Myths and Legends

By Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod

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 Dec 7, 2022
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Been listening since day one, great storytelling Jason is awesome and does his homework with every story he tells.

Description

Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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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306-Latin American Folklore: Payback
2143

Two stories from Latin America folklore about people (and animals?) getting payback. The first is a story about why you shouldn't bite strangers. The second is about a man who can make the dead rise...but for a small fee will make sure that they stop.

The creature is the magician's monster from Castle Frankenstein, a living lesson of why you shouldn't brag about your elixir of life and then die a year later.

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Music:

"Drama Queen" by Podington Bear

"Dutiligi" by Podington Bear

"Haze" by Chad Crouch

"In My Head" by Podington Bear

"LA" by Podington Bear 

Feb 01, 2023
305-Turkish Folklore: Angry Bird
2186
The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people messing up coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants. It's a big week.

The creature is the neugle, a handsome little horse that gives Lil' Sebastian a run for his money.

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Music:

"Among the Reeds" by Podington Bear

"Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Chel Taza" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Enter on Bull Lake" by Podington Bear

"Nesting" by Podington Bear

"Confluence" by Podington Bear

Jan 25, 2023
304-Celtic Folklore: Among Us
2323
Two stories from Celtic folklore of the things that lurk among us: witches that live in our home town, trolls that hold dance parties on the frozen wastes, and tiny, 1000-year-old fairy creatures who are buying drinks after work.

The creature this week is the Giant of Smeeth, who would really like you to watch your language, please.

***Slight correction***
I mention that it is 9th century Scotland in the first story. It's...probably not? The stories are just kind of vaguely Medieval or Early Modern and it likely takes place in the late Middle Ages since witchcraft wasn't a capital offense in England until the 1500s. 

The 9th century bit was part of a throwaway joke about margaritas at girl's night, but I thought it would be better to be more accurate.
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Music:

"The Ascent" by Chad Crouch

"Down and Around" by Chad Crouch

"October Shuffle" by Chad Crouch

"Filesharer's Lament" by Chad Crouch

"Running on Empty" by Chad Crouch

Jan 18, 2023
303-Japanese Folklore: Rice and Means
2656
Two stories from Japan about samurai (and wannabe samurai) following their dreams. Too bad it takes fights with giant creatures and a little bit of murder to do so.

The creature this time is ao nyōbō, and she doesn't want you to stop by her beautiful, horribly dilapidated mansion.

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Music:
"Engine Flicker" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Silver Lanyard" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Weathervane" by Blue Dot Sessions


Jan 11, 2023
302-Jewish Folklore: Losing Hares
2111
This week, we learn where you shouldn't kiss a rabbit (it's exactly where you think), and how a dance party can save a city.

The creature is B.O.B., the Beast of Blattenboro, and he's here to do two things: exsanguinate dogs and scare people...and there is a lot of dog blood to suck and people to scare, so it's going to be around for a while.

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Music:
"Andelo" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Chrome and Wax" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Our Only Lark" by Blue Dot Sessions

Jan 04, 2023
301-Japanese Folklore: After Sundown
1166

The story of a family and the monsters that hunt them. The twist? These are monsters that they might know better than they realize.

The creature is snow snake! It's a snake that lives in the snow, and if you're thinking, "that's ridiculous, snakes are cold blooded!" Well, while you were thinking about that it bit you and you died. Congrats.

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Links!

Reuter's fact-check on Snow Snakes (2021): https://myths.link/snowsnakesreuters

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Dec 28, 2022
300-Norse Christmas: A Slaying Song Tonight
2653

An abbot spends Christmas surrounded by outlaws in the dark forest, so he can listen to mysterious, otherworldly music. A farm has a fun Christmas tradition where employees end up dead on Christmas morning. It must be the holidays in Swedish and Icelandic folklore.

The creature is draugr of the sea, Norse sea zombies, who are going to get in the way of your holiday mead run.

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Music:

"Chai Belltini" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gilly Wash" by Blue Dot Sessions

"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ratesheet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Cast and Favor" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Dec 21, 2022
299-Korean Folklore: Long Con
2572

The spies are coming. Governor Sim has gone too far and earned the attention of the king, who's sending people to see what's going on in Sim's district. The only thing? Sim is four steps ahead of the king and those spies don't know what they're walking into.

The creature is Western Europe's first vampire! And why you want to avoid mixing sorcery with your home improvement projects!

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Music:

"A Simple Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Keeping Up" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Talltell" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vela Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Dec 14, 2022
298-Finnish Folklore: Footsteps in the Dark
2744

A home improvement project 800 years in the making that includes way too many wolves, rat parts, and beards. It's the story of the Tomten of Åbo Castle, from Finnish folklore.

The creatures are women with varying degrees of faces from British folklore. The one thing they have in common? Drunk, possibly concussed guys are the only people that have seen them.

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Music:

"Halpver" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Snowgarden" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Our Ears, Deceivers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Dec 07, 2022
297-Monkey King: Up in Smoke
2862

We're back in the story of the Monkey King as he and the crew continues their journey to the west. Xanzang, the monk, of course gets captured again, but this time, it's by the son of an old friend of Monkey's from back in his pillaging days! He figures things should go well. Because, of course, there is nothing children love more than being bossed around.

The creature is the L'esak, and it's why you shouldn't eat that delicious road bread, no matter how good it looks.

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"Eyes on Everyone" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Delham Corner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Burnam Street" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dognell" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Nov 30, 2022
296B-Roman/Greek myths: Should I Bray or Should I Go?
2832

Lucius has been turned into a donkey after using the wrong body lotion. Then, he was kidnapped by bandits. Things are about to get a whole lot worse for Lucius.

The creature is the Korori (虎狼狸), who offers a new way to feel better after you get sick.

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Links!

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Source one for creature of the week: https://yokai.com/korouri/

Source two for creature of the week: https://uncannyjapan.com/podcast/korori/

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Music:

"Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Galaxy Shard" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Nov 23, 2022
296A-Greek Myths: To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch
2603

Lucius’s lifelong dream, as of ten minutes ago, is learning how to do sorcery. Luckily, he’s not only in a city crawling with witches who are slicing bits off people’s faces to do their magic and bringing wineskins to life, but his hostess is a sorceress herself, and all he has to do is catch her in the act.

