try Indeed out with a free $75 credit at http://indeed.com/legends Hello Fresh: Go to http://HelloFresh.com/myths80 and use code myths80 to get a total of $80 off your first month, including free shipping on your first box. -- Music: “Shiny” by Podington Bear “Um Pepino (Artos Mix)” by Blue Dot Sessions “Silent Flock” by Blue Dot Sessions “Tarnish” by Podington Bear "Sylvestor" by Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo (acoustic version)" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Extras: A public domain version of the latter half of today's story: https://myths.link/bacchae Good source on the Tenjoname: https://myths.link/tenjoname Cardboard cutout of Guy Fieri: https://myths.link/fieri See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2020
194-Mulan: The Warrior
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A completely new version of the Mulan legend, sourced from a story from the late middle ages, so even if you think you know the Mulan story, this version has twists and turns that make her big secret, that she's a woman pretending to be a man, the least of her worries. The creature is the Manticore! It's terrifying, but not for the reasons that it should be terrifying! The episode post (and horrifying pictures of the Manticore): https://myths.link/194 The earlier Mulan episode based off "The Ballad of Mulan": https://myths.link/4 -- Sponsors: You. Yes, you. Hi. I don't say this enough, but thank you so much for listening. This podcast would not be where it is today without your support, whether you're a member, you've supported one of our sponsors, told a friend, tweeted, shared the show, or simply listened weekly for years, you're the best. Thank you. -- Music: "Insatiable Toad" by Blue Dot Sessions "Inside the Origami Violin" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cocoon Transit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vibrant Canopy" by Blue Dot Sessions "Moving Emotional Piano Hero Track" by Daniel Bordovsky "Broken" by Michael Vignola See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2020
193B-Monkey King: Pilgrim's Progress
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We're on the road with the monk, Xuanzang, and Monkey King, Sun Wukong, as they start their Journey to the West... that is, if Sun Wukong is coming back from taking off in a huff (he is). Once he gets back, the trip won't be without problems, though, like river dragons, murderous monks, and bear ogre birthday parties. -- Sponsors: We think it's the best in home security. Give it a shot with free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends Preparing for a standardized test? Go to http://magoosh.com and use the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Blue" by Podington Bear "Messy Inkwell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Li Fonte" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Gall" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2020
193A-Monkey King: Golden Cicada
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We return to the stories of the Monkey King and pick up at the end of his long imprisonment under a mountain, for trying to overthrow everyone and everything. Meanwhile, a messenger from heaven is on the move, looking for a pilgrim to make a dangerous journey that will bring them into contact with demons, monsters, and companions to help him along the way...who might just be more dangerous than anything on the road. Show post: https://myths.links/193a Check out the Myths and Legends store at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Sponsors: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get twenty percent off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Check out Magoosh at http://magoosh.com and use the promo code myths for a 20% off discount! -- Music: “Follow Me” by Keith Anthony Holden "In Epic" by Valentina Gribanova "Lonely Drive Home" by Lance Conrad "Left on my own" by Judson Lee "A Horrible Piano" by Bobby Cole "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2020
192-Grimm: Brave Traveler
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An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him. The creature is a man who you don't want to high five. Mainly because he has eyeballs on his palms. Also mainly because he'll drink your bones with a straw. Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14487/192-grimm-brave-traveler/ -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Check out the best in home security. Go to Simplisafe.com/legends for free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial! Squarespace: There's no place better to launch your passion project. Go to Squarespace.com/myths for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use the code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: "The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions “Scary Sounds” by Bobby Cole “Storm Passing” by Podington Bear "Relinquish" by Podington Bear "Demon Dollhouse" by Bruce Zimmerman "Nervous Whisp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sorrento" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2020
191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly
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In this episode from Norse legends, we'll see that the worst breakups involve Thor breaking up the couple with his hammer and we'll see that even though Odin can shapeshift, that doesn't mean he skips the conditioner. It's the Saga of King Gautrek, a story spanning generations of Viking warriors and their bizarre and dangerous interactions with the gods, giants, elves, and everything in between (but mostly just those three). The creature this week likes to drill holes in your boat with its nose. Hope you don't mind awkward tickle sessions... -- Sponsors: Check out Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Planning to take the G-R-E, G-MAT, L-SAT or M-CAT? Magoosh has got you. Check out their awesome test prep at http://magoosh.com and use the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Illa Villardo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lens Flare" by Podington Bear "Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Minor Islands" by Podington Bear "Flor Vjell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Samara" by Podington Bear "Threshold" by Podington Bear -- A darkly funny take on the Ättestupa from the show "Norsemen" on Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD7f5ZWhAk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2020
190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce
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In one story, a dragon is rampaging around the countryside unless he gets his favorite meal: teenage girls. In the other, a young woman trapped in an impossible situation meets a new friend who might just be able to save her: a parrot with a secret. Two stories with two very different heroines who share one defining characteristic: their unbreakable will to survive. On the creature of the week, when it comes to making a deal with the devil, you could choose infinite wealth, power, or epic guitar skills...or you could do what the strix did and become a stinky owl monster. Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14475/190-chinese-folklore-fierce/ -- Sponsors: Get what U.S. News and World Report named "best overall home security of 2020" with free shipping and 60-day risk-free trial by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Planning to take the G-R-E, G-MAT, L-SAT or M-CAT? Magoosh has got you. Check out their awesome test prep at http://magoosh.com/myths and use the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Where it all happened" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Skies Above" by Bobby Cole "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Betty Dear" by Blue Dot Sessions "Topslides" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Slopes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Really Scary Piano Music" by Bobby Cole "Artic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sincerely Yours" by Podington Bear -- Links: A discussion of gender and Confucianism as it relates to the first story today: https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/blog/corrections/li-chis-historiography-totally-wack See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2020
189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You
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In the third and final part of our series on the Nibelungenlied, the hero of the story, Siegfried, is dead and his wife, the princess, has a score to settle. The creature this week is the strong toad, a super cool toad who can read your mind, but he's so nice and definitely not making me write this right now. -- Sponsors: Magoosh: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. The Sandman! Check out the new Audible Original at http://audible.com/thesandman -- Music: "Prayer" by Enzo Orefice "Plasticity" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clockwork by Michele Nobler" "Kreis" by Luis Berra "Chain link" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Florentine Story" by Michele Nobler "Cicle Deserrat" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2020
189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous
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We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength on their wedding night. He failed, and ended up naked and hog-tied, yelling out for help while dangling upside down from the rafters. The creature is the Tsurube-otoshi (釣瓶落とし), from Japan, who will go head-to-head with you in the forest. Because its a giant head. -- Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14462/189b-nibelungenlied-heinous/ -- Head to http://squarespace.com/myths and use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google Play! -- "Two boys and a girl" by Podington Bear "Places" by Michael Vignola "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear "Sad Goodbyes" by Mark Kueffner "Dark Time Ticking" by Robert Valenti “We are Nowhere” by Sander Kalmeijer "Sad Hymn" by Ceiri Torjussen See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2020
189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater
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The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there. The wild ride of the Nibelungenlied has echoes of one of our most beloved stories, the Saga of the Volsungs, with it's over-the-top characters, the ridiculous situations, the betrayals, and, yes, dragon fights. The creature is a dragon cat with poison breath. -- Sponsors: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and get free shipping and 60-day money-back guarantee on a fantastic home security system. Magoosh: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Order of Entrance" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palladian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Highway 430" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ranch Hand" by Blue Dot Sessions "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Searching for Hope" by Neil Cross "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions -- God of War: The podcast: On the site (go down to "The Lost Pages"): https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/god-of-war-ps4/ Youtube link The Stollenwurm: https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Tatzelwurm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2020
188-The Flea: Forever Home
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Two stories from the bawdy, funny, and oftentimes deeply unsettling 17th century fairytale author Giambattista Basile, both of which have to do with pets. The first pet is a rooster, whose owner just can't bring himself to kill it. No judgement there. The second pet is a flea...the size of a lamb. The creature this week is a cat that's either evil and smells like a skunk dog, a hero who defeated a demon, or a hunter who needs a toothbrush. -- Sponsors: Squarespace: turn your passion project into something real. Go to http://squarespace.com/myths for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use the code MYTHS for 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out our Squarespace site at https://www.fictional.fm Magoosh: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Cake" by Podington Bear "Quatrefoil" by Podington Bear "Scaffoldings" by Podington Bear "Leafeaters" by Podington Bear "Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear "Lerennis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sunbeam" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2020
187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain
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Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War. He has no idea what's waiting for him. There are over fifty bonus episodes on the Myths and Legends bonus feed! Check out that and weekly ad-free shows at https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Check out the store at https://shop.bardic.fm Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mythsandlegends Find the episode post and the disclaimer at https://www.mythpodcast.com/14441/187-greek-myths-the-end-to-all-our-pain/ -- Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and get free shipping and 60-day money-back guarantee on a fantastic home security system. Your mental health matters. Get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp at http://betterhelp.com/legends -- Music: "Deadly recitation" by blue dot sessions "Leadin" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "The PI Sleeps" by Blue Dot Sessions "Glimpse into a Dark Mind" by Lance Conrad See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2020
186-Grimm: Don't Be Weird
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A story from the Grimm brothers about three down-on-their-luck soldiers who get everything they could ever dream of and then do their absolutely best to lose it. The extended creature of the week is a fearsome critter from Colorado - a land whale called the Slide Rock Bolter who exclusively eats tourists who care about the environment. The Myths and Legends store is up! Check it out at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store Get access to over 50 member episodes and weekly ad-free shows: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Squarespace: turn your passion project into something real. Go to http://squarespace.com/myths for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use the code MYTHS for 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Magoosh: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "B7 Bomber" by Podington Bear "Blur and Coalesce" by Podington Bear "Moonglow" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2020
185-Queen of Serpents: With This Hiss I Thee Wed
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The story of Eglė the Queen of Serpents, from Lithuanian folklore, about a young woman who is faced with an impossible choice: witness the destruction of her family...or marry a snake. The creature is an wet, inebriated chicken named skrat who will either make you rich or burn down your house or both of those things. -- The Myths and Legends membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Merch: https://shop.bardic.fm -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: I don't think you can beat Simplisafe. We've been happy customers for years. See what I mean with free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee at http://simplisafe.com/legends Bombas! The most comfortable socks in the history of feet are even more awesome because when you buy a pair, you give a pair, and by going to http://bombas.com/legends, you can get 20% off your first purchase. -- Music: "Delamine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tiny Bottles" by Blue Dot Sessions "Donnalee" by Blue Dot Sessions "At our Best Alone" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2020
184-Robin Hood: Check, Please!
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We return to the Robin Hood stories with a (mostly) standalone episode. Robin Hood and his merry men are throwing a dinner party! With food and wine! And robbery! The creature is a shirtless Jaguar man who can end the world anytime he feels like. -- The Myths and Legends store now accepts cryptocurrency! Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/product/membership Merch: https://shop.bardic.fm -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: Go to http://www.betterhelp.com/legends to get 10% off your first month Music: "Pat-a-Pan Whistles and Drums" by Craig S. Elliott "The Gall" by Podington Bear "Miss You" by Podington Bear "Andante in e minor" by Matthew Fagan "The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions "Medieval Ritual" by Adrian Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2020
183-Indian folklore: Revenant
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The story of an ancient Indian king who goes on a fetch quest through an evil-looking cemetery and listens to the worst podcasts of all time...hosted by a ghoul he has slung over his shoulder, and if he doesn't pay attention, he could die. The creature is a crow-grasshopper who will make you vomit (if it doesn't kill you with its flatulence) Fictional: https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Stay safe and go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and get free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee on a new security system. Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends. Save 10% off your first month with the discount code LEGENDS -- "Night Watch" by Blue Dot Sessions "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions "Soft Horror Piano Drone" by Bobby Cole "Relinquish" by Podington Bear "We're loosing time(sic)" by Gregory Tripi "Clay Pawn Shop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Escaping Forever" by Michael Vignola See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2020
182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions
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Join Bulat the Brave Companion and Ivan Tsarevich (no, not that one) as they get a magical new horse, escape magical prison, and get in some magical fights. The creature is the shōkera, the slimy guy looking in your window right now. The Bardic shop: https://shop.bardic.fm Subscribe to Fictional: https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe -- Sponsors: Squarespace: turn your passion project into something real. Go to http://squarespace.com/myths for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use the code MYTHS for 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out Best Fiends on the Apple app store or Google Play today! -- Music: "Kaleidoscope" by Podington Bear "Exploring the Cave Mix Full" by Bobby Cole "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Setting Pace" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Hero Within (No Drums)" by Bobby Cole "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2020
181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These
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Branch two of the Mabinogion has the kings of Great Britain and Ireland (Bran and Matholwch, respectively) just wanting to bro out, but their nobles and family members will do anything to keep that from happening. Also, why is there never a sundae bar in the wine cellar? Episode post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14215/181b-mabinogion-with-friends-like-these/ Store: https://shop.bardic.fm -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Stay safe and go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and get free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee on a new security system. Literati! Check out the number one book club for kids and get $25 off your first two orders at http://literati.com/myths -- Music: "Last Winter" by Zac Nelson "Louver" by Blue Dot Sessions "Medieval Ritual" by Adrian Ellis "Talltell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ghost in the Piano" by Emanuele Dentoni "Forgotten" by Keith Anthony Holden "The Ones You Know (Underscore Version)" by Will Van De Crommert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2020
181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld
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King Pwyell just wants to go hunting in the dark forest alone. What's the worst that can happen? Huh? Forced to live for a year away from his people at the demand of an otherworldly king? Yeah, ok, that's kind of bad. It's the first branch of the Mabinogion, the original source for a few of the stories we've told on this podcast, like the very first story from this podcast, that of Yvain and the lady of the fountain. We're finally diving into this amazing work of Welsh folklore and over the next two weeks we'll be covering the first two branches. Fictional is back! https://fictional.fm The disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14209/181a-welsh-legends-otherworld/ -- Sponsors: Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends. Save 10% off your first month with the discount code LEGENDS Squarespace: turn your passion project into something real. Go to http://simplisafe.com/myths for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use the code MYTHS for 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: “A quirky cue” by Jermaine Stegall “Serious Situation” by Bruce Zimmerman “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear “Aim is True” Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear “Boardwalk” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2020
180-Azorean Folklore: Power
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The story from Azorean folklore about a sorcerer who turned his life around. He became a priest, helped his people flee, and then faced a choice when his old life came hunting for him. The creature is a dirty dish towel named the Shirouneri. Like most towels it's actively trying to show you just how much it hates you. Show post (and disclaimer): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14203/180-azorean-folklore-power/ -- Fictional! Apple Podcasts: http://apple.fictional.fm/ Stitcher: http://stitcher.fictional.fm/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5D3FdZ9Pq286O7owqg7tH5 -- Sponsor: Betterhelp: Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends. Save 10% off your first month with the discount code LEGENDS -- Music: "The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III" by Chris Zabriskie “03. Prelude No. 3” by Chris Zabriskie "49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie “Vik Fence Haflak” by Blue Dot Sessions “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie "There's probably no time" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2020
179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead
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A classic quest from Slavic legend with princesses, dragons, wizards, dragons fighting wizards, and princesses fighting wizards fighting dragons. The creature is Shamir, the little craftsman who is up for employee of the millennium. -- Post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14197/179-slavic-legends-grateful-dead/ Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Sponsor: Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends. Save 10% off your first month with the discount code LEGENDS -- Music: "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Setting Out on a Quest" by Bobby Cole "The French Theatre of Doom" by Bobby Cole “Big Feelings” by Podington Bear "Storm Passing" by Podington Bear "Pounded Piano" by Podington Bear “Winter Walk” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2020
178-Tanuki: Changes
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An episode about the Tanuki, the notorious raccoon-dog trickster from Japan with giant...well...you'll see. The creature is the Tote Road Shagamaw, and a ManBearMoose who is really good at headstands. Like, it can walk a quarter mile doing a headstand. Show post, with all those pictures (and the disclaimer): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14180/178-tanuki-changes/ -- Sponsors! Simplisafe: Stay safe and go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and get free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee on a new security system. Squarespace: turn your passion project into something real. Go to http://simplisafe.com/myths for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use the code MYTHS for 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: “Lina my Queen” by Blue Dot Sessions “Detailing” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Callow” by Blue Dot Sessions “Fermin Canyon” by Blue Dot Sessions “Tillis County” by Blue Dot Sessions “True Blue Sky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Slimheart” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2020
177D-Trojan War: Horsin' Around
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The Greeks finally find a way into Troy and while, yes, it's exactly the way you think they get in, there are so many ridiculous side quests on the way, including a cameo from one of Greek myth's most famous hero. The creature is nice unicorn who will play music for you and definitely won't eat you the moment your guard is down. Want more? We did two member episodes with about four additional stories about the Trojan War. Check them out here: https://www.mythpodcast.com/member-episode-list/ (scroll down the bottom to become a member if you want) Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14169/177d-trojan-war-horsin-around/ -- Sponsors: Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends Check out Best Fiends on the Apple app store or Google Play today! -- Music: “Moving Emotional Piano hero track” by Daniel Bordovsky “Escaping forever” by Michael Vignola “Scallat” by Blue Dot Sessions “Foreign” by Marshall Usinger “The Journey” by Adrian Berengue “Holding On” by Keith Anthony Holden “We are nowhere” by Sander Kalmeijer "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2020
177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone
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Achilles is back and it's god vs. god, Greek vs. Trojan, Achilles vs. Hector in the most epic battle of the Trojan War. The creature this week, the Seto taishō, will absolutely come after you with a sharpened spoon. His weakness? Light kicks. Episode post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14155/177c-trojan-war-when-i-am-gone/ -- Sponsor: Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends -- Music: “Watercool Quiet” by Blue Dot Sessions “Thunder Comes” by Will Van De Crommert “Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Feel the Tension” by Bobby Cole “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “War Action Orchestra” by Denis Kotenko “Battle on the Beach” by Bobby Cole “Lady Lupine” by Blue Dot Sessions “Broken” by Michael Vignola “Places” by Michael Vignola See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2020
177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears
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The episode starts with Menelaus sparking the biggest battle of the war so far and ends with an even bigger battle. A lot happens as the Trojan War, with the absence of Achilles, takes its darkest turn yet. The creature is Amabie! A mermaid with great hair who just wants to help you out. Episode post (with Amabie links): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14149/177b-trojan-war-storm-of-spears/ -- Sponsors: Talk to a therapist online and get help at http://betterhelp.com/legends For the best socks I've ever worn (not the same ones, that would be weird they're new) go to http://bombas.com/legends and get 20% off your first order -- Music: "Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Secret Pocketbook" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2020
177A-Trojan War: Rage
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“Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.” We're here. The culmination of a dozen episodes and twice as many stories has led to this. Achilles. Helen. Agamemnon. Menelaus. Hector. Odysseus. There's a reason these names are still with us after thousands of years. This is the story of the Trojan War. The creature is pretty much the opposite of an epic, brutal war. It's the not-epic, not-intimidating little Tofu boy! The episode post with the listening list: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14142/177a-trojan-war-rage/ The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Squarespace: Head to Squarespace.com/MYTHS for a free trial.- And when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out Best Fiends, the 5-star rated mobile puzzle game, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Looking for another side of Vegas? Visit Aria.com for more. -- Music: “Darkened Treeline” by Blue Dot Sessions “Throughput” by Blue Dot Sessions “Roadside Bunkhouse” by Blue Dot Sessions “Illa Villardo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Only Lara” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pedalrider” by Blue Dot Sessions “Late Night Reading” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2020
176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless
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Three stories this week from the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen about people that are matchless. The first is the tale of the emperor and his new clothes, where an emperor who needs a new coat every hour gets an offer he can't refuse. The second is about a boy who wants to marry the daughter of a monarch and all the cool gadgets and racially insensitive cosplaying he'll do to win her hand, and the third is the story of the little match girl. That one literally has matches in it. I still do puns. The creature is the scariest couch potato in the world. If the seas have couches. I mean, they probably have lots of couches with how much trash we throw into them. Ok, I'm sad now. The store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store The post on mythpodcast.com: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14116/176-the-emperors-new-clothes-matchless/ -- Sponsors! Looking for another side of Vegas? Visit Aria.com for more. Check out Simplisafe and get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends Check out Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform, premiering Wednesday, March 18th! -- Sources: The Emperor's New Clothes: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-emperors-new-clothes-by-hans-christian-andersen/ The Swineherd: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-swineherd-hans-christian-andersen/ The Little Match Girl: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-little-match-girl-hans-christian-andersen/ -- Music: “Symphony No. 1: II. Truth” by Steve Combs “Thom York (At Home)” by Podington Bear “Symphony No. 1: IV. Hope” by Steve Combs “Delican’t” by Podington Bear “Twosome” by Podington Bear “Introduction to Part 1” by Steve Combs “Despite my Empathy” by Steve Combs “Sex and Death and God” by Steve Combs “April” by Kai Engel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2020
175-Thor: Surprises
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Thor’s daughter is getting married to a dwarf, and Thor is the last person to find out about it. Also he punted a dwarf onto a burning ship for fun at his brother’s funeral, so things might get awkward. The creature is the Segbin, and it’s a smelly goat that bites. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t want to eat you. It wants to kill you, but it doesn’t want to eat you. The Myths and Legends store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store The post on mythpodcast.com with all the names: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14036/175-thor-surprises/ — Sponsors: Squarespace: Head to http://Squarespace.com/MYTHS for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform, premiering Wednesday, March 18th! — Music: “An Unknown Visitor” by Blue Dot Sessions “Baroque” by Blue Dot Sessions “Blood Petal” by Blue Dot Sessions “Slow Toe” by Blue Dot Sessions “Thread of Clouds” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2020
174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time
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The story of Sir Isumbras, a knight from the high Middle Ages, includes talking birds, epic battles, unicorns, and a quest for redemption where the redemption includes the knight's participation in the crusades... The creature is the sealah (pronounced SHE-la), a genie that just wants to go out dancing and get dinner...and by that it means it wants you to dance for it before turning you into its dinner. The Myths and Legends store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Sponsors! Check out Best Fiends, the 5-star rated mobile puzzle game, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Handy.com: Get you first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan at https://handy.com/legends promo code LEGENDS. -- Music: "Four and Fourteen" by Blue Dot Sessions "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions "San Diego Sunday" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stack Me Up" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vela Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Scholarly works: Sir Isumbras and the Legend of St. Eustace: https://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/abs/10.1484/J.MS.2.305998 Between Romance and Legend: "Secular Hagiography" in Middle English Literature: https://glasgow.rl.talis.com/items/F90AE930-28C7-F45F-C0B5-CD2F84017EEF.html Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance: https://books.google.com/books?id=mPqfNFQcVksC&pg=PA218&dq=sir+isumbras&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjasPOAtu7nAhVBSN8KHaSBCp8Q6AEwBHoECAIQAg#v=onepage&q=sir%20isumbras&f=false The Sinful Knights (no preview available, sadly): https://books.google.com/books?newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&id=QCxaAAAAMAAJ&dq=Andrea+Hopkins%2C+The+Sinful+Knights%3A+A+Study+of+Middle+English+Penitential+Romance&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=sir+isumbras The Loss of the Holy Land and Sir Isumbras: https://www.jstor.org/stable/27866771?seq=1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2020
173-Tunisian Folklore: Fortune
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Fortune favors the bold. Or people willing to put up with a decade of junk. Or the best liars. On this episode, there are two stories: one from Tunisia, and the other from Italy, about people who take their fate into their own hands to varying, oftentimes disastrous results. The creature is a sad sea goat who just wants to be with all of his other sad sea goats but, because the Greek gods are the Greek gods, he’s doomed to a life of tragedy. Sorry, sad sea goat. The Myths and Legends store is back! https://www.mythpodcast.com/store — Sponsors: Do your gym a favor. Go with Bombas socks. To get 20% off your first purchase, go to http://www.bombas.com/legends Locke and Key: Check out the new show, only on Netflix! — “Blur and Coalesce” by Podington Bear “Cake” by Podington Bear “Senseless” by Podington Bear “Sorrento” by Podington Bear “Trickledown” by Podington Bear “Fantasy and Denoument” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2020
172-Norwegian Folklore: Adventure!
