Myths and Legends

Arts #6All Genres #124Books #3

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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  • LeonChestnut
    Not for me
    The positive reviews suggest he's doing something right, but the format is not for me.
  • Erik Torsbjorn
    Amazing podcast
    Love the Greek and Norse Mythology. Would love to find a companion book to all the Greek myths. I also think the Greek myths would make great graphic novels.
  • Inkbearcub
    Amazing to hear daily!
    One of the best Podcast to listen to, I been listening to it on a daily bases and specially during work and it’s been an amazing experience!
  • Super duper duper123456789
    My favorite podcast but
    When is fictional coming back?
  • i shmart
    The best
    If you don’t like it you are either deaf or a bad at lying.
  • Camden824
    You’ve found it. This is it.
    I love stories. And now the greatest stories of the earth are in one place. Everything, the music, the telling, and the stories themselves are excellent to listen to. I’m making excuses to go into my car. That good.
  • Abinormal797
    Fun, funny, and educational!
    I listen to this podcast while I’m working in my studio and it’s not only entertaining, but it also influences my work! It’s a mix of old stories with modern humor. I love the music and how it’s paired and played with the stories!
  • 400AD is to 173BCE
    Honest constructive criticism
    Jason I am sincerely disappointed and you. Using your platform to make fun of honest criticism. You ask for people to rate the show and tell you what they think of it, but when they do you make fun of them and you don't see the greater picture. You only see people critiquing you not critiquing your show. It pulls people out of the show when you come in and you bring your modern 21st century views on us. I'm not saying don't do this but we are a modern audience we don't need someone telling us what is racist what is sexist whatever the f*** you want to say. We can see that well enough on our own. We don't need it shoved down our throats. Part of why these stories have lasted as long as they have is because throughout time they stay relevant and just because something seems wrong to you doesn't mean we can't learn something from it, but it is extremely difficult to when you tell us what to think. You asked for constructive criticism but then when it is given to you, you can't seem to handle it. You act like a petulant child ruining what was a great story to make your point. What you succeed in doing is proving yourself wrong. When people ask for you to tell the stories how they were meant to be told they're not asking you not to adopt them they're asking you not to add your own ideals on to them. I've been listening to your show since the fourth episode and I have seen how you involved and how the show has evolved. So please listen to what people are telling you and don't immediately shut them out. Because even if they are critiquing you it's not because they truly despise you. It is because they honestly want it to improve. And if you are so stubborn headed as to think you are always right, you're no longer the tallest giraffe in the savanna. Like a knight caught up on your quest you've gotten sidetracked bog down in the detail. If this hurts you’re feeling in anyway I am honestly sorry that is not my intention.
  • Pressilla
    New at Pod Casts
    I finally decided to jump into pod casts and this is the first one I found and it is so amazing! I love the creatures you share and the different stories that you find. Truly amazing show. Amazing job.
  • cinder2020
    This is a great podcast!
    I love listening to this podcast. The storytelling is entertaining, funny, and unique. It stays true to the stories, but in a colloquial style. I recommend this podcast to anyone interested in stories from around the world.
  • bobjwilliam
    Best podcast ever
    Someone who is a big time fan totally recommend this to me and I’m like sure one more thing to do. But then I listened to my first episode I was awestruck. It was just amazing. I have became a huge fan and this is like the only thing I listen to. So keep doing what your doing and I totally recommend it.
  • serendeepity03
    Best podcast
    I feel so late that this awesome podcast has been out and I’m just now finding it!! I love it, I listen to it everyday and get so excited to share it with anyone that will listen to me!! Thank you for making this so great!!!
  • Alfred the Cat
    #1 podcast
    I have been listening to podcasts or audiobooks 5 or more hours a day for years now. Obviously I have listened to A LOT of different podcasts. Myths and Legends is hands down the absolute best podcast out there! I’ve been listening to it since the beginning and they only continue to improve! Jason is a fantastic story teller and I love the bits of sarcasm and humor added into each tale!
  • Nay-kwa-nah
    Is it over for fictional?!