The creature is the Lizard Man, lover of sinking his claws into cars…and his teeth into some Filet-o-Fish sandwiches.

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Nov 16, 2022
295-1001 Nights: What's in the Box?
2727

The story of a merchant gets lost ducking out early from a funeral and who ends up sleeping in a graveyard…and that’s somehow the least scary thing that happens to him that year.

The creature is the Sirin, and they’ll only sing for you if you’re super happy and harmonious. So, kind of never.

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Music:

"Millworm" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Caravan" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Uncertain Ground" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Champman" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Nov 09, 2022
294-West African Folklore: Spirited Away
2606

The story of Moremi Ajasoro from modern-day Nigeria has love, loss, and, of course, evil forest monsters.

The creature is the Van Meter Visitor, a dinosaur that was apparently stinking up the Old West.

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Nov 02, 2022
293-Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Things
2654

Two stories, two small things making enormous problems. We have "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Red Shoes". For two stories about young women learning and growing, they contain kind of a lot of dismemberment.

The creature is Striga! And she's the reason to put on that extra loaf of garlic bread and leave pig bones all over church.

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Music:

"Celestial Navigation" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Rabbit Hole" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fissure Forming" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Heavenstill" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Loopy" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Oct 26, 2022
292-Germanic Legends: Dwarf Fortress
3256

Magic swords, Viking legends, dwarves, ice queens, and enchanted rose gardens, this story of Dietrich of Bern and the Dwarf King Laurin has a bit of everything.

The creature this week is the Samodivi, the reason why you should be going out to the club each night.

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"Lead Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Oct 19, 2022
291-Japanese Folklore: The Monsters
2785

Three stories of monsters from Japan. We have a tanuki, the monsters that lurk in the civilized places, and monsters that might be under your home right now.

The creature is a decapitated man who loves hugs.

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"Shphrd" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Oct 12, 2022
290-Indian Folklore: Hiss and Make Up
2298

A story from Kashmir folklore about love, marriage, and murder. Kind of a lot of all those things, actually.

The creature is a Jaculus, the snake that will kill you with kindness. And its sharp javelin head.

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Oct 05, 2022
289-Viking Sagas: Half the Man
2307

The story of Half's Heroes, from the Icelandic Sagas. If you don't like being burned alive...and also do absolutely nothing to avoid the completely avoidable fate of being burned alive...can you even call yourself a man?

The creature this week is the Ubigabi (姥ヶ火), the flaming head that's barreling toward you in the night.

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Sep 28, 2022
288-Viking Sagas: The Pillage People
2287

The Saga of Half and His Heroes from Icelandic folklore starts with Odin spitting in a family's ale and only gets stranger from there.

The creatures are the Ellyllon, the flower glove wearing, grocery-store-visting, fungus eaters.

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Music:

"Dusting" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Transit Chrysl" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cicle DR Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Chel Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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Sep 21, 2022
287-Korean Legends: Sob Story
2234

This week, it's the story of Stupid Ondal and the Princess Pyeonggang, where we see that it's Pyeonggang's birthday, and she can cry if she wants to. Oh, it's the next birthday, and she's still crying? Wait, three years down the road, and she hasn't stopped. Should someone find out what's wrong? The king just wants to threaten her with marriage to a guy he sees as terrible? Yeah, this should end well.

The creature is Lazy Laurence. He guards apple orchards. And also doesn't mind a little backwash.

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"Lady Marie" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Sep 14, 2022
286-Japanese folklore: Cat Dad
2396

Tokutarō is not going to be tricked by fox monsters. He's just not.

Also, a dad has a big problem with the new pet cat.

Two stories from Japan about things not being what they seem (or things being exactly what they seem).

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Sep 07, 2022
285-Romanian Folklore: Grin and Bear It
2504

The story of Harap Alb (Povestea lui Harap Alb) from Romanian folklore has it all. Like, it really does try to jam as many fairy tale tropes in as possible, but it actually works. It's a fun story with a little bit of everything. Oh, and talking lettuce.

The creature is the Iwana bōzu (岩魚坊主) a priest who loves fish and has a seeeeecrettttt.

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"Kovir Straight Flat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Zeriba Flats" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Aug 31, 2022
284-Grimm: To the Point
2064

I mean, if you style your beard to a point so that it looks like an enormous bird's beak, you can't really fault an insult comedy pro princess for taking some shots at it. It's "King Thrushbeard" by the Grimm brothers.

The creature is a giant whose career path involves working for kings, hermits, and, oh yeah, the devil.

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"Asterisx" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Are We Loose" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Thannoid Piano" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Thannoid Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Aug 24, 2022
283B-Indian Folklore: To the Victor
2486

We see if Victor can come out on top using the power of stories…for murder?

The creature is a tiny fish with fingers and teeth!

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“The Telling” by Blue Dot Sessions

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Aug 17, 2022
283A-Indian Folklore: King of the Jungle
2101

What happens when a lion and his prey become best friends? Or when a monkey starts messing around on a worksite? Or a weaver pretends to be a god to woo a princess? The Panchatantra happens. An eclectic, free-flowing anthology of short, funny, sometimes brutal stories that are meant to teach people wisdom...but might all be part of a long-con to gain control of a kingdom.

The creature is the Nasnas, and he is very bad at hide and seek. And will also melt your flesh.

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Music:

"Idle Ways" by Blue Dot Sessions

"McCarthy" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vulcan Street" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Aug 10, 2022
282-Gawain: All Knight Long
2152

King Arthur and his best knight, Sir Gawain, have to answer the age-old question: what do women want? Oh, and if King Arthur doesn't find the definitive answer within a year, he'll be executed. Hijinks ensue.

The creature is Nalusa Falaya, an evil porcupine who will turn you into an unwitting sleeper agent against your own family.