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The story of the master thief, from Norwegian folklore, which will have you wondering what the difference is between a master thief and someone who exploits the laziness and ignorance of strangers in incredibly basic ways for their own gain. Also, being a good parent apparently means abandoning your kid in the forest? The creature this week is the skolopendra, and it…might just be real. — The Myths and Legends store is back up and running! Check it out: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store — Sponsors: Squarespace: Head to http://Squarespace.com/MYTHS for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Locke and Key: Check out the new show, only on Netflix! — Music: “Chainlink Melody” by Podington Bear “Shines Through Trees” by Podington Bear “Kitty in the Window” by Podington Bear “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Samara” by Podington Bear “Talltell” by Blue Dot Sessions “Seashore” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2020
171-Indian Folklore: Love and Marriage
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Three stories of love from India. The first is what happens when a prostitute and a thief try to build a life together. The second is what happens when a barber gets to ask a king for anything. The third is about a man who saves a mouse...and what happens when that mouse wants to get married. The creature is the man of your dreams...if your dreams happen to include a man who is a snake-wolf-dragon. -- The Myths and Legends store is back up! https://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Music: “Flutterbee” by Podington Bear “Wavy Glass” by Podington Bear “Blossoming” by Podington Bear “Boardwalk” by Podington Bear “Chrysalis” by Podington Bear “Outmoded Waltz” by Podington Bear “Scaffoldings” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2020
170B-Norse Sagas: On a Long Enough Timeline
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This week, we continue the story of Grettir. Last week he was driven by an intense, mysterious tendency toward self-destruction. This week, he’ll still have that…but he’s been cursed by a draugr to always be unlucky. And it shows. A lot. He’ll start this week’s episode on his way home to start a new life and he’ll end it…we’ll, you’ll see. The creature is the Turban snail demon, and it’s why, if you see a snail demon dancing exotically on the water, you should not stop to say hello. Myths and Legends store! https://www.mythpodcast.com/store — Sponsors: Check out Best Fiends, the 5-star rated mobile puzzle game, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Follow @BankUnited on Twitter and Tweet @BankUnited your answer to “What you would do with 54 thousand dollars?” using the hashtag #GoForMore54! — Music: “Third in Line” by Blue Dot Sessions “Veins of Silver” by Blue Dot Session “Holo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Scalloped” by Blue Dot Sessions “Midday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Ballast” by Blue Dot Sessions “Four Point Path” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2020
170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing
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This week, we’re back in the Icelandic sagas with the story of Grettir the strong, who, whether it’s by berserkers crashing his Christmas party, bears stealing his clothes, or his own obscene insult poetry, just can’t catch a break. Speaking of breaks, you should really break up if you find yourself dating the creature this week. The Myths and Legends store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Sponsors: Head to Squarespace.com/MYTHS for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Bank United: Tweet @BankUnited your answer to “What you would do with 54 thousand dollars?” using the hashtag #GoForMore54 -- Music: “Stack me up” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lubby” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2020
169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn
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A story from the famous Middle Eastern collection of folklore entitled 1001 Nights where, three friends go on a road trip to get so many bottles full of evil genies. There's no such thing as too many side quests when their travels lead them to the legendary City of Brass, one of the greatest cities in the world...one that shut itself off from the world years ago. The creature is a little guy with red hair who hates being farted on. The Myths and Legends store: http://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Check out Simplisafe! Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends to get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial! -- Music: “Surface Tension 3” by Podington Bear “Stucco Grey” by Blue Dot Sessions “Neon Drip” by Blue Dot Sessions “Surface Tension 1” by Podington Bear “No Solace” by Podington Bear “Placticity” by Blue Dot Sessions “Warbled Reflection” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2020
168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals
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How to win friends and influence people and also get beat up a lot in the 12th century. We've talked about Robin's origins, but who are all these other guys? Today we learn some outlaw recruiting strategies (mainly just getting whacked in the ribs with a stick and giving piggyback rides) and meet all the other important members of Robin's crew. The creature is just a pleasant and fashionable coat who will not so pleasantly remove the skin and muscle and everything from your bones. The Myths and Legends store! https://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Sponsors: Head to http://Squarespace.com/myths for a free trial and use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out the awesome mobile game, Best Fiends, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! -- Music: “The Bus at Dawn” by Blue Dot Sessions “Blue Blanket” by Poddington Bear “Scallat” by Blue Dot Sessions "Moodswing” by Podington Bear “Shapeshifters” by Podington Bear “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lover’s Hollow” by Blue Dot Sessions “Indian Paintbrush” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2020
167-Nutcracker: Cracked
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This week, it is the insane original story behind the popular holiday ballet. In this story for children, we'll get some contradictory lessons for the kids. Getting into a van with a stranger offering candy? Bad. Getting into a silver carriage with a man offering a whole magical world full of candy? Awesome (not really - seriously, kids don't do that). In a podcast full of problematic and wildly different original tellings of popular adaptations, this might be the most different and most problematic. The creature this week is a haggard old woman who travels from town to town letting kids know if they're on the naughty list...using her knife and a bag full of garbage. -- Sponsors: Get 25% off PLUS a free camera by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends. Offer ends 12/31/2019! -- Music: "Hard Won" by Podington Bear "Dowl" by Podington Bear "March on Gumdrop Field" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plum King" by Blue Dot Sessions "Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions "Curious Case" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2019
166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest
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Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told. The first one is that of three roommates: a sausage, a bird, and a mouse, who decide to mix things up for once. The second is the Robber Bridegroom, a story where a woman has to marry a man who horrifies her...and the lengths she'll go to in order to get out of it. The creature is the Roperite, a vengeful, narcissistic bird who just can't get over the Roadrunner's good luck. -- Sponsor: Simplisafe! To get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s holiday savings visit http://simplisafe.com/legends! -- Music: “Ice Pack” by Podington Bear “Our Only Uplift” by Blue Dot Sessions “Deadly Recitation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pelliu” by Blue Dot Sessions “Parasol” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2019
165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web
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The story of a weaving contest between a goddess and a woman challenging the cruelty and tyranny of the Olympians leads us into three more stories: Pandora's box; the great flood of the ancient Greek world; and the love story of Idas and Marpessa, two people who saw the gods taking whatever and whoever they wanted, and said "no." The creature this week is the rolling calf. It's neither rolling nor a calf. Discuss. -- Sponsors: Visit http://www.simplisafe.com/legends to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s holiday savings! To get 20% off your first purchase, go to http://www.bombas.com/legends and try out the most comfortable socks in the history of feet! -- Music: “Dense” by Podington Bear “At Our Best Alone” by Blue Dot Sessions “Constellation” by Podington Bear “Matamoscas” by Blue Dot Sessions “Little Black Cloud” by Podington Bear “Four and Fourteen” by Blue Dot Sessions “Broken Branch” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2019
Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion
635
A short supplemental that finishes the story of Lady White Snake...because there wasn't enough story left for a full episode. There's still a full Myths and Legends episode coming out on Wednesday! The Myths and Legends store: http://www.mythpodcast.com/store Music: "Louver" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2019
164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me
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Xu Xian is dead. He discovered the truth about his wife and he died. I mean, yeah, he's dead...but he's also unwittingly married to a 1700 year old magical demon snake on a redemption arc, so...you know...something might happen. Seriously, though, this is a packed episode. There are magical (if not wholly unexpected) resurrections, crustacean armies, Doctor Strange ripoffs, and that's just in the first half. The creature this time is the suppon no yūrei, and probably a good idea to give up eating turtle altogether. -- Sponsors: Check out the Supernatural Skeptics Guide to New Orleans wherever you get your podcasts or at http://www.hvrwalkingdead.com Go to https://madison-reed.com and use the code LEGENDS to get 10% off plus free shipping. Get you first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan at https://handy.com/legends promo code LEGENDS -- Music: “Throughput” by Blue Dot Sessions “Storm Passing” by Podington Bear “Threshold” by Podington Bear “John Stockton Slow Drag” by Chris Zabriskie “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2019
164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again
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The legend of the White Snake is one of the four great folktales of China. Today, we start that with an act of kindness, demons lurking in the places we can’t look, and a (misguided?) monk hoping to bring justice. When the creature this week has time off, it prefers crashing funerals and projectile vomiting on strangers. — Sponsors: Simplisafe has a massive Black Friday sale, so check it out before December 2nd and when you do, go to https://simplisafe.com/legends! Check out the awesome mobile game, Best Fiends, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2019
163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble
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There's a surprising amount to the story of Hansel and Gretel. There's your average fairy tale weirdness, like load-bearing cake and aquatic duck Uber, but there's an unexpected humanity in the story that I think is overlooked. I hope you like it. The creature is punyaiama, from India, and she's the reason you can't get drunk in your own home. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe has a massive Black Friday sale, so check it out before December 2nd and when you do, go to https://simplisafe.com/legends! The new Marvel podcast (called "Marvels") is out on Stitcher premium and it sounds awesome. Use the code MYTH for a free month at https://stitcherpremium.com to listen now! Get you first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan at https://handy.com/legends promo code LEGENDS -- "Re:Joyce" by Podington Bear "Running on Empty" by Podington Bear "Tarnish" by Podington Bear "Warbled Reflection" by Podington Bear "The Snowgarden" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stack Me Up" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Highride" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2019
162-47 Ronin: Wanderers
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The story of the 47 Ronin is a historical tale where a powerful daimyo is shamed and killed by a greedy official…the only issue? The victim had dozens of loyal samurai, and they’re not about to forget what happened to the man they served. The creature is Pricolici, from Romania, a were-dog that is anything but man’s best friend. -- Simplisafe: Get all the savings from their massive Black Friday sale! Just visit https://SimpliSafe.com/legends. The offer ends Cyber Monday: December 2nd. -- “Bell Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cicle Vascule” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cover Letter” by Blue Dot Sessions “Doubled” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vik Fenceta Lan” by Blue Dot Sessions “Waypoint” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2019
161-Japanese folklore: Karma
2104
Two stories from Japanese folklore today dealing with the consequences of our actions. The first has a woman chasing a dumpling across her floor…and into a mysterious, far-away land. The second is what happens when a horrible tragedy brings two people together…only to have their fates tear them apart. The creature is the Peluda, a vicious turtle dragon (not Bowser, though) who’s mad about not being allowed on Noah’s ark. He’s working out his emotions in…less than healthy ways (by killing everything). — Sponsors: Handy! Get your first 3-hour learning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan. Just go to https://handy.com/legends and use the promo code LEGENDS BOMBAS: Get 20% off of your first purchase by going to https://bombas.com/legends -- Jizo article:  http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/cabinet-curiosities-jizo-statues-japan — Music: “Dog and Pony Show” by Podington Bear “Evenhanded” by Podington Bear “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “Clouds at the Gap” by Blue Dot Sessions “Um Pepino” by Blue Dot Sessions “Min” by Blue Dot Sessions “Releasing the Sculpture” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2019
160-Halloween Special: Lurking
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There's something in the forest in 16th century Scotland. It's been there for years. Anyone who sees it doesn't live to tell about it, and it moves seamlessly between land and sea, leaving nothing but body parts in its wake. With a body count in the thousands, it's a legendary historical horror story that's supposedly true. The creature is a goblin spider. It's a goblin who's also a spider...or, is it? We'll see that things aren't always what they seem on an extended creature of the week. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe home security is my absolute favorite. They're easy to set up, no hidden fees, and for just $15/month you can protect just about everything in your home. Check them out at https://simplisafe.com/legends and you'll get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Check out the awesome new mobile game, Best Fiends, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! -- Music: “An Accumulation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cicle Veroni” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2019
159-Rip Van Winkle: Bad Dad
1999
The story of Rip Van Winkle is more than just a guy taking a long, alcohol-induced nap. It's a story about a changing time and a man struggling to keep up. It's a story about lost love and and a second chance. It's a story about one of the most insufferable fictional protagonists that you didn't know you hated: Rip Van Winkle. The creature is the Polong, from Malaysian folklore, the little one-inch tall woman who will cut a hole in your side and just run around inside you, messing all sorts of things up. -- Go to https://madison-reed.com and use the code LEGENDS to get 10% off plus free shipping. -- Music: "Dark Water" by Podington Bear “Blossoming” by Podington Bear “Go to Sleep” by Podington Bear “Tumbler” by Podington Bear “Toil” by Podington Bear “Cake” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2019
158-Agamemnon: Fate Proceeds
2010
This week, we’re back on the boat to the Trojan War where Agamemnon has a problem. I mean, he always has a lot of problems, but this one involves a bunch of warriors with nothing to do but wait for the winds to pick up, and they're not going to pick up until Agamemnon does what needs to be done. The creature this week is pollo maligno, the evil chicken. He's honestly perfect for this segment. -- Sponsor: Simplisafe! Simplisafe home security is my absolute favorite. They're easy to set up, no hidden fees, and for just $15/month you can protect just about everything in your home. Check them out at https://simplisafe.com/legends and you'll get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. -- Music: “Triana” by Blue Dot Sessions “Matamoscas” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vela Vela” by Blue Dot Sessions “Talltell” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lonely Stairwell” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2019
157-Jack the Giant Killer: Giant Problems
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Jack the giant killer is back, and he’s less Jack the giant killer than Jack the let’s-just-sit-here-and-let-the-giants-die-from-their-own-unforced-errors guy. That’s way less catchy, though. The creature (pixui) is a constipated robber with daddy issues. -- Sponsor: BOMBAS! The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. To get 20% off, go to https://www.bombas.com/legends -- Music: “Popism” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Gall” by Podington Bear “Mello D” by Podington Bear “Flatlands 4th” by Blue Dot Sessions “Twosome” by Podington Bear “Scallat” by Podington Bear “Rope Swing” by Podington Bear “Indian Paintbrush” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2019
156-Italian Folklore: Clever Girl
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Two stories, one from Italy, one from England. In the one from italy, Costanza is born which would usually be pretty great...except her parents are already in retirement and have given everything away to her older sisters, so she sets out on her own in the wild medieval world. The second story is Molly Whuppie, whose parents have left her and her two sisters in the forest to die. Then things get worse. The creature this week is hoop snake, a snake that's a hoop and also really confused as to why you're diving through it. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe home security is my absolute favorite. They're easy to set up, no hidden fees, and for just $15/month you can protect just about everything in your home. Check them out at https://simplisafe.com/legends and you'll get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. -- Music: “Climbing the Mountain” by Podington Bear “Airliner” by Podington Bear “In the Box” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions “Ice pack” by Podington Bear “So it goes” by Podington Bear “Hardboil” by Blue Dot Sessions “Box Canyon” by Podington Bear -- Hoop Snake story: https://web.archive.org/web/20060629012039/http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1925_01-02_pick.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2019
155-Fairy Tales: The Pearl
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Two stories of terrible parents. One decides to get rich by strapping a gemstone to an infant's head, and the other let her son do whatever he wanted until the day came when she needed him to do one little thing: babysit a chicken. It did not go well. The creature is the phooka, from Ireland, and it will fly you to the moon...but not in the charming Sinatra way, but in the literal way where you suffocate. -- Sponsors: Magoosh! Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. Check out the awesome new mobile game, Best Fiends, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! -- Music: “Wonder Happens” by Podington Bear “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “Highride” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pives and Flarinet” by Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear “Blue Blanket” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2019
154B-Viking Legends: The Army of the Dead
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Hrolf Kraki must avenge his father by confronting his step-father...and brother-in-law. Don't worry, though, the weirdness of last week gets ironed out when we enter more familiar territory for the Viking legends. Our wonderful one-eyed wanderer makes an appearance, kings battle kings, and berserkers battle trolls, draugr, other berserkers, random bystanders, and, well, just about everyone. The creature this week is Penny Dragon, a dragon that will leave you pennies and maybe also burn down your home. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe home security is my absolute favorite. They're easy to set up, no hidden fees, and for just $15/month you can protect just about everything in your home. Check them out at https://simplisafe.com/legends and you'll get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. -- Music: “Lost Shoe” by Blue Dot Sessions “I Recall” by Blue Dot Sessions “Smooth Actor” by Podington Bear “Delta” by Podington Bear “Illustrated Novel” by Podington Bear “Calla Lily” by Podington Bear “Slow Rollout” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2019
154A-Viking Legends: Family Business
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We’re back in the Norse Sagas with witches, trolls, Norns, magic, elves, and this one-eyed wanderer who definitely isn’t named Odin but have you heard about how awesome Odin is? No? We’ll he’s happy to tell you. This is the saga of Hrolf Kraki and his twelve legendary berserkers. The creature is the reason you should actually follow that strange creature into the dark forest (free all-you-can-eat shrimp!) — Sponsors: Check out the awesome new mobile game, Best Fiends, on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. — Music: “Keo Keo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Convoy Lines” by Blue Dot Sessions “Degradation” by Podington Bear “Den” by Podington Bear “Senseless” by Podington Bear “Relinquish” by Podington Bear “The Things We Save” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2019
153-Odysseus: The Angry One
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A boy is born, fated to be one who brings strife. Two sons seek to outrun a family curse. A wife is spared the grisly fates of her husband and son...only if she will marry the one who committed the atrocities. A daughter is saved from certain death...by judgy ducks. These are the stories of the names that would go down in legend: Odysseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Clytemnestra, and Penelope, and their lives before the event that would make them all famous: the Trojan War. The creature this week is a dragon who is living his best life in Ireland. -- Sponsors: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying. -- Music: "Lakkalia" by Blue Dot Sessions "Last Lights" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Children by the Creek" by Chad Crouch "Barefoot" by Chad Crouch "Song Sparrow Serenade" by Chad Crouch "Headwaters" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2019
152-King Arthur: When in Rome
2054
Things are going well for King Arthur for once. He’s in complete control over the island of Great Britain, he’s got a bunch of awesome knights, and dragon attacks are down. What could go wrong? King Arthur should know to never ever ask that question, because twelve men from the definitely not defunct and/or fictional Roman Empire are here to show him exactly what can go wrong. The creature this time is orphan bird, because when you can turn a bird that abandons her children into an religious allegory, why not? — Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends. Check out The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix on August 30th. As promised, here's a link to the awesome trailer: https://youtu.be/a3_owZfYVR8 If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS — Music: “Drifting” by Chad Crouch “Daybreak” by Chad Crouch “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Snowgarden” by Blue Dot Sessions “Three Stories” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Bluff Trail (Instrumental)” by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2019
151B-Faust: The Bad Place
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Faust decides that if he's going to have these powers, he's really going to enjoy them so, in no particular order, he gives himself: A Doctor Strange cloak Telekinesis A demon common law wife and baby A get-out-of-debt plan that involves humorously tearing off his own limbs And grapes. In the winter. Crazy, right?   Seriously, though, we take the somewhat more grounded story of last week...and then completely go off the rails while Faust (and the writer of the chapbook...mostly the writer of the chapbook) imagines all the things he can do with powers from the devil, and then does them. The creature this week is the ophies pteretos, and you might feel bad for them...if they weren't angry flying snakes. -- Sponsors: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS Check out The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix on August 30th. As promised, here's a link to the awesome trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3_owZfYVR8 -- Music: "Ghost Byzantine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hardboil" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ballad of the Blackbirds" by Chad Crouch "Pacing" by Chad Crouch "Small Hours" by Chad Crouch "Undying" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2019
151A-Faust: A Man of Wealth and Taste
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The story of Faust and his infamous deal is one that has survived for hundreds of years. Beginning as whispers in Germany in the 1500s, it grew to plays and, most famously, a play by the German writer Goethe, largely considered to be one of the greatest works of German literature. The story has been done and redone, and the phase Faustian bargain is still in use to this day. In today's episode, we're getting back to the very beginning - to the legends behind the masterpieces, and the story of a doctor who just wanted every question answered and desire granted. Was that too much to ask? If you don't mind trading your soul, apparently it's not too much to ask. The creature this week is the onocentaur...a sad donkey centaur that needs to put down whatever he's carrying in order to run like a weird little bug. -- Sponsors: Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying. -- Music: "Cover Letter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2019
150B-European Epics: Where the Shadows Lie
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From the end of the world to the underworld and Armageddon itself, Kalevipoeg does way too many things. The creature will throw acres of caustic feces in your direction. -- Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends. Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying. If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 07, 2019
150A-European Epics: King Me
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From the Estonian epic, the Kalevipoeg, comes the story of, well, Kalevipoeg, the son of a giant who battles sorcerers who are trying to get with his mom and throws rocks the size of Volkswagens to win the kingship, all while trying to carve out a place in the world for his people and his homeland. The creature this week is an annoying piggyback ride from a stranger in the dark forest and why you should go along with that. -- Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends. If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. -- Music: “Light Filtering Canopy” by Chad Crouch “The Pond” by Chad Crouch “Li Fonte” by Blue Dot Sessions “Palladian” by Blue Dot Sessions “Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Daymaze” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 31, 2019
149-Japanese Fairy Tales: Son of a Peach
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Why you absolutely should take the biggest peach you can find in the supermarket and sing to it. It might just hatch a baby! Unfortunately your fairy tale baby will do what fairy tale babies do: grow up and hear that call to adventure, going out to seek their fortune, taking no more than a plucky attitude and an angry dog to battle the evils of the world. The creature this time is Batman...if Batman was a literal bat who turned into an old man. — Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends. If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS — Music “Adventure” by Chad Crouch “Coin Op” by Chad Crouch “Periwinkle” by Chad Crouch “Chyrsalis” by Podington Bear “Gambrel” by Blue Dot Sessions “Holding Hands” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 17, 2019
148B-Monkey King: Leaps and Bounds
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The monkey king has done it all: he was immortal, he had allied with all the mythological creatures he could find, and he controlled an army 40,000 strong...but heaven didn't care about any of that. They were coming for him, whether or not it was legal, and there was nothing he could do to stop them. The creature this week is a big, angry, hairy unicorn with a...weird surprise. -- Sponsors: Check out season 2 of Wolverine: The Lost Trail at https://wolverinepodcast.com If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS -- Music: “Cicle Desert” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wide Eyes” by Chad Crouch “Illustrated Novel” by Chad Crouch “Pythagoras” by Podington Bear “Crosswire” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lunette (interlude)” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2019
148A-Monkey King: Good Little Monkey
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Sun Wukong, the (Handsome) Monkey King, is both an actual monkey and an actual king…and presumably handsome according to whatever standard that is judged. One of the most famous anti-heroes of Chinese literature, we start his story, and the story of the extremely famous “Journey to the West” at the beginning, with the story of the monkey’s rock mom on the Flower-Fruit mountain. The creature this week is the ningyo, the human fish. It’s neither human nor a fish, but it is a tired introvert who just wants some me time. Sponsors: Check out Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, an Audible original and one of the legendary storyteller’s final works. Go to https://Audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 Go to https://Simplisafe.com/legends to get the only home security system that I use and you’ll get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Seriously, you have nothing to lose…unless you get robbed because you don’t have a home security system. Just saying. Music: “Rice” by Chad Crouch “Peanut Shells” by Chad Crouch “Dim” by Chad Crouch “City Lights” by Chad Crouch “B-Roll” by Chad Crouch “The Gloaming” by Chad Crouch “Lunette” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 03, 2019
147B-Antigone: Authority
2002
A dark story gets darker as Antigone battles an authoritarian state in the form of her uncle Creon. -- Sponsors: Go to https://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS to check out an awesome home security system Learn more about IBS-C at https://ohmygut.info/podcast -- All music by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2019
147A-Oedipus: Team Spear It
2205
When we last left the Oedipus family, they all found out they were more related than they ever thought possible. It's somehow about to get even worse. Sponsor: If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legendsand use the discount code LEGENDS Music: "An Unknown Visitor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Daisy" by Chad Crouch "Lilac" by Chad Crouch "Seafoam" by Chad Crouch "Trailrunner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dasher" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2019
146-Scandinavian Folklore: Twinning
2119
The story of Tatterhood is unlike any I've ever read on the podcast, and it's so excellent. The problem? I can't really say much without ruining the story. So check it out, you won't be disappointed. The creature is the tomcod, a catfish that's actually a catfish. It's a lot more off-putting than you'd think. -- Sponsor: Bombas are the most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Go to https://www.bombas.com/legends to get 20% off your first order -- "Wavy Glass” by Podington Bear “Fantasy and Denouement” by Podington Bear “Go to Sleep” by Podington Bear “Sandcastle” by Chad Crouch “Rice” by Chad Crouch “Periwinkle” by Chad Crouch “Lemonade” by Chad Crouch “Death on the Battlefield” by Rolemusic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2019