    Please say it ain’t so! It’s like spark notes but in bedtime story format! And I love a good bedtime story! So... can we have some more please?( best Oliver Twist impression) -Quanna (kwa-nah)
  • Vinnie gamer
    Do more folklore plz 🥺
    Plz plz plz plz plz plz 🥺. . 🙏. . When will you get to me??????🥺. :-> mention me plz🥺 YOU GOT TO 5.0 stars 😆😆😆😆😆 Thank you sooooo much🤗 Yay Jason 🤗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 👏🏻. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🦶🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • Sadly Unsubscribed
    The GOAT
    Please keep doing what you are doing, and never change your formula (I.e. Don’t become Lore). Your podcast is something my mind craves, and I want to thank you for sharing all of these amazing stories.
  • superman2008
    Wonderful Podcast!
    I love the way you present these classic and not to classic stories. It makes them easy to listen to while on my morning run. I love it, keep it up please!
  • reviewer4296
    Highly Reccomend
    I am not a big podcast person, but I LOVE Myths and Legends! I’m sad that I just caught up on the backlog after a year so now I have to wait each week for a new episode. All of the stories are extremely well told and entertaining. It’s the perfect thing to listen to on a long drive. I’ve recommended Myths and Legends to all of my friends and now to you. Try an episode, you won’t be disappointed! I would love to hear more stories with female protagonists. P.S. Unlike King Shahryar, I really like Jason’s comments and side quips that update the stories a little bit.
  • LongTimeUser892
    In episode 113 he mentions a TON of Hamilton quotes: wait for it, etc! I haven’t finished the episode so maybe he will mention this at the end but still, I couldn’t help the grin on my fan-happy face. 🤣
  • Dane girl
    Love The humor and commentary
    Ignore the haters! The modern commentary is GREAT and allows some of the stories we just accept to be seen in a new light, and the others to be tolerable. You’ve gotten better on the trigger warnings; thanks! This podcast is dry, humorous and silly, as well as touching. The writing is EXCELLENT, especially considering how frequently they come out. Please keep giving sexual assault trigger warnings, as those are especially helpful. Keep up the good work! Along with Adventure Zone, my favorite podcast
  • JTPi
    Excellent podcast and very entertaining
    The Myths and Legends podcast is one of my favorite to listen to. Jason is a great storyteller. I started listening a couple weeks ago from the first episode and am almost caught up. Get yourself hooked on some stories that you might not know the origin stories to.
  • Trishavanm
    Very good!
    This podcast is the perfect union of good historical mythology and a narrator with a great sense of humor sprinkled into each story.
  • janintendo
    Pulled in
    I’m not usually a podcast person, but I really want to be. My sister knows I like Japanese folklore, so she sent me the podcast. I was immediately pulled in and enjoyed hearing the first rendition (I’ve heard of the tale before). The second, I never heard of... and thought the horror was awesome. Thanks for doing what you do!
  • seanmcsniff
    The BEST story telling podcast
    This podcast has quickly become my favorite way of passing time while at work or driving. The stories are great, but the story telling is even better. Easy to listen to, sneakily funny. Highly recommend listening 😁
  • the shawn17
    Great podcast
    I have listened to all of them
  • K-LEEghanna
    I’ve been listening for years this past episode is amaaaze and I had to say so!! The 101 night episodes never disappoint but your opener here is totally watershed, it is epic clap-back, and it is righteous. KEEP IT UP.
  • 98765432112344667
    Too much of a SJW
    Listed for three years. Great story teller, but he likes to apply his modern moral code to the past.
  • Gagirl05
    Fascinating - and funny
    I’m hooked. These are fascinating, educational AND hysterical. Are they supposed to be funny? I’m not sure. But they are. And I love them.
  • sadiesew
    Wonderful wordsmith
    As a fan of reading, audiobooks, mythology, and deadpan sarcasm, this podcast is a well-blended melding of all. I’m a full time nursing student and have very little time to read anything unrelated to it. This podcast however, is a perfect reprieve for a study break or school commute! All the stories are retold with such wit and detail. Thanks for breaking down the old text and making it something amazing!
  • meefylynn
    Hilariously Informative
    You’ll laugh and learn something, what more could you ask from a podcast? The title is pretty straightforward, it’s about myths and Legends with excellent storytelling!
  • LeahMadi12
    Other myth podcasts pale in comparison to this one. I feel so spoiled listening to Jason! I’ve actually restarted his tellings from the beginning. A must-subscribe!