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Music:

"Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Beignet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Palms Down (No Cello)" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Aug 03, 2022
281-Grimm: Beyond the Grave
2205

Two stories from the Grimm brothers with people going beyond death. On the first, it's a prince and princess who find love...after they swear a terrible and toxic oath to one another. On the second, if your guest sees ghost children in your house, maybe you should listen to them?

The creature is the Leyak, a witch who likes munching on some human entrails and turning into a monkey with golden teeth.

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Music:

"Valladolid Funeral" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jul 27, 2022
280-Korean Folklore: Family Matters
2776

Three stories from Korean folklore about family with terrible frog sons, angry imps beating guys with sticks until their arms get tired, and a mayor who just doesn't know when to quit.

The creature is the Leanhaum-Shee, and if someone wants to set you up on a date with an invisible person...maybe pass. And also run away as quickly as possible.

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Disclaimer: https://myths.link/280

Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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Music:

"Pitho Magnus" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"It Must Be" by Michele Nobler

"Why" by bzur

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Jul 20, 2022
279-Norse Sagas: Prince Ali
2739

The story of Spotted Ali, from the Icelandic sagas, has werewolves, ogre battles, and witch curses. It also has parents doing the right thing (and then the wrong thing for way too much cash), enemies becoming friends if they can keep on doing enemy stuff, and why you should always be polite to people who help you out: you don't know which ones might be actual trolls.

The creature this week is the Kibaan, a chill hairy guy who will play music for you...providing you don't try to steal his child.

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Links!

Tiny plastic babies! https://myths.link/tinyplasticbabies

Ali source and academic article: https://myths.link/alisource

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Music:

"A Certain Lightness" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Bridgewalker" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Clouds at Castor Ridge" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Persimmon" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Sals Piano Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tapoco Critter" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Zelus" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jul 13, 2022
278-Oscar Wilde: Skyrockets in Flight
2069

Two literary fairy tales from Irish writer Oscar Wilde. On the first, we'll see that even fireworks need spa days. Is that what wallowing in the mud with animals is? Probably, right?

On the second, it's a story of love. Cynical, brutal love.

The creature is the Joseung Saja (저승 사자), a dapper grim reaper who's all business.

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Music:

"Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jul 06, 2022
277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook
2251

The story of the cook and the warlock, from 1001 Nights, where you see how a hot tub can change your entire life's course.

The creature is the Murghi-i-adami, a buff peacock with a lot to say.

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Disclaimer & vizier bit: https://myths.link/277

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Music:

"Gothrd" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Hrse Hrse" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Still Nite" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Pglet Credits" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shepman" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shphrd" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jun 29, 2022
276-Swiss Horror: Along Came a Spider
3205

An adaptation of a Swiss horror novella "The Black Spider" by author Jeremias Gotthelf (AKA Albert Bitzius), about a town with a knight problem, so they make a deal with a very suspicious man to help them in their time of need.

The creature is the Kanbari nyūdō, that creepy hairy guy watching you go to the bathroom on New Year's Eve.

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The disclaimer: https://myths.link/276

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Music:

All music by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jun 22, 2022
275-Tibetan Folklore: Free Bird
2679

A prince, chased by seven evil wizard roommates, seeks help from a hermit. This leads him on a journey of discovery that entails ghosts, mythological creature kidnapping, and many, many blisters.

The creature is the Lioumere, and you'll see that clowns aren't just for children's birthday parties! They're also for doing dental work on dangerous ogresses.

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Music:

"Arc Chamber" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Laser Focus" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tango Rosino" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions

"TwoPound" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jun 15, 2022
274-European Folklore: Murky
2400

Two stories from Eastern Europe where we see why mythological water monsters aren't a great way to discipline your kids. On the second, if a wizard is mumbling something outside your house, you're in for a bad time unless you talk to a witch.

The creatures are the Devil's Dandy Dogs! They're not dandy, not the devil's, and they're barely dogs!

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Newts! The new PRX podcast I mentioned that has the Vodník, the Czech water monster in the first story. If you want to check it out: https://myths.link/newts

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Music:

"Jubelio" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Broker" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Forgot His Jam" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In Time We Shall" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jun 08, 2022
273-Robin Hood: The Good Thief
2692

You would think, if you're the most wanted person in Britain, you would probably want to lie low for a little while and think that the all-too-happy-to-get-kidnapped abbot with the big bags of gold strolling through Sherwood forest might be an obvious trap.

The creature is why you don't want to eat a big meal and then go into battle.

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Links!

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"Access Road" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ballade" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cold Summers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tionesta" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Jun 01, 2022
272-Egyptian Folklore: Imposter
2154

The story of a young man who decided that he would do anything to live the life of his dreams...but how far is too far?

The creature is the Minata-Karaia, basically ents who snack on their armpit fruit.

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Music:

"Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Purple Light" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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May 25, 2022
New Podcast: Myths and Legends, now in Spanish!
470

Sonoro and Nextpod (that’s Jason and Carissa Weiser!) present Mitos y Leyendas. The acclaimed podcast about mythology and worldwide folklore, now in Spanish. 

Listen, learn, and subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform to catch all the episodes every week. Available now!

To listen directly on Apple Podcasts: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7 

Nextpod.com 

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May 23, 2022
271-Korean folklore: A Friend in Need
1997

Three stories of people helping people from Korea, including helpful monsters, deadly Pictionary, and why you should shove strangers down hills.

The creature is the Glashtin, a creature with sticky hands, but in the murdery way and not the stealy way or ice creamy way.

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Check out this week's all-new Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

And we are up to 25 episodes of best of the worst! https://nextpod.com/botw

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Music:

"Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Marble Chase" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Kirkus Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Line Exchange" by Blue Dot Sessions

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May 18, 2022
270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land
2548

This week, Olympus will fall. The reign of the Greek gods will come to an ignoble end to an enemy that has been lurking in the shadows the whole time. Hear how it all goes down in this definitely serious story about how the rule of the Olympians was usurped by something you see every day.

The creature is the Kickle Snifter! The reason why you should wash your beard! Or don't because who doesn't enjoy having a semi-parasitic friend around all the time?

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Links!