145-Achilles: The Age of Heroes
2605
We're back on the road to the Trojan War, with the story of Achilles. Starting from when his father interrupted the ritual to make him immortal, we'll follow him as he goes to that epic Greek daycare run by Chiron and watch as his mother tries to keep him away from the war that is beginning to consume the Greek world. -- Sponsors: For 74% off, go to https://omahasteaks.com and type LEGENDS in the search bar to get the Father’s Day Steak Fix package today. Check out https://airbnb.com/experiences to explore one-of-a-kind activities created for the curious. Learn more about IBS-C at https://ohmygut.info/podcast -- Music: "Clouds at the Gap" by Blue Dot Sessions "Adventure" by Podington Bear "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tillis County" by Blue Dot Sessions "Falcon Hood" by Podington Bear "Falling Falling" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2019
144-Viking Legends: The Old Gods and the New
2263
King Olaf has a new guest...named Guest. Guest has a story, an impossible story of gods, giants, and heroes from a time long past. If it's true, it could change everything King Olaf thought he knew about himself, his people, and his history. If it's not true, well, at least it's still a good story. -- Sponsor: Looking for that perfect Father's Day gift? Look no more. Get 74% off the Father’s Day Steak Fix package. For Go to http://omahasteaks.com and use the code LEGENDS in the search bar. -- Music: "Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions "At All Ends" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 29, 2019
143-Japanese Folktales: Crabby
2259
The story this week is the reason you don’t make enemies with a decapod who’s friends with a bee, a pile of dung, a mortar and a chestnut. The other is the reason why you should buy a waterbottle for your next hike, or you might just need to be carried out of the woods. The creature this week is why you don’t want to mispronounce anything ever because it might lead to you being cursed for eternity as a vampire. I’m pretty much already screwed. -- Sponsors: Go to https://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS to check out an awesome home security system Learn more about IBS-C at https://ohmygut.info/podcast -- Music: "Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fever Creep" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bedroll" by Blue Dot Sessions "Skatepark" by Chad Crouch "In My Head" by Podington Bear "Swing Lo" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 22, 2019
142B-Rome: Politics
2275
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 15, 2019
142A-Rome: Glory
1906
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 08, 2019
141C-Robin Hood: On Brand
2425
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 01, 2019
141B-Robin Hood: The Hunted
2055
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 24, 2019
141A-Robin Hood: Merry
2071
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 17, 2019
140-La Llorona: No Way Out
1939
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 10, 2019
139B-Irish Legends: Evitable
2400
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 03, 2019
139A-Irish Legends: The Hound
2087
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 27, 2019
138-Knights of the Round Table: Carl
1995
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 20, 2019
137-Italian folklore: Tailor-made
2094
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 13, 2019
136-Pecos Bill: To the Moon and Back
2366
It’s the long awaited, frequently requested return of Pecos Bill, and we’ll see the aftermath of the incident with the twister, watch him pitch the devil as an investor in his new startup, and fall in love...all while thinking that he’s secretly a coyote. The creature is Mama Dlo, from Trinidad and Tobago, and she will love you and leave you (at the bottom of the river, for you to slowly and painfully heal so she can love you again). -- Sponsors: Check out Breach season 2, which investigates the massive Equifax breach that affected all of us. Squarespace is the perfect tool for your passion project. Check out our photoblog we made with Squarespace here: https://thecincinnatist.com and when you’re ready, head on over to https://Squarespace.com/myths and use the code MYTHS to get 10% off a website or domain. 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.com to check it out today -- Music: All music today was but Blue Dot Sessions (https://sessions.blue) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 06, 2019
135C-Tristan and Isolde: Homecoming
3064
The jig is up, the news is out, they finally found Tristan and Isolde. They were renegades who had it made, but they were caught red-handed...mainly because of the blood...when Tristan and Isolde fell into the dwarf's trap and attempted a late night tryst. The executioners are already building their pyre, and they will be thrown atop it in the morning. The creature is a horse with gross little noodle legs. Oh and also he might try eat you, but really, which mythological creature won't try to eat you? -- Sponsors: Turo: Get $25 off your first trip when you sign up for Turo and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout when you go to Turo.com Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. -- Music: “Thin Passage” by Blue Dot Sessions “Stucco Grey” by Blue Dot Sessions “Holo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Entwined Oddity” by Blue Dot Sessions “Deathly Recitation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Closing” by Blue Dot Sessions “Brooks” by Kai Engel “Symphony No 1 (Hope)” by Steve Combs “Stickle” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 27, 2019
135B-Tristan and Isolde: Secrets
2384
Tristan and Isolde have a problem: they can't get enough of each other. After they inadvertently drank the love potion, they couldn't control their love...and it is looming like a snare, one that will destroy them and everything they love if they let it. The creature is the loup garou, from Caribbean folklore and it's the reason to carry around a keyhole with you and collect your dog's eye boogers. -- Sponsors: Turo: Get $25 off your first trip when you sign up for Turo and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout when you go to Turo.com Simplisafe: Go with the only home security I trust – SimpliSafe – by going to simplisafe.com/legendsand using code LEGENDS at checkout. Squarespace: Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/myths and, when you're ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: "Softly Villainous" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Illa Villardo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Alley Crawler" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie "Cylinder Four" by Chris Zabriskie "What Does Anybody Know About Anything" by Chris Zabriskie "John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie "Turkey Vulture" by Chard Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2019
135A-Tristan and Isolde: Matchmaker
2264
I don't want to spoil anything for someone who doesn't know this story, but this three-parter has everything: sneering villains, valiant heroes, monster fights, love, loss, betrayal, and someone shoving dragon tongues down their pants despite that not remotely being the best way to transport dragon tongues. It's the long-requested original story of Tristan and Isolde. The creature is just a hungry snail...who also happens to be four stories tall and in possession of mouth tentacles. Sponsors: Check out "A Discovery of Witches" on Sundance Now or Shudder! For a free 30-days of Sundance Now or Shudder, go to discoveryofwitchestv.com and use promo code MYTHS Go to handy.com/legendsand use promo code LEGENDS during checkout to get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 once you sign up for a plan! Music: "Tartaruga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ranch Hand" by Blue Dot Sessions "Nocturne Op 27 No 1" by Podington Bear "Tortoise Shell" by Podington Bear "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2019
134-Grimm: Thirsty
2294
For once, the king is dead and the queen is alive, and she's going to make sure her daughter avoids the dangers that many princesses have to face. Or, she tries. The creature is a balding, adorable werewolf with a love of fuzzy slippers. Sponsors: Robinhood: The simple, straightforward way to start investing without commission fees straight from your smartphone. Go to http://myths.robinhood.comto get started with a free stock to start building your portfolio. Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/myths and, when you're ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Music: “Lesser Scaup” by Chad Crouch “Great Egret” by Chad Crouch “Button” by Chad Crouch “An Unknown Visitor” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Callow” by Blue Dot Sessions “Roadside Bunkhouse” by Blue Dot Sessions “Min” by Blue Dot Sessions “House of Grendel” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 06, 2019
133-Filipino folklore: Monkey Business
2028
This week, it's a fable from the Philippines with a monkey, a turtle, and Game of Thrones level violence and retribution when something is stolen (don't worry, though. We don't get graphic with it). The creature of the week is (yet another) reason why you want to kiss that dragon on the mouth. I don't make the rules, I am just confused and bewildered by them. -- Sponsor: Simplisafe! Make your New Years resolution to rest easy knowing that your home is safe and secure. Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends. -- Music: "Cicle Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cottonwoods" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dawn Line Approaching" by Blue Dot Sessions "Over the Fence" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions "SuzyB" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thannoid" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Wahre" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2019
132B-Trojan War: Some Foolish Thing
2267
This is the episode. This is the episode where Helen of Sparta becomes Helen of Troy, and an event happens that launches 1000 ships toward the city in the east. This is where it all begins. The creature of the week has a dorky smile and a retainer and will absolutely eat you. -- Sponsors: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm. Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/mythsand, when you’re ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: "Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear "Thumbscrew" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palms Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dawns" by Ketsa "CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie "Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions -- That ice cream thing: https://store.benjerry.com/ben-jerrys-pint-lock/(The site I found it on said it was $36, but it's actually way cheaper. My bad.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2019
132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come
2204
In this prelude to the Trojan War, we learn the origin of the most famous Greek hero, and maybe the most reviled Trojan prince. Also, you shouldn't let Hera plan your wedding because a bitter decade-long war might break out because of it, and if you invite Poseidon, you're going to get an immortal horse as a gift to your wedding so, you know, invite Poseidon. The creature this week is the Lady of the Land. There are way safer and easier ways to make money than killing dragons. Like kissing dragons on the mouth. Don't worry, I explain it in the Creature of the Week (kind of). -- Sponsors: Robinhood. The simple, straightforward way to start investing without commission fees straight from your smartphone. Go to http://myths.robinhood.comto get started with a free stock to start building your portfolio. Siren: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm. -- Music: "Smooth Actor" by Podington Bear "Reckoning" by Podington Bear "Box Canyon" by Podington Bear "Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear "Only Lonesome" by Blue Dot Sessions "Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions "Belted Kingfisher" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2019
131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family
2174
Last week, Hera hid that she was pregnant. This week, we learn who the father isn’t, and see the births of two more important figures from Greek mythology. Also, if you’re going for the whole totalitarian dictator thing, make sure you don’t take your wine naps right next to all the people that hate you. Just saying. The creature this week is the pipe fox. A fun little fox friend who will learn all your friends’ secrets and also rob you and everyone in your life. -- Sponsors: Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/myths and, when you’re ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 02, 2019
131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal
2226
The origin stories of the Olympians. The creatures this week are the Yule Lads, their mom, stepdad, and murderous cat. -- Sponsors: Check out Bird Box on Netflix! Casper: Ready for a good night of sleep for once? All you have to do is go to http://casper.com/legends and use the offer code LEGENDS and your next favorite mattress will be delivered to your door. -- Music: “Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pitho Magnus” by Blue Dot Sessions “Min” by Blue Dot Sessions “Betrayal” by Lee Rosevere “Everywhere” by Lee Rosevere “All the Answers” by Lee Rosevere “Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Campanula” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 26, 2018
130C-Jungle Book: An Old War
1984
Mowgli is hiding among the humans to stay safe from Shere Khan after burning and shaming the tiger at the showdown at Council Rock. The problem? The tiger knows where Mowgli is, and he is coming for the man cub. The Myths and Legends store: https://shop.bardic.fm -- Sponsors: Check out the best podcasts of 2018 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/genre/podcasts-page -- Music: “Where it all happened” by Blue Dot Sessions “Illa Villardo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Darkened Treeline” by Blue Dot Sessions “Your Mother’s Daughter” by Chris Zabriskie “There’s probably no time” by Chris Zabriskie “Beignet Interlude” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2018
130B-Jungle Book: The Strength of the Pack
1972
We catch up with Mowgli after he’s been tossed in a pit of cobras while his friends fight countless vicious monkeys outside. We’ll also see what Shere Khan has been up to for the past seven years…and what his plan is to finally get his claws into Mowgli. The creatures are sentient umbrellas, because who hasn’t looked at an umbrella and thought, “yeah, I’d like this to be a hairy man leg with a greasy tongue?” — Sponsors: Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. Waiting to buy Simplisafe? Wait no more. Check out their fantastic deal at http://simplisafe.com/legends — Myths and Legends on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mythpodcast  The Bardic store: https://shop.bardic.fm -- “Tillis county” by Blue Dot Sessions “Raskt Landsby” by Blue Dot Sessions “Evidence Room” by Blue Dot Sessions “Holiday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Red-tailed Hawk” by Chad Crouch “Green-winged Teal” by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2018
130A-Jungle Book: Welcome to the Jungle
2192
A boy is lost. A tiger hunts. The wolf pack takes on a new cub. The story of the Jungle Book begins -- Sponsors: Audible! Audible is my favorite way to listen to audiobooks. Go to http://www.audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 to start your free 30-day trial and get a free audiobook. Omaha Steaks are a great gift for anyone on your list. For a limited time, you can get 74% off the Omaha Steaks Family Gift Package. Go to http://omahasteaks.com and use the code LEGENDS in the search bar. -- Check out the Myths and Legends store at http://shop.bardic.fm --  Music: "Raskt Landsby" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gra Hovedvei" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Dining Dead" by Nihilore "Final Sacrifice" by Visager "Great Egret" by Chad Crouch "American Crow" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2018
129B-Persian mythology: Champions
2315
Rostam embarks on his quest to free his king, taken captive in the land of the demons, where he'll not only have to free his stupid, stupid ruler and end the war, but embark on seven labors which will include: letting his horse do a lot of the heavy lifting, a dragon fight, a new friend, and tossing a demon's head like a bride throws a bouquet. The creatures this week are the kakamora, from Polynesian mythology and, yes, from Moana. Unlike Moana, however, they are way less violent, way more naked, and have a taste for the finer things in life (possum). -- Sponsors: Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. Empty Faces: an amazing new mystery box that you can solve. Check out http://emptyfaces.com/legendsfor 10% off your first box. Check out Call Your Girlfriend at http://callyourgirlfriend.com! -- Music: “Zulia Conspiracy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Watercool Quiet” by Blue Dot Sessions “Santo Apure” by Blue Dot Sessions “Rambling” by Blue Dot Sessions “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear “Assmack” by Podington Bear “Paramo Ocho” by Blue Dot Sessions “Besos y Abrazos” by Rolemusic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2018
129A-Persian Mythology: The Mammoth that Rides
2104
The story of Rostam from the Shahnameh, an important book in Iranian Mythology. It starts out in a weird place, with a strange little Benjamin Button-type baby being raised by a mythological peacock dog, and only gets stranger, but it explores themes of loyalty, fealty, and power, even if a leader is not deserving. The creature this week is the Jackalope, from Wyoming, and you can only hunt them one day a year. Unfortunately, that day doesn't exist. -- Sponsors: Waiting to buy Simplisafe? Wait no more. From now until November 26th, you can get 25% off a new security system. Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends Blue Apron! Go to http://www.blueapron.com/legends to check out this week’s menu and get your first 3 meals free. -- Music: "Softly Villainous" by Blue Dot Sessions "De Facto" by Chad Crouch "Common Merganser" by Chad Crouch "Gadwell" by Chad Crouch "Investigation" by Chad Crouch "An Oddly Formal Dance" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tessalit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drch" by Blue Dot Sessions "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2018
128-Irish folklore: Give Him the Finger
2496
A fairy tale from Ireland with a genre savvy queen who has one request for her husband: don't let his surely evil next wife get anywhere near her three sons. Of course, things don't really go as planned. The creature this week is hook girl! Don't bug hook girl, or hook girl will bug you...and by "bug you" I mean "tear you to tiny pieces." -- Sponsors: Bombas. I'm wearing Bombas right now. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends (code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. Homecoming is spectacular, and it's on Amazon Prime now. Check it out. A new podcast by the makers of Missing Richard Simmons is out that explores what exactly happened on Y2K. Check out Headlong: Surviving Y2K today: https://www.headlongpodcast.com/ -- Music: "Building the Sled" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flashing Runner"  by Blue Dot Sessions "Awaiting an Arrival" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bauxite" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie "Masonry" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2018
127-Finnish Mythology: The Boy who Lived
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A story from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, about revenge, letting go, and moving on. Also why you shouldn't mess with babies that can whisper threats at three months old and survive way more things than you could. -- Sponsors: Check out http://www.linkedin.com/myths for $50 off your first job posting. Post your job where millions of professionals go weekly. HOMECOMING! It's on Amazon Prime now. Check it out. Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime on October 19th! -- Music: "Alphabet Soup" by Podington Bear "Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Readers do you Read?" by Chris Zabriskie "Vik Fenceta Lan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Another Version of You" by Chris Zabriskie "Vik Fenceta" by Blue Dot Sessions "NirvanaVEVO" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2018
126-Wendigo: Hunger
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On our annual Halloween episode, it's stories of a monstrous creature who stalks the north woods...and how they might be sitting right next to you. The creature is a vampire that's super scary...only it can't actually walk...and moreso bounces everywhere...and hates messy rooms. -- Sponsors: I've been a fan of Simplisafe for as long as I've been a customer - over two years now. Check them out at http://www.simplisafe.com/legends Check out The Great Courses Plus! It's a great way to learn about pretty much anything anything. There are over 10,000 lectures available. Go to http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to sign up for a free trial! Check out Screen Dive on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screen-dive/id1439492501?mt=2 Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime, available now! -- Music: "Traffic" by Kai Engel "Somnolence" by Kai Engel "Delirium" by Kai Engel "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel "Mare" by Kai Engel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2018
125-Norse Mythology: Bound
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We're back in Norse Mythology. It's set before Ragnarok (obviously), and it's a story we never got to of Freyja, Odin, Loki, and four dwarves. Freyja makes a lot of new friends, and Loki gets completely out of control at a party and tells all the Aesir exactly what he thinks of them. The creature of the week is the invunche, a very sad, hairy, contorted baby. -- Sponsors: Empty Faces: an amazing new mystery box that you can solve. Check out http://emptyfaces.com/legends for 10% off your first box. Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime, available now! -- Music: "Catching Feathers" by Ketsa "Midnight" by Ketsa "The Confrontation" by Podington Bear "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "Walking Shoes" by Blue Dot Sessions "House of Grendel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear "Hard Sell" by Ketsa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2018
124-Greek Mythology: The Fall
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Theseus has had a long and storied life, but now he faces his greatest challenge: after you've accomplished everything you set out to do and your name will live on for generations, what comes next?   The creature is the, impundulu environmentally-conscience bird who only uses alternative fuels for its tiny plane. Unfortunately, the alternative fuel is human blood.   ---   Sponsors: Blue Apron! Go to http://www.blueapron.com/legends to check out this week’s menu and get your first 3 meals free.   Empty Faces: an amazing new mystery box that you can solve. Check out http://emptyfaces.com/legends for 10% off your first box.   Don't forget to catch season 2 of Lore on Amazon Prime on October 19th   ---   Theseus episodes: 17A: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3329/17a-theseus-its-dangerous-to-go-alone/ 17B: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3339/17b-icarus-and-daedalus-a-portrait-of-the-artificer-as-a-young-man/ 17C: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3390/17c-theseus-i-volunteer-as-tribute/ 46A-D (Argonauts): https://www.mythpodcast.com/4228/46a-argonauts-assembly-required/ 76 (Atalanta): https://www.mythpodcast.com/12714/76-greek-myths-lioness/ 93A: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12938/93a-amazons-wonder-women/ 93B: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12945/93b-theseus-love-and-war/   ---   Music: "A Rush of Clear Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Baroque" by Blue Dot Sessions "Curio" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dirty Wallpaper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Myrian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Celadon" by Podington Bear "Tweetstorm Gathering" by Podington Bear "Telltale" by Podington Bear "SuzyB" by Blue Dot Sessions "John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie "There's Probably No Time" by Chris Zabriskie "Trap" by Jahzzar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2018
123-Dark Tower: Directions
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A game turns dark as a child disappears. Her brothers must follow her into a land that's like a mirror image of our own to get her back from the king who lives in the dark tower. Oh and also Merlin is barely any help at all. The creature this time is the ilomba, from Zambia, and it's a terrible reason to collect your fingernail clippings. -- Sponsors: I've been a fan of Simplisafe for as long as I've been a customer - over two years now. Check them out at http://www.simplisafe.com/legends Casper is the most comfortable mattress I've ever used. I did the math - you spend a quarter million hours on your mattress over your life, you should be comfortable. Check out http://www.casper.com/legends, offer code LEGENDS for fifty dollars off your mattress purchase. -- The Stephen King Quote: https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2017/08/how-did-stephen-king-to-the-dark-tower-come-through-robert-brownings-childe-roland/ -- See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2018
122-Indian Folklore: Let it Be
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A king fighting against fate. A young man surviving the impossible. A hermit reading the future from his toilet. This week, it's the long road to becoming who you were always meant to be. -- Sponsor: LinkedIn: Go to http://linkedin.com/myths and get $50 off your first job post. -- Fictional Check out Fictional at http://apple.fictional.fm or by searching for "Fictional" wherever you get your podcasts. -- Music: "Raven" by Chad Crouch "CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie "We Always Thought the Future would be Kind of Fun" by Chris Zabriskie "Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions "Petaluma" by Blue Dot Sessions "Releasing the Sculpture" by Podington Bear "Nocturne" by Podington Bear "New Skin" by Podington Bear "Cloudbank" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 03, 2018
121-Grimm Brothers: King of the Mountain
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A man loses everything except for his children and his field, but it's while he's in that field with his children that he receives a visit from a mythological creature...and makes a deal that will change all of their lives forever. The creature of the week is a mythpodcat! She just loves to dance! And set you on fire! -- Sponsors: Amazon Channels: Only pay for the channels you want with Prime Video Channels. Start your free trials of over a hundred channels by visiting http://tryprimechannels.com/legends. LinkedIn: Go to http://linkedin.com/myths and get $50 off your first job post. -- Fictional: http://apple.fictional.fm -- Music: "Red-winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch "Clear and Present" by Ketsa "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie "Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear "That Kid in the Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos" by Chris Zabriskie "Retrograde" by Podington Bear "Minor Islands" by Podington Bear "Bell Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2018
120B-Holy Grail: Beyond the Sea
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Seven people have been informed that they will be pivotal in the quest for the greatest holy object that has ever existed: the Holy Grail. First, they have to get it to England. That, of course, will involve angelic post-it notes, ships with ejector seats, attacking giants, and, the most unbelievable thing of all (to some of our characters): multi-colored wood. We'll see how the Grail comes to Britain and that the end of Joseph's quest is just the beginning. -- Sponsors: Check out The Great Courses Plus! It's a great way to learn about pretty much anything anything. There are over 10,000 lectures available. Go to http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to sign up for a free trial! Spotify is a really great app to find not only the best music, but now the best podcasts. Check out us and others (but mostly us) on Spotify today: http://spotify.mythpodcast.com -- "Svela Tal" by Blue Dot Sessions "Degradation" by Podington Bear "All the Ways" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear "Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flashing Runner" by Blue Dot Sessions "It's Always too late to Start Over" by Chris Zabriskie "Osprey" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2018
120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass
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The Holy Grail: The greatest legendary item of all time and the focal point of the Arthurian legends. This is its origin. Beginning as the humble cup of a crucified savior, the Grail will take on legendary status. We'll see how it moved from Jerusalem to a far-flung province on the edge of the world, and we'll meet the people tasked with protecting it, whose great, great, great, great grandchildren will become the heroes of the Arthurian legends. This is a Grail story unlike any you've ever heard. This is where it all begins. -- Sponsors: Wolverine: The Long Night - check out this fantastic podcast at http://wolverinepodcast.com Blue Apron! Go to http://www.blueapron.com/legends to check out this week’s menu and get your first 3 meals free. I love Simplisafe. I've been a happy customer for years. To get (in my opinion) the best in home security, go to http://www.simplisafe.com/legends -- Music: "Double-crested Cormorant" by Chad Crouch "Cicle Vascule" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Veroni" by Blue Dot Sessions "Toil" by Podington Bear "Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie "Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Things We Save" by Podington Bear "Trillium" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2018
119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening
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It's the first written version of Sleeping Beauty, put down to paper in the 1600s by the Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile. And it's horrifying.   The creature is elephant rat. It's an elephant whose also a rat sometimes. No big deal. Now move along and let him murder in peace.   -- Sponsor:   Check out Sacred Lies, a new series on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/sacredliesshow/   -- Fictional on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.fictional.fm Fictional on Stitcher: http://stitcher.fictional.fm Fictional on Spotify: http://spotify.fictional.fm --  Music: "Running on Empty" by Podington Bear "Sylvestor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Midday" by Blue Dot Sessions "Black Cosmos Ring" by Podington Bear "The Nightmare" by Podington Bear "Studie I" by Jahzzar "Betrayal" by Lee Rosevere "Support Me in This Moment That I'm About to Lose Hope" by Nihilore See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 05, 2018
118-Jewish Folklore: The Eyrie
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The king is annoyed. All of these people want to make him work. It's just...not fair. Sure, they're starving and about to riot in the streets, but actually showing up to work is really going to cut into his sitting around time. Unfortunately, he might not have a choice. The people are getting angry, and that leads to a journey west, farther than anyone in his kingdom has ever gone, to unearth an ancient secret. -- Sponsor: Spotify is a really great app to find not only the best music, but now the best podcasts. Check out us and others (but mostly us) on Spotify today: http://spotify.mythpodcast.com -- Fictional! Check out our other show, Fictional! This week it is part two of Dracula. Go to http://fictional.fm or search for "Fictional" wherever you get your podcasts. -- The article I referenced: https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 -- Music: "Parade" by Nctrnm "Building the Sled" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vulcan Street" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cylinder Three" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 29, 2018
117-Romanian Folklore: What did it Cost?
