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Myths and Legends

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Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser

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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 ...
 
The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversatio ...
 
Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.
 
Lore, mythology, and history summaries in easy to understand and easy to digest formats. The series aren't totally comprehensive, but they provide a great springboard for someone just dipping their toes into a new franchise or topic. So far, I've covered the Cthulhu Mythos, Middle-earth, Star Wars, The Elder Scrolls, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology, the SCP Universe, and Warhammer 40k, but I hope to continue doing this for many years. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theexploringser ...
 
Mosaic presents Living Myth, a podcast with Michael Meade, renowned mythologist and storyteller. Meade presents mythic stories that offer uniquely insightful and wise ways of understanding the current dilemmas of the world we live in. Living Myth proposes that genuine solutions to the complex and intractable problems of our world require both transcendent imagination and cohering, transformative narratives.
 
Who says you're too old for a good fairy tale? Reading original versions of folktales and fairy tales from around the world every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, The Folktale Project is for everyone who has a love of the mystery that surrounds us and the ways we try to explain it. Theme music is Kirigami by Graham Bole. (freemusicarchive.org/music/Graham_B…_01_-_Kirigami)
 
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future. Podcasts are av ...
 
A weekly Asian & Pacific folklore podcast. Join Kamuela Kaneshiro as he shares tales of people, traditions, and gods from Pacific Island countries, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. These stories influenced films, Marvel and DC comic books, Disney movies, Netflix series, TV shows, and books. Episodes include a featured song, and Hawaiian word. www.LegendsFromThePacific.com
 
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The Hidden Djinn

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The Hidden Djinn

iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

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Around the world, and throughout history, billions of people have believed in an entire race of creatures known as the djinn. Ancient, powerful, and hidden from the human eye, djinn lore spans continents and centuries. Join host Rabia Chaudry every week as she takes you into the world you never even knew existed, the world of the Hidden Djinn.
 
Marcas and Stephie adapt and retell famous, and not so famous stories from Irish Mythology and Folklore. Each episode features a dramatic reading of one of these tales, along with a deep dive into the original versions that they are adapted from. Encounter mighty warriors, druids, witches, demons, monsters, gods, fairies, ghosts, saints, and scholars as we travel to magical locations in the Irish otherworld - below the ground, under the sea, in the sky and beyond the realm of comprehension. ...
 
A family friendly, surreal, informative show that follows CK and his dog Finn...and occasionally Rey the Barry Manilow obsessed cat turns up...as they journey across the globe and sometimes through time, to investigate the real stories behind myths, monsters and more. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/mirthsandmonsters Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/mirthsandmonsters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Join me on a journey into the origins of the unknown. Every legend, every beast, and every myth has it's beginnings, and it's time we take a look into the Ominous Origins of our mysterious history. For inquiries or comments, you can contact horrorshotspodcast@gmail.com
 
Talking Stories is a podcast of stories, folklore, mythology, and chat from the Storytellers of the National Leprechaun Museum, on the 1st and 15th of every month. The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.
 
Looking for a podcast on Japan's mysterious culture? Try listening to Thersa Matsuura's Uncanny Japan Podcast and experience all that is weird about Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks—and not found anywhere else! Show notes and transcripts available at uncannyjapan.com
 
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Storyfeather

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Storyfeather

Nila Patel: Writer of Fictions

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I'm Nila, and I have stories to tell you. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Mortals wield godly powers, eggs appear out of enchanted pockets, sentient substances are invented, and stars are incubated in the hearts of humans. Welcome to Storyfeather.
 
This podcast is a storytelling journey through world-folklore. With brief context and analysis in the introductions, the main focus is the retelling of stories themselves. From saucer-eyed spectral dogs to pond-scum haunting child-eating witches - experience the darker side of Britain's folklore in Series 1. Then journey to central and eastern Europe to the world of Slavic folklore, home of Baba Yaga and lurking nature spirits (Series 2). From there, step into the vast world of Nordic Folklo ...
 
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Mad Notions

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Mad Notions

Mick McCullagh & Nathan O'Regan

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Irish musicians Mick McCullagh and Nathan O'Regan discuss famous music myths, legends and true stories. Is Paul dead? Is Elvis alive? Just what exactly was Phil Collins singing about on ‘In The Air Tonight’? All stories discussed with as much factual accuracy and focus as scrawled graffiti in the backstage bathroom. Peppered among these famous tales are personal anecdotes from each of the lads that highlight the disparity between the perception and the realities of gigging life.
 
The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Without monsters to challenge them… Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The new Parcast original, Mythical Monsters, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday.
 
In these series of podcasts we are going to delve deep into the world of mythology in an effort to better understand their meaning. Down the line as well you can expect various explorations throughout history, this is content by a passionate researcher for passionate listeners. Let us together discover more about ourselves by celebrating mankind as a whole.
 