That disclaimer: https://myths.link/270

That new show, Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

That other new show, Best of the Worst: https://nextpod.com/botw

The old show with new episodes, Fictional: https://fictional.fm

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Music:

"Enter the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Heath" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions

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May 11, 2022
269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows
2365

A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow.

The creature this time is the invincible bear monster your ghost grandpa warned you about.

Scoundrel: All new this week! https://myths.link/scoundrel

Fictional: All new tomorrow! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Sponsors:

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Music:

"Apollo Dierdre" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Desmontes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Molly Molly" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Lane Lover" by Blue Dot Sessions

"PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

 

 



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May 04, 2022
268-Viking Legends: Hride or Die
2364

Two stories from Norse myth. The first is about how you should just be you, even if people think you're a fool for doing so...actually, kind of especially if people think you are a fool for doing so.

The second is about why you shouldn't go to the bathroom alone at night: Norse toilet zombies.

The creature is the Mimick Dog, a dog that will mimic you and maybe put on plays.

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Sherlock Holmes on Fictional! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Best of the Worst, our twice-weekly mini-cast with ridiculous super villains! https://www.nextpod.com/botw

and don't forget about Scoundrel: History's Forgotten villains: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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Music:

"Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steamboater" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Timid Luxor" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Apr 27, 2022
267-Dragons: The Horse and his Boy
2026

A story of believing in yourself and finding your own way in the world...by imitating Pokemon and Hodor and wearing flashy suits from your best friend's stone safehouse. From a story from what's now Czech Republic and Slovakia, called "Prince Bayaya."

Coming to a garden near you, the creature is the Jidra, from Medieval Europe. You might think you're a fantastic gardener, what with growing a plant bigger than you are...but you might rethink that when the plant tries to eat you.

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Links!

Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

Fictional will also be new on Thursday! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

As always, Best of the Worst is running twice a week now: https://myths.link/botw

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Music:

"Jon Don" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gatinha Rosa" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Epic Victory" by Valentina Gribanova

"Lovers Hollow" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Rue Severine" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Apr 20, 2022
266-1001 Nights: Good Night and Good Luck
2755

A story from One Thousand and One Nights of an incompetent dude, a genie that's more than happy to be used for evil, and how the best legal outcome is one that involves free honey cakes. This is also where we wrap up the framing narrative, and we see if Scheherazade's gambit, of keeping herself alive by telling her husband stories every night for the past 989 days, finally pays off.

The creature is Irusan, the Irish king of the cats, and he is tired of listening to your terrible poetry.

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Links!

Best of the Worst: Ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out https://myths.link/botw

Fictional has a surprise narrator this week (and some killer soundscaping) check it out here: https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Check out Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains, a show we host and make with Kast Media: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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Music:

"Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In Other Times" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Trestle" by Blue Dot Sessions

"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Apr 13, 2022
265-Monkey King: Out of Your Gourd
3242

A super-powered monkey from Chinese folklore meets more than he bargained for: a sloshing hollow gourd full of pus.

The creature is the Mikaribaba (箕借り婆) from Japanese folklore, a great reason not to shower (because she will literally gouge out your eyes).

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Scoundrel! New episode of Scoundrel this week. Check it out: https://myths.link/scoundrel

New episodes of Best of the Worst out, too. They're a lot of fun. https://myths.link/botw

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All music by Blue Dot Sessions

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Apr 06, 2022
264-Korean folklore: On the Mountainside
2084

Five stories from Korean folklore all woven together to tell a grand narrative of the lives of normal people (and animals...and trees) on a mountainside in medieval Korea.

The creature is the Iara, from Brazil, a vampire mermaid who isn't thrilled to be a vampire mermaid but hey, it was the best her fish friends could do for her a the time.

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Best of the Worst! Check out our (other other) new podcast where we tell funny vignettes of ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out at https://myths.link/botw

Of course, there's also Fictional at https://fictional.fm/subscribe

and Scoundrel at https://myths.link/scoundrel both of which had new episodes out last week!

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Music:

"Bangolet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Patched In" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Our Own Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Peacoat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Mar 30, 2022
263-Celtic Folklore: You Can't Take it With You
2383

Three stories of things worth more than gold from Slavic, Celtic, and Chinese folklore. Also, why you shouldn't eat gold (it will literally kill you), why you should dig into that road cake early on, and why you should remember where you put stuff before getting the authorities involved.

The creature is a cow's stomach with bone melting eyes! Who hates it when evil barons are evil!

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New Scoundrel out this week! Check it out at https://myths.link/scoundrel

New Fictional out tomorrow! Check it out at https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe

New Best of the Worst out twice this week! Check it out at https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe

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Mar 23, 2022
262-Japanese Folklore: Fatal Attraction
2469

Three stories from Japan about love gone wrong. On the first, the fairest youth in all the land is set to marry the daughter of a rich noble. The problem? His father kind of oversold his looks... On the second, we'll see why moths and other nighttime bugs go toward the light, and on the third, a lovelorn samurai meets a woman from his past he thought was long gone.

The creature just wants you to chill out and stop trying to kill its friends...or else it will make you swell up in horrifying and painful places.

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Scoundrel was new last week, too! Check out the story of the original Great Gatsby: https://myths.link/scoundrel

Want to hear basically a creature of the week segment but with terrible villains from comic book history? Check out Best of the Worst, another show we secret-launched: https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe

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Music:

"Spinning Meter" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cocktail Gig" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Two Pound" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Envelope" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Plate Grayscale" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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Mar 16, 2022
261-Jewish Folklore: Mirror, Mirror
2192

Two stories of King David's magic mirror. One actually involves a folklore version of the Biblical king facing off against an enemy from his past...and maybe turning into a balloon? The second involves a rabbi, a murderous sorcerer, and a magic battle dinner party.

The creature is what happens when you stay too long as a vampire. You turn into what's basically an angry George Costanza with seven goat tails.

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Links!

Scoundrel (new episode out today!): https://myths.link/scoundrel

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That terrible Alexander the Great thing: https://myths.link/261

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Music:

"Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions

"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Mar 09, 2022
260-Norse Sagas: Norse Code
2615

Heidrek the wise...was not actually all that wise. He took ownership of a cursed sword for one. He also got in a riddle battle with Odin, which is never a good idea. In fact, if you want to be wise, it might be a good idea to just look at Heidrek's life, and do the opposite.