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This week, it's the fairy tale "Youth without Age and Life without Death", from Romania, a tale of love, loss, impossible quests, and acheiving your dreams. Also, why you shouldn't make idle promises to a kid that's just an hour old. It might end with them playing dominos with your horses and taking half of your kingdom's worth of gold.   The creature this week is the hili, from Lesotho, Africa. If you've never seen Big Bird's toilet...well...that's because it's you.   Sponsor: Check out Sacred Lies, a new series on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/sacredliesshow/   Music:   “Flutterbee” by Podington Bear “Nearly Nowhere” by Ketsa “Kestrel” by Chad Crouch “Rambling” by Ketsa “Worlds Edge” by Ketsa “Flashing Runner” by Blue Dot Sessions “Algea Trio” by Blue Dot Sessions “Traffic” by Kai Engel “Daedalus” by Kai Engel “Cold War Echo” by Kai Engel “Haunted Past” by Ketsa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 22, 2018
116B-Mexican Legends: Outlaw Country
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Joaquin is out of control. He is riding through town, doubling the rewards on his own wanted posters. He has cowed or killed anyone who has tried to stop him, and he thinks he is untouchable. He's not wrong, either. The only people who know his face are either very trusted or very dead. Still, the more he pushes, the more the state of California pushes back, until one man is finally commissioned with a bill from the California legislature to hunt him down for good. -- Sponsor: Spotify is a really great app to find not only the best music, but now the best podcasts. Check out us and others (but mostly us) on Spotify today: http://spotify.mythpodcast.com -- Fictional! Check out our other show, Fictional! This week it is Sherlock Holmes. Go to fictional.fm or search for "Fictional" wherever you get your podcasts. -- Music: Opener” by Blue Dot Sessions “Moon Bicycle Theme” by Blue Dot Sessions “Dropped Ticket” by Blue Dot Sessions “Sopor” by Kai Engel “Scraper” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wistful” by Blue Dot Sessions “Insatiable Toad” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vibrant Canopy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Comatose” by Kai Engel “Silent Flock” by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 15, 2018
116A-Mexican Legends: Alta California
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 08, 2018
115-Chinese Folklore: Another Brick in the Wall
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The story of Meng Jiangnu and the Great Wall is one of the four great folktales of China. It's the story of love, tyranny, and standing up for what is right, no matter the cost. If you like your evil creatures without any way to defeat them whatsoever, then this week's creature might be for you. -- Sponsors: Check out Handy. Everyone loves a clean house. Now it's not only super easy, but affordable too. Check out http://www.handy.com/legends and use code LEGENDS during checkout to get your first 3-hour cleaning for 39 dollars once you sign up for a plan! Audible! Audible is my favorite way to listen to audiobooks. Go to http://www.audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 to start your free 30-day trial and get a free audiobook. -- The book by Wilt Idema: https://bardic.link/Pieuc -- Music: "Mindset" by Ketsa "Calming Storms" by Ketsa "Management" by Ketsa "Our Digital Compass" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rate Sheet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tolls Folly" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tumblehome" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slate Tracker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lonely Stairwell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Morning Colorwheel" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 01, 2018
114B-Indian Stories: Heavy
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The world has been quiet for centuries, but everyone knows that they will return. The demon kings. An ancient evil destined to be reborn a third and final time. Then, one day, a child is born. The parents rejoice, but only for a moment. There is something different about the child, and there are rumors that the monster has been reborn once again and, after his battle with the one destined to fight him through the ages, the world will never be the same. -- That roach: https://bardic.link/b9fiF -- Music: "Good Evening Melancholy" by Ketsa "Plague" by Kai Engel "Slum Canto" by Kai Engel "Tiptoe Treadline" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sal's Piano Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2018
114A-Indian Stories: Calamity
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Three lifetimes, two guardians, one objective: get back home. In our long overdue first foray into stories from India, it's the story of Jaya and Vijaya, the gatekeepers to Vishnu's celestial abode and the fateful decision they made one day that would change everything. It's the story of a demon that, reborn across generations and millennia, battles heroes that are born for the fight. The creature this week is an angry bird who is less about wrecking towers and more about exsanguinating the corpses of his enemies. -- Sponsors: Spotify is a really great app to find not only the best music, but now the best podcasts. Check out us and others (but mostly us) on Spotify today: http://spotify.mythpodcast.com -- Music: "Silent Dreams" by Ketsa "Moon Love" by Ketsa "Our Names Engraved" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sanctuary" by Podington Bear "Seventh Hill" by Podington Bear "Ervira" by Blue Dot Sessions "4 Point Path" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2018
113-Armenian folklore: Occupational Hazard
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The prince is having a bad day...because the prince is having a great day. His life is just too easy. Too awesome. He is suffering from too much luxury. It's definitely not because he's into a girl who doesn't like him back. Nope. Not at all. Ok, it totally is. But don't tell his mom. The creature this week is a homicidal sea monster baby, because sure.  --- Sponsors: Check us out on Spotify!! I've been a fan of Simplisafe for as long as I've been a customer - over two years now. Check them out at http://www.simplisafe.com/legends See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2018
112C-Pinocchio: Whale Jail
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It's the end for Pinocchio. We left him last week the lead suspect in a murder investigation (no, I'm not joking), and we'll catch up to him on the beach, facing the authorities as he stands over the body with the murder weapon in hand. Also a lot of other stuff happens. Like, way too much stuff, like deep-fried puppets, snail butlers, and sleazy millionaires. And that's just in the first half of the episode. The creature this week is a gentleman who is so polite as to bow at every opportunity...but not so polite that he won't take every opportunity to fart out of his three anuses (still not joking). --- Next week: we're working, but there won't be an episode. Looking to subject yourself to more of my voice? Check out our other show, Fictional, where we adapt stories from classic literature and excellent public domain works. Go to fictional.fm to listen or subscribe, or just search "Fictional" wherever you get your podcasts. --- Music: "Le Monstre" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Caterpillar Brigade" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Go To Sleep" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Stages of Awakening" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Blossoming" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Lamb and Wolf" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Bell Club" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Paper Boat" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Coopers Hawk" by Chad Crouch/Podington Bear "Svela Tal" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2018
112B-Pinocchio: Nosey
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I wouldn't really call Pinocchio ill-fated. That implies that it's undeserved, and it's definitely not. The little guy lies like it's a second language. Regardless, a lot happens to our little buddy in this episode, starting with him coming back from the dead. The creature this week is the Hai Ho Shang, a vicious merman from Chinese mythology who absolutely has some opinions on your dancing. -- Music: "Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lakeside Path" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arbinac" by Blue Dot Sessions "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plaque" by Blue Dot Sessions "Our Names Engraved" by Blue Dot Sessions "New Skin" by Chad Crouch "Red-tailed Hawk" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2018
112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached
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Prison. Assassins. Marionette dance parties. The original story of Pinocchio has it all. Of course, you know of Pinocchio and Geppetto, but did you know that Geppetto, in order to get the wood to make Pinocchio, had to chew on an old man's wig? Or that the original story had a shockingly brutal end, even for an 1800s children's tale? Check it out. This story is wild. The creature this time is a giant grasshopper who wants to have your kids over for dinner. And no, he's not being playfully ambiguous with that wording. He's going to eat your children and there's nothing you can do to stop him because he's a twelve foot tall grasshopper. -- Sponsors: I've been a happy Simplisafe customer for two years. Check them out. Go to http://www.simplisafe.com/legends Yes. We replaced our Casper...with another Casper. It's the best mattress I've ever used. Check it out for yourself: http://www.casper.com/legends -- Music: "Anna's Hummingbird" by Chad Crouch "Great Egret" by Chad Crouch "Single Player" by Chad Crouch "Staggering" by Chad Crouch "Frogs in Tuxes" by Podington Bear "Climbing the Mountain" by Podington Bear "Little Black Cloud" by Podington Bear "Puzzler" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2018
111-Thumbelina: Sweet Summer Child
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Thumbelina's life is already difficult. She lives in early modern Denmark and is no bigger than her mom's thumb. Oh, and also, everyone wants to marry her. And by everyone, I mean everyone. Frog moms want her to marry their sons and, somehow, the story gets stranger from there. In true Hans Christian Andersen fashion, this fairy tale for children about a girl being born from a flower and trying to find love contains kidnapping, death threats, crushing nihilism, and sleazy moles. Childhood was different back in the 1800s. The creature are shrimp fries! But you have to act now or they'll be gone...oh, wait...no. My bad. They died 200 years ago. --- Sponsor: The Great Courses Plus. I'm currently loving The Celtic World. Check it out...or check out ALL the courses for free for thirty days. You just have to go to my URL at http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to get an entire month for free. Free! Check it out! --- Music: "Buzzy Minuet" by Chad Crouch "De Facto" by Chad Crouch "Platformer" by Chad Crouch "Drawing Mazes" by Chad Crouch "Idle Ways" by Blue Dot Sessions "Uncertain Ground" by Blue Dot Sessions "Velda Tallow" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sal's Piano Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arbic Tallow" by Blue Dot Sessions "Button" by Chad Crouch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2018
110-Viking Myths: Alone
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Odin. Jotunheim. Shin Tinder. We're (basically) back in Norse mythology with the legendary story of Hadingus, a Viking king that hates being king. We'll visit nearly half of the worlds in Norse mythology as we follow a spectacularly bad ancient Norse hero. The creature this time is a way to get superpowers...if you ever wanted to be a bitter, stinky, homicidal muppet. -- Sponsors: Say hello to the food wizards at Blue Apron, and say hello awesome recipes and fresh ingredients delivered straight to your door. Go to http://www.blueapron.com/legends Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time, bringing us to the front line of history’s greatest special forces missions. Check it out on Apple Podcasts! -- "Orange Juicier" by Podington Bear "Holding Steady" by Podington Bear "So We Go" by Blue Dot Sessions "Closet Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bristlecone" by Podington Bear "Shade Ways" by Podington Bear "Telltale" by Podington Bear "We Make a Good Team" by Podington Bear "House Finch" by Chad Crouch "Journies" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30, 2018
109-Athens: Home
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The city of Athens is one of the most famous of the ancient world and its royal family was plagued with, well, weirdness. Between the dragon kings and the bird people, you either had to be sure to trust no one, or to never go anywhere ever because the wind or even the dawn could be out to get you. The creature of the week is a fairy cow by the name of Fuwch Gyfeiliorn which I have the good sense to not even begin to attempt to say. -- Sponsor: Our sponsor this week is Squarespace. Check them out for a beautiful and easy website. Go to http://squarespace.com/myths and use the code MYTHS -- Music: "Bombadore" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Records" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rate Sheet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Setting Pace" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Minor Islands" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crumbling Dock" by Blue Dot Sessions "Waves of Intensity" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2018
108-Tom Thumb: Thumbs Up
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Tom Thumb is the story of a guy named Tom...who is as big as his dad's thumb. A practical joke by a wizard, Tom went on to become Sir Thomas Thumb, the greatest knight in the realm, but not before becoming indigestion for a giant, a raven's canker sore, and exploring all the thrilling intricacies of a cow's digestive system. The creature this week is a fish that's more manly than I'll ever be. --- Sponsor: Amazon Music Unlimited: It has millions of songs and you can play it just by speaking. You can start a 30-day trial free at http://amazonmusic.com --- Music: "Le Monstre" by Podington Bear "Pives and Flarinet" by Podington Bear "Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear "Releaseing the Sculpture" by Podington Bear "Two Boys and a Girl" by Podington Bear "Airliner" by Podington Bear "New Skin" by Podington Bear "Denouement" by Podington Bear "Waiting for the Moment that Never Comes" by Lee Rosevere "You're Enough" by Lee Rosevere See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2018
107B-Golem: To Dust You Shall Return
2110
It's quiet. Too quiet. It has been years since the last blood libel and the Jewish community in Prague is starting to relax. Then, the Maharal receives a sign from God a few days before Passover, letting him know that the danger is far from over. On the creature of the week, if you can't take the heat, get out of the desert. Or stay in the desert and be like the Funeral Mountain Terrashot. Sponsors: Audible! Check out http://www.audible.com/myths (or text MYTHS to 500-500) to start a 30-day trial membership and get your first audiobook free! Amazon Music Unlimited: It has millions of songs and you can play it just by speaking. You can start a 30-day trial free at http://amazonmusic.com Music: "Just need a walk under the lights of the boulevard" by Bisou de l'enfant sauvage "After midnight kiss" by Bisou de l'enfant sauvage "Ocean Ending" by Soft and Furious "The Coil Winds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lost in Russia" by TRG Banks "Alchemical" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2018
Bonus-U.S. Folklore: Gaslighting
527
As a way to say thank for voting for Myths and Legends for the Webbys (and for being the reason why we won!), we wanted to share an additional story this week. It's from the southern United States, and it was originally an episode on the Myths and Legends member feed. It's a story of two wives in a stupidity arms race over who has the worse husband. The creature is the reason why the owl is such a shady bird that never comes out during the day. Thanks again for your vote. If you liked this episode and want more like it, there are now 31+ other episodes on the member feed. Go to support.mythpodcast.com for more info. All music this week by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2018
107A-Golem: Guardian
2144
In 16th century Prague, a people are under attack. Accused of an unspeakable crime they didn't commit, they have no recourse: even the rulers of the city have turned against them. They can't find justice, so they have to make justice - a silent guardian to watch over their community, one to keep the wolves at bay. But is he too late to help guard the innocents against the sinister machinations of one man? --- Sponsors: Make a fantastic website with Squarespace. Turn that dream into a reality by going to http://www.squarespace.com/myths and using the code MYTHS for 10% off your purchase of a website or domain. There's an interesting new podcast by Parcast out called Unexplained Mysteries. Go to http://parcast.com/unexplained or find it on Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, and Google Play. --- Music: "An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Simple Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions "Andelo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Toothless Slope" by Blue Dot Sessions "Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2018
106C-African Legends: Who Tells Your Story
2054
The king returns to his homeland after nearly a decade of exile. An evil sorcerer king is at the apex of his power. Owls deliver insults and dating is difficult no matter who you are. The epic story of Sundiata, the first emperor of Mali, concludes.   The creature of the week is the grey man of Ben MacDhui, a...grey man. Who lives on the mountain of Ben MacDhui. And also he's naked because why not?   ---   Sponsors:   Check out Blue Apron. Pre-portioned ingredients with professionally-designed recipes delivered to your home on whatever day of the week you choose. It's so easy. Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS to get your first three meals free.   With The Great Courses Plus, you can learn anything about pretty much anything. They have so many excellent courses all taught by experts. I fell in love with the Rise of Rome. You can get your first month free by going to http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths You'll love it.   ---   Music:   "Fantasy and Denoument" by Podington Bear "In" by Podington Bear "Elipse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Waves" by Blue Dot Sessions "Endeavour" by Jahzzar "Ruins" by Jahzzar "We Drive 3 Days" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pacing" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2018
106B-African Legends: Bad Move
2063
The Webbys! You have until 11:59pm PST on 4/19 to vote, so if you haven't voted, please go to http://vote.mythpodcast.com and vote for Myths and Legends. Thank you so much. --- A new shadow rises to the north of Mali and an evil sorcerer king (and connoisseur of severed heads) will rise, but not before Djata, Sogolon, and others are forced into exile by the ruthless queen mother. It's part 2 of the story of Sundiata: an epic of old Mali. The creature this week is a good-guy African dragon who, in a refreshing twist, is the victim of all of his interactions with humans. --- Sponsors: Amazon Music Unlimited has millions of songs and you can start a 30-day trial free at http://amazonmusic.com Casper is the most comfortable mattress I've ever used. I did the math - you spend a quarter million hours on your mattress over your life, you should be comfortable. Check out http://www.casper.com/legends, offer code LEGENDS for fifty dollars off your mattress purchase. --- Music: "Somnolence" by Kai Engel "Delirium" by Kai Engel "Oneiri" by Kai Engel "Little Black Cloud" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plum" by Podington Bear "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2018
106A-African Legends: Long Live the King
2197
The epic of Sundiata, the founder of the Mali empire, has everything - magical old women, evil magician kings, nice magician kings, and helpful buffaloes. The first part is like Mean Girls...if Mean Girls was set in 12th century Africa. But really, it's a fantastic tale of love, loss, and perseverance and I hope you like it.   The creature today has a surprise for you! It's her mule legs! Also she's going to eat you!   !---! We were nominated for a Webby and we need your vote! If you have a moment, please go to http://wbby.co/pod-writ and cast your vote for Myths and Legends. Thanks so much! !---!   Sponsors:   Amazon Music Unlimited has millions of songs and you can start a 30-day trial free at http://amazonmusic.com   Squarespace! Build amazing, beautiful websites so, so easily with squarespace. You can get started, and when you're ready for a domain you can go to http://www.squarespace.com (promo code MYTHS) for $10 off your first purchase of a website or domain. --- Music: "Alum Drum Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gaena" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gale" by Blue Dot Sessions "Daedalus" by Kai Engel "Low Jack" by Podington Bear "Ringtail" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lonely Stairwell" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 11, 2018
105B-Reynard: Ferocious Mr. Fox
2024
!*!*! We've been nominated for a Webby! If you get a chance, it would be amazing if you'd vote for Myths and Legends: http://wbby.co/pod-writ Thanks! !*!*! Reynard, having received a pardon from the Lion who was a King, is up to his old tricks. Like, immediately. He bit the head off the rabbit that was accompanying him on a holy pilgrimmage before he even left the kingdom. Of course, the ground is shrinking beneath Reynard, and it won't be long before the fox who needs to deceive to survive runs into the king's justice and the king will only fall for the same lies so many times. -- Sponsors Check out Breach, a new podcast that takes you inside the world's biggest hacks On Apple Podcasts On Stitcher Amazon Music Unlimited has millions of songs and you can start a 30-day trial free at http://amazonmusic.com -- Music "When we set out" by Podington Bear "Bit Rio" by Podington Bear "Massive Attack" by Podington Bear "Puppy" by Podington Bear "Bell Solo" by Podington Bear "Mystery Coat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Noe Noe" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2018
105A-Reynard: Fox on the Run
2281
Despite cute talking animals, the world in the stories of Reynard the fox is a rough place. The fox might not be the biggest or toughest animal in the kingdom, but he is the smartest. Once he gets talking, run, because there's no way you're going to come out the other end in one piece. The creature this week is an angry muddy ghost dad. -- Sponsors: Amazon Music Unlimited: They have all the music you could ever want. You can try it out for free for 30 days at http://www.amazonmusic.com (FYI, it renews automatically, but you can cancel any time) Not only is Blue Apron delivering amazing food, they're delivering great experiences making that food. For $30 off your first order, check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends Check us out on Spotify! http://spotify.mythpodcast.com -- Music: "Bad Cut" by Podington Bear "LA" by Podington Bear "Reddit" by Podington Bear "Roscoe" by Podington Bear "Curious Process" by Podington Bear "Operatives" by Podington Bear "Cicle Vascule" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2018
104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger
2086
Horus's uncle Set murdered his father, and because his mother was shrewd, he gained the throne and the murderer was exiled to the South. There was just one problem: Set wasn't going to go quietly. He vowed on the day he left to kill Horus, feast on his flesh, and reclaim the throne for himself. The boy Pharoah, Horus, watched Set and his followers go, and knew he had to be ready. The war was coming. The creature this time is the vegetable man, and, no worries, he's not going to make you eat your vegetables. As a (possible?) vegetable himself, he's way more interested in eating you. -- Sponsors: Spotify! Check out this (and so many other podcasts) on Spotify. I actually made it super-easy for you to open Myths and Legends in Spotify. Just click on this link: http://spotify.mythpodcast.com Bombas. I'm wearing Bombas right now. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends to try them out and get 20% off your first order. Amazon Music Unlimited: I'm super excited that they're a sponsor for this show. It is amazingly cool. I've been a big fan of their service for years, and they have all the music you could want. You can try it out for free for 30 days at http://www.amazonmusic.com (FYI, it renews automatically, but you can cancel any time) -- Music: "Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear "Pythagoras" by Podington Bear "Graduation" by Podington Bear "Blammo" by Podington Bear "Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear "Strange Dog Walk" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2018
103-Middle Eastern Folklore: Shipshape
1995
A story about a king and his garden...that somehow turns into a story with genies, witches, boats full of male models, guys getting boiled alive, angry kitties, and secret agent mice. It's the story of the bronze ring, as collected by Scottish writer Andrew Lang. The creature this time just wants to pop on by your hut for a beer and maybe turn you into an undying goblin. Because he likes you so much. --- Sponsors: Don't forget to watch Krypton March 21st at 10pm (9pm Central) on Syfy! Check out http://www.linkedin.com/myths for $50 off your first job posting. Post your job where 22 million professionals go weekly. People matter: choose LinkedIn --- Fictional on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.fictional.fm Fictional on Stitcher: http://stitcher.fictional.fm Fictional on Spotify: http://spotify.fictional.fm --- Music: "Cicle Ariel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Molerat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lime Beat" by Podington Bear "Lamb" by Podington Bear "Two Faces" by Podington Bear "Soldier's Story" by Podington Bear "Smack" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2018
102-Charlemagne: Honor Among Thieves
1922