Gary, Ruth and their friends bring you ancient tales, stories, legends and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Stories full of the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic community weaved in with the main story Shows.
 
The Life is a Marathon show gives you inspiration, motivation, and resources to empower you to thrive and win in the marathon we call “life!” Bruce Van Horn is a Life Coach, Mentor, Thought Leader, Best-Selling Author, Entertaining and Motivational Speaker, Dad, and Marathon runner. He brings his respected insight, wisdom, leadership, and storytelling abilities to this podcast to share with you information, tips, life-hacks, and entertaining and heart-warming stories with the goal of helping ...
 
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We are all familiar with one flood myth or another, though remarkably we notice this motif all over the world! It has been imagined since antiquity that they must detail a cosmic event. So what history can be excavated from this universally remembered event? Past that even, we have a story that has evolved drastically over the many generations it h…
 
Oh, far-shooting Apollo... What are you exclusively the god of, anyway? All things Apollo, the good and the very, very bad. Submit your questions to Liv's 2022 New Year Q&A episode here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I refer…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Christian Frederick Nicklaus, the artist behind Art for Valhalla, where he makes beautiful shields, axes, and other weapons. Together with the boys he'll be discussing his own artistic process as well as the unique challenges of criticism and creating art in the age of social media. Other topics in…
 
She’s The Pig Lady! Whoa whoa woah she’s Pig Lady. Talking about the Pig Lady cryptid of Cecil County, Maryland. Best not drive down Pig Lady Bridge on US Route 1 late at night or you might get axed, hoofed, or go wee wee wee all the way home. Drunk Mythology is a podcast created by Krista and Christian, recounting the feats and failures of world M…
 
For more information on the MythMaker Podcast Network and Joseph Campbell, visit JCF.org. Pathways with Joseph Campbell is hosted by Brad Olson, PhD and is a production of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. It is produced by John Bucher and Ilya Smirnoff. Executive Producer, Robert Walter. Audio and editing services provided by Seth Bailin. All music …
 
In episode 152 of Fireside, in anticipation of Kevin’s upcoming book Gardensea - he tells the folklore and stories of the Irish and the American with the blackbird and the eagle, including a particular meeting between the two on the coldest night ever felt in Ireland…or was there a colder one before? Kevin also reads the poem from his colleciton St…
 
Two stories of sorcerer's apprentices. The first picks the wrong major at wizard school. The second finds a creative way into school...by becoming a dangerous sorcerer's BFF. The creatures are the elle maids, definitely not suspicious women offering wine to strangers on the road. -- Simplisafe: Get 40% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.…
 
The legendary hybrid creature known as the gryphon was said to have the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. Despite this fantastical descriptions the ancient Greeks and Romans truly seemed to have believed that gryphons were real animals. It was thought that gryphons lived in arid steppes and deserts of central Asia where they guarde…
 
Yes, when you think of Canada, you probably think of friendly faces, maple syrup, and the phrase "Eh." But what doesn't come to mind is serial killers. Well, I have some news for you, we up here in the great white north have our fair share of bloodthirsty killers, and today we'll be talking about one by the name of Robert "Willy" Pickton. This "hum…
 
One of the most popular movies of all time, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed) is a holiday classic. It has also given us a cornucopia of history myths and urban legends. Lend an ear as the Professor analyzes these stories, talks about how the movie was received when released in 1946, and highlights many overlooked supp…
 
Learn of the deadly creature that hunted humans. Join our email list https://legendsfromthepacific.ck.page/32ca50bd23 *We respect your privacy. We will not share your email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Visit our store: https://legendsfromthepacific.com/store Link to Terraforming Mars board game affiliate link (episode homepage) Theme Song: "My…
 
This week we're revisiting Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Tales" for three new stories, the kinds that only Hans Christian Andersen could bring us, beginning with 'Buckwheat'. Host Dan Scholz Find out where to subscribe to The Folktale Project at http://folktaleproject.com/subscribe Support The Folktale Project https://www.patreon.com/join/folkta…
 
https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-6624 Written by: Metaphysician Support the Patreon to see Exploring videos early and vote on new ones!: http://bit.ly/1U9QkPh Join the Discord!: https://discord.gg/eBHHHe5 Support the Series with official Merch!: https://t.co/aH0HApXp7v Follow me on Twitter for updates!: https://twitter.com/TES_Mangg Listen on Podca…
 
The trio are here this week to discuss their own religious beliefs and practices. Disclaimer: Broken Wave Radio does not support discriminations of any kind. This episode is made more of a talking point about our own beliefs, not with claims that one religion is better than another. Join our discord! https://discord.gg/b7TR35xZ…
 
Our final story of autumn from North America this week is one that has a little extra baggage around it, and should make us think twice about how our tales are sourced. Host Dan Scholz Find out where to subscribe to The Folktale Project at http://folktaleproject.com/subscribe Support The Folktale Project https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject…
 