The creature is the Kaibaan, and he's that guy hanging out with his guitar on the quad trying to meet girls. You can spot him because he's the size of a human baby.

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Music:

"Vinyl Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Chilvat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Golden Grass" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

"What Does Anybody Know About Anything?" by Chris Zabriskie

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Mar 02, 2022
WE HAVE A NEW PODCAST! SCOUNDREL: HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN VILLAINS IS AVAILABLE NOW!
819

From Jason and Carissa Weiser, the hosts of Myths and Legends, comes Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about. Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them. Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Hetty Green, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves.

 

Listen anywhere you get podcasts:

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Feb 23, 2022
259-Egyptian Folklore: Butter
2715

NEW SHOW NEW SHOW!

We have a new show out. We've partnered with Kast media to make a history podcast called Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. Carissa and I host it and we really think you'll love it. Please check it out here: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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This story has a little bit of everything: genies, sorcerers, insecure kings, true love (with two practice marriages beforehand that the king insists do not count don't count those), and, of course, dancing houseplants. All of this set against the backdrop of two young people trying to find their place in the world after being abandoned by their parents.

The creatures this time love humans. Like, a lot. Which would be fine...if they weren't giants. We'll see how that works...spoiler: it doesn't.

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Links:

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Feb 23, 2022
258-Icelandic Legends: Welcome Back, Cotter
2476

Two stories from Iceland.

On the first, Signy has a shot at the good life. Unfortunately, that shot involves camping out in a cave with giants, tone deaf swans, and magic flying beds. Oh, and some light kidnapping.

On the second the pastorage servant just wants to kiss that dead guy and does not care who knows it.

The creature is stuck between two dimensions, and they're going to take out their anger about that on you. With their club.

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Music:

"Airliner" by Podington Bear

"Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear

"Funk and Flash" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Symphony 40 in G Minor" by Blue Dot Sessions

"An Oddly Formal Dance" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Feb 16, 2022
257-Chinese Folklore: Love Me, Love Me
2542

It's (almost) Valentine's Day, and we have two stories from Chinese folklore about love, loss, and marrying all sorts of things you shouldn't be marrying, like ghosts and livestock!

The creature is a sleazy alligator man who's looking for love* in all the wrong places**

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**down by the river

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Feb 09, 2022
256-Indian Folklore: Tiger Mom
2060

A story from India that's like a more awesome version of two different Grimm fairy tales. A woman is promised in marriage to a stranger and we learn that, yeah, that's actually a pretty terrible idea.

The creature is the reason why you don't want pigeons to pity you.

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Feb 02, 2022
255-Chinese Folklore: Picture Me This
2247

A story from China where we see a young man embark on a dangerous journey for love that definitely isn't a knock-off version of "The Journey to the West" and/or "The Hobbit". Then, we learn how the world's first selfie resulted in kind of more death than you'd think.

The creature his a demon from Japan...who's working through a bad breakup.

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Jan 26, 2022
254-Spanish Folklore: Ready or Not
2101

A story from Spanish folklore of three brothers, a crafting competition, a smelly Trojan parrot, and a lesson that it's never too late to start on the Hero's Journey. I mean, you might end up in jail, but it's still inspiring?

The creature this week is the Gohonga, a creature that will take your child, educate them, and return them as a forty-year-old

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Jan 19, 2022
253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys
2821

Monkey has been fired. Sandy has been captured. Pigsy is fleeing in terror, and the monk is about to be cut to pieces by a room full of angry guys. Things are not going well.

The creature is a buff angry dude whose solution to everything is hitting it with a spiky club.

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Jan 12, 2022
253-Monkey King: Severance
2714

We're back on the road on the Journey to the West and our heroes are starving. The solution? Some murders, some personnel changes, and human buns.

The creature is a devil fish, a not-so-friendly businessfish.

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Jan 05, 2022
252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune
2053

Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy.

The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet...

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Dec 29, 2021
251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past
2134

Two stories of Christmas in Iceland. So that apparently means wizards and zombies?

The creature is the Cuegle! It's like a walking great white shark with terrible self-esteem

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Dec 22, 2021
250-Grimm: Fauxsicians
2119

Two stories of absolutely real and definitely not fake doctors! The first is a Grimm tale where a guy goes to medical school and opens a practice! Never mind that his medical school is just a white coat and a bone saw! The second is a bit more legit with one cure-all elixir that really does cure all...and it may or may not be yule ale.

The creatures are the buschfrauen! And they will hunt you to the ends of the earth if you mess with their pets or teach you great knitting techniques if you give them a place to stay.

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Music:

"A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear

"Forces" by Podington Bear

"All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear

"Little Door" by Podington Bear

"Encounter" by Podington Bear

"In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Dec 15, 2021
249-Italian Folklore: Unbearable
1961

Two stories from Giambattista Basile, Neapolitan writer, of angry sisters, busted Mario pipes, and she-bears that are only mad if you try to force them into marriage.

The creature is the wiffenpoof, who only wants to eat fancy cheeses and not get your chewing tobacco in his eyes.

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Dec 08, 2021
248-Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Magic Words
2122

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.

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Dec 01, 2021
247-Argentinian Folklore: Beast Tartare, Can't Go Far
1900

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.

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Nov 24, 2021
246-Slavic Legends: The Queen's Gambit
2263

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.

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Nov 17, 2021
245-Pirates: Pretty Pretty Pirate
2143

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.

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Nov 10, 2021
244-Georgian Folklore: Here Fishy Fishy
2119

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.

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Nov 03, 2021
243B-King Arthur: Double Trouble
2480

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.

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Oct 27, 2021
243A-King Arthur: Doppel-Gwen-er
2331

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.

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Oct 20, 2021
242-Albanian Folklore: Two Roads
2500

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.

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Oct 13, 2021
241-African Folklore: Hippopotamaster
2437

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.