Charlemagne is the Holy Roman Emperor, and as a Holy Roman Emperor in a legend, it's not surprising that he'd get a command directly from God. What is surprising, however, is that the command is less than holy. The angry, bitter bird people on the creature of the week will be the death of chairs as we know them. --- Sponsors: Spotify! Check us out on Spotify: http://spotify.mythpodcast.com Bombas! Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends to get 20% off your first purchase of the most comfortable socks in the history of feet. The Great Courses Plus! Go to http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to get a free one month trial today. While you're there, check out "Great Mythologies of the World". LinkedIn! Go to http://linkedin.com/myths for a $50 credit toward your first job post. --- "Little Strut Surprise" by Podington Bear "K2" by Podington Bear "Gentle Marimbas" by Podington Bear "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear "B7 Bomber" by Podington Bear "Cicle Gerano" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cobalt Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2018
101-Fairy Tales: Three Dog Night
1999
What do you do if an obvious witch stops you on the road and asks a favor? Keep walking, right? Well, for the first time in possibly the entirety of this podcast, here's an example of someone speaking to an evil-looking witch in the dark forest and it actually working out. It's the story of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Tinderbox". Our second story is from Vietnam, and a poor family, a smart child, an evil moneylender, and a fly conspire to cause some legal difficulties. --- Bombas are the most comfortable socks I've ever worn, hands...er...feet down. For 20% off your first order, check out http://www.bombas.com/legends (code LEGENDS). Seriously. They are amazing. Check out the podcast "Dear Franklin Jones" by Stitcher. You can find it on Stitcher, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else by searching for "Dear Franklin Jones". --- Not listening to Fictional? You can find it on Apple podcasts (http://apple.fictional.fm), Stitcher (http://stitcher.fictional.fm), Spotify (http://spotify.fictional.fm), and everywhere else by just searching for "Fictional". -- Music: "Down and Around" by Podington Bear "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear "Lens Flare" by Podington Bear "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Storm Passing" by Podington Bear "Scalloped" by Blue Dot Sessions "Wahre" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slider" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2018
100B-Knights of the Round Table: Family Reunion
3062
Things get weird this week. The knights continue their quests through the Country of Strange Adventure, and the side-quests becomes the main quest as the knights get involved with: Bad breakups Vengeance Dragons eating dogs eating stags Death choirs Elderly women looking for a good time Church decorations Way too much more Also, were you wondering what happened to Arthur's incestuous offspring, Mordred? Neither was anyone else! But he's back just in time for something horrible to happen.   The creature this time is the cuero, a nice looking blanket to keep sand off you on the beach and also maybe your skin as well.   Sponsors: I actually just finished a Blue Apron meal. No joke. It was amazing. For $30 off your first order, check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends   Let me know if you want a list of excellent mythology-related audiobooks, because I can get you a long list of myths and legends related audiobooks. You already love listening to stories, so check out Audible at http://audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 for a 30-day trial and a free first audiobook.     Music:   "Lick Stick" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Water" by Podington Bear "Nocturne Op 27 No 1" by Podington Bear "Rain on Glass" by Podington Bear "Pxl Cray" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plataz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vik Fence Lardha" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bivly" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mad Scientist" by Fog Lake "Connect the Dots" by Statusq See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2018
100A-Knights of the Round Table: Buddy System
1968
Yvain and Gawain are just two best friends taking a fun trip together. Nevermind that they've been exiled from Camelot forever, making it a mandatory best friends vacation. It sparks the beginning of a yearlong quest filled with morbid church decorations, dragon diets consisting solely of puppies, and sad, creepy knights. Basically your standard Arthurian legend. The creature of the week is a fearsome critter who loves your scent...especially if that scent is rum... Sponsors: Hiring? Go where everyone already is! Check out http://LinkedIn.com/MYTHS and get a $50 credit toward your first job post. Music: "Blue Highway" by Podington Bear "Ice Pack" by Podington Bear "In My Head" by Podington Bear "Miss You" by Podington Bear "In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Peacoat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Borough" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2018
99-William Tell: One Shot
2040
The story of William Tell is so much more than an arrow and an apple. It's the story of a reluctant hero, a tyrannical ruler, and why you shouldn't let your prisoners drive the vehicle you're using to take them to prison. The creature this week is the cockatrice, and if you see a frog keeping eggs warm, that is just a completely normal and ok thing that won't end up destroying you and everyone you love. Sponsors: Casper is the most comfortable mattress I've ever used. I did the math - you spend a quarter million hours on your mattress over your life, you should be comfortable. Check out http://www.casper.com/legends, offer code LEGENDS for fifty dollars off your mattress purchase. RXBAR = delicious, and full of awesome, real ingredients. I love them. My son loves them. You'll love them. For 25% off your first order, visit http://www.rxbar.com/legends and enter promo code: LEGENDS at checkout. Music: "Cicle Clavis Textile" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Paler Skies" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gullwing Sailor" Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Caspian Sea" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vik Fenceta" by Blue Dot Sessions "Waltz for Zacaria" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2018
98-Native American History: Runner in the Night
1892
As I was reading the story of Gouyen, I couldn't believe it was a true story - the lengths and the danger this woman went to in order to bring her husband's killer to justice. She's brave, intelligent, and ruthless when it comes to going after her goals. And her story doesn't end there. Her name ends up associated with one of the most famous Apache warriors in American history and his fight against the United States. The creature this time is what happens when you reaaaaaaally want to grow wings and pull your own head off (I mean, more than we all want to do all the time) Music: "El Tajo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drch" by Blue Dot Sessions "Meekness" Kai Engel "Harbor" by Kai Engel "La Costilla" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tolls Folly" by Blue Dot Sessions "Villano" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 31, 2018
97-Jack and the Beanstalk: Sleeping Giant
2341
I feel pretty confident saying that this episode is the most fun you'll have listening to a story about child murder and cannibalism. Jack of Jack and the beanstalk fame is a hero who's...not really a hero. He's a lazy teenager who's kind of stupid. It's ok, though, because he keeps running into a kind ogre who repeatedly feeds him and saves his life...and he repays her kindness by robbing her blind. The second story is that of Jack the Giant Killer, which I just recently learned is a different Jack. His story loops in with King Arthur's too, and it's just a lot of fun...if waking up in matted, greasy giant hair is your idea of fun. The creature this week is a giant pig monster from Greek mythology! Which giant pig monster? Well, that's the fun (hint: there are too many giant pig monsters in Greek mythology). -- Sponsors: Are you listening to podcasts yet on Spotify's fantastic app? No? Wait, seriously? Go do that now! It's time to give Blue Apron a try and, right now, you can get $30 off your first box by going to http://www.blueapron.com/legends -- Music: "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "Cylinder Two" by Chris Zabriskie "Cicle Ariel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lanky" by Blue Dot Sessions "March on Gumdrop Field" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plum King" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Gall" by Podington Bear "Villano" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2018
96-Russian Folklore: Cold as Ice
2162
Two vastly different stories of children made from snow. The first is one where the king is called on to solve some dating issues...but then discovers something far colder is at play. The second is the completely real story of a totally legitimately born snow child and what do you mean you don't think he's real? Of course he's real? Well, whatever. You can't prove otherwise so what are you going to do about it? The creature this week is one that likes to make his home (and his toilet!) out of cinnamon. --- Sponsors: Credit Karma: Check out the app or http://creditkarma.com to get always free reports about your credit score! LinkedIn: Hiring? It's not easy to find the right person for the job...well, at least it wasn't, until LinkedIn. Go to http://linkedin.com/myths to get a $50 credit toward your posting and start searching for your next hire the smart way. --- Music: "Cicle Gerano" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Veroni" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lord Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Intermezzo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Paper Feather" by Blue Dot Sessions "Peacetime" by Blue Dot Sessions "This is Our Home" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2018
95B-Irish Legends: Finn the Human
2407
A giant otherworldly monster that shoots fire from its mouth. The treacherous chief that killed his father. A super-smart fish dinner. These are just some of the things that Finn MacCool has to deal with as we wrap up the first part of his story and see how he comes to terms with his father's complicated legacy. The creature is the best at what it does, and what it does isn't very nice. Because it involves sneaking into your house at night and stalking you with its beady little insect eyes and razor-sharp claws. --- Sponsors: Tor Books: Check out "Shroud of Eternity" by Terry Goodkind, book two of the Nicci Chronicles wherever books are sold! The Great Courses Plus: Go to http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to start learning about almost anything today. There's a free trial, but I promise that you'll fall in love with it. While you're there, check out the Mysterious Etruscans. It's good stuff. Casper: Ready for a good night of sleep for once? All you have to do is go to http://casper.com/legends and use the offer code LEGENDS and your next favorite mattress will be delivered to your door. --- Music: "So it Goes" by Podington Bear "The Confrontation" by Podington Bear "Gale" by Blue Dot Sessions "Circle DR Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Circle Vascule" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lochley Fells" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2018
95A-Irish legends: Wanted
2109
If I could have just re-named myself in grade school, it probably would have been Finn MacCool. I mean, yeah, that's only an English transcription and it's actually spelled Fionn mac Cumhaill and it doesn't really mean "Cool guy named Finn" but, loosely, "Fair one who is the son of Cumhaill" but, you know, details. Really, really stupid joking aside, today's story is awesome. It's parts tense human drama, revenge tale, and fantasy epic. It has young people trying to avenge their parents, giant monster fights, and, of course, a very smart fish. It's a two-parter, and it's been one of my favorite stories so far on this podcast. The creature this week is a fire monster who likes to play with his food. Unfortunately, that involves flinging flaming heads at grieving families. -- Check out our sponsor today: Credit Karma. I've been using them for years, and they're great. Go to http://www.creditkarma.com or check out their app to monitor your credit completely free. -- Music: "Cab Ride" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Deserrat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Down by the Bank" by Blue Dot Sessions "Invernen" by Blue Dot Sessions "Headway" by Kai Engel "Slum Canto" by Kai Engel "Evermore" by Kai Engel "Cold War Echo" by Kai Engel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2018
Bonus-The Time Machine: Inspector Spacetime
2646
Since Myths and Legends is off this week, I thought I would run an episode from our other show, Fictional. It's a podcast where we adapt and retell stories from all over fiction. Today's episode is part one of "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells. If you're not already subscribed, this is a chance to check out the new show, and if you are, we'll see you next week with a new Myths and Legends! --- Subscribe to Fictional: Apple Podcasts: http://apple.fictional.fm/ Spotify: http://spotify.fictional.fm Stitcher: http://stitcher.fictional.fm/ Google Play: http://google.fictional.fm/ via the site: https://fictional.fm Copy and paste our RSS feed anywhere you get your podcasts: http://fictional.libsyn.com/rss --- Here are the original shownotes for this episode: "The Time Machine" is a book written by the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. This is a book so famous that it actually coined the phrase "time machine" to refer to a machine that travels through time. It is a short but sprawling book, flinging mankind into the farthest future where we see how the consequences of our actions today can affect the world for millennia. It still holds up, too. It's a little more plot- and concept-heavy than today's novels, but it's a fascinating story full of interesting twists. The villain this time is neither fascinating nor full of twists. He's a one-note idiot obsessed with returning to a past that never was. ----- Music: “Cylinder Three” by Chris Zabriskie Additional music by Breakmaster Cylinder See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 29, 2017
94-Norse Legends: A Very Viking Christmas
1731
The story of a few violent, zombie-filled Christmases from Norse legend. There are two creatures this week! The first is the gloso! A friendly little piggy who will stop by to say hi. Except if you forget her Christmas gift. Then she turns into a demon of the night with glowing red eyes. The other is the nisse, a gnome will merely beat you senseless for forgetting his gift. Basically just remember to get gifts for all the mythological creatures on your list. Music: "Anxiety" by Kai Engel "Floret" by Kai Engel "Delicant" by Podington Bear "Morels" by Podington Bear "Sorrento" by Podington Bear "Steps" by Podington Bear "Storm Passing" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2017
93B-Theseus: Love and War
2193
The Amazons are at the gates, and they want what they came for: the sister of the queen that was kidnapped by Theseus...but does Antiope, the Amazon, want to return? What will the horribly outmatched and, let's face it, outwitted Theseus do? How does this whole segment only take up 1/3 of the episode? We'll see on this week's thrilling conclusion to...last week's story.   The creature this week is why you don't want to go to that fun worm dance party on the beach. I know. We ruin everything.   -- Sponsors: Hello Fresh is del-li-cious. We've been eating Hello Fresh meals for weeks, and they are easy, awesome, and they're really mixing up our skills and tastes. Get $30 off your first order by going to http://hellofresh.com and using the code LEGENDS30   Loot Crate. Are you ready to explore? I'm ready to explore. This month's theme is, I bet you didn't guess it, explore. Go to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS to get $3 off your first crate today!   music:   "After Midnight" by Kai Engel "Delirium" by Kai Engel "Silence" by Kai Engel "Visum" by Kai Engel "Oecumene Sleeps" by Kai Engel "Crying Earth" by Kai Engel "Dancing on the Edge" by Kai Engel "Vik Fence Haflak" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vik Fence Sahder" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2017
93A-Amazons: Wonder Women
2242
There is a monster that's worse than all other monsters. He's (literally) the father of monsters. His donkey-head scrapes the stars and his hands are a hundred snake heads. He was born for one singular purpose: to destroy the Olympians, and that's just what he'll do. His name is Typhon. And that's just the first story today. Then we launch into the main story, about Theseus and the Amazons. We'll pick back up with our buddy Hercules as he's being terrible and get a background on the Amazons and see why you shouldn't do exactly what Theseus does. --- Sponsors: The Shape of Water! Go see it in theaters. Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA Casper: The most comfortable mattress I have ever used. Go to casper.com/legend and use the code LEGENDS to get $50 off your purchase. Did you know you can listen to podcasts on Spotify? So...yeah, do that, because they have all the major ones, the app is polished and nice, and you're already going there for your music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2017
92-Greek Myths: Gigantic
2279
There is someone that isn't happy that the family of Zeus and Hera is sitting on Olympus. Well, there are many people that aren't happy about it. Actually most people except for Zeus and his family aren't thrilled about it. Even then, they all kind of hate each other. Regardless, someone finally comes along to do something about Zeus and his ilk. Someone from their past...and she's coming with an army...an army that has the ability to finally put an end to the Olympians once and for all. The creature this time is a jacked angry unicorn with fabulous hair. --- If you have time, please go to http://takemysurvey.net and take a quick survey. It would be a massive help for me and Myths and Legends. Thank you! --- Music! "Tumult" by Kai Engel "Periculum" by Kai Engel "Tumbler" by Podington Bear "Jackbird" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Black Frame" by Rolemusic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2017
91-Greek Myths: Fatherhood
2118
Two stories of just terrible, terrible fathers from Greek mythology. The first is really only in the story for a few minutes, but helps to bring about two giants that could end his reign. The second is one who admits his mistake and takes pity on the boy before trying to do right by him. And it ends much, much worse than if he had done nothing at all. The creature this time is an elephant unicorn who has one weird trick to make you feel strong. Hydras hate him. --- Music: "Beautocracy" "Lullaby" "Plum" "Rarified" "Aim is True" "Tortoise Shell" "Uptown" by Podington Bear "Hammer and Damper" "Line Exchange" "Slow Driver" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2017
90-Viking Legends: Mighty
2504
The land of giants. Jotunheim. The realm of the monstrous "other" from Norse myth. Thorstein grew up being told it was only a legend, and he probably thought as much...until he walked into it. This is the epic saga of Thorstein Mansion-Might, a legendary Viking who is bigger than doors. The creature this time is Dr. Big Bird. He's a big bird who is an ancient world doctor. That sounds impressive until you think that probably anyone alive today is qualified to be an ancient world doctor. --- Sponsors: War Dragons: Check out our awesome team, just search for "TheVolsungs". You can download War Dragons for free today at http://www.wardragons.com/legends (be sure to go from a phone or tablet device, though. Hello Fresh: We are seriously getting into Hello Fresh. You have to try it. It makes cooking easy, fun, and simple. It's by far my favorite meal service. Go to http://www.hellofresh.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS30 to get $30 off your first meal. --- Music: "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "Cases to Rest" by Blue Dot Sessions "Aim is True" by Podington Bear "Boardwalk" by Podington Bear "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear "Degradation" by Podington Bear "March" by Podington Bear "Miss You" by Podington Bear "Rubber Robot" by Podington Bear "Tarnish" by Podington Bear "These Times" by  Blue Dot Sessions "Well Water" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2017
89-Maui: The Mauiest Maui
2074
Maui. Trickster. Demigod. Sometimes-fish. Abandoned at birth but in the possession of great power, the story of Maui is the story of an underdog that came to help the human race in immeasurable ways: giving them fire, pulling up islands, making the day longer, killing monsters to give coconuts, and convincing the sun to give us some more time in the day...by beating him mercilessly with a fishhook. The creature is a square hedgehog. It's yellow, and makes a terrible pet, because not only does it like to get your horses sick, but it's not remotely housebroken and enjoys urinating basically everywhere. Sponsors: Check out War Dragons! My team is "TheVolsungs" and it seems like everyone on it is better than me. I'm not actually leader of my own team. Anyway, go to http://wardragons.com/legends from your phone or tablet device to check it out for free! Loot Crate: November's theme is Unite 2.0. Sign up today to get awesome, exclusive loot to your house every month. You can go to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends to get $3 off your new subscription. Music: "Am Trans" "Cake" "Ice Pack" "Rubber Robot" "So it Goes" "Spring Comes Early" "Surface Tension 1" "Swing Lo" "The Confrontation" all by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2017
88-Ragnarok: Doom
2840
The Day of the Wolf. The Doom of the Gods. The end of all things. It has many names, but one word encapsulates it all: Ragnarok. It's what Odin has been dreading and fighting. It's what Loki has been planning. It's the dark end of days where the worlds will drop into eternal night, giants will battle gods, and all will burn.  Sponsors: Check out War Dragons at http://wardragons.com/legends to start playing now, and you can join my group by searching for "TheVolsungs" Lootcrate! Get 100% exclusive crates by going to http://lootcrate.com/legends and using the code legends to get $3 off your first crate today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2017
87-Werewolves: The Lost
2264
Werewolves are people that turn into wolves. Or they don't. Maybe they just wear a fancy wolf belt. Or maybe part of a wolf skin. Or maybe they just like to think they're a wolf. Or maybe they're just people that like killing. Werewolf stories are simple ones, but there's no simple answer as to why this thing happens. And it did. A lot. All throughout history there are stories of Werewolves, stretching back as far as Ancient Greece. As it turns out, humans being monstrous is as old as humanity itself. The creature this time is the reason why you'll want to avoid the river if you see a ghostly woman crying out for her children. But if you're not already doing that, a podcast description won't save you. Sponsors: Check out Hello Fresh! It's the best meal delivery service we've used. Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code LEGENDS30 so they know who sent you. Also, check out Glynn Washington's new show, "Heaven's Gate"! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2017
86-Grimm: Clever
2142
Clever Hans is clever. He knows the best way to store needles and knives and how to carry a goat in your pockets on long walks through the country. He's even getting married to Gretel, and we'll see how taking advice on wooing your fiancee from your mom can end up in way too much mutilation. The second story is also about Hans! A different one. It's about cat chefs and following voices down into the dark places under the earth. The creature is why you'll want to pack a lunch and brush up on some cicada-speak (protip: it's just buzzing) the next time you plan on stealing from the guardians of the forest. Sponsors: Check out the very awesome Lore, now streaming on Amazon Video This month's Loot Crate theme is Mythical! Check it out and get $3 off your new subscription today by going to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and using the code LEGENDS All music by Podington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2017
85B-Slavic Folklore: Hold on to Your Hat
2126
The conclusion to the dwarf with the long beard, a story about a dwarf. And a long beard. And entering the ear canals of magic horses for fun and profit. We'll see the epic struggle between brothers come to an end, as well as a powerful argument in favor of facial hair. The creature this time is big, warm cat named Big Ears! He has Big Ears! And an army of demonic cats to do his will! --- Sponsors: Loot. Crate. We share the first four letters of this month's crate, because the theme is Mythical! Check it out, and get $3 off your first crate by going to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and using the code LEGENDS LORE. Lore is going to be a TV series. Really soon. In fact, it comes out THIS FRIDAY! If you love scary stories from folklore well, watch this show. Here is the trailer. Watch it now. Do it. Link to the Lore trailer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12873/85b-slavic-folklore-hold-on-to-your-hat/ --- Music: "Remember Trees" by Chris Zabriskie "I Should have been more human" by Chris Zabriskie "Shake It" by Jahzzar "Denouement" by Kai Engel "Warbled Reflection" by Podington Bear "Den" by Podington Bear "The Telling" by Blue Dot Sessions "White Limit" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2017
85A-Slavic Folklore: For the Right Reasons
1945
Today's story comes from Slavic folklore and it was so much fun. It's surprisingly complex and full of magic, love, and a sleazy little kidnapper who just can't catch a break. Did you know cotton balls were vegetarian friendly snacks? I mean, they're also living things, but they are primarily plants. They taste like old fish and/or honey, but they are low cholesterol so, you know, there's that. --- Sponsor: Check out Casper for the most comfortably mattress you will ever sleep on. Go to http://www.casper.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS to get $50 off your first order. --- Music: "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Qi" by Blue Dot Sessions "Waypoint 7" by Blue Dot Sessions "We Drive Three Days" by Blue Dot Sessions "Old Regrets" by Lee Rosevere "The Secret to Growing Up" by Lee Rosevere See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2017
84-Famous Fairy Tales: Rule of Three
2105