This volume explores a core medieval myth, the tale of an Arthurian knight called Wigalois, and the ways it connects the Yiddish-speaking Jews and the German-speaking non-Jews of the Holy Roman Empire. The German Wigalois / Viduvilt adaptations grow from a multistage process: a German text adapted into Yiddish adapted into German, creating adaptati…
 
Homeric Hymns are beautiful and detailed and so, so ancient... The two Homeric Hymns to Apollo tell the story of his birth and the founding of the Oracle at Delphi. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! Attributions and l…
 
In this episode, we tell the tale of an impressive prank. We encounter a crisis of self-image, an impromptu dance party, emotional mess, and a sincere apology. —- Have you checked out the books that started it all? Follow the adventures of Zeus the overconfident hamster and his friends in the Zeus the Mighty series! Third book is out: bit.ly/zeusbo…
 
It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to Clever Elise from German Folklore, as told by Mynogan. As always, our stories are available to listen to for free! We release our shorter tales on Wednesdays, and we release our longer, chapter-length stories on Saturdays. If you enjoyed this story, and want to earn grea…
 
In one corner of Dartmoor, things just ain’t right. Could it be James shouting into a different cupboard? Perhaps lockdown madness is returning? Or… is the the craziness of Crazywell Pool catching? Prepare yourself for lads on tor, a misleading witch and a bottomless pool that does not live up to its name. Learn why James will NEVER EVER buy a copy…
 
On this replay of a popular episode, Michael Meade considers how “gratitude is a sign of nobility in our souls” and yet “gratitude can also be difficult to express because it comes from a deep place in the heart where pain can also dwell.” Thus begins Michael Meade’s mythological consideration of the essential place of gratitude in human consciousn…
 
In episode 151 of Fireside, and the first of our specials on his upcoming book - Gardensea, Kevin explores the folklore and stories of the uneasy allies, the fox and the wolf, including a tale of when the two had to team up to rob a larder bare… - and reads his own poem that was inspired by this lore - Fox and Bully. Follow Kevin on Instagram: @fir…
 
The gods are back to give advice, with advice dealing with angsty teenagers from a teacher of gods, to learning to become fluent in fae speak to get out of uncomfortable conversations. Just in time for the holidays! Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of arranged marriage, abuse, burning, ableism, pregnancy, misog…
 
Today we're bringing a Thanksgiving tradition here at The Folktale Project - our annual reading of 'A Turkey for the Stuffing' by Katherine Grace Hulbert. Host Dan Scholz Find out where to subscribe to The Folktale Project at http://folktaleproject.com/subscribe Support The Folktale Project https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject…
 
One of the legendary stories that re-appear during Thanksgiving season is that no less a luminary and Founder than Ben Franklin thought that the bald eagle was an improper choice as the national bird and a national symbol. Franklin preferred the more “dignified” turkey, and tried to convince Founding Fathers to agree. Apparently they thought Ben wa…
 
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% …
 
Hearing stories. Telling stories. Adapting stories. The power of stories... We speak with Nydia Hetherington, author of "A Girl Made of Air" and Molly Aitken, author of "The Island Child" about their use of folklore and story in their novels. For Nydia, these stories are drawn from Manx folklore which Molly's book is firmly rooted in Irish lore. Th…
 
We are back this week with a topic I've wanted to cover for quite sometime; the strange phenomena of the Black Eyed Kids. Back in 1996 a journalist, Brian Bethel, had an encounter that left him with an unsavory taste in his mouth. He couldn't explain what happen, only that it had, but what he could recall was shocking. Bethel's account featured a n…
 
Prometheus tells Io of her ongoing story of suffering, but also hey! She's going to start quite the dynasty. Finally, Hermes arrives with news from Zeus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: T…
 
https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-5007 Written by: Dr. Balthazaar Support the Patreon to see Exploring videos early and vote on new ones!: http://bit.ly/1U9QkPh Join the Discord!: https://discord.gg/eBHHHe5 Support the Series with official Merch!: https://t.co/aH0HApXp7v Follow me on Twitter for updates!: https://twitter.com/TES_Mangg Listen on Podc…
 
A real treat for this edition of our series of winter's tales; RH Malden's Between Sunset and Moonrise, read by Robin McLoughlin. Info on actor, director and writer Robin McLoughlin can be found at https://www.robinmcloughlin.com/ For a Victorian ghost story in the classical style, please get a free ticket for our exclusively commissioned performan…
 
Learn why the raven may be the most powerful of mythical creatures. Join our email list https://legendsfromthepacific.ck.page/32ca50bd23 *We respect your privacy. We will not share your email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Visit our store: https://legendsfromthepacific.com/store Link to Wingspan board game affiliate link (episode homepage) Theme…
 
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