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Oct 06, 2021
240B-German Fairy Tales: Heart of Stone
2557

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.

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Sep 29, 2021
240A-German Fairy Tales: Man of Glass
2189

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.

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Sep 22, 2021
239-Grimm: Give them a Hand
2652

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.

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Sep 15, 2021
238-Indian Folklore: Blue Raja
2654

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)!

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Sep 08, 2021
237B-Odyssey Finale: To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and not to Yield
2624

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.

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Sep 01, 2021
237A-Odyssey Finale: The Shape of Things to Come
2212

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.

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Aug 25, 2021
236-French Fairy Tale: Piece of Cake
2617

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.

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Aug 18, 2021
235-Korean Folklore: Ghost Story
2624

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.

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Aug 11, 2021
234-Scandinavian Folklore: Trolling
2710

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.

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Aug 04, 2021
233C-King Arthur: Not Dead Yet
2200

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!

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Jul 28, 2021
233B-King Arthur: 'Tis But a Scratch
2562

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?

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Jul 21, 2021
233A-King Arthur: The Boy with No Name
2463

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.

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Jul 14, 2021
232-Robin Hood: Public Enemy
2840

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.

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Jul 07, 2021
231-Irish Folklore: Challenge Accepted
2080

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."

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Jun 30, 2021
230-Grimm: A Hairy Situation
2062

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.

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Jun 23, 2021
229-Monkey King: Forbidden Fruit
2736

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.

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Jun 16, 2021
228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle
2474

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!

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Jun 09, 2021
227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus
2114

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.

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"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

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Jun 02, 2021
226-European Folklore: Failing Upward
2713

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.

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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

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May 26, 2021
225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare
2056

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.

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"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

"Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Kingfisher" by Chad Crouch

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May 19, 2021
224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali
1939

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.

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"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

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May 12, 2021
223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party
3007

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.

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"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

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May 05, 2021
223A-Samurai Legends: The Devil went down to Kyoto
2424

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!

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"Vanagon" by Podington Bear

"Rumoi Night" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Orchard Lime" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Apr 28, 2021
222B-Norse Legends: It Takes a Pillage
2673

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.

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"Showers" by Podington Bear
"Dockers" by Podington Bear
"Molassas" by Podington Bear
"Roscoe" by Podington Bear
"Curious Process" by Podington Bear

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Apr 21, 2021
222A-Norse Legends: The Land of the Ice and Snow
2411

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?

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"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

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Apr 14, 2021
221-Chinese/Scottish folklore: The Great Beyond
2145

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.

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Music:
"Cloud Nine" by Podington Bear
"Dark Clouds" by Podington Bear
"Fading Prospects" by Podington Bear
"Eleven" by Broke for Free

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Apr 07, 2021
220B-Odyssey: Lonely Island
2533

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.

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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

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Mar 31, 2021
220A-Odyssey: The Castaways
2139

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?

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Music:
"Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Darkened Treeline" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Mar 24, 2021
219-Italian folklore: Unhand Me
1978

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.

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"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

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Mar 17, 2021
218-Monkey King: Enter Sandman
2104

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!

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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

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Mar 10, 2021
217-Mabinogion: Bringing Home the Bacon
2269

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!

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"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

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Mar 03, 2021
216-Baba Yaga: Which Witch?
1977

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!

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"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

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Feb 24, 2021
215-Scandinavian Legends: Madness
2121

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.

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"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

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Feb 17, 2021
214-Japanese Folklore: Take Your Lumps
1978

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.

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"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

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Feb 10, 2021
213-Reynard: What Does the Fox Say?
2299

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.

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"La Ingesa" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fearfully Dashing" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"So it Goes" by Podington Bear

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Feb 03, 2021
212-Armenian Folklore: Witchy Woman
2246

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.

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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


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Jan 27, 2021
211-Aeneid: Troy Story
2544

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.

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"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

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Jan 20, 2021
210-Russian Legends: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere
2121

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!

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"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

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Jan 13, 2021
209C-Viking Legends: Black Widow
2810

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!

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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


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Jan 06, 2021
209B-Viking Legends: Time and Tide
2645

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.

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"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

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Dec 30, 2020
209A-Viking Legends: Bloodlines
2572

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!


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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

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Dec 23, 2020
208-Maui: Big Tuna
2277

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.

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"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Flattered" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Dec 16, 2020
207-Monkey King: Girls Before Swine
2610

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.

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"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

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Dec 09, 2020
206-Mabinogion: The Blip
2217

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.

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"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

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Dec 02, 2020
205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre
3092

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.

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"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

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Nov 25, 2020
205A-Odyssey: Man of Constant Sorrow
2497

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.

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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

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Nov 18, 2020
204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag
2608

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.

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"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

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Nov 11, 2020
203-Grimm: Out of the Woods
2200

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.

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“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

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Nov 04, 2020
202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society
2459

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.

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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."

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Oct 28, 2020
201-1001 Nights: In the Wind
2107

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

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“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

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Oct 21, 2020
200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love
2906

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!

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“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

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Oct 14, 2020
199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight
2416

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.

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Extras:

Wolverine claws! https://myths.link/wolverine

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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

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Oct 07, 2020
198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again
2320

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.

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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

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Sep 30, 2020
197-Viking Legends: VFFs
3025

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.


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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


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Sep 23, 2020
196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good
2313

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.

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"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


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Sep 16, 2020
195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger
2623

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!

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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

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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

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Sep 09, 2020
194-Mulan: The Warrior
2833

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

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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

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Sep 02, 2020
193B-Monkey King: Pilgrim's Progress
2580

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.

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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

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Aug 26, 2020
193A-Monkey King: Golden Cicada
2929
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.
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Show post: https://myths.links/193a

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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
Aug 19, 2020
192-Grimm: Brave Traveler
2539
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.
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 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

Aug 12, 2020
191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly
2621
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...