Threes are everywhere in folklore, and today we look at stories where they feature the most prominently: The three bears, the three little pigs, and Cinderella. The tales told and adapted for children children, the three pigs and Cinderella,  are extremely bloody and unforgiving, while the one that was originally for adults - the three bears - is about three very chill best bear friends enjoying a fun afternoon before dealing with a deeply psychologically troubled intruder. The creature this time adds to our list of mythpodcats...and it's further proof that, given half a chance at victory, your cat wouldn't hesitate to kill you. --- Sponsors: Hello Fresh was fantastic. You can try it for yourself and get $30 of your first order by going to http://www.hellofresh.com and using the code LEGENDS30 when you subscribe. Every episode of Myths and Legends (and now Fictional!) is on Spotify! Check out http://www.spotify.com/podcasts to find so many great shows. --- Music: "Associations" by Podington Bear "Don't Go" by Podington Bear "In My Head" by Podington Bear "Rope Swing" by Podington Bear "As I was Saying" by Lee Rosevere "More on That Later" by Lee Rosevere "Alphabet Soup" by Podington Bear "Relinquish" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2017
83-Tale of Tales: Skin Deep
2555
The "Tale of Tales" is a very famous, moderately deranged collection of folklore from 16th century Italy. It's by the author Giambattista Basile, a storyteller who traveled the Mediterranean region collecting stories. The collection known as "Tale of Tales" follows a similar framing narrative to "1001 Nights", with the storyteller telling the king stories in a very loosely-connected fashion. I'm not even going to say the titles for today's stories, but they are two of the most famous in the collection and wildly unpredictable. They're gross, violent, weird, and interesting - so, basically like everyday life. The creature is a man...who is a bat. But he's not Batman, because Batman can't handle this little guy's intensity. ----- Sponsors: Find so many awesome books on Audible. Check it out at http://www.audible.com/myths Check out Myths and Legends on Spotify by going to http://www.spotify.com/podcasts ----- Music: "Sad Marimba Planet" by Lee Rosevere "Are we Loose Yet?" by Blue Dot Sessions "August (Summer Nights)" by Kai Engel "November Mist" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shiny" by Podington Bear "Yellow Dust" by Rolemusic "Swapping Tubes" by Blue Dot Sessions "In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Petaluma" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2017
82B-Arabian Nights: Show Me What You Got
2074
We have to go deeper. Well, for Scheherazade to survive, she always has to have another level of story to go to - she always has to have another layer of protection, to keep the king interested or her story might end with the rising of the sun. Luckily the king is very easy to impress because these stories are bananas. The creature is a funny little guy who just wants to wash his beans in piece. Or eat you. Depending on how playful he's feeling.   ----- Sponsors: Every episode of Myths and Legends (and now Fictional!) is available on Spotify. To check it out, go to http://spotify.com/podcasts. ----- Music: "Myrian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pieces" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slimm" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sage the Hunter" by Blue Dot Sessions "Venndet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fits" by Podington Bear "Glitter" by Podington Bear "Samara" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2017
82A-Arabian Nights: I'll Most Likely Kill You in the Morning
1876
(Have you checked out Fictional? Check out Fictional! There are three episodes waiting for you. Go to https://fictional.fm for more info.) The collection known as "Arabian Nights" actually has an overarching story. And it is...interesting. Full of djinn, demons, kings, and slaves, it's an incredibly interesting way to set up one of the best known collections of folklore. The framing narrative (a way to set up a story-within-a-story) is actually much more interesting than many of the stories it sets up, with betrayal, trickery, and probably the most sex and violence we've encountered so far on this podcast. The creature this time is a wise old owl...who doesn't have a problem bringing it in the fight against demons trying to steal your fingernail clippings. ----- Sponsors: Loot Crate! August's box was great, and September's looks even better with the theme of Robotic. Check out http://lootcrate.com/legends (code LEGENDS) to get $3 off your first crate. Spotify: Find the world's most popular podcasts on Spotify. Check out http://www.spotify.com/podcasts ----- Music: "Changing Reality" by Kai Engel "Modum" by Kai Engel "All the Colors in the world" by Podington Bear "Don't Go" by Podington Bear "Everybody" by Podington Bear "Falling Falling" by Podington Bear "Turning to You" by Blue Dot Sessions "When in the West" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2017
81-Trolls: Breakups
2015
An episode with a story from Scandinavia about trolls. Not the internet kind. No, these are the less annoying ones that will murder you in the forest.  Two creatures this week! And they are dogs! And Myths and Legends will ruin dogs for you, too! Sponsors: Check out http://www.audible.com/myths for a free 30-day trial membership (and to get a free audible book). If you play your cards right, you could get 62 hours of Stephen Fry narrating Sherlock Holmes. I was an English major so this will only be a rough estimate, but I believe that breaks down to $0/per hour to listen to Sherlock Holmes for 62 hours. Audible has a massive catalog, excellent actors, and exclusive content. Check them out. Also, we're on Spotify! Go to http://spotify.com/podcasts and find us down in the storytellers category. It's a great app and an excellent way to find the most popular shows. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2017
80B-Perseus: I'm Set Free
2186
**Have you subscribed to Fictional yet? You'll love it! Two episodes are waiting for you at http://apple.fictional.fm, http://google.fictional.fm, http://stitcher.fictional.fm, or wherever you get your podcasts** ----- Wrapping up the story of Perseus, we'll see that fated confrontation with the eternally cosmetologically-challenged monster, Medusa, as well as fall in love. Turns out it's really easy to meet people when they are imprisoned beneath you. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The creature this time is the gargoyle, which ages phenomenally...because it's in indestructible dragon head. Unlike the monsters from that 90s cartoon that was awesome at the time but which did not age well at all... Sponsors! Spotify is a great place to find your podcasts. They have a sleek app and all the top shows. Check it out at http://www.spotify.com/podcasts To get a free meal with Blue Apron, the number one fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country, check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends. ----- Music: "Thematic" by Blue Dot Sessions "Doghouse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Are We Loose Yet?" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Simple Blur" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Palace of Cedar" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sensitive" by Podington Bear "Small Pond" by Gurdonark "Quantum Field Theory" by Rolemusic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2017
80A-Medusa: Golden Child
2077
Hey! Have you subscribed to Fictional? Go subscribe to Fictional! You'll love it, and it will be an amazingly huge help to us. Thank you!! You can find it at: http://apple.fictional.fm for Apple Podcasts http://google.fictional.fm for Google Play http://stitcher.fictional.fm for Stitcher  --- Medusa is probably the most misunderstood villain in all of Greco-Roman Mythology, famous only for being a monster...and the hero's quest to kill her. We'll learn all about her background and follow the quest of one fated to clash with her. Also this is Greek mythology so everyone is terrible all the time always. The creature this week is the floating head and he's kind of like Pac-man...if Pac-man had a taste for people and delicious chestnuts. --- Sponsors: Lootcrate! The theme for this month's crate is Kingdom, with stuff from Adventure Time, Lord of the Rings, and the Legend of Zelda. Check out http://www.lootcrate.com/legends code LEGENDS, to get $3 off any new subscription today. Spotify: My preferred way of listening to podcasts, check out spotify.com/podcasts to get started there today. --- Music: "Toppler" by Blue Dot Sessions "Soothe" by Blue Dot Sessions "Seamless" by Blue Dot Sessions "Partly Sage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Old Skin" by Podington Bear "Little Dipper" by Podington Bear "Astrisx" by Blue Dot Sessions "Comet Trails" by Moon "Orbs of Light" by Moon     --- Disclaimer: Non-graphic talk of Zeus impregnating a woman by turning into a shower of gold (?) and non-graphic talk of how Poseidon raped a woman and then the woman was blamed for it because she was irresistible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2017
79-Odin: The War to Begin all Wars
2396
We're back in the cold, unforgiving north, at the very beginning of Odin's reign. We'll see him meet a new friend while being completely unsuspicious in giant land, a threat come from another world to try to topple the Aesir, and the lengths Odin will go to in order to gain power, acquire knowledge, and thwart his coming doom. The creature this week is an antlion. When a mommy ant and a daddy lion love each other very much, they think of ways to express their love and, well, you'll see... Sponsors: The Loot Crate this month just sounds awesome. The theme is Kingdom, with stuff from Lord of the Rings, Adventure Time, and Legend of Zelda. I know I'm excited about it. Check out http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (code LEGENDS) to get $3 off any new subscription Our Casper is the most comfortable mattress we've ever had. Check out http://www.casper.com/legends to get $50 off your first order. Music: "The Nightmare" by Lee Rosevere "Not Alone" by Lee Rosevere "Sad Marimba Planet" by Lee Rosevere "Twirl Into Insanity" by Keshco "Decompression" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bogero" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pukae" by Blue Dot Sessions "Midday" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sunset at Goat Fell" by Graham Bole "Rooftop" by Jahzzar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2017
78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer
2062
Starting at the beginning of the universe and going to the beginning of the epic and mildly disturbing battles between Set and his nephew Horus, Egyptian mythology is epic, funny, interesting, and bizarre. It's taken way too long to get into this mythology, and I'm excited to dive in. The creature has no problem diving in...to your mouth. As a newt. Things really only go downhill from there. Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends (code LEGENDS) to get your first three meals free from Blue Apron! Music: See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2017
77-Romanian Folklore: Mrs. Piggy
2238
The story of a dark (well, dark-ish. Actually, kind of not even that. You'll see.) prophecy, a kingdom overrun by monsters (again, kind of), and one woman's globe spanning quest to do what's right (that's pretty much correct). Also, pig plague parties are only fun if you're a talking swine with a moderately sinister agenda. The creature this time is the Alkutane, from the folklore of the Pacific Northwest, in the US. These creatures will leave fun little baubles by your ear. Oops. My bad, I meant to say bubbles. Bubbles filled with your undigested brains. And they're not fun. Sponsors: Simplisafe! I have, no joke, been using Simplisafe for over a year. It's a fantastic system where you don't have to have someone come out to your house and try to hard sell you on a security system and then lock you in to a contract for years. You set it up yourself, it uses its own cellular signal with a battery backup (in case the power goes out) so you don't need to get an expensive hardwired phone line to your house, and all for $15 a month. Check it out at https://www.simplisafe.com/listen for $100 off the special Safeguard package. Music: "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Trellis" by Podington Bear "TrailwaysA" by Podington Bear "Bambi" by Podington Bear "Daemones" by Kai Engel "Modum" by Kai Engel "Locked Up" by Fleslit "Cach" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2017
76-Greek Myths: Lioness
2423
The story of Atalanta is one of the woman who just couldn't be stopped...and of a world that had a big, big problem with that. Giant monster fights, meddling gods, and well-known heroes make an appearance in the story of a heroine who just can't be kept down. The creature this week is Al, from North Africa, and he's a great reason to not run with scissors. Sponsors: Check out "By the Same Relentless Enemy" by Keith Goad, a supernatural thriller. You can find it at http://a.co/1bIj9bE on Amazon, or by going to http://www.relentlessenemy.com RXBAR Kids: These delicious bars are actually full of good stuff. Check them out at Target or at http://www.rxbar.com/legends and use code LEGENDS at checkout for 25% off your first order. Music: "Gringo Steele Rocks the 40" by Rolemusic "Death on the Battlefield" by Rolemusic "Seventh Hill" by Podington Bear "Vengeful" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tuck and Point" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Cast and Favor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Set the Tip Jar" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mercurial Vision" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Andelo" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2017
75-Pecos Bill: Rider on the Storm
2075
The story of Pecos Bill is that of a true American Hero...who spends half the story naked and who legitimately thinks he is actually a coyote. But don't tell him that. He's cool and won't hurt you, but you'll get into a long discussion and won't actually convince him or his horse (named Pegasus/Widowmaker/Jeremy) that he's actually a human being. Also, while we're at it, he can lasso water and air because I guess when you ask the audience to suspend disbelief, you go for broke. The creature this time is the Mongolian Death Worm. It's a sand worm, but don't go getting your maker hooks just yet, because it's no Shai Hulud. And that's a problem, because instead of the spice melange that will give you longevity and maybe prescience, it spits a virulent neurotoxin that will do precisely the exact opposite. ---------- Sponsors: Loot Crate: as usual, Loot Crate offers awesome, monthly subscription boxes full of epic and exclusive gear and collectables. This month the theme is animation, and subscribe by the 19th and 9pm PST to get stuff from Rick and Morty, Bob's Burgers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Futurama! Head over to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (code LEGENDS) to subscribe today. Also, check out LeVar Burton Reads! It's at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/levar-burton-reads/id1244649384?mt=2 for Apple Podcasts and http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/levar-burton-reads for Stitcher. ----------  Music: "Vibrant Canopy" "Seamless" "Scraper" "Opener" "Moon Bicycle Theme" "Middle" "Gondola Blue" "Doubled" "An Introduction to Beetles" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2017
74-Japanese Folklore: Do You Really Want to Live Forever?
1795
The story of Sentaro the millionaire* is about a man with a dream. Well, not really a dream, but a deep, abiding fear of death. Soon, he becomes so obsessed with avoiding the inevitable that it leads him on a journey across Japan and later the world to find a way to avoid that which will come to us all. The creatures this time are from the US and one will "please and excite" you in the forest...then lure you back to its place where it will turn you into an electric eel burrito. *Sentaro is not a millionaire and really not very smart at all. ---------- Sponsors: Blue Apron! Want excellent quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients delivered to your door (who doesn't, though)? Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends to get your first three meals free, with free shipping. Thumbtack: From swimming/piano lessons to a new roof, you can find the right pros on Thumbtack.com. Fast quotes, and no need to put your e-mail or phone number out there to figure out how much something will cost. ---------- Music: "Waltz and Fury" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Twosome" by Podington Bear "Spring Comes Early" by Podington Bear "Big Blue" by Podington Bear "Norvik" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chilvat" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 05, 2017
73-Japanese Folklore: I will find you
2625
A young woman's father is taken, and she decided to go to the edges of the known world to get him back, to a faraway island harboring a dark and terrible secret. The creature this week is skunk ape! He's 0% skunk, 0% ape, and 100% into stealing your produce. Sponsors: Carvana: now you can buy a car online and either have it delivered to you (yes) or go pick it up from a car vending machine (an even bigger yes). Check out http://www.carvana.com/legends (code LEGENDS) for more info. Away: The suitcase that powered our store at a con and the only one I have that I trust with our expensive sound equipment. Seriously, it's a well-designed, sturdy, and smart piece of luggage that you will wonder how you lived without. Check out http://www.awaytravel.com/legends Music: "Two Dollar Token" by Blue Dot Sessions "These Times" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Casino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Yellow Dust" by Rolemusic "In My Head" by Podington Bear "Down and Around" by Podington Bear "Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie "Cylinder Five" by Chris Zabriskie "Drone Thistle" by Blue Dot Sessions "What Does Anybody Know About Anything" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2017
72-Kelpie: Party Horse
2397
A sea horse (but not that type of sea horse) that haunts the coasts of Scotland, the kelpie is a legendary cryptid that represents the dangerous unknown of the water...as well as new guys stopping by your village for the sole purpose of picking up women. The creature this time is the Shojo, a Japanese yokai, who is living its best life: by lounging on the beach drinking and pulling off daring heists. ************ That incredibly readable book on Celtic myths and legends: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0786711078/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_VOCszbY1WGRBD ************ Sponsors: Audible: Check out http://www.audible.com/binge for a really great deal for a full year of Audible! Dollar Shave Club: for a great shave at a great price, check out Dollar Shave Club at http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/legends for a $15 value for only $5. Get razors straight to your door whenever you want them. Carvana: You can buy a car online! And pick it up as early as the next day! From a car vending machine (what?)! Check out http://www.carvana.com/legends for more info. ************ Music:  “Closer” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cottonwoods” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Dirtbike Lovers” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Drch” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Flaked Paint” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Mknt” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Tensor” by Blue Dot Sessions   “The Big Ten” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Turning on the Lights” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Halter Top” by Podington Bear   “Rain On Glass” by Podington Bear   “Satellite Bloom” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2017
71C-Sinbad: There and Back and There and Back Again
2738
If you've ever wondered about giving that strange old man a piggy-back ride in the woods, the philosophical nuances of way too much grave robbing, or how many people are necessary to take down a four-story-tall baby bird, well, then this is the episode for you. Sinbad finishes up his epic tale of epicness and we see what led to him falling back on his plan "B" of living a life of leisure on his near-infinite wealth. The creature this time is the reason you should take a giant bat with you everywhere you go. Sponsors: Casper Mattresses. They are really comfortable mattresses that you will miss when you are away from home and want to letters to telling them such but that would be for naught because mattresses don't possess thumbs or sentience. If you want to give this whole "amazingly comfortable mattress" thing a try, you can for 100 days risk free at home. Check out casper.com/legends (code LEGENDS) to get $50 off a mattress purchase. Dollar Shave Club. You can get razors for only a few dollars a month. They are super-smooth, close shaves and you don't even need to leave your house to get them. Well, the razors, that is. You generally don't leave your house to shave. Unless you're stately, plump Buck Mulligan shaving on the roof. Don't be Buck Mulligan, though. That guy was a jerk. If you're interested in really great razors and not hassling tortured artists, check out dollarshaveclub.com/myths. You can get a $15 value for only $5. Music: “Decompression” by Blue Dot Sessions “Liptis” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Sunday Lights” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Toppler” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Across the River” by Podington Bear   “All the Ways” by Podington Bear   “Just Watching” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2017
71B-Sinbad: Snake Eyes
2292
Whether it's deadly literary references, sticky cows, or extremely inappropriate eulogies, the stories of Sinbad have it all...as long as by "it all" you're looking for a story of how a rich (and, let's face it, not-so-smart) guy for whom everything pretty much always works out. It's like Mr. Magoo without the nearsightedness and with much, much more impalement and cannibalism. The creature the creature this week is a great excuse to keep your house well-stocked with red peppers and pet crabs. ---------- Sponsors: Blue Apron: For fun, fresh ingredients and recipes delivered to your house weekly, check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends to get your first three meals free with free shipping. Loot Crate: The theme for June is alter-ego, with stuff from Spider-man, the Hulk, DC Comics, and more. Be sure to subscribe at http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (code LEGENDS) by the 19th at 9PM PST.! ---------- The clip from Planet Earth II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OjfK0t1XM ---------- Music: “Patched In” by Blue Dot Sessions “Brass Buttons” by Blue Dot Sessions “Diner Gothic - Dasher” by Blue Dot Sessions "Downhill Racer” by Blue Dot Sessions “Floor Shine” by Blue Dot Sessions “Inventio” by Blue Dot Sessions “Midday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Slider” by Blue Dot Sessions “Sweetly” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wax Paper Jewel” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gorgon” by Jesse Spillane “Harbor” by Kai Engel “Front Runner” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2017
71A-Sinbad the Sailor: Venture
2103
Sinbad (no, not that Sinbad) is probably the 3rd most famous story from a collection titled "One Thousand and One Nights". It's a story of loss, hardship, and redemption...and then partying so hard that you forget all that loss, hardship, and redemption and need to do it all over again. Six more times. On the plus side, it's not just about an out-of-touch rich guy being out-of-touch and rich, but being so while experiencing some pretty weird stuff. The creature this time is an awkwardly hot squirrel thing who wants to cram a metaphor about pride down your throat. ---------- Sponsors: Think you know a place? Well, how about you try the Detour app and see if you really know a place. It's a guided audio tour through cities where Radiolab, Ken Burns, and others take your through their favorite neighborhoods and you learn all the fun, interesting details you had no idea were all around you. Better yet, go with friends and everyone can listen to the same one at the same time. Check out http://www.detour.com/myths for more info. Dollar. Shave. Club. It's high quality razors and shave butter right to your door for only a few bucks a month. The executive razor is well worth it, but you can put their name to the test and get a razor for a dollar a month (plus shipping). Check out http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/legends for more info on that. ---------- Music: “Hickory Interlude” by Blue Dot Sessions “Plaque” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Colocate” by Podington Bear   “Oui” by Podington Bear   “Pure Swell” by Podington Bear   “Streetbeat Heat” by Podington Bear   “Transmogrify” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2017
70-Ugly Duckling: Fowl Play
2028
It seems like with a lot of fairy tales someone looked at the original, thought that there was absolutely no way they could tell that to a child, and re-wrote it to get rid of the shocking violence and general terribleness of every creature ever. "The Ugly Duckling" by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen is no exception. It's shockingly violent and sad at times, but underneath its brutality and ridiculousness is a profound theme that still resonates today. Also birds are jerks. The creature this time is the Loveland Frog. It's a large-ish frog from my hometown in Ohio. Ohio is so boring we can't even have a cool cryptid. Sponsors: Three words: FRONT. POCKET. WALLET. Get one, and say goodbye to an achey back from sitting at an angle all the time. Not only that, but they are hard to pickpocket. Not only THAT, but they are RFID shielded, meaning people can't scan your pocket and get your credit card info. Also, they come in cool leathers, like moose. Really, check it out. The owner is a friend of the show and a regular listener. Go to http://rogueindustries.com and use code LEGENDS at checkout for free shipping. Dollar Shave Club: For just $5, you can get their top-of-the-line razor and a tube of shave butter (which unlike the Seinfeld episode isn't real butter and won't lead to Newman taking a bite out of you). Just go to https://dollarshaveclub.com/myths  Detour: I've always wondered what I'm missing out on when I'm walking through a city. Now, there's a way to know. Guided tours right on your phone that you can share with friends. Check out http://detour.com/myths Music: “Just a Blip” by Andy G. Cohen   “Warmer” by Andy G. Cohen   “Faster Faster Brighter” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Parade Shoes” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Rafter” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Tripoli” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Like Starlight through a Veil” by Philipp Weigl   “Midnight Blue” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2017
69-Midas: You Got the Touch
2256
