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Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod

Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories... more

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Episodes

1001 Nights: Science and Geometry

A story from "One Thousand and One Nights" about three wondrous gifts: a clock, a security system, and a fake... more

17 Jul 2024 · 42 minutes
Danish folklore: Sweet Pea

Three stories from Denmark about learning from your mistakes. Or not learning, and donating six full bags of gold to... more

10 Jul 2024 · 44 minutes
Monkey King: The Eyes Have It

We're back in the story of the Monkey King and the Journey to the West where maybe this monastery is... more

03 Jul 2024 · 48 minutes
European Fairy Tales: Mermaider (part 2 of 2)

Undine the water elemental has a soul. And an evil uncle. And a friend who is in love with her... more

26 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
European Fairy Tales: The Elements (part 1 of 2)

The story of Undine, by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, is a direct precursor to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little... more

19 Jun 2024 · 36 minutes
Greek Myths: Things as they Are

The story of Demeter from Greek mythology is one of finding her place in the world. A world run by... more

12 Jun 2024 · 48 minutes
Flemish folklore: Stuck

Two stories from Flanders (the region of Belgium, not Homer Simpson's annoyingly nice neighbor) about people who are stuck. One... more

05 Jun 2024 · 42 minutes
Aesop's Fables: State of Nature

It's fable time on Myths and Legends...despite fables being neither myths nor legends... They're fun, though, and you might just... more

29 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Japanese folklore: Pilgrims

Two stories from Japan. On the first, a former samurai's wife is up to something and he's going to figure... more

22 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

When your seven spouses all have the same dream on the same night and ask you not to do the... more

15 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Myths and Legends
1001 Nights: Science and Geometry
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