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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
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 A darkly funny take on the Ättestupa from the show "Norsemen" on Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD7f5ZWhAk


Aug 05, 2020
190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce
2713
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/
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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
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Jul 29, 2020
189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You
2540
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. 
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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

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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.
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Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14462/189b-nibelungenlied-heinous/
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Music:
"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

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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.
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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
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Youtube link:

The Stollenwurm: https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Tatzelwurm

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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. 
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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
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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

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Find the episode post and the disclaimer at https://www.mythpodcast.com/14441/187-greek-myths-the-end-to-all-our-pain/ 

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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

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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 
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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
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Jun 17, 2020
185-Queen of Serpents: With This Hiss I Thee Wed
2164
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 a wet, inebriated chicken named skrat who will either make you rich or burn down your house or both of those things.
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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
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Jun 10, 2020
184-Robin Hood: Check, Please!
2013
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. 
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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
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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)

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"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
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May 27, 2020
182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions
2164
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. 

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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
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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/ 
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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
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May 13, 2020
181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld
2428
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.
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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
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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/ 

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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
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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.

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Post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14197/179-slavic-legends-grateful-dead/ 

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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
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Apr 22, 2020
178-Tanuki: Changes
2728
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/

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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
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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/ 

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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
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Apr 08, 2020
177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone
3154
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/
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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
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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/ 
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Music: "Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Secret Pocketbook" by Blue Dot Sessions
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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/

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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

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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 post on mythpodcast.com: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14116/176-the-emperors-new-clothes-matchless/ 
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 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
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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

The post on mythpodcast.com with all the names: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14036/175-thor-surprises/

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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
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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. 

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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 

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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. 

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Music: 
“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
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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. 

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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
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Feb 12, 2020
171-Indian Folklore: Love and Marriage
2021
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. 
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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
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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. 

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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
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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. 

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Music: “Stack me up” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lubby” by Blue Dot Sessions
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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 
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 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
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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. 

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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
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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.

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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
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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. 

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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
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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. 

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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
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Dec 11, 2019
Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion
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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

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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. 

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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
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Dec 04, 2019
164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again
2077
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. 

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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. 
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"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

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Nov 20, 2019
162-47 Ronin: Wanderers
2300
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. 

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 “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
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Nov 13, 2019
161-Japanese folklore: Karma
1969
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).

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Jizo article:  http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/cabinet-curiosities-jizo-statues-japan

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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
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Nov 06, 2019
160-Halloween Special: Lurking
2225
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.

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Music: “An Accumulation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cicle Veroni” by Blue Dot Sessions
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Oct 30, 2019
159-Rip Van Winkle: Bad Dad
1932
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.

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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
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Oct 23, 2019
158-Agamemnon: Fate Proceeds
1943
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.
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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
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Oct 16, 2019
157-Jack the Giant Killer: Giant Problems
2010
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. 

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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
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Oct 09, 2019
156-Italian Folklore: Clever Girl
2270
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.

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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

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Hoop Snake story: https://web.archive.org/web/20060629012039/http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1925_01-02_pick.html
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Oct 02, 2019
155-Fairy Tales: The Pearl
2324
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. 
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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
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Sep 25, 2019
154B-Viking Legends: The Army of the Dead
2134
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.

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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

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Sep 18, 2019
154A-Viking Legends: Family Business
2287
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!) 

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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
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Sep 11, 2019
153-Odysseus: The Angry One
2257
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. 
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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
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Sep 04, 2019
152-King Arthur: When in Rome
1924
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? 

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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
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Aug 28, 2019
151B-Faust: The Bad Place
2255
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. -

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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
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Aug 21, 2019
151A-Faust: A Man of Wealth and Taste
1936
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. 

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Music: "Cover Letter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie
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Aug 14, 2019
150B-European Epics: Where the Shadows Lie
1992
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. 

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Aug 07, 2019
150A-European Epics: King Me
1738
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. -
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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

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Jul 31, 2019
149-Japanese Fairy Tales: Son of a Peach
2359
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. 

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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

Jul 17, 2019
148B-Monkey King: Leaps and Bounds
2255
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. 

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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
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Jul 10, 2019
148A-Monkey King: Good Little Monkey
2157
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. 

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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
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Jul 03, 2019
147B-Antigone: Authority
1873
A dark story gets darker as Antigone battles an authoritarian state in the form of her uncle Creon. 

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Jun 26, 2019
147A-Oedipus: Team Spear It
2143
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. 
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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
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Jun 19, 2019
146-Scandinavian Folklore: Twinning
2056
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.
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"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
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Jun 12, 2019
145-Achilles: The Age of Heroes
2470
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. 
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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
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Jun 05, 2019
144-Viking Legends: The Old Gods and the New
2127
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. 
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Music: "Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions "At All Ends" by Blue Dot Sessions

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May 29, 2019
143-Japanese Folktales: Crabby
2258
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

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May 22, 2019
142B-Rome: Politics
2184
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

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May 15, 2019
142A-Rome: Glory
1853
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

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May 08, 2019
141C-Robin Hood: On Brand
2237
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

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May 01, 2019
141B-Robin Hood: The Hunted
2054
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

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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

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Apr 17, 2019
140-La Llorona: No Way Out
1938
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

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Apr 10, 2019
139B-Irish Legends: Evitable
2321
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

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Apr 03, 2019
139A-Irish Legends: The Hound
2054
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

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Mar 27, 2019
138-Knights of the Round Table: Carl
1874
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.

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Mar 20, 2019
137-Italian folklore: Tailor-made
1946
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

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Mar 13, 2019
136-Pecos Bill: To the Moon and Back
2159
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)

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Mar 06, 2019
135C-Tristan and Isolde: Homecoming
2946
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

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Feb 27, 2019
135B-Tristan and Isolde: Secrets
2167
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

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Feb 20, 2019
135A-Tristan and Isolde: Matchmaker
2097
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

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Feb 13, 2019
134-Grimm: Thirsty
2132
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

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Feb 06, 2019
133-Filipino folklore: Monkey Business
1909
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

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Jan 23, 2019
132B-Trojan War: Some Foolish Thing
2126
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.)

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Jan 16, 2019
132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come
2067
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

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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.