Don't, under any circumstances, trust the Midas touch. The king of unforced errors, Midas is a well-known figure in mythology mainly because of horrible decision making and lack of foresight. They say any publicity is good publicity, and I hope that is the case for Midas, who took a bad choice and used it to propel himself to everlasting notoriety. Mouse bears. The creatures this week are mouse bears. They have the ferocity of bears and the ability to sneak into your cupboards like mice. Needless to say, they're super annoying. ---------- Sponsors! Loot Crate: May's theme is Guardians, with stuff from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Star Wars, Destiny, and Goonies. Go to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and use code LEGENDS to get $3 off any new subscription today. Blue Apron: Like fresh, great quality ingredients and fun recipes and not having to go anywhere for fresh, great quality ingredients and fun recipes? Blue Apron is your thing. Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends code LEGENDS to get your first three meals free, with free shipping. ---------- Music: “Bitter Roll” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Floating Whist” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Glass Runner” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Lead Shroud” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Pacing” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Sylvestor” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Town Market” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Bagd” by Podington Bear   “Breadtime” by by Podington Bear   “Many Hands” by Podington Bear   “Swimmy” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2017
68B-Morgan le Fay: Her Majesty
2726
Wrapping up this two-part series on Morgan le Fay, we'll see her devious schemes within schemes come to fruition with one aim in mind: killing King Arthur and seizing the throne for herself. The creature this week is fish man, from Spain. He's kind of like a superhero if all superheroes did was lay around and drink wine at their parents' house. ---------- Sponsors: Hey, so Mother's Day is this weekend. As in three days from today. Still looking for something? You can show your mom you're thinking about her and you don't even have to look up from your phone. She doesn't have to know how easy it is and that it took basically no time. We won't tell her. We probably don't even know her. Unless this is Mike, in which case, hi Mike! There are two excellent options: Shari's Berries. Super easy. You know why? Because they somehow got the domain http://berries.com. They're delicious and they look fantastic. I got them for my mom on her birthday and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. You can get her huge, freshly dipped berries starting at $19.99 plus shipping, and you can double the berries for $10. Just go to berries.com and use the code MAL when you click on the mic. Or maybe flowers are your thing. Aren't you glad you listen to this podcast? We have you covered there, too. ProFlowers cracked the code on sending people fresh, beautiful flowers. Ours have been going strong for over a week - way longer than flowers from a supermarket or florist AND I am just realizing I forgot to change the water after three days like I was supposed to. They're that good. Check out http://proflowers.com and use the code MAL.  Both are so easy, that in the time you took reading this you could have Mother's Day wrapped up. We're just looking out for you. Also please don't forget to use code MAL it keeps the lights on. ---------- Music: “Lamplist” by Blue Dot Sessions “One Needle” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Parissi” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Tuck and Point” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar   “60s Quiz Show” by Podington Bear   “A1 Rogue” by Podington Bear   “All The Colors In The World” by Podington Bear   “Canoe” by Podington Bear   “Climbing the Mountain” by Podington Bear   “Dulcet” by Podington Bear   “Loam” by Podington Bear   “Modest House” by Podington Bear   “Rythn” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2017
68A-Morgan Le Fay: Get Thee to a Nunnery
2055
Sorceress. Confidant. Traitor. Sister. All of those words describe Morgan Le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister. She is by far the most complex character I've come across in the Arthurian legends, but she's constantly portrayed in the medieval and early modern texts as a one-note traitorous baddy who is evil because she's an evil sorceress and evil sorceresses are evil. If you're familiar with the legends, you're going to see a Morgan you've never seen before. If you're not, get ready to meet one of the most interesting, tragic figures you'll come across. Sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: Go to http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/myths to get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus, and while you’re there, check out the course “Fundamentals of Photography." Loot Crate: Here's the link for the Groot I was talking about. This 22" figure will be in the one mega crate sent out to a lucky subscriber. The rest of us will have to settle for a bunch of cool pop culture stuff worth twice what we paid for it. Darn. Check out http://www.lootcrate.com/legends code LEGENDS for $3 off any new subscription. Music: “Malachite” by Andy G. Cohen   “Watching from Red Hill” by Artofescapism   “Disinter” by Blue Dot Sessions   “The Face of the Thrush” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Take Me Higher” by Jahzzar   “Snowmen” by Kai Engel   “Even when we fall” by Philipp Weigl   “The Scent of Cedars” by Philipp Weigl   “60s Quiz Show” by Podington Bear   “Fits” by Podington Bear   “Pop Brasilia” by Podington Bear   “Seventh Hill” by Podington Bear   “Starday” by Podington Bear   “Toboggan (Smooth Run)” by Podington Bear   “Trader Ho Hey” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2017
67B-Gawain and the Green Knight: Head On
2393
I wanted to name this episode "it's not easy being green," but it really is. The Green Knight had his head chopped off last episode...but still carried it out of the most uncomfortable Christmas dinner ever. Really, it's not easy being Gawain, who has to go present his neck in payment. Except it really is easy being Gawain. Most of this episode will consist of him sleeping until noon in a fancy castle. But he still has that date with destiny on New Year's Day...and by "destiny" I mean a hairy green gentleman who is really good at pole vaulting. If you disrespect the hobbies of the creatures this week, they will make your life mildly uncomfortable for like an evening. You've been warned. Sponsors: Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends to try the #1 food and recipe delivery service. Be sure to use LEGENDS to get your first three meals free! Texture is pretty great. You can read over 200 magazines all for the price of subscriptions to 2-3 magazines. It's a great deal and an even better app, and you can try it for two weeks for free at http://www.texture.com/myths Music: “A Perceptible shift” by Andy G. Cohen   “Monkeybars” by Andy G. Cohen   “Curious Case” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Felt Lining” by Blue Dot Sessions   “PolyCoat” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Tiny Putty” by Blue Dot Sessions   “Chance” by Kai Engel   “Run” by Katie Engel   “Scenery” by Kai Engel   “Love Wins” by Lee Rosevere   “Bloomer” by Podington Bear   “Dark Disco” by Podington Bear   “Funk” by Podington Bear   “Guestlist” by Podington Bear   “Little Black Cloud” by Podington Bear   “We Make a Good Team” by Podington Bear   “Wednesday Night Flavor” by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2017
67A-Gawain: To the Dogs
2670
You probably had to read the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in high school. I know I did, and it's a great story. There are beheadings, green guys, confusing interactions with ladies. It might be one of the most violent non-Die Hard Christmas stories. Anyway, everyone knows that. You probably don't know the story I'll tell today. It's of how Gawain grew into the paragon of virtue he's known as in the legends. It involves, of course, dog parties, inept knights, and the most grotesque piece of neckwear we will ever talk about on this podcast. The creature is a bunch of tiny guys who want to hang out in your room and dance, as long as you're cool with it. Just kidding - they don't care if you're cool with it.   Music: "Quiet Still" "Plaque" "Pick up the Tempo" "Marble Transit" "Chapel Bottom" "Drifting Spade" by Blue Dot Sessions   "Flapjacks" "Bumble" "Mutinee" "Springtime" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2017
66-Paul Bunyan: Truth in Advertising
2033
You know how to make your stories completely resistant to any ridicule from a future podcaster? Make them as ridiculous as possible. The stories of Paul Bunyan arose from the camps of lumberjacks in the US in the 1880s, but he spread to be a nationwide symbol of American strength and a pioneer spirit. Except that a lot of what we know about Paul Bunyan might actually not be folklore, but stories made up to sell stuff. Also, if someone tells you to put something up your nose that feels like bees and lightning, just say no. Sponsors: Loot Crate this month looks amazing. Batman, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, and X-files are all fantastic franchises, and I'm super excited for it. You should check it out, too. You can get $3 off your first month by going to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and entering the promo code "LEGENDS" The Great Courses Plus: Text MYTHS to 86329 to get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus, and while you’re there, check out the course “Great Mythologies of the World”.  (Standard message and data rates apply.) Music: "Nothing will grow here" "Wake up, heroic figure" "Fight the apocalypse but before a quick nap" "STOP TALKING AND MOVING" by Komiku   "Goodnight Esme" "Three Kites Circling" by Axletree See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2017
65-Oedipus: Motherboy
2619
The story of Oedipus is fun until it isn't. I've met people with varying degrees of familiarity with the story. Some are familiar only with the central premise of the story, while others' knowledge only extends to a certain disgusting little complex popularized by a similarly-disgusting Viennese psychologist. Regardless, the story of Oedipus is a fascinating commentary on fate, our willing blindness to uncomfortable truths, and why you should, under no circumstances, talk to prophets. Seriously, they will mess up your life. The creature this week is the Tanuki from Japan, with two big surprises for you. ------- Sponsors: Loot Crate this month looks amazing. Batman, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, and X-files are all fantastic franchises, and I'm super excited for it. You should check it out, too. You can get __ off your first month by going to http://www.lootcrate.com/legends and entering the promo code "LEGENDS" Casper is, hands down, the best mattress I've ever slept on. To try it risk-free for 100 nights with free shipping and free returns in the US and Canada, go to http://www.casper.com/legends and enter the code "LEGENDS" at check out. ------- Music: "Skeptic" "Modest House" "In My Head" "A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear   "Readers Do You Read" "Wonder Cycle" "Everybody's Got Problems that Aren't Mine" by Chris Zabriskie   "Seeker" by Kai Engel "Mogul" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plaster Combo" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 05, 2017
64-Frog Prince: Warts and All
2924
The story of the frog prince is well known - a beautiful princess meets a frog, kisses him, and he turns out to be a prince. Except, in the earliest version, it doesn't go like that at all. I won't spoil it, but the original frog prince is extremely bizarre, and I had the most fun writing it of any episode so far. The second story is of a frog princess, from Russian folklore, and not only is it a great story in its own right, with a stupid king and a ridiculous dating service, but we'll catch back up with our favorite witch living in a house on chicken legs and a certain deathless sorcerer early in his career. The creature of the week shoots hail out of its ears and kills anyone it sees...unless you're carrying a sack of llama fat. Sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: Text MYTHS to 86329 to get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus, and while you’re there, check out the course “Great Mythologies of the World”.  (Standard message and data rates apply.) Stamps.com is AMAZING. I'm not joking. They make my life over at bardic.fm infinitely easier. If you want to make your life better, go to stamps.com and use the code LEGENDS. Music: "The Spinnet" "The Silver Hatch" "The Shoes they Wear" "Filing Away" "Decompression" and "Brass Buttons" are all by Blue Dot Session "Vanagon" "Submerging Blue-Black" "Trailways A" "Smolder" "Sensitive" "Running on Empty" and "Down and Around" are all by Podington Bear "Final Sacrifice" by Visager "Independent Film" by Steve Combs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2017
63-Puss in Boots: These Boots
2078
The story of Puss is Boots is that of a cat who wears boots and talks. The character of the cat has somehow gone on to be voiced by Antonio Banderas, take part in a one really successful franchise, spin off into its own movie AND Netflix series. The 2011 movie alone went on to gross, and I'm not making this up, over half a billion dollars worldwide. The original is something you haven't heard before, and has ogre fights, a cat con artist, and dating advice from the Myths and Legends Podcast.* The creature this week has the boring job of constantly trying to destroy the universe, but hey, it gets two weeks paid vacation a year. Sponsors! Text MYTHS to 86329 to get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus, and while you’re there, check out the course “Great Mythologies of the World”.  (Standard message and data rates apply.)  Audible is pretty awesome. Go to http://www.audible.com/myths to get started today. Here's the link to Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology   *Taking dating advice from the Myths and Legends Podcast is generally not advised. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2017
62-Thor: Hammer Time
2205
Quite possibly the last episode on Norse mythology before we start on the epic showdown that is Ragnarok, this story has Thor earning a ridiculous facial feature and wetting himself in terror. Also, you shouldn't follow Loki into the wilderness, no matter how good the party he is telling you about sounds, and we'll learn how far is too far when it comes to idle, drunken boasts in the halls of the gods. The creature is a sweet little flaming chicken who will steal for you and not feel bad about it at all. Oh, you have some moral issues with stealing? Well, the flaming chicken doesn't have moral issues with burning your house to the ground, so you might want to keep your compunctions to yourself. Sponsors: Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends to get excellent, fresh, pre-portioned ingredients shipped to your home alongside recipes to turn them into amazing meals. Don't forget code LEGENDS. For a new sponsor this time, we have The Great Courses Plus! Text MYTHS to 86329 to get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus, and while you’re there, check out the course “Great Mythologies of the World”.  (Standard message and data rates apply.)  Music: "Tiny Spoons" by Podington Bear "Swapping Tubes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sreda Vniecaps" by Rolemusic "Patched In" by Blue Dot Sessions "Neil Takes Two" by Blue Dot Sessions "Moonglow" by Podington Bear "Firefly" by Podington Bear "Fantasy" by Podington Bear "Arame" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Thought" by Podington Bear "The Final Road" by Visager See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 08, 2017
61-Solomon: One Ring
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According to folklore, King Solomon had a ring. Given to him by God, it allowed him control demons...but it also had some other powers unknown to Solomon, powers that make it essential for fighting dragons, escaping witches, and taking nice Sunday afternoon flights through the country.  The creature is a shaggy, mostly-kind monster who is really great at walking on hillsides and really terrible at helping you hang pictures. Sponsor: Loot Crate: check out http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (Code: LEGENDS) for this month's Primal crate, with stuff from Overwatch, Wolverine, Jurassic World, and Predator See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2017
60C-Beowulf: Unknowable but Certain
2144
There has been a menace sleeping in Beowulf's homeland since he was born. It has lived for centuries, and it is strong and dangerous, while Beowulf has lived for only eighty years, and is weakening. Yet, their paths draw them inexorably toward one another in a battle that will live on in legend, but might destroy them both.  The creature this week is why you should keep a giant vat of moonshine in your backyard. ---------------- Career Day: Career Day on iTunes: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com Career Day everywhere else: http://www.careerdayshow.com ---------------- Sponsors:  http://www.stamps.com, and don't forget to use the code LEGENDS. Seriously, if you need stamps or postage for any reason, check out this site. They have made the Myths and Legends store possible. As always, http://www.blueapron.com/legends is amazing. Use the code LEGENDS for your first three meals free with free shipping.  ---------------- "Another Beek Beep Beer Please" by Rolemusic "The Dirty" by Podington Bear "Bass Rider" by Podington Bear "Moonsea" by Jelsonic "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear "Ice Cave" by Visager "Wipe my Face Away" by Keshco See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2017
60B-Beowulf: The Depths
1949
It's round two for everyone's favorite (only?) Geatish hero, as he bravely takes on...his former adversary's mother. Really, it's way more interesting than it sounds. Also she's not Angelina Jolie, but a terrifying, demonic swamp hag. The creature this week is so cute you won't even mind that it watches you sleep. The Bogey Man: http://amzn.eu/8FZRv67 Our awesome sponsors: http://www.lootcrate.com/legends code "LEGENDS" for awesome geek and gamer gear. http://www.casper.com/legends code "LEGENDS" for $50 off any new mattress   "Lights out" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Sanctum (Boss Fight)" by Visager "Pho" by Jahzzar "Sunset at Goat Fell" by Graham Bole "But Enough about Me Bill Paxton" by Chris Zabriskie "Wrong Dreams" by Gumbel "The Secret to Growing Up" by Lee Rosevere "What does Anybody Know About Anything" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2017
60A-Beowulf: I'm Kind of a Big Deal
1987
You know the story of Beowulf. I don't need to do this. But really, there's mead. There's Grendel. There are mead-fueled fights with Grendel. It's just a fun, (kind of) light re-telling of the classic story, minus all the yelling, Angelina Jolie, and eye explosions of the 2007 movie. The creature this week is why you have that perpetual sun burn. And vampire fingers. --------------------------- Career Day this week: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com or just http://careerdayshow.com Blue Apron: http://www.blueapron.com/legends MVMT watches: http://www.MVMTwatches.com/myths --------------------------- Music: "The Telling" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Last Whale" by Jelsonic "Stipple" by Blue Dot Sessions "Our Quiet Company" by Blue Dot Sessions "Forecasting" by Podington Bear "Dunes" by Podington Bear "Coronea" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Sanctum (Boss Fight)" by Visager "Title Theme" by Visager See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2017
59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors
2717
Many connected stories from Greek mythology. We'll start with story of Hades and Persephone, and learn why she's always hanging around the underworld (hint: it's not because she wants to). Then, I'll tell the story of the curse of the house of Atreus, starting with Tantalus and his questionable food choices. It's a long, dark episode, so get ready. The creature is the Nakki, from Finland, who just wants to drown you and look good while doing it. Is that too much to ask? The store: http://www.bardic.fm Loot crate! http://www.lootcrate.com/legends MVMT watches: http://www.mvmtwatches.com/myths  Music: "White Filament" by Blue Dot Sessions "What it is" by Podington Bear "Helmer Sprak" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere "Casual Uncertainties" by Gurdonark "Aquamarine, My Distant Blue" by Nihilore "Deserted City" by Kai Engel "Captain Socrates" by Nihilore "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2017
58-Native American Folklore: Monster
1844
The first story today is from the Mi'kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet people, about all the things that can go wrong when creating the animals and why you shouldn't drink gross monster waste water. The second story is from Cree fokllore, about Monster Skunk farting everyone to death because this is a serious podcast that takes itself very seriously. The creature is evil. Literally, she is the embodiment of evil from Russian folklore...a little old lady living in the woods. The Heifer International fundraiser: https://fundraise.heifer.org/mythpodcast Music: "Yellow Dust" by Rolemusic "Straw Fields" by Rolemusic "Rarified" by Podington Bear "Mirabelle" by Podington Bear "Pacing" by Blue Dot Session "Fragile, Do Not Drop" by Podington Bear "Call Now" by Podington Bear "In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Session "Independent Film" by Steve Combs "Feather on the Crest" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2017
57-Japanese Fairy Tales: Faithful
2024
This week, there are two stories from Japanese folklore.  The first has to do with  a butterfly that just won't give up trying to land on the face of a dying man. The second is of a monk-in-training who just doesn't want to stop partying. The creature is Hedley Cow, and she will give you hope that that the relationship with your crush might work out...but will leave you standing alone in the swamp. Sponsors: Check out http://audible.com/myths for some excellent audiobooks. The one I recommended on today's show was "Mythology" by Edith Hamilton. Music: "The Face on the Thrush" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tendon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Planting Flags" by Blue Dot Sessions "Silent Flock" by Blue Dot Sessions "Orange Juicier" by Podington Bear "Grey Grey Joe" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Path Unwinding" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Lights" by Lee Rosevere "Summer Days" by Kai Engel Links: An abridged English version of the Lotus Sutra The gummy bear anatomy kit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 18, 2017
56-Nepali Folklore: Hope You Guess My Name
1969
A story of a young woman from Nepal who has a (sadly) common problem for folklore, but a very uncommon solution. Also she eats goat vomit. She probably doesn't enjoy it, though. The creature this time is the Habetrot, and she'll make you want to wear stone glasses...and them promptly throw them down in horror and run away. The Myths and Legends store is now up! Check it out at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store Say hi to me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jasontheweiser ----- Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends to get your first three meals free with free shipping. It is a fantastic service, and I highly recommend it. ----- The Heifer International thing: It's just a little something we wanted to do after learning about the situation in Nepal. If you'd like to donate, we made it super-easy. Just go to http://fundraise.heifer.org/mythpodcastand you'll be redirected to the page. ----- Music: "Springtime" by Podington Bear "Spring Comes Early" by Podington Bear "Just Watching" by Podington Bear "Golden Hour" by Podington Bear "Clover" by Little Glass Men "Your Pulse" by Little Glass Men "A Night to Kill and Die" by Gumbel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2017
55-Grimm: My (Bird) Heart Will Go On
1844
This story from the Grimm brothers has giants, witches, magical animal organs, enchanted produce, and a helpful (and maybe a little homicidal) cloud buddy who just wants to aid you in finding the next steps on the journey that is life. This story is bizarre and wonderful and a testament to the endurance of love and the continuing admonishment to avoid entering spooky castles in dark folklore forests. The creature this time is from Wales and has to try really, really had to place her one tusk-like vampire tooth in your neck before you wake up. If you want to say hi, http://www.twitter.com/mythpodcast and http://www.facebook.com/mythpodcast are great places. We also opened the Myths and Legends store at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store Music: "Spins and Never Falls" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chrome Muffler" by Podington Bear "Automatic" by Podington Bear "Am Trans" by Podington Bear "Pavement Hack" by Blue Dot Sessions "Intermezzo" by Podington Bear "Grebe" by Podington Bear "Giving Tree" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 04, 2017
54C-Gilgamesh: Dust
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The end of the saga of Gilgamesh...and possibly the end of Gilgamesh, but not if the demi-god has anything to say about it. After a tragic loss, Gilgamesh goes on a quest to defeat mankind's greatest enemy - death itself, and he learns the secrets of our destructive past. The creature this week slathers his naked body in mud and twigs. Hows that for juxtaposition? Sponsors: Loot Crate! Check out http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (offer code: LEGENDS) for the awesome antihero box. Blue Apron! http://www.blueapron.com/legends Music: "Seasong" by Jelsonic | "The Terrerium" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Sunbeam" by Podington Bear | "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear | "Pacing" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Neil Takes Two" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Lead Shroud" by Blue Dot Session | "Epiphany" by Podington Bear | "Dry Air" by Podington Bear | "Studie I" by Jahzzar | "There's a Special Place for some People" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 28, 2016
54B-Gilgamesh: Huge
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Gilgamesh and his new best friend are heading out on an adventure to fight a firebreathing giant named "Hugeness the Terrible." Also there's a giant deadly bull fight, talk of zombies, some tiny shoes, and light hand-holding. If those things don't make you want to listen to this episode I can't think of anything else that would. The creature this week is splinter cat, the enemy of arboretums everywhere. The Myths and Legends store is now up! Check it out at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store Say hi to me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jasontheweiser Music: "LA" by Podington Bear "Insatiable Toad" by Blue Dot Sessions "In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Great is the Contessa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gnossienne 3" by Podington Bear "Gnossienne 4" by Podington Bear "Dark Wonder" by Julie Maxwell "The Group of Girls Die First" by Keshco "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 21, 2016
54A-Gilgamesh: Did We Just Become Best Friends?