  • smotherbears
    Jason and Medea
    I’m certain that the story of Jason and Medea is where author Phillip Reeve of the Mortal Engines series got his inspiration for main characters Tom and Hester. Their character development is truly beautiful and the similarities are obvious. Anyways, I love your show, and it’s my go-to for sure. -Smotherbears
  • Annzabrain
    Nice shine!
    Old tales told well. Monsters!
  • rainvt
    I can’t believe!
    this podcast is so well written, this is what should be the go to for myths and legends. This podcast is what got me into mythology and gods. Thanks for being awesome!
  • Joshua A. Mangrum
    Love. This. Podcast! Also Bring Back Fictional!!!
    One of the best podcasts ever! It is informative and really cool, I also wish you would bring back Fictional! Jason’s sense of humor and narration voice are spot on, on both podcasts!
  • The Iguana Society
    Amazing! Also, iguanas
    Love your show Iguanas are awesome
  • cmssep
    This podcast is great. Very entertaining and get some good info. He takes some liberties in telling the story but it also makes it very entertaining. It’s very well done though and the way he takes the liberties it’s done at a benefit to the story. It’s not a lot of liberties though. It has professional and well put together sound. Look at all the good ratings. You can’t go wrong.
  • JillieSue
    The Music
    Myths and Legends is a wonderful podcast. The stories are alive with action and are easy to get lost in which I often do. I do wish the music was more in the background as it detracts from the storytelling. I listen to them over and over. I especially like the saga of the volsungs.
  • Cami Urbina
    I am a mythology lover and this podcast hits the spot! It is well researched and written and Jason’s voice is scrumptious!
  • Nadinski09
    Myths and Legends!!!!
    I’m part wolf and I love these stories.
  • Spiketheshrimp
    The Weiser family has done an awesome job making this podcast and I listen to anytime I can.
  • Zoey-san
    This is fantastic!
    This podcast is wonderful. The stories are so well-written, I’ve found myself in tears but more often than not, laughing out loud. Jason’s voice is so soothing!
  • NordyGirl1
    Very interesting topics but PLEASE talk a bit slower. Sometimes you rush sentences and it turns into mumbling, drives me bonkers and it sounds terrible. For a great reference of a narrator who is soothing and speaks at a normal pace, reference Noble Blood.
  • Zsa Cook-Downing
    So funny and entertaining!
  • bestpodcastever!!!!!!
    Best podcast ever with a lot of thrilling adventures I listen to hours on end and he is a really good story should try doing Percy Jackson Greek mythology it’s the most interesting greek thing I know!!!!
  • KaylaLehua
    So happy I found this
    I love this podcast so much, I use to dread my commute home but now I love it! It’s perfect in every way!
  • Remrakasil
    Love the stories only one criticism...
    I absolutely love this podcast and I have nothing negative to say about the story telling, etc. My issue is that it’s extremely difficult to follow stories when episodes are released months apart. I get that they are recorded at different times but I need some kind of guide telling me which episodes are Knights of the Round Table and what episode number that is so that you can listen to them in chronological order if that’s how you want to do it. Example: I was going to listen to what is apparently the 2nd Oedipus episode but didn’t know it was the 2nd until he said see episode 65 before listening to this one. Is there a guide somewhere? If not, can one be created so that listeners don’t have to scroll through years of episodes to find the previous episodes of a saga? Pretty please!
  • bethe18
    Interesting and fun
    I discovered this podcast about a month ago and I love it. I prefer to listen to this podcast over watching TV. The stories are interesting and it’s really cool learning the origin of popular tales.
  • GraceNaoma
    Thoroughly enjoyable
    I adore myths, legends, and lore, and Myths and Legends is exactly want I never knew I wanted! Jason is very good at storytelling and his voice is quite pleasant to listen to. So glad I found this podcast. *Episode 6B: Actually, death by broken heart isn’t ridiculous according to modern medicine. Grief is taxing on the body. It’s called “taktsubo cardiomyopathy.” Though not all who suffer from it will die. It’s quite like a heart-attack.
  • Bohden whomst is Zested
    Always been amazing
    I have already written reviews but, i seriously listen to it for hours on end. I also like the slightly satirical spin of the shows. Also, can you do more Egyptian mythology please?
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