The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people trashing coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants. It's a big week.
Episode 305, out now!
New episode! There are witches, fairy creatures, ogres, and monsters lurking among us. What do they want? What drives them from their lair?
Well, mostly they just like to party.
Two stories from Celtic folklore, out now!
King Oedipus: Nepo baby? What? No, I was orphaned at a young age and earned everything the old-fashioned way: killing a guy at a four-way stop and answering a riddle. Why do you ask, Tiresias?
New episode out! A former samurai and a wannabe samurai follow their dreams. Unfortunately those dreams involve murder and giant bugs.
Migrating the feed to a different host today. Let me know if you see any weirdness (e.g. re-downloading, being randomly unsubscribed, Finnish gnomes turning your family into cats). Thanks!
This week: there is a monks v. children battle royale, mysterious singing in the forest, violent piggyback rides to Alfheim, and way too many murders. It must be Christmas in Scandinavia.
Check out episode 300(!!!): A Slaying Song Tonight
This week, we get into the Metamorphoses of Apuleius. It's the story of a young man trying to make his way in a dangerous world packed to the gills with witches. Like, there are too many witches. Witches turning into flies and birds to steal parts of dead bodies. Witches peeing on drunk guys for some reason. Just...too many witches.
Ep 296A: To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch, is out now.
This guy showed up at my cave. Asked him his name. Looked him up and he's verified on Twitter. Seems legit.
When a merchant gets locked out of Baghdad at night, he decides to go sleep on some graves because why not, right? Well, it turns out he has company. Three men arrive to bury something in the tomb where the merchant is trying to get some sleep. Something that will change his life forever.
Episode 295: What's in the Box, is out now!
Hi there! We'll try this out and see how it goes. Here's our #introduction.
We're Jason & Carissa Weiser, and we make the long-running independent #podcast Myths and Legends. We've been going for over seven years now and focus on #mythology #legends and #stories from all over the world. We're also #writing a book on #KingArthur that's coming out sometime!
Excited to talk with the community here if we can figure out what all these buttons do.