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is amazing. It is quite possibly the oldest epic we have, and though it only exists in fragments, it tells a surprisingly human story. There are questions of life and death, such as what it all means and why are we here? It delves into the issues of what it means to be a human rather than just a beast, what it means to be a good ruler, and what it means to leave a legacy. These are questions relevant even today, over 4,000 years after this story was told. Of course, it is also folklore, so there is a troubling amount of hairy nudity. All-in-all, this three-parter will be epic. For the creature of the week, we'll meet a creepy forest dweller with an unexpected hobby. The Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12092/54a-gilgamesh-best-friends/ Career Day on itunes: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com Career Day's website: http://www.careerdayshow.com Career Day/Carissa on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carissaweiser Music: "Savage Steel Fun Club" by Rolemusic "Thread of Clouds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions "Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions "Formant" by Podington Bear "Curious" by Podington Bear "Cats Corps" by Blanket Music "Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear "Title Theme" by Visager See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 14, 2016
53-African Folklore: Crocodile Tears
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The story of a dragon slayer from South Africa has, of course, dragons, but it also has giant towers, underwater villages, and a frog who is just trying to have a nice dinner with his family without all the insults, thank you very much. The creature this week is the world-famous Leprechaun. You should definitely not let him hold your baby. MVMT watches are awesome: http://www.MVMTwatches.com/myths for 15% off and free shipping. Blue Apron is an excellent way to make a great dinner without the planning...or the shopping. Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends for your first three meals free! Music: "Scape from the city" by Rolemusic "Peter Gray" by Podington Bear "Manele" by Blue Dot Sessions "Haena" by Blue Dot Sessions "Front Runner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fives" by Podington Bear "Chain Link" Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2016
52-Greek Mythology: An Eternal Flame
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Two love stories from Greek mythology...because those go so well. The first is the story of Narcissus and Echo, which was doomed from the moment one jumped out of the bushes at the other for a non-consensual hug. The second story is of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus takes the (non-death) early retirement option from his heroics and just when he thought he was out...they pull him back in. DO NOT LOOK THE CREATURE THIS WEEK IN THE EYE. Sponsors: http://www.lootcrate.com/legends for epic geek and gamer items for the geek on your list (or you. Do it for you. It is pretty cool). Don't forget code LEGENDS! http://www.seedling.com for awesome kits and activities for the children in your life. Don't forget the code LEGENDS at checkout for $10 off your purchase of $30 or more Music: "Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear "Submerging Blue-Black" by Podington Bear "Pop Brasilia" by Podington Bear "Night Light" by Blue Dot Sessions "Formant" by Podington Bear "Filesharer's Lament" by Blanket Music "Euphoric" by Podington Bear "Bitter Roll" by Blue Dot Sessions "Old Regrets" by Lee Rosevere "Waltz Ohia" by Fields Ohio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 30, 2016
51-Loki: Them Apples
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Three stories of Loki, the infamous trickster from Norse mythology. Most of his hijinks are light-hearted, and end with him getting his comeuppance, but it comes in the form of being a bridesmaid at Thor's wedding or (as in this episode) an extremely uncomfortable game of tug-of-war. What happens when a trick gets taken too far? What is the final act that turns friends into enemies and creates a rift that will consume the worlds? The creatures this week are squat hairy naked dudes. Again. These ones are watching their sodium intake, though. Sponsors! Stranglers, by Earwolf On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stranglers/id1174116487?mt=2 The website: http://www.earwolf.com/show/stranglers/   MVMT watches: Go to http://mvmtwatches.com/myths for 15% off! Vistaprint For 60% off holiday cards: http://www.vistaprint.com and use code MYTHS60 at checkout See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2016
50-Dracula: Bad Blood
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Dracula isn't a creature from myths, legends, or folklore. The fictional vampire is a product of Bram Stoker. The name, though, stretches back centuries to a prince who ruled the kingdom called Wallachia, which borders the land with which he's most famously associated: Transylvania. We'll be talking all about the pseudo-legendary exploits of the real bloody tyrant, the bizarre rules surrounding fictional vampires, and the inspirations for the most famous vampire novel of all time. If you see your significant other on the roof scraping moss, you should just eat the soup they make you even if it makes you vomit. Sponsors: Stranglers, by Earwolf Stranglers on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stranglers/id1174116487?mt=2 Stranglers site: http://www.earwolf.com/show/stranglers/ Casper Mattresses are amazing! http://www.casper.com/legends Vistaprint: For 50% off holiday cards: http://www.vistaprint.com and use code MYTHS at checkout New show! Our new show is Career Day. The jobs, lives, and stories of everyday people, every other Tuesday. It's an awesome show and we're really excited about it, so please check it out if it sounds cool. On iTunes: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com Online: http://www.careerdayshow.com The feed (to copy and paste in any player): http://careerdayshow.libsyn.com/rss   Music: "Watermark" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Independent Film" by Steve Combs "Scalloped" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Calendar Spread" by Blue Dot Sessions "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore "Support Me in this Moment that I'm About to Lose Heart" by Nihilore "Studie I" by Jahzzar "Aisles" by Jahzzar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2016
49-Russian Folklore: I Pity the Fool
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The unexpected story of a fool, an epic quest, and a flying ship. Also, why you should respect your elders, especially if they want to give you a lot of free bread and vodka. The creature is the Lake Worth Monster, from Texas in the US. It is either a monstrous man-goat-fish...or a teenager who likes ice cream. NEW SHOW!! We are super-proud of Career Day, so please check it out and subscribe on iTunes: http://apple.co/2fn0xK8 Here's the website: http://www.CareerDayShow.com Here's Stitcher: http://stitcher.careerdayshow.com Or just search for "Career Day" on your podcast app! Sponsors: Check out http://www.jackthreads.com to try on clothes BEFORE you buy them. Don't forget code "MYTHS" Also check out http://ziprecruiter.com/myths See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2016
48-Snow White: Killer Queen
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The original stories of Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White, despite their Disney adaptations and being fairy tales largely told to children, are incredibly violent and gruesome. They have murder, kidnapping, and, of course, hot dance moves. Bluebeard is, unsurprisingly, a man with a beard that is blue. What is surprising is what you'll find in his basement. The creature is from West Africa and will either sit you down for a months-long compulsory lecture on folklore...or drain your blood with its feet and eat you. I'm not sure which is worse. Sponsors: Check out http://www.bombas.com for some seriously comfortable socks. Oh, and here are the fantastic, 1700-year-old ninja turtle socks: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/taking-a-closer-look-at-an-odd-pair-of-very-very-old-socks-84123314/?no-ist Also, http://www.mvmtwatches.com/myths has very classy watches that will not break the bank.  Music: "Time Waste" by Podington Bear "The Last Whale" by Jelsonic "Seasong" by Jelsonic "Kingbeat 9" by Podington Bear "I'm Fat" by Blanket Music "I Noticed You" by Blanket Music "Dizzy Spells - Instrumental" by Josh Woodward "Backdrop" by Blanket Music "Leave Me on the Subs Bench" by Keshco "Summer Days" by Keshco See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2016
47-Urban Legends: In the Dark
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For this Halloween episode, we are doing something different. Instead of diving into the stories of the past, I’m telling stories of the present. Urban legends are a more modern version of folklore where, instead of telling stories of hydras and butter cats, we tell stories of things that might just exist. In these, people are the true monsters, and the most mundane of situations can be strange, dangerous, and terrifying. Say hi on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasontheweiser Interested in becoming a member? http://support.mythpodcast.com That article about the woman in the cupboard: http://bit.ly/2eOTYhI Music: “Independent Film” by Steve Combs “A Certain Lightness” by Blue Dot Sessions “Aisatsana” by Graham Bole “Trap” by Jahzzar “Bravado” by Gurdonark “Direct To Video” by Chris Zabriskie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2016
46D-Jason and the Argonauts: Scorned
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The end of the story of Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts. Things have been pretty easy for Jason. Medea solved all of his problems before he even knew he had them on the Argo, and her fairly violent murder-by-proxy of Pelias secured Iolcus for Jason's father. It would probably be a very bad idea to cheat on Medea, right? Hard times are about to catch up with Jason. The creature of the week is the selkie, and they will either give you a tragically beautiful story to tell your half-seal children, or curse your entire island...depending on how creepy you are. Links I talked about: The selkie movie, "Song of the Sea": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/ Cages through the ages: https://amzn.com/B00MS9PSK8 "Medea" by Euripides: http://a.co/hWck30M Sponsors: Hiring? Check out ZipRecruiter! You can go to http://ziprecruiter.com/myths and start posting for free Bombas! They are very comfortable. Go to http://www.bombas.com for 20% off plus free shipping on your order of four or more pairs. Music: "On Belay" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gentle Heart" by Podington Bear "Floating in Space" by Podington Bear "Ember" by Podington Bear "Bright and Blank" by Blue Dot Sessions "I Believe in You" by Lee Rosevere "Themes from Penguins on Parade" by Lee Rosevere "Thaw (Outro)" by Kai Engel "Solitude" by Jahzzar "Curtains are Always Drawn" by Kai Engle See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2016
46C-Jason and the Argonauts: The Long Way Home
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It finally comes time to fight the dragon, (hopefully) survive the return journey home, and have the showdown with Pelias. This is a big episode. If you've made it this far in the series, though, it probably doesn't matter what I write here, because you are either into the Argonaut story or not. Really, though, it is a cool episode and there are about three twist murders, a wedding, and a king with a great name. The creature is the sea-trow, shockingly dumb and frightfully ugly, you might be offended by his pranks...if they made any sense... Want to say hi on Twitter? I'm http://www.twitter.com/jasontheweiser Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/4251/jason-argonauts-long-way-home/ Sponsors: If you want to wear the most comfortable socks you have ever worn, check out http://www.bombas.com for 20% off and free shipping for orders of four or more pairs. Want to drag five blades across your face in the best way possible? Check out http://www.Harrys.com (promo code MYTHS). Music: "Free Radicals" by Podington Bear "Darkling Skies" by Jelsonic "Danse Morialta" by Kevin MacLeod "Another Brilliant Age" by Jelsonic "Anniversary Song" by Blanket Music "Wolf Dunes" by Fields Ohio "And So Then" by Lee Rosevere "The Secret to Growing Up" by Lee Rosevere "Whispers Invoke Paranoia" by Nihilore See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2016
46B-Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin
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The quest for the golden fleece begins for the legendary heroes packed aboard the Argo. We find them making all haste for Colchis...except for all the times they stop to feast...and drink too much...and meet beautiful women...and get in unnecessary boxing matches. We also meet the princess Medea; catch up with Cupid (Eros), a hot-shot toddler who plays by his own rules; and Theseus will remember something very, very important. The creature this week is a roaring, spectral bull...who isn't all that dangerous, just incredibly annoying. Sponsors: Check out MVMT watches. They look really nice (http://www.MVMTwatches.com/myths) Blue Apron has good food that's good for the environment, but most importantly (to me) is that you can make awesome home-cooked meals with no planning. Check out http://www.blueapron.com/legends Music: "The Terrarium" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shifty Crow" by Podington Bear "Peter Gray" by Podington Bear "Midday" by Blue Dot Sessions "Krok" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jackbird" by Blue Dot Sessions "Insurrection" by Podington Bear "Inessential" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hammer and Damper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Galoshes" by Podington Bear "Fives" by Podington Bear "Dread" by Podington Bear "Chopin - Mazurka Op 67 No 3" by Blue Dot Sessions "Black Cosmos Ring" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2016
46A-Jason and the Argonauts: Some Assembly Required
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The beginning of the story of Jason and his legendary Argonauts doesn't start with Jason, but with Zeus being...well, Zeus, and kidnapping an unsuspecting woman. There is a dragon, a giant bronze robot, and court intrigue, leading to some familiar names coming back to help Jason travel to a faraway land and obtain the golden fleece. Those names include Hercules, Theseus, Laertes (father of Odysseus), Autolycus, Peleus (the father of Achilles), Augeus (with the legendarily dirty stables), and more. It's the biggest meetup of everyone we've met so far...well, everyone that isn't in Hades (Sisyphus) tied to a rock (Prometheus) or wandering blind through a plain (Bellerophon). The creature looks so much like a normal person it's uncanny. I mean, he looks like a normal person once you get past his humorously big ears, nose, and hands. And his gray skin...that sometimes glows. Ok, he looks nothing like a normal person. Sponsors: Check out new sponsor Harry's Razors for a free shave kit (just pay shipping, but that's only like $3): http://www.harrys.com/ and use the code MYTHS and checkout. Like listening to stories by professionals who don't fumble the pronunciations constantly? Check out http://www.audible.com/myths Say "hi" on Twitter! Say "good day" on Facebook! Music: "The Longshoreman" by Blue Dot Sessions "Spell" by Rolemusic "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" by Podington Bear "One Dirty Sleeve" by Blue Dot Sessions "Micolai" by Blue Dot Sessions "Haena" by Blue Dot Sessions "Discovery Harbor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Space (Outro)" by Andy G. Cohen "Castle Theme" by Visager See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2016
45-Rumpelstiltskin: Let's Make a Deal
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Three stories of people making deals. The first is from Japanese folklore, and it's about making the most of what you have...even when what you have is a dirty piece of straw and a fly friend. The second story is about a man who made a deal with the devil...and all the stupid (maybe brilliant?) decisions he made after that deal. The third story is that of Rumpelstiltskin, a weird little imp that might have been a hero if he didn't insist on purchasing humans. The creature of the week the poludnica, and she is looking out for you and your rights at work...violently. Sponsors: Check out that fresh, delicious goodness sent straight to your door. It's Blue Apron: http://www.blueapron.com/legends Like stories? Like listening? Like listening to stories? Check out audible (the book I mentioned was "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline): http://www.audible.com/myths Spiders...why'd it have to be spiders? (bit.ly/2cl1yyX) Music: "Wahre" by Blue Dot Sessions "Solemn Application" by Blue Dot Sessions "Roscoe" by Podington Bear "Micolai" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lost and Found" by Podington Bear "Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear "Lead Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions "Giving Tree" by Podington Bear "Denouement" by Podington Bear "Bootstraps" by Podington Bear "Bambi" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2016
44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons
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Three and a half stories of monsters of the ancient world. We meet vile beasts that lurk in the forests, the murky deep, and the wide, desolate places of the world. We meet the baby, the Thor, and the saints that slay them. We meet bears that can be bribed with cake. Folklore is weird. The creature is a little blue person. I know it's a struggle to not play in barley fields after school. It's a temptation we all deal with every day. Just don't do it. It will end with you being eaten by a little blue monster. Also, don't sumo wrestle children in the street. Sponsors: Blue apron is pretty great! Check out Blue Apron: http://www.blueapron.com/legends Casper mattresses are the most comfortable mattresses: http://www.casper.com/legends The discussion post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/4219/44-saint-george-dragons/ Music: "Blammo" by Podington Bear 'Filesharer's Lament" by Blanket Music "Manele" by Blue Dot Sessions "McKrary" by Blue Dot Sessions "Molasses" by Podington Bear "Crush at Maracas Bar" by Rolemusic "Showers" by Podington Bear "Wahre" by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2016
43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland
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A story of a super-powered Russian hero fighting the evil, also super-powered villain known as Nightingale the Robber. Nightingale can fly, kill with a scream, and lives in the shadows of his forest. The journey will take our hero from home, through multiple stays with Baba Yaga(s), and finally into a confrontation with the legendary bandit on a quest to become the man he never thought he could be. The creature this week is sweaty, hairy, and naked...and the only way you can beat it is by wrestling it. Check out www.blueapron.com/legends for some awesome meals without pounds of ingredients left over. Seriously, check out the audiobook "World War Z" from www.audible.com/myths  Music: "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "What Does Anybody Know About Anything?" by Chris Zabriskie "Denzel Sprak" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zither Sprak" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rough Hewn" by Blue Dot Sessions "Snowcrop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pukae" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Jack" by Podington Bear "Kiss" by Podington Bear "Old Regrets" by Lee Rosevere See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2016
42-Chinese Folklore (Cinderella): You Only Live Thrice
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This week, it's two of the earliest Cinderella stories, one of which is the earliest written version of this type of story, pre-dating European versions by 1000 years. It has evil step-mothers, murderous step-sisters, and helpful cows who will vomit up your work and call you stupid. Trying to grow a beard and keep your five-year-old from having dreadlocks? Then you do not want this week's creature hanging around your house. Find the show on iTunes Become a member Say hi on Twitter Music: "Interstate 70 Rain Chants" by Fields Ohio "Djangle" by Poddington Bear "Vault" by Jahzzar "I'm going for a coffee" by Lee Rosevere "And So Then" by Lee Rosevere "Slow Lights" by Lee Rosevere "Third in Line" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tortoise Shell" by Podington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2016
41C-Lancelot: It's Complicated
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It's the conclusion of the Lancelot story, and we'll immediately pick up after last week's fairly cheap cliffhanger ending. He'll finally see the end of his quest... Either by plummeting to the choppy waters below...or by the lions on the other side of the sword...or the castle full of people who want to kill him on the other side of the lions. The creature is the Tannarak, who just wants to date you or steal your child. It really does not care, which is fairly problematic. The discussion post and the disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/4180/41c-lancelot-complicated/ Link for the new show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/new-show-form/ Sponsor this week! Blue Apron is awesome. Check it out at http://www.blueapron.com/legends See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2016
41B-Lancelot: Promises to Keep
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Things get weird on Lancelot's journey to become a knight of the Round Table...if Merlin trying to pick up a twelve-year-old last week wasn't strange enough. This week has ancient prophecies, a dangerous quest, a father and son stalker duo, kind of too much hair-smelling, and a sleazy innkeeper. Arthur has a particularly bad month, where his two closest friends turn in their resignations. The creature this week will protect your kids...by kidnapping them? Sponsor! Blue Apron is delicious. Try out Blue Apron (and get three meals free!): http://blueapron.com/legends Music: "Feldspar" by Poddington Bear "Flute Feet" by Poddington Bear "Hundy Mil Tight" by Poddington Bear "Into the Unknown" by Poddington Bear "One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions "Outside the Terminal" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ray Gun Lull" by Blue Dot Sessions "Provisions" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ants" by Rolemusic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2016
41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child
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We're back in the time of King Arthur, picking up right about where we stopped off last time (though you don't need to have heard last time to listen today). We'll be talking about the story of Lancelot - where this incredibly important character came from and why he's know as Lancelot of the Lake (spoiler alert, he grew up in a lake). Merlin gets weird, and we catch up with a certain lion-befriending knight that helped to kick off this whole podcast. The creature is the bouncy bear who is basically a bullet-proof superhero...if all superheroes did was eat horses and sleep. Sponsors! A new podcast - Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/remarkable-lives.-tragic-deaths./id1137724528?mt=2 Audible.com: http://www.audible.com/myths American Gods on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/American-Gods-The-Tenth-Anniversary-Edition-A-Full-Cast-Production-Audiobook/B0055274U2/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1470797939&sr=1-1 Discussion post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/4161/41a-lancelot-stolen-child/ Music: "It's always too late to start over" by Chris Zabriskie "Twelve Monkeys (Instrumental Version)" by Josh Woodward "Black is the Color" by Poddington Bear "Lone Road" by Poddington Bear "Old Skin" by Poddington Bear "Spinning Meter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Rampart" by Blue Dot Sessions "Two Boys and a Girl" by Poddington Bear See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2016
40-West African Folklore: Cold-blooded
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Five stories of a very savvy, completely unscrupulous turtle from Nigeria. He's a trickster we've met before, but he has an entire episode of semi-murderous turtle hijinks. Even though turtles are cute and seemingly harmless, they should not be trusted under any circumstances ever. You should also avoid going into business with them, when possible. The creature this week is the hyosube, from Japanese folklore. He's a crazy little guy who will give you fevers for just being polite. Sponsors! Away Travel, for toddler-proof (resistant? Is anything really toddler-proof) suitcases! http://www.awaytravel.com/legends and don't forget LEGENDS at checkout. Good old Lootcrate. Check out the antihero box at http://www.lootcrate.com/legends. Promo code LEGENDS. Membership All episodes from now on will have an ad-free version on the member feed. Check out membership at http://support.mythpodcast.com   All music by Poddington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2016
39-Odin: In the Land of the Blind
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Born in ice and fire, Norse mythology starts violently...and strangely. There's a blood ocean, a giant primeval cow, and some light grandpa murder. Thor and Loki take two kids on a field trip to Jotunheim, where, like any family vacation, Thor gets in a drinking contest and wrestles an old lady. Then, Odin travels to the far reaches of the void for wisdom and learns that he must pay a terrible price only to learn that the end, when the universe will once again be bathed in ice and fire, is coming. The creature of the week is the sandman and you shouldn't let your kids listen to it, especially if it's right before bedtime. Basically, growing up in the middle ages was terrible and I don't know how anyone made it out without some severe psychological trauma. Sponsors: Loot Crate! Check out http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (offer code: LEGENDS) for the awesome antihero box. Blue Apron! http://www.blueapron.com/legends And newcomer Credit Karma, for a completely free credit report http://www.creditkarma.com/value Music: "Virality Ratio" by Steve Combs and Simon Mathewson "Pilgrimage-initiation" by Wayne Kinos  "The Origination" by Nihilore All other music by Poddington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2016
38B-Korean Literature: Master of Two Worlds
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The Conclusion of the "Story of Hong Gildong" takes us from the household drama of last episode to a story that spans the entirety of the Korean peninsula, with Gildong earning his title of the Korean Robin Hood. It then moves beyond Korea to mythical lands, where Gildong battles demons and becomes a doctor. Or pretends to be a doctor. I mean, it's a frontier setting in the 1600s, let's not split hairs. It's basically the same thing. The creature this time, is cactus cat. It's a cat who wants to get drunk and party like it's 1910. The awesome source for this episode: https://amzn.com/0143107690 Looking to build a website? Weebly is pretty great! Check out http://www.weebly.com/myths Make fantastic meals with Blue Apron: http://www.blueapron.com/legends Music: All music  by Blue Dot Sessions and Poddington Bear. Except for the awesome chip tune song by Role Music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2016
38A-Korean Literature: Crossing the Threshold
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Hong Gildong has been called the Korean Robin Hood, but really oversimplifies the story. It is both an awesome adventure tale with dragons, magic, assassins, demons, bandits, and betrayal, and a complex human drama, where one young man must find and understand his place in the world. It's both action-packed, and heartbreaking. The titular character, Gildong, was born a second-class citizen, and he was determined to make a way for himself in a world that kept pushing him down, even if that meant living outside the law. This is his story. The creature this time is the saalah, and they are what happens when a mommy genie and a daddy human (or the other way around) love each other very much. Loot crate is fantastic. Check out Loot crate: http://www.lootcrate.com/legends (Offer code: LEGENDS) Looking to build a website? Check out http://www.weebly.com/myths Say hi on twitter? I'm http://www.twitter.com/mythpodcast That incredibly great source for this story today: https://amzn.com/0143107690 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2016
37-Hercules: The Best at What He Does
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Hercules is as terrible as he is awesome. There are sea monsters, centaurs, people being thrown off of things, Hydra poison, and Hercules making ridiculous choices. Basically, it's everything you could want from a Hercules episode. Oh, and he dies, because apparently he can do that. The creature this time is the Mamagwasewug, and he just wants to borrow a smoke off you...or he'll burn your house down.   Batman picture: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHD5g9OjfXq/?taken-by=mythpodcast Our sponsor this week: www.lootcrate.com/legends (code: LEGENDS).  Support the show? (http://support.mythpodcast.com) Find us on iTunes? (http://itunes.mythpodcast.com) Music: "Cheap suit" by Jason Staczek "Silence" by Kai Engel "Deserted City" by Kai Engel "At the End Everyone Dies" by Kai Engel "Leafless Quince Tree" by Rolemusic All other music by Poddington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions. Bibliography: "Metamorphoses" by Ovid 9:1-282 "The Women of Trachis" by Sophocles "The Library of Greek Mythology" by Apollodorus 2:6-8 "Library of History" by Diodorus Siculus 4:32 "The Greek Myths" by Robert Graves See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2016
36B-Pocahontas: Between Two Streams
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An abbreviated history of Pocahontas and John Smith, this episode looks at the conflict largely from the Powhatan side. This isn't the Disney version. It is gritty, dark, violent, and, if Mattaponi oral history is to be trusted, fairly disturbing. Still, it tells the story of a clash of worlds, and one woman who stood in the middle to bring a brief peace. The creature this week lives in lime trees and, in return for probably not paying rent, will hurt you if you're mean to the tree. Our sponsors: www.MackWeldon.com (promo code MYTHS) http://www.blueapron.com/legends http://www.weebly.com/myths My interview on The Podcast Digest: http://www.thepodcastdigest.info/2016/06/tpd-96-jason-weiser-from-myths-and.html Mattaponi Oral History: https://amzn.com/1555916325 The Disclaimer (and post): https://www.mythpodcast.com/4096/36b-pocahontas-two-streams/ Music: "What does anybody know about anything" by Chris Zabriskie All other music (besides intro/outro and COTW) by Poddington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2016
36A-Pocahontas: The Empire Business
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