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Jan 02, 2019
131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal
2117
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

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Dec 26, 2018
130C-Jungle Book: An Old War
1958
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

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Dec 19, 2018
130B-Jungle Book: The Strength of the Pack
1804
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

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Dec 12, 2018
130A-Jungle Book: Welcome to the Jungle
2032
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

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Dec 05, 2018
129B-Persian mythology: Champions
2107
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

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Nov 28, 2018
129A-Persian Mythology: The Mammoth that Rides
1971
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. 

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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

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Nov 21, 2018
128-Irish folklore: Give Him the Finger
2392
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." 
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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
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Nov 14, 2018
127-Finnish Mythology: The Boy who Lived
2342
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.
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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

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Nov 07, 2018
126-Wendigo: Hunger
1837
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. 
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Music: "Traffic" by Kai Engel "Somnolence" by Kai Engel "Delirium" by Kai Engel "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel "Mare" by Kai Engel
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Oct 31, 2018
125-Norse Mythology: Bound
2164
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

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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
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Oct 24, 2018
124-Greek Mythology: The Fall
2522
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.   

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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/   
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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
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Oct 17, 2018
123-Dark Tower: Directions
1908
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.
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Oct 10, 2018
122-Indian Folklore: Let it Be
1903
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. 
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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
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Oct 03, 2018
121-Grimm Brothers: King of the Mountain
2116
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! 
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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
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Sep 26, 2018
120B-Holy Grail: Beyond the Sea
2173
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. 

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"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
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Sep 19, 2018
120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass
1987
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. 

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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
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Sep 12, 2018
119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening
2021
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.   

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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
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Sep 05, 2018
118-Jewish Folklore: The Eyrie
2095
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.

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The article I referenced: https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1

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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
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Aug 29, 2018
117-Romanian Folklore: What did it Cost?
2319
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

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 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
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Aug 22, 2018
116B-Mexican Legends: Outlaw Country
2171
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. 

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 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
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Aug 15, 2018
116A-Mexican Legends: Alta California
2480
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. 

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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

Aug 08, 2018
115-Chinese Folklore: Another Brick in the Wall
2522
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.

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The book by Wilt Idema: https://bardic.link/Pieuc 

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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
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Aug 01, 2018
114B-Indian Stories: Heavy
2215
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.

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That roach: https://bardic.link/b9fiF 

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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
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Jul 25, 2018
114A-Indian Stories: Calamity
2107
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. 

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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
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Jul 18, 2018
113-Armenian folklore: Occupational Hazard
2454
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.  

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Jul 11, 2018
112C-Pinocchio: Whale Jail
2691
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). 

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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
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Jun 27, 2018
112B-Pinocchio: Nosey
2169
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. 

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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
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Jun 20, 2018
112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached
2451
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. 

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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
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Jun 13, 2018
111-Thumbelina: Sweet Summer Child
2269
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. 

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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
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Jun 06, 2018
110-Viking Myths: Alone
2518
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. 

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"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
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May 30, 2018
109-Athens: Home
3191
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. 

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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
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May 23, 2018
108-Tom Thumb: Thumbs Up
2041
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. 

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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
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May 16, 2018
107B-Golem: To Dust You Shall Return
1971
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. S

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
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May 09, 2018
Bonus-U.S. Folklore: Gaslighting
526
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

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May 05, 2018
107A-Golem: Guardian
2010
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? 
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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
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May 02, 2018
106C-African Legends: Who Tells Your Story
1915
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?  

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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
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Apr 25, 2018
106B-African Legends: Bad Move
1929
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.

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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
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Apr 18, 2018
106A-African Legends: Long Live the King
2063
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!  

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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
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Apr 11, 2018
105B-Reynard: Ferocious Mr. Fox
1956
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. 

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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
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Apr 04, 2018
105A-Reynard: Fox on the Run
2149
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. 

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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
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Mar 28, 2018
104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger
1959
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. -

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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
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Mar 21, 2018
103-Middle Eastern Folklore: Shipshape
1871
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. -

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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
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Mar 14, 2018
102-Charlemagne: Honor Among Thieves
1791
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. 

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"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
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Mar 07, 2018
101-Fairy Tales: Three Dog Night
1927
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. 

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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
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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

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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

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Feb 14, 2018
99-William Tell: One Shot
2039
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

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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

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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

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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

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Jan 17, 2018
95B-Irish Legends: Finn the Human
2406
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

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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

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Jan 03, 2018
Bonus-The Time Machine: Inspector Spacetime
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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

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Dec 29, 2017
94-Norse Legends: A Very Viking Christmas
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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

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Dec 20, 2017
93B-Theseus: Love and War
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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

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Dec 13, 2017
93A-Amazons: Wonder Women
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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.

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Dec 06, 2017
92-Greek Myths: Gigantic
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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

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Nov 29, 2017
91-Greek Myths: Fatherhood
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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

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Nov 22, 2017
90-Viking Legends: Mighty
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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

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Nov 15, 2017
89-Maui: The Mauiest Maui
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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

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Nov 08, 2017
88-Ragnarok: Doom
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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.

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Nov 01, 2017
87-Werewolves: The Lost
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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"!

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Oct 25, 2017
86-Grimm: Clever
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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

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Oct 18, 2017
85B-Slavic Folklore: Hold on to Your Hat
2125
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

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Oct 11, 2017
85A-Slavic Folklore: For the Right Reasons
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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

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Oct 04, 2017
84-Famous Fairy Tales: Rule of Three
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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

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Sep 27, 2017
83-Tale of Tales: Skin Deep
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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

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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

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Sep 13, 2017
82A-Arabian Nights: I'll Most Likely Kill You in the Morning
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(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

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Sep 06, 2017
81-Trolls: Breakups
2014
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.

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Aug 30, 2017
80B-Perseus: I'm Set Free
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**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

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Aug 23, 2017
80A-Medusa: Golden Child
2076
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.

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Aug 16, 2017
79-Odin: The War to Begin all Wars
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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

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Aug 09, 2017
78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer
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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:

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Aug 02, 2017
77-Romanian Folklore: Mrs. Piggy
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jul 05, 2017
73-Japanese Folklore: I will find you
2624
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

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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