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130B-Jungle Book: The Strength of the Pack (ad-free)

By |2018-12-11T20:42:40+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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 [...]

129B-Persian mythology: Champions (ad-free)

By |2018-11-28T00:47:06+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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, [...]

129A-Persian Mythology: The Mammoth that Rides (ad-free)

By |2018-11-20T22:47:19+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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 [...]

128-Irish Folklore: Give Him the Finger (ad-free)

By |2018-11-13T22:04:05+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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 [...]

127-Finnish Mythology: The Boy who Lived (ad-free)

By |2018-11-06T23:21:14+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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. -- Sponsors: Check out http://www.linkedin.com/myths for $50 off your first job posting. Post your job where millions [...]

126-Wendigo: Hunger (ad-free)

By |2018-10-30T21:27:58+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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. -- Sponsors: I've been a fan of Simplisafe for as long as I've [...]

Member Episode 37-Grimm: The Devil’s Playthings

By |2018-10-26T21:21:15+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

The story of a man who gets very stinky for a very large amount of money...and finds love in the process. The creature is a bolt of cloth that might be your new favorite hat/best friend...or your murderer, depending on its opinion of you. Music: "Parade Shoes" by Blue Dot Sessions

125-Norse Mythology: Bound (ad-free)

By |2018-10-23T22:25:30+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Member Post|

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